Rising Speakers Factory Tour

Posted by – March 19, 2015

33-minute tour at the Rising Electronics Smart Speakers Factory, where they use Allwinner C100 (multimedia, bluetooth) and C100A (also with WiFi) processors for smart speakers with even video playback. Here's a tour of their precision mold machines, assembly, doing their multimedia speakers, mp5 players, radio cassettes with USB, LCD TVs and more, with their markets being Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda) and the Middle-east, with 20-30 thousand shipping there each month.

You can contact Rising Electronics here:
faizul@risingelectronics.com
+86 13556802882

$38 UyeSee SoundMate WM201 Wireless Music Adapter

Posted by – March 19, 2015

Uyesee releases their second generation WiFi audio streamer in Uyesee SoundMate WM201 wifi audio streaming adapter which is able to transform any old speaker into a connected WiFi HiFi Smart audio System. With Soundmate, you can stream music from local storage or cloud through any smart device by airplay or DLNA streaming protocol, including phone, tablet, laptop, Mac with Android, iOS, Windows, Windows Phone, Mac support. They ship it with the EZCast app helping with the user experience for the maximum compatibility, supporting all audio formats from normal audio files to lossless audio files, such as flac, ape, wav.

Main Features :
- Streaming from 3G/4G network of mobile device, can be used in car or outdoor
- Using WiFi technology to enable a longer streaming distance compared to Bluetooth
- Unified app and operating systems supported iOS/Android/Windows/Windows Phone/Mac
- Support popular streaming protocols DLNA/AIRPLAY
- Audio outputs 3.5" earphone audio output and SPDIF with 2.1 and 5.1 channel support
- Support playing from USB pen drive and TF card
- Support Lossless audio FLAC/APE/WAV
- Internet Radio: 120+ Countries, 10000+ Channels
- Support Streaming music from Cloud
- Support Streaming music from MTV

You can read more at: http://www.uyesee.com
Business inquiry: inquiry@uyesee.com
3G/4G Streaming Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4nSZAJ3ok
Where to Buy:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/SoundMate-WM201-AirPlay-DLNA-EZMusic-WiFi-Music-streamer-for-iOS-Android-Windows-Mac-Internet-Radio-Play/1191754_32259406189.html

Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 ARM Cortex-M7 (World’s fastest ARM Cortex-M)

Posted by – March 17, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 microcontrollers are based on the high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M7 RISC processors with double precision floating point unit. They operate at a maximum speed of 300MHz and feature up to 2048KB of Flash, dual 16KB of cache memory and up to 384KB of SRAM. They can achieve 1500 CoreMarks or up to 645 DMIPS. On the memory side, they have a flexible SRAM which can be configured as Tightly Coupled Memory (TCM) up to 256KB. Allowing execution of deterministic code or fast processing data. Code executed from TCM is executed at full speed so at 300MHz. The SRAM is multi-port which is reducing the latency over the bus matrix. When they have a lot of burst the latency can be reduced by 16 thanks to the 4 ports. To accelerate the execution of the code from on-chip Flash or nonvolatile memory connected to QuadSPI or over the External Bus Interface, they have integrated a huge L1 cache of 16kByte for the instruction and 16kByte for the data. Both with ECC. The 384KByte of SRAM can be extended through the SDRAM interface. Looking at the features now, they have plenty of serial communications such as SPI, SDIO or USART. Atmel has one High-speed USB Host and Device, with integrated PHY which obviously save some cost and PCB space. There is one CMOS Camera interface for image acquisition. All the series offer two Advanced Analog Frontend (AFE) with Dual Sample and hold capability and Up to 16-bit resolution with hardware oversampling. They also have programmable Gain for small signal input. All series offer real-time event management through direct connection between PWM, Timer and ADC for motor control application. Both series are based on the same feature set, the only difference is coming from the Ethernet, CAN support (SAME70 integrates Ethernet and CAN). Atmel offers all series in BGA and QFP from 64 to 144 pins. Small 64-pin pincount option offers an entry level form factor high performance MCU. All series support the extended Industrial temperature range from -40 to 105°C.

Qualcomm at Linaro Connect, Open Source Freedreno GPU Drivers for Qualcomm Adreno GPUs running on Inforce Computing’s Single-board-computers

Posted by – March 17, 2015

Hacking on Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 805 based Inforce Computing single-board-computers, Inforce 6410 and Inforce 6540, in this video, the Qualcomm Linaro Landing Team and Qualcomm Linaro engineers talk about the status of Ubuntu Linux release on Snapdragon 600 processor based development boards. Rob Clark, Freedreno project owner, talks about the status of open source graphics drivers for Qualcomm Adreno processor. The Linaro Linux release uses Freedreno graphics driver for HW acceleration. Other landing team engineers talk about various other plugins and drivers such Gstreamer plugin developed for the Linux release to enable to support for HW accelerated HTML5 video. There has been a lot of progress made on up streaming drivers for Snapdragon processors. For latest Linaro Linux release, visit: http://releases.linaro.org/latest/ubuntu/snapdragon For information on development boards based on Snapdragon processor, visit http://mydragonboard.org/. For Inforce Computing’s single-board-computers based on Snapdragon processors, visit http://inforcecomputing.com/products/inforce_products.html

Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ FPGA MPSoC with quad ARM Cortex-A53 and dual ARM Cortex-R5

Posted by – March 16, 2015

Xilinx announces their next generation 16nm FPGA with quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and dual-core ARM Cortex-R5, Mali400 GPU. The FPGA market is for designs where flexibility, high performance and fast time to market is important providing programmable hardware. The silicon is going to be available at the end of this year, so they are for now showing emulated version of their SoC. The dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 on the SoC are used for increased safety and security. By going with a 16nm 64bit design, Xilinx can pack a lot more performance without consuming more power than their previous dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Zynq 7000 which I filmed here http://armdevices.net/2011/03/04/xilinx-zynq-7000-series-cortex-a9-in-fpga-at-embedded-world-2011/

ARM Mali-T760 Graphics demos

Posted by – March 13, 2015

Android 5 on 64bit ARMv8 with Mali-T760MP8 shown running Epic Unreal Engine as well as the Mali-T760 MP4 on the Pipo P4 with 32bit Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17.

Atmel QTouch Surface Platform, Eirik Slettahjell

Posted by – March 9, 2015

World's lowest power capacitive touch, the new Atmel QTouch Surface platform builds on the market-proven QTouch capacitive touch button sensing technology supported by Atmel | SMART MCUs. The new solution includes an on-chip peripheral touch controller (PTC), the cornerstone technology that enables higher performance capacitive touch on Atmel MCUs. Consuming less than 4µA, the QTouch Surface technology is perfect for wearables and other battery-powered applications that require a capacitive touch user interface.

ULVAC nanoparticles using silver, gold and ITO

Posted by – March 8, 2015

ULVAC is a Japanese company that supplies manufacturing equipment to the display and photo-voltaic industry. They offer nanoparticle products using three materials in the main, namely silver, gold and ITO. They have the capability to offer both dispersed and formulated inks (IDTechEx: formulated refers to solutions suitable for printing). The ability to vertically integrate (form the particles, dispersions and inks) allows more value capture within the company. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

M-SOLV interview with IDTechEx at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by – March 7, 2015

M-Solv is a global company formed to advance laser micromachining and micro deposition applications. M-Solv performs application specific process research, design, engineering and manufacture for micron scale ablative machining and other specialised functional materials processes. This interview with IDTechEx provides more insight into the company and the industries it serves in. The video was taken at Printed Electronics USA. http://www.idtechex.com

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Posted by – March 6, 2015

Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53 with the Adreno 430 GPU, with LTE support on a 10.1” 2K display, 3GB RAM, it's thinner and lighter than Sony has ever done a tablet, packs a 6000 mAh battery for up to 17 hours of Video playback. It also has a nice bluetooth Keyboard Dock option that fits well with it and folds into a laptop mode. I just wish Sony would sell it closer to sub-$300 with LTE and the Keyboard Dock than at probably $600+.