By FTF staff – Today, more ‘things’ are connected to the Internet than there are people on the planet. Everything from smart appliances, to traffic lights to security cameras to retail displays will learn, adapt and react to help facilitate our everyday lives – and the breadth of connected, intelligent devices is growing exponentially.
Embedded processing is at the heart of the “Internet of Things,” and FTF Americas brought to light the many ways that Freescale solutions – controllers, processors, sensors, analog ICs, connectivity and software – with the support of our extensive ecosystem are helping our customers target the “Internet of Things.”
Henri Richard, chief sales and marketing officer talks about the opportunity for Freescale with the “Internet of Things” and what makes Freescale’s ARM portfolio so unique to the market.
Tablets and user interfaces, naturally
When technology emerges in the market, it’s adopted by consumers first and then spreads into enterprise and industrial organizations. The tablet is a great example. In this video, Freescale’s Robert Thompson, who is joined by Jason Flick, CEO of YOUi Labs, gives a tour of consumer devices in Freescale’s “connected home” at FTF – see the potential of machine-to-machine connectivity.
Smart energy comes home
Smart energy solutions in our connected home can do more than simply monitor our energy consumption. Freescale’s Derek Phillips shows how smart energy is going past the meter and inside of the home.
The revolution and transformation of home healthcare
Technology is playing center stage in the healthcare transformation and revolution, changing paradigms and the way patients receive healthcare today, and in the future. Freescale’s Steven Dean shares a few connected medical and healthcare devices for use in our connected home.
Immersive reality, the digital way
Augmented reality bridges the gap between our real world and our digital realm – and the immersive uses are endless. Information, media, education, services and advertisements becomes layered content from the Internet to match specific environments and contexts in a more natural way. Take a look at these Xtrinsic sensors in action.
Participants put their 32-bit design skills to the test in our FTF Make It Challenge by building an application using the Freescale Cup Kit and a processor of their choice. They could “Make It Faster” by building and racing an autonomous car and compete for the best time, and/ or “Make It Smarter” by getting creative with our sensors and connectivity tools and impress our judges. Congratulations to Catalina de la Cuesta, who took home first place in both categories with her application called “Kinect-Wifi,” a simple application of image recognition that communicates via WiFi with the Kinetis MCU in the car, allowing the car to take orders from body movements.
It’s a wrap!
What an outstanding week at FTF Americas. We owe great thanks to our more than 70 sponsors who joined us this year, including our Global Diamond sponsors: ENEA, Mentor Graphics, QNX and Wind River. But most of all, we want to thank all of you, the embedded design community, for attending. You make the event a success with your active participation, tremendous energy, and excitement for technology.
See full resources from FTF that are available online to date, including the technical sessions library, keynote presentations, and demo videos at www.freescale.com/ftfamericas.