Motomic Butterfly Media Grid Renders Pictures and Videos on Freescale Kinetis K70 Cortex-M4 MCU

Motomic has officially announced Butterfly Media Grid, the first media player for Cortex M4 micro-controllers. The software currently runs on Freescale MQX Real-Time Operating System, and  can display pictures and logos, as well as play videos on micro-controllers such as the Freescale Kinetis K70 MCU.

Here are Media Grid key features:

  • Display images, logos and videos
  • Configure from full screen to grids up to 10×10
  • Rotate content
  • Configure to optimize performance
  • Display at resolutions up to HD
  • Update over a network.

Media Grid is available as a standalone application, and an SDK is also provided in order to embed the technology in custom applications using C, C++ or Qt interfaces. Since the media can be updated over the network, Media Grid is actually similar to a simple digital signage player for low end hardware.

Motomic showcased the Media Grid at Design West, in March 2012, and only recently uploaded a video of the demo.

This demo runs on Freescale K70 Tower Kit with a WVGA LCD display (480×272), and the company claims the video frame is @ 40fps when the video is played in full screen.

Contrary to what is mentioned in the video above, I could not find Media Grid in the Embedded Software Store, but only uButterfly Microbrowser that is available both as a commercial edition for 3,995 USD or as an evaluation version.

You may be able to find more information on Motomic Butterfly Media Grid page.

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