Hello, Snō

A sneak peek introduction to the newest member of the Alorium Technology product line: Snō.

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ESC 2016 FPGA Tutorial Teaser

This video is a teaser for our upcoming hands-on tutorial session at ESC Silicon Valley 2016 called:  A Novel Hands-On Approach to Learning FPGA Design.

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XLR8 Mandelbrot Floating Point Demo

This video shows the performance of XLR8’s Floating Point XB compared to a standard Arduino through a side-by-side “plotting race” of the Mandelbrot Set.

XLR8 Blynk IoT Platform Demo

This video provides a short demonstration of how XLR8 can be used with the Blynk app as a simple IoT platform.

XLR8 Board Support for Arduino IDE

This video provides a quick overview of the features included with the XLR8 board support package for the Arduino IDE.

XLR8 NeoPixel Xcelerator Block

The XLR8 NeoPixel XB provides three key improvements for controlling NeoPixel shields, strips, etc…:

  1. Data memory is not used for pixel color storage.
  2. Interrupts are not disabled while sending color data to the pixel array.
  3. Changing pixel brightness does not corrupt color data.

In addition, the XLR8 board can drive arrays as large as 1280 pixels.   WOW!!

This video shows a very basic demonstration that contrasts the performance of our NeoPixel XB with the standard method of pixel control using an Adafruit 5×8 NeoPixel Shield.

XLR8 Servo Control XB Demo

The following video provides a simple demonstration of how the XLR8 Servo Control Xcelerator Block improves the servo stability by removing the jitter/twitch that is common with Arduino controlled servos.

XLR8 Floating Point Demo

This demo shows how much faster XLR8 can do floating point math than a standard Arduino-compatible board.

The fans at the bottom of the tubes run continuously until each board (an XLR8 on the left, and an RedBoard on the right) gets a pulse which simultaneously turns off the fans and begins a sequence of floating point math calculations.

When the calculations are done, the fans are turned back on. You’ll notice that, with the RedBoard, the ball falls nearly to the bottom of the tube before the fan is able to propel it back to the top. With XLR8, the ball only falls a few inches before the fan is able to return it to the top of the tube.

XLR8 Dot Driver

This video shows a simple demonstration of the XLR8 board working with popular Arduino-compatible accessories.

In this case, we are taking input from a 3-axis accelerometer across I2C and using it to drive a dot around a 40-LED NeoPixel shield and change its color. The LCD displays the “game results” on a TFT LCD driven by SPI.

There are no Xcelerator Blocks being used in this setup.

XLR8 LED Shield Demo

This is the first video we released of the XLR8 board.  It simply shows that we were able to use XLR8 in a “normal” Arduino configuration doing some simple chase patterns with an LED shield.

There are no Xcelerator Blocks being used in this setup.