ST-Ericsson shows Sensor Fusion

Posted by – March 5, 2012

Motion Core presents the usage of Sensor Fusion on the ST-Ericsson U8500 powered Sony Xperia P. It takes the information from all the sensors inside of the phone and renders it as a Wii-like remote control even without the use of infrared.

Dolby presents the JPEG-HDR format

Posted by – March 5, 2012

JPEG-HDR is a new image format to store HDR information with JPEG images.

NXP NFC for Payments at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – March 5, 2012

NXP shows and talks about how NFC is being implemented throughout the smartphones industry to provide for identification and their other chip for authentication technology.

Chips&Media CODA9A0 presents 4K2K video decode for ARM Cortex-A15

Posted by – March 3, 2012

Chips and Media provides hardwired video codec IP for ARM chip makers, that accelerates and smoothly plays back now up to 2160p video at 30fps for ARM Cortex-A15 processors to be taped out mid-year and possibly released in devices by the end of the year!

Celluon Prodigy, infrared keyboard and kick-stand as iPhone case

Posted by – March 3, 2012

Celluon is showing a prototype of their red lazer infrared keyboard integrated in an iPhone case that also comes with a kick-stand. They are also working to reduce the size of their keyboard projection/detection module to try to work with tablet and smartphone makers to include this system directly into tablets and smartphones. You can watch my video of the Celluon Magic Cube filmed at CES 2011 here.

Oblong g-speak spatial operating environment

Posted by – March 3, 2012

From the science adviser of the movie The Minority Report, it’s about moving stuff around on interfaces by gestures, special remotes, special user interfaces and more.

VisualOn video playback at Mobile World Congress 2012

Posted by – March 3, 2012

VisualOn provides software solutions to ensure smooth video playback accross all ARM Powered devices. For example Netflix uses VisualOn to smoothly work accross all Android devices, all other OS etc.

Renesas MP5232 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with integrated LTE

Posted by – March 2, 2012

Renesas Mobile demonstrates their MP5232 platform, containing a Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.5Ghz, PowerVR SGX544 GPU and integrated Cat-4 LTE/HSPA/2G triple-mode modem in a single chip, which offers a solution to handset vendors that significantly lowers the cost and power consumption of high-performance LTE smartphones. Together with Renesas MP5225 platform, a two-chip solution for high-end smartphones, and Renesas SP2531, a modem-only platform for Triple-Mode LTE/HSPA/2G data cards and embedded modules, Renesas Mobile is bringing LTE to the Mass Market.

ST-Ericson L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9

Posted by – March 2, 2012

ST-Ericsson demonstrates their new L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor with the SGX544 GPU. They show that it can be cranked at up to 2.2Ghz and it can also automatically be down-clocked to 400Mhz when not much CPU performance is needed when for example tasks like video-playback are offloaded to an other part of the System on Chip.

I’m interviewed on DRadio Wissen, German National Radio

Posted by – March 1, 2012

In this Interview conducted by Moritz Metz broadcast on the German National Radio Network DRadio Wissen, I talk about Augmented Reality, Head-mounted wearable computing, the new user interfaces that provides. You can listen to the 5-minute audio Interview in English at: http://wissen.dradio.de/datenbrille-golden-i-internet-im-gesicht.36.de.html?dram%3Aarticle_id=15321

You can also listen the Interview Moritz Metz did with me last year at CeBIT for the same Radio station where I talk about my job as a video-blogger here: http://wissen.dradio.de/cebit-blogger-reist-gadgets-hinterher.36.de.html?dram:article_id=8810&dram:audio_id=11295&dram:play=1