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Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute presentation overview

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2013

Here's an overview of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) with Ralf Schäfer Head of Image Processing agt HHI in Berlin Germany. The core competencies of HHI are in the areas of Photonic Networks and Systems, Mobile Broadband Systems, Photonic Components and Electronic Imaging.

Activities in photonic networks and components expand a spectrum from highly capacitive flexible long haul networks to the broadband inhouse network and their components

R&D-activities in the area of mobile broadband systems focus to design aspects of future cellular systems and their realization for various mobile communications systems. multi-antenna systems (MIMO) up to 1 Gbit/s, resource management for both cellular mobile, radio systems and WPAN-systems up to 60 GHz.

Optical and opto-electronic components and modules are developed and manufactured. Our range includes InP-based lasers and detectors with wavelengths from 1.1 µm to 2.0 µm, polymer lightwave circuits, and diffractive optics.

Main topics are further video- and audio-coding / transmission (Video over IP), the 2D- und 3D image processing, the image reproduction in virtual environments, teleimmersive systems, autostereoscopic displays, miixed reality displays, man-machine-interactions and information and videoretrieval.

Luke Shield’s Open Source Platform for Development

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Luke Shields of JCSC shows off his supposed to be platform for open source platform development in schools, encouraging children to experiment making hardware, re-painting old home consoles, integrate ARM development boards, modulate, what you want may not be what I want and what I want may not be what you want. Check it out.

Calxeda ECX-2000 ARM Cortex-A15 Server Processor

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Calxeda shows their new ARM Cortex-A15 based ECX-2000 supporting 16GB RAM on quad-core, used by HP in one of their new HP Moonshot ARM Server platform. Performance is 2x to 3x faster than their previous ARM Cortex-A9 Server platform. Calxeda also has 2 64bit ARM Server chips on their Roadmap with full production systems to be expected for early 2015 or so.

You can read more about Calxeda ECX-2000 at http://www.calxeda.com/ecx-2000-family/

ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) Training Exam

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Chris Shore, ARM Training and Education Manager and Daniel Dearing, ARM Engineering Qualifications Manager talk about the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer Exam, having provided day-long training sessions for spreading information about accreditation for engineers working with the ARM ecosystem.

Read more at http://www.arm.com/support/arm-accredited-engineer-program/accreditations/arm-accredited-mcu-engineer/

faytech 7-12 inch Touchscreen Monitor Product Presentation

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Arne Weber of faytech Co., Ltd. demonstrates his company's globally renowned 7"-12" Touchscreen Monitors. Designed in Germany and engineered with multiple application usage in mind, these high quality modular touch devices are used in many industrial and commercial solutions including factory automation, taxicabs, retail locations, and financial institutions. They are the #1 selling Touch devices in faytech's extensive Touchscreen Monitor and Touchscreen PC product line. The standard 7"-12" Touchscreen Monitor comes with a 4-wire resistive touchscreen, industrial LCD Panel with LED backlight, wide range Voltage-In (6-36V), enhanced temperature range (-20 to +70° Celsius), numerous connections including HDMI, VGA, 2x Video, 1x S-Video, 3x Audio-In, USB and serial Touch, all packed into a slim and stylish design perfect for machine integration or as a standalone.

Contact faytech:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second
Phase, Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Longgang, Shenzhen
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
sales@faytech.com
support@faytech.com
http://www.faytech.com

Bret Taylor presents Quip word processor

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Quip is a new social/professional online mobile-first word processor which is Bret Taylor's new startup. He was at Google Maps before 2007, then made Friendfeed that got acquired by Facebook, then he was the Facebook CTO.

Here's the official video of the full keynote discussion of Bret Taylor at Gigaom Roadmap 2013:

I’m video-blogging at LeWeb Paris December 10-12th

Posted by Charbax – December 2, 2013

You can see the program of speakers here: http://paris.leweb.co/programme/sessions

The list of speakers: http://paris.leweb.co/participants/leweb13-paris-speakers

It will be live-streamed at http://paris.leweb.co from December 10th at 9AM until December 12th at 6PM.

Let me know if there are any speakers, startups, companies attending LeWeb which you would like me to video-interview.

Geniatech PT115 Pad TV Tuner, add DVB-T to all Android devices

Posted by Charbax – December 2, 2013

Geniatech releases the Pad TV Tuner, a very small Micro USB device that works in any Android device that support OTG on the Micro-USB port. You just plug it in and it automatically works with the Geniatech DVB-T Tuner Android app.

You can find out more about it at http://www.geniatech.com/tv-tuner-for-android-tablet.asp

nCore HPC ARM+DSP Super Computer

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 29, 2013

nCore HPC presents the BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer, a heterogeneous ARM- and DSP-based super computer system using Texas Instrument's ARM+DSP Server design on a blade. nCore's primary customer is the US government. The supercomputer uses a heterogeneous architecture with 4 Arm Cortex A15 cores and 24 DSP cores with 16gb of memory per node and 1.2 terrabytes of physical memory in total. With HPC applications you need to hold much of what you are doing in memory. The vast amounts of computing power in the super computers have a wide variety applications such as medical imaging and simulation. Through programming you can divide programs among the ARM and DSP.

Company Website: http://www.ncoredesign.com/

Geniatech ATV1800 Enjoy TV Quad Core Box does 4K video on AmLogic M802 Set-top-box on new KKTV $1100 55″ 4K LCD TV

Posted by Charbax – November 28, 2013

In China, the 55" 4K TV now sells for $1100!!!!!!!! Dreams come true! We're all about to get a 4K TV (this one is the Konka KKTV LED55K60U). Android Set-top-box leader Shenzhen Geniatech shows me here their ATV1800 on AmLogic Quad-core M802 with Eight-core Mali-450 to actually playback 4K video over HDMI. This is the beginning of the Ultra HD future, on Android Box, here beautifully showing off this amazingly affordable new Konka KKTV LED55K60U 55" 4K TV sold for only $1100 all over China!!!! The trick of course is how we in the future will get 4K video contents, the trick I think is to stream it all from the web. I believe most movies of this last century are or can be digitized and made available in 4K streaming as soon as movie studios and cinemateques around the world make the 4K version of all 35mm-sourced or often 4K-digital (for movies filmed in the last 5 or so years) movies available. How much bandwidth does one need for good 4K video streaming? My guess is 20mbitps may be enough, even less sometimes if the 4K comes from YouTube and Netflix, while a good 4K streaming provider should scale above 20mbitps if your home Internet connection for example has 50mbitps, 100mbitps downstream speed or above.