Category: ARM TechCon

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ARM CEO Simon Segars Keynote at ARM Techcon 2013

Posted by Charbax – October 31, 2013

ARM's new CEO, Simon Segars speaks about his vision for transformative technology in the Internet-of-Things (IoT), data center and mobile.

Gary Atkinson, ARM Director Emerging Technologies

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2013

Gary Atkinson talks about future technologies for ARM, around the embedded space, radio technology and all other new R&D, new ideas, Weightless White Space radio standard and more.

HP ARM Server Keynote Address from Martin Fink, CTO and Director, HP Labs at ARM Techcon 2013

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2013

The New Style of IT

It’s an exciting time to be in technology. The IT industry is at a major inflection point driven by four generation-defining trends: the cloud, social, Big Data, and mobile. These trends are forever changing how consumers and businesses communicate, collaborate, and access information. And to accommodate these changes, enterprises, governments and fast growing companies desperately need a “New Style of IT.” Shaping the future of IT starts with a radically different approach to how we think about compute – for example, in servers, HP has a game-changing new category that requires 80% less space, uses 89% less energy, costs 77% less – and is 97% less complex. There’s never been a better time to be part of the ecosystem and usher in the next-generation of innovation.

Read more: http://schedule.armtechcon.com/session-id/93

Forbes: Intel to make ARM 64bit Processors in their Fab!

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2013

You can read the news right here.

Intel confirms that they are ready to manufacture ARM Processors in their Fab. I've been suggesting this for years, now it seems to be true!

At the ARM developers’ conference today, Intel partner Altera announced that the world’s largest semiconductor company will fabricate its ARM’s 64-bit chips starting next year.

Of course!

Intel is to provide what the market wants, if people want ARM Processors, why should Intel not fabricate them in their Fabs?

Altera Corporation today announced that its Stratix 10 SoC devices, manufactured on Intel’s 14 nm Tri-Gate process, will incorporate a high-performance, quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex™-A53 processor system, complementing the device’s floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) blocks and high-performance FPGA fabric.

Press release: http://newsroom.altera.com/press-releases/nr-altera-arm-a53.htm

Why wouldn't Intel try to compete with Samsung, TSMC, Global Foundries to make the ARM Processor designs that the market wants!

Altera and Intel are pleased with the early results of the relationship between the companies and this announcement from Altera is consistent with the agreement we announced earlier this year. We have said that we will be open to manufacturing competitive architectures and would evaluate them on a case by case basis,

said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy.

Also, I believe Intel is probably working on their own ARM Processors designs, why not ARM Intel for Laptops, for Tablets, for Smartphones, for Smart TVs, for the Internet of Things. I believe that Intel's new CEO was put into place to lead this new strategy at Intel, to make the processors that the market demands for.

Who knows, maybe Intel is able to make some of the best ARM Processors on the market, who knows, maybe Apple wants to make their next ARMv8 64bit Processor in an Intel Fab! Maybe Nvidia, Qualcomm would be happy to have some of their next ARM designs manufactured in Intel's Fab!

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2013/10/29/exclusive-intel-opens-fabs-to-arm-chips/

Redpine Signals combines WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Zigbee in the main ARM SoC

Posted by Charbax – December 1, 2012

Combining WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Zigbee and more into the SoC, can be integrated inside any process node, any fab, into any processor SoC type. Thus no need to have separate WiFi, Bluetooth processors, everything gets included in the main ARM Processor SoC, but you still need a separate (I guess analog) RF chip on the PCB.

Jon Masters of Red Hat talks about LEG Linaro Enterprise Group, porting Linux on the 64bit ARMv8

Posted by Charbax – November 13, 2012

Red Hat is working on getting Fedora Linux up and running on ARMv8, Jon Masters talks about LEG Linaro Enterprise Group and getting the full Fedora Linux stack to work on 64bit ARMv8 server hardware from now and during next year as 64bit ARMv8 hardware becomes available. AMD, AppliedMicro, Calxeda, Canonical, Cavium, Facebook, HP, Marvell and Red Hat join existing Linaro members ARM, HiSilicon, Samsung and ST-Ericsson to form new group focused on accelerating Linux development for ARM servers.

ARM CEO Warren East Keynote at ARM Techcon 2012 video – official high quality version

Posted by Charbax – November 4, 2012

A couple of days ago, I posted my version of the keynote recorded from my seat in the audience, but now, ARM's official YouTube channel has posted the official high quality version with direct audio and large slides:

my version is here:

In the future, when I record my own videos of keynotes, I should try to get a direct audio feed from the system, I need to buy some good wireless microphone setup and plug that into my camera. I've heard of Sennheiser and Sony making decent wireless microphone systems, let me know if you have any good suggestion for which wireless microphone system I should buy, perhaps one with lapel microphone so that I can also use it more often when I video-blog, to have some better audio quality at conferences than just using my Sennheiser MKE400 shotgun microphone.

I'm in the San Francisco area until November 8th, so let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for tech companies that I should try to video-blog at in the Silicon Valley. Of course it'd be awesome to video-blog with Google engineers in Mountain View about Chrome OS on ARM and Android, but I don't know how to contact someone there who can say it's ok for them to invite me. I'll video-blog at the GigaOm Roadmap conference on November 5th. I still have a few ARM Techcon videos to post, so check back. Some new devices, RK3066 HDMI Stick with BT and audio-out mini-jack and i.MX6 Quad-core HDMI Stick are going to be added to the Members Store also imminently, so also check back if you're interested in that.

AppliedMicro Shows ARM 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip Hardware and Software

Posted by Charbax – November 3, 2012

Vinay Ravuri, Vice President and General Manager, Server Products at AppliedMicro gives an update on the 64bit ARM X-Gene Server Platform. At ARM Techcon 2012, AppliedMicro, ARM and several open-source software providers gave updates on their support of the ARM 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip Platform.

ARM Powered Chromebook by Samsung

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

This is the most awesome device in the world. First Exynos5250 ARM Cortex-A15 Mali-T604 device on the market. I ordered 3 that I'll hopefully receive tomorrow from Amazon, and that I can video-review over several videos in the days to come. I plan to use this ARM Cortex-A15 Powered Chromebook as my main laptop for all my video-blogging work going forward. I only use YouTube video editor anyway, and I expect to have my 2TB USB3 portable 2.5" hard drives work quite fine to backup SD cards from the camera, I expect the USB Ethernet adapter to work fine, I expect the performance to be good enough also on a 720p or 1080p external 42" HDTV as external monitor with external mouse and keyboard, I expect to find FTP support, and hopefully my favorite VPN service providers (especially when I need YouTube while in China) can also be used, perhaps there's VPN support in extensions. I really look forward to see what performance and battery life optimizations can be made in the weeks and months to come. This isn't big.LITTLE yet and the battery is ultra thin and light, but I still expect/wonder if this device can be optimized utilizing full Mali-T604 hardware acceleration to reach 10 hours battery life in the months to come.

Gary Smith EDA’s impressions on ARM Techcon 2012

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

Industry Analyst Gary Smith of http://garysmitheda.com talks about what's happening in the ARM industry, electronic design automation, ARM is defining the new heterogeneous architecture for the future using the ARM Connected Community. You can also watch my videos with Gary Smith from ARM Techcon 2011 and from ARM Techcon 2010.