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Flash 10 on i.MX51 reference platform certified

Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM July 12th, 2011

We’ve been working closely with Freescale for a while now on certification of Flash 10.1. I am glad to inform that Flash 10.1 has been certified on MX51 platform. The certification is complete for both Android as well as Linux. Freescale’s i.MX 51 platform features a 800 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor featuring Neon instruction set. The platform also offers a Hardware accelerator support for H.264 alongwith hardware alpha blending and color space conversation support. The port is available to customers via Freescale immediately. ......continue reading

Flash player 10.3 is now available

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, OS- Embedded linux May 17th, 2011

Adobe has announced that Flash 10.3 is now available. According to Adobe, “Flash Player 10.3 improves stability, enhances security and user privacy protection, and provides new desktop video and audio capabilities for enterprises and developers”. Not all the features are available on 10.3 mobile though- in fact the key feature that allows application developers access to analytics data is not available on mobile. This is not surprising given the fact that the Omniture engine is for desktop environment and will not be available until it is ported to Android or some other mobile platform. ......continue reading

Flash 10.2: what, when, how?

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Media players, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology February 24th, 2011

Everyone seems to be excited about 10.2. If you’ve seen demonstration of the stagevideo features from Adobe web site, then, yes, there’s a reason to be exited. Flash 10.2 is trying to solve a basic problem that differentiates Flash from other media player. Flash 10.2 will essentially allow users to integrate graphics with hardware accelerated video. In the past, Flash video has been all software based. This has not been an issue because most of the previous generation technology did not allow full screen technology and the usage of Flash to view full screen was limited. ......continue reading

Flash Lite 4 on X86 Linux Framebuffer available

Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, Operating Systems May 9th, 2010

We now have Flash Lite 4 port available on X86 running Linux Framebuffer. Why do you need port on X86 when Flash Lite 4 is meant for low end devices? Well- there are two reasons. ......continue reading

Flash Lite 4 port available for TI OMAP

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM May 4th, 2010

Calsoftlabs has ported Flash Lite 4 to TI OMAP running on Beagleboard. The port runs on Rev 3 of the board running Linux Framebuffer. An evaluation package is being put together and available to OEMs upon request. ......continue reading

Android kernel parts way from Linux

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, OS- Embedded linux, Operating Systems February 8th, 2010

Google’s Android kernel will no longer be part of Linux kernel tree. What this means is that updates from Android will not be intergrated into Linux kernel and vice versa. Linux kernel is an open community and the developers are often posting fixes for security, new device drivers and utilities. The decision seems to have come from Linux community. Linux developer blog suggest that problem seems is with Android’s security model, and framebuffer driver infrastructure. This prevents several Android drivers and platform code from merging into the main kernel tree. The blogger also points that ‘no one seems to care about the Android tree’. ......continue reading

Flash Lite making it to Automotive Electronics

Devices- Embedded, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, Operating Systems December 10th, 2009

QNX (owned by Harman International now) has a port of Flash Lite available alongwith the OS distribution. QNX is based on Unix and their Car platform comes with Flash Lite. The company provides users with a reference implementation to Flash Lite for selected platforms such as Freescale. To facilitate the adaption, QNX has put together a fairly large consortium consisting of hardware, software and OEMs. The company also has a portal where application developers can post their applications which would then be downloaded by car drivers. ......continue reading

Optimized Flash Lite for digital home available for TI platform

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology October 30th, 2009

Flash Lite 3 for digital home, is now available for TI platform. The port is optimized for h.264 video and AAC audio using TI Codec engine. This allows you to play Flash video in 30 fps at D1 resolution. The port allows for streaming content using HTTP and RTMP protocols.   We have kept the design modular so that the customers can potentially get the development kits from us and integrate their own libraries if they choose to.The port is tested on TI DaVinci DM 6446 processor and runs on Linux. Of course the port is done on Linux framebuffer as most of the embedded devices require a thin blitting layer. Please email me at anand at joshimail dot net for additional information. ......continue reading

Flash Lite 3.1 evaluation version for Beagleboard

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM September 18th, 2009

For all the Beagleboard fans out there, we’ve created an evaluation version of Flash Lite 3. This is a fully functional version of Flash Lite that times out in 3 minutes. It is built on Angstrom Linux distribution and requires X. Please email me if you are looking for more information or are interested in having one. I should mention that OMAP 3530 (ARM Cortex A8) is a powerful CPU and seems to handle graphics as well as video very well. ......continue reading

Boxee for digital home

Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, OS- Windows Mobile/CE August 4th, 2009

Here’s a cool application for digital home.  Boxee is designed to be used on a TV screen and remote. Boxee runs on your laptop and via specialized UI, allows one to bring up applications, games, photos etc. on the TV.  It is still running on your laptop and is only available for Mac OS, Windows, Ubuntu and Apple TV. There is a remote control application available for iPhone. (Without spending time reading specs, my guess is that to be able to extend this to use general purpose remotes, you’d need some kind of special hardware/receiver on your laptop.) It requires a CPU running at 1 GHz or faster. Boxee is also using Twitter like ‘follow me’ model in which you can follow other users and recommend them shows. ......continue reading

Windows XP on ARM needed

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, OS- Embedded linux, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM March 24th, 2009

Well- I am sure you’ve seen news of 1 GHz ARM coming to market soon. Freescale is planning on introducing MX51 which will have ARM Cortex A8. TI already has OMAP running at 600 MHz. OMAP Beagleboard already has a Linux distribution that runs XWindows, and one can easily build Netbook around it. ARM Coretex A8, which has ARMv7 instruction set is a powerful CPU capable of running XWindows at performance comparable to Atom. It is widely believed that ARM will be biggest competition to Intel in Netbook market, and having seen a few demo I believe that is very much possible. ......continue reading

Intel Canmore Flash Lite evaluation port available from Calsoftlabs

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux January 30th, 2009

Calsoftlabs, Intel and Adobe have been working on putting together an evaluation port for customers looking to develop devices using Intel’s Canmore. Intel Canmore, a media processor chip, also known as CE3100 is X86 based SoC. The chip is targeted towards consumer electronics products such as digital TV, set-top box, blue ray DVD and IPTV. The media processor combines leading-edge CE features for high-definition video support, home-theater quality audio and advanced 3-D graphics, with and offers performance, flexibility and compatibility of IA-based hardware and software. ......continue reading

Calsoft ports Flash Lite to Analog Devices Blackfin processor

Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, Semiconductors January 14th, 2009

Calsoft Labs, an Adobe Flash Lite distributor has ported Flash Lite 3.1 to Analog Devices’s Blackfin processor. The Blackfin processor is a DSP chip targette towards the consumer and mobile market. The port is available for the BF 548 chip and runs on uCLinux OS. The port supports all the standard Flash Lite features, and runs on the reference board provided by Analog Devices. ......continue reading

Google to create Android Marketplace

Android, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Embedded linux September 2nd, 2008

Android developers’ blog by Eric Chu provided details of the ANdroid market place for developers. Developers can register themselves as merchant on the portal, upload their applications and publish. Unlike Apple, this means that Google will not be taking a cut from the revenue generated. Good news for developers indeed!! ......continue reading

Openmoko phones are already shipping

Android, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Embedded linux August 6th, 2008

Openmoko, an open Linux platform company, is exhibiting at Linuxworld Expo this week. They are showing three models shipping using their platform. The devices are GSM based and unlocked. Users can buy them today and use with AT&T and TMobile in USA. ......continue reading