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Imec Intuitive internet of things, micro- and nanoelectronics research center from Belgium

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2015

Imec aims to bring this internet of things to the next level, Machines, buildings, vehicles, personal appliances will all be equipped with more intelligence, Imec is building platforms for an easy-to-use, intuitive IoT that interacts with us as individuals and learns from our habits, our preferences, our health. An IoT that will connect a wide range of systems. That will turn the massive amount of monitored data into information to make the right decisions and take the right actions, taking our privacy into account. This new, intuitive internet of things will increase our wellbeing and comfort, and will help manage the sustainability, complexity and safety of our world. Imec, a world-leading nanoelectronics R&D center, with expertise in radio, wireless sensing, ultra-low power electronics, body area networks, diagnostics and flexible electronics, leverages its technology advancements and global partnerships to develop the building blocks of the intuitive internet of things, smart systems will be unobtrusive, ultrasmall, cheap, intelligent, and ultra-low power. They will include sensors, actuators, and processing and communication abilities, often in a one-chip wireless solution.

IP500 Alliance Defines the Communication Platform for Smart Sensing Devices in the Home

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2015

Helmut Adamski, Chairman of IP500 Alliance at Internet of Things Applications Europe. IP500 are defining, developing, and providing a secure and vendor-neutral wireless communication platform for smart sensing devices for buildings and homes. The IP500® Alliance is an international industry initiative launched by leading manufacturers (OEMs), users and operators.  For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

ISORG Contactless 3D Gesture Recognition using Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Mr Laurent Jamet demonstrating ISORG's printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors; including their revolutionary user interface with contactless 3D gesture recognition at Printed Electronics Europe. ISORG is the pioneer company in organic and printed electronics devices for large-area photonics and image sensors, developing a disruptive technology converting plastic, paper and glass surfaces into smart surfaces. ISORG is a start-up company of CEA-LITEN, based in Grenoble (France). ISORG offers a new generation of high performance, thin and flexible optical sensors for large area digital imaging & scanning, motion & object presence detection, interactive surfaces and light measurement. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Solvay Piezoelectric Materials for Sensors and Actuators

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Corinne Duffie from Solvay Specialty Polymers showing piezoelectric materials for sensors and actuators at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers; offering, as a leading global producer of innovative materials which consistently surpass the highest standards for sustainability, durability, chemical and temperature resistance, weatherability and transparency, the widest range of specialty polymers in the world which fulfils critical requirements of global customers involved in industries such as the Automotive, Aerospace, Chemical, Healthcare, Membranes, Plumbing, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Wire & Cable and Alternative Energy ones. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

NovaCentrix: Manufacturing and Production of Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge® photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics. With processing times of only milliseconds, surface depositions can be heated to melting or crystallization temperatures without damaging low temperature substrates. The very short processing times of the PulseForge® tools allow for high-speed processing rates in a roll-to-roll production format at speeds approaching 100 meters per minute. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com

NovaCentrix Interview: Conductive Patterns Printed on Textiles

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2015

Interview with Dr Vahid Akhavan from NovaCentrix at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge® photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics. With processing times of only milliseconds, surface depositions can be heated to melting or crystallization temperatures without damaging low temperature substrates. For more information about the event see http://www.IDTechEx.com

ACER Chromebook R11 Flip Convertible

Posted by Gennie – September 19, 2015

ACER Chromebook R11 is 360 degree Foldable notebook with 11.6’’inch Touch screen, comes with very nice slim and nice design, based on Quad Core Intel Celeron N3150 @1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, retailer price at $299 coming soon in middle October.

Augustin Benito Bethencourt, Linaro Core Development Director

Posted by Charbax – September 17, 2015

Talks about what the Linaro Core Team is doing.

Linaro intern on Outreach Program for Women (OPW) solving the year 2038 problem

Posted by Charbax – September 17, 2015

Y2038 bug might crash 32bit systems in the year 2038, so patches are being submitted to solve it.

Sony α7S II full-frame mirrorless 4K camera with 5-axis optical image stabilisation

Posted by Charbax – September 16, 2015

Sony releases the new Sony Alpha 7S Mark2 for ultra-high sensitive, wide dynamic range, 5-axis image stabilisation, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in full-frame format. The Sony α7S II delivers a sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600 using its 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel image sensor and the Sony BIONZ X image processing engine, optimising the dynamic range across the entire ISO range and broadens the range of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimises noise in dark scenes. The Sony α7S II can record 4K movies internally in the XAVC S format where information from all pixels is utilised without line skipping or pixel binning, the camera can maximise the expanded power of the full-frame image sensor and produce 4K movies with higher image clarity and negligible moiré. Full pixel readout without pixel binning is also employed when shooting Full HD movies which means that it collects information from approximately five times as many pixels that are required to generate Full HD and condenses the information to produce extremely high quality FHD video. The Sony α7S II can record 120fps at 100Mbps with full pixel readout without pixel binning in full frame format which can be edited into 4x/5x slow motion footage in Full HD. The new Sony α7S II offers 5-axis image stabilisation that corrects camera shake along five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) which has the greatest impact on image quality and tends to occur with a telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) which becomes noticeable as magnification increases, and rotational shake (roll) that often affects night shooting or video recording. The autofocus system on the Sony α7S II offers 169 AF points for fast, precise focusing with greater accuracy. The power of the image sensor means that the absence of noise in images generated, enables the Fast Intelligent AF to detect contrast more easily and react speedily even in low-light situations (as low as EV-4), when it’s even tough to check with the naked eye. When shooting video, the AF performance is twice as fast as the predecessor model. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder in the α7S II has been upgraded and offers the world’s highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x (roughly 38.5 degrees in diagonal field of view) and shows clear images across the entire display area. The use of ZEISS T* Coating ensures sharp reduction of reflections on the viewfinder and unlike an optical viewfinder, the OLED Tru-Finder can be used to instantly show how exposure compensation, white balance and other selected settings are affecting the displayed image. The Sony α7S II also has Wi-Fi and NFC to work with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application available for Android and iOS. The Sony α7S II full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera will be available in Europe in November 2015, priced at approximately €3400.