Optomec and 3D Printing Electronics: Interview with IDTechEx

Posted by – April 3, 2015

Optomec provides two technology offerings. The LENS system, a blown powder laser-based 3D printer for metals which the company manufactures under license from the Sandia National Laboratory. The second is an Aerosol Jet system which provides for conformal, direct-write, non-contact deposition of materials for printed electronics, which the company developed in-house. It can utilize a wide range of materials, with less constraints compared to inkjet. It has been successfully demonstrated and used in metallization of solar cells. This interview with IDTechEx was taken at Printed Electronics USA, hosted by IDTechEx.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Printed Flexible Temperature Sensors from PST Sensors, interview with IDTechEx

Posted by – April 3, 2015

PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town NanoSciences Innovation Centre. It is positioned as a technology solutions provider, and works with its partners and customers to produce integrated temperature sensing and printed electronics products. Both its printed silicon technology and temperature sensing technology have received industry awards. PST Sensors has R&D facilities in Cape Town and offices in Cape Town and London.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Posted by – April 3, 2015

Antoine Ravise of sports brand Decathlon talks to IDTechEx at the Wearable Technology LIVE! event about some of their innovations involving wearable technology, such as monitoring player performance during tennis. A sports top is also shown which monitors the heart rate of the player.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

HDMI 1080p Recording on UyeSee Mstar9180 T4000 4K Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Android TV Box

Posted by – April 1, 2015

UyeSee shows their new Mstar9180 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Android Set-top-box with 1080p Video recording function from any HDMI source. It can playback H265 in 4K at 30fps and all other codecs also including BDISO.

Specs:
- QuadCore A9 Cortex A9 1.5GHz.
- Mali450 4P 3D GPU
- HEVC
-4K@30FPS.
- Great performance for video and audio decoding
- HD audio Support
- HDMI in Recording in 1080p resolution with different resolution
- TimeShift 
-Scheduled Recording 
-USB3.0/5G WIFI/BLUETOOTH 4.0 
- BDISO, Navigation Menu.

To know more: http://www.uyesee.com
Business inquiry: inquiry@uyesee.com

SDMC Factory Tour, Set-top-box Digital TV Solution Provider

Posted by – March 31, 2015

SDMC is a digital TV end-to-end solution provider in China who offers three product lines: Smart STBs (latest generation IPTV & OTT & Hybrid Set Top Boxes), Smart Hotel Solutions and OTT Management System. SDMC cooperates with popular CAS (Novel-Super, Conax), and middleware (HbbTV, Beenius, Comigo, SmartVOD, etc.) companies; and sells its products to cable, satellite, terrestrial, and telecommunications operators around the world.

You can contact SDMC here:
Headquarter:
Tel: +86-755-86018266
Address: 7F, W2-A, Hi-Tech.Industrial Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Postcode: 518027
International Business Department:
Tel:+86-755-86016391
Email: info@sdmctech.com
http://en.sdmctech.com/

Geniatech Net TV Universal Digital TV Streamer, Multimedia Home Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater

Posted by – March 27, 2015

Geniatech is releasing Net.TV, their smallest stand alone Digital Network TV Tuner Design serving worldwide all digital TV (DVB-T2, DVB-S2, ATSC, ISBT) on FTA basis. The Net.TV streams live TV right into home networks and supports any connected smart devices (Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC, Mac), based on iOS, Mac, Android and Windows. In addition Geniatech Net.TV serves up to two devices simultaneously, as they can watch and enjoy different TV channels at the same time (same frequency required). Net.TV also has a built-in router and access point Access point (AP). Supports Internet modem to the WAN/LAN Port of the Net.TV, then smart devices can gain internet access and watch TV channels at the same time. If a single Wi-Fi Router is not enough to cover all the places in the home or office, Net TV can become the wireless Wi-Fi Repeater to extend home Wi-Fi coverage. Geniatech Net TV built-in firmware encloses several user friendly built-in wizards to configure router and access point network capabilities. Net.TV is Geniatech's attempt at an All-in-One Solution, which serve home entertainment as a Universal Digital Network TV Streamer, Multimedia Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater.

In this video, Geniatech also shows Kodi Version 14.1 (XBMC Reloaded, HEVC, H.265, Digital Tuner, Network Tuner). Geniatech`s is releasing their new Version of KODI 14.1 (XMBC) for all Amlogic SoC Platforms, as for all Geniatech Android TV BOX/HDMI Dongles based on Dual Core (MX8726) as well for all quad core platform (S802, S805, S812). Both platforms take advantage of 100% hardware acceleration enabled for Encoding and Decoding Multimedia Content (Movies, Music, Pictures) up to 4K. To bring it also to the highest level Geniatech's Kodi 14.1 supports native HEVC H.265 hardware decoding at up to 4K for all HEVC H.265 enabled platforms (S802:720p, S805:1080p, S812:4K). As Geniatech is the leading ODM/OEM for any kind of USB digital Tuner for all OS Platforms (iOS/Mac OS/Android OS/Windows OS) to support all smart devices such as Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC and Mac, Geniatech built into his Kodi 14.1 Release the direct hardware USB digital TV Tuner support for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S2, DVB-C, ISBT and ATSC, as well for all Geniatech Hybrid (with tuner) Android TV BOX Solutions as well for all Geniatech USB digital TV Dongle Solution. On top of this, Geniatech`s Kodi 14.1 can share this digital TV Tuner into/to your home Network, to access the Digital Tuner from anywhere at home via your home WLAN / Lan Network. To do so therefore Geniatech is providing the necessary APP/APK for all iOS and Android Platforms to tune the channels, enjoy live TV with EPG, and at the same time you watch live TV on/with XBMC as well with the tablet / Smartphone (using same frequency).

Lowest Power WiFi in the World: Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+ with up to 10 years of battery life

Posted by – March 26, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module brings the world's lowest power Wi-Fi module with their ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and the Atmel WINC1500 low-power Wi-Fi 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n SoC (System on Chip) optimized for the IoT market. It provides integrated software solution with application and security protocols such as TLS, integrated network services (TCP/IP stack) which are available through Atmel’s Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). The Atmel SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module can run Wi-Fi for IoT applications for upwards more than 10 years on AAA batteries when pulling IoT data at a 30 minute interval speed.

Lowest Power Bluetooth in the World: Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth for IoT on ARM Cortex-M0 with up to 9 years of battery life

Posted by – March 26, 2015

The Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth Smart SoC can run at sub-1µA in standby mode in a 2.1mmX2.1mm Wafer Level Chipscale Package (WLCSP), while delivering the industry’s best dynamic power consumption with a potential battery life of up to 9 years on a coin cell battery. Atmel designed BTLC1000 specifically for the rapidly growing IoT and for wearables market, including portable medical, activity trackers, human Interface devices, gaming controllers, beacons and much more.

Expanding upon the Atmel SmartConnect wireless portfolio, the BTLC1000 is a Bluetooth Smart link controller integrated circuit that connects as a companion to any Atmel AVR or Atmel | SMART MCU through a UART or SPI API requiring minimal resource on the host side. The standalone Atmel | SMART SAMB11 Bluetooth Smart Flash MCU leverages the embedded ARM Cortex-M0 core combined with the integrated analog and communication peripherals to implement application-specific functionalities and is available as a system-in-package or a certified module. Both devices are fully integrated with a self-contained Bluetooth Smart controller and stack enabling wireless connectivity for a variety of applications to be quickly implemented without the wireless expertise typically required.

Free Electrons Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys Karim Yaghmour at Atmel booth at Embedded World 2015

Posted by – March 26, 2015

In this interview, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys founder Karim Yaghmour exchange some thoughts about embedded Linux vs. Android, and then Thomas moves on to describe in more details the activities of the embedded Linux services company Free Electrons. Both Free Electrons and Opersys are unique amongst others things by the fact that they provide all their training materials freely on the web! Thomas also discusses the numerous Linux kernel contributions made by Free Electrons, which is ranked the 7th contributing company for the next Linux kernel release, in number of patches, an impressive result for a 9 persons business: Free Electrons has developed a core expertise in pushing the support for ARM processors to the upstream Linux kernel. More specifically, the work done by Free Electrons engineers on Atmel ARM platforms is presented, since Free Electrons was demonstrating an Atmel SAMA5D3 platform with a brand new DRM/KMS graphics driver that has been developped by Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon and recently merged in Linux 4.0.

$10 Cypress PSoC ARM Cortex-M3 Programmable System-on-Chip

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Cypress makes programmable system-on-chip solutions used in a wide range of applications, from consumer and automotive to industrial and military products. They are launching the $10 CY8KIT-059 development board to program their ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC 5LP at http://www.cypress.com/?rid=108038 The Cypress PSoC platform includes several families of devices that feature an ARM Cortex processor surrounded by a host of programmable analog and digital resources that can easily be customized with a simple drag-and-drop design tool called PSoC Creator. Cypress’s newest PSoC innovation includes the PSoC 4 M-Series, which, with its 32-bit ARM Cortex M0- core, 128KB of flash, programmable analog and digital components, dual CAN interfaces and 55 GPIOs, make it an ideal replacement for standard 8-bit and 16-bit applications. Another recent Cypress innovation is the Cypress PSoC 4 BLE, which adds Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to any device, and is ideal for a variety of wireless applications from fitness and health-monitoring wearables to sensor-based systems in homes.