At the HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc (HDMI LA) booth at CES 2019, they talk about the latest with HDMI 2.1 where at CES 2019 several companies announced the first 8K products from Samsung, LG, Sony, TCL, Konka, featuring some or all of the HDMI 2.1 features, including the 48Gbit/s spec cables supporting up to 8K60 uncompressed. At their booth, the Microsoft team presents the Microsoft Xbox One X and Xbox One S which has some HDMI 2.1 gaming features supported with its firmware update such as HDMI VRR and Auto Low Latency Mode to be taken advantage of with TVs that support HDMI 2.1 features such as the 2018 Samsung TVs available in the retail market.
HDMI 2.1 brings auto low latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR) gaming here demonstrated on a Samsung QLED TV with a new firmware update to add that functionality support to the Microsoft Xbox One X. For more information about HDMI 2.1 features for gaming see my other video. That VRR functionality of HDMI 2.1 can be considered similar to dynamic refresh rate technologies like AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync which are now popular for gamers buying new gaming PC monitors and new graphics cards, but the target market here for the HDMI 2.1 is also for gamers to be able to enjoy those features on the 4K TVs in the future. So expect upcoming 4K TVs to support it, if not it even being added to the firmware of existing 4K TVs on the market (like possibly as part of an evt firmware update for this Samsung QLED 4K TV), and here also updated with the firmware of gaming consoles like the Xbox One X.
Neverware CloudReady provides smooth dual boot or single boot of a very recent Chromium OS based OS, with automated security and feature updates coming automatically within 6 weeks after Google releases them, it works smoothly on most laptops released since around 2008, their officially supported devices list is here but many more Intel/AMD powered Laptop models also work fine but may not be supported by CloudReady officially yet.
AMD RYZEN is being released in March 2017. The AMD Socket RYZEN brings higher x86 core count 8 Core/16 thread processors to the mainstream. AMD RYZEN promises a 40% gain in IPC over AMD Excavator. AMD Vega is AMD’s successor to AMD Polaris. AMD Vega is targeted towards high performance graphics applications such as 4K gaming.
Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat, talks about the AMD Huskyboard, the first 96boards Enterprise Edition, with an open specification for running a lot of the enterprise software including the software from Red Hat.
AMD Huskyboard 96boards Enterprise Edition available soon and the SoftIron Overdrive 3000 ARMv8 64bit server board. AMD also shows what they are doing for NFV Network Function Virtualization, developing solutions to power advanced networking.
Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat, talks about Red Hat showing off their ARM Partner Early Access Program running on AMD’s ARMv8 64bit Seattle and on the Applied Micro ARMv8 64bit X-Gene Mustang booting both with UEFI and ACPI on a single same Kernel with no changes, common platform. Jon Masters talks about the Linaro Enterprise Group’s status and how much is yet required to be done for ARMv8 Servers to get into mass deployments worldwide.
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.
Watch as Arne Weber, the General Manager of faytech ltd. conducts a 48-minute tour of his factory based in Shenzhen China. Having been in the Touchscreen business in Germany for many years, Arne and his Chinese wife Fan relocated to China 2008, opened a factory and began to manufacture their own proprietary designs of Touchscreen Monitors and Touchscreen PCs in March of 2010. The business has grown substantially since its inception, and now occupies over 15,000 square feet in the Hongmen Technology Park, in Shenzhen. With a staff of over 70 people, faytech has in-house engineering and product design capabilities and manufactures faytech branded products that are sold in countries around the world. In 2013 faytech was awarded an ISO 9001:2008 certification for meeting internationally set standards for their manufacturing operation. Known for their unique designs, and excellent craftsmanship, German engineering, Asian manufacturing, and global service has become the trademark of this up and coming company in the touchscreen industry. faytech now has sales, distribution, and service in Germany, China, and in the USA. Fan, Arne and their team are very proud of their continuing development of unique and interesting products. faytech products are being used by some of the largest companies in Europe including Siemens, Bosch, and Continental, used in NYC during Fashion Week and at the world famous Madison Square Garden, in US based car washes, Brazilian and Tunisian police cars, trains in Spain, earth moving equipment in Africa, on fitness equipment in Germany, and many other international programs.
Contact this industrial touchscreen solution supplier:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second Phase,
Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
AMD shows off some of the latest best value Laptops based on their A-series APUs, such as a 15.4″ AMD A10 laptop from Acer selling at $480 with additional ATI discreet graphics inside, also featuring examples by Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and other.
Latest from AMD shown at Computex 2013.
Dr. Leendert van Doorn, Corporate Fellow at AMD, talks about what AMD does with Linaro to optimize Linux on ARM. He talks about the expectations that AMD has for results to come from Linaro in terms of achieving a better and more fully featured Linux world on ARM, especially for the ARM Cortex-A57 ARMv8 processor that AMD has announced for the server market.
AMD has announced that they are launching a new ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 Processor in 2014, targetted for the servers market. This is an interview with Andrew Feldman, VP and GM of Data Center Server Solutions Group at AMD. Do you have any more questions you may want to ask AMD about the release of their first ARM Processor? Let me know in the comments, and I can try to ask them again here at ARM Techcon in Santa Clara during the next couple of days.
Full 1 hour 9 minutes video of the ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 launch keynote here at the ARM Techcon in Santa Clara.
Phil Rogers, President of the HSA Foundation (Heterogeneous System Architecture) comprising members ARM, AMD, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments, at IFA is announcing new members Apical, Arteris, MulticoreWare, Sonics, Symbio and Vivante talks about The Next Era of Computing Innovation including the demonstration of a range of use cases for a standard to optimize the use of CPU and GPU to accelerate the performance of applications on devices and in the cloud.
This is not yet AMD announcing the licencing of ARM Cortex-A15, Cortex-A7, big.LITTLE, Mali-T658 and ARMv8, but it’s a big deal for ARM and AMD to jointly announce two new major partnerships in one week.
Basically, ARM TrustZone (2) nears becoming the world standard to 100% safely replace online passwords and to securely authenticate everyone online. And ARM and AMD really want to make it easier for developers to use all chips on an SoC for attaining a maximum performance, thus enabling broad GPGPU compute etc.
- AMD Pairs With ARM to up Security, Heterogeneous Computing (dailytech.com)
- AMD 2013 APUs To Include ARM Cortex-A5 Processor For TrustZone Capabilities (anandtech.com)
- AMD To Put An ARM Core On Future Fusion APUs (phoronix.com)
- AMD Announces TrustZone Partnership with ARM (tomshardware.com)
- AMD Partners with ARM, Safeguards Its Chips Better (news.softpedia.com)
- AMD Flexes ARM to Enhance Hardware Security (technewsworld.com)
- Rivals AMD and ARM unite, summon others to become ‘heterogeneous’ (engadget.com)
- AMD To Integrate ARM Design Into x86 Chips (techweekeurope.co.uk)
- AMD, ARM Partner on Future TrustZone Security Platform (pcmag.com)
- AMD and ARM partner on chip security (slashgear.com)
Jem Davies is ARM Fellow, VP of technology in the Media Processing Division of ARM, he speaks at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit conference. He talks about Power, Heterogeneous computing, Moore’s Law in the next decade, open standards for massive parallel GPU computing and more.
What do you think about ARM speaking at the AMD conference? First step before AMD announcing that they’ll make an ARM processor? Why wouldn’t AMD also make an ARM Processor? Post your opinions about this keynote in the comments. Jem Davies posted this blog post on blogs.arm.com a few days ago in preparation for his keynote at the AMD conference.
You can watch the full 47-minute official keynote video here: http://developer.amd.com/afds/pages/rebroadcast2.aspx (you have to register with name/email to watch the full flash video)
Let me know if you can find an official video with better sound quality and I will embed it here.
AMD’s spin-off GlobalFoundries is already a major player in making ARM processors for Qualcomm, Broadcomm, STMicroelectronics and more. Now there are some talks about AMD considering to launch an ARM processor:
Speaking to EE Times during a discussion of ARM’s first quarter financial results CEO Warren East said: “AMD is a successful company selling microprocessors. ARM is in the business of licensing microprocessor designs. It is perfectly natural that we should have been trying to sell microprocessor designs to AMD for about the last ten years. Hitherto we haven’t been successful.”
East also said: “AMD has signaled they are going through a rethink of their strategy, and that must provide a heightened opportunity for ARM. They might use ARM microprocessors in the future and you’ve got to expect that we would be trying to persuade them of that.”
“ATI was actually an ARM licensee for some of its work in mobile applications so AMD did technically become an ARM licensee.” Qualcomm then bought the mobile graphics division from AMD for $65 million.
If negotiations were starting today they would probably focus on ARM’s forthcoming Cortex-A15 multicore-capable processor core. But East declined to rule out the possibility of licensing Cortex-A8 or Cortex-A9 to AMD.
Jem Davies, VP of Technology for ARM Holdings (who I video interviewed at ARM Techcon about the Mali-T604) will host a keynote at the upcoming AMD Fusion ’11 Summit in June 13-16th in Bellevue, Washington. He will likely discuss the future of heterogeneous computing, which is becoming a hot word from the world of supercomputing (GPGPU, GPU Computing) to the world of ultra-low power devices that are relying on System-On-a-Chip silicon (SOC), such as smartphones and tablets.
How soon do you think AMD will officially announce that they will make ARM processors and what do you think they will be? Post your thoughts in the comments.
- ARM VP To Keynote AMD Developer Conference (hardware.slashdot.org)
AMD spin-off called GlobalFoundries is looking to make one of the fastest ARM Cortex A9 implementations as a 28nm process size, using High-K Metal Gate instead of the Silicon Dioxide Gate of previous processors. This allows for smaller and even faster processors.
The implementation of high-κ gate dielectrics is one of several strategies developed to allow further miniaturization of microelectronic components, colloquially referred to as extending Moore’s Law.
My question would be like this: Does this basically mean that AMD investors are investing heavily in designing ARM processors instead of X86?
AMD spin-off is going ARM, Nvidia is going ARM, VIA is going ARM, that may leave Intel a bit alone with the X86.