Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. shows off 802.11ad, the next generation Wi-Fi over 60Ghz, that enables data transfer speeds at up to 7Gbit/s. The 60 GHz signal cannot typically penetrate walls but can propagate off reflections from walls, ceilings, floors and objects using beamforming. When roaming away from the main room the protocol can switch to make use of the other lower Wi-Fi bands on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz at a much lower rate, both of which can propagate through walls. 802.11ad is supported in Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm Atheros Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ) 8064 reference designs combined with its QCA9500 802.11ad chipset. Letv's first Snapdragon 820 smartphone will support it. New Wi-Fi Access points from Elecom, NEC and TP-Link support it, and Acer and Asus plan to release laptops with 802.11ad. SiBEAM, Inc., a Lattice Semiconductor company, and Peraso Technologies, Inc. will also deliver Adapters to the market.
Sharp Robohon (which I previously filmed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiZSL3o8L7M) is Sharp's vision for the future of the smartphone. A pocket-sized humanoid Robot, with built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, LTE Sim card slot, it has a built-in projector, microphone, speaker. The concept is to use AI conversations to bring usefulness as a notification robot. I think Sharp needs to mass manufacture it, sell it worldwide for the price of an iPhone, and load all kinds of AI apps so it can be powered by Google, Amazon, Microsoft or anyone else who is making an AI voice assistant.
Actions Bubblegum-96 is a 96Boards development board available for $89 at http://www.ucrobotics.com.cn/bubblegum96/ It features an optimized Actions s900 Quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 at 1.8GHz and 600MHz PowerVR G6230 GPU, 2GB RAM, USB 3.0, HDMI with 4K output, Full HD video capture (1080P@60fps H.264) and ARM TrustZone security support.
Interview with Intrinsiq Materials at the Printed Electronics USA event. Intrinsiq Materials is an advanced materials company with expertise in the manufacture, functionalisation and dispersion of nanoparticles and ink formulation. Specialising in low cost nanoparticle-based copper conductive inkjet inks and screen print pastes for the printed electronics industry, Intrinsiq also supply prototyping and production laser precision sintering systems (LAPS-60) for use with their ink and paste products. Newly released products include copper seed layer ink for glass and plastic substrates which activates commercially available electroless copper chemistry, nano phosphors for security inks and thermoelectric materials. For more information see http://www.intrinsiqmaterials.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with BeBop Sensors at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, shape, motion and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop uses a proprietary Monolithic Fabric Sensor Technology that integrates all of the sensors, traces and electronics into a single piece of fabric. BeBop technology senses and displays 3D maps of pressure, bend, location, rotation, angle, and torsion. For more information see http://www.bebopsensors.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
This is an interview taken with the Renesas Electronics Corporation at the Printed Electronics USA event. Renesas Electronics Corporation is a supplier of microcontrollers and of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a range of analog and power devices. For more information see http://am.renesas.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Altierre shows their low power and scalable wireless "IoT for Retail" network deployed in retail stores in almost every major city in the US, France, and elsewhere. Altierre has established itself in the market for the electronic shelf label, in huge expansion as every supermarket is interested to have dynamic smart price labels on everything in every store. This network carries the price changes of millions of price labels every day. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Jezetek shows their new smartphone with a 5.2" LCD and a 4.7" E Ink display on the back, enables up to 2 weeks of battery life when only the e-ink display is used. The two displays are mirrored and one can transfer to either at any point of time. The price will be about $300 for 1000 pieces order. The company also demonstrates their e-ink 9.7” tablet that includes a stylus for drawing or writing.
Cathy from Yifang Digital shows their ZigBee gateway that drives the smart devices such as a temperature sensor, light, water leak sensor, fan etc. The company develops smart home solutions and chose ZigBee because of widespread support amongst other OEMs and low power consumption. They have partnered with Lenovo, who sells their products under the brand “Nexturn”.
Fazein Acton Global, a Silicon Valley-based startup, has on demo their Rocket Skates, a pair of powered skates that run on rechargeable batteries and allow the wearer to move faster. The skates are available in different models differentiated only by price and battery runtime. Prices start at US$399 for the cheapest model.