Rockchip RK3399 is Rockchip's first big.LITTLE processor, 64bit ARMv8, on 28nm with two large ARM Cortex-A72 cores and 4 small ARM Cortex-A53 cores, with ARM Mali-T864 GPU, it features dual USB Type-C with DisplayPort audio-video output support, H265/VP9 10bit 60fps HDMI 2.0 decode, PCI-e, 8 channel microphone array and support for the latest Android, Linux, Chrome OS and Windows 10. The RK3399 SDK is available to Rockchip's partners with sampling of the chip starting before the end of this month, full mass production in consumer electronics should happen in the 3 months of July to September 2016, depending on Rockchip's mass production device partners reaching stable results with the chip. Rockchip may position RK3399 as a mass market well priced Hexacore 64bit platform.
Orbital Composites aims to completely 3d print drones and satellites, here interviewed at 3D Printing USA. Orbital Composites has created new composite materials and 3D printer processes. The printer has a coaxial extruder. It can coat continuous fibers with a thermoplastic sheath. Carbon or copper fibers may be used to 3D print with. For more information, visit http://www.orbitalcomposites.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
An interview with Powercast at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition. Powercast is a designer and producer of embedded wireless power based on RF energy harvesting. Powercast's technology enables remote charging of micro-power devices using controllable wireless power, over distance, between one or more sources and multiple receivers. Devices with Powercast components can be designed for battery-free or battery-recharge operation, thereby eliminating disposable batteries. For more information see http://www.powercastco.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with PolyIC at the Printed Electronics USA event. PolyIC develops and markets products based on the platform technology printed electronics. PolyIC offers products from the field Touch Sensors & Passive Devices. Touch Sensors & Passive Devices Touch Sensors based on the PolyTC® technology offer transparent, conductive and flexible possibilities for touch screens and capacitive keys in any variants. This technology also enables the setup of flexible circuit structures as passive devices for a variety of further applications. For more information see http://www.polyic.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Lawter, a Harima Chemicals, Inc. Company at the Printed Electronics USA event. Lawter serves the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and the synthetic rubber industries. Lawter produces nano conductive inks for applications such as RFID antennas and touch panel displays for tablets and smart phones. For more information see http://www.lawter.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with Architects of Intelligent Applications (A.I.A.) at IDTechEx Wearable USA. AIA designs, develops and manufactures wearable technology. Located in Toronto, Canada AIA’s facilities include a printed electronics laboratory, design studio, cut and sew floor and computerized knitting division. For more information see http://www.aialabs.ca and http://www.IDTechEx.com
SecureRF at the Internet of Things USA exhibition. SecureRF provides security and privacy solutions for the smallest devices on the Internet of Things including wireless sensors (Bluetooth LE/Smart), ARM Cortex M0/M0+/M3/M4 processors, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, NFC, RFID, and MCUs. The company's ultra-low energy and fast Public‐Key methods provide identification, authentication, data and brand protection and anti-counterfeiting.
Interview with Witt Limited at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA. Witt Limited has created a scalable energy harvesting device called the WITT which captures energy from motion. Whilst there are numerous applications for the technology, Witt Limited are initially creating WITTs to power small vessels and navigational buoys from sea motion. This will be followed by a smaller WITT to generate power from human motion when the right development partners are identified. Future applications could extend to generating grid scale power from the ocean. For more information see http://www.witt-energy.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Alta Devices manufactures thin flexible solar cells using Gallium Arsenide, holding the world record in efficiency (29%) that convert light into electricity, which can be used in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, Wearables, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere that size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for both cell and module single junction conversion efficiency. For more information see http://www.altadevices.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com