Marvell introduces two new hardware prototyping products for IoT innovators: Kinoma Element is instantly and always connected, interfaces with off-the-shelf sensors, and is ideal for prototyping embedded devices poised for mass production; Kinoma HD is a scriptable stick that transforms any HD screen into a display for IoT devices, handhelds, the cloud, and web content/
"Technology enabling the smart lifestyle must be easy to use, seamlessly connected, and beautifully responsive. It also needs to be open source to give the developers of elegant, high-performance products the interoperability, flexibility, and stability that open source offers. The open source KinomaJS application framework is our most advanced software technology for customers, partners, and developers building on Marvell silicon," commented Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell.
New hardware prototyping products
Kinoma today introduced two new connected hardware prototyping products:
Kinoma Element is designed to take ideas from drawing board, to prototype, through to mass production using Marvell's microcontroller line. Numerous companies—including August, Blossom, iHome, Rheem, and Xiaomi—have adopted other microcontrollers in this line for their IoT products.
2. Kinoma HD is a scriptable stick for developers who want to display visually rich content on the biggest displays. Kinoma HD's HDMI output plugs into an HD capable display, connecting wirelessly to IoT devices, iOS and Android handhelds, cloud services, and content from web-based apps. The stick is plug-and-play once slotted into a display's full-sized HDMI port, hooked up to a USB power supply, and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Kinoma HD is thumb-sized, yet powerful enough to handle rich media presentations of an IoT ecosystem. For example, with Kinoma HD, developers can provide an engaging visual experience of IoT product performance and sensor data.
"We envision a quickly approaching future where 'smart furnishings' transform the traditional tabletops and walls in our homes and workplaces into interactive displays and live content command centers. Kinoma HD is the ideal solution for developers making this future a reality," added Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell.
Kinoma HD has 256 MB of RAM, is connected with Wi-Fi g/n/ac, and has HDMI output of 1080p/720p. Kinoma HD is built on Marvell's 88DE3006 1.2GHz dual core system-on-chip, which is part of Marvell's ARMADA 1500 family of video processors found in mainstream consumer electronics products by Google, LGE, Swisscom, and more.
Pricing & Availability
Kinoma Element and Kinoma HD can be reserved now at http://kinoma.com/buy/ at the pre-order prices of US$19.95 and US$24.95, respectively. Both hardware prototyping products will be priced to make them an easy choice for experimentation and deployment in numbers. They are expected to be available retail in the 4th Quarter of 2015.
Connect with Kinoma at O'Reilly Solid 2015
Kinoma Element and Kinoma HD are featured at O'Reilly's Solid 2015 conference in Kinoma's booth 217 in the Festival Pavilion of San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Additionally, Peter Hoddie, Kinoma VP at Marvell, is speaking on the panel, "Indiegogo: The feedback channel for your new hardware products" Thursday at 1:15pm-1:55pm in the Cowell Theater. For more information: http://solidcon.com/internet-of-things-2015/public/schedule/speaker/193660.
Screenshots, icons and other related media are available for download at kinoma.com/media.
The Kinoma group's hardware and software prototyping solutions help developers, programmers, and designers rapidly create connected products. The tightly integrated design and engineering team resides at global semiconductor leader Marvell. Marvell acquired Kinoma in 2010 for the team's proven heritage in software architected for high performance on everything from phones and tablets to the Internet of Things (IoT). For more information, visit kinoma.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions and Kinoma software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle." From mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
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