OMAP5 at CES 2012

Posted by – January 20, 2012

Texas Instruments was showing the OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor for the first time at CES 2012 running on their new development kit which they were showing to people but not allowing video recording of yet.

Engadget.com was the first to be allowed to film a demo of it:

Look forward to much more on the Texas Instruments OMAP5 platform at Mobile World Congress next month and in the months to come until devices start shipping using OMAP5 by the end of the year or early next year.

Windows RT on OMAP4470 Texas Instruments 1.5Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet

Posted by – January 20, 2012

Here's Windows 8 on an ARM Powered Tablet, running on the Texas Instruments OMAP4470 1.8Ghz processor with the SGX544 GPU. This is the first time that I saw the OMAP4470 in a tablet and it's the first time that I briefly touched Windows 8 on an ARM Powered tablet (as you can hear in the video, I wasn't supposed to be allowed to touch it). Look forward to much more on OMAP4470 and Windows 8 on ARM in the months to come.

MHL at CES 2012

Posted by – January 20, 2012

Judy Chen, Director of Marketing at MHL presents the latest developments at the MHL Consortium, the latest list of devices to support the new standard. It looks like most new high-end phones, HDTVs and new types of devices are using the MHL connector and are part of the MHL Consortium, the reason being having everything go through one Micro-USB connector on the side of devices makes them simpler, thinner, cheaper to manufacture.

Rockchip RK2918 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets

Posted by – January 19, 2012

Rockchip is showing Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich running smoothly on their RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 processor.

Rockchip RK2918 Ice Cream Sandwich Smartphone

Posted by – January 19, 2012

Rockchip is showing Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich running on their 3.5" 800x480 capacitive sub-$100 Android phone. This phone is on the Chinese market with China Mobile on their CDMA network.

Rockchip RK2918 for set-top-boxes

Posted by – January 19, 2012

Status of the RK2918 for use in Set-top-boxes, it can be done for less than $50, with up to ICS support, Google TV OS support once that is open sourced.

ViewLink MyVu VizCom Headmounted Android video-streaming system

Posted by – January 19, 2012

The targetted price is $199, mass manufacturing to start in March. It's an LCOS based headmounted 800x600 display connected with an Android box that you can put in your pocket. That Android powered box runs apps, such as the Biggifi remote controlling app, it can also output Android to your HDTV using the MHL connector. It can tether through your smartphone for internet connectivity and stream the video from the headset to any Android supported live video streaming services, be it ustream, google+ hangouts, justin.tv and more.

Eton Rukus launched at CES 2012

Posted by – January 19, 2012

Here's a solar powered sound system, you can use it on a sunny day in the park or on the beach and the solar powered system and battery should last it playing loud music the whole day. It's got a little E Ink screen that displays information about status, battery level, volume and other information. You pair your Bluetooth smartphone or other Bluetooth music player to it as the source for the music.

Freescale i.MX6 Lite Series launched at CES 2012

Posted by – January 19, 2012

Freescale launches 2 new i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processors at CES 2012, while demonstrating the performance of their quad-core, they are also launching the new i.MX 6SoloLite processor, which is designed specifically for next-generation eReaders and is the follow-on to the company's i.MX508 processor and the dual-core i.MX 6DualLite, targeting a broad array of smart devices and products including tablets, IPTVs, IP phones, medical patient monitoring systems and home energy management solutions.

Freescale shows i.MX6 for auto/aero-infotainment with long term support

Posted by – January 19, 2012

Freescale is showing the next generation i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 based in-car infotainment system. Freescale promises to provide 15 years of support for the chip, meaning that car manufacturers can feel confident using the i.MX6 in cars and airplanes, as it takes multiple years to make those, Freescale promises to still manufacture the same processor 15 years from now. They optimize features for cars such as using sensors and cameras for better car safety. Freescale is a global leader in producing processors used in cars.