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Update on the Community

5 Minute Member Survey

The new ARM Connected Community is turning 1 at the end of this month - and what a learning experience it was for everyone. As we plan for 2015, it would be very useful if you can complete a short survey (it will take you less than 5 minutes. We mean it, we timed it!) and then also comment below with what you enjoy about the community and/or any suggested changes we should think about implementing. The community was built for you, so we want to ensure we're providing for your needs. If you take a look back through the previous weekly Connecting the Dots blogs, we do listen to feedback and have made quite a few changes over the last year.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

David Blaza contributed a wide range of blogs this week Mobile technology as a force for good in the world - check out this amazing experiment, Drones, kids, tiny transistors and the IoT, what I learned at TechCon 2014 and How to start a startup, free Stanford course taught by tech glitterati and Y Combinator

 

Featured Partner

New York based VOCAL Technologies is a leading designer of software and hardware solutions for voice, video, data and fax communications. Check out their partner page for recent product documents.

 

Tip - Bump a Thread

If you see a question that hasn't been properly answered - post a reply to it. This will "bump" the question back into people's activity streams.

 

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Update on the Community

With Q3 in the books, it's time to reward the winners of the ARM Connected Community Member Rewards Program!

 

Possibly there are some that do not know, but you receive points within the community for your contributions and engagement - ask a question, reply to discussion, post a 'correct' answer, contribute a blog, publish a status update, follow a member, and so on. Point System, Status Level - Guide will give you a bit more details, as well as the different community status levels you can obtain. Since launch (almost a year ago), the non-employee member with the most points is techguyz, with Jérôme Décamps and jensbauer not too far behind. I know that a very high majority of you are not here to win prizes for your efforts - but this is a way for us to say thank you and recognize you for all of your contributions to the ARM Connected Community. Below are the winners of  the ARM Connected Community Q3 Member Rewards Program, and the most viewed posts from the quarter.

 

A huge thank you to everyone in the community for your contributions - in Q3 the community welcomed nearly 1,300 members, 21 new ARM Partners and 1,462 pieces of published content!

 

The Top Employees and Members with the most points will be rewarded with an ARM-powered Dropcam Pro! The members will also receive a gleaming trophy badge for their profile.

 

 

The Rewards Programs will continue into Q4 and points will not be carried over - so you're all now on even field. Besides the Q4 Rewards Program, we will also be giving a $500 ARM-powered gift to the the employee and non-employee with the highest 2014 point total.

 

 

Top 3 Employees with Most Points

Karthik Shivashankar, Operations Manager of the ARM University Program - connect with Karthik if you're a professor and see how you can take advantage of the program

Ronan Synnott is a very knowledgeable ARM FAE focused on ARM Development Tools

Joseph Yiu, the 'go-to' for anything related to ARM Cortex-M processors and the author of the popular The Definitive Guide for Cortex-M book series

 

Top 3 Members with Most Points

Jérôme Décamps is an embedded developer hoping more french-speaking members will join him in the Community French section - Section française de la communauté.

Carlos Delfino joined the community only a few months ago as he's new to the ARM architecture and has taken full advantage of all the resources in the community - even sharing his steps and readings to obtain AAME certification. Best of luck Carlos!

Cadence's Editor in Chief Brian Fuller is a fierce ARM Step Challenge Competitor and a well-respected writer in the electronics industry

 

Most Viewed ARM Partners

Atmel is the back-to-back most viewed partner with help from their fantastic blogger Paul Rako

STMicroelectronics just unveiled their STM32 F7: First Cortex-M7 based 32-bit MCU

Freescale had a huge presence at ARM TechCon (even bringing in their new IoT Bus) and shared their vision for the new ARM Cortex-M7

 

Most Viewed Groups

ARM Processors

ARM and Keil Tools

ARM Mali Graphics

 

Most Viewed Content

Juno - A 64/32-bit dev board for TrustZone based TEE & Trusted OS developers by Rob Coombs with nearly 12,000 views

Mali: X11 vs. Wayland at SIGGRAPH 2014 by Guy Lunardi of Collabora

A Look Inside Android Wear by David Maidment

 

Popular Discussions

How to configure a 10 inch TFT LCD in ARM Cortex-M3? is a highly informative thread for anyone looking to do the same

Few beginner questions - from AVR to ARM

Why ARM "Cortex"? - do you know? If not, here's some interesting history.

 

Feedback?

If you could take some time to tell us how you think we are doing, we would be delighted to get your feedback.

You can either comment here, contact us in private or by email: community@arm.com.

This week post is quite early. We want to announce a change and will leave the space for ARM TechCon content on Wednesday and Thursday.

You may notice a TechCon theme in this blog and across the community. I am really thrilled to see that this year again people who are not going to that event will not left out!

 

Update on the Community

I wanted to remind you that Smart and Connected is now known as Internet of Things. That community will receive your new IoT content instead of being split with Embedded.

 

Changing 'People' to 'Members' and 'Places' to 'Communities'

We have received feedback that the top navigation links "People" and "Places" were a bit cryptic: they lack clarity as to what is hiding behind them. For a some time, we have tried to find words which would self-explanatory without creating confusion with existing terms. After a vote we have decided that Place will become Community because it is a much better known term. Communities can be groups and spaces, like today.

Also, we are changing People to Members. This will remove confusion for features which are for simple readers or for members of the community. We also feel that 'members' has a sense of belonging 'people' doesn't have.

We will do the change on Wednesday 1 October at 9am UK time, so members joining us at ARM TechCon have the best experience from the start!

 

Current Top NavigationNew Top Navigation
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About Shellshock Vulnerability - CVE-2014-6271

Since the public release of the “Shellshock” vulnerability, our platform vendor security team has performed numerous due diligence scans of their customer infrastructure and at this time we have found no evidence of exposed systems. They will continue to investigate this issue and we will publish updates as they become available. Please feel free to contact a community manager if you have any concern.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

ARM TechCon is approaching. Tell us about your presence, and tag your content TechCon2014 for better visibility:


Featured User

I will unusually feature someone from my team today! Brad Nemire will have an ARM Connected Community demo pod at the ARM TechCon exhibition.

Do you wonder what subjects would resonate with the community audience? Would you like to get the most exposure from the community?

Whether about reading or creating content, go to booth 300 and get some tips to get more by doing less...! There are also T-Shirts and boards available so go and say hi!

 

Featured Partner

Jama Software joined us last week. You can also Meet Jama at ARM TechCon...

 

Tip - Reply by Email

When you are out and about, like for instance at ARM TechCon, you may want to easily reply to notifications you have received.

You can do so from your email client, after taking one precaution: end the content you want posted by a line with 5 dashes. Everything after that line will be discarded. That's the best way not to flood the community with an unhelpful long email signature and non-pertinent company email system disclaimer (if you posted it publicly, I would hope it's not confidential).

To learn about this feature in more details, please have a look at Email Contribution, How Not To Show Signature/Disclaimer - Tip

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, smoke signals, or even via a fax.

And don't forget, How can we improve the group overview page so it is more relevant to YOU?!

 

Thank you!

Alban

Update on the Community

ARM TechCon, ARM TechCon, ARM TechCon - it's great to see all of the fantastic blogs (nearly 30!) everyone has been publishing in the community! Even if you won't be able to attend, all of these blogs should help keep you in the loop about what will be happening within the ARM ecosystem next week. All of the ARM TechCon related content is tagged with techcon2014 which makes it easy for you to sift through everything.

 

If you haven't yet registered, there are few special promo codes to take advantage of:

  • Full Conference: ARMOFF30 - 30% discount expires tomorrow, September 26th
  • Expo: ARMEXP100 - FREE admission expires Tuesday, September 30th

 

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Going to ARM TechCon? Be sure to stop by the ARM Connected Community demo pod in the ARM booth and I'll give you an ARM Connected Community t-shirt. I'll also be giving away some Atmel | SMART SAM D20 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kits on Wednesday and ST Nucleo F411RE mbed-enabled development boards on Thursday. See you all next week!

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

David Maidment published two blogs this week with links to two wearable-themed whitepapers - Looking Into the Future of Wearables and ARM & Freescale Paper: Overcoming the size and power trade off in wearable designs

 

Featured Partner

Gesture recognition partner, eyeSight Technologies demonstrates the latest machine vision technologies optimized for ARM Mali

 

Tip - Browse all tags in the community

There's an easy way to view all of the content you're most interested in within the community. From the top menu bar, click on the down arrow to the right of 'links' and select 'All tags' from the drop-down menu (see image below).

 

You can then sort by clicking on one of the 'Top 200 most popular tags' or type in a tag in the search field. This will then return content results with that chosen tag from across the entire community platform - you can even click on other tags within the 'tag cloud' to get more narrower results.

 

Hope this helps, happy browsing!

 

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What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Please take a minute to tell us.

201409_SimplifyGroupOverview.pngUpdate on the Community

It looks like most people prefer Layout A we presented inWhich Homepage Layout, NIC-400 Opti Webinar, Finding Unread Discussions.

Today, I've got another call for feedback. How can we improve the group overview page so it is more relevant to YOU?! (example: ARM Processors)

Internal feedback I've already received suggests simplification: having more available without scrolling. For instance, even if the tags are crucial for search, we don't really need them displayed. Similarly, the group creation date doesn't bring much to the party.

If we follow the same logic as the homepage, we could also move the description text to the top of the middle column. I believe we should keep the group owners, because they are your contacts in case you have to escalate an issue. Also, even if I already removed all social sharing icons, I will keep a warning on any private collaboration area.

All the space reclaimed would allow to have the latest blogs more prominent without even having to scroll.

 

Wenjun highlighted that most Partners now joining the community (spaces under Find a Partner) now directly send all the elements from the start. A great example of what the community can bring: by putting all the information/guides and requirements public, this has allowed us to speed up the joining process. Less email exchanges also means that everyone saves time. That should also increase satisfaction.

 

On Saturday, we will be renaming the Smart and Connected group to Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT content today split between Smart and Connected and Embedded will be moved to that newly named group.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

ARM TechCon is approaching. Tell us about your presence, and tag your content techcon2014 for better visibility:

 

Featured User

Carissa Labriola is an intern in ARM San Jose. Every week, she will research questions and report in her Intern Inquiry blog series.

 

Featured Partner

This week, we welcome Moortec Semiconductor with Stephen Crosher who already posted a couple of blogs. Stephen, don't forget to add your products in your company space so they can be found and advised by the search and recommendation engine.

 

Tip - ARM Employees in the Community

I have updated the ARM Employees In The Community - FAQ about private 1-2-1 support requests.

To avoid frustration, we request that you do not send private messages or emails to our staff unless they asked you to.

ARM employees (and anyone) are advised to decline any private support: that defeats the purpose of a community (answer once, help many).

ARM has formal support channels in place if your company requires urgent help to progress on a project. Unlike community support, the official support has SLAs in place.

 

I hope that you will understand that 1-2-1 timely support for everything is not a scalable model: with 6.000 members and many more readers, it just cannot work effectively.

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, smoke signals, or even via a fax.

And don't forget, How can we improve the group overview page so it is more relevant to YOU?!

 

Thank you!

Alban

Update on the Community

As Brad was highlighting last week, we have used members' feedback for improvements since launch: event calendar, opening groups to ease contribution, update social sharing icon location, roll out new features...

We have offered two new layouts for vote to the community owners. Their preference is towards Layout A which is a bit simpler, but the votes are very close.

What is your point of view? Any layout you really don't like?!

Click on a picture to zoom in, and then please comment with your observations.

 

Layout ALayout B
  1. Featured content as carousel, mouse over gives some details (see the 3rd carousel slide)
  2. Topic areas (like ARM Processors) better promoted at the top
  3. Instant search at the top middle section: great feature from the platform we should better promote
  1. Featured content as carousel, mouse over gives some details (see the 3rd carousel slide)
  2. Topic areas (like ARM Processors) better promoted at the top.
  3. Add a shortcut to go to the content for each topic area (the icon below each place name on top left column)
  4. Instant search at the top middle section: great feature from the platform we should better promote
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The next changes will be about the overview pages (example). We have already asked the community owners' feedback, but what YOU need is the most important.


The ARM Processors group has two additional community owners from this week. Ben Walshe and Eoin McCann will be looking after System IP related content (CoreSight, CoreLink, AMBA...)


I also want to warn you that Smart and Connected group will be renamed to Internet Of Things. Today, IoT content is split between Smart and Connected and Embedded.

On top of making it easier to know where to post, re-purposing the group will also allow it to cover subjects like mbed. I am currently doing some testing to make sure links to the existing blogs won't break when we do the change. Also, we will move existing IoT content from Embedded to the renamed group. Change will occur during weekend to minimise disruption and you will be notified in Connecting the Dots. Also, all members of Smart and Connected will receive an inbox notification.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

We welcome Allen Willson, Product Applications Engineer at NXP. Allen will be able to advise you on the best NXP LPC microcontroller for the application you have!

 

Featured Partner

Atmel stays at the top of monthly views thanks to fresh, interesting, content posted. I recommend you follow their space and Paul Rako!

 

Tip - Browsing Discussions Like a Forum - Obvious Unread Content

Even if this community platform allows you to subscribe to content so you only see what you care about, we understand some members/readers are browsing the community discussions like they would forums.

When you look at the list of discussions, you can very quickly learn if you have read the full thread or not.

If you have not read the thread or one of its replies, the thread title will be in bold. This only works when listing discussions, not when listing all content.

To list all discussions/questions, see Update on the Community in Nearly 90% of Discussions Have Replies, New ARMv8-A Whitepaper by ARM and Qualcomm, ARM’s 64-bit big.LITTLE at 2.5GHz+

Here is a cheat sheet!

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What Next?

How is going for you‽

Update on the Community

We value everyone's constructive feedback on how to 'better' the ARM Connected Community - and with our 1 Year Anniversary approaching at the end of October, we have been working hard on finalizing a homepage redesign. The new homepage will hopefully make it easier to search and find content from across the community platform. We are in process of obtaining feedback from the Community Owners (those that look over the different community areas) and then once we have narrowed down the options, we will be opening the possible new homepage layout options to the wider community for input - so stay tuned as we welcome your thoughts.

 

The ARM Digital Business Survey attracted a bit less than 300 replies - thank you to everyone that participated! It was not only promoted in the community, but also to those that subscribe to ARM newsletters. Consultants have also interviewed five community members and are now starting to interview employees.


New this week: We've added a System IP category to the ARM Processors Group which will now help members filter related content.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

Featured User

The ARM Processors Group has a new Community Owner, Tom Stevens will be looking over the group and ensuring your processor-related questions are being answered - he will be a great addition to the community. Welcome Tom!

 

Featured Partner

Avnet just released PicoZed™ which is a highly flexible, rugged, System-On-Module based on the Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC

 

Tip - Invite People to Join the Community

Send Invites.jpgMore the merrier! Know someone designing on ARM and has not yet joined the community? We thank you in advance for personally inviting them.

 

How to send an invite: Click on the down arrow to the right of your name in the top right of the window --> Select 'Inbox and Activity' from the drop-down menu --> Click on the 'Send Invites' button on the left pane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Please take a minute to tell us.

Update on the Community

Share_Call_To_Action_ARM_Connected_Community.pngI would like to thank the readers who kindly took the time to answer our digital business survey (now closed). If you haven't yet, please consider allowing 10-15min to take the survey to help ARM better serve you, to help ARM offer the services You want to use. More details on the survey are in ARM Digital Business Survey Open and Why Answering Will Benefit YOU!

 

Go to the ARM Digital Business Survey (now closed)

 

Would you be available for a phone interview instead of the online survey?

We would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment or contact me!

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

Thanks Bob Boys! Bob has been very active answering members' questions in the ARM and Keil Tools group, in particular MDK-ARM and CMSIS questions. Bob has also written many popular application notes you can get from the Keil website.

 

Featured Partner

This week, we highlight Sonics as Tiffany Quan has updated their space with all their fresh product information.

 

Tip - Presenting Your Business in the ARM Connected Community is Free

Are you a company working in the ARM ecosystem?

You don't need to manufacture chips to join the ARM Connected Community and promote your products and services in your dedicated company space.

For some of the benefits, and on how to join, please read How to Join the ARM Connected Community Partner Program (For Company Space)

 

Thanks to our Partnership, ARM was ranked #3 world's most innovative company by Forbes!!

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, smoke signals, or even via a fax.

The better we know your expectations, the more we can try and match them.

 

Thank you!

Alban

Why do we need to hear from you?

ARM is currently working on a project to better understand how to engage and serve our Partners, developers, tech enthusiasts, press...  through digital channels.

Your experience is crucial to us, so we would be very grateful if you could take less than 15 minutes to complete an online survey. This survey will close on Tuesday 26th August:

 

Go to the ARM Digital Business Survey (now closed)

 

ARM employees will be polled at a later date with questions more pertinent to their expected use.

 

Which angles are we researching on?

We would like to hear about how you work with us and our products, and understand how we could better support you.

On top of that, we are also looking for members and visitors who would be willing to have a phone interview with our consultants.

If you can offer us 1h of your precious time for that phone interview, please leave a comment or contact me privately: Alban.Rampon@ARM.com

 

Our consultants are looking at the following:

  1. Background: the type of work you do and your relationship with ARM
  2. Your online needs and preferences: how do you use the Internet at work e.g. download software, get access to documentation etc.
  3. ARM current sites and communities: which ARM sites/channels do you use and what could be improved?
  4. Potential new services and ways of interacting:  e.g. what kinds of new online services would you like to see ARM introduce?

 

Your contact details are NOT collected during the survey.

We will NOT be contacted directly after replying to the survey, unless you ask us to!

 

By sharing your opinion and preferences, you will help us shape the future of the ARM Connected Community but also all other channels like social media, marketing website...

If you have any concern or question, please feel encouraged to ask us as we want to improve!!!

 

Go to the ARM Digital Business Survey (now closed)

 

Thank you for your time!

Alban

Update on the Community

I have noticed there are more and more students and educators joining the ARM Connected Community on a daily basis - I want to welcome all of you to the ARM ecosystem! You all are the next generation of developers that will help solve the world's demands. Please comment below and tell us where you attend or teach - it would be interesting for everyone to see where you are all from. It's great you have stumbled upon the community and I hope you take complete advantage of all of the valuable resources here. If you haven't yet heard about it, I would like to introduce the ARM University Program to you.

 

The ARM University Program equips university students and faculty with a variety of low-cost development tools, IP, resources, support, and other starting points to enable academic projects and courses to utilize ARM technology (there is no formal admission process to the program). In support of the program, the ARM University Program has officially partnered with the following companies to enable their ARM processor-based technology in academia: Cypress, Freescale, Nuvoton, NXP, Silicon Labs, STMicroelectronics and Xilinx. Click here to learn more.


Lastly, the ARM University Program is co-sponsoring an IoT Design Contest seeking innovative proof of concept projects based on the Freescale FRDM KL25Z dev board or NXP LPC1768 mbed board. Don't hesitate on it since the deadline to enter is August 20th.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

Since he joined last week Carlos Delfino has quickly become a fantastic asset to the community. He is a TCP/IP Networks with Windows and Linux expert and is currently studying and applying technologies related to DTN, IP and VoIP networks. Welcome Carlos!

 

Featured Partner

EDA Partner Blue Pearl Software announced this week that they are allowing engineers to try out their Advanced Clock Environment (ACE) tool for FREE

 

Tip - Adding Code, Using Syntax Highlighter

To add a function name or some code in a fixed-width font, simply select the text and choose Courier New in the Font family drop-down. Look at From Zero to Boot: Porting Android to your ARM platform for an example.

 

If you add a longer piece of code, it may be judicious to use the syntax highlighter. It will not only add line numbers, but will also change the font to fixed-width and highlight keywords based on the selected programming language. To use the syntax highlighter, select your code, click on the >> in the rich text editor menu, then Syntax Highlighting, then a language.

 

The example in the picture shows the menu and some syntax highlighted code:

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What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Please take a minute to tell us.

 

Brad Nemire

Update on the Community

Announcement: Community Unavailable Sun, 10 Aug from 12am to 6am GMT: Our host needs to carry out essential maintenance work on our system and their network infrastructure. Multiple system restarts may occur. Please save your work before midnight GMT!

 

The ARM Connected Community was created for you and we strive to fulfill the expectations of our members. Please don't shy away from telling us below in a comment what you like, dislike or would like to see more of in the community. Perhaps an online meet-up in the community, an opportunity for a live Q & A with ARM experts, a date with Alban Rampon or ...? Thank you in advance for your feedback and helping achieve our goal of making the ARM Connected Community the one-stop interactive platform for anyone designing on ARM.

 

Two items worth noting:

  • Use your creativity to invent the next big thing for IoT! Time is running out to enter your idea in STMicroelectronics' STM32 EMEA IoT Design Challenge. ST will be assisting the finalists in turning their dreams into reality with technical support during the development phase and will help in bringing the winning solution to market.
  • Software Developers Workshop coming to ARM TechCon 2014, October 1-2 in Santa Clara, CA. Learn about ARM-based devices in IoT, through hands-on workshops using real devices and boards - which are provided to attendees free of charge. Registration is now open via the ARM TechCon website.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

Congrats to Donatien Garnier on successfully funding his Kickstarter campaign: MicroNFCBoard! If you missed the campaign, you can submit your email to be notified when the board is available to order.

 

Featured Partner

Memory and interface solutions partner Rambus has been quite active with Aharon's two recent posts on How to Build Power Conscious Servers and Breaking the DDR4 barrier

 

Tip - Invite People to Join the Community

More the merrier! Collaboration becomes most effective when a large number of people are participating. Inviting people to join the community is one of the easiest ways to start. In the ARM Connected Community, there are a number of ways to do this:

  • Share ARM Connected Community content by clicking "Share" in the Social Sharing menu in the right pane. If the person isn't already a member, they'll have the opportunity to sign up.
  • Invite people you know by clicking Send Invites in the left pane of Inbox and Activity.

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Please take a minute to tell us.

 

Brad Nemire

Update on the Community

Will you get a timely response to your discussion in the ARM Connected Community? Part of the formula for a successful community is the confidence a member has that their question will receive a reply. Let me share some impressive data with you. Since launching the community at ARM TechCon in October 2013, 1,288 discussions have been asked and 1,140 have responses - that's nearly 90%, which is pretty impressive! A huge thank you to all of the members and ARM experts for sharing your ARM knowledge with others.

 

If you have asked a question in the community and received a correct answer, it would be very helpful if you can mark the reply as 'correct' (and other replies as 'helpful'). Once you mark the correct answer, the reply automatically rises to the top of the thread - making it easier for the next member with the same question to find the answer. This is also helpful for others to differentiate which questions are still awaiting a correct answer.

 

See the visual below on how you can differentiate discussions that have been marked as correct.

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Tip: You can easily search for unanswered questions by clicking the 'Content' tab on the top menu bar --> Click the 'Discussions' tab --> Select 'Open Questions' from the drop-down menu

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Please keep in mind the community traffic dips down from Friday evening through Sunday evening as many members and experts are away from their computers. Your question asked during this time will most likely receive a reply on the following Monday.

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each Group.

 

Featured User

Dan White of DSP Concepts is great asset to the community of experts. His specialties include optimizing code for ARM processors at both the C and assembly levels, embedded design, digital design, computer architecture, and adaptive signal processing

 

Featured Partner

Allwinner had a busy week. They announced that its first 64-bit tablet processor should hit the market by end of 2014 and $4 Allwinner A33 Quad-core Tablet Processor Now in Mass Production

 

Tip - Poll Community Members

Do you want to know what community members think about something? Create a poll in one of the groups you would like people to find the poll in. After you post your question and the possible answers, your poll will show up for other people to vote on.

 

To create a poll:

  1. Visit one of the Groups
  2. Click 'Create a poll' from right Actions
  3. Give the poll a title and description. The title will appear above the list of options in the published poll, so you should use it as the poll's question. The description will appear on the page that lists the poll's full results
  4. In the Choice 1 and Choice 2 boxes, type in answer options
  5. Add any tags to the poll so it will show up in searches
  6. Click Advanced Options > Change voting options. From there, set the date you want to publish the poll (immediately or a specific date) and when you want voting to end (on a specific date, in X amount of days, or manually)
  7. Click Create

 

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Please take a minute to tell us.

 

Brad Nemire

Update on the Community

Do you know we have a Chinese Community here in the ARM Connected Community? Here it is 中文社区 - a place for Chinese language members to network and gain knowledge for your ARM-based projects. My name is Bin Song 宋斌, the Chinese Community Manager and I work out of the ARM office in Shanghai, China.

Chinese members are welcome to post blogs or any other technical documents in the Chinese Community - and if you ask a question in Chinese, we have many Chinese language experts ready to help you. It's not just a place for Chinese Partners though - I'd also like to extend an invite to all of our ARM Partners and encourage your Chinese technical employees to become involved in the community.

I am your Chinese contact if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you in the Chinese Community!

Featured Content
Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

Featured User

We have many great members in the Chinese Community. I would like to introduce wangyong, a fantastic engineer and very active in the ARM Processors Group and 中文社区. He has contributed some original blogs in Chinese Community. [原创] ARM可穿戴系统架构浅析, this blog is about the ARM wearable system architecture. I also want to say thank you to Wangyoung for being very helpful with the translation of a few English blogs so the Chinese Community can benefit from them, . [原创翻译]关于Cortex-A53需要了解首要的5件事. This is about Cortex-A53 and written by Brian Jeff.  We hope more Chinese members can join us and contribute to the Chinese Community like him!

Featured Partners

China partner Forlinx Embedded Technology, an embedded system solution provider, designs and manufactures ARM-based single board computers, CPU modules and peripherals - and they are good at commercial/industrial control solutions. There are interesting products and technological content on their partner page and they have been recently promoting an ARM Cortex-A8 based development board in China OK335xD-II Is on Promotion!!

Tip - Share Something

You can easily share any document, discussion, or blog post in the ARM Connected Community with a community member or non-member. Just navigate to the content you want to share and click Share from the Social Sharing menu. You can send a personalized message within the community or a link to the content, and, in some cases, even attach a PDF of the content to an email message. You can either choose someone who's a member of ARM Connected Community, or you can just enter an email address of someone you know - they'll automatically receive an invitation to join the community.

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Comment below, Ask, or Email now!

Update on the Community

Calling all Makers/Developers! Share your ARM-based projects in the community - we would love to see what you've been working on. It's a great opportunity to seek comments from other developers and gain some extra exposure for your project.

 

Thank you to Julio Enrique Fajardo, Paul Stoffregen and cabledev for sharing your projects:

Bionic RoboHand Prototype - Myoelectric controller based on DSP and Machine Learning

LED Video Panel at Maker Faire 2014: Concept and Development

mbed Smart Lighting Demo with code examples

 

Two items worth noting:

 

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured User

Brazilian Electrical Engineering student Clovis Fritzen is putting his Freescale FRDM-K64F development board to use in his new weather station/datalogger project

 

Featured Partner

GPU Compute partner Aricent posted a great blog Parallel Computing: Architecting video software for multi-core heterogeneous platforms

 

Tip - Enhance your Profile

Your profile is your central identity in the ARM Connected Community. Community members will go there to learn about you, understand your expertise, and read content you've written. Make sure it's up to date. At a minimum, you should make sure to:

  • Upload a photo of yourself and create an avatar. An avatar is a quick thumbnail image of you. Most people use a smaller version of their photo for this but it's also fun to pick another image.
  • Enter your contact information, as much as you wish - remember you can also control who sees what information.
  • Enter a biography and skills. Tell other people about your background and what you're an expert in.
  • Tag yourself. Tags are a great, and succinct, way to describe yourself. This also helps ARM Connected Community's search engine find you if someone is looking for an expert.

 

Fantastic job by these members. Check their profiles for reference: Jacob Beningo, Peter Harris and Colin Walls

 

What Next?

Any other thing we should think of? Just tell us: Comment below, Ask, Email, you could even phone me!

 

It would be useful for us to have feedback on what you think is good and what isn't, so we know what to try and change and what not to interfere with...

Please take a minute to tell us.

 

Brad Nemire

Update on the Community

We're happy to announce the winners of  the ARM Connected Community Q2 Member Rewards Program, as well as share some of the most popular posts from the quarter.

 

A huge thank you to everyone in the community for your contributions - in Q2 the community received 370 blogs, 514 discussions, 1,220 likes, 1,141 new members, 100,000+ page views per week and 1,314 responses on content. These stats are proving the ARM Connected Community is quickly becoming the one-stop platform for anyone working with the ARM architecture.

 

The Top Employees and Members with the most points will be rewarded with an ARM Cortex-M4 powered Sphero Robot Ball plus a Nubby Cover which enables you to take it off-roading! The members will receive a gleaming trophy badge for their profile.

 

 

The Rewards Programs will continue into Q3 and points will not be carried over - so you're all now on even field.

 

 

Top 3 Employees with Most Points

Lori Kate Smith, Sr. Manager Partner Marketing

Peter Harris, Mali Software Architect*

Chris Shore, Training and Education Manager

Chris Varnsverry, Software Engineer

Note: * denotes this Employee was rewarded in Q1 and you can only win once per calendar year. Peter, I want to personally say thank you on behalf of all the members you have helped in the community - experts like yourself is what is helping with the success of the ARM Connected Community!

 

Top 3 Members with Most Points

techguyz, frequent discussion contributor to the ARM Processors group

jensbauer is a design engineer from Denmark that consistently lends his knowledge in helping others in the community. Jens is definitely someone you should be following.

Gergely Imreh spends most of his time in the Embedded group and has a current poll open wondering What operating system do your ARM devices use?

 

 

Most Viewed ARM Partners

Atmel

STMicroelectronics

Cypress

 

Most Viewed Groups

ARM Processors

ARM Mali Graphics

Embedded

 

 

Most Viewed Content

Collaboration at its best at Day One of Freescale Technology Forum with Crank Software, Carbon Design Systems, Greenhills Software and Freescale WaRP by Andy Frame (@andyframe_ARM)

Kickstarter: USB2Go - ARM based USB development board for Android by bmulej89

Introducing ARM Cortex-A17 – a New Performance Point in Mid-range Mobile by Stefan Rosinger

 

 

Popular Discussions

Microcontroller Development Board/Kit for Home Automation project by gdillen

Some questions in Porting to ARM 64-bit White Paper by larry

What is the GLops of Mali T628MP6? Can't get 17 flops per pipe using OpenGL. by chen2308

Does anyone know how I can remotely update code to distant arm system? by bojana.djukic

 

 

Feedback?

If you could take some time to tell us how you think we are doing, we would be delighted to get your feedback.

You can either comment here, contact us in private or by email: community@arm.com.

 

Brad Nemire