ST-Ericsson demonstrates the range of some of the devices announced that use the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 that includes ST-Ericsson HSPA+ connectivity. They also announced the U8520 and U9540 LTE platforms.
Motion Core presents the usage of Sensor Fusion on the ST-Ericsson U8500 powered Sony Xperia P. It takes the information from all the sensors inside of the phone and renders it as a Wii-like remote control even without the use of infrared.
JPEG-HDR is a new image format to store HDR information with JPEG images.
NXP shows and talks about how NFC is being implemented throughout the smartphones industry to provide for identification and their other chip for authentication technology.
Chips and Media provides hardwired video codec IP for ARM chip makers, that accelerates and smoothly plays back now up to 2160p video at 30fps for ARM Cortex-A15 processors to be taped out mid-year and possibly released in devices by the end of the year!
Celluon is showing a prototype of their red lazer infrared keyboard integrated in an iPhone case that also comes with a kick-stand. They are also working to reduce the size of their keyboard projection/detection module to try to work with tablet and smartphone makers to include this system directly into tablets and smartphones. You can watch my video of the Celluon Magic Cube filmed at CES 2011 here.
From the science adviser of the movie The Minority Report, it’s about moving stuff around on interfaces by gestures, special remotes, special user interfaces and more.
VisualOn provides software solutions to ensure smooth video playback accross all ARM Powered devices. For example Netflix uses VisualOn to smoothly work accross all Android devices, all other OS etc.
Renesas Mobile demonstrates their MP5232 platform, containing a Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.5Ghz, PowerVR SGX544 GPU and integrated Cat-4 LTE/HSPA/2G triple-mode modem in a single chip, which offers a solution to handset vendors that significantly lowers the cost and power consumption of high-performance LTE smartphones. Together with Renesas MP5225 platform, a two-chip solution for high-end smartphones, and Renesas SP2531, a modem-only platform for Triple-Mode LTE/HSPA/2G data cards and embedded modules, Renesas Mobile is bringing LTE to the Mass Market.
ST-Ericsson demonstrates their new L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor with the SGX544 GPU. They show that it can be cranked at up to 2.2Ghz and it can also automatically be down-clocked to 400Mhz when not much CPU performance is needed when for example tasks like video-playback are offloaded to an other part of the System on Chip.