Taking android beyond smartphones


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Leverage Android beyond smart phones & Aftek can help you in the same. Android can be used across various embedded devices including STB, POS terminals, Vehicle infotainment etc. This presentation discusses the probable areas and some case studies.

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Taking android beyond smartphones

  1. 1. Android beyond smartphones 27 May 2010 © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>Android beyond smart-phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits of android </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Android on STi7108 (STB chip) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Android on PXA270 (Touch pad) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aftek offering </li></ul></ul>© Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited
  3. 3. Android beyond smart-phones <ul><ul><li>Probable areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set top box solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart applications </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video conferencing, Teleconferencing, Chat (People have approached us for such solutions) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Car Infotainment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home automation systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Central control unit (automation board) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wall mounted touch pad </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video door unit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>POS solutions / terminals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Driver Console </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ticket Issuing (Ticketing machine) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCTV solution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>© Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited
  4. 4. Android beyond smart-phones © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited Home automation Driver console POS solution
  5. 5. Benefits of android <ul><ul><li>Android is an open platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Android provides an excellent framework with meets the requirement of modern day solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Touchability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rich user interface </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low level drivers and services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Android is free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One can strip down android OS to the needs of specific embedded device </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Android already works well on mobile devices </li></ul></ul></ul>© Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited
  6. 6. Android on STi7108 (STB chip) © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited <ul><ul><li>ST Microelectronic is launching STi7108 (STB) chip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STi7108 is the next generation of HD, AVC set-top box decoder for satellite, cable, terrestrial and IP-STB markets. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The STi7108 can be used with zappers, IP clients, DVR standalone, and DVR server/home network STBs, especially where true 3D graphics is required. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The STi7108 is also targeted at next generation DLNA compatible Blu-ray (BD) and HD Media players. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ST Microelectronic had plans to port Android on STi7108 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aftek is porting Android on STi7108 chip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aftek has a vision for porting Android to other chipset like STA2062 (Transportation) </li></ul></ul>www.st.com
  7. 7. Android on PXA270 (Touch pad) © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited <ul><ul><li>Key Requirements (hardware) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zero setup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small size and light weight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portable : 2-4 hrs battery life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Touch screen based solution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support for audio tagged pictures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support for video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Specification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7” TFT screen with touch screen support, 1GB storage flash, 2 x USB ports, RJ 45, GPRS chipset modem </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Android on PXA270 (Touch pad) © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited <ul><ul><li>Activities on firmware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Port the Linux BSP for given platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modifications to bring up Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support for on-chip flash and SDRAM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Porting of drivers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethernet: Porting for given Ethernet MAC and phy chip, support for dhcp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LCD: Porting the driver for given LCD resolution (16bpp) changes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Touch pad: Modifications required for interface with UCB1400 (touchpad controller) , calibration support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modifications in bootloader (ARMBoot) for given platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modifications in root file system for optimization and getting Android up </li></ul></ul></ul>Aftek has already ported Android on PXA270, along with end-end application development
  9. 9. Aftek offering © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited <ul><li>Aftek can help in various areas as per business need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop necessary H/W </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aftek can leverage already available reference boards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aftek has exhaustive expertise in H/W design and development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop / Port necessary firmware drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aftek has excellent experience in porting low and high level drivers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop on device android applications for specific needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop the desired backend application which could include </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Device management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application management (Application provisioning, Content management etc) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription management including personalization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other backend features </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Sandeep Marathe [email_address] Aftek Limited © Copyright 2010 | Aftek Limited