STMicroelectronics has on display their ARM Cortex-M7. The H7 is the successor to the F7. The H7 uses 40nm process node over 90nm for the F7, allowing for a higher 400MHz clock speed (compared to 200MHz). The demo setup is running a fractal program and has UARC, Ethernet and several display outputs. The faster speeds allows for graphics processing that earlier needed Cortex-A cores, with audio applications possible as well.
NXP here is displaying their development system for Apple HomeKit. It consists of an RGB LED lightbulb being controlled through the setup using Bluetooth LE, with Siri integration. It uses an ARM Cortex-M4 CPU. Also on display is a Point-of-Sale kit (SLN POS RDR). Lastly we see NXP's modular IoT gateway that supports Zigbee, WiFi, Ethernet, and NFC.
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 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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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