Freescale ARM technology powerhouse in action
By FTF Staff –
New Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe kicked off the second day of FTF to a standing-room-only audience – and blew us away with a keynote filled with technology vision, demos and announcements. One thing that was showcased in numerous ways throughout the keynote was ARM® technology. Freescale has become an ARM technology powerhouse, offering the most unique and massively broad portfolio on the market today. It starts with our Kinetis portfolio, and the new Kinetis L series based on the ARM Cortex™-M0+ core, extends to the new Vybrid controller solutions that enable rich apps in real time, and stretches to the ultimate multimedia and display solution – the scalable i.MX 6 series.
QorIQ platform goes core agnostic (hello, ARM)
And it doesn’t stop there. Today, we have also announced the next-generation, core-agnostic QorIQ communications platform that will include, yes, ARM technology. This new QorIQ platform is based on the software-aware Layerscape architecture that is addressing the increasing flexibility and scalability required by network infrastructure OEMs. The ARM architecture will be featured in two highly integrated, energy-efficient product families.
Kinetis L series wins the battle in energy efficiency
We were excited to see the Kinetis L series, the world’s most energy-efficient microcontrollers, in action during the keynote, proving the winner in an energy-efficient benchmark test against various 16-bit products, including TI’s MSP430, Microchip’s PIC24 and Renesas’ RL78 MCUs. These Kinetis L Series 32-bit MCUs, based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core, are changing the design landscape for developers currently using legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures.
In this video, Freescale’s Eduardo Montanez shows Kinetis L Series MCUs deliver 1.5 times better energy performance in CoreMark per mA than the closest competitor.
Freescale’s Denis Cabrol shares more details on how the Kinetis L series MCUs are changing the design landscape for developers and enabling the “Internet of Things.”
Freedom to develop with low power consumption in mind
Shawn Prestridge, senior field applications engineer, IAR, talks about the push towards green energy and low power consumption and how the new Kinetis L series and the Freedom development board from Freescale will help IAR ensure designers are able to minimize their power profiles.
Infotainment goes mainstream
Our ARM technology-based Vybrid family is expanding infotainment into mainstream automobiles, to offer robust user experiences, including entry-level infotainment, connected radios and reconfigurable instrument clusters. Now engineers have a highly integrated solution, including robust software offerings that address the needs of this mainstream auto market.
Freescale’s DNA takes ARM technology to a new level
ARM CEO Warren East talks about the long-term relationship between ARM and Freescale, the new opportunities with ARM in networking, and why he thinks Freescale ARM technology solutions are unique to the market.
Amazing multimedia for the “Internet of Things”
The i.MX 6 series brings amazing multimedia user experiences to the “Internet of Things.” Freescale’s Sujata Neidig talks about how the industry’s first truly scalable multicore platform that includes single, dual- and quad-core families based on the ARM® Cortex™-A9 architecture is enabling next-generation smart devices.
Meanwhile, multimedia drives the cool factor in the Tech Lab ...
Our i.MX 6 series now delivers infotainment/telematics system processing for more than 10 of the top automotive OEMs worldwide. Pictured here is the Freescale Concept Car (we call it Mad Mac). Mounted on the top of it is the “360 Degree Vision System,” which is revolutionizing automotive safety by enabling features like object detection, lane departure and blind spot detection – all made possible by our MPC5xxx MCU and i.MX 6 quad-core processor.