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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

$199 laptop with Intel ‘not’ inside (and Flash Lite)

Flash Player 7 SDK January 7th, 2009

Freescale is demoing $199 laptop based on its latest 1GHz iMX515 processor at CES. The processor is based on ARM architecture and among other things offers support for codecs, OpenGL/VG and not to mention, Flash Lite. It claims that because of all the hardware support for Flash Lite, it will give users satisfactory experience. ......continue reading

Myracer: Flash based gaming console

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Processors- ARM November 27th, 2008

Myracer, a Korean OEM, has released a gaming console that is entirely Flash based.  The devices is based on 192 MHz ARM, and has 1 GB of RAM. According to this blog, the screen is 2.4 inches and is 320X240. It is not clear if full desktop Flash player is available of the device, but my guess is its not. Given the CPU speed, it is unlikely that users will get a good experience with Flash 9 or 10. ......continue reading

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has Flash Lite with Opera

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM November 4th, 2008

XPERIA X1 Hands-On by WMExperts I came accross this post on mobiletechaddicts.com. It says that the Flash Lite plugin is available for Xperia X1 and works well with Opera. I have not seen X1 in action yet (and I don’t think its available with any carrier in US yet), but it looks like a cool device. X1 has dual ARM core running at 528 MHz and is running Windows Mobile 6. With 128 MB RAM, I think it has enough juice to run Flash content even from youtube. The post does talk about a ‘lag’ in youtube content, which may even come from slow network. ......continue reading

Update: “Intel to Apple-use our processor so you can run Flash!”

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, Processors- ARM October 28th, 2008

OK- since Intel blamed Apple for choosing ARM (and not having Flash), it has sort of issued an apology saying that the comments were inappropriate.  One of the main reasons why Atom is not in iPhone is clearly because of its power consumption. If one was to put Atom in iPhone, the battery may just drain in few minutes as compared to a few hours today. Atom may be much better suited to run Flash, but an iPhone that needs charging every few hours isn’t going to do any good to Apple or us! ......continue reading

Intel to Apple: Use our processor so you can run Flash!

Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Processors- ARM, Semiconductors October 23rd, 2008

In a recent Intel Developer Conference at Taipei, Intel blamed Apple’s choice of ARM for not having Flash on iPhone.  Duh…. From the release: ......continue reading

Chrome being ported to ARM (and your cell phone)

Android, Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Google September 11th, 2008

Embedded.com is reporting that Google Chrome has been ported to ARM, and will soon be available for cell phones. Chrome is based on Webkit, and claims to have much faster page load times than competing browsers, in addition to the stability it provides.  Chrome also uses a JVM called V8 which is supposed to be 10 times the other JVMs available elsewhere. ......continue reading

iPhone and Flash Lite 3 port: A technical analysis

Browsers, Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs June 23rd, 2008

Much is being discussed about why Flash is not available on iPhone, and why it is taking so long for Adobe and Apple to release it and if it even will be released. Flash Lite has already been ported to several different devices, so there is no reason why it can not be ported to iPhone.. Whatever the reason may be, I have analyzed various hardware and software factors that could impact Flash port and performance on iPhone. In reality, if there is management will, a Flash port on iPhone is very much possible. From the technology perspective, the only limiting factor could be the performance which can be overcome by using video acceleration. ......continue reading

Linux to be the most popular OS for MIDs(Mobile Internet Devices)

Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Embedded linux, Semiconductors June 15th, 2008

Apparently Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) is a term coined by Intel, and is used to refer to class of devices similar to Nokia’s N800. A new research report released by Forward Concept claims that Linux will be the most popular OS in the MIDs, and such devices will be dominated by ARM, not ATOM and Linux, not Windows. All the MID talk and emergence of new class of devices sounds  fascinating, but I have a fundamental question: ......continue reading

How to choose RTOS

Devices- Embedded, Operating Systems May 19th, 2008

There is a great article written by John Carbone- VP Marketing of Express Logic on the criterion one should keep in mind when choosing RTOS.  What I like is that it is not entirely marketing pitch where the article focuses on how great their company’s solucion is. ......continue reading

Intel’s Atom: ARM killer?

Devices- Embedded, Semiconductors March 22nd, 2008

Intel recently announced a new brand name for its low power processor family- ‘Atom’. These processors have Core 2 duo instruction set, and is meant for consumer and mobile devices, a market currently dominated by ARM. Intel hopes to wrestle significant market share from ARM when the device starts shipping. ......continue reading