Beagle Board-based MID


…Based on the ARM Cortex A8-based Beagle board, it features a 4.3-inch (480 x 272) display, Bluetooth, support for OpenGL ES 2.0, S-Video and HDMI outputs, USB, SD / MMC, RS-232, and audio in / out connections. As controls go, this thing sports not only a touchscreen, but a five position joystick, three position slider, and plenty of buttons as well…


Nokia + Linux + ARM


Nokia, Linux, and ARM, oh my!:

Nokia is hinting that it may further crowd the already-packed netbook space by becoming the first phone maker to jump in. If the Finnish maker of stylish smartphones does make a netbook, it could differentiate itself and make a splash by using ARM and mobile Linux.

Via Ars Technica

NVIDIA locks ARMs with the GPU



NVIDIA has announced a $99 hardware platform for MIDs centered around its Tegra 600 series chip, which pairs a small GeForce GPU with an ARM11 core on the same die. Meanwhile, ARM has been talking up the quad-core version of its upcoming Cortex A9 chip, but there’s no guarantee that ARM can make it work with four cores.

Via arstechnica

School is back in session

Again, sorry for the delays. I had some family matters that needed my immediate attention. But now school is back in session and I finally have structure back in my life. I’m still planing to release a video tutorial of serial communication soon. Just as soon as I figure out the best way to do it.