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.
- 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.