Gordon Kruberg, President, CEO and Founder of Gumstix Inc. In 2004, they launched the world's first HDMI Stick Computer and they also invented the first SOM running Linux and computers were officially introduced with Gumstix first motherboard alongside the Waysmall computer, about the size of a stick of gum. Apple bought many of these to do their initial testing of iOS on ARM to try to have a smooth UI to work on ARM early. Gumstix now has an online tool called Geppetto that allows users to design their own PCB boards which can be used in combination with boards from TechNexion and Toradex, in 2013 it started a crowd-funding service to allow a group of users that want to get a custom design manufactured to share the costs to start manufacturing any new PCB idea. A new PCB idea can be made through Gumstix Gepetto for a $2000 setup manufacturing fee then payments for each board. They estimate that any project needing to design and manufacture custom PCB boards in quantities lower than 20 thousand pieces, that they are providing the most cost effective and fastest time to market.
Michael Welling of QWERTY Embedded Design at Linaro Connect 2017, showing off some of his custom PCB Designs including the 96boards mezzanine boards such as the RoboMezzi, RISC-V based LoFive development board (crowdfunding here), PocketBeagle, PocketBone KiCAD, BeagleWire and how he designs them in KiCAD and more.
You can read more about his projects below:
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/26909-lofive
Hackster.io page: https://www.hackster.io/mwelling/lofive-ab6d8a
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/19495-pocketbone-kicad
Hackster.io page: https://www.hackster.io/mwelling/pocketbone-kicad-4fba09
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/20989-beaglewire
Hackster.io page: https://www.hackster.io/46021/beaglewire-566292
TechNexion is a design and manufacturing company showing in this video its engineering team, that designs IoT smart devices, development boards for the needs of projects like the ARM powered Android Things ecosystem by Google or Amazon Alexa Voice-Recognition development platform and its advanced manufacturing capabilities. In the video, we get a direct glimpse of how ARM modules and systems are designed and how much automation is being utilized in a smart SMT factory. The video tour takes you through all production stages from the module design to SMT manufacturing to post production functional testing. The factory churns out up to 250K PCBA per month. Filmed on location at the TechNexion factory in Taipei, Taiwan in June 2017.
Here is the design house tour of Chiptrip located in Nanshan, Shenzhen, China. Chiptrip is Rokchip cooperated design house for TV Box, tablets, POS and more. With 60 engineers at hardware, software, mechanical, testing etc
Chiptrip also shows the PCBA layout of the Rockchip RK3399 TV Box will be mass production around Q4 2016.
You can contact Chiptrip here:
Alley, Overseas Sales
YUKO Tech is a VR all-in-1 headset, tablets, smart phone design house based on Rockchip, Intel, MediaTek SoCs, with 40 engineers and 100K production capacity each month.
YUKO shows the prototype of VR all-in-one headsets on RK3399 will be mass production in Q4 2016.
You can contact YUKO here:
Sunny Wang, Sales Director
Worldchip is a Allwinner-cooperate design house for VR all-in-1 headsets, tablets,Smart TV Boxes, Smart projectors. Here is the office tour of Wordchip located in Bao’an, Shenzhen, China.
Worldchip VR all-in-1 headsets is powered by Allwinner H8, Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU, runs Android, 2GB RAM, 16GB Nand Flash, supports up to 4K@30fps video playback.
Wordchip also design lots of kids education tablets with MATT LCD screen and view angle and distance lock to protect kid’s eyes, it comes with patent cute design and kids education,game content in Chinese, English and Spanish.
Distributors can contact Wordchip here:
firstname.lastname@example.org (please let them know you watched this video)
Highcharacter S102 is an 2-in-1 Laptop powered by Allwinner A83T octa-core ARM Cortex-A7, 2GB RAM, 16GB Emmc Flash on Board, runs Double OS, 1-second switch from a window-look GUI to Android6.0 GUI, support multi-task, usable with a mouse and keyboard, compactable with word/excel/email and productive apps. S102 comes with 10.1 inch touch screen at 1280*800 resolution, 2*USB2.0 port, 1*micro-USB port, micro-SD card reader, HDMI, DC-in and detachable keyboard.
Distributors can contact Highcharacter here:
Jack Hu, Manager
Here is the design house tour of Techvision located in Nanshan, Shenzhen, China. Techvision is a Rockchip cooperate design house for Laptops, 2-in-1,tablets, VR all-in-1 headset and more.
Techvision shows the 11.6’’ 2-in-1 prototype powered by on Rockchip 3399, dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 with quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 big.LITTLE at 28nm with ARM Mali-T864 GPU, it comes with USB Type-C, 2*USB3.0 port, HDMI, micro-SD card reader, it may come with SIM card module, support 4G LTE, mass production maybe in Q1 2017.
You can contact Techvision here:
Paul Hong, Deputy General Manager
Yihengke shows the VR all-in-1 headsets powered by Allwinner H8vr Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU, runs Android, 2GB RAM, 16GB Nand Flash, supports up to 4K@30fps video playback. It comes with 1080P display, 3200mAh battery, bulk price at $90. Yihengke also shows the cheaper all-in-one VR headset on Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash, comes with 720P display, bulk price at $42 for bulk order.
Distributors can contact the Yihengke PCB design house here:
Ping Li, Sales Manager