Samsung Semiconductor knows that its ongoing success is, for the most part, squarely in the hands of those creating the killer apps of the future. With that in mind, the firm is focused on enabling the next generation of application development on its own Exonys chip platform.
At CES 2013, EE Times spoke to Akshay Agrawal, Samsung Semiconductor’s director of marketing for system LSI, to get an update on the efforts being made to enable the developer ecosystem with open source community platforms to encourage innovation.
The piece de resistance in Samsung’s strategy revolves around its recently launched Arndale community development board, complete with an Exynos 5 Dual SoC, the ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core CPU and ARM Mali T604 GPU.
The specs mean developers will be able to use full profile OpenCL capability, as well as NFC, GPS and camera sensor features all for a price tag of $250.
For a deeper dive into the board features, check out the video below:
I watched the video and came away wanting to know more. It seems that the development board "supports" a lot of features but it was not clear if the support is built in or must be purchased and plugged in. It seems like a great little board but I would want to know a lot more about it before spending the money. Kudos to Samsung for producing it, please provide more information or links!
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