Category: ARM TechCon

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Carbon Design Systems architectural analysis and pre-silicon firmware development

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 27, 2013

Carbon Design Systems is a seller of virtual prototypes for ARM Processor makers in partnership with ARM to enable architectural analysis and pre-silicon firmware development. Carbon Design Systems has been around for 12 - 13 years. Carbon Design Systems employs around 40 people. Virtual prototyping is the process of creating a computer designed prototype before a physical prototype is created. Carbon Design Systems helps ARM processor manufacturers by doing virtual prototyping for them. Carbon Design Systems provides its design systems for major companies such as Samsung.

Intrinsic Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Dragonboard

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 26, 2013

This new Intrinsic Dragonboard uses as Snapdragon 800 processor and has an optional display. The Dragonboard is capable of playing 4k video. The Dragonboard can even run Ubuntu. The dragonboard is already available for a price of 499 USD. INTRINSYC makes both system on module designs for 200 USD as well as development boards.

AMD at ARM Techcon 2013

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 26, 2013

AMD in 2014 will be delivering a 64bit ARM processor for servers. The ARM Architecture and Ecosystem enables servers to achieve greater performance per watt and greater performance per dollar. The code name for the product is Seattle. AMD Seattle is expected to reach mass market cloud servers in the second half of 2014.

Atmel Sensor Hub Solutions

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 25, 2013

Atmel shows their latest Sensor Hub microcontroller solutions. Here showing a demo showing accurate controlling and measuring with 3d tracking. Showing also a true virtual reality augmented reality 3D accelerated software demo.

Synopsys Virtual Prototyping

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 25, 2013

Synopsys is the leading company by sales in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry. Synopsys' first and best-known product is Design Compiler, a logic-synthesis tool. Synopsys assists ARM processor manufacturers in the design of SoC's. Synopsis has 8 billion dollars in revenue employing around 8,000 people world wide. Synopsys also has solutions for emulating your SoC.

Toradex Apalis T30 Module Computer

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 24, 2013

Toradex shows their Apalis T30 module is a module computer with a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with 2gb of ram. The price of the Apalis T30 is 169 USD individually. The Appalis T30 can be connected to a desktop motherboard with a desktop Nvidia graphics card and can be used with a desktop linux environment with CUDA support. Nvidia Tegra 4 is not available for embedded use so Tegra 5 will be the next platform available.

OmniTek Xilinx HD to 4k Up-scaling Technology

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 20, 2013

Omnitek is a UK based manufacturer of video testing and measurement systems as well as IP core development with Xilinx. The Xilinx development boards can take full HD video and upscale to 4k. OmniTek has been producing professional video equipment for a long time. Xilinx up-scaling technology will eventually make into consumer hardware. Xilinx technology can also be useful for medical or industrial applications as well general broadcasting. ARM powered devices are largely replacing pcs for embedded applications.

DSP Concepts, Embedded Audio Processing

Posted by Charbax – December 20, 2013

DSP Concepts demonstrates real-time audio processing for the ARM Cortex-M4, providing tools for audio processing.

Latest Freescale powered devices, wearable, internet of things, home hub and more

Posted by Charbax – December 20, 2013

Freescale shows their wearable reference design, tiny to develop i.MX6 based BT4.0 accellerometer, adding ECG, heart-rate monitor, enabling a new range of Freescale powered wearable computers, smartwatches, headmounted computers, fitness devices, more to be announced and integrated. Freescale powers a range of healthcare products, weightscales, heart rate monitors and more. Freescale shows their Freescale One Box Platform, providing a reference Smart Home hub gateway, using Java, all the different wireless technologies integrated.

Mentor Graphics ARM Embedded Software demos

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2013

Here are some of the latest Mentor Graphics embedded software development demos, showing their embedded hypervisor demo running on a Freescale i.MX6, running one OS for the touch-screen in a car, and another to run the car systems for example. They will soon have support for ARM Cortex-A15 and ARMv8 also. Mentor Graphics also talks about their Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition software that allows to develop solutions before the silicon being ready, developing software on hardware that does not yet exist.