Microsoft Keynote: Hololens “open to partners” at Computex 2016

Posted by – June 3, 2016

Microsoft is trying to launch “the next generation” of Windows as a Holographic world, augmenting the world we already know, with computer graphics, using their system for headmounted holographic lenses, with the Hololens that also has sensors to measure distance of things in front of you, and in a specific area of your field of view it can try to position augmented graphics on top of your environment. Now Microsoft invites hardware partners in Taiwan, in Asia and in the world, to sign up with them to develop mass market Hololens based devices, hopefully to be sold at below the $3000 cost of the Microsoft Hololens development kit.

AOC Remix OS All-in-one, 24″ and 32″ 1080p

Posted by – June 2, 2016

AOC is a major monitor display manufacturer, they are partnering with Jide to sell the AmLogic S905 quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 based All-in-one PC, the price will be “not much more than the regular price of the monitor itself”. It includes 4 USB ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio mini-jack input and output. The HDMI port is an input so one can use the monitor to run any external PC or Set-top-box. There is a switch button on the back to go back and forward between the HDMI input and the built-in Remix OS experience. This is an interview with Ben, one of the co-founders of Jide, about this product and about the actual status of Remix OS in the industry and how Jide is striving to be at the forefront of using Android for productivity.

Cavium ThunderX2, 54-core 3Ghz 14nm ARM Server Processor

Posted by – May 31, 2016

ThunderX2 is Cavium’s Second generation ARM Server Processor product family providing one of the fastest 64bit ARMv8 Data Center & Cloud Processor, featuring high integration and high SoC performance on 14 Finfet process. With high performance custom fully out-of-order (OOO) cores, single and dual socket configurations, very high memory bandwidth, large memory capacity, integrated hardware accelerators, fully virtualized core and IO, scalable Ethernet fabric and feature rich I/O’s supporting 25Gbps. The ThunderX2 family includes multiple Workload Optimized SKUs that enable servers & appliances that are optimized for compute, storage, network and secure compute workloads in the cloud. The ThunderX2 processor family is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA. ThunderX2 scales up to 54 cores with up to 3.0 GHz core frequency, fully cache coherent across dual sockets using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI™) offering the largest integrated I/O capacity with 100s of Gigabits of I/O bandwidth using integrated 25Gbps SerDes, Six DDR4 72 bit memory controllers capable of supporting 3200 MHz memories with 1+TB of memory in a dual socket configuration, Hundreds of integrated hardware accelerators for security, storage, networking and virtualization applications, Fabric for interconnectivity of nodes supporting SLA enforcements with awareness and policy enforcement for virtual networks, Virtualization everywhere with Cavium virtSOC technology – Full system level low latency virtualization solution from core to I/O. Support for PCIe Gen3 x16 along with integrated 10/25/40/50/100GbE and SATAv3 ports and more.

Unspoken VR Game on Oculus Rift

Posted by – May 31, 2016

Unspoken is a new Oculus Rift game the video-games company Insomniac is developing, integrating prototype VR controllers by Oculus Rift where one hand can hold a shield with the left hand and throw fireballs with the right hand. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Nvidia GTX 1080 powered HTC Vive VR

Posted by – May 31, 2016

Nvidia is showing their best VR experience powered by 3 Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs (costing $700 each) with a powerful and expensive gaming Intel desktop PC running Nvidia’s Funhouse VR game with impressive graphics rendered by 1 GTX1080 GPU for each eye and a third GTX 1080 calculating all the physics in the game, experienced with the amazing $800 HTC Vive with its amazing controllers all tracked in the room using IR. The GTX1080 is the world’s most powerful consumer PC GPU. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Ceph Cluster Storage Appliance ARM Micro Server by Ambedded

Posted by – May 31, 2016

Ambedded provides an ARM Micro Server solution for Software Defined Storage, distributed Cloud Storage/Computing integrated to lower the cost of energy, hardware and management for datacenter and enterprise. Ambedded’s architecture uses one Marvell Armada 385 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based micro server, 2GB RAM, 2.5Gbit Ethernet, 6Gbit/s SATA, 8GB Flash for each hard drive which enables unlimited scalability to scale out compute power, network bandwidth and storage capacity. Ambedded’s software defined storage solution is supported by Ceph and GlusterFS to offer unified scale out storage solution for object storage, block storage and file sharing system. Ambedded’s ARM microserver product can also potentially to be used for various distributed applications such as web service, content delivery, NoSQL and big data analysis. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

$20 Red Bear BLE Nano development board uses ARM mbed and Device Cloud Connector


At the ARM booth at Computex 2016, Shenzhen based Red Bear presents their $20 BLE Nano development board, the world’s smallest Bluetooth Low Energy development board using a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 16Mhz ARM Cortex-M0 SoC with 32KB RAM, 256KB Flash that supports BLE Central and BLE Peripheral roles, supports voltage from 1.8V to 3.3V and that work’s with their free Android or iOS app. ARM IoT Business Unit Marketing Engineer Neil Tan also shows his project to make a Strength Enhancing Exoskeleton developed with ARM mbed on an STM32F401 ARM Cortex-M4 based development board. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

ARM Press Conference at Computex 2016 (in 4K), Launching ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71

Posted by – May 31, 2016

ARM Computex Taipei 2016 pre-show press and analyst conference with EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Rene Hass and VP Marketing and Strategy of CPU Group, Nandan Nayampally launch ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71. This video also includes the Q&A towards the end of the video. You can also watch my Interview with Nandan Nyampally here.

ARM Cortex-A73, ARM Mali-G71

Posted by – May 30, 2016

ARM Cortex-A73 is the fastest ARM processor yet (30% faster than ARM Cortex-A72), ARM Mali-G71 is the fastest ARM GPU ever (50% faster than ARM Mali-T880). Sampling on 10nm before the end of this year, to be in flagship devices from early next year.

ARM Cortex-A73 enables more efficiency and performance for Mobile SoCs, at under 0.65mm2 per core (on 10nm FinFET process) the ARM Cortex-A73 is the smallest and most efficient ‘big’ ARMv8-A core. 30% faster, 30% more power efficient compared with ARM Cortex-A72. Size and efficiency improvements enhance the ability of silicon providers to use the Cortex-A73 in ARM big.LITTLE configurations. These improvements create further opportunities for designers to scale big cores along with the GPU and other IP in a single SoC. Ten partners have licensed ARM Cortex-A73 so far, including HiSilicon, Marvell and Mediatek. In addition to smartphones, ARM’s latest premium IP suite offers the increased performance density and throughput required for other consumer electronics applications such as large-screen compute devices, industrial gateways, in vehicle infotainment and smart TVs.

ARM Mali-G71 GPU enables 50% better graphics performance (compared with Mali-T880), 20% better power-efficiency, 40% more performance per mm2. The Mali-G71 scales efficiently up to 32 shader cores, twice as many as the Mali-T880. The uplift means the Mali-G71 surpasses the performance of many discrete GPUs found in today’s mid-range laptops. The product is also fully coherent, helping to simplify software development and efficiency. To power immersive VR and AR experiences on mobile devices and leading silicon providers including HiSilicon, MediaTek and Samsung Electronics have already taken licenses. Bifrost, the third-generation ARM GPU architecture, is the foundation of the Mali-G71. The architecture is optimized for Vulkan and other industry-standard APIs, building on innovations from the previous Utgard and Midgard architectures.

Job Offer: Allwinner International Marketing, Allwinner International TV Box Sales

Posted by – May 30, 2016
Category: Allwinner, Computex

Allwinner is seeking to hire an International digital marketing specialist, and an international sales for their growing TV Box CPU products line. Interested applicants can submit their application to work with Allwinner at HR@allwinnertech.com
The digital marketing job at Allwinner features:
1. Responsibility for Allwinner’s overall vision for online marketing, social media, community advocacy, strategy, and delivery;
2, Responsibility for overall strategic marketing plans for Allwinner in overseas market;
3, Write marketing content for company products (to be technically fluent in English is important);
4, Edit English marketing copy as needed from colleagues;
5, Attend domestic China and overseas product exhibitions as needed.
Requirement
1, Fluent or Native English;
2, High quality English writing ability;
3, Candidates with at least 1-2 years of international marketing experience preferred, electronics background is a plus;
4, Degree in business-related field like marketing, communications, economics, finance preferred but not necessary. Liberal arts backgrounds also a plus;
5, Moderate Chinese ability preferred, the better you are the more it will help your work, but it is not mandatory.
6, The applicant would like to live in Zhuhai, (a seaside city close to Macau, 1 hour by car or by ferry boat from Shenzhen);
7, The applicant wouldn’t mind to Travel a lot all over the world.

Allwinner Open Source, Tina OS Linux for Allwinner R8, R16, R40, R58, CHIP and Banana Pi dev boards


Allwinner unveils Tina OS, their open-source OS based on Linux with their full range SoCs with open source support from Allwinner. Allwinner R8 is their entry level Single-core ARM Cortex-A8 SoC; Allwinner R16 is their quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 1Ghz with WiFi; Allwinner R40 is their new enhanced Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for the IoT and open source market, with better performance and enhancements including HDMI support; Allwinner R58 is their 28nm Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 at up to 2.0Ghz with ISP and a higher performance GPU. Allwinner open source partners making and selling development boards includes the $9 CHIP deveplopment board based on Allwinner R8 with 512MB RAM, 4GB Nand Flash, with WiFi and Bluetooth4.0. CHIP got 2 million dollars funding from their kickstarter campaign and they have shipped to all their backers last December/January. Banana Pi is made by Foxconn, they make open-source development boards powered by Allwinner SoCs, having already shipped over 600 thousand, used in different applications like drones, robotics, education, servers, toys, smart home, IoT and more. BananaPi’s product line includes:
BananaPi BPI-M1 and M1+ powered by Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M2 is powered by A31s Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M2+ is powered by H3 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU;
BananaPi BPI-M3 is powered by A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Distributors/brands can contact Allwinner here:
service@allwinnertech.com
Development Board Distributors/Implementers can contact Banana Pi here:
Nora.sh.lee63@gmail.com

Allwinner H8vr all-in-one VR with 4K@30fps playback

Posted by – May 30, 2016

Allwinner shows their 4K VR all-in-one solution using Allwinner H8vr Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU, runs Android, 2GB RAM, 16GB Nand Flash, supports up to 4K@30fps video playback. Allwinner expect that VR all-in-one will take the biggest market share by 2020, bigger than Phone VR (cardboard+) and PC-based VR (Oculus Rift). Allwinner H8vr’s main focus is video decoding based VR experience, producing less heat (60% compared with competitors), less power consumption (3 hours battery life with a 3000mAh battery, 20% better energy saving compared with competitors), less weight (only 300g for the total VR headset). Allwinner also presents their VR roadmap until 2017, VR9 will be release on in Q42106 with 4X faster performance and with full mobile VR gaming support, VR10 will be released with the a new architecture SoC with 4G LTE, software and hardware based artificial intelligence module, 2X faster performance and 50% lower power consumption (compared with VR9). Allwinner also shows their single-lens 360degree camera solution based on their Allwinner V3 ARM Cortex-A7, supports H.264 video record in MP4 format at 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps. With built-in WiFi, it supports real-time live streaming of the 360 video to your all-in-one VR headset or smart phone. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

Distributors/brands can contact Allwinner here:
service@allwinnertech.com

MediaTek Adaptive Network, Wi-Fi Range Extender and Repeater

Posted by – May 30, 2016

MediaTek MT7621 + MT7615 + MT7615 aims to provide a good quality and ubiquitous wireless connection experience in a secure and reliable way, providing easy automatic setup (not even the need to enter the Wi-Fi password, just plug-and-play), Ban Steering, Roaming, Network Healing and Security. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53

MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 fast 5V/5A charging using Type-C, 20min to charge 70% of smartphone

Posted by – May 30, 2016

MediaTek shows what they claim is the world’s fastest charging technology that they call MediaTek Pump Express 3.0, it uses USB Type-C, using any standard USB Type-C cable, it can charge a smartphone battery to 70% in 20 minutes; charging for 5 minutes allows for 4 hours of talk time. Mediatek claims Pump Express 3.0 is ready for mass production on MediaTek P20 SoC with their design for a new 5V/5A USB Type-C power adaptor. MediaTek claims to be the first to enable Direct Charge, which bypasses charging circuitry inside the phone and prevents device from overheating by routing the electrical current directly from the adaptor to the battery. MediaTek claims it is Ultra Safe, with 20+ protection mechanisms due to the high 5V/5A charging power.Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53.

Distributors/Brands can contact the MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 team here:
SY Lin, Sr. Manager
sy.lin@mediatek.com (let them know you watched this video)

AFELIM – French printed electronics association

Posted by – May 30, 2016

Michel Popovic, Chairman of AFELIM discusses printed electronics at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Several of the organization’s members show off new developments in printed electronics, including GenesInk, Arkema PiezoTech, Ardeje, In-Core Systemes and others. AFELIM is the French printed electronics association. It represents the companies that do business in printed electronics in France. AFELIM represents every profession in the value chain.

IDTechEx Interview: BroadBit metallic sodium batteries

Posted by – May 30, 2016

Dr. Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx interviews David Brown, CEO of BroadBit at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. David talks about BroadBit’s metallic sodium batteries, which provide nearly 2x the Wh/kg of lithium-ion batteries with the same volume density. BroadBit is developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy. Filmed in 4K using the Sony AX53

You can contact BroadBit here:
david.brown@broadbit.com
http://broadbit.com

BroadBit metallic sodium batteries, 10x more power than Lithium-Ion, 5-minute full charge

Posted by – May 30, 2016

BroadBit has invented and is commercializing a new type of metallic sodium battery in two families: Hi-Energy batteries with twice the energy per weight and Hi-Power batteries with ten times the power as todays lithium-ion batteries. BroadBits Hi-Power batteries can be fully charged in as little as 5 minutes. BroadBits batteries are made with abundant and cheap raw materials (e.g. table salt) and its manufacturing process is simpler than Li-ion. With these advantages, BroadBit expects its cost per kWh to be a third that of Li-ion when in mass production. Moreover, initial tests of the technology show no detectable degradation in battery performance over 600 cycles. This is because, unlike Li-ion, there are no side reactions, dendrite formation or mechanical stress due to ion intercalation.

These innovations, if BroadBit can turn them into mass production and meet their promises, could make mobile devices lighter, faster charging and longer lasting and will finally enable low-cost, high range and convenient electric vehicles including cars, buses, bikes and even electric air planes and bring about the long awaited post combustion era of transportation. BroadBit is now scaling production of its proprietary electrolytes, anodes and cathodes and is looking for partners worldwide to assemble batteries from its components.

Filmed in 4K at IDTechEx Berlin 2016 using the Sony AX53

You can contact BroadBit here:
david.brown@broadbit.com
http://broadbit.com

$340 Android POS with 15” touchscreen on RK3188 with printer,8*USB,SCSI port by Joysmart

Posted by – May 28, 2016

Joysmart shows Point-of-Sale devices that come as an all-in-one package, integrating multiple functions and accessories. Here we see their flagship model with a 15” touchscreen and RK3188 chip, running Android or Windows (with an Intel CPU). It features 8 USB ports for accessories, two SCSI ports for peripherals, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, headphone and microphone jacks. The Windows version costs US$380 while the Android version sells for US$340. Another model on display features RFID tag recognition, barcode scanner, printer, and magnetic swipe card integrated into the main unit with dual displays, selling for US$310.

$16 Military grade shockproof, water resistant Bluetooth speakers by GSOU

Posted by – May 28, 2016

GSou shows Bluetooth speakers doubles as a clock with alarm, with a built-in rechargeable battery, bulk price at US$16. The more popular model on display is a patterned metal-clad unit that comes with a 12400mAh battery, bulk price at $22. The company even has on display speakers conforming to military standards that can survive rough usage including free-fall drops, bulk price at US$16.

JmGO booth Tour at HK Fair, JmGO View (P2), TI DLP Projector 250lumens start shipping

Posted by – May 27, 2016

Here is the JmGO booth tour at China Sourcing Fair, JmGO shows G1, P1, P2 on the trade show. JmGO View get $257K from Indiegogo campaign and now ready for shipping. You can buy JmGO View(P2) here: http://www.aliexpress.com/JmGO

Distributors can contact JmGO directly:
Pacha He, Overseas Sales Director
Mobile Phone:+86 13632711546 (also works with whatsapp)
the@jmgo.com
http://en.jmgo.com