Hexiwear platform enables IoT edge node and wearable development. Completely open-source and developed by MikroElektronika in partnership with NXP. The Hexiwear hardware includes the low power, high performance Kinetis K6x Microcontroller based on ARM Cortex-M4 core, the Kinetis KW40Z multimode radio SoC, supporting BLE in Hexiwear. The Hardware features included 6 on-board sensors such as Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer and Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Temperature, Humidity, light and Pressure sensors. Hexiwear also includes Color OLED Display, Rechargeable battery and External flash memory. Hexiwear is supported with its own application for Android and iOS, so users can connect the device to the cloud straight out of the box, without any additional software development required. Hexiwear uses FreeRTOS, the Kinetis software development kit (SDK) and the Kinetis Design Studio IDE. It's available for $49 at http://www.hexiwear.com/shop/
ARM launches their first ARM Cortex-M processors based on ARMv8-M architecture with ARM TrustZone technology,
IoT subsystem with ARM CoreLink system IP for fastest, lowest-risk path to silicon, Secure SoC designs fortified by TrustZone CryptoCell technology, Complete wireless solution with ARM Cordio radio IP for 802.15.4 and Bluetooth 5, Cloud-based service for secure management of IoT devices via ARM mbed Cloud, Optimized implementation on ARM Artisan IoT POP IP for the TSMC 40ULP process.
ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 are the first embedded processors based on the ARMv8-M architecture, bringing the proven secure foundation of ARM TrustZone to the most constrained IoT nodes. The majority of the top ten global MCU suppliers have already licensed one or both processors. Lead partners include Analog Devices, Microchip, Nuvoton, NXP, Renesas, Silicon Labs and STMicroelectronics.
The highly versatile Cortex-M33 features configuration options including a coprocessor interface, DSP and floating point computation, with increased performance and efficiency relative to Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4. The Cortex-M23 takes security to the most constrained devices, building on the standard set by Cortex-M0+ as an ultra-low power microprocessor in a tiny footprint
The new Cortex-M processors are backwards compatible with ARMv6-M and ARMv7-M architectures for direct and fast porting, accelerating product development. TrustZone CryptoCell-312 fortifies the SoC with a rich set of security features protecting the authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of code and data.
Read the full press release here: https://www.arm.com/about/newsroom/arm-accelerates-secure-iot-from-chip-to-cloud.php
The first ARM Cortex-A72 powered Chromebook, the first MediaTek Chromebook, powered by the Quad-core big.LITTLE MediaTek MT8173C Dual ARM Cortex-A72 and Dual ARM Cortex-A53 with PowerVR GX6250 GPU. This Acer Chromebook R13 is priced currently at $399, available now in the USA, soon should also be available in Europe. It looks great with a full sized HDMI, USB3 port, one USB Type-C port and a headset port. I am tempted to buy one, but I think I'll wait and see which Chromebooks will be released in the days/weeks to come, especially the rumored Rockchip RK3399 Powered Samsung Chromebook Pro.
Charlie Miller is a Senior Security Engineer at Uber Advanced Technologies Center, here is his keynote at ARM Techcon 2016. For better and worse, automotive security is headline news and garnering tremendous widespread attention from media, consumers, manufactures, and hackers alike. The security of today's vehicles involves many moving parts, but while manufactures take a majority of the blame, multiple parties contribute to the security debt in today's vehicle ecosystem. This keynote takes a deep dive into automotive security, current attacks and vulnerabilities, and also looks toward the future and onset of autonomous vehicles. Hear candid calls to action and highly distinctive insight into vehicle security from this famed hacker's perspective.
ARM mbed announces the ARM mbed Cloud, a new standards- and cloud-based SaaS solution for secure IoT device management. It simplifies connecting, securing, provisioning and updating of devices across complex networks with optimizations built-in for energy-efficiency. Its an 'any device, any cloud' service for OEMs to scale IoT quickly. Bee Hayes-Thakore talks at ARM TechCon 2016 about mbed Cloud, mbed OS5.2, new developer tools, mbed Partnership, mbed Enabled and the new mbed Connect Shenzhen summit coming up on December 5th 2016.
Doug Anson, ARM IoT Solutions Architect talks about how ARM has worked with IBM to integrate ARM mbed with IBM Watson IoT platform on Bluemix Cloud Platform. The demo uses ARM Cordio Bluetooth sending a Google Physical Web URL to the Chrome Browser in the smartphone, creating an ability for the Chrome browser to interact with Bluetooth, enabling payment for parking meters by Bluetooth from the parking meter. Hooking up with the backend through IBM Watson, integrating with IBM's payment service and blockchain service.
ARM shows Vulkan API support on the Exynos 8890 Quad-core Samsung M1 (custom big core by Samsung), Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Also showing computer vision deep neural network database by Luxosft that allows detection of objects offline that uses GPU Compute for optimal performance
Vitaliy Goncharuk is the Founder of Augmented Pixels, explains how his company's technology can enable computer vision for fully autonomous drones, robots on ARM Processors, providing the SLAM SDK to enable real-time obstacle avoidance, object/person follow tracking and more on basic ARM Processors, even on ARM Cortex-M based processors, enabling DJI Phantom 4 like features on sub-$100 ARM Powered Drones, maybe.
Judd Heape is Senior Director, Marketing in IVG (Imaging & Vision Group) at ARM talks about Apical that was acquired by ARM in May 2016, enabling Computer Vision in a new area on the SoC, already shipped with over 500 million ARM Processors, here demonstrating HDR-10 video through Assertive Display. HDR10 HEVC video stream decoded by Mali-V550 video processor to AFBC-compressed 10-bit YUV, Displayed at Full HD through Mali-DP650 display processor. With Assertie Display technology for excellent image clarity under all viewing conditions, such as under bright sunlight.
Machines with human-like abilities, sensors capable of smelling disease and systems that can help manage cities are all part of a rapidly-innovating Internet of Things. As the technology sector creates more intuitive and capable hardware and software, a paradigm shift looms for our world and ARM's industry.
ARM CEO Simon Segars discusses how this new system of interconnected technologies is creating new value for society and business, and how the ARM ecosystem can keep driving the pace of entrepreneurial creativity to enhance the human experience.