Friday, March 24th, 2017

August 2016 – In a briefing at Intel Developer Forum, they provided an overview of the new generation of laptop and desktop computer Core Processor chips that form the i3/i5/i7 series of devices.    The new generation, the 7th in the Core series line, uses the improved design rule version of the Intel 14nm process that [...]

August 16, 2016, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Displaylink showed a single USB 3.0 port driving four 4k p60 monitors. This setup greatly expands the possible screen real estate from a single computer and allows lower-end computers to perform tasks formerly restricted to workstations. The company produces ships and software for display expansion. Their chipsets for [...]

August 16, 2016, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—A group of experts talked about the changes in capabilities and characteristics that computer systems will need as consumer devices increasingly move to voice-activated interfaces. Users expect greater personal mobility when not tethered to their devices even if the user interface devices are wireless. Most audio interfaces to [...]

August 2015 – At IDF 2015 in San Francisco, Pericom was showing their next generation of high speed connectivity products to support modern server and mobile device design for the Intel platform. According to industry analysts, mobile devices and PCs unit sales combined will exceed 2.2 billion units by 2020. These next generation mobile devices [...]

August 2015 – On the graphics visualization front, Intel was discussion an adaption to the new generation of processors that is using CPU based processing as an alternative to GPU and dedicated memory offload. Even though the new processors include both CPUs and GPUs in the same chip, and they share a common bus, there [...]

August 2015 – At Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2015) Aspera, an IBM company, was showing their large file transport and exchange system that is targeted at individuals and small groups that has been optimized for the Intel hardware platform. The Aspera faspex™ product is available with a mobile app for Android and iOS and in [...]

August 19, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Brad Saunders, architect/strategist, Bob Dunstan, principal engineer, and Rahman Issmail, USB senior architect at Intel presented design considerations and implementation details for the new Type C connector for the USB. The latest releases for USB enable greater connectivity to other protocols and provide power delivery. Currently, USB is [...]

August 19, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Filipe Pedroso from Intel talked about developing apps in Windows for the RealSense camera family. The peripheral systems can add new functionality and enhanced capabilities to Windows operations. The RealSense technology is based on an RBG camera for basic imaging and an IP emitter and detector for depth [...]

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—P.K. Gupta from the Intel Cloud Platform Technology Group advocates using FPGAs for some acceleration tasks. The growing needs for compute and the associated stress on systems requires alternatives to adding more servers, especially in cloud platforms. The cloud computing services are growing at a CAGR over 15 [...]

August 20, 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Rik Dunphy from Intel presented some tips for optimizing video processing and delivery on Xeon processors. The latest E3 processor family has added new processing capabilities which will require different approaches to server-class video processing. The nature of video workloads is changing with more offline file-based transcoding, and [...]