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Technologic Systems at ARM Techcon 2016

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

Arizona-based Technologic Systems makes boards for embedded applications using ARM CPUs and Linux support packages. Their field applications engineer displays a range of boards with Marvell, NXP, FreeScale Semiconductor, and Cavium processors. Their BAT12 system on display is meant to provide power backup for a few hours in case of loss. They also display their range of LCD monitors with full computers built onto the back of them.

Minix TV Boxes at ARM Techcon 2016

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

Minix is a Hong Kong-based set top box manufacturer that has on display their entire range here. The bestselling model uses an RK3188 CPU (quad-core Cortex-A9) with an Ethernet port, 1GB RAM and 16GB of NAND flash. The X7 and X7 mini, their most mature platform, is used by companies to use their own software which is then sold to end consumers utilising digital signage. The S905 uses a 64-bit CPU, and supports 30fps 4K video. There is also a model with a 3G/4G SIM card and a PCI-E port for adding faster wireless cards or SSDs.

ComTech IoT location providing hardware and software

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

ComTech, a company that makes location offerings, is displaying here their solutions for obtaining location on ARM mbed. On display are three mbed setups that use cellular networks, GPS, and WiFi. The company provides the APIs and the SDKs to ARM mbed, and offer a cloud service for assistance in finding locations.

DevicePilot IoT operational management

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

Keith Reed, CEO of DevicePilot, explains about operational management in IoT. The company helps companies that deploy smart solutions, to ensure that their smart devices are kept up-to-date with the latest firmware and that they are functional. An example for the company is one of their clients that supply fire alarms - DevicePilot assists in ensuring that the alarms are functional.

SpinDance IoT development service for ARM mbed Ecosystem

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

Tom Miller, VP of Marketing for SpinDance, discusses the functions of the company. SpinDance provides turnkey solutions for companies that want to make smart products. Their demo product is one that is intended to be used for disasters/emergencies; it consists of a split ball that can be thrown into a collapsed building, for example, to detect sound and measure temperature, humidity and air pressure.

ATGames Zuma Gamers Portal, gameplay streaming, chat, interactive

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

ATgames shows their ARM Powered video game streaming platform, streaming retro games and any game, their game broadcasting platform runs on the ARM Cortex-A15 server chip previously developed by Calxeda. The Zuma service client captures screenshots from a user which is then uploaded to their server. They also have on display the consoles, one being a handheld Sega/Atari console running on ARM Cortex-A7, and a Sega Genesis console running on ARM Cortex-A9. The company has apps for both Windows and Android.

Flexible Haptic feedback by Novasentis for AR/VR controllers, smartwatches, e-textiles and more

Posted by Charbax – November 24, 2016

Novasentis CEO introduces their flexible, thin, light, multi output haptic technology, here demonstrating how it may be used to enhanse sensing for AR/VR applications where you already have video and audio, and the haptic feedback that can be customized for each finger and programmed so that you can get a variety of "sensations", smart variable haptic frequencies can emulate the feeling of touching different materials in the AR/VR world. Francois did not name his customers but they are working with companies that are making AR/VR devices, gaming controllers and wearable devices. I have previously video blogged about the flexible wearable devices and they are making further progress with that application also where the haptic actuators are embedded into the smart watch strap. I can think of many more applications for this technology including smart clothing. Watch my channel to hear latest updates about Novasentis that is the only company that has this type of technology.

Color Boogie Boards and Toys from Kent Displays

Posted by Charbax – November 24, 2016

Kent Display is a great display for hand writing, this is a technology that feels like paper. Dr Asad Khan the CTO for Kent Displays who is also the winner of the 2016 APS prize spoke to me about their newest products. They now have color Boogie Board, he also showed their transparent CH-LCD screen in a toy, called Play n Trace where children can learn to trace and draw in a fun way. Kent Displays has been supplying cholesteric LCD to the mobile phone and tablet accessories market, they are now shipping millions of devices and this business is growing. The display and the devices are rugged with sunlight readability outside. Also check out their new product sold thru TV, its called MagicSketch

Allwinner Double OS for 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet market

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2016

Allwinner has developed Double OS together with the Phoenix OS team, to provide one UI optimized for keyboard/mouse in productivity mode and another stock Android UI for touch-screen use. You can watch my video showcasing the rest of the latest Allwinner powered devices on the market here

Instrumental helps find and fix issues on manufacturing lines

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2016

Instrumental is modernizing manufacturing, enabling customers to continuously improve their parts, processes, and products. Founded by two ex-Apple engineers, Anna Shedletsky and Samuel Weiss, Instrumental cuts inefficiencies in the hardware development and production process by capturing data that is normally lost and using computer vision and machine learning algorithms to extract useful information that can be used to improve parts, products, and processes. In this video, they demonstrate an Instrumental inspection system. It takes high resolution images at key states of product assembly, and enables engineers to inspect and take geometric measurements on those units minutes or weeks later. Instrumental customers have used the system to discover issues they didn’t know they had, and to quickly get to root cause, saving significant time and money during development and production. Customers have also tracked product quality, driven yield improvements, and set specifications remotely using Instrumental’s software. Their current customer base spans hardware, apparel, and top-tier manufacturers. Check out a customer case study to learn more about how Instrumental can support your development efforts, or visit them at http://www.instrumental.ai

This video was filmed at IDTechEx USA 2016