Category: Networking

MediaTek MT7623 for IoT Gateways, MT7687 Low Power Wi-Fi for IoT devices

Posted by – June 7, 2015

MediaTek shows their new MT7623 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for IoT gateways, WiFi hotspots, and media routers using Linux, OpenWrt that supports 4x4 11ac, can deliver up to 2Gbps broadband service as well as the high throughput that is required by smart phones at home. MediaTek MT7683 features a world’s-first AP router with a Mali 450 GPU and HDMI/MIPI for displaying the status of connected IoT devices via a TV or display. MediaTek's Gateway IoT solution addresses the issue of bottlenecks in home gateways that people experience with existing routers on the market, as homes stream several HD or 4K video streams and stream to Smartphones, Tablets and IoT devices in the home. When YouTube or Netflix might be buffering in your home, it might be more often an issue with your home router than with net neutrality like backbone to last mile bandwidth issues, the ARM Processors in Home Gateways and Routers need to be upgraded to faster performance with more bandwidth within your home. Then MediaTek also launches the MT7687 for Wi-Fi N at a very low power consumption for IoT devices with a low power ARM Cortex-M4 on the SoC.

Marvell Avastar 88W8997 Wi-Fi 11ac wave2 in 28nm for best Wi-Fi performance and Bluetooth 5.0

Posted by – June 5, 2015

Marvell launches their new 88W8997 chipset for the highest performance Wi-Fi chipset for Chromebooks, Laptops, Tablets, Chromecasts, TVs and more. The 88W997 is built on 28nm enables 40% lower power consumption for the Wi-Fi at a higher performance. Marvell are first to get qualified for Chromebooks, in front of Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm. The 2x2 Wi-Fi system doubles the range. Marvell integrates also the Bluetooth 5.0 spec implementing double the bandwidth for Bluetooth, LTE anti-interference. Marvell provides CSP Chip on Board, QFN package Chip on Board and the M2 2230 module PCI-E Form factor.

IoT powered by Touch and Printed Electronics presented by Ericsson for Machine to Nature

Posted by – May 7, 2015

Jan Hederen of Ericsson presents the clickable world, how everything – including nature, can be part of our connected world and how a simple touch allows you to communicate with anything. Today, we are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution where everything that benefits from a connection will have one. This Networked Society is in real time will place many new requirements on us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Those who have the ability to rethink, reinvent and innovate will be winners in this new value-creating ecosystem. In the presentation "The power of touch - Exploring the real world web" Jan Hederen at Ericsson presented at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe discussing and demonstrating their initial findings in creating a clickable world, exploring the opportunities with partners to use printed electronics to realize this new connected world. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

AT&T and the Internet of Things

Posted by – April 8, 2015

AT&T commenting on the Internet of Things at the IDTechEx Internet of Things Applications Conference.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Geniatech Net TV Universal Digital TV Streamer, Multimedia Home Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater

Posted by – March 27, 2015

Geniatech is releasing Net.TV, their smallest stand alone Digital Network TV Tuner Design serving worldwide all digital TV (DVB-T2, DVB-S2, ATSC, ISBT) on FTA basis. The Net.TV streams live TV right into home networks and supports any connected smart devices (Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC, Mac), based on iOS, Mac, Android and Windows. In addition Geniatech Net.TV serves up to two devices simultaneously, as they can watch and enjoy different TV channels at the same time (same frequency required). Net.TV also has a built-in router and access point Access point (AP). Supports Internet modem to the WAN/LAN Port of the Net.TV, then smart devices can gain internet access and watch TV channels at the same time. If a single Wi-Fi Router is not enough to cover all the places in the home or office, Net TV can become the wireless Wi-Fi Repeater to extend home Wi-Fi coverage. Geniatech Net TV built-in firmware encloses several user friendly built-in wizards to configure router and access point network capabilities. Net.TV is Geniatech's attempt at an All-in-One Solution, which serve home entertainment as a Universal Digital Network TV Streamer, Multimedia Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater.

In this video, Geniatech also shows Kodi Version 14.1 (XBMC Reloaded, HEVC, H.265, Digital Tuner, Network Tuner). Geniatech`s is releasing their new Version of KODI 14.1 (XMBC) for all Amlogic SoC Platforms, as for all Geniatech Android TV BOX/HDMI Dongles based on Dual Core (MX8726) as well for all quad core platform (S802, S805, S812). Both platforms take advantage of 100% hardware acceleration enabled for Encoding and Decoding Multimedia Content (Movies, Music, Pictures) up to 4K. To bring it also to the highest level Geniatech's Kodi 14.1 supports native HEVC H.265 hardware decoding at up to 4K for all HEVC H.265 enabled platforms (S802:720p, S805:1080p, S812:4K). As Geniatech is the leading ODM/OEM for any kind of USB digital Tuner for all OS Platforms (iOS/Mac OS/Android OS/Windows OS) to support all smart devices such as Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC and Mac, Geniatech built into his Kodi 14.1 Release the direct hardware USB digital TV Tuner support for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S2, DVB-C, ISBT and ATSC, as well for all Geniatech Hybrid (with tuner) Android TV BOX Solutions as well for all Geniatech USB digital TV Dongle Solution. On top of this, Geniatech`s Kodi 14.1 can share this digital TV Tuner into/to your home Network, to access the Digital Tuner from anywhere at home via your home WLAN / Lan Network. To do so therefore Geniatech is providing the necessary APP/APK for all iOS and Android Platforms to tune the channels, enjoy live TV with EPG, and at the same time you watch live TV on/with XBMC as well with the tablet / Smartphone (using same frequency).

Lowest Power WiFi in the World: Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+ with up to 10 years of battery life

Posted by – March 26, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module brings the world's lowest power Wi-Fi module with their ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and the Atmel WINC1500 low-power Wi-Fi 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n SoC (System on Chip) optimized for the IoT market. It provides integrated software solution with application and security protocols such as TLS, integrated network services (TCP/IP stack) which are available through Atmel’s Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). The Atmel SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module can run Wi-Fi for IoT applications for upwards more than 10 years on AAA batteries when pulling IoT data at a 30 minute interval speed.

Grant Likely, Linaro Fellow, talks ARM Linux Development

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Grant Likely is a Linaro Fellow, Linux kernel Device Tree maintainer and Chair of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. In this video he talks about the things Linaro has been doing to advance Linux on ARM and where he sees Linaro working towards in the future. They helped make big.LITTLE possible, they advance power/performance scheduling features around current and future ARM SoC designs to optimize the performance and power consumption for ARM Powered devices, from mobile to high-performance servers and networking.

Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 ARM Cortex-M7 (World’s fastest ARM Cortex-M)

Posted by – March 17, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 microcontrollers are based on the high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M7 RISC processors with double precision floating point unit. They operate at a maximum speed of 300MHz and feature up to 2048KB of Flash, dual 16KB of cache memory and up to 384KB of SRAM. They can achieve 1500 CoreMarks or up to 645 DMIPS. On the memory side, they have a flexible SRAM which can be configured as Tightly Coupled Memory (TCM) up to 256KB. Allowing execution of deterministic code or fast processing data. Code executed from TCM is executed at full speed so at 300MHz. The SRAM is multi-port which is reducing the latency over the bus matrix. When they have a lot of burst the latency can be reduced by 16 thanks to the 4 ports. To accelerate the execution of the code from on-chip Flash or nonvolatile memory connected to QuadSPI or over the External Bus Interface, they have integrated a huge L1 cache of 16kByte for the instruction and 16kByte for the data. Both with ECC. The 384KByte of SRAM can be extended through the SDRAM interface. Looking at the features now, they have plenty of serial communications such as SPI, SDIO or USART. Atmel has one High-speed USB Host and Device, with integrated PHY which obviously save some cost and PCB space. There is one CMOS Camera interface for image acquisition. All the series offer two Advanced Analog Frontend (AFE) with Dual Sample and hold capability and Up to 16-bit resolution with hardware oversampling. They also have programmable Gain for small signal input. All series offer real-time event management through direct connection between PWM, Timer and ADC for motor control application. Both series are based on the same feature set, the only difference is coming from the Ethernet, CAN support (SAME70 integrates Ethernet and CAN). Atmel offers all series in BGA and QFP from 64 to 144 pins. Small 64-pin pincount option offers an entry level form factor high performance MCU. All series support the extended Industrial temperature range from -40 to 105°C.

48-core 64bit Cavium ThunderX ARM Server demonstrating Virtualization

Posted by – February 24, 2015

Cavium is showing the most powerful ARM Processor in the world, with a 48-core ARMv8 64bit processor, demonstrating the high-performance visualization running the Xen Hypervisor running on an internal evaluation board and the KVM Hypervisor running on a rack-mounted 1U platform.

Anil Vasudeva, President of IMEX Research talks Software Defined Data Centers

Posted by – November 16, 2014

Anil Vasudeva, President and Chief Analyst at IMEX Research talks about Software Defined Data Centers, Software Defined Storage and Software Defined Networks, that have been coming strong in the last two years, bringing the operating costs down which is the main feature data centers are looking for.