Welcome to Embeddedflash.com. Its 2014 and the landscape in multimedia world has changed quite a bit HTML5 standard is complete and Flash is no longer existent on mobile. I've also taken a short break from blog but I hope to restart it in the near future. I am no longer functioning as Adobe's Scaling Partner and looking for new opportunities. If you are looking for a technically savvy, energetic business development, marketing or sales person, please email me.

HTML5 today = Flash in 2002

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash 11, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, HTML5, Rich Internet Applications, Semiconductors October 23rd, 2012

I came across this article via my network on linked-in and couldn’t agree more. There was a panel at Cable-Tec expo at Orlando and these remarks were made by Albert Lai, Innovation architect at Brightcove. Everybody is tremendously excited about HTML5 today but there’s tremendous amount of fragmentation today with respect to browsers, platforms features and what not. I often spend lot of time educating customers about these shortcomings and we plan on writing a white paper in the near future. ......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

Some more news from CES

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology January 11th, 2011

Here are some tidbits from CES: ......continue reading

MIPS phones? Tablets?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM, Video Technology January 10th, 2011

I was at CES last week and saw many interesting gadgets. I’ll write more on that as I get time but something I thought was a must mention was MIPS based smartphone running Android. MIPS is generally associated with home entertainment and ARM with smartphones. But it seems that everyone is trying to go after the other’s markets these days - if ARM is going after Home Entertainment so why not MIPS? At the MIPS demo suite, I saw demo of a phone running Android 2.1 on MIPS 34Kc class processor. The CPU was manufactured by a Chinese SoC and the phone incidently was also being sold in Chinese market as a low end smartphone. What made a it interesting was that the CPU ran at 400 MHz and manufactured using 0.13 micron technology. The phone ran Android 2.1 and one would have expected that a 400 MHz phone running Android would give mediocre performance. ......continue reading

Flash 10.1 now ready

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices- iPhone, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Semiconductors, Video Technology June 14th, 2010

I am sure several of you saw a notice pop-up on your PC in the morning about the latest Flash update from Adobe ….. Yes, that’s right- Flash player 10.1 is now officially available. Adobe Flash player team’s blog lists all the enhancements in fairly detail. A look at comments also gives you a glimpse into joy and grievances of public. The thing about Flash is that it is so powerful that no matter how many enhancements you make to it, there will always be something else to do. Adobe’s team does deserve a big round of applause for releasing FP10.1 on schedule. ......continue reading

A list of flash enabled CE devices

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports January 11th, 2010

Adobe does a great job of maintaining a list of Flash enabled mobile/wireless devices, but there isn’t any such list for consumer devices. Originally I started keeping track of CE devices with Flash for my other blog flashliteonline.com where I was hoping to write about Flash Lite applications. But the CE market has been slow to evolve so there has been little to report on Flash Lite applications on such devices. With the addition of Flash Lite for Digital Home, I am hopeful that new devices will start emerging soon and I think this blog is a good place to maintain such list. The list is available on ‘Flash Enabled CE devices‘ page. If you know of any other devices that should be on the list, please comment or drop me a line at anand at joshimail dot net. I will update the list from time to time. ......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 running on Marvell’s Kirkwood CPU available

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, Processors- ARM October 12th, 2009

Flash Lite 3 running on Marvell Inc. Kirkwood platform is now available. Marvell as you know, acquired XScale line of processors from Intel a while ago, and Kirkwood SoC has a 1.2 GHz XScale core.  (Xscale is basically ARM9 capable of ARM V5 instruction set.) Target market for Kirkwood is Set-top boxes, home gateway, home media servers, point of sale computers and plug-computers. ......continue reading

Flash Lite running on Intel Canmore platform at IDF

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports September 28th, 2009

Here’s a video of Flash Lite 3.1 running on Intel CE3100 platform that was demoed at IDF (Intel Developer’s Forum). The demo showed an accelerated FL3.1 capable of playing 1080P HD h.264 content via a UI designed using Flash Lite. Let me know if you are interested in any additional information. ......continue reading

Actionscript extensions for Flash Lite for Digital Home

Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, Flash Player 7 SDK, Mobile applications, Video Technology August 11th, 2009

Some of you have must have seen the documents published by Adobe on devnet that talk about several details of the Flash Lite digital home platform. One of the powerful features of the Flash Lite for digital home is the ability to be able to extend Actionscript. You can create your own Actionscript commands, define them and implement corresponding logic in Flash Lite code. For example, you can have a command to change volume of TV, or channel or fetch updated data for an ad- etc. etc. This is a very powerful feature and is available for Flash Lite on digital home devices. ......continue reading

MIPS to support Android

Android, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite ports, Google, Semiconductors July 8th, 2009

MIPS has joined the ever increasing list of chipsets supporting Android. MIPS makes CPU architectures and licenses it to different silicon vendors. Whereas ARM is strong in cellular and mobile market, MIPS is strong in digital home market. So this would mean that Android is starting to make its way into verticals outside of mobile. RMI, a licensee of MIPS is already demoing the Android port on its chipsets. ......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

Sigma Design chips to support Flash Lite

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Semiconductors January 13th, 2009

At CES, Sigma Design announced support for Flash Lite on Sigma Design chipset. Sigma chipsets are popular in set-top-box market and are also used in IPTV and DTVs. So with this, Flash Lite is officially supported on Broadcom, intel and Sigma Design. Intel is the upcoming player, but Broadcom and Sigma are dominant in the existing digital home market. ......continue reading

After Intel, its Broadcom

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Semiconductors January 7th, 2009

Well- Flash Lite is coming to Broadcom chips also. Broadcom and Adobe Systems have announced that they will work together to integrate Adobe’s Flash Lite into Broadcom’s latest digital television and set-top box system-on-a-chip platforms. Adobe Flash Lite 3 software will be supported in Broadcom’s BCM3549, BCM3556, BCM7400 and BCM7405 system-on-a-chip solutions. The Flash-enabled products are expected to be available to manufacturers in the first half of 2009. ......continue reading