Announcing the Arm TechCon Innovation Award Finalists

These 9 products have been chosen to demonstrate the Arm ecosystem’s contributions toward the advancement of Open-Source Software, Advanced Technology, and IoT Security.

The organizers of Arm TechCon are pleased to announce the nine finalists for the Arm TechCon 2017 Innovation Awards. All of these products demonstrate the Arm ecosystem’s contributions toward the advancement of computing that shape today’s connected world.

Arm TechCon Innovation Award logoA panel of Arm and Design News experts selected three finalists in each of three categories: Best Contribution to an Open-Source Software Project, Best Use of Advanced Technologies, and Best Contribution to IoT Security.

Learn more about the nine finalists and their impressive achievements during Arm TechCon 2017 (October 24-26 in Santa Clara, CA) at the:

  • Arm Innovation Awards Expo Tour: Wednesday, October 25, meet us at the Mbed Charging Lounge (Booth 913) at 2:30 to take part in a guided tour, stopping by each of the finalists’ booths and ending at the Arm Theater for the awards ceremony.
  • Arm Innovation Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, October 25 at the Arm Theater, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m., where we will honor all of the finalists and announce the winner in each category.
  • Lightning Talks: Come to the Arm Theater at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, to hear firsthand from each of the nine finalists and winners of the Arm Innovation Awards in a quick-fire series of five- and ten-minute Lightning Talks.


And the finalists in each category are:

Best Contribution to an Open-Source Software Project

Enterprise Reference Platform, Linaro
The goal of the Linaro Enterprise Reference Platform is to provide a fully tested, end to end, documented, open source implementation for Arm-based enterprise servers. The Reference Platform includes boot firmware, a common kernel, a community-supported user space and additional relevant open-source projects. The Platform is built and tested on Linaro Enterprise Group members’ hardware and the Linaro Developer Cloud.

Zephyr and Linux microPlatforms, Linaro
Zephyr is an open-source RTOS with cross-architecture support and open governance for building secure connected devices. As a Platinum member of the project, Linaro is making multiple innovative contributions, including to secure the MCUBoot with OTA update support, thread isolation support, the networking stack, and the LwM2M protocol stack.

TurtleBot3, ROBOTIS
TurtleBot3's OpenCR is powered by an Arm Cortex-M7, to which the servos and battery are connected. TurtleBot3 utilizes the Raspberry Pi's full capabilities as a central computing system for the robot platform. The hardware, firmware and software of TurtleBot3 are open-source, allowing users to download, modify and share source codes. All components of TurtleBot3’s 3D CAD data are available for 3D printing.


Best Use of Advanced Technology

NXP Touch Solution, NXP Semiconductors
NXP’s new Touch solution accelerates time to market with pre-certified and tested hardware components, optimized software environment and easy-to-use configuration tools. The solution enables designers to easily add touch to user interface designs on IoT applications including home appliances, smart buildings, and more.

Astra Mini QUAD, Orbbec 3D
The new Astra Mini QUAD camera array provides RGB and depth information to help robots or computers know the world and the objects they “see” better. The Astra Mini QUAD allows the integration of one to four depth cameras into a product. Sample code to control the cameras, streaming data, and 3D SLAM navigation are delivered together with the camera array, which is optimized for Arm platform.

Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC, Xilinx
Xilinx is enabling a whole new level of design and commercialization for nextgeneration RF-based applications with its Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC product line, creating a new device with game-changing capabilities. Based on the leading-edge 16nm FinFET+ process node, Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoCs integrate RF-quality analog with FPGA logic and a multi-core, multi-processing Arm subsystem.


Best Contribution to IoT Security

CENTRI IoTAS is purpose-built to solve major security problems for IoT developers burdened by DIY efforts to protect devices and data. IoTAS provides a more complete answer to the challenges from chip to Cloud with device authentication, protection of the data in motion and at rest, optimization/compression of data, and complete visibility to security activity with administration to analytics.

Astra Mini QUAD, Orbbec 3D
Astra Mini QUAD consists of four Astra Mini 3D cameras, with an ultra-wide, 180° horizontal and 45° vertical. The Astra Mini QUAD utilizes depth data collected from the camera to sense the surroundings and construct and 3D map for selfnavigation and object avoidance. The 3D camera array can be built on top of a fixing plate for a stable base robotic engineers are accustomed to using.

Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm and Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol, SecureRF Corporation
WalnutDSA and Ironwood KAP are public-key, quantum-resistant security solutions that provide authentication, identification, and data protection for constrained devices. Small, fast, and ultra-low-energy, these methods are well suited for securing 8-, 16-, and 32-bit devices like Arm Cortex-M0/M3 processors.


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