Category: HiSilicon

Unuiga Smart WiFi Camera on Hisilicon 3518E

Posted by – June 16, 2015

Unuiga presents their latest IP Smart Camera, for home Security, shop security, records and streams 720p video at 30fps on the Hisilicon 3518E SoC it can be controlled by the Android/iOS Smartphone app.

You can contact Unuiga here (please only contact if you're a distributor):
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 : http://www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976

$45 UyeSee Hisilicon 3798M S1000 4K QuadCore Android TV Box

Posted by – April 7, 2015

UyeSee's HiSilicon 3798M Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based entry-level 4K capable Android Set-top-box with advanced multimedia playback. The price for mass orders can be delivered at below $45.

Specs:
- QuadCore ARM Cortex A7, 1.5GHz.
- QuadCore GPU Mali450,OpenGL ES2.0/1.1/1.0/ Open VG1.1, EGL
- USB3.0
- SECURE BOOT
- Video:
- H.265 MainProfile@L5.0 High-Tie
- H.264 BP/MP/HP@Level 5.0
- Full HD 3D MVC ,navigation
- MPEG1/MPEG2 SP@ML,MP@HL/MPEG4 SP@L0-3,ASP@L0-5,GMC/MPEG4 SHORT
- AVS@6.0,AVS-P16(AVS+)
- VP6/8
- 4K/2K Decoding
- HD AUDIO:DOLBY DTS

You can contact UyeSee here:
inquiry@uyesee.com
http://uyesee.com

EP2: Huawei Mate7 vs Note4 vs iPhone6+

Posted by – March 1, 2015

I ask normal people which of the top-3 high-end phablets they think is the better one among Huawei Mate 7, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the flagship phablets from the top-3 Smartphone manufacturers in the world. I think the Mate7 is the best among those, although for me to recommend it to everyone, Huawei should price it at $299 instead of $499.

Huawei Mate7 vs Note4 vs iPhone6+

Posted by – February 26, 2015

Tourists in San Francisco compare the top-3 brand high-end phablets in the world, among Huawei Mate7, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. Those are the flagship high-end mass market phablets of the moment from the top-3 Smartphone manufacturers in the world. This video highlights display size to body ratio, camera feature and large screen enjoyment. Come back for 2 more episodes to be posted on http://ARMdevices.net I think the Huawei Mate7 (which I have been using for the past 3 months) is the best phablet among those 3. Check back before MWC in the next 2-3 days for my review of my Huawei Mate7.

LAVA Lab to integrate HiKey from 96Boards.org

Posted by – February 18, 2015

The LAVA Lab is to integrate the Hisilicon Kirin 620 based 64bit HiKey board from http://96boards.org. Tyler Baker and Dave Pigott from the Linaro validation team discuss their plans for the deployment and testing of the HiKey board.

64bit HiKey Board selling at $129 through Arrow Electronics

Posted by – February 17, 2015

Arrow Electronics is the world's biggest distributor of electronics components, they are a supporting partner in the Hi-Key development board, supported by the new http://96Boards.org program. With experience in distributing many different previous developments like the TI based Beaglebone, Arrow is excited for the things to come in this space. This is the world’s first affordable 64bit ARM development board for software developers, makers, and OEMs. It comes with 4GB of eMMC, WiFi/BLE, and HDMI output. You can order yours today for $129 at https://parts.arrow.com/item/detail/circuitco/999-0005854#GenG

Hisilicon D02, 16-core ARM Cortex-A57 High Performance Board (32-core version coming next months!)

Posted by – February 15, 2015

Hisilicon engineer Justin Zhao, Software Architect at Hisilicon SoC architecture department, is bringing up the Linux software on the Hisilicon D02 Board, one of the most powerful ARM Processors in the world. They have a configuration with 32-core Cortex A57 @ max 2.1GHz and up to 2 SoC per board coming up within a few months (64-cores per board!), each SoC has 1MB L2 cache/cluser, 32MB L3 cache. The board has 12 SATA\SAS (8 for one SoC, 4 for the other), 2 10/100/1000Mb/s compatible Ethernet ports, 2 10Gb/s SFP+ Ethernet ports, 8 DDR3 RAM DIMMs, 4 PCIE solts (2 pieces/SoC), 2 UARTs & 2 JTAGs for debug, 1 USB host. Rob Savoye of Linaro's Toolchain Group joins in this video discussing the installation of the latest GCC to this Board. Justin Zhao shows how he can bootup from Sata, PXE, Provision mode, NFS, with OpenSuse 13.1, Ubuntu 14.04, working on Red Hat. A LAMP (LAVA) and lxc (container) have already been enabled, and some Benchmarks (e.g. perf, iperf, ltp) have been executed on it too, perhaps Hisilicon will soon publish the test results also.

96Boards Linaro Development Boards Initiative, $129 HiKey with Hisilicon 64bit Kirin620

Posted by – February 12, 2015

With the first being the Hislicon Kirin620 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 based $129 HiKey development board, http://96Boards.org is a new open hardware specification for ARM 32bit and 64bit development boards, and a Community Program for software delivery to developers, makers and OEMs. In this video, Linaro CEO George Grey describes the standardized expansion buses for peripheral I/O, display and cameras allowing the hardware ecosystem to develop a range of compatible add-on products that will work on any 96Boards product over the lifetime of the platform.The 96Boards initiative is designed to offer a single software and hardware community across multiple vendor boards supporting a range of different features. A fixed set of minimum functions including USB, SD, HDMI and standardized low speed and high speed peripheral connectors are provided. Vendors may add customized hardware and feature sets provided the minimum functions are available. Linaro expects this to extend the platform life, increase the market for add-on hardware, and accelerate open source upstreaming of support for new SoC features.

Here is the session by Linaro CEO George Grey talking further about the 96Boards hardware at Linaro Connect Hong Kong 2015:

Hisilicon 3716CV200 runs RDK with Chromium Blink Framework

Posted by – February 8, 2015

Linaro with members such as Hisilicon are porting and optimizing Chromium Blink with gstreamer running just above EGL, the next steps are to merging fully with the RDK project to replace the webkit core with blink core.

Egreat Realtek RTD1195 and Rockchip Media Players, RK3188 Game Console

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Egreat STBs based on Realtek RTD1195 dual core Cortex A9 SoC with 4K, H.265 video decoding support. The video also features older Realtek and Rockchip Android TV Boxes, and an RK3188 based game console (Egreat K3).

Egreat will launch their A-series media players soon: A3 and A9 models. I contacted the company for some more details, but since the product is still in development, there are not willing to disclose complete details at this stage.

Here are the specs I could gather for Egreat A9:

SoC -- Realtek RTD1195 dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor
System Memory -- N/A
Storage -- N/A. Possibly a SATA bay is also present (Unclear)
Video Output / Input -- Composite, Component and HDMI output (MHL).
HDMI input Audio -- HDMI, Stereo output (RCA), and S/PDIF
Video Playback -- 3D blu-ray video playback + full video format support. H.265 decode support.
Audio Playback -- 7.1 raw audio output "framepacking".
Connectivity -- Ethernet, WiFi with dual high-gain external antennas, and Bluetooth (TBC).
USB -- 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
Egreat A-series media player will run Android 4.4 Kitkat.Even though specs are incomplete at this stage, RTD1195 based products should be able to transfer data quickly and play high bitrate 4K videos smoothly thanks to high performance interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and SATA. CPU and GPU performance will however be greatly inferior to the new application processors from Amlogic S802, Rockchip RK3288, or AllWinner A80.

This post was adapted from Upcoming MeLe and Egreat A-Series 4K Android Media Players to Feature Realtek RTD1195 SoC (cnx-software.com).

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