System-in-Package Technology Comes to the PC Market

 

Last week at CES, Intel announced their new CPU family aimed at High End Personal Computers. Normally this would only be tangentially interesting to us. However, this news was right up our alley because Intel announced a System-in-Package (SiP) device geared toward the consumer PC industry. The new 8th generation Core Processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics combines the Intel Core CPU with a GPU from AMD and High Speed HBM2 Graphics memory all into a single package. (Read More…)

Getting Started has Never Been Easier

 

Getting started on a new design is an exhilarating experience.  As a jumpstart, developers often grab a breadboard and prototype new features around a reference development board.

Whac-A-Mole Project using PocketBeagle

 

Our project this week reminds me of my days at Rice University in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department where we practiced this skill as we rushed to complete end of semester assignments.  The apps engineers at Octavo built a breadboard project, similar to those ECE lab boards, as a fun way to illustrate how easy it is to get started with our System-in-Package (SiP) devices. The project uses the new, low cost PocketBeagle® , featuring the OSD3358-512M-BSM, to build a cool retro arcade style game reminiscent of Whac-A-Mole*.  We created a the hackster.io project page to walk you through the steps and demonstrate just how easy it is to get started building projects using SiP technology. (Read More…)

2018 The Year of More for Octavo

As 2017 becomes a memory, I reflect on what we accomplished and look forward with anticipation to an exciting 2018. Join us on the roadmap to MORE.

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Octavo Systems Holiday Greetings

 

The Octavo Systems team wishes you and yours a joyous Holiday Season and a 2018 filled with success.
We appreciate your business and look forward to helping you innovate and achieve your design goals. (Read More…)

Industrial Control Exemplified: An OSD335x Powered Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot

 

Small scale puzzle, big scale understanding

Applications requiring machine vision and the ability to make decisions without human interference are becoming more widespread.  The OSD335x System-in-Package is a perfect starting point for these types of applications.  Its Texas Instruments ARM Cortex-A8 processor has the power and the peripherals required for them.  The below block diagram illustrates how the OSD335x would fit into a generalized industrial control system.

Industrial Control Robotics System Block Diagram

 

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Connecting with You to Solve System Design Puzzles – ESC Silicon Valley 2017 Recap

 

Last week we headed out to San Jose to attend the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley. We met a lot of innovative startups and had very productive conversations, as well as engaged with more familiar industry names that were all looking to take advantage of System-In-Package technology.  Hopefully, if you were in the area, you were able to stop by and talk to the team.  If you weren’t, here’s a few highlights from the show, as well as some exciting things to come.

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Faster, Easier, Smaller Designs – Let’s discuss yours at ESC

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Houston, We Have Forums!

We have officially launched our forums!  We are excited to provide a place for our community to ask questions, get answers, and exchange ideas.  Our team has been looking for better ways to engage more directly with our customers.  We believe these forums will provide a platform for that. (Read More…)

BeagleLogic Standalone – Featuring the OSD3358-SM

 

This article was guest written by Kumar Abhishek about his award winning BeagleLogic project.  Kumar is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. His journey into electronics began at a very young age and since then he has worked on projects using a variety of embedded platforms. He is a Google Summer of Code alumnus with BeagleBoard.org and has also served as a mentor for BeagleBoard.org in the Google Summer of Code program.

All of us at Octavo Systems would like to congratulate Kumar on his award and exciting future! 

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PocketBeagle® Featuring The OSD335x-SM

PocketBeagle® is here!  BeagleBoard.org® has released its newest board based on the OSD3358-512M-BSM System-In-Package (SiP).  PocketBeagle® is the smallest and lowest cost solution in the popular BeagleBoard family.  At only $25 and about 1.4in X 2.17in (35mm X 55mm), PocketBeagle® is a powerful Linux computer in a small, low cost footprint. (Read More…)

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