HDMI 2.0 is 4K 60fps at 18Gbit/s

Posted by – September 20, 2014

HDMI is to be the standard for 4K, supporting 18Gbit/s bandwidth for uncompressed 4K at 60fps, every major 4K TV includes HDMI 2.0 support.

Linaro: User space perf counters, ARMv7 and ARMv8

Posted by – September 20, 2014

Direct access to perf counters for Networking/ODP domain really helps to budgeting lower CPU cycles to Benchmark Data Plane. Demo shows POC about Accessing Perf counters with Perf syscall Vs Direct access of perf counters from Userspace. Implementation has been shown for ArmV7 ( Arndale ) Board and ArmV8 ( Juno ) Board. Yogesh Tillu, Linaro/Cavium Engineer has demoed 1st cut implementation of concept.

8K 120Hz demo by NHK Japan

Posted by – September 19, 2014

Japanese NHK public broadcast R&D group shows their 120Hz 8K display and camera (at 144Gbit/s through optical) by Hitachi (red/blue/green prism sensors) and Astro (single image sensor) that I filmed here. Japan wants to just leapfrog 4K and go directly to 8K testing 8K broadcasts starting in 2016, with full massive deployments targetted for 2020 where everyone in Japan will maybe be able to receive 8K TV.

$129 Firefly RK3288 Development Board release

Posted by – September 17, 2014

T-Chip launches the Firefly Development Board on RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764 runs Ubuntu and Android. Firefly-RK3288 provides some external expansion interface, including LCD interfaces and some other standard interfaces such as: Double MIPI, Double LVDS, ISP, EDP, PWM, SPI, UART, ADC , GPIO, I2C, I2S. Standard configuration is 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC with a high configuration version possible with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC. It has dual band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit ethernet. In this video you can see the Ubuntu and Android demo on Firefly RK3288, and a tour of the T-Chip offices featuring their PCB Design engineers, Software engineers, sales staff and more.

The Firefly RK3288 is now available for $129 each (you can order 5/10/15/20/25 units at $129 each by sending an email to firefly@groupgadgets.com add $30/$33/$40/$45/$50 respectively for fast 3-5 day shipping to USA/Europe).

You can contact T-Chip here:
Candy Feng candy.feng@nagrace.com
West mqy@t-chip.com.cn
http://www.t-firefly.com/html/en/home/
teefirefly@gmail.com
weibo.com/teefirefly
twitter.com/TeeFirefly
facebook.com/TeeFirefly

Dr. Ken Morse, Cisco CTO of Connected Devices and Video Infrastructure

Posted by – September 17, 2014

Cisco offers cloud to set-top-box services, enabling Internet Speed for Service Providers to provide video-on-demand, video streaming, smart TV functionalities. Dr. Ken Morse, previously of Scientific Atlanta (aquired by Cisco in 2006), talks about Cisco working with Linaro to enable ARM Powered Set-top-box and home gateway solutions through open source.

Here you can watch his 1-hour keynote at the Linaro Connect 2014:

“As we move into a world where consumers expect to access all their video services on amy device, at any time, in any place, this requires major changes to the architecture of video delivery. In addition, the expectation is for new services to be launched at Internet Speed and not the typical 6 months or longer cycle taken by many new service introductions.”

Google Project Ara Keynote: Paul Eremenko

Posted by – September 16, 2014

Google works with Linaro to enable hot-swappable hardware modules in modular Android smartphones of the future.

Speaker: Paul Eremenko – Director of Project Ara at Google
Keynote Title: “What if hardware was more like software? Google’s Project Ara and the democratization of the hardware ecosystem.”

Paul’s Bio: Paul Eremenko is currently director of Project Ara at Google, in the Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) organization. Previously he was an associate vice president at Motorola, where he led the development project of Ara, a project to create a modular hardware ecosystem—rivalling the mobile app ecosystem in pace and level of innovation–around smart phones in an effort to deliver the mobile internet to the next 5 billion people. Paul is also research affiliate at MIT in the Engineering Systems Division.

Prior to joining Motorola and then Google, Paul directed the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s principal engine for disruptive innovation. TTO is DARPA’s systems office responsible for all X plane, spacecraft, ground vehicle, and robotics programs, totalling approximately $500 million annually. Previously, Paul developed and led DARPA’s advanced design and manufacturing program portfolio, and also served as program manager for several space efforts, including the 100 Year Starship.

Earlier in his career, Paul was an aerospace design engineer, the chief engineer for an unmanned aircraft program, and management consultant focusing on technology, innovation, and M&A strategies. He has undergraduate and Master’s degrees in aeronautics from MIT and Caltech, respectively, and law degree from Georgetown University. Paul is also licensed pilot.

Linaro Connect USA 2014 Opening Keynote: Linaro CEO George Grey

Posted by – September 16, 2014

Linaro is going to try to help at getting affordable 64bit ARM development boards to developers soon, Linaro CEO George Grey talks about Linaro’s Past, Present and Future.

Teclast P98 Air Factory Tour

Posted by – September 16, 2014

Tour at the factory in Guangzhou that is now mass manufacturing Allwinner A80T based Teclast P98 Air tablets selling in China.

You can contact the factory C&Q here:
http://cqteq.com
sales@cqteq.com
Phone: +86 20 32299590

TCL shows 55″ 4K for $1600, Kids TVs, set-up-boxes and more

Posted by – September 12, 2014

TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.

Samsung Gear Fit SDK Kit for developers

Posted by – September 11, 2014

Samsung Gear Fit is a fitness band from Samsung. The Gear Fit needs to be connected to a Samsung smartphone to exchange information. This fitness band has tracking capabilities and also a heart rate sensor which can tell whats your current heart rate. It also has GPS capability for tracking location. Gear Fit has a low power and low-end CPU. It runs a Samsung’s custom wearable OS which isn’t based in Android neither Tizen. Samsung has released the Gear Fit SDK for developers. The SDK comes with an emulator that animates what you can do with the device and emulates your custom built apps.