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Freescale Kinetis L Series: Freescale Freedom Platform, $12.95 Cortex-M0+ Arduino development board

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

The FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform enabled by Kinetis L Series KL1 and KL2 MCUs families built on ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-KL25Z is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.
- MKL25Z128VLK4 MCU -- 48 MHz, 128 KB flash, 16 KB SRAM, USB OTG (FS), 80LQFP
- Capacitive touch "slider," MMA8451Q accelerometer, tri-color LED
- Easy access to MCU I/O
- Sophisticated OpenSDA debug interface
- Mass storage device flash programming interface (default) -- no tool installation required to evaluate demo apps
- P&E Multilink interface provides run-control debugging and compatibility with IDE tools
- Open-source data logging application provides an example for customer, partner and enthusiast development on the OpenSDA circuit

You can read more about it at:

Freescale Kinetis K70 on Tower with integrated display control unit

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

The K70 MCU family includes 512KB-1MB of flash memory, a single precision floating point unit, Graphic LCD Controller, IEEE 1588 Ethernet, full- and high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go with device charge detect, hardware encryption, tamper detection capabilities and a NAND flash controller.

256-pin devices include a DRAM controller for system expansion. The Kinetis K70 family is available in 196 and 256 pin MAPBGA packages.

More info:

Marvell Armada XP Server Platform in the Mitac GFX

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

Marvell is in production with their Armada XP ARM server processor platform, here demonstrated in the Mitac GFX server. You can also watch my Mitac server videos filmed last Computex:
MiTAC GFX ARM Server Launch: Gary Rumney and Ian Ferguson talk about ARM Powered Servers

Sphero smartphone/tablet remote controlled Bluetooth ball

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

Check out this cool looking ball that rolls around for an hour on a battery, can be remote controlled using any Android/iOS smartphone and tablet using Bluetooth.

NeulNET TV White Space Network, free wireless spectrum

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

NeulNET at ARM Techcon talks about building solutions for White Spaces to use the unlicensed 700Mhz spectrum for free use of that spectrum.

ARM 16/14nm FinFET Manufacturing Leadership

Posted by Charbax – November 2, 2012

John Heinlein, Vice President of Marketing, Physical IP Division at ARM talks about the 14nm FinFET ARM Processor manufacturing technology that is being developed and that is starting to be manufactured next year.

PhotonStar ChromaWhite Smart LED Lighting at ARM Techcon 2012

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2012

PhotonStar is building ARM Powered Smart LED Lights, adjusting color temperatur, brightness, etc, all according to the time of the day, according to user preference over Smartphones and Tablets, these new smart LED lights can revolutionize human performance, human health and optimize our power consumption.

HardKernel Odroid-X2, Exynos4412 1.7Ghz 2GB RAM development board

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2012

HardKernel presents their latest update to the ODROID-X Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 development board. This new ODROID-X2 ships with the 1.7Ghz (1.8Ghz over-clockable) Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, with 2GB RAM, and a higher clocked 533Mhz Mali-400 quad-core GPU. The price is $149, the 16GB eMMC memory (4x to 5x faster than booting/running from SD Card) is $39 extra, the $9 power adapter is recommended also, then also add about $30 for shipping. Here is Ubuntu running, with support for doing things like compiling the Linux kernel on this ARM powered device supposedly with a performance superior to the first generation Intel Core i3 processor. Mali-400 hardware acceleration for Ubuntu should be coming soon, it's already there for Android of course. The ODROID-X2 should start shipping from by the end of November.

Pictures of their catalog, click for full size:

OLPC XO-4 Touch to be Marvell Armada PXA2128 Powered

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2012

The One Laptop Per Child project is going to release the Marvell Armada PXA2128 ARM Powered Laptop in Q1 2013, thus with Marvell's new tri-core processor and touch screen support.

Marvell Classroom 3.0 SMILE Plug

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2012

This is the Marvell powered Stanford’s Mobile Inquiry Based Learning Environment (SMILE), it's an ARM Powered Plug Server and WiFi hotspot for classrooms around the world. One of these can support up to 60 devices over WiFi, synchronize all learning data and server school exercises.

Here's the official SMILE project video: