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96Boards RoboMezzi, LoFive, PocketBeagle, PocketBone KiCAD, BeagleWire by Michael Welling of QWERTY

Posted by Charbax – September 27, 2017

Michael Welling of QWERTY Embedded Design at Linaro Connect 2017, showing off some of his custom PCB Designs including the 96boards mezzanine boards such as the RoboMezzi, RISC-V based LoFive development board (crowdfunding here), PocketBeagle, PocketBone KiCAD, BeagleWire and how he designs them in KiCAD and more.

You can read more about his projects below:

LoFive
Groupgetspage: https://groupgets.com/campaigns/353-lofive-risc-v
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/26909-lofive
Hackster.io page: https://www.hackster.io/mwelling/lofive-ab6d8a
SourceGithubRepository: https://github.com/mwelling/lofive

Mentions:
https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/08/31/lofive-is-a-tiny-open-source-hardware-board-based-on-sifive-fe310-risc-v-open-soc/
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/09/23/lofive-risc-v-groupgetscom-sifiveinc/
https://hackaday.com/2017/09/18/a-smaller-cheaper-risc-v-board/
PocketBeagle
Homepage: https://beagleboard.org/pocket
SourceGithubRepository: https://github.com/beagleboard/pocketbeagle
PocketBoneKiCAD
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/19495-pocketbone-kicad
Hackster.io page: https://www.hackster.io/mwelling/pocketbone-kicad-4fba09
SourceGithubRepository: https://github.com/mwelling/pocketbone-kicad
Blogsandvideo:
https://hackaday.com/2017/04/15/an-even-smaller-beaglebone/
https://octavosystems.com/2017/07/25/hand-assembly-of-pocketbone-using-the-osd3358/
https://octavosystems.com/2017/04/20/pocketbone-kicad-design/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYUbEIdKWXg
BeagleWire
Hackaday.io page: https://hackaday.io/project/20989-beaglewire
Hackster.io page: https://www.hackster.io/46021/beaglewire-566292
GithubRepos:
https://github.com/mwelling/beagle-wire
https://github.com/pmezydlo/BeagleWire
GSoCProjectPage:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard/GSoC/BeagleWire_software_support
96boardscommunityinitiative
https://github.com/96boards/mezzanine-community

4K60 HDR on ALi M3755 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Set-top-box SoC

Posted by Charbax – September 26, 2017

http://alitech.com has shipped over 600 Million SoCs for Set-top-boxes thus far, they are aiming to soon have shipped over 1 Billion Set-top-box SoC chipsets, here showing their new ALi M3755 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC with Mali400MP2 with 4K60 UHD support with HDR-10 and HLG support with ALi's HDR2SDR technology, 1080p30 H264 encoding, PiP UHG+FHD or 4xFHD, supporting Linux and Android.

Ali M3733 is an ARM Cortex-A9 SmartHybrid HD DVB-C SoC with advanced security with a 5000DMIPS performance 1080p60 support, 720p60 video encoding support. This chipset is for example used by a Fiber to the home provider in Russia.

M3529 is an entry level MIPS based chipset with a 2000DMIPS performance which ALi has shipped in large quantities to the Indian market already.

HDMI alt mode USB Type-C in a UHD Blu-ray player

Posted by Charbax – September 26, 2017

HDMI Licensing Administrator shows 4K60 Premium Certified HDMI alt mode over USB Type-C Connector on a modified UHD Blu-ray player, by just re-routing the HDMI signal instead of going to an HDMI connector can transfer the same HDMI signal through the USB Type-C connector. For now devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs who want to be able to output HDMI signal over USB Type-C need to have a small chip to transfer the HDMI signal but later some SoCs might be adding this functionality directly onto the SoC.

Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program at IFA 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 26, 2017

HDMI Licensing Administrator shows some examples of the HDMI cables that get to be part of the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program from such brands as Hama and Avinity brands which are popular in Europe, Rocketfish which is Best Buy's HDMI cable brand, blackweb and GE which are Walmart's HDMI cable brands and the affordable monoprice brand too.

Sony PXW-Z90 and Sony HXR-NX80

Posted by Charbax – September 24, 2017

Priced at $2799, this is the professional skew of the newest 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor 4K30p HLG HDR camcorder, it can record 120fps in FHD. Has dual SD card slots, optical image stabilization, S-log2, S-log3, and it can record HLG Hybrid Log Gamma which is a new standard for HDR. It has 273-point phase-detect autofocus sensor for fast hybrid auto focus performance. The Sony PXW-Z90 has an 3G-SDI output (supporting 1080 60p/50p) and a HDMI output. It has dual XLR input, and an optional 1080p Mpeg2 4:2:2 codec for broadcasting. There's also the $2299 Sony HXR-NX80 which has the same features as PXW-Z90 except the SDI output. And the $1899 FDR-AX700 is the same without XLR inputs which I filmed here.

bhphotovideo.com shows cameras at IBC 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 24, 2017

http://bhphotovideo.com is a store in New York and it's a Billion dollar company selling cameras and lots of other types of hardware. Most of their stuff can be exported to worldwide where they pre-calculate import VAT and shipping conveniently. Here's a tour of some of the cameras which they show at IBC 2017, talking about some of the latest popular cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 that camera fans are looking to buy.

$999 Tilta Gravity G1 gimball

Posted by Charbax – September 24, 2017

The Gravity G1 is a handheld gimbal system for: mirrorless DSLRS, DSLRS, Smartphones, and GoPros. It has three user modes and is compatible with the TILTA Assistant App via Bluetooth, for greater calibration of features. Two rosettes on the handle allow for the mounting of various accessories to customize the rig. A DC output allows you to power optional accessories.

Power Bank Factory Tour at VEGER (part 2)

Posted by Charbax – September 23, 2017

Part1 was seen by over 365 thousand people here. VEGER manufactures over 1 million Powerbanks per month (not only in this floor, they have another floor too) in their factory in Xixiang, Shenzhen, China. VEGER develops their industrial design, mechanical design, production line including assembly, testing, printing, packing etc. Some of their Power banks with 5000mAH start at $3 for MOQ 1K.

Distributors can contact VEGER Here:
Ben, Director
sales@vegerpower.com
wechat: hiapad
http://www.vegerpower.com

Comberry Solid-state supercpacitors

Posted by Charbax – September 22, 2017

At the IDTechEx Show Europe 2017 in Berlin, Russian start-up Comberry showcased its all-solid-state supercapacitor. Technology analyst Lorenzo Grande interviewed the minds behind this project.

$199 Elephone P8, 5.5″ FHD, MediaTek P25

Posted by Charbax – September 22, 2017

Elephone P8 4G Phablet ($199 at GearBest) with a 5.5" FHD bright IPS display, runs on a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor built on 16nm FinFET+ process node running at up to 2.5GHz with an ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB flash, Cat-6 LTE, Dual Band WiFi. 16megapixel front camera with selfie flash, 21megapixel rear camera with dual-color temperature flash it can record 4K video. Right now this phone is selling at $199 at GrearBest here.