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Earlier this week I was at Embedded World when ARM announced the launch of live remote training, which is the delivery of training courses via live web conferencing to any location.

 

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ARM has provided face to face training for many years. We understand how difficult it can sometimes be to get an engineering team together for a face to face training course, especially if the engineers are in different countries. Live remote training allows engineers in different locations to easily attend the same training course. Importantly, the training continues to be instructor led so students can interact and ask questions.

 

Live remote training is ideal for smaller groups, from two engineers upwards, so it can be a cost-effective method of training. We can arrange courses at short notice and the content can be customized to suit your training requirements. We can give you guidance on which training modules to choose to maximize your training investment.

 

Courses can be anything from two hours to two days long. We suggest that longer courses are broken into shorter two or four hour sessions and delivered over an extended period, so the training is more beneficial to the student.

 

A range of live remote training courses are available including a two hour course introducing ARMv8-A architecture, a one day advanced course on virtualization and a selection of two day courses covering ARM NEON™ and ARM CoreSight™ debug and trace technology.  View the complete list of live remote training courses. If the course you need isn't listed, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to put together a custom agenda for you.

 

Initially the courses will be taught in English, but we expect to support other languages, including Mandarin, at a later date.

 

Each student will need access to a computer or laptop with a live broadband internet connection and headphones or speakers. It is also possible for a number of students to log in together from a conference room with a suitably large display screen. In this case, only one computer would be needed but interactivity with the instructor may be slightly reduced. As with our well-known face to face training, students will receive a training manual and a certificate of attendance.

 

I am very excited about the additional opportunities which this offers the wider ARM community to gain access to the kind of training which has, so far, only been accessible to our larger customers and to those with large training budgets. Since the announcement, we have already seen enquiries from customers all over the world, which is evidence that there is a real thirst for knowledge about ARM and we are excited about helping to meet that need.

 

Imagine getting trained from ARM without leaving your desk!

 

Find out more about training from ARM, or please email me you have any questions.

 

Chris

 

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Eoin McCann

News Summary - Feb 26th

Posted by Eoin McCann Feb 26, 2015

Hello all,

 

Shaun Nichols of The Register writes about how Pebble raised over $5m for its new colour watch in a matter of hours. The biz sold out of $159-priced watches, although you can still order one for $179, two for $338, firve for $845, ten for $1,690, or $5,000 for 30 – 10 of each color.


Leo King of Forbes talks about how IBM wants you to make connected things faster than a coffee


Several reporters including Jeff Burt from eWeek report EZchip Semiconductor will release a processor powered by 100 ARM-based 64-bit cores, stating, “Company officials said the chips high core count, mesh connectivity and hardware accelerators will address the demands on data center and carrier networks brought on by such trends as mobility, big data, social media, the Internet of things and the cloud.”

Tom Stevens

News Scan 24/2

Posted by Tom Stevens Feb 24, 2015

Hello everyone,

 

It's been another busy few days at ARM and there's been a lot of interesting news in the media. Here are some of the highlights.

 

- ARM Connects a New World of Intelligent Devices to the… - ARM: ARM today launched the ARM mbed™ IoT Starter Kit - Ethernet Edition to channel data from Internet-connected devices directly into IBM's Bluemix cloud platform. The combination of a secure sensor environment by ARM with cloud-based analytics, mobile and application resources from IBM will allow fast prototyping of new smart products and unique value-added services. The first products developed using the kit are expected to enter the market in 2015. Also find coverage on this by BBC News - Internet of things starter kit unveiled by ARM and IBM


- ARM Adds Customized Remote Training to Education Portfolio - ARM: ARM has expanded its technical training portfolio to include live courses that can be remotely-delivered in any location. The courses will provide a flexible and fast-response training service for companies and individuals, allowing them to take full advantage of ARM technology features. Ultimately, this will enable products to be delivered to market faster and more cost-effectively.


- Graham Pitcher from New Electronics reports STMicroelectronics’ ARM-based STM32L4 series aims to enable energy-conscious applications, noting, “Combined with ST's ART Accelerator, which allows zero-wait execution from flash, the devices are said to offer a performance of up to 100DMIPS whilst consuming 100µA/MHz.”


- Several reporters including Stefan Constantinescu of Quartz continue to report on the launch of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 415, 425, 618, and 620, highlighting the significance of sporting the new ARM Cortex-A72. He writes, “ARM takes a different approach. It licenses its processors and instruction set—the language the processor speaks—to other companies to integrate into their chips.


Eoin McCann

News Summary - Feb 19th

Posted by Eoin McCann Feb 19, 2015

Hi all, it's been a busy week in the industry with a number of exciting product announcements from ARM partners! Here are some of the highlights:

 

  • Several reporters including Devindra Hardawar from Engadget highlight Qualcomm’s release of its new line of ARM-Cortex-A72-based Snapdragon chips, stating, “The new processors won't really get in the way of Qualcomm's ultra-powerful 810 chip, which will likely power most of this year's high-end smartphones. Instead, they're yet another reminder of just how fast the mobile hardware world is innovating.”

 

 

Eoin McCann

News summary - Feb 12th

Posted by Eoin McCann Feb 12, 2015

There's been plenty happening in the last number of days, and here is a selection of the highlights.

 

First of all, ARM announced its Q4 and FY 2014 earnings on Wednesday. Several news outlets including Reuters carried this story, including the news that ARM had Q4 revenues of $357 million up 18% on Q4 2013 for full year revenues in 2014 of $1,292.6 million up 16% on 2013.

 

Jonathan Ferro and Caroline Hyde from Bloomberg Businessweek highlight an interview with ARM CEO Simon Segars, during which Segars projects future innovation in the smartphone industry.


Ryan Whitwam of Greenbot has written an in-depth investigation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, the company's most powerful chip.


And finally, Mark Tyson from HEXUS features ARM’s seamless computing video demonstration, noting, “In conclusion ARM admits that this is just one vision of the future of computing and it remains to be seen if the world would like to follow. This may well be the shape of things to come - or not.”



Tom Stevens

News Scan 10/2

Posted by Tom Stevens Feb 10, 2015

Hello everyone, hope you are all well.

 

Find below some of the highlights from the News over the past few days:

 

  • Several reporters including Simon Rockman from The Register report ARM has acquired IoT software firm Offspark for its IoT security software platform, noting, “The purchase is not about organic growth for ARM, while the company isn’t giving out a figure for the value of purchase, a spokesman told El Reg it was well below anything which needed to be declared. The motivation was to acquire the people and skills.”
  • Several reporters including Jamie Hinks from TechRadar highlight how ARM’s acquisition of Offspark will boost the company’s IoT security portfolio, quoting ARM’s Krisztian Flautner as stating, “[security] must be the foundation of any IoT platform.”
  • Several reporters including Andrei Frumusanu & Ryan Smith from AnandTech report the ARM-based Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features the first implementation of ARM's Cortex A53/A57 and Mali T760 new SoC IP, writing, “The interesting disclosure here is that they choose to market it in the Exynos 7 family - which certainly makes more sense than keeping it in the Exynos 5 category of SoCs.”
  • A blog post on EE Times discusses the issue of “dark silicon” and the decline of Dennard's Law, including quotes from ARM’s Mike Muller regarding the effect of monolithic 3D technology on dark silicon.


 

And finally...

 

EE Times report that Hollywood will give an Oscar later this month to an engineer who made what may be the world's smallest -- and most accurate -- projector!

 


Hello all, there's been plenty of announcements this week as ARM unveiled their new Premium Mobile IP suite. Brad Nemire provides a comprehensive summary of the media coverage of the event in his informative blog New Announcements: ARM Sets New Standard for the Premium Mobile Experience

 

However there was a lot of news elsewhere in the industry this week, and I've picked out some of the highlights for you.

 

  • Lester Haines from The Register reports Raspberry Pi released its Raspberry Pi 2 Model B running on four 32-bit ARMv7 Cortex-A7 cores, noting Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton stated, “I think it's a usable PC now. It was always the case that you could use a Raspberry Pi 1 as a PC but you had to say 'this is a great PC in so far as it cost me 35 bucks'. We've removed the caveat that you had to be a bit forgiving with it. Now it's just good.”
  • Gulli Arnason from Financial News reports Cadence has licensed ARM’s Frame Buffer Compression to enhance its Tensilica Image Video Processing digital signal processor, noting, “The agreement is intended to provide a broad range of mobile users of ARM and Cadence media IP with significantly reduced system bandwidth and power requirements.”
  • In a contributed post on TechRadar Pro, Dr. Saied Tehrani from Spansion highlights the value of ARM’s Cortex-R5 processor in the automotive market, writing, “As a result, the Cortex-R5 processor is specifically intended for implementation in advanced silicon processes, emphasising improved energy efficiency, real-time responsiveness and ease of system design.



Outside of industry news, the Boston Consulting Group released a compelling report on how consumers are the real winners of the mobile revolution, and goes on to say just how dependant we have become on innovations in mobile technologies. Read the full article here: bcg.perspectives - The Mobile Revolution: How Mobile Technologies Drive a Trillion-Dollar Impact. Tip of the hat to Lori Kate Smith for this one


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Today, ARM hosted a press event to announce a suite of IP that will enable a new standard for premium experiences on 2016 mobile devices. Below is relevant content and live tweets from VP of Corporate Marketing John Heinlein who was at the announcement.

 

Related news from ARM:

Press Release - ARM Sets New Standard for the Premium Mobile Experience - ARM

ARM Cortex-A72 and the New Premium Mobile Experience

Extended System Coherency - Part 3 – Increasing Performance and Introducing CoreLink CCI-500

Premium Experiences on Mobile

System IP for 2016 Premium Mobile Systems

No Such Thing as Free Performance

Smart choice for premium mobile user experience - ARM new premium IP suites

 

 

In the Press:

ARM's latest processor design puts fast 4K graphics on your phone - Engadget

ARM Unveils Faster Design to Keep Smartphone Market Rolling - Bloomberg Business

ARM unveils processor and graphics chip designs of 2016 - CNET

New processor design could supercharge your smartphone - Mashable

ARM announces 'Premium Mobile Experience' for 2016 devices - CPU - News - HEXUS.net

ARM just introduced the processors that'll power smartphones in 2016 - The Verge

ARM announces 16nm Cortex-A72 CPU and Mali-T880 GPU - Android Authority

ARM Unveils New Processor for Smartphones - WSJ

Watt the...? ARM emits powerful new 64-bit Cortex for mobes, slabs - The Register

ARM's New Chip Will Triple The Power Of Your Smartphone - Forbes

 

 

ARM Partner related news:

Cadence - Cadence announces complete SoC development environment for new ARM mobile IP suite, Exploring the ARM CoreLinkTM CCI-500 performance envelope - Part 1

Synopsys - ARM and Synopsys Collaboration Enables Optimized Implementation of ARM Cortex-A72 Processor-based SoCs with IC Compiler II

 

 

 

 

More in-depth details to come - stay tuned!

 

 

Tweets posted from ARMHoldings new Twitter handle.

 

 

01. 50% smartphones shipped in 2015 will be 64-bit capable

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02. Biometrics will drive alternative user identity strategies

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03. Mobile operators will deploy smartphone services as de facto healthcare for rural areas

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04. Wearables must pass 'don't leave home without me' test by delivering actionable, contextual information

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05. 64-bit LTE smartphones will ship for under US$70

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06. Internet of Things biggest revenue will be in cities and enterprises

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07. Increasing cyberattack concerns will drive hardware security from sensor to server

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08. More OEMs and Internet companies will acquire semiconductor vendors to drive their USP into value chain

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09. Massive mobile payment surge with chip-and-pin & smartphones will make retail more efficient

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10. Benchmark data will shift end-user choice to purpose-optimized servers versus monolithic approaches

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11. Effort will turn to efficiency + form factor as wirelessly chargeable consumer devices enter market

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12. Chinese semiconductor vendors' focus on IoT will start to deliver significant design wins

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13. Latest IoT buzz will shift from wearables to robotics

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14. Diverse IoT standards groups will start to consolidate as industry begins maturing

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15. System Perf demands will move NFV from software on server to tightly coupled hardware accelerators

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"Expanding the Connected Experience"

 

Happy Friday! Here are some video interviews from ARM at International CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

 

We'll start of with our CEO Simon Segars' chat with Bloomberg to discuss chip technology and the experimentation happening in the Internet of Things space - ARM CEO: Consolidation Likely in `Internet of Things': Video - Bloomberg.

 

 

Power-efficient ARM technology is everywhere you are, expanding your connected life


Saygus V² (V Squared), winner of the CES 2015 Innovation Award, has 320 GB of storage, ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 21 MP camera, dual-boot capable, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat....and more

 

Parrot's RNB6 car infotainment system adds CarPlay and Android Auto to any car, and runs on Android Lollipop 5.0, with ARM Mali-400 graphics and Bluetooth 4.0


The 64 bit, octo-core LG G Flex 2 has a 5.5" display, ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC at 2.0 GHz, with 4 lower-power ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores and 4 higher-performance Cortex-A57 cores, turbo-charging 3,000-mAh battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop, a self-healing back, and gesture control features

 

Ford Sync 3's redesigned in-car infotainment system integrates Texas Instruments ARM-based OMAP 5 processor, responsive performance with high-performance, multicore ARM Cortex-A15s, lets users connect phone apps, and software that can be updated through Wi-Fi


BMW iDrive infotainment ARM-based solution adds touchscreen capability to the LCD and a camera to recognize control gestures from the driver.



From HEXUS.TV

Video - ARM's Antonio Viana on providing the right IP at the right time

Interview with Antonio Viana, President of Commercial and Global Development at ARM, provides key insight into ARM's strategy.

 

Video - ARM's James Bruce on all things mobile

Interview with James Bruce, Director of Mobile Solutions at ARM, discusses the diversity of today's smartphones.


Video - ARM demos sensors to servers at CES 2015

Eric Gowland of ARM shares a sensors to servers demo using mbed.

 

Video - ARM talks Internet of Things at CES 2015

Charlene Marini, VP of Embedded Marketing at ARM, talks about the Internet of Things and focusing on enabling the smallest constrained devices



More ARM-related Videos from CES 2015

Our good friend Charbax put together some videos from the show floor featuring a few ARM Partners


Intrinsyc's new DragonBoard™ Development Kit is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor has USB 3, USB 2, HDMI, UFS, audio, bluetooth antennas, GPS antennas, seria ATA, PCI Express, etc.


Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager at Qualcomm, introduces the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Smartphone - it's a special development phone for developers to optimize their apps for 64-bit big.LITTLE (you will see it in commercial devices next year). He also shows off the "World's First 4k Tablet".


Netronix demos their new pen-enabled eReader powered by Freescale's i.MX6 Solo Lite processor

ARM recently hosted a visit by the management leadership program at a top 10 worldwide mobile network operator on their tour of UK businesses and academic institutions. Their purpose was to gain insight into ARM's offering and our ecosystem outreach, to share their strategies and plans, and to understand how we could work even closer together; a purpose they share with other operators and broadcasters who have made similar visits in the past.

 

We did have good and fruitful discussions around diverse areas such as embedded systems, mobile devices and server and network evolution, all enabled by related products and services from both sides. We also covered the growing internet of things business, how to enable this and more importantly, how to monetize this, as well as how we work with global policies and strategies around e g connected& smart city, e-health and automotive businesses.

 

This latter topic is key for driving global adoption of suitable technologies and services, and ARM together with many of our ecosystem partners are in a very good position to act here due to our global footprint, wide scope and connections with key decision makers and stakeholders across the world.

 

Our ecosystem will definitely continue to play a key role in enabling all electronic things and services, and we welcome further engagements like the above with our operators and other ecosystem partners to make things happen!

Tom Stevens

ARM News Scan 20/11

Posted by Tom Stevens Nov 20, 2014

In today's news, Business Weekly report on a unique adventure begun by ARM and UNICEF. Read more below:

 

ARM and UNICEF bankroll $750k talking tech venture in Africa | Business Weekly | Technology News | Business news | Cambr…

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Any question? Just add a comment!

I just found a very interesting article on the challenge Europe faces in staying relevant in the technology industry, particularly with a large focus now being placed on 'The Next Billion'. I think the author is quite controversial by saying "Unfortunately, instead of organizing itself to favor the emergence of tech leaders — through decisive education programs and smarter immigration policies for instance — Europe’s main contribution to technologies has been the creation of tax havens"

 

You can read the full article for yourself here Europe: The digital squeeze is coming. I'm interested to see what you all think about this.

We are the ARM Connected Community

 

One of the main goals in the creation of the interactive ARM Connected Community platform was to try and make the ARM developer's life easy(er) - by creating a vibrant community to connect with other ARM experts, developers and partners to ask, share and discuss ARM-related topics. We asked our members (each with different backgrounds and expectations) from around the world, what the ARM Community is to them, and we were overwhelmed with the number of creative submissions! Below is a video montage of what we received.

 

 

There were also some that submitted photos:

 

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What is the ARM Connected Community to you?

It would great if you can comment below on what the "ARM Connected Community is..." to you. Thank you to all of the members for a successful first year! It truly has become a very tight-knit community and I have connected with many bright people from around the world.

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