Boundary Devices is a PCB design house working on the latest Freescale ARM processors, here showing the i.MX53 powering a nice 12″ capacitive tablet and a 24″ capacitive monitor.
$349, Honeycomb 3.2, Google Marketplace, 3G dongle can be integrated, up to 250GB Hard Drive storage, 1280×800 resolution touch screen, available in September, 1080p@60fps full codecs high profile video playback support… Engadget is posting some infos.
JBMM.fr and ArchosLounge.net are going to broadcast live from the Archos event today in Paris at 6:15 PM Paris Central European Time, 12:15 PM EST, 9:15 AM PST, check back when that time approaches to make sure this will be the right embed code. During the event, you can discuss the Archos Gen9 tablets here in the comments and at http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=54171
Engadget posted some pictures and specs: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/23/archos-intros-80-gb-and-101-g9-android-3-1-tablets-1-5ghz-cpu/
There will be a live chat:
Marsha Chang, Freescale i.MX product marketer shows us the Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start development board. You can buy this for $149 now, download the latest Linaro images of Ubuntu or Android by just putting them on the MicroSD card, booting it and you can test an ARM Powered desktop and you can start to develop and optimize software to run on this platform.
This is a robot training kit for $199, you get all the parts needed to start playing around programming with Freescale’s microcontrollers, sensors and more. At the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale is organizing the Make It challenge, where attendees have 36 hours to use one of these and build the coolest robot to win prizes. You can find more information at http://freescale.com/mechbot and http://buildsmartrobots.com
Freescale had a press conference to talk about all the microcontroller related releases they had at FTF. Microcontrollers represents about 40% overall of Freescale’s revenue, in this video I try to ask Jeff Bock, Freescale’s director of marketing industrial microcontrollers, what those Microcontrollers are used for, how Freescale’s customers chooses one architechture over another and where they are going.
Freescale works with Universities around the world to help provide tools to educate students on programming for Freescale processors. At the Freescale Technology Forum, Freescale organizes a Cup where some of the worlds best student teams show off their auto driving cars implemented with all of Freescale’s microprocessors and sensor technologies.
Here is the board for now, they are going to launch the new Genesi i.MX53 based Laptops and Desktops around July or August, providing more performance, using lower power, at lower cost. The current Genesi Efika MX Smartbook i.MX51 based laptop is selling for $199, the Genesi MX Smarttop i.MX51 Desktop is selling for $129, they plan for the next generation i.MX53 based Laptop (Smartbook) and Desktop (Smarttop) to be sold for even cheaper. They are also working to combine their ARM based Laptop with the Pixel Qi screen as soon as it’s mass produced.
Also watch my video interview with Konstantinos Margaritis talking about the way Genesi is optimizing Linux on ARM to make it up to 300% faster on these ARM Powered laptops and desktops.
This is an Interview with Rajeev Kumar, consumer product line manager for Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division, demonstrating the first prototype reference design board running the first sample of Freescale’s new i.MX 6Quad processor platform. This is the industry’s first Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC combined with a full 64bit memory bus. I try to ask Rajeev Kumar about the performance, the features, the design. They use triple-play graphics designed in partnership with Vivante. Look forward to more videos here on http://ARMdevices.net about the i.MX 6 processor.