Bernhard Rosenkränzer talks Android speed-up at Linaro

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Linaro Android optimizations gets upstreamed to the main Android releases, here demonstrating Linaro’s latest optimizations to Android to likely be used in the next version of Android be it 4.5 or 5.0. As Google ads all the optimizations from Linaro to the main Android releases, Linaro gets to then focus on something else that still needs optimization for all ARM Android devices to work best.

arm-soc git pull

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Arnd Bergmann explains how platform maintainers create git pull requests and how the arm-soc team merges those requests into the arm-soc tree. In this video, Arnd walks Matt Porter through creation and posting of a pull request for the mach-bcm/ platform. Arnd then demonstrates how the branch is merged into the publish arm-soc next branches.

49€ Goclever Chronos Smartwatch

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Goclever is a Polish company who sold 1 million Android devices last year and plans to more than double that this year. The Goclever Chronos Smartwatch is just about to be launched for 49€ and features basic Bluetooth 4.0 Notifications for Calls, Email, SMS and Calendar. The Goclever team has finished working on hardware and is working on software to make this smartwatch compatible with many devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 LE like some Samsung and Apple devices as well as to support all of MediaTek and Broadcom. The Chronos has an always-on display and the battery lasts for up to 150 days. Goclever sells their products throughout Europe. Chronos smartwatch will cost only 49€ or 199 polish zloty.

Unuiga SMT Production Line Tour

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Unuiga shows around their SMT Production Line, outputting PCBs for their Set-top-box and HDMI Sticks and outputting PCBs for Tablets also. You can also watch the video from Unuiga’s PCB design house, Unuiga’s Product Porfolio and the Unuiga Company History video.

Contact informations:

Steven Ching
Marketing Director
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Tel: 86-755-86110143
Fax: 86-755-86330445
Cell: 86-18038133940
Web : www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976

Koru ARM Cortex-M4 Wearables Operating System

Posted by – April 20, 2014

Christian Lindholm, CEO and Founder of http://korulab.com talks about the Koru Wearables OS UI Framework eenabling 60fps smooth UI that can run on ultra low-cost ARM Cortex-M4 powered wearable devices such as sub-$50 smartwatches.

ViewAR Augmented Reality Catalog Systems

Posted by – April 20, 2014

ViewAR is a worldwide Augmented Reality Catalog System providing an Augmented Reality App to browse all kinds of 3D models.

ARRIS Group telecom equipment provider makes Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 20, 2014

Arris bought Motorola’s Set-top-box business from Google in 2013 for $2.35 Billion, Arris is a major Set-top-box provider, making several solutions for Set-top-box systems worldwide. Some of the innovations from Arris according to their website include:
Invented digital TV,
First wireless broadband gateway
First set-top with HD and DVR
First headless, whole-home video gateway
First widescale CMTS deployment
First MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 digital ad insertion
Pioneered security and digital rights management
Recognized with 15 Technical Emmy® Awards

ViXS XCode 6400 does 10-bit 4K HEVC RDK for Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 20, 2014

ViXS shows their new dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 which they claim is the first and only company with a shipping Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) 4K HEVC 10-bit solution to sign the Reference Design Kit (RDK) agreement from RDK Management, LLC. ViXS has formally joined the growing RDK community and will help drive the acceleration of the development of next generation UltraHD/4K Set-top-boxes, Home Media Gateways and video services.

Panasonic PH1-Pro4 ARM Cortex-A9 with ProXstream1 4K decoder and transcoder

Posted by – April 19, 2014

Panasonic has developed the “PH1-Pro4″ single-chip system LSI to support high-quality and multi-channel video distribution. PH1-Pro4 can compress/decompress 3-stream full-HD video data simultaneously. For VGA, 12 streams can be handled simultaneously. With PH1-Pro4, you can quickly develop a home media server to view different images simultaneously through different media, such as TV, smartphone, tablet, PC, and so on. Implementing PH1-Pro4 into cloud-based products allows them to be a low-power system with minimal component count. Driver assistance system and security monitoring system are also achieved with small size and low-power consumption. In addition, PH1-Pro4 upconverts video data from full-HD to 4K2K. Text from http://www.semicon.panasonic.co.jp/en/products/systemlsis/ph1-pro4/

$109 7.85″ MTK8382, $138 9.7″ Retina RK3188 from Luckystar

Posted by – April 18, 2014

Luckystar shows their latest tablets. A Luckystar 3G tablet with 7.85inch IPS display, 1Gb of RAM and powered by Mediatek MTK8382 quad-core CPU costs around $109. The tablet comes in different colors and has 8Gb of internal storage expendable by SD Card. Another new Luckystar successful tablet has a 9.7inch Retina IPS display, 2Gb of RAM and powered by Rockchip RK3188 quad-core CPU. This tablet has 16Gb of internal storage expendable by SD Card. This tablet with the 3G calling function costs $158 and without 3G calling function costs $138. Luckystar sells more than 300k devices per month. You can also watch my 40-minute tour at the Luckystar factory here.