Category: CES

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Microchip at CES 2020 shows maXTouch capacitive touch curved glove wet air gestures, Knob-on-Display

Posted by Charbax – January 17, 2020

Microchip at CES 2020 shows some demos for automotive, health, intelligent home, human interface, power and connectivity and security including their Automotive Knob-on-Display and Ultrawide Touchscreen Center Console which features their innovative maXTouch technology-based Knob-on-Display (KoD) functionality, which allows OEMs to add features and functions to a vehicle’s ultrawide touchscreen while reducing driver distraction, Microchip's Rotary Touch Encoder with maXTouch Technology-Powered Touchscreen Display-on-Knob (DoK) user interface for touchscreens brings classic mechanical knobs into the era of smart interactive devices, Microchip Curved Surfaces with maXTouch 2D touchscreen controllers that are molded into 3D shapes, their microcontrollers (MCUs) can be used for force sensing and haptic, audio or LED feedback shows how electronics can be molded into curved plastics for adding touch buttons, sliders, wheels and trackpads to automotive, consumer, industrial, factory and other applications, Zebra Barcode Scanner and Handheld Portable Computing Terminal with maXTouch Technology used to implement single-finger thick-glove support in the touch interfaces used in Zebra Technologies’ MC93 rugged gun-style inventory management barcode scanner and TC57 rugged handheld portable computing terminal. Featuring their new MXT2952TD chipset. The Cambridge Yoyo-M high-fidelity stereo Speakers with 3D Air Gesture Control feature Microchip's 3D air gesture controls to wake up the touch control buttons on approach and control music playback with a simple wave of your hand.

TI DLP 0.23” World’s Smallest 1080p Projector, $899 4K, $1499 Short-throw 4K, Touch, $999 3D Printer

Posted by Charbax – January 17, 2020

The DLP230NP digital micromirror device (DMD) is a digitally controlled micro-opto-electromechanical system (MOEMS) spatial light modulator (SLM). When coupled to an appropriate optical system, the DMD displays a crisp and high quality 1080p image or video. The chipset comprises this DMD and the DLPC3436 controller. The DLPA2000, DLPA2005, and DLPA3000 PMIC/LED drivers also support this chipset. The compact physical size of the device applies to portable equipment where high image quality, small form factor, and low power are important.

Feature:

Ultra Compact 0.23-Inch (5.95-mm) Diagonal Micromirror Array
Displays 1920 × 1080 Pixels On the Screen
5.4 µm Micromirror Pitch
17° Micromirror Tilt (Relative to Flat Surface)
Side Illumination for Optimal Efficiency and Optical Engine Size
Polarization Independent Aluminum Micromirror Surface
8-Bit SubLVDS Input Data Bus
Dedicated DLPC3436 Controller for Display Applications
Dedicated DLPA2000, DLPA2005, or DLPA3000 PMIC/LED Driver for Reliable Operation

Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel with Xeon, Quadro RTX, 4K HDR, 32GB RAM

Posted by Charbax – January 16, 2020

Acer expanded its line of ConceptD creator PCs with new Windows 10 convertible notebooks and a powerful workstation. A CES 2020 Innovation Award honoree, the ConceptD 7 Ezel series features Acer’s Ezel hinge that allows for five usage modes, making it easier than ever for designers to collaborate, share and bring ideas to life. The elegant and robust ConceptD 700 workstation was built to handle heavy content creator workflows with ease.

The ConceptD 7 Ezel series convertible RTX Studio notebooks allow creators to design and share their ideas with a color accurate UHD touch screen display that swivels and rotates into any of five different usage modes for the utmost in flexibility and convenience

The ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro is ideal for those needing maximum power; it features an Intel® Xeon™ processor[1], NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ GPU, ECC memory support and Windows 10 Pro

The ConceptD 7 Ezel is ideal for heavy workflows; it features up to a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processor coming soon, NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2 TB NVMe PCIe SSDs

The ConceptD 700 workstation is ideal for filmmakers, animators and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) designers; it features an Intel® Xeon™ E processor and up to NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 4000 graphics.

Creators’ work comes to life in brilliant detail and clarity on the notebooks’ 4K IPS[2] displays (3840 x 2160 resolution) which deliver more than 8 million pixels. With a 400-nit high-brightness rating, images are vibrant and eye-catching. The displays also include integrated color correction technologies and have been tested and calibrated to deliver superior fidelity in reproducing the PANTONE® Matching System (PMS) Colors. This ensures true-to-life color reproduction with a 100% Adobe® RGB color gamut and a color accuracy of Delta E

Acer’s ConceptD Palette User Interface makes it easy to manage color profiles and system settings.

The notebook has been designed to stay cool and quiet, and produces less than 40dB of noise — equivalent to the sound level in a library — while maintaining high computing and graphics performance.

The elegantly designed all white ConceptD 7 Ezel includes a Micro-Arc Oxidation finish for strength and resistance to corrosion and oxidation. It also includes stain-resistant and high-abrasion resistant coatings.

Rohinni microLED with BOE, Magna and Luumii, World’s Fastest microLED pick and place

Posted by Charbax – January 16, 2020

BOE and Rohinni, a fast-growing mini and micro LED technology startup, show the first demos from their joint venture (JV) that will bring the power and brilliance of micro LEDs to mass-market. Through the JV, they will enable consumer electronics makers to meet both current and future demand for higher-quality displays. The JV will adopt Rohinni's proprietary high-speed MicroLED placement technology that is capable of placing 50 die-per-second (dps) with 10 micron accuracy at 99.999% die yields. BOE and Rohinni will initially focus on large panel applications (32-inch and up) for consumer electronic products in addition to all display sizes for industrial, automotive and other markets.

Rohinni also has a joint-venture with Magna Electronics called Magna Rohinni Automotive Electronics to develop flexible mini-LED and micro-LED based lighting devices for the automotive market.
Luumii is a joint-venture between Micro-LED developer Rohinni and Koja is mass producing its micro-LED and mini-LED based notebook computer keyboard backlights and logo lighting solutions, more compact, more power efficient, enhances product features and user experience as it offers colored lighting and animations with a current capacity is of 100,000 units per month.

Hisense ULED XD at CES 2020, Dual Layer, 8K, Tri-Laser short throw DLP and more

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2020

Hisense CES Booth Tour. Featuring ULED XD Dual Layer 4K and 8K, coming to the market this year Hisense claims at cheaper and brighter with at least as good contrast as OLED. Hisense also shows their Tri-Laser short throw DLP projection based Laser TV at large sizes but some of the models are still quite expensive. Prices should be reaching sub-$1500 for short throw Laser 4K projectors this year though.

Roland CES 2020 Booth Tour, Zenbeats App, Facet Grand Piano, A-88MKII, Roland Cloud and more

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2020

Full tour at the Roland booth at CES 2020, featuring all their new instruments, Roland Jupiter xm, Roland Jupiter x, Roland A-88MKII Midi Controller, GO:LIVECAST Streaming setup, Roland Cloud, Roland Zenbeats Music Sequencer Music Creation App for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac, including also some performances on Roland's latest electronic drum kit and Facet Grand Piano.

Panasonic X1500, X2000, CX10, 4K60 Camcorder

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2020

Matt Frazer of Panasonic shows three new compact camcorders with 1/2.5″ sensor, HC-X1500, HC-X2000 and AG-CX10, with 4K 60p recording capability (4:2:2 10-bit up to 4K 30p, 4:2:0 10-bit up to 4K 60p), 24x optical zoom (25mm-600mm full-frame equivalent) lens, 5-axis O.I.S, two manual rings, ND filters, built-in LED video light, 24-bit linear PCM audio recording, a built-in Wi-Fi module for streaming, and more.

TCL 8K, Vidrian Mini-LED, QLED, IoT, TWS Earphones, Phones and more at CES 2020

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2020

Booth Tour of TCL at CES 2020, presents their range of Mini-LED based Quantum Dot QLED TVs, starting at affordable range at 50/60hz, mid range at 100/120hz and their higher range with their Vidrian Mini-LED Technology with Quantum Dots on the whole range. As well as showing the TCL QLED TV 8K X915 commercial 8K TV available in the China market, this 8K TV is sold now at below $2899 in the China market. TCL's 8K TVs are reaching the Global market at affordable prices for 8K later this year. TCL's Vidrian Mini-LED technology introduces semi-conductor circuitry and thousands of micro-meter class mini-LEDs to push LCD LED TV picture performance to sharper contrast, higher luminance.

According to Sigmaintell, TCL's TV shipments continued to climb in the first three quarters of 2019, globally ranking No.2, and it gained the largest growth among the world's top three TV brands, the sales volume of TCL brand TVs in overseas markets rapidly increased by 33%, at a faster pace than that the Company had set for the whole year of 2019. Among them, sales volume growth in North America, Europe and the emerging markets remained strong, increasing by 31.7%, 24.1%, and 36.5% year-on-year, respectively.

Microchip Technology Booth Tour at CES 2019

Posted by Charbax – June 12, 2019

Microchip showcases their demos for the automotive, consumer, medical, industrial markets and more. Microchip demonstrations include: Connectivity
Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
Networked sensors are the future of improving the efficiency of HVAC systems in smart buildings. Learn how three different networking schemes, LoRaWAN, MiWi™ and Wi-Fi® can all be used to send sensor readings to the AWS cloud.

Low-Power Wi-Fi Sensors
Discover how Wi-Fi devices can be used in hard-to-get-to places in the home without running new power through the walls with the ultra-low power ATWINC1510, an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n network controller to add-on to existing microcontroller (MCU) solutions bringing Wi-Fi and network capabilities through SPI-to-Wi-Fi interface.

Secure picoPower LoRa Node
Learn how to implement Arm TrustZone technology and other crucial security features found in low-power LoRa end nodes powered by the SAM L11MCU in such as this light sensor. The SAM L11 features picoPower Technology, with less than 25 uA/MHz active current and less than 100 nA sleep current, as well as enhanced Peripheral Touch Control, making it perfect for wearable, wireless and security-focused applications.

Versatile picoPower Technology
Learn how one family of 32-bit microcontrollers can serve your needs in low-power, water-tolerant touch and high-trust applications. The SAM L1x family’s picoPower technology, enhanced Peripheral Touch Controller and robust security technologies are well suited for smart city, industrial automation, smart agriculture, medical and accessory authentication applications.

Connected Home Demos
Time is money – especially in development processes where time to market is a key factor in the decision process. Microchip's turnkey touch solutions are readymade for your touch design. Buttons, sliders, wheels, proximity – all available with selectable interfaces (I2C, SPI, GPIO) from a single input, up to 64 buttons. Even appliance safety class B pre-certified solutions are available for designs where functional safety is a focus.

Voice-to-Text with Bluetooth Low Energy
Mobile phones are everywhere and sometimes you need to be able to see what is being said. Watch how the ATBTLC1000-ZR Bluetooth low energy System in Package (SiP) module, hosted by the SAM D21 MCU, can enable you to view the words you hear on an easy-to-use E-Ink display from Ineltek.

Easy Branding and Ease of Use
Drive profitable brand preference and ease of use for your end customers with the PIC32MZ DA graphics microcontrollers and MPLAB Harmony Graphics Composer tools and libraries. Custom graphics, animation and deep-color pallets will have your embedded design reflecting your company’s professional brand image, driving preference and profit.

Security
Wi-Fi to Bluetooth Low-Energy Gateway
Learn how to securely connect Bluetooth devices like a door lock, ceiling fan or LED bulb to the cloud with the combination of the ATWINC3400 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module and the ATECC608A secure element. The ATWINC3400 is an IoT network controller offering Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy network capabilities within a single module. The ATECC608A secure element integrates Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman (ECDH) security protocol an ultra-secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, along with Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) sign-verify authentication, ideal for IoT applications.

Secure Authentication to Google Cloud IoT Core with a Secure Element
Learn how to protect the private key used for authentication in a flexible, secure element while easily implementing JSON Web Token-based authentication. This cost-effective solution uses the ATECC608A secure element to provide robust security, even to systems with small microcontrollers (MCUs) such as an Arm Cortex-M0+ based device.

Secure Authentication to AWS IoT Core with a Secure Element
Protect the private key used for the authentication of your AWS IoT connected device by using our flexible secure element (ATECC608A). Enabling robust, mutual authentication with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), this cost-effective solution can be used across a wide range of MPUs and MCUs, including small Arm Cortex-M0+ based MCUs.

Qualcomm 8cx, 7nm ARM Laptop Windows 10 platform

Posted by Charbax – June 12, 2019

Qualcomm shows their 8cx ARM Powered Laptop platform. The 8cx is the first ARM Processor designed specifically for the Laptop market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform is the most extreme Snapdragon ever, combines the best of the smartphone with the power and performance of a premium laptop in ultra-thin, fanless form factors to deliver a superior Always On, Always Connected PC computing experience. The first 7nm PC platform, the Snapdragon 8cx supports transformative 5G experiences, multi-gigabit LTE, and multi-day battery life and marks the biggest generational performance increase ever in a Snapdragon platform.