Ping Pong Robot at Omron Automation Lab

Posted by – October 10, 2014

Is this seriously cool or what? You can play ping pong against this robot, with it’s dual vision systems, anticipation algorithms, self balancing algorithms, it’s able to play back the ping pong ball to you no matter where you play it on the table. Perhaps with training, with some tuning of the anticipation of effects slicing and lifting in the ball, soon enough this robot may be able to beat even the best ping pong players in the world?

Read more: http://www.omron.com/media/press/2014/10/c1002.html

Sharp AQUOS Crystal X, smallest bezel 5.5″ FHD with Snapdragon 801

Posted by – October 9, 2014

A really impressive small bezel, makes this 5.5″ phone fit within about the same size as a regular 5″ phone’s dimensions, using its S-CG Silicon based LCD at 1080p, it uses a prism lens type of glass that refracts the display towards the edge of the device.

Toshiba Booth Tour at CEATEC 2014

Posted by – October 9, 2014

Crazy humanoid robot, Toshiba Smart Glass, Smart Plants (grown in lab), Smart Washing Machine, Smart Fridge, Toshiba Ene-Farm Fuel Cell, 4K TVs, Smart Home solutions, NFC, Video-conferencing Android app for old people, Smart band and more.

Panasonic ProXStream EX decodes HEVC 60p4K at 40mbitps

Posted by – October 9, 2014

Panasonic LSI shows their dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Set-top-box and in-TV solution decoding HEVC 4K at 60fps at 40mbitps, integating also advanced rendering algorithms for colors, shapes, vectors and more. You can watch my previous Panasonic ProXStream video here: http://armdevices.net/2014/04/19/panasonic-ph1-pro4-arm-cortex-a9-with-proxstream1-4k-decoder-and-transcoder/

Fujitsu Arrows Tab F-03G lightest 433gr 10.1″ 2560×1400

Posted by – October 9, 2014

With a 7840mAh battery on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, with a built-in and Japanese TV antenna. It’s waterproof and dustproof. Selling on the NTT Docomo network.

Fujitsu Arrows NX F-02G 5.2″ 2560×1440 on Snapdragon 801

Posted by – October 9, 2014

Fujitsu launches their 2560×1440 based 5.2″ Smartphone on the Japanese market. It’s waterproof, dust proof.

Google Summer of Code 2014 Intern at Linaro

Posted by – October 8, 2014

Gaurav Minocha, a GSOC’14 student intern at Linaro, completed the project Linux Flattened Device Tree Selfchecking, under the guidance of Grant Likely, CTO office.

He was invited to give a talk on his work at LCU14

Linux Flattened Device Tree Selfchecking is a test suite to test the OF device tree interface used in device driver development. Traditionally, following input data was configured for the successful execution of Selfchecking tests.
– Append the testcase data to the current device tree (i.e. add a #include testcases.dtsi to the board .dts file to add in the
testcase data)
– Enable the testcase driver (i.e. enable OF_SELFTEST symbol in kernel config)

What was the problem above? – All the platforms had their custom device tree file so to execute the Selfchecking tests, and before enabling the DT self test the testcase data had to be manually appended to the device tree file (as mentioned above)

As a GSOC’2014 student intern, Gaurav Minocha removed the manual process of appending the testcase data to the board_specific .dts files, that is the input for the selftests. So, he has designed and improved the current code to automate the addition of the test data to the current device tree, if OF_SELFTEST symbol is enabled. In simple words, now user just needs to enable the appropriate config symbol to run the self tests.

Cavium Demonstrates Multiple OpenDataPlane Applications at Linaro Connect USA 2014

Posted by – October 8, 2014

Cavium demonstrates a high performance implementation of ODP-IPSec packet processing on a Cavium MIPS SoC on both Linux-Userspace and Bare Metal runtime environments. The demo is able to produce 40GB/s IPSec ESP processing.

Objective:
Demonstrate the performance effective implementation of ODP-IPSec packet processing on Cavium SoC on Linux-Userspace and Bare Metal runtime environments.

Features:
IPSec ESP Processing (Authentication and Cipher)
40G Line rate
Linux User Mode environment support
Bare metal environment support
Tunnel Mode
AES-CBC Cypher ( RFC 3602)
HMAC-SHA1-96 Authentication (RFC 2404)
Policy Management
Multiple SA support

LG Booth Tour with my 12-year old cousin

Posted by – October 8, 2014

LG G Watch R with Android Wear, Curved 4K OLED, 98″ 4K IPS, 5K 105″ 21:9, World’s First Flexible 77″ 4K OLED (you can change the display from flat to curved), harman kardon sound, web OS TVs (with Android apps support), DLP LED projectors, 3D TV wall, LG Smart micro-oven and the LG Smart fridge, curved 21:9 PC monitor, LG Smart washing machine and the LG G3 Smartphone (with 2560×1440 display), LG child tracker, LG G Pad 10.1″ 1280×800, LG G Pad 8″, LG G Pad 7″ 1280×800 and more.

Linxee Wireless Smart Home Solutions

Posted by – October 8, 2014

Linxee Wireless shows their intelligent LED light bulbs based on WiFi and ZigBee technology, to remote control the lights and colors with any Tablet or Smartphone. They also show their Smart Power Outlet, Smart Smoke detector, Smart IR blaster (to control TV/etc), Smart Gas detector, Smart Motion detector, Smart Door/Window Magnetic Sensor (detects if opened/closed), Smart Security camera, Smart Temperature sensor, Smart curtain control and more.