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Cavium ThunderX 48 Core 2.5Ghz ARM Server SoC

Posted by – June 6, 2014

Cavium launches the world’s fastest ARM Processor in their family of workload optimized ThunderX 64bit ARMv8 Server Processors (including ThunderX_CP for Cloud, ThunderX_ST for Storage, ThunderX_SC for Security and ThunderX_NT for Networking), for a range of applications in the cloud and data center. With 48 cores running at 2.5GHz each, ThunderX is the world’s highest performing low-power 64-bit ARMv8 SoC family of workload optimized processors with a range of SKUs and form factors for high performance volume compute, storage, secure compute and networking specific workloads. Analysts predict that the global data center infrastructure market, including servers, storage, networking, security and virtualization, will reach $128 billion in 2014. Cavium is hereby taking their share of that market by releasing their extremely high performance custom design ARM Server processor.

This product family is based on highly efficient full custom processor cores designed by Cavium in 28nm process technology under architectural license from ARM. It is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture as well as ARM’s Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) standard while bringing to market dramatic enhancements that include:

-The first ARM based SoC that scales up to 48 cores with up to 2.5 GHz core frequency with 78K of I-Cache and 32K of D-Cache along with 16MB of L2 cache.
- The first ARM based SOC to be fully cache coherent across dual sockets using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI™)
- Integrated I/O capacity with 100s of Gigabits of I/O bandwidth
- Four DDR3/4 72 bit memory controllers capable of supporting 2400 MHz memories with 1TB of memory in a dual socket configuration
- Hundreds of integrated hardware accelerators for security, storage, networking and virtualization applications.
- Standard based low latency Ethernet fabric interconnecting thousands of ThunderX™ nodes in 2D and 3D configurations and enabling fabric monitoring and SLA enforcements with awareness and policy enforcement for virtualized networks.
- Virtualization everywhere with Cavium virtSOC™ technology – Full system virtualization for low latency from virtual machine to I/O.
- Best in class performance per watt and performance per dollar for the target applications

Read more: press release

Geniatech PT360 DVB-T2 TV on Android Phone and Tablet

Posted by – June 6, 2014

Where DVB-T2 is yet deployed, in South Asia, Russia and Northern Europe, the Geniatech PT360 enables any Android Phone or Tablet with USB Host and Android 4.1 or above, to connect this on the MicroUSB port to get DVB-T2 support. Geniatech also shows an ARM PC, using ARM PCB Boards instead of the X86 based motherboards, one can just replace the X86 motherboard by Geniatech’s motherboard for industrial use.

MeLE new 4K Android TV Box with Mstar 9180 Quad Core ARM Cortex A9

Posted by – June 6, 2014

With the new quad core ARM Cortex A9 Mstar 9180 chipset, here’s a new model of MeLE Android TV Box with 4K output. It supports decode and output in 4K, which is available now for users to enjoy the 4K (3840*2160) videos on TV. Full video and audio format supported, not only H.265 but also H.264, DTS ,Dolby pass-though. It provides HDMI IN, HDMI out, USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 hosts for external USB drive (up to 3TB). First mass production is scheduled for the end of June.

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

Allwinner A33 launched at Computex 2014

Posted by – June 6, 2014

The Allwinner A33 is sampling now, and the first commercially available devices using A33 can be expected around July. The Allwinner A33 is an extremely power efficient processor based on a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali400MP2 GPU. It is pin compatible with the previously released A23 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, greatly speeding up the product time to market. Allwinner claims it has an even lower power consumption level than the dual-core Allwinner A23, while speeding up performance, by offering a balanced combination of the low power ARM Cortex-A7 CPU architecture, advanced fabrication process, optimized DDR technology, hardware 1080p video process support, low power Talking standby mode support during voice call applications, low power MIPI DSI interface, and more. Allwinner A33 features enhanced SmartColor display technology capable of image saturation enhancement and skin tone protection to deliver a better visual effect on tablets, 1080p video playback and capture, Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280×800 and Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec.

ARM CEO Simon Segars at Computex 2014

Posted by – June 6, 2014

ARM ecosystem innovation enabled by developers having access to low-cost development boards to develop for the Internet of Things, Wearable devices, the Cloud, and more. At Computex 2014, ARM announces the setup of a new CPU Design Center in Taiwan to develop new processors for the Internet of Things and Wearables market.

Rockchip RK3288 Chromebook

Posted by – June 5, 2014

13.3″ RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A12 with Mali-T764 Powered Chromium OS Laptop. Meet some from the team working on Chrome OS at Rockchip, finalizing Chromium OS optimizations for the RK3288 ARM platform, with commercial Rockchip Chromebooks launching worldwide in Q3 of this year. What do you think is going to be the price for this ARM Powered Chromebook? $149? $179? $199? How is the performance? Battery life? I test a bit of web browsing and the Fish Tank benchmark at the end of this video. I will try to test it more and post some more web browser tests in another video to be posted soon, let me know of anything else you would like to see tested on the RK3288 Chromebook.

You can also watch my video of the unveiling of RK3288 at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair here. Also my videos of RK3288 in a Pipo tablet, at Vido, Sunchip HDMI Stick, Tena HDMI Stick and at the Unuiga PCB design house.

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