Cathy from Yifang Digital shows their ZigBee gateway that drives the smart devices such as a temperature sensor, light, water leak sensor, fan etc. The company develops smart home solutions and chose ZigBee because of widespread support amongst other OEMs and low power consumption. They have partnered with Lenovo, who sells their products under the brand “Nexturn”.
DS-TAGS (http://www.dstags.com) shows off their new BAGTAG solution at the NXP booth. BAGTAG enables passengers on airplanes and the travel industry to speed up the luggage check-in process at airports, it includes a secure electronic E Ink bag tag, an Android/iOS app & SDK and a cloud-based platform that allows secure end-to-end data service. With BAGTAG airlines can now offer “off-airport” baggage check-in, which allows travelers to beat the queues at an airport or terminal thanks to a revamped baggage drop-off process of less than 8 seconds. BAGTAG will become available later this year.
DS-TAGS BAGTAG has "10-year battery life" using an ultra-low power ARM Cortex-M0 to drive a 4” E-INK display. The device powers off instantly when the tag is updated while passively providing routing information to the airline infrastructure due to the bi-stable feature of E Ink. The BAGTAG’s superior barcode readability and integrated UHF results in improved read-rates, reduce the chance of misplaced luggage. A traveler can update the BAGTAG themselves with their own smartphone via either NFC or Bluetooth LE. The security of the device is handled by a secure element provided by NXP, much like the payment card industry is using today.
Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings, gives a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Talking about security for the Internet of Things, how ARM is working towards bringing solutions for the market to be mindful of cyber crime, implementing robust security for the IoT to really take off.
You can also watch the official video of this keynote here: http://www.mobileworldlive.com/mwc16-videos/mwc16-keynote-arm/
Svein-Egil Nielsen, CTO of Nordic Semiconductor, enabling wearables, IoT, Bluetooth beacons and more
Nordic Semiconductor provides ultra low power ARM processors, to enable Bluetooth Smart devices, they are in wearables, smartwatches, rings, pens, wireless chargers, bluetooth beacons, smart home IoT. Nordic Semiconductor partners with many module makers who take the Nordic Semiconductor chips to adapt it to every type of suitable market. They showcase their support of Apple HomeKit. Nordic Semiconductor and the community has answered over 10 thousand questions at https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/questions/ to support their customers.
Nordic Semiconductor just launched the nRF52832 SoC, which is a powerful, highly flexible ultra-low power multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth Smart, ANT and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF52832 SoC is built around a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F CPU with 512kB + 64kB RAM. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT and proprietary 2.4 GHz protocol stack. It is on air compatible with the nRF51 Series, nRF24L and nRF24AP Series products from Nordic Semiconductor.
Ubuntu is being used around the world, on servers, to power the cloud, switches, routers, base stations and Snappy Ubuntu works on drones, robots and more for the IoT world. Snappy 3.0 will be on Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu also shows off Ubuntu on Smartphones, Tablets, and their Nexus 4 showing convergence running "the same" Ubuntu on the phone and on the external display as a dekstop. Check back for my Ubuntu booth tour video coming up.
ARM Cortex-A32 is the most power efficient 32bit processor, 25% more efficient than ARM Cortex-A7 (performance per mW) in the same process node. ARM Cortex-A32 takes advantage of the ARMv8-A instruction set, it is designed to be the smallest, lowest-power 32bit processor to bring efficiency and architectural improvements to next generation rich embedded 32bit applications, to drive innovation across diverse embedded markets including wearables, consumer, industrial, and IoT. You can read more about it at: https://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a32-processor.php
MakersHub is a company that fosters development and growth of new products. On display here is a range of co-developed products: their helmet outfitted with haptic feedback (vibrations), responding to a touch input elsewhere, a glass cube that detects touch and makes a noise, and a doorknob that alerts touch.
Bill Cummings of Thin Film Electronics interview with Raghu Das from IDTechEx at the Printed Electronics USA exhibition. Thinfilm is creating printed systems that include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication. Thinfilm's roadmap integrates technology from an ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Everything by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. For more information see http://www.thinfilm.no and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Rockchip demonstrates their RKNanoD ARM Cortex-M3 (previously filmed here) for wireless audio stereo system. It support up to 5.1 audio channels output, includes a left channel, right channel, left surround, right surround, center sound channel and the subwoofer.
Rockchip RKi6000 (previously filmed here) offers an Ultra-low Power Consumption WiFi solution, even lower power than Bluetooth. Rockchip promotes it as their ideal solution for low power wearble devices that remain always connected on-line without always waking up the main SoC. As well as for tablet, phone, laptop and IoT.