Category: FTF

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Microsoft Windows at the Freescale Technology Forum

Posted by Charbax – June 25, 2011

Microsoft is preparing Windows 8 on ARM, but until then, there are Windows CE solutions in use and in the works such as these solutions demonstrated in this video. What do you think about Microsoft's positionning in this embedded software market? Paul Wright offers his opinions on Windows in the second half of this video.

Freescale MMA9550 powered pedometer

Posted by Charbax – June 25, 2011

They are showing their Sensor Fusion as a pedometer.

Kobo Touch, $129 i.MX508 WiFi infrared-touch e-reader

Posted by Charbax – June 23, 2011

This may be the best e-reader on the market today. If it does run Android, if Kobo decides to open up the access to those Android features and not lock it down to only be about buying ebooks on their ebook store. Right now it may not be running Android at all, at least Kobo is not taking advantage of the potential Android openness yet. Hopefully Kobo updates their firmware for it to run a fully open Android, they can monetize e-readers in other new ways not only by locking it for a e-book store.

Linaro ARM Linux optimizations status at the Freescale Technology Forum

Posted by Charbax – June 23, 2011

Discussion with Linaro employees about the status of ARM Powered laptops.

Ubuntu Core with touch screen for interactive in-car navigation system

Posted by Charbax – June 23, 2011

This is the Ubuntu In-Vehicle Infotainment system, using Ubuntu in the car. This is touch screen UI optimized version of Ubuntu.

Boundary Devices show i.MX53 in 24″ capacitive touch screen and 12″ Tablet

Posted by Charbax – June 23, 2011

Boundary Devices is a PCB design house working on the latest Freescale ARM processors, here showing the i.MX53 powering a nice 12" capacitive tablet and a 24" capacitive monitor.

$149 Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start Board

Posted by Charbax – June 23, 2011

Marsha Chang, Freescale i.MX product marketer shows us the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start development board. You can buy this for $149 now, download the latest Linaro images of Ubuntu or Android by just putting them on the MicroSD card, booting it and you can test an ARM Powered desktop and you can start to develop and optimize software to run on this platform.

Freescale Mechatronics training robot, to learn software, sensors, microcontrollers

Posted by Charbax – June 22, 2011

This is a robot training kit for $199, you get all the parts needed to start playing around programming with Freescale's microcontrollers, sensors and more. At the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale is organizing the Make It challenge, where attendees have 36 hours to use one of these and build the coolest robot to win prizes. You can find more information at http://freescale.com/mechbot and http://buildsmartrobots.com

Freescale Microcontrollers market, history, architectures, innovation

Posted by Charbax – June 22, 2011

Freescale had a press conference to talk about all the microcontroller related releases they had at FTF. Microcontrollers represents about 40% overall of Freescale's revenue, in this video I try to ask Jeff Bock, Freescale's director of marketing industrial microcontrollers, what those Microcontrollers are used for, how Freescale's customers chooses one architechture over another and where they are going.

Freescale University Programs

Posted by Charbax – June 22, 2011

Freescale works with Universities around the world to help provide tools to educate students on programming for Freescale processors. At the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale organizes a Cup where some of the worlds best student teams show off their auto driving cars implemented with all of Freescale's microprocessors and sensor technologies.