Toshiba has made available new hardware and Software Development Kits (SDK) for developers and manufacturers of Internet of Things (IOT) solutions. Both are based on Toshiba's proprietary technology ApP Lite TZ1000 series of processors for wearable and Internet of things devices. Together, the kits allow evaluation of devices in an environment closer to that of their final application. With the hardware and software kits vendors will be able to quickly and easily design application processors into their application that will shorten the development cycles.
Depending on the smart appliance you buy you are also making a decision on what communication protocol you want to use. With the growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) it is even more important because we want all of the devices in our homes to be able to communicate with each other securely. This is on the backdrop that there are many protocols for the home at the moment. To add to the complexity or to simplify things a new protocol 'Thread' has been introduced.
For this year's Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Mindspeed Technologies as announced plans to demonstrate leading-edge solutions and services based on their Comcerto 2000 processor. The featured demonstrations will include application and content-aware broadband home gateway solutions for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure and services.
Entropic has launched a new System-on-Chip solution for set-top box (STB) market. The new “TSC17x/18x” STB SoC family features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processors and advanced security to provide the latest platform for service operators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It offers support for a wide range of mobile software technologies such as Google Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandiwich” and established industry security standards (NOCS, CSA3, AES, NDS NSK etc).
STMicroelectronics today release details of is forthcoming set-top box system-on-chip solution - codenamed Orly. The chip according to STMicroelectronics is part of its largest-generation of home entertainment high-performance platform. Created using the ARM Cortex-A9 processor which offers market-leading energy efficiency and best-in-class security features, along with support for a wide variety of open-source environments. Set-top Boxes developed with the chip said ST will act as a hub "connecting all our devices and allowing the greatest user experience, such as 3D program guides and full motion 3DTV, Over-the-Top video and gaming from 3rd-parties".
Small computing devices like high-end digital home entertainment, tablets, smartphones and large-screen mobile computing is about to get more powerful and faster, with the launched of the Cortex-A15 MPCore Processor. According to ARM, the Cortex-A15 Processor delivers a 5x performance improvement over today’s advance smartphone processors and run up to 2.5GHz with a small energy footprint.
Trident and ARM have collaborated to develop a new Set-top Box platform that according to both companies offers the best of Web 2.0 and media broadcasting. Built on the ARM powerful Cortex-A Series processors, the new Trident Set-top Box, they said, will allow users to browse the internet, view TV programming, run rich internet applications and share various media content anywhere and anytime. Also operators will be better able to target their content package to maximise advertising revenue.