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Flex (Flextronics) Flexible electronics, wearables, augmented reality

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) is the world's second largest global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturer (ODM) company by revenue, after Foxconn to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Headquartered in Singapore and has manufacturing operations in over 40 countries, totaling approximately 200,000 employees.

TSCH (time synchronized channel hopping) by Dust Networks of Linear Technology

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

Dust Networks of Linear Technology pioneered time synchronized channel hopping TSCH, in which all motes in the network are synchronized to within a few microseconds. Filmed at the IDTechEx show!

Highly conductive textiles for wearables by the Korea Institute of Material Science

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

KIMS project group consisting of Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Jinwoo Textile Co. Ltd., and Alink Co. Ltd. is established for developing industrial production systems of highly conductive textiles and thin films which are applicable to flexible and wearable electronics. Filmed at the IDTechEx show.

Fairphone2 with Ubuntu Touch ported by UBPorts

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

UBports has ported Ubuntu Touch to the Fairphone 2 smartphone. The Fairphone 2 is designed to be ethical, repairable, upgradeable, and controlled by the user. The Fairphone 2 has a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2mp front camera, 8mp back camera, 5" 1080p display, 32GB of storage, 2gb of ram, MicroSD and Micro-USB.

Sentio Superbook Lapdock using DisplayLink

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Sentio is the new company name making Andromium OS "Android Continuum" and their SuperBook Lapdock project that has collected $2.9 Million on Kickstarter. This DisplayLink Powered Lapdock is a laptop dock that can connect to any Android phone that has USB OTG, it can connect over USB Type C or Micro USB and offers a desktop experience with trackpad and Keyboard. The lapdock relies on Andromium OS to provide this desktop experience. It is not confirmed yet (as far as I know) how many apps will be supported to run as multi-window, they are not changing the Android firmware, they run Andromium OS as just an app. The display is 11.6" (HD or FullHD) and offers 8 hours of battery life. The Price is to be $100 dollars and up after they start shipping to their backers on Kickstarter.

GPU for ARM Cortex-M, Think Silicon NEMA, 0.1mm2 @ 28nm

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Think Silicon NEMA GPU Series and NEMA dc are claimed to be the world’s smallest 2D/2.5D/3D GPU and display controller. They have been specifically designed for area constrained wearable devices, embedded systems and IoT platforms where power consumption and battery life is crucial while still maintaining vibrant graphics and fluid smartphone performance-like user interface performance. The NEMA GPU Series is what Think Silicon claims to be the only GPU which works with SoCs sporting a 32-bit MCU such as the ARM Cortex-M by utilizing the MCU by just 3-4%. Think Silicon's GPU for Embedded silicon footprint can be of 0.1mm2 @ 28nm, has leakage power GPU consumption of 0.07mW. Implementing Think Silicon’s patented compression technologies (TSFBc and TSTXc) limits memory power consumption to just 0.03mW (in DDR-less systems). With Think Silicon’s proprietary graphics API NEMA|GFX and the GUI Developer Toolkit NEMA|GUI, developers can use these tools provided by Think Silicon to create their individual Graphical User Interface in a fraction of time. Tools and the GPU Bitstream (NEMA|Bits) are available for free to download at http://think-silicon.com

Pertie Gligo E Ink Smartwatch

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

The Gligo watch two is a E Ink smartwatch. The E Ink display is segmented and there are analog hands for telling time. The smartwatch can provide notifications, time and heart rate. The e-ink smartwatch is available in a wide array of styles. The price is $50-60 in bulk.

Maxustech Welle: Ultrasound Touch and Gestures onto any surface

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Maxustech presents Welle that uses Ultrasounds to enable a pressue sensitive touch surface on any table or wall for interacting with a user interface. This touch surface uses ultrasound technology to track your motions. The touch surface can be used for remotely controlling devices such as IoT. Maxus Welle is successfully being crowdfunded on Kickstarter

Kid-sized robots by Transcorp for shopping malls

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Transcorp robots are advanced voice controlled robots. The Transcorp UU robot is capable of talking, dancing, identifying objects, avoiding obstacles, moving on its wheels and making facial expressions. The UU features D smart scene map generation system, smart deep learning engine, robotic situational awareness system, and smart digital programming.

Inkwell Smart Doorbell using HiSilicon Hi3518E

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

The Inkwell Doorbell is a wireless doorbell that will call you with a video call when the doorbell is wrung. You can answer or reject the call or take a picture of the people ringing the doorbell. The battery last 6 months. The doorbell connects via wifi. The camera of the doorbell is a 720p camera. Inkwell also makes a motion sensing camera that can substitute doorbell.