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$20 Red Bear BLE Nano development board uses ARM mbed and Device Cloud Connector

Posted by Charbax – May 31, 2016

At the ARM booth at Computex 2016, Shenzhen based Red Bear presents their $20 BLE Nano development board, the world's smallest Bluetooth Low Energy development board using a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 16Mhz ARM Cortex-M0 SoC with 32KB RAM, 256KB Flash that supports BLE Central and BLE Peripheral roles, supports voltage from 1.8V to 3.3V and that work's with their free Android or iOS app. ARM IoT Business Unit Marketing Engineer Neil Tan also shows his project to make a Strength Enhancing Exoskeleton developed with ARM mbed on an STM32F401 ARM Cortex-M4 based development board. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

ARM Press Conference at Computex 2016 (in 4K), Launching ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71

Posted by Charbax – May 31, 2016

ARM Computex Taipei 2016 pre-show press and analyst conference with EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Rene Hass and VP Marketing and Strategy of CPU Group, Nandan Nayampally launch ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71. This video also includes the Q&A towards the end of the video. You can also watch my Interview with Nandan Nyampally here.

ARM Cortex-A73, ARM Mali-G71

Posted by Charbax – May 30, 2016

ARM Cortex-A73 is the fastest ARM processor yet (30% faster than ARM Cortex-A72), ARM Mali-G71 is the fastest ARM GPU ever (50% faster than ARM Mali-T880). Sampling on 10nm before the end of this year, to be in flagship devices from early next year.

ARM Cortex-A73 enables more efficiency and performance for Mobile SoCs, at under 0.65mm2 per core (on 10nm FinFET process) the ARM Cortex-A73 is the smallest and most efficient 'big' ARMv8-A core. 30% faster, 30% more power efficient compared with ARM Cortex-A72. Size and efficiency improvements enhance the ability of silicon providers to use the Cortex-A73 in ARM big.LITTLE configurations. These improvements create further opportunities for designers to scale big cores along with the GPU and other IP in a single SoC. Ten partners have licensed ARM Cortex-A73 so far, including HiSilicon, Marvell and Mediatek. In addition to smartphones, ARM's latest premium IP suite offers the increased performance density and throughput required for other consumer electronics applications such as large-screen compute devices, industrial gateways, in vehicle infotainment and smart TVs.

ARM Mali-G71 GPU enables 50% better graphics performance (compared with Mali-T880), 20% better power-efficiency, 40% more performance per mm2. The Mali-G71 scales efficiently up to 32 shader cores, twice as many as the Mali-T880. The uplift means the Mali-G71 surpasses the performance of many discrete GPUs found in today's mid-range laptops. The product is also fully coherent, helping to simplify software development and efficiency. To power immersive VR and AR experiences on mobile devices and leading silicon providers including HiSilicon, MediaTek and Samsung Electronics have already taken licenses. Bifrost, the third-generation ARM GPU architecture, is the foundation of the Mali-G71. The architecture is optimized for Vulkan and other industry-standard APIs, building on innovations from the previous Utgard and Midgard architectures.

Job Offer: Allwinner International Marketing, Allwinner International TV Box Sales

Posted by Gennie – May 30, 2016

Allwinner is seeking to hire an International digital marketing specialist, and an international sales for their growing TV Box CPU products line. Interested applicants can submit their application to work with Allwinner at HR@allwinnertech.com
The digital marketing job at Allwinner features:
1. Responsibility for Allwinner's overall vision for online marketing, social media, community advocacy, strategy, and delivery;
2, Responsibility for overall strategic marketing plans for Allwinner in overseas market;
3, Write marketing content for company products (to be technically fluent in English is important);
4, Edit English marketing copy as needed from colleagues;
5, Attend domestic China and overseas product exhibitions as needed.
Requirement
1, Fluent or Native English;
2, High quality English writing ability;
3, Candidates with at least 1-2 years of international marketing experience preferred, electronics background is a plus;
4, Degree in business-related field like marketing, communications, economics, finance preferred but not necessary. Liberal arts backgrounds also a plus;
5, Moderate Chinese ability preferred, the better you are the more it will help your work, but it is not mandatory.
6, The applicant would like to live in Zhuhai, (a seaside city close to Macau, 1 hour by car or by ferry boat from Shenzhen);
7, The applicant wouldn't mind to Travel a lot all over the world.

Allwinner Open Source, Tina OS Linux for Allwinner R8, R16, R40, R58, CHIP and Banana Pi dev boards

Posted by Gennie – May 30, 2016

Allwinner unveils Tina OS, their open-source OS based on Linux with their full range SoCs with open source support from Allwinner. Allwinner R8 is their entry level Single-core ARM Cortex-A8 SoC; Allwinner R16 is their quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 1Ghz with WiFi; Allwinner R40 is their new enhanced Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for the IoT and open source market, with better performance and enhancements including HDMI support; Allwinner R58 is their 28nm Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 at up to 2.0Ghz with ISP and a higher performance GPU. Allwinner open source partners making and selling development boards includes the $9 CHIP deveplopment board based on Allwinner R8 with 512MB RAM, 4GB Nand Flash, with WiFi and Bluetooth4.0. CHIP got 2 million dollars funding from their kickstarter campaign and they have shipped to all their backers last December/January. Banana Pi is made by Foxconn, they make open-source development boards powered by Allwinner SoCs, having already shipped over 600 thousand, used in different applications like drones, robotics, education, servers, toys, smart home, IoT and more. BananaPi's product line includes:
BananaPi BPI-M1 and M1+ powered by Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M2 is powered by A31s Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M2+ is powered by H3 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M3 is powered by A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Distributors/brands can contact Allwinner here:
service@allwinnertech.com
Development Board Distributors/Implementers can contact Banana Pi here:
Nora.sh.lee63@gmail.com

Allwinner H8vr all-in-one VR with 4K@30fps playback

Posted by Gennie – May 30, 2016

Allwinner shows their 4K VR all-in-one solution using Allwinner H8vr Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU, runs Android, 2GB RAM, 16GB Nand Flash, supports up to 4K@30fps video playback. Allwinner expect that VR all-in-one will take the biggest market share by 2020, bigger than Phone VR (cardboard+) and PC-based VR (Oculus Rift). Allwinner H8vr's main focus is video decoding based VR experience, producing less heat (60% compared with competitors), less power consumption (3 hours battery life with a 3000mAh battery, 20% better energy saving compared with competitors), less weight (only 300g for the total VR headset). Allwinner also presents their VR roadmap until 2017, VR9 will be release on in Q42106 with 4X faster performance and with full mobile VR gaming support, VR10 will be released with the a new architecture SoC with 4G LTE, software and hardware based artificial intelligence module, 2X faster performance and 50% lower power consumption (compared with VR9). Allwinner also shows their single-lens 360degree camera solution based on their Allwinner V3 ARM Cortex-A7, supports H.264 video record in MP4 format at 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps. With built-in WiFi, it supports real-time live streaming of the 360 video to your all-in-one VR headset or smart phone. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Distributors/brands can contact Allwinner here:
service@allwinnertech.com

MediaTek Adaptive Network, Wi-Fi Range Extender and Repeater

Posted by Charbax – May 30, 2016

MediaTek MT7621 + MT7615 + MT7615 aims to provide a good quality and ubiquitous wireless connection experience in a secure and reliable way, providing easy automatic setup (not even the need to enter the Wi-Fi password, just plug-and-play), Ban Steering, Roaming, Network Healing and Security. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 fast 5V/5A charging using Type-C, 20min to charge 70% of smartphone

Posted by Gennie – May 30, 2016

MediaTek shows what they claim is the world's fastest charging technology that they call MediaTek Pump Express 3.0, it uses USB Type-C, using any standard USB Type-C cable, it can charge a smartphone battery to 70% in 20 minutes; charging for 5 minutes allows for 4 hours of talk time. Mediatek claims Pump Express 3.0 is ready for mass production on MediaTek P20 SoC with their design for a new 5V/5A USB Type-C power adaptor. MediaTek claims to be the first to enable Direct Charge, which bypasses charging circuitry inside the phone and prevents device from overheating by routing the electrical current directly from the adaptor to the battery. MediaTek claims it is Ultra Safe, with 20+ protection mechanisms due to the high 5V/5A charging power.Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53.

Distributors/Brands can contact the MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 team here:
SY Lin, Sr. Manager
sy.lin@mediatek.com (let them know you watched this video)

AFELIM – French printed electronics association

Posted by Charbax – May 30, 2016

Michel Popovic, Chairman of AFELIM discusses printed electronics at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Several of the organization’s members show off new developments in printed electronics, including GenesInk, Arkema PiezoTech, Ardeje, In-Core Systemes and others. AFELIM is the French printed electronics association. It represents the companies that do business in printed electronics in France. AFELIM represents every profession in the value chain.

IDTechEx Interview: BroadBit metallic sodium batteries

Posted by Charbax – May 30, 2016

Dr. Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx interviews David Brown, CEO of BroadBit at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. David talks about BroadBit’s metallic sodium batteries, which provide nearly 2x the Wh/kg of lithium-ion batteries with the same volume density. BroadBit is developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy. Filmed in 4K using the Sony AX53

You can contact BroadBit here:
david.brown@broadbit.com
http://broadbit.com