Carbon Design Systems architectural analysis and pre-silicon firmware development

Posted by – December 27, 2013

Carbon Design Systems is a seller of virtual prototypes for ARM Processor makers in partnership with ARM to enable architectural analysis and pre-silicon firmware development. Carbon Design Systems has been around for 12 – 13 years. Carbon Design Systems employs around 40 people. Virtual prototyping is the process of creating a computer designed prototype before a physical prototype is created. Carbon Design Systems helps ARM processor manufacturers by doing virtual prototyping for them. Carbon Design Systems provides its design systems for major companies such as Samsung.

Intrinsic Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Dragonboard

Posted by – December 26, 2013

This new Intrinsic Dragonboard uses as Snapdragon 800 processor and has an optional display. The Dragonboard is capable of playing 4k video. The Dragonboard can even run Ubuntu. The dragonboard is already available for a price of 499 USD. INTRINSYC makes both system on module designs for 200 USD as well as development boards.

Zhongkewei K3V2, Actions, and MT8389 Tablets and PCBs

Posted by – December 26, 2013

Zhongkewei makes a K3V2 Android tablet with a 10″ (1280×800) screen as well as a K3V2 pcb. Zhongkewei tablets also come in 8″ variants. Zhongkewei sells around 5,000 tablets per month. The 8″ version sells for 130 USD for 1,000 pieces and 150 USD for the 10″ version. Zhongkewei also makes a MTK 8389 device for 130 USD with 3g built in. The actions CPU 7″ tablet with TV function sells for 120 USD.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

AMD at ARM Techcon 2013

Posted by – December 26, 2013

AMD in 2014 will be delivering a 64bit ARM processor for servers. The ARM Architecture and Ecosystem enables servers to achieve greater performance per watt and greater performance per dollar. The code name for the product is Seattle. AMD Seattle is expected to reach mass market cloud servers in the second half of 2014.

Diadem 55 USD MT6572, NFC MT6572 99 USD, MT6589 100 USD, Qualcomm 5″ FHD 195 USD

Posted by – December 25, 2013

Diadem is manufacturer of mobile devices which sells around 100,000 – 200,000 devices every month. Diadem makes devices with both Qualcomm and MTK processors. Diadem makes a MTK 6572 based device for around 55 USD. Another MTK 6572 device with NFC sells for 99 USD. Diadem makes a MTK 6589 device with 5″ screen for 100 USD. For 195 USD Diadem makes a 5″ FHD device with a Qualcomm processor and NFC. Diadem makes a much smaller device for a MTK 6572 processor. Diadem makes a water proof feature phone for 37 USD.

Atmel Sensor Hub Solutions

Posted by – December 25, 2013

Atmel shows their latest Sensor Hub microcontroller solutions. Here showing a demo showing accurate controlling and measuring with 3d tracking. Showing also a true virtual reality augmented reality 3D accelerated software demo.

Synopsys Virtual Prototyping

Posted by – December 25, 2013

Synopsys is the leading company by sales in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry. Synopsys’ first and best-known product is Design Compiler, a logic-synthesis tool. Synopsys assists ARM processor manufacturers in the design of SoC’s. Synopsis has 8 billion dollars in revenue employing around 8,000 people world wide. Synopsys also has solutions for emulating your SoC.

ZXD Android Phones

Posted by – December 24, 2013

ZXD is a manufacturer of mobile phones and they have been in business for around 5 years. ZXD sels around 300,000 phones per month. ZXD didn’t always make mobile phones they also used to make mp3/mp4 players. ZXD makes both feature phones and Android phones. ZXD makes a MTK 6515 based device for 34 USD (2g) or 35 USD (3g). ZXD also makes the G60 model with a 6″ (1280×720) screen and a MTK 6582 processor for 140 USD as well as the G59 model for 100 USD with an inferior screen and CPU. The G50 comes with a MTK 6589 processor for 101 USD and the G55 comes with a MTK 6982 processor. The G46 sells for 76 USD and G45 sells for 78 USD. The G35 is 44 USD with a 4″ wvga screen.

Xavier Niel, Free Illiad Founder, talks ISP and Carrier revolutionizing the Internet out of France

Posted by – December 24, 2013

Here’s my Interview with Xavier Niel, the founder of Free, the second biggest ISP in France, invented triple play, where an ISP provides Internet, TV and Telephony through an advanced ADSL Set-top-box, and they have been providing such fast Internet with full IPTV and unlimited VOIP landline-replacement for a very reasonable 29 Euros per month, they started this years before every other ISP in the world had to follow up. And now in France since a year or two, Free provides 3G and now also 4G telephony, with amazingly cheap 2 Euro per month entry level pricing, all pre-paid no-contract only plans, this also has totally revolutionized the mobile carrier business in France.

Toradex Apalis T30 Module Computer

Posted by – December 24, 2013

Toradex shows their Apalis T30 module is a module computer with a Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with 2gb of ram. The price of the Apalis T30 is 169 USD individually. The Appalis T30 can be connected to a desktop motherboard with a desktop Nvidia graphics card and can be used with a desktop linux environment with CUDA support. Nvidia Tegra 4 is not available for embedded use so Tegra 5 will be the next platform available.