Category: MWC

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Gionee Elife E7 Flagship Phone

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 25, 2014

The Gionee Elife E7 is Gionee's flagship phone. Gionee has been around for 11 years and has 3 years of experience in the international market. The Gionee Elife E7 has a 5.5" (1920x1080) screen and a quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor, comes in either 16gb of storage with 2gb ram or 32gb storage with 3gb ram with no microsd card slot. The Elife E7 has an 8MP front facing camera and a 16MP back camera (with a high quality sensor), also comes in a variety of colors. It's already on the market with the primary place of sale being China.

HP Slate 6 VoiceTab and HP Slate 7 VoiceTab

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 23, 2014

The HP Slate Voice Tab 6" 1280x720 Android phablet with a Marvell PXA1088 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with 16gb of storage plus Microsd and 1GB of ram, dual sim card slots with dual standby, priced at 249 Euros unlocked when sold in Europe to be available in May with a variety of swap-able back covers available in different colors. The HP Slate Voice Tab 7 has most of the same specifications and the Voice Tab 6 but instead has a 7" screen. Both have front facing speakers and the ability to make phone calls, removable back cover but no removable battery. The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab sells for 229 Euros in Europe. Both devices include HP Datapass service to provide a free 250MB of 3G data per month in a select number of countries.

LG G Pro 2, 5.9″ FHD IPS, 4K recording, Snapdragon 800

Posted by Charbax – March 22, 2014

The LG G Pro 2, launching with a large 5.9" FHD display on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

LG G2 Mini, 4.7″ qHD MSM8226

Posted by Charbax – March 22, 2014

LG G2 Mini is affordable 540 x 960 pixels, 4.7 inches, KitKat, available in single SIM, dual-SIM, 3G, and 4G LTE variants, along with four colour options - Titan Black, Lunar White, Red, and Gold. The processors used are MSM8926 for LTE, and MSM8226 for 3G and the Latin American LTE variant (LATAM LTE) features a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i.

Archos 64 Xenon, 6.4″ 720p MT6582 $199€

Posted by Charbax – March 21, 2014

6.4-inch HD IPS screen (1280 x 720), the unlocked ARCHOS 64 Xenon phablet uses the MT6582 Quad-Core CPU for released available for under $200.

ARM Cortex-M for Wearables and IoT

Posted by Charbax – March 16, 2014

ARM Cortex-M Marketing Manager Diya Soubra talks Wearables and Internet of Things using ARM Cortex-M processor family. The ARM Cortex-M is a group of 32-bit ARM processor cores intended for microcontroller use, consists of the Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M1, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4. The ARM Cortex-M processor family is an upwards compatible range of energy-efficient, easy to use processors designed to help developers meet the needs of tomorrow's embedded applications. Those demands include delivering more features at a lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency. The Cortex-M family is optimized for cost and power sensitive MCU and mixed-signal devices for end applications such as smart metering, human interface devices, automotive and industrial control systems, white goods, consumer products and medical instrumentation. ARM Cortex-M processors is a global microcontroller standard, having been licensed to over 40 ARM partners including leading vendors such as Freescale, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. Using a standard processor allows ARM partners to create devices with a consistent architecture while enabling them to focus on creating superior device implementations.

Samsung ISOCELL CMOS Image Sensors at 16Mp and 13Mp

Posted by Charbax – March 12, 2014

Samsung's new CMOS image sensor technology, ISOCELL, substantially increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the collection of electrons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions. By incorporating ISOCELL, the image sensor will have 30 percent decrease in crosstalk; 30 percent increase in full well capacity; and 20 percent wider chief ray angle. Using the new technology with 1.12µm ISOCELL pixels, Samsung is introducing two new CMOS image sensors —16 and 13Mpixel.

The 16Mpixel ISOCELL imager provides a wider, clearer viewing experience to mobile device users by implementing a 16:9 aspect ratio, allowing for full-size, high-resolution images and video to be displayed on screen without field-of-view (FOV) loss. This high-speed sensor captures full FOV 16:9 full HD (1080p) video at 60fps, and for the first time in the industry, enables continuous shooting of all 16Mpixels at 30fps. Samples of the 16Mpixel ISOCELL CIS are available now and scheduled for mass production in the first quarter of 2014.

Samsung's new 13Mpixel ISOCELL CIS features Smart Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, which allows users to capture images at 30fps. With a mosaic pattern of multiple exposures, images are then processed with an advanced algorithm for wider dynamic range. This enables users to capture details clearly in both bright and dark areas even in high contrast lighting conditions. This Smart WDR feature is based on Samsung's advanced 65nm stacked process, where the pixel array is attached right on top of the logic circuit. Samsung's 13Mpixel product is sampling now and is scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2014.

Samsung Exynos 5410 in Android Set-top-box

Posted by Charbax – March 12, 2014

Samsung shows the Exynos 5 used for advanced Android Set-top-box systems, showing multi-window, content sharing, camera integration, supporting everything in the house through this Samsung Octa Core set-top-box and Android. Gaming, advanced VOD and more. 4K video playback also supported and more.

Samsung S5N2120 Low Power Wi-Fi MCU for the IoT market

Posted by Charbax – March 12, 2014

Samsung offers its first wireless connectivity solution, S5N2120, for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. This solution supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, and has an extremely small footprint, which is essential for a wide array of applications.

This solution features an integrated micro control unit (MCU) with a power amplifier, power management, audio codec and direct microphone functions. With this MCU, OEM customers can easily reconfigure their existing designs to add Wi-Fi connectivity functions. This allows for a shorter development lead-time and less engineering resources are required.

This flexibility along with excellent performance and a small footprint is optimal for battery-constrained applications such as Wi-Fi speakers, headsets, remote controls, digital & sports cameras, smart heating/cooling meters, sensors and other types of IoT or M2M applications. Samsung's new Wi-Fi connectivity solution, S5N2120, is currently sampling and scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2014.

Samsung Widcon, 17GB/s+ Memory Bandwidth for future ARM Processors

Posted by Charbax – March 11, 2014

Using Widcon, the latest and future Samsung ARM Processors and memory are stacked directly through TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology, this is the next step after Package-on-Package (PoP) designs where there is a circuit board between the processor and memory, thus data had to move through wires. In the new Widcon Processor and Memory package from Samsung, this means data can move through each ball and memory bandwidth becomes wider up to and beyond 17GB/s. This structure also brings better energy efficiency. Higher bandwidth allows application processor to perform maximum performance even at low clock speed. Moreover, superior thermal dissipation comes from TSV structure also enables the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and likely future Exynos6 to maximize the full potential performance of the processor at a lower power consumption. You can also see my previous video with Samsung talking about Widcon Wide IO memory technology here: http://armdevices.net/2013/11/21/samsung-wide-io-memory-interface-for-the-faster-and-lower-power-arm-processors-of-the-future/