Category: Tradeshows

Unbound Robotics UBR 1, Robot development platform

Posted by – December 11, 2013

The Unbound Robotics UBR 1 is a robot that uses a combination of both ARM Cortex and x86 processors. The UBR 1 is designed as a platform for robotics development and uses ROS (robotics operating system) which is open source. The main processor currently in the robot is an x86 but it uses 12 ST Microelectronics ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers to control each part of the robot.

You can read more about it here: http://unboundedrobotics.com/ubr-1/

$26 Freescale Vybrid powered Colibri VF50 and VF61 by Toradex

Posted by – December 11, 2013

The all-new additions to Toradex’ Colibri product family are a couple of Freescale Vybrid SoC-powered low-power, small form-factor devices. The Colibri VF50 and the Colibri VF61, based respectively on Freescale Vybrid VF5xx and Vybrid VF6xx family of SoC. To give you a little more information, the Vybrid VF5xx family is a single-core (ARM Cortex-A5) solution with 1.5 MB on-chip SRAM, DDR2/3, high-speed USB with PHY, dual Ethernet and a host of other interfaces. On the other hand, the Vybrid VF6xx family is a dual-core (ARM Cortex-A5 plus ARM Cortex-M4) solution with 1.5 MB on-chip SRAM, DDR2/3, dual XiP quad SPI memory interfaces, dual high-speed USB with PHY, dual Ethernet, and a digital/analog video camera interface. The modules are also priced at an unbelievable USD 26 and USD 39 respectively for the Colibri VF50 and the Colibri VF61 (for high volumes). Toradex’ Colibri VF50 and VF61 are both SODIMM sized computer module with an emphasis, according to the company, on delivering cost-effective CPU, and graphic performance with a low power footprint. The dual-core on the Colibri VF61 makes it ideal for solutions that run a commercial operating system on the Cortex-A class core while the Cortex-M core runs an RTOS for time and security-critical operations. This kind of arrangement eliminates the need for an external MCU or field-programmable gate array (FPGA).

Indiegogo Interview, Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder, Chief Customer Officer

Posted by – December 8, 2013

Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder of Indiegogo talks about the status of the crowd funding website at Gigaom Roadmap.

and you can watch her official interview at Gigaom Roadmap:

Miaplaza educational sites for kids always-icecream.com and clever-dragons.com

Posted by – December 7, 2013

Johannes Ziegler, CEO and Founder of Miaplaza shows his 2 educational websites for kids always-icecream.com for girls and clever-dragons.com for boys.

Luke Shield’s Open Source Platform for Development

Posted by – December 3, 2013

Luke Shields of JCSC shows off his supposed to be platform for open source platform development in schools, encouraging children to experiment making hardware, re-painting old home consoles, integrate ARM development boards, modulate, what you want may not be what I want and what I want may not be what you want. Check it out.

Calxeda ECX-2000 ARM Cortex-A15 Server Processor

Posted by – December 3, 2013

Calxeda shows their new ARM Cortex-A15 based ECX-2000 supporting 16GB RAM on quad-core, used by HP in one of their new HP Moonshot ARM Server platform. Performance is 2x to 3x faster than their previous ARM Cortex-A9 Server platform. Calxeda also has 2 64bit ARM Server chips on their Roadmap with full production systems to be expected for early 2015 or so.

You can read more about Calxeda ECX-2000 at http://www.calxeda.com/ecx-2000-family/

ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) Training Exam

Posted by – December 3, 2013

Chris Shore, ARM Training and Education Manager and Daniel Dearing, ARM Engineering Qualifications Manager talk about the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer Exam, having provided day-long training sessions for spreading information about accreditation for engineers working with the ARM ecosystem.

Read more at http://www.arm.com/support/arm-accredited-engineer-program/accreditations/arm-accredited-mcu-engineer/

Bret Taylor presents Quip word processor

Posted by – December 3, 2013

Quip is a new social/professional online mobile-first word processor which is Bret Taylor’s new startup. He was at Google Maps before 2007, then made Friendfeed that got acquired by Facebook, then he was the Facebook CTO.

Here’s the official video of the full keynote discussion of Bret Taylor at Gigaom Roadmap 2013:

I’m video-blogging at LeWeb Paris December 10-12th

Posted by – December 2, 2013

You can see the program of speakers here: http://paris.leweb.co/programme/sessions

The list of speakers: http://paris.leweb.co/participants/leweb13-paris-speakers

It will be live-streamed at http://paris.leweb.co from December 10th at 9AM until December 12th at 6PM.

Let me know if there are any speakers, startups, companies attending LeWeb which you would like me to video-interview.

nCore HPC ARM+DSP Super Computer

Posted by – November 29, 2013

nCore HPC presents the BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer, a heterogeneous ARM- and DSP-based super computer system using Texas Instrument’s ARM+DSP Server design on a blade. nCore’s primary customer is the US government. The supercomputer uses a heterogeneous architecture with 4 Arm Cortex A15 cores and 24 DSP cores with 16gb of memory per node and 1.2 terrabytes of physical memory in total. With HPC applications you need to hold much of what you are doing in memory. The vast amounts of computing power in the super computers have a wide variety applications such as medical imaging and simulation. Through programming you can divide programs among the ARM and DSP.

Company Website: http://www.ncoredesign.com/