Freescale's Tech Lab at FTF: Slideshow

Jessica Lipsky and Susan Rambo

April 09, 2014

Jessica Lipsky and Susan RamboApril 09, 2014

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The Freescale Technology Forum (FTF), the showcase of all things Freescale, started yesterday at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center near Dallas.

The company announced on Tuesday that it is expanding the Kinetis K microcontroller family and the software and service that goes with it. It's designed to help users "create robust, highly functional prototypes in less than 24 hours," says a press release. That's a telling statement.

Walking around Freescales' Technology Lab at FTF -- a sort of expo floor of companies using Freescale products -- you see the start of the 24-hour theme in the wearables, home automation, and IoT department, but mostly it's still: "Rome was not built in a day -- but we're trying to make it easier."

Here's a slideshow of some of the technology demos, STEM education projects, and general technology eye candy from FTF 2014.

Freescale Concept Car

Freescale's concept car at the 

Freescale Technology Forum. (EE Times/Susan Rambo)
Freescale's concept car at the Freescale Technology Forum.
(EE Times/Susan Rambo)

Looks like part moon buggy and part dune buggy, but this has infotainment

Freescale's Concept Car with 

infotainment, dewarping HUD by i.MX6 series applications 

processor; Qorivva MCU providing Ethernet, CAN, and Lin 

gateways and cluster and camera (also i.MX6); S12 MCU and 

analog ASICs provide battery managment and motor control.  

(EE Times/Susan Rambo)
Freescale's Concept Car with infotainment, dewarping HUD by i.MX6 series applications processor; Qorivva MCU providing Ethernet, CAN, and Lin gateways and cluster and camera (also i.MX6); S12 MCU and analog ASICs provide battery managment and motor control.
(EE Times/Susan Rambo)


To view more slides, go to the Freescale Tech Lab: Photo Collage

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