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Notion Ink partners with Texas Instruments

Posted in Uncategorized by Rohan Shravan on January 21, 2012

Press Release

Notion Ink partners with Texas Instruments

21 January 2012, Bangalore

Notion Ink has partnered with Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated for its next generation Adam II Tablets. Adam II will be using OMAP44xx processor along with other TI components like Wi-Link 7.0 and Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers. Adam II will also leverage the power optimizations achieved using mature combination of TI’s integrated power-management IC.

Designed specifically for best Power Performance and Multi-tasking Experience, Adam II will be based on Google’s IceCream Sandwich Operating System.

The OMAP44xx platform’s smart multicore architecture pairs its main CPUs with several differentiated features including programmable accelerators, hardware composition engines and a dedicated ISP. Imagination Technologies’ super-fast PowerVR SGX5xx GPU and enhanced memory architecture add still more functionality while an OMAP-specific distributed composition architecture enables advanced image and video layering for crisp, HD visuals. These elements and more are the force behind the OMAP44xx processor’s ability to enable fast and fluid multitasking while maintaining ultra-low power consumption.

Adam II will release the world’s first Modular Based Software Architecture which will further expand the scope of application development and use nearly every single hardware feature in a “user customizable” application. Drag and drop features will enable easy application modification and Open Source Module will further expand the use cases and tablet deployment. Node operations like in Blender, and “Application Authoring Tools” are primarily aimed at non-programmers for composing applications, games and use-case flows in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and behavior-based logic system.

This System will help consumers, professionals and students become productive as they will be able to use the tablet as a logic analyzer, medical imaging device, signal acquisition and processing, 3D modeling and multi-media.

For more information about TI OMAP processors, visit www.ti.com and follow this blog for Adam II.

Rohan Shravan

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  1. notzippy said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:05

    Very nice

  2. Mehdi said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:05

    :-)

  3. Roopesh Nair said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:06

    Great… do Adam 1 users get any advantages? ;)

    • Mehdi said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:10

      I really hope so even if it’s not likely.

    • Arif said, on January 21, 2012 at 01:06

      I don’t see anything good happening to Adam1 users from this…

  4. David Vega (@twospirits) said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:11

    Awesome. But are you going to give it another name, Adam II sounds so bland.
    TS

    • Mehdi said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:27

      True. And let’s face it the name Adam is kinda “red-flagged” nowadays (I don’t mean this in an injuring but objective way). It might be a good idea to start over with something different. Just an idea.

  5. Basudeb Biswas said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:14

    Now that’s news!! Good job, the entire workforce behind NI, and Rohan’s support!! We Adam-loyals are waiting with bated breath for more!! More so, with the tech upgrading itself with such frequency!! And seconding Roopesh Nair, do the Adamites who stuck with NI and supported you all through thick and thin get some leverage on the Adam II?? ;-)

    • Rohan Shravan said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:17

      Yes :)

    • avreen said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:25

      Yup the Adam one users should get some benefits. Any hints rohanwhat the benefits could be ?

    • Mehdi said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:29

      That’s cool!

    • tafilad said, on January 21, 2012 at 00:41

      Sounds good,Pencil me in for one

    • andriesdm said, on January 21, 2012 at 03:47

      Benefits or not I have my Adam from first pre-order. I’m still extremely satisfied. Count me in for pre-ordering the ADAM 2. Despite all negative press about adam, there is still no alternative on the market with all of its specs. I looked at allmost all of the tablets, and not one even tempted me to trade in my Adam. Thx Rohan, you brought something joyfull to my life. Keep up the good work.

      PS: Many thanks also to the ROM developers who make ADAM extra exciting

    • Francois Brutsch said, on January 21, 2012 at 06:23

      +1!

    • levpius said, on January 21, 2012 at 07:43

      +1

    • raja52 said, on January 21, 2012 at 10:45

      +1….. :-)

    • Udayan U said, on January 21, 2012 at 12:15

      +1

    • havyekmani said, on January 21, 2012 at 16:05

      I am still waiting for the mystery gift for my adam.. :(

      Hope this time they wont disappoint the loyal supporters..

    • Udayan U said, on January 21, 2012 at 19:58

      Rohan it is a very good decision to move to OMAP. The OMAP community is much more matured and open compared to Tegra is my understanding. But going forward, it will also be wiser for a small company like Notion Ink it choose platform which is closer to what google does; given the fact that all the OMAP based devices got ICS update much sooner that other platform based devices, it seems to be a wiser decision.

      And yes NVIDIA has a great reputation of not continuing support for some old products. Remember the Garmony vs Ventana debacle ? Also what about Quad-core chips introduced by NVIDIA. The full power of Dual-Core Tegra is still not utilised to its fullest potential. Android is not optmised to run on Dual-core even to this day. People don’t realise this fact. It is the marriage between HW and SW that brings the smoothness that IOS has.

      I hope ADAM2 is better. Yes Notion Ink and the community is a whole new world of possibilities. In order to do stuff you need smart people. Go back to your college, IIT-Kharagpur, hire some smart chaps. Tell them what you have done, inspire them and hire them.

      As far as ADAM1 is concerned I dont think there is any replacement to it in the market. Yes the software sucks. Notion Ink knows what they need to do. As plato once said, “Never discourage anyone… who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” But for normal customer’s you need to give them what you promised. I love the concept of having separate blogs for Adam1 and Adam2. Good luck Notion Ink !

    • Phillip said, on January 21, 2012 at 20:07

      +1


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