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Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kit for Education

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2016

Lego Education launches Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kit at https://education.lego.com/en-us/elementary/shop/wedo-2 to teach elementary students all over the world about science and to give them a taste for building robots based on lego. It includes bluetooth controlled motors with apps on Android and iOS to let the students program the behavior of each lego robot.

KEP shows $70 Rockchip/Intel x3 3G-R Android phone with Debian Linux on MHL output

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2016

KEP works with Foxconn and Intel to manufacture a Rockchip Intel 3G-R Android smartphone then when outputting to an external display using MHL it outputs Debian Linux on the external display. It also shows the Android in a window on the side of the Linux. This is a kind of Android to Linux.

MWC 2016 Keynote: ARM CEO Simon Segars

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2016

Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings, gives a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Talking about security for the Internet of Things, how ARM is working towards bringing solutions for the market to be mindful of cyber crime, implementing robust security for the IoT to really take off.

You can also watch the official video of this keynote here: http://www.mobileworldlive.com/mwc16-videos/mwc16-keynote-arm/

ENEA Pharos Lab, 64bit ARM server for Networking, world’s first OPNFV reference Lab

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2016

OPNFV Pharos Lab project deals with developing an OPNFV lab infrastructure that is geographically and technically diverse. The Pharos Lab is hosted in Kista, Sweden, it will greatly assist in developing a highly robust and stable OPNFV platform (see more: https://wiki.opnfv.org/pharos) OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform to accelerate the introduction of new NFV products and services (see more: https://wiki.opnfv.org/start)

The following ARMv8 servers are used:
- Controller nodes: 3 * Applied Micro X-Gene 2 ARMv8-64 8 cores @ 2.4GHz, 32GB RAM, 1x128GB SSD, 2x1TB HDD, 1x10Gbps SFP+ NICs, 2x1Gbps NICs.

- Compute nodes: 2-3* Cavium Networks CN8890-CRB ThunderX ARMv8-64 48 cores @ 2.5GHz, 8x16GB RAM (128GB total), 1x500GB HDD, 1x40Gbps QSFP+ NIC, 2x10Gbps SFP+ NICs, 1x1Gpbs NIC (RJ45, IPMI interface).

ENEA’s demo in ARM booth was showing a simple NFV application running on our operational ARMv8 Pharos lab infrastructure. The application demonstrates a simple NFV service chain integrating a DPI (deep packet inspection) VNF engine provided by QOSMOS (see more: http://www.qosmos.com).

JmGO View, Portable TI DLP Projector 250-lumen $459 now on indiegogo

Posted by Gennie – March 2, 2016

JmGO View (aka JmGO P2) is a portable aluminum cylinder shaped TI DLP projector, a simplified upgrade after JmGO G1, based on the Quad-core Mstar ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash, micro-SD card slot, runs Android 4.4, supports 4K video decode, with 250-lumen brightness support up to 1280*720 at 180". Battery life up to 5 hours with built-in 15600mAh Lithium battery. With LAN and WiFi, Dolby powered 2.0 channel Hi-Fi Speaker, HDMI-in, JmGO View also supports Miracast and DLNA wireless display from your Android, iOS, Windows smartphone/tablet/PC. Early bird price at $459 on Indiegogo now (retail price at $599): http://igg.me/at/jmgoview/x/585198

Previous JmGO videos on ARMdevices.net include JmGO Headquarters office tour, JmGO G1, JmGO P1: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/jmgo/

Here's the official Indiegogo video:

Distributors can contact JmGO directly:
Pacha He, Overseas Sales Director
Mobile Phone:+86 13632711546 (also works with whatsapp)
the@jmgo.com
http://en.jmgo.com
Buy JmGO here: http://www.aliexpress.com/supplier-fm/wholesale-products/234138010-productlist.html

Svein-Egil Nielsen, CTO of Nordic Semiconductor, enabling wearables, IoT, Bluetooth beacons and more

Posted by Charbax – March 1, 2016

Nordic Semiconductor provides ultra low power ARM processors, to enable Bluetooth Smart devices, they are in wearables, smartwatches, rings, pens, wireless chargers, bluetooth beacons, smart home IoT. Nordic Semiconductor partners with many module makers who take the Nordic Semiconductor chips to adapt it to every type of suitable market. They showcase their support of Apple HomeKit. Nordic Semiconductor and the community has answered over 10 thousand questions at https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/questions/ to support their customers.

Nordic Semiconductor just launched the nRF52832 SoC, which is a powerful, highly flexible ultra-low power multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth Smart, ANT and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF52832 SoC is built around a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F CPU with 512kB + 64kB RAM. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT and proprietary 2.4 GHz protocol stack. It is on air compatible with the nRF51 Series, nRF24L and nRF24AP Series products from Nordic Semiconductor.

Kirk Skaugen, General Manager of Intel PC Client Group at Huawei MateBook launch

Posted by Charbax – March 1, 2016

Intel partners with Huawei to release Huawei's first Intel consumer device, the Huawei MateBook running on an Intel Core-M3/M5/M7 processor, with different skews from 4GB/8GB RAM and from 128GB/512GB SSD storage, to be sold from $699 to $1599 without the keyboard dock. Kirk Skaugen talks about how Intel says that the 2-in-1 segment is their fastest growing consumer client market after the phablet with a 40% growth in 2015 compared with 2014 (but not saying how many units that represents). Kirk Skaugen also says Intel is looking forward to provide "full" Windows Continuum products also taking advantage of USB Type-C DisplayPort and other screen outputs and smart docks that add connectors also through USB Type-C like the MateDock.

Off camera I asked him (as I've been asking every Intel spokesperson that I see at tradeshows for years) when Intel would be making ARM Processors for consumer devices in their Fab, letting the market choose which architecture is best to use, but he smiled and didn't respond. Check back later on my channel for more on that, probably.

Qualcomm booth tour at MWC 2016

Posted by Charbax – February 28, 2016

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 on 14nm is ready shown in LeTV Le Max Pro, LG G5 and the Sony Xperia X using their newest Kryo custom ARMv8 64bit CPU, their newest Adreno GPU and their newest Spectra ISP camera image sensor. Qualcomm also releases 3 new ARM processors, the Snapdragon 625 on 14nm, Snapdragon 425 and Snapragon 435 for the mid-tier and sub-premium tier. Those include the Snapdragon 500 series GPU, faster memory bandwidth and more. Qualcomm shows ultrasonic fingerprint technology that can go behind glass. Qualcomm shows 802.11ad for up to 7gbit/s Wi-Fi over the 60Ghz spectrum, and they show their newest LTE modems, the Qualcomm X12 LTE modem, and the Qualcomm X16 LTE modem that can go to gbit/s speeds over LTE.

Rapiro, Arduino/Raspberry Pi powered humanoid robot kit

Posted by stromium – February 27, 2016

Rapiro is a humanoid robot kit that includes 12 servo motors, RGB LED lights for the “eyes”, an Arduino base (upgradeable to Raspberry Pi) to bring robotics to the masses. The kit can be used out of the box even without any programming. The kit is available for around $400 in Japan.

Skyworth L18A $100 Octa-core MT6753 Smartphone 5.0’ 3G 16G

Posted by Gennie – February 27, 2016

Skyworth shows smart phones powered by MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core Cortex-A53 with different price range on MWC2016. Skyworth L18A is affordable smart phone with 5.0’ HD display at 1280*720 resolution, 3GB RAM, 16GB Flash, bulk price at $100 for 5000pcs MOQ. Skyworth T612 is smartphone support full world-wide bands network in any country, bulk price at $175 for 2000pcs MOQ.

You can contact Skyworth here: (Please let them know if you watch this video)
Johnny Zhang, Deputy General Manager
zhangguojian@skyworth.com