Category: Embedded World

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Toshiba ARM Cortex-M3 32bit MCU for Motor Control and Multi-touch resistive system

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

Toshiba shows some of their new embedded technologies such as their ARM Cortex-M3 MCU TMPM374FW with BLDC, hardware vector engine for AC-induction motors, for industry, field oriented control and home appliance. Then they also show their multi-touch resistive touch screen solution using their ARM9 TMPA900 processor, for using touch screens with pen stylus or with gloves.

Mentor Graphics UI tools free for i.MX51/53 customers

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

Mentor Graphics provides 3D UI tools on top of Android, customers who use the Freescale i.MX51 or i.MX53 can get access to these tools from Menthor Graphics for free.

Freescale Xtrinsic MAG3110 magnetometer

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

Freescale shows their new 3-axis magnetometer at Embedded World 2011 in Nurenberg. In addition, Freescale shows the the Xtrinsic MMA9550L accelerometer with a 32bit microcontroller inside which has nominated for the embedded award.

Trim Slice Tegra2 ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core Desktop!

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2011

Compulab is showing this Tegra2 desktop for the first time at a trade show, it's a full ARM Powered desktop computer based on the Nvidia Tegra2 processor. Has 2 HDMI outputs, one for full HDMI video, one for a secondary display, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB hosts, stereo audio output, audio in, SPDIF output, 12V power connector, connector for wireless antenna for WiFi and Bluetooth, SD slot, RF232 Serial Port, Micro-USB slave. They also have a slightly bigger version that can slot in a 2.5" Sata hard drive. 1GB RAM, it also has an internal Micro-SD slot to store the OS. So if you want to upgrade or change the OS, just change the MicroSD card and reboot. It also ships with 32GB Flash storage. They are launching this with Ubuntu 10.10 and they will add support for Honeycomb by launch. Availability is June, the price is targeted at below $200 in bulk (can be re-branded as ODM) and to be about $250 at retail. You can find more information and follow the latest official news about it at http://trimslice.com

Hard Kernel presents Samsung Exynos 4210 ARM Cortex-A9 1Ghz Dual-core in 10.1″ capacitive tablet

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2011

Here is Hard Kernel's new Exynos based development kit tablet device. Hard Kernel is a company based in South Korea working very hard with Samsung's kernel to create reference development kits for developers to develop software for Samsung's processors. This is Hard Kernel's newest awesome looking Exynos based 10.1" tablet form factor device. Find more informations at: http://hardkernel.com/

Specs:
Processor: Samsung Exynos 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core
Graphics: Mali-400
RAM: 1GB
Flash Storage: 8GB
Screen: 1366x768 10.1" capacitive
WiFi: WiFi-b/g/n (Broadcom BCM4329)
Bluetooth: 2.1 EDR
GPS: Built-in AGPS with 3G receiver
Video support: HDMI 1080p (codecs limitations bitrates etc to be tested)
USB: USB 2.0 Host
Cellular: HSPA+ (ST Ericsson, up to 21 Mbps download, 5.7 Mbps upload)
Battery: 9000mAh
Sensors: Gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, electronic compass
Availability: Available from end of March
Price: $750

Texas Instruments DaVinci DM816x and DM814x, does 4K2K video playback

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2011

Playsback 3x1080p@60fps, for use in set-top-boxes, could be in Google TV boxes (imagine this powering 4K2K Google TV), it costs around $100. Video security, video conferencing, video signage, thin clients, products online monitoring, portable medical devices with strong imaging.

Beagleboard xM 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A8, 6 Ångström Linux desktops synchronized

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2011

This is how one can create a mega display wall, combining several displays. The mouse is synchronized accross 6 ARM Powered ubuntu desktops through synergy, and a ffmpeg synchronization app makes it possible to combine them into a video wall.

Embedded World coverage coming up

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2011

I'm in an early train from Hannover to Nurenberg, so today I plan to film as much as possible at the Embedded World trade show in Nurnberg. Lots of new ARM Powered demonstrations are probably being shown there. Look forward to many videos coming up. Please send me all video requests and tips of cool things at Embedded World that you have heard about here as comments or to my email charbax@gmail.com For example, to help me, please do some search on blogs and news sites about what the coolest things that might be shown at Embedded World and then let me know the company names in a comment here or to my email so I can try to prioritize my day and film as many cool things as possible. Thanks!