суббота, 20 мая 2017 г.

TDC 2017: Samsung представил миниатюрный вычислительный модуль ARTIK 053 для IoT






Новая серия плат ARTIK 0, представленная корпорацией Samsung на прошедшей на этой неделе TIZEN Developer Conference (TDC 2017), является самой компактной из всех подобных девайсов, выпущенных ранее.
ARTIK 053 нацелена не на центральные узлы в сетях Интернета вещей (IoT), а на отдельные элементы, которые могут иметь малые размеры и ограничения по энергопотреблению. Габариты новинки составляют  всего 15х40х3 мм, она поддерживает питание в широком диапазоне напряжений (5-12 В).
Вычислительной основой модуля был выбран надёжный 32-разрядный ЦП ARM Cortex-R4, работающий на частоте 320 МГц, он дополнен ОЗУ объёмом 1,4Мб и флэш-памятью объёмом 8Мб.
ARTIK 053 управляется открытой ОС реального времени TIZEN RT, имеющей стек TCP/IP и поддержку протокола LWM2M. Работа с модулем возможна в средах разработки наподобие ARTIK IDE, CDT и OpenOCD. Интегрирован адаптер Wi-Fi 802.11n (2,4 ГГц), предоставляется доступ к шинам UART, I2C, SPI, PWM, ADC и GPIO.
Желающие ускорить разработку могут приобрести комплект ARTIK 053 Starter kit, в который входит дочерняя плата со всеми поддерживаемыми интерфейсами, портом microUSB и колодкой JTAG. Поддерживаются алгоритмы шифрования AES, DES, TDES, SHA-1 и SHA-2, ГСЧ PRNG и DTRNG, PUF. Модуль ARTIK 053 при единичном заказе обойдется в $7,1, а комплект с дочерней платой стит $35.

Samsung Accelerates the Next Generation of IoT with New and Advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Platform Products for Interoperability, Enhanced Security, and Connected Services

Samsung Electronics today announced new and advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform products that will help companies get to market faster with more secure offerings and services, improve return on investment, and bring IoT another step closer to Samsung’s vision of intelligent things.
The advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform includes new end-to-end enterprise-grade security enhancements, and now enables easy-to-use, secure services for device onboarding, device and user management, edge node management, and secure OTA updates. Samsung is also introducing the new SAMSUNG ARTIK™ 053 module that will equip a new class of connected products with cutting-edge capabilities, and SAMSUNG ARTIK™ QuickStart, a design and development support program that will help customers and partners jumpstart their IoT businesses by making it easier and faster for companies to deliver secure IoT solutions that impact the lives of people across the globe.
The SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform makes it easier for businesses to securely activate, monitor, track, and add new functionality to products after deployment.  Together, with advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Cloud connectors and device orchestration and management tools, these new services will greatly increase the capabilities of connected products, promote secure interoperability, and elevate the value of customer solutions that depend on the interoperability of things.
“We believe security and interoperability are critical to enabling next-generation IoT products that can connect to, and work with, many different devices and services,” said James Stansberry, Senior Vice President and U.S. Head of ARTIK at Samsung Electronics. “A smart, powerful IoT platform is key to fostering an interoperable, and most importantly, secure ecosystem. That is why we developed the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform from the ground up with end-to-end security, and why we continue to integrate new security enhancements across hardware, software, cloud and communications.”
“Leveraging SAMSUNG ARTIK is a value add for our customers,” said Youngsoo Do, Senior Vice President of Digital Control Group at Samsung Electronics. “SAMSUNG ARTIK is instrumental to Samsung in building secure IoT products, and getting to market faster. The ability to connect to other smart devices also enables new use cases, and is helping us realize our vision of making all Samsung products IoT-enabled.”

New capabilities and partners added to the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform include:

ARTIK 053 Module

The production-ready SAMSUNG ARTIK™ 053 module is an affordable IoT solution with high-performance and hardened security for next-generation edge products like connected home appliances, building products, health care devices, and industrial automation. The new SAMSUNG ARTIK™ 053 module can dramatically reduce development time with integrated real-time processing via a 320MHz ARM® Cortex® R4 core, 1.4MB RAM and 8MB Flash, software and a pre-certified Wi-Fi radio. The currently available SAMSUNG ARTIK™ family of IoT modules include pre-loaded access to the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Cloud platform secure services, and include software for faster and simpler development of new connected enterprise, industrial and consumer applications.

New Services and Platform Enhancements

The SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform provides new, fully integrated end-to-end security enhancements across hardware, software and communications to make it easier for companies to deliver more secure connected IoT products and solutions.
New offerings in the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Cloud platform include fast device onboarding, edge node management, secure over the air (OTA) updates, integration with Amazon AWS Kinesis Stream, new cloud connectors including Google Assistant on Google Home and Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill.

SAMSUNG ARTIK™ QuickStart Program

The new SAMSUNG ARTIK™ QuickStart program offers a wide-range of services that can cover the entire product design and development spectrum, including UX, UI, software, firmware, cloud, mobile app, end-to-end integration, and development, and elevate the user experience to support commercialization and IoT opportunities. It is accomplished through custom integration of the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform, on-site workshops, and training to suit the needs of customers and partners. It allows customers to start building solutions quickly and cost-effectively by significantly reducing the engineering time, effort and expertise needed to build IoT products.

Samsung Expands IoT Partnerships

Samsung and VMware today announced that VMware has joined the Samsung ARTIK™ Partner Program. The companies will work together to accelerate the development, deployment, and management of IoT solutions for enterprises.  Integration between the Little IoT Agent (Liota), a vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) developed by VMware, and the Samsung ARTIK™ 530 module is being demonstrated in the Samsung booth at IoT World 2017. Also being demonstrated is the newly announced VMware Pulse IoT Center, a unified control panel that provides accurate and real-time visibility into the health of devices and can act on anomalies.  Samsung’s growing list of global technology and distribution partners will enable accelerated development and help deliver compelling new IoT solutions to their customers.
Additionally, to reach a wider audience and help speed up IoT development and time to market, Samsung reached a global distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics to distribute the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ family of modules, development kits and accessories.
The new SAMSUNG ARTIK™ 053 module is available for order today through worldwide distribution partners, including Arrow Electronics, Inc., Digi-Key, Mouser Electronics, Inc., and Mujin. You can find more information about the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform and development tools at http://artik.io and http://artik.cloud.

HARMAN внесёт значительный вклад в финансовые отчёты Samsung



Samsung Electronics закрыл сделку по окончательному приобретению американского конгломерата Harman International Industries 11 марта и ещё до окончания 1-го квартала успел получить значительную прибыль от деятельности этого отраслевого гиганта, специализирующегося на аудиотехнике различного назначения и автомобильных систем.
Портал Business Korea сообщает, что с 11 марта до конца 1-го квартала Harman зафиксировал прибыль от продаж в размере 537.749 миллиардов южнокорейских вон, а чистая прибыль составила 24.449 миллиардов. Таким образом, полностью принадлежащий Samsung конгломерат Harman до конца года должен сгенерировать прибыль не менее 8 триллионов вон.
Ранее агентство Blumberg прогнозировало объём продаж изделий Harman в 2017-м году на уровне 7,5 миллиардов долларов США и $750 миллионов операционной прибыли.
В то же время поставщик финансовой аналитики WISEfn ожидает ощутимо большего дохода Samsung Electronics и даже прочит рекордную сумму операционной прибыли в объёме 50 триллионов вон. Прошлый рекорд Samsung Electronics, датированный 2013-м годом, показал цифру в 36,785 операционной прибыли.
Намопним, что в конгломерат Harman International Industries входят такие знаменитые брэнды как JBL, AKG, Studer, Mark Levinson, Harman/Kardon, Lexicon, Infinity, Revel, AMX, Crown International, Bang & Olufsen Automotive и ряд других легендарных компаний.       

Harman Made Substantial Contribution to Samsung Electronics’ Q1 Performance

It has been found that Harman International Industries, which was acquired by Samsung Electronics on March 11, posted 537.749 billion won in sales and 24.449 billion won in net profit from that day to the end of the first quarter of this year. Under the circumstances, the new fully-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics is expected to add at least eight trillion won to the sales of the electronics manufacturer for this year.
Harman International Industries is currently an unlisted company and data on its Q1 performance is not available. Industry insiders, however, are estimating its Q1 sales and operating profit at more than two trillion won and approximately 200 billion won, respectively. In the last quarter of last year, the figures were US$1.947 billion and US$174 million, up 11% and 9% from a year ago.
Samsung’s acquisition of Harman is likely to increase the former’s sales by eight trillion won and its operating profit by 800 billion won in 2017 alone. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that Harman’s sales and operating profit for this year are estimated at US$7.5 billion and US$750 million, respectively.
In the meantime, financial data provider WISEfn said on March 17 that Samsung Electronics is expected to reach 232 trillion won in sales and 50 trillion won in operating profit this year and break its previous record set in 2013, when the respective figures were 228.6927 trillion won and 36.785 trillion won.

Дисплейные подразделения Samsung и LG получили награды SID "Продукт года"




Samsung Display и LG Display присуждены награды SID (Society for Information Display) "Дисплей года" в знак признания их лидерства в области создания передовых технологий отображения, сообщает портал ETnews.
Очередное мероприятие SID (Общество призводителей информационных дисплеев) пройдёт в Лос-Анджелесе (США) в Convention Center с 21 по 26 мая.
SID отбирает продукты с наиболее продвинутыми характеристиками и техническим исполнением за прошедший год в трёх категориях: лучший дисплей для мобильных устройств, лучший телевизионный дисплей и дисплей для профессионального применения.
Подразделение Samsung Display получило награду за создание гибких OLED-экранов с выдающимися параметрами, применяемых во флагманских смартфонах. Эта технология впервые позволила создавать мобильные трубки с новыми форм-факторами, где изогнутые грани не только подчёркивают эстетический блеск этих изделий, но и улучшают эргономику, что отражается на удобстве использования гаджетов.
"Samsung Display предоставил рынку мобильных устройств дифференцированную линейку высокотехнологичных гибких OLED-продуктов. Мы очень рады, что продолжаем оставаться лидером на рынке quad-edge flexible OLED-дисплеев и способны удовлетворять запросы лидеров индустрии", - сказал Чжон Сэк-джин, руководитель отдела маркетинга Samsung Display.
Соотечественники из LG Display также были отмечены наградой SID за создание сверхтонкой гибкой OLED-панели для 65-дюймового UHD-телевизора, который можно прикреплять к стене подобно обоям. Аппарат уже был обласкан целым рядом престижных международных наград и влиятельных отраслевых изданий.

Samsung Display and LG Display Awarded ‘This Year’s Award’ from Society for Information Display

Samsung Display and LG Display are awarded for ‘This Year’s Display Award’ from SID (Society for Information Display) 2017 and are recognized for their leadership in technologies.
SID 2017 is going to be held at Los Angeles Convention Center from the 21st until the 26th.
SID selects products with excellent results and technical skills out of products that were released in previous year from three fields of display, display application, and display part and holds Display Industry Awards.
Samsung Display is awarded this year’s display award with its quad-edge flexible OLED for Smartphones and it was recognized for its technical skill that has implemented all sides of a display as curved type.
Samsung Display’s quad-edge flexible OLED has ends of the top and the bottom of a panel finely bent in 25R (radius, 25mm radius of curvature) and displays gradual curves at the top and the bottom of a screen. It also applied four different curves to the left and the right edges so that it provides aesthetic impression and feeling of convenient grip when a Smartphone is held. Level of curve becomes steeper as value of R becomes smaller and Samsung Display finely applied different curvature in an order of 35R, 9.4R, 5.4R, and 3.8R from the center of a panel to the end.
Quad-edge OLED panel has reduced black matrix (BM), which is a non-operative area, from edges of a screen to a point where one might think that there is no bezel. Major technology of quad-edge OLED panel eliminates interference that occurs from reduction of gap between circuits which needs to be done in order to reduce BM area. Samsung Display has reduced bezel 0.2mm more than previous product through its technology that increases resolution of a display while it minimizes BM area.
“Samsung Display has introduced differentiated products to markets with high-tech flexible OLED technology.” said Team Leader (Director) Jeon Seok-jin of Samsung Display Marketing Team. “We are happy that we can continue to lead display markets with quad-edge flexible OLED.”
LG Display is awarded this year’s display award with 65-inch UHD wallpaper OLED TV panel. Thickness of this product is not even 1mm and it has level of immersion in viewing and high effects on design as it can be attached to wall like a frame due to its thickness of 3.55mm and weight of 7.4kg when it is manufactured as part of a TV.
Wallpaper TV panel implements excellent quality through OLED technology and is seen as an innovative product that presents new possibilities for displays from aspects of applications and design.
Including the best innovative award at CES 2017, it was awarded from many global influential media such as Engadget. It once again proved its overwhelming technical skill as it is selected as a best display at SID 2017.
“LG Display has been providing new values to customers and consumers by innovating major capabilities and differentiating products and technologies.” said Director Yoon Soo-young of LG Display Laboratory. “As a company that represents global display industries, we are going to continue our status in order to lead next-generation technologies.”