Category: FTF

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Genesi launches new cheaper/better i.MX53 based Laptops and Desktops

Posted by Charbax – June 22, 2011

Here is the board for now, they are going to launch the new Genesi i.MX53 based Laptops and Desktops around July or August, providing more performance, using lower power, at lower cost. The current Genesi Efika MX Smartbook i.MX51 based laptop is selling for $199, the Genesi MX Smarttop i.MX51 Desktop is selling for $129, they plan for the next generation i.MX53 based Laptop (Smartbook) and Desktop (Smarttop) to be sold for even cheaper. They are also working to combine their ARM based Laptop with the Pixel Qi screen as soon as it's mass produced.

Also watch my video interview with Konstantinos Margaritis talking about the way Genesi is optimizing Linux on ARM to make it up to 300% faster on these ARM Powered laptops and desktops.

Freescale i.MX6 Quad-core reference design at FTF 2011

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

This is an Interview with Rajeev Kumar, consumer product line manager for Freescale's Multimedia Applications Division, demonstrating the first prototype reference design board running the first sample of Freescale's new i.MX 6Quad processor platform. This is the industry's first Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC combined with a full 64bit memory bus. I try to ask Rajeev Kumar about the performance, the features, the design. They use triple-play graphics designed in partnership with Vivante. Look forward to more videos here on about the i.MX 6 processor.

KEYnetik’s Sensor Fusion for Navigation and Activity Monitoring

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

They make algorithms for measuring pedestrian navigation, using the Freescale Fusion sensors, accelerometers, gyro, to measure every step and the distance of every step. The target device is a smartphone.

Keil MDK-ARM for Cortex-M4 development

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

Support for MQX RTOS within the Keil Tools it's also task aware.

Qorivva MPC5645S-based in-car interactive dashboard demonstrations from Freescale and Visteon

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

Drives two displays in parallel with gauges. Very low memory footprint thanks to fragmented frame buffer.

ARM’s Worldwide University Relations

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

William Hohl is ARM's Worldwide University Relations Manager, he talks about what ARM does for universities worldwide, for students to learn to work on ARM technologies, working on curriculum and tools suggestions and standardization.

Genesi’s Hard Float optimizations speeds up Linux performance up to 300% on ARM Laptops

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

Konstantinos Margaritis is a Senior Software Engineer at San Antonio based Genesi, he talks about how Genesi is pushing Linaro forward to recompile all the apps and everything around Linux to use hard float, to re-optimize floating point applications on ARM Powered Desktop/Laptop designs. Watch this video interview to find out how Genesi is doing these software optimizations on Debian for the i.MX51 and i.MX53 platforms in their ARM Powered Smartbook designs. How soon are ARM Powered laptops going to have enough performance optimizations in them to demonstrate that ARM is fast enough to power Desktop/Laptop designs so that every consumer can be satisfied with the performance?

iWave PCB Designs based on i.MX53, i.MX51, i.MX27

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

iWave Systems makes Freescale based PCB designs and software optimization.

Freescale Sensor Toolbox with e-compass solution

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

Using Freescale's Sensor Fusion solutions, the accelerometer and some algorithms can improve the magnetometer as so-called e-compass, an improved compass that knows in which direction you are heading, speed things up for augmented reality, and any application that requires the compass.

Freescale Tower Sensor Pack

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2011

The Tower Sensor Pack allows users to discover sensors. Find more information at and