Netronix is showing their upcoming new flexible E Ink Smartwatch design, using the E Ink display means the display remains always-on, and it has Bluetooth 4.0 features with Android 4.4 and iOS7, 77grams, 4-6 days battery life, the price can be around $70-$80. Netronix is a Taiwan based design house, they deliver E Ink based ARM Powered devices for customers that buy bulk and brand it.
MediaTek launches the Linkit platform called Aster MT2502, combining the MCU, PMIC, Bluetooth, Memory and Modem all into one chip. Lowering the power consumption, lowering the size, and even lowering the cost, MediaTek also introduces the Tiny System that kicks-in to standby mode on a lowered 26Mhz CPU frequency, down from a peak of 260Mhz that this MT2502 is designed to run at. When the Smartwatch is in use, it runs on RTOS Nucleus OS, running basic Smart functions with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. Thus lower power (runs up to 4 days) compared to the existing MediaTek MT6260 platform which already runs a whole range of sub-$30 Smartwatches on the market. Supports QVGA 320x240 displays only, MediaTek is working with all kinds of different display providers including also E Ink. To accelerate development on their Linkit, MediaTek launches the MediaTek Labs providing a development board with SDK, find more information at http://www.mediatek.com/en/labs/
Here's the MediaTek MT6592 with LTE Support, ripping out the modem part and adding MediaTek's Multimode Worldwide Cat4 LTE modem 150mbit/150mbit, it's thus packaged together. This is MediaTek entering the LTE market, power consumption being optimized, the next generation big.LITTLE MT6595 with integrated LTE is four ARM Cortex-A15 and four ARM Cortex-A7 where the modem part is using ARM Cortex-R4 arriving in Q3. MediaTek's 64bit SoC may also be available as soon as the end of this year.
Using MHL 2.0 and 3.0, these ultra thin ultra-book looking Laptop Dock shells, here AmTRAN shows the upcoming extremely nice looking 11.6" MHL Laptop Dock, with an MHL input along with drivers to run the display, a sleek keyboard, mousepad, and USB Host ports to connect more if you want. Then your MHL enabled Smartphone reconfigures the Android home UI to optimize for a Laptop usage, for productivity. MHL 3.0 Laptop Docks are also going to be released with faster input/output bandwidth from the phone, 4K, touch screen and more functionality. The idea is to bundle the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core phone with this 11.6" Laptop Dock for sub-$300, all inclusive, no contracts needed. MediaTek among other ARM Chip makers are working with MHL to optimize Smartphones and Laptop dock designs for MHL Laptop productivity.
ARM demonstrates what it will be like to have a Smart Home, some of how it'll feel like to have many different things in your home connected through Internet of Things to your Smartphone.
Crave shows their latest range of smartphones and tablets. One of their 3G smartphones has a 6.95" 1280x1000 resolution display and is powered by a MTK quad-core CPU. A 10.1" tablet with MTK octa-core CPU and dual sim 3G built-in is also one of their new products. They are launching a new line of Intel-powered tablets and a kid's line with different case colors and kid's software Crave is based in Shenzhen, China and produce around 200k units per month.
Intelink is a company that offers tracking solutions and phone camera micro lenses. They make GPS trackers for pets, prisoners and other The dog tracker costs $50 and offers around 8 hours of battery life. The location is updated every 5 minutes in the GPS modules on the trackers. A detachable phone camera lens that straps on different of devices costs $3.
Teamforce showing their Car Inspection Cameras, Video Borescope and Wireless Endoscope Cameras. They make many different device models. Some of them have LED lights for better view on dark places. The camera lens are so tiny and some of the devices have interchangeable camera module cables with different lengths. Some models have a SD card slot and can be connected with the computer using a USB cable. Some have a waterproof housing. The battery life is around 4 hours and the price range for these is from $120 to $130 retail price.
Pipo shows a whole range of RK3288 Tablets, they are ready to ship into mass production as soon as Rockchip is mass producing the RK3288 processor, which may be imminently. In this video, Pipo shows 6 designs of Tablets to be released with the RK3288 as well as one Set-top-box.
ARM announces the establishment of a new CPU Design Center in the Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. This is ARM's first CPU Design Center in Asia, and it will focus on the design, verification and delivery of the ARM Cortex-M processor series targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and embedded applications markets.
Here's my Interview with Noel Hurley about ARM Processor Design Strategy.