Category: Software

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Xilinx Zynq 7000 series Cortex-A9 in FPGA at Embedded World 2011

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

Xilinx is the market leader in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), at Embedded World 2011, they are showing their new implementation consisting of putting a Dual-core Cortex-A9 system, memory controller, and nand controller is put inside of the FPGA system. The Zynq 7010, with a dual-core Cortex-A9 running at 800MHz and 30,000 programmable logic cells, will sell for less than $15 in volume. This solution can be imagined to be found in automative applications such as driver assist applications, medical applications and industrial control applications.

Cypress PSoc5 Cortex-M3 at Embedded World 2011

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

Cypress Semiconductor shows their new PSoc5 Cortex-M3 based solution and development kit based on their PSoc Designer 5.0 software. They also do solutions for 10-finger or more capacitive touch detection and proximity sensing.

Mentor Graphics UI tools free for i.MX51/53 customers

Posted by Charbax – March 4, 2011

Mentor Graphics provides 3D UI tools on top of Android, customers who use the Freescale i.MX51 or i.MX53 can get access to these tools from Menthor Graphics for free.

Microsoft and Open Source?

Posted by Charbax – March 2, 2011

I thought it was fun to see a Microsoft booth in the Open Source park at CeBIT 2011, so I went jokingly to ask if it was a mistake, turns out Microsoft has lots of things going on with Open Source around the world. "Microsoft is changing into a more open company", does that mean Windows 8 for ARM will be open source and free? Does Microsoft prepare Azure OS to compete with Chrome OS? Should Microsoft and Nokia simply take Honeycomb and improve on that and call it Microdroid?

Android Native Code SDK for advanced Game Development

Posted by Charbax – February 22, 2011

HyperDevBox is a development company based in Tokyo Japan, developing games exclusively for Android. They are presenting Spectral Souls for Android, the first tactical RPG game for Android and explaining how the Android Native SDK is being used to run native C or C++ code, there is no Java code at all in the game.

Device Anywhere, testing applications

Posted by Charbax – February 22, 2011

Device Anywhere provides test center service for app developers, carriers, service providers to test apps and services accross all the devices using some kind of standard for testing. Basically they make it automatic to test stuff across all devices that people use on the market, to test and see what features may work more or less well.

PTPT user interfaces at Mobile World Congress 2011

Posted by Charbax – February 22, 2011

ExB Communication Systems GmbH presents the PTPT touch screen interface, a suggested UI to manage "all the information around you". PTPT stands for people, things, places and time. It's an Android Home Replacement that will be available in the Google Marketplace next month.

Ixonos shows Windowed and Dual-screened Android

Posted by Charbax – February 21, 2011

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Marvell’s seamless multimedia synchronization

Posted by Charbax – February 20, 2011

Marvell demonstrates seamless sharing of pictures, videos over the Internet with picture frames, HDTV slideshows, NAS and more. This demo is using the software from Funambol and Eyecon.

Marvell Kinoma, virtual platform for developing applications

Posted by Charbax – February 20, 2011

Kinoma play is showcased on Android devices, it's running all the apps on pure ARM processor with no need for graphics acceleration, it can come with more than 50 applications built in.