Category: OS

ARM Fast Models for ARMv8 ARM Cortex-A57

Posted by – November 2, 2012

ARM provides simulation models a year or more before the first silicon can be made for upcoming ARM Processors, here demonstrating how developers can work today to prepare software for upcoming ARM Processors such as the ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 processors that are to be manufactured next year.

ARM Techcon Keynote: Samsung Industry Address: Enabling the Super Devices of Tomorrow

Posted by – November 2, 2012

John Kalkman, Vice President, System LSI, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.

Abstract: Mobile computing devices are evolving faster than today’s process technology can support. The solution is in the total system design. By employing a wide range of innovative system centric technologies, we can enable tomorrows workloads today.

Speaker Bio: John Kalkman is Vice President of Marketing for Samsung Semiconductor Inc’s business in the Americas. As a senior member of the development team, John is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Samsung Semiconductor overall System LSI business which includes all logic business including application processor, image sensor and several other contributing silicon. With key target markets such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks, this division is gaining attention throughout the industry for its award-winning Exynos application processors as well as market-leading CMOS image sensor products.

Angry Birds Bluetooth catapult with ARM Cortex-M3 and sensors

Posted by – November 2, 2012

ARM has created this real life catapult to remotely control a game of Angry Birds using Bluetooth and an ARM Cortex-M3 board with sensors.

Marvell Armada XP Server Platform in the Mitac GFX

Posted by – November 2, 2012

Marvell is in production with their Armada XP ARM server processor platform, here demonstrated in the Mitac GFX server. You can also watch my Mitac server videos filmed last Computex:
MiTAC GFX ARM Server Launch: Gary Rumney and Ian Ferguson talk about ARM Powered Servers
MiTAC GFX ARM Server

HardKernel Odroid-X2, Exynos4412 1.7Ghz 2GB RAM development board

Posted by – November 1, 2012

HardKernel presents their latest update to the ODROID-X Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 development board. This new ODROID-X2 ships with the 1.7Ghz (1.8Ghz over-clockable) Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, with 2GB RAM, and a higher clocked 533Mhz Mali-400 quad-core GPU. The price is $149, the 16GB eMMC memory (4x to 5x faster than booting/running from SD Card) is $39 extra, the $9 power adapter is recommended also, then also add about $30 for shipping. Here is Ubuntu running, with support for doing things like compiling the Linux kernel on this ARM powered device supposedly with a performance superior to the first generation Intel Core i3 processor. Mali-400 hardware acceleration for Ubuntu should be coming soon, it’s already there for Android of course. The ODROID-X2 should start shipping from http://hardkernel.com by the end of November.

Pictures of their catalog, click for full size:

Calxeda ARM Cortex-A57 64bit Server Processor announced

Posted by – October 31, 2012

Calxeda’s VP of Marketing Karl Freund talks about the status of Calxeda’s ARM Powered server solutions and how they are launching their upcoming ARM Cortex-A15 32bit and then ARM Cortex-A57 32/64bit processors, what type of markets they expect to reach in the months and years to come.

THL W1 4.3″ qHD MT6577, THL W3 4.5″ 720p MT6577

Posted by – October 29, 2012

THL shows a couple interesting MediaTek MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based smartphones with decent 4.3″ qHD and 4.5″ 720p screens.

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Overview of the latest/best 7″ Tablets out of Shenzhen China

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Here’s my overview video showing some of the latest best value 7″ Android tablets that I have found in Shenzhen on this trip. At least the samples that I was able to buy. $40 A13 800×480, $65 RK3066 1024×600, $80 NS115 1024×600 IPS, and there’s also the sub-$50 VIA 8850 (which can run a Windows RT clone UI on top of Android), and I compare these with the $199 Kindle Fire HD.

Overview of the latest/best HDMI Sticks and Set-top-boxe out of Shenzhen China

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Here’s my overview video of the latest ARM Powered HDMI Sticks that I have found in Shenzhen China, including the $30 Allwinner A10 single-core ARM Cortex-A8, $40 Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, $89 Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and the $150 HiMedia Q5 HiSilicon Hi3716C single-core ARM Cortex-A9 Set-top-box running the interesting HiControl Android application for remote controlling, mouse and mirroring support from any Android tablet and phone to your HiMedia set-top-box.

Walking through the Smartphone market in Huaqiangbei Shenzhen China

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Traveling shot through a part of the huge smartphones and tablet markets at the Huaqiangbei consumer electronics market street in Shenzhen China. These are parts of my favorite areas that I have yet found on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei electronics market street.