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Asus Transformer Book 5, $1200 double-Intel “converged” device

Posted by – June 5, 2014

Asus shows their $1200 laptop/tablet/phone combination device, with an Intel processor in the Phone (with LTE support) and another Intel processor in the Tablet, with a keyboard dock. They say battery life is fine, we’ll see about that. Price I think is around $1200 or $1300, since they say it costs something like a $1000 laptop + their zenphone. Asus has been showing a lot of Intel devices for many years, but I don’t think they have been selling many.

$29 Miracast Dongle from MeLE

Posted by – May 31, 2014

A new miracast dongle from MeLE, the MeLE Cast S1. It is a chocolate-sized media streaming device plugging into the HDMI port on your TV. Easy connected by WiFi and easy setup by the EZCast app on your mobile phone or tablet. It allows you to share favorite online shows, movies, music ,documents and more to your TV from your smart devices or notebook. It supports EZcast, Miracast, Airplay, AirMirroring and DLNA, compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.

You can contact MeLE directly here:

OEM & ODM Brand for Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Tina Zhang Email: sales14@mele.cn Skype: tina.zhang703
Contact: Coco Jiang Email: sales8@mele.cn Skype: melecoco

Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand of Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Gennie Peng Email: sales10@mele.cn Skype: apvell091
Contact: Isaac Long Email: sales5@mele.cn Skype: isaac_520320

Official Company Website: http://www.mele.cn
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
Official Aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded promptly (in 24 hours)
If you have any urgent questions you can call +86 18675512024

My father’s funeral – part 2 of 3

Posted by – May 19, 2014

If you have your father, see him as often as possible, call him often, bring him with you on your travels, buy him a car before it’s too late!

The last time I spoke with my father on the phone was a year ago today, on the 18th of May 2013 at 20:05PM. He probably died the day after (according to his phone and firefox web browsing history). He was found dead in the shower, inundating the house (without house insurance) two and a half weeks later as neighbors noticed water coming out of the garage. I was told the bad news by my sister as I just finished video-blogging at Computex 2013 in Taipei.

You can Watch with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpT0gHdY7Y&hl=en

BlueTimes Power Banks and BlueTimes WiDi Cast Miracast Dongle

Posted by – May 16, 2014

BlueTimes shows some of their Power Banks in different colors with 10000mAh, 5000mAh. BlueTimes also shows their $14-$16 Miracast Dongle based on the Actions AM8251 (you can buy a sample for $20 including shipping). Watch my tour video at the BlueTimes factory here.

You can contact BlueTimes for Inquiries regarding cooperation opportunities:

Android tv box and Power Bank enquiries (OEM & ODM)
Email : sales1@ebluetimes.com Contact person Alex Dou
Skype : alexdou3
QQ: 32755616

Reseller inquiries regarding bulk purchases (Bluetimes brand or only for personal use )
Email: sales4@ebluetimes.com Contact person Linda Yang

Questions about Technical RMA Warranty
Email: service@ebluetimes.com Contact person Bluetimes service

Factory Website: http://www.ebluetimes.com/en/Main.asp
Alibaba Website: http://www.ebluetimes.en.alibaba.com/
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/bluetimestech
Official aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/702748

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded to promptly ( in 24 hours )
If have any urgent question please feel free call 86 18680319256

Merrii M6-A31, Allwinner A31 Quad Core Digital Signage Board

Posted by – May 14, 2014

M6-A31 android board is based on Allwinner A31 quad core CPU and two Power VRTM SGX544MP are integrated in, which is with powerful video processing capacity. Power VRTM SGX544MP is compatible with most of video format and video decoding.

With Android 4.2 operation system, 1G RAM and 4G ROM, M6-A31 can directly drive 15-55 inches LCD and supports large-size infrared touch-screen. Featuring four USB interface and three UART extensions, M6-A31 will meet the needs of different customers and RJ45/WiFi/3G three-in-one module is helpful for multi web environment application. Moreover, it is integrated with abundant external interfaces, such as TTL camera, infrared human body induction and video input. Besides, time setting function is added on board. As a whole, M6-A31 is the most competitive one among products based on Allwinner A31 processor.

Highlights:

1. 4K*2K video playback
2. Separate one screen to 2-16 pictures
3. Supports MIPI HD output
4. Supports auto power on/ power on & off by alarm/ remote power on & off
5. Supports MIPI camera
6. 15w*2 / 10w*2 amplifier on board
7. Super stand-by function when power is lower than 0.5w
8. Supports large screen and multi-touch
9. Up to 24 bit 1920*1080 LVDS display

Difference between M6-A31 and M2-A20:

1. Supports 3G communication(CWM610)
2. RJ45 1000M Ethernet is available
3. Power on & off by alarm with I2C
4. Be with function of remote power on & off
5. Supports 4G network
6. Up to 2048*1536 LCD display

Similarity with M2-A20:

1. Supports LVDS/ HDMI/ VGA output
2. Modify screen parameter via SD card
3. 4 channel UART (TTL/RS232/RS485)
4. Supports SD/MMC card (up to 128G)
5. USB HOST*3, USB OTG*1
6. Supports CSI/USB camera
7. With TV-IN function
8. IR remote control
9. Compatible with multiple 3G module(CWM610/QM725/U6300V/FIBOCOM H330/C5300)
10.Screen rotation of 0°/90°/180°/270°
11.Status bar hidden function
12.With watch-dog function

Applications:

Banking & Finance
Schooling & Education
Advertising Machine
Hotel Catering
Transportation
Retail Brand Store

You can contact Merrii here:

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person: Danielle
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT:812
E-mail: hd@merrii.com

Digital Signage Board and Industry Core Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL: (+86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Merrii M6-A31 Digital Signage Board

Merrii M6-A31 Digital Signage Board

Archos ArcBook RK3168 $169 Android Laptop 10.1″ 1024×600, 9-hour battery life

Posted by – May 13, 2014

Google Play certified Laptop from Archos, with the ultra low power consumption Rockchip RK3168 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 10.1″ 1024×600 touch screen display, possibly an excellent keyboard and mousepad, priced at only $169 in retail, here’s the Archos ArcBook: http://www.archos.com/us/products/themed/arcbook/index.html

Archos ArcBook

Realtek RTD1195 ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 in Mele Set-top-box!

Posted by – May 11, 2014

Realtek launches their first ARM Processor, the Realtek RTD1195 ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400, working with Mele to prepare the Realtek ARM Set-top-box, Realtek with Mele plans to be very aggressive with this solution on the Android Set-top-box market, with HDMI input/output/throughput (full Google TV/Android TV possible), 4K playback, full codecs, advanced NAS/Networking support, SATA, USB3 support and much more. They may price it very competitively.

You can contact Mele directly here:

OEM & ODM Brand for Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Tina Zhang Email: sales14@mele.cn Skype: tina.zhang703
Contact: Coco Jiang Email: sales8@mele.cn Skype: melecoco

Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand of Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Gennie Peng Email: sales10@mele.cn Skype: apvell091
Contact: Isaac Long Email: sales5@mele.cn Skype: isaac_520320

Official Company Website: http://www.mele.cn
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
Official Aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded promptly (in 24 hours)
If you have any urgent questions you can call +86 18675512024

$65 Merrii A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Development Board

Posted by – May 8, 2014

The A20 Hummingbird Development Board was introduced last November by Merrii, compared with that, the new A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Board has better performance. The A31 Hummingbird Development System is a mini board based on A31, there are two USB hosts, an OTG, a Gigabit Ethernet as well as line in and HDMI HD video output. Support VGA, CVBS input, MIPI interface, these parts are all integrated on the motherboard which is only slightly larger than a A5 paper. It has all the basic functions of a PC when connect TV and keyboard, such as spreadsheets, word processing, play games and HD videos etc.

1. Advantages of A31 Hummingbird:

1. Slightly larger than A20 Hummingbird.
2. Android 4.4 and Linux 3.3 for development
3. Various interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet, BT, HMDI, mini USB OTG, CVBS, Line in, YPbPr input
4. Fully open source code and image.

The Allwinner A31 processor is a Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 equipped with a Power VR SGX544MP2 GPU. In addition, the highest A31 support 3840×1080 video encoding and decoding.

2. Highlights of A31 Hummingbird:

1. 4Kx2K video playback.,
2. Quad-core PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
3. MIPI Camera.
4. 15w*2 / 10w+2 amplifier on board.
5. Super stand-by function when power is lower than 0.5w.
6. Supports larger screen and multi-touch.
7. Support VGA/CVBS-IN
8. support dual-channel DDR, dual-channel NAND flash

3. Difference between A31-Humingbird and A20-Humminbird

1. Supports 3G Modules
2. Quad-core processors
3. Has VGA interface
4. More interfaces can be extended

You can buy the Merrii A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Kit Here on their Aliexpress Store now available for $70 (+ $20 shipping)!

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person: Danielle
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT:812
E-mail: hd@merrii.com

Digital Signage Board and Industry Core Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL: (+86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Merrii A31 Hummingbird Development Board

Merrii A31 Hummingbird Development Board

ARM for Networking, Linaro Networking Group, OpenDataPlane, SDN, NFV

Posted by – May 6, 2014

Bob Monkman, Networking Segment Marketing Manager for ARM, shares his view on some of the essential value propositions of the ARM ecosystem that are driving the adoption of the ARM architecture in networking infrastructure. In addition, Bob speaks about trends such as Software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that driving significant change in the sector and how the Linaro Networking Group is contributing important work, including the proposed standard data plane programming API project, OpenDataPlane, in the space.

Unuiga Factory Tour, HDMI Sticks, TV Box and Tablets

Posted by – May 6, 2014

Unuiga shows around their Factory assembling RK3188 HDMI Sticks, RK3188 Set-top-boxes and they are making RK3028 Tablets also, all branded by their customers asking them to make custom products for them. This video also features Quality Inspection of color, sound, burning test, display, connectors, PCB, manufacturing 3 thousand HDMI Sticks in one day in this factory. They are soon about to be able to manufacture RK3288 HDMI Sticks and TV Boxes here also. You can also watch my videos at the Unuiga SMT Line, PCB Design House and videos with Steven Ching about Uniga’s Product Portfolio Planning and the Company History.

You can contact Unuiga here:

Steven Ching
Marketing Director
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Tel: 86-755-86110143
Fax: 86-755-86330445
Cell: 86-18038133940
Web : www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976