Category: Chip provider

$129 Firefly RK3288 Development Board release

Posted by – September 17, 2014

T-Chip launches the Firefly Development Board on RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764 runs Ubuntu and Android. Firefly-RK3288 provides some external expansion interface, including LCD interfaces and some other standard interfaces such as: Double MIPI, Double LVDS, ISP, EDP, PWM, SPI, UART, ADC , GPIO, I2C, I2S. Standard configuration is 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC with a high configuration version possible with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC. It has dual band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit ethernet. In this video you can see the Ubuntu and Android demo on Firefly RK3288, and a tour of the T-Chip offices featuring their PCB Design engineers, Software engineers, sales staff and more.

The Firefly RK3288 is now available for $129 each (you can order 5/10/15/20/25 units at $129 each by sending an email to firefly@groupgadgets.com add $30/$33/$40/$45/$50 respectively for fast 3-5 day shipping to USA/Europe).

You can contact T-Chip here:
Candy Feng candy.feng@nagrace.com
West mqy@t-chip.com.cn
http://www.t-firefly.com/html/en/home/
teefirefly@gmail.com
weibo.com/teefirefly
twitter.com/TeeFirefly
facebook.com/TeeFirefly

Google Project Ara Keynote: Paul Eremenko

Posted by – September 16, 2014

Google works with Linaro to enable hot-swappable hardware modules in modular Android smartphones of the future.

Speaker: Paul Eremenko – Director of Project Ara at Google
Keynote Title: “What if hardware was more like software? Google’s Project Ara and the democratization of the hardware ecosystem.”

Paul’s Bio: Paul Eremenko is currently director of Project Ara at Google, in the Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) organization. Previously he was an associate vice president at Motorola, where he led the development project of Ara, a project to create a modular hardware ecosystem—rivalling the mobile app ecosystem in pace and level of innovation–around smart phones in an effort to deliver the mobile internet to the next 5 billion people. Paul is also research affiliate at MIT in the Engineering Systems Division.

Prior to joining Motorola and then Google, Paul directed the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s principal engine for disruptive innovation. TTO is DARPA’s systems office responsible for all X plane, spacecraft, ground vehicle, and robotics programs, totalling approximately $500 million annually. Previously, Paul developed and led DARPA’s advanced design and manufacturing program portfolio, and also served as program manager for several space efforts, including the 100 Year Starship.

Earlier in his career, Paul was an aerospace design engineer, the chief engineer for an unmanned aircraft program, and management consultant focusing on technology, innovation, and M&A strategies. He has undergraduate and Master’s degrees in aeronautics from MIT and Caltech, respectively, and law degree from Georgetown University. Paul is also licensed pilot.

Teclast P98 Air Factory Tour

Posted by – September 16, 2014

Tour at the factory in Guangzhou that is now mass manufacturing Allwinner A80T based Teclast P98 Air tablets selling in China.

You can contact the factory C&Q here:
http://cqteq.com
sales@cqteq.com
Phone: +86 20 32299590

TCL shows 55″ 4K for $1600, Kids TVs, set-up-boxes and more

Posted by – September 12, 2014

TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.

Samsung Gear Fit SDK Kit for developers

Posted by – September 11, 2014

Samsung Gear Fit is a fitness band from Samsung. The Gear Fit needs to be connected to a Samsung smartphone to exchange information. This fitness band has tracking capabilities and also a heart rate sensor which can tell whats your current heart rate. It also has GPS capability for tracking location. Gear Fit has a low power and low-end CPU. It runs a Samsung’s custom wearable OS which isn’t based in Android neither Tizen. Samsung has released the Gear Fit SDK for developers. The SDK comes with an emulator that animates what you can do with the device and emulates your custom built apps.

Allwinner A83T launched at IFA 2014, Mass-market Octa-Core for Full HD Tablets

Posted by – September 10, 2014

Allwinner Technology announces its brand-new high performance octa-core processor A83T for full HD tablets. Based on TSMC’s new 28nm HPC process, A83T is designed to be a high performance but extremely power-efficient octa-core processor packing eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at 2.0GHz implementing advanced ARM big.LITTLE architecture to maximize battery life. Imaginations PowerVR GPU is also included to deliver the best balance between graphic processing performance and power consumption.

“Octa-core is leading the market now, so after the remarkable UltraOcta A80, we’re here to release another extraordinary octa-core A83T for middle range tablet market,” said Jack Lee, the Chief Marketing Officer of Allwinner, “The system performance of Allwinner A83T octa core is definitely impressive, but that’s not all. Our customers and consumers will be amazed by its extremely low power consumption as well, which even outperforms most quad-core tablet processors in the market.”

Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner’s next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner’s latest achievements in display technology, which helps to deliver splendid image quality with higher resolutions, providing tablet consumers with eye-pleasing visual effects.

The first octa-core tablets featuring Allwinner A83T are to hit in Q4 2014 with several designs to be shown at the Hong Kong Fairs next month.

Li Rui RK3288 Factory Tour

Posted by – September 2, 2014

Li Rui is about to release a range of RK3288 Tablets at 7.85″, 10.1″ and 9.7″, now being lauched to distributors. In this video, Lirui is assembling their Rk3188 with 9.7″ Retina panel, they sold about 100K of that one, they also do 7.85″ and other. Li Rui has engineers optimizing the BOM cost, Tooling designs of the Rockchip based Tablets that they manufacture for several customers, some of them famous in the Shenzhen Tablet world.

You can contact Li Rui here:
Jason, Marketing Director
Shenzhen Li Rui Electronic Co., Ltd.
svencpw@gmail.com
sales@liruitech.com
http://liruitech.com/en/
Skype: Jasonw3390
Phone: +86 75523229903
Mobile: +86 13422896521

Pipo P8, 7.85″ Retina RK3288 with 3G ultra-stick

Posted by – September 1, 2014

Pipo P8 is the first 7.85″ 2048*1536 Retina RK3288 Tablet with 3G/4G ultra-stick compartment, 8 megapixels back-camera now selling in China for $162 (999CNY) with 16GB and $179 (1099CNY) with 32GB.

Pipo website

UyeSee RK3288 Android TV Box (you can buy $120 samples)

Posted by – September 1, 2014

UyeSee shows their Rockchip RK3288 Android TV Box (which you can order 5/10/15/20 samples of, read further down), the most powerful MiniPC, 4K Media Player and Gaming Box on the market! With a Quad core ARM Cortex-A17(or A12) with a DMIPS of 28800, Mali-T764 Quad-core GPU, HDMI 2.0 with 4K@60fps, Android 4.4, HEVC UHS hardware decoding, Gigabit ethernet, 5.8Ghz WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. UyeSee also shows their ultra compact RK3288 PCB design and UyeSee is able to also design a RK3288 mini-pc design (if customer orders a minimum quantity) with VGA, series port, and a big capacitor stores your data when power is suddenly cut off. Audio in and audio out.

Samples (to be available for shipping by the end of September) can be purchased by sending an email to uyesee@groupgadgets.com in quantities of 5/10/15/20, to the price of $120 per unit you have to add the estimated 3-5-day shipping cost to Europe/USA: $50 for 5 units, $75 for 10 units, $100 for 15 units and $150 for 20 units.

Luckystar RK3288 Tablet shipping soon

Posted by – August 31, 2014

Luckystar is about to mass produce their RK3288 Tablet, here showing their 7.85″ tablet prototype. Luckystar is a pretty big factory making millions of tablets, you can see my 40-minute Luckystar Tablet factory tour here.

You can contact Luckystar Aoson here:

Anson Yi
Mobile: +86 13510992428
Telephone: +86 755-83495999-657
ydxgps@luckystar.com.cn
http://luckystar.com.cn
http://szaoson.com