Category: Chip provider

E-Star Imaging Devices, Advertising Players, and Tablets

Posted by – August 14, 2013

E-Star is a Shenzhen based producer of electronics of various kinds including Android Tablets and Advertising players. They have a factory that employs around 200 people. They sell around 3,000 tablets per month. More information about the company can be found at http://www.goestar.com/
Products Include:
Hd video projector. They were showing a RMB being zoomed in and project upon. The price is 269 USD. They sell around 10,000 of these per month.

Advertising video player. A large screen designed to display advertisements. The price is 400 USD. The screen is 1080p resolution and running on a rather vague A10 processor most likely Allwinner. The advertizing video players come in various configurations and run either Linux or Android.

9.7″ Android Tablet with RK3066. The price is 58 USD. They also have unspecified tablet with an Actions CPU and Armlogic.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

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Smartdevices SmartQ shows latest OMAP4 and Exynos5 based Tablets

Posted by – August 14, 2013

SmartQ is a producer of Android Tablets. They have produced devices in the past such as the Linux based SmartQ V5 or the T20. More information can be found at http://en.smartdevices.com.cn/
Products Include:
SmartQ U7 is a 7″ Android Tablet with Omap 4 processor and built in projector. They sell around 2,000 of these every month. The price is around 240 USD each for 1,000 units.

SmartQ T30 a 10.1″ 1280×800 Android tablet with Omap 4 processor. This t30 is around 6 months old and will be replaced with by the t40 with a 10.1 1920×1200 screen and Exynos 5 processor.

SmartQ Ten5 with 9.7″ retina screen and very thin bezel with Exynos 5 2ghz processor.

SmartQ N10 a not yet released pressure sensitive pen. SmartQ wouldn’t specify the pen type but it appears to we from N-Trig.


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$68 13.3″ ARM Powered Laptop by Hivision

Posted by – August 14, 2013

Hivision showing some Android Tablets and Android Laptops at the Hong Kong HKTDC Electronics Fair. Their 13.3 inch Notebook runs Android 4 and has a VIA 8850 CPU. The Laptop is in 2 variations. One model has touch-screen and the other model doesn’t. The touch-screen model costs $75 and the non touch-screen model costs just $68. Battery life said to be 3 hours when watching video or surfing the internet, I guess the screen is big and they have a small battery.

Their most sold Tablet is an Allwinner A13 CPU Tablet that is sold mostly in Spain and France and it costs $41.

6 inch E-ink eBook-reader made by them costs $49.

Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core CPU Tablet from HiVision is traded for $110.

Hivision Factory has nearly 100 employees and claims to sell around 5000 Laptops and more than 10000 Tablets per month.


Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

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JNCOTA Android Tablets and Game Consoles

Posted by – August 13, 2013

JNCOTA Hong Kong Technology Limited showing some Android Tablets and  Game Consoles.

 

They make Game Consoles with Sunplus ARM Cortex A8 CPU without demanding the price which can be negotiated between the customer and the company by e-Mail.

5 inch Game Consoles made by them have Sunplus or AmLogic CPU and some of them run on Android while the others run on proprietary OS.

Another product shown by this company is a Quad Core Tablet.

JNCOTA is based in ShenZhen China and claims selling more than 10000 units per month.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

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Wasam Telego Best Sonny cheap smartphones

Posted by – August 12, 2013

Wasam Technology is a Shenzhen based producer of feature phones, Smartphones and tablets. Wasam operates under the brand names Telego and Best Sonny. They currently have a factory employing around 2,000 people.
Products include.
W503 (NFC) which has an MTK6577 processor, a 5″ QHD screen, and 512MB of RAM.
W980 with a Quad Core MTK6589 processor, a 5″ QHD screen, dual sim, and 1gb of Ram.
G313 With a sc6820 Cortex A8 processor, 3.5″ HVGA Screen, Dual sim, 512MB of storage, and 256MB of Ram. This sells for an amazingly low 35 USD.
An unspecified feature phone is around 23 USD and runs and faux smartphone os. This device is similar to flip phones of yester year.
W501Q with a Quad core Qualcomm 8225 1.2ghz, 8.0 Megapixel camera, and a 5″ screen with a QHD resolution. A mock up this was show by Charbax. This sells for around 150 USD.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

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Latest Embedded processing solutions from Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Posted by – August 12, 2013

Freescale demonstration their products already in the market and upcoming at computex 2013. Freescale is focused on MCU (Micro Controllers Unit), Sensors, Automotive, Network and other industrial areas. One of the interesting things noticed here is The worlds smallest ARM powered MCU. 1.9 x 2.0 mm MCU enables new wave of product miniaturization for the Internet of Things.

Measuring just 1.9 x 2.0 mm, the Kinetis KL02 MCU is 25 percent smaller than the industry’s next-smallest ARM® MCU. Within this miniscule device, Freescale has included the latest 32-bit ARM Cortex™-M0+ processor, cutting-edge low-power functionality and a range of analog and communication peripherals. This enables system designers to dramatically reduce the size of their boards and products while retaining the all-important performance, feature integration and power consumption characteristics of their end devices.

Garmin Forerunner® 10: Containing Kinetis K20 MCUs, Forerunner 10 is a GPS running watch that tracks your distance, speed/pace and calories. It also identifies your personal records and provides motivation along
the way.

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
Featuring Kinetis K20 MCUs , the HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. The camera is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world’s most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersible and engaging footage of your favourite life experiences.

i’m Watch
Powered by Freescale’s i.MX233 applications processor, i’m Watch connects to smartphones, so you can use it for inbound calls and text messages. Facebook, Twitter, and weather forecasts look their best on its high-resolution screen.

Smart connected home:
Collect real-time energy consumption from smart meter and power consumption data from various in-house objects
Control activation/deactivation of home appliances Generate dashboard to provide feedback about power usage
Provide control menus to control appliances Provide a link to the utility and/or Internet

Regarding development board and end production chip sets demonstration
Q7-IMX6 Freescale i.MX 6 Qseven module.

The Q7-IMX6 scales from single core, dual to quad core CPU. The clock frequency is 1,2 GHz, DDR3 memory spans from 1 to 4GB, Gigabit Ethernet is there as well as industrial interfaces including on-board Flash memory. The graphics unit supports OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/Halti, OpenVG 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 EP. The HDMI/DVI graphics output is compatible to HDMI V1.4 and offers resolutions up to WUXGA (1920×1200). The Qseven module is truly low power (4-6W) and is suitable for applications such as POS/POI, Digital Signage, industrial Automation, Medical, Transportation, Home and Security Technology.

Reference:
http://http://media.freescale.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=196520&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1789231
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=HOLIDAYGIFTS
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http://www.hectronic.se/website1/embedded/arm-modules/q7-imx6.php?group=prod_prod_grp-s1/54
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o00rjFPiYqo
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6JvVG5kCvE

Related Articles:
www.greencarcongress.com/2013/06/freescale-20130625.html‎
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freescale_68HC12
www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/homepage.jsp?code

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

ARMdevices.net Shenzhen Sourcing Service launched

Posted by – August 12, 2013

Do you need help/advice sourcing bulks of devices out of Shenzhen? You can now get support and sourcing service from me at http://armdevices.net/sourcing/ and from my new team of experts in Shenzhen to connect you with the best prices, the best quality, the most reliable Shenzhen factories making Tablets, HDMI Sticks, Smartphones, Laptops, Wearables and any of the other emerging devices from the Shenzhen tech market.

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5.7″ MediaTek MT6589T Liquid S1 from Acer

Posted by – August 11, 2013

Acer does MediaTek phone.

1. Acer Liquid S1 hums a Arm Cortex A7, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, MTK6589T and 1GB of RAM running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Available in single and dual-SIM versions, the smart phone features an 8MP snapper with LED flash, DTS Studio Sound, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Acer has taken advantage of the bigger screen with software extras like the Float User Interface, 2-Way Live Screen (screen sharing) and Voice Unlock for launching apps by voice.The Liquid S1 will start shipping in Q3 2013 world wide. Starting price is $340. MediaTek 6589T quadcore. SGX gpu. Liquid S1 is its multi-tasking abilities, which Acer calls Float Apps.Activated by a long press on the menu button, which brings up a menu, letting you launch one of the four floating apps: Camera, Maps (Google), Notes and Calculator. Hotspot feature in this phone requires QR code for any Netwoking share. 2400mAh battery lasts upto 40hrs and stand-by of 250Hrs. and its lighest of all weighting about 195gr. It has e-bandwidth limit means you can have look on how much downloads u had in a month. warns for any excess amount of Data usage. Acer claims its the better version than any Nexus phone available in the market. And the price of the product is $340.

2. Acer Liquid E2 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, MT6589T, PowerVR SGX 544MP. This is the first product since Acer and Mediatech.priced at $300 has unique camera features of taking 8 picture frames/sec. resolution QHD 4.7″.

OMAP4 Smartwatch solution, System In Package (SiP) (OMAP5 option) integrated with NAND 512/256MB, LP SDRAM256/512MB,& IC TPS65950 from PRINCO Corp.

Posted by – August 11, 2013

Princo SiP module Total Solution provides SiP modules integrated with OMAP4, OMAP5 programming processors,Sigle Level Cell NAND 512/256MB Flash,power management IC TPS65950, Low Power SDRAM256/512MB. Integrates with 5ICs and 100 capacity comounds.This miniature module IC is designed to serve as a core building block for video-rich and graphics-rich multimedia applications.

Target applications include:
Smart Watch, Smart Phone, Tablet, Multimedia Players, Industrial PDA, Human Machine Interface, Hand held Computing Devices, Smart Control unit, Smart Toys, Industrial Control application and More….
PRINCO Corp. has established for 30 years and devoted in devlopment of very high density software for 12 yrs.

Features and Benefits:
1.High Performance with Low System Cost
● ARM Cortex-A8 core, 600/ 720 /800/1000 MHz.
● Easy-to-use. ( 423-pin, 0.8 mm BGA ball pitch)
● 4L-PCB design feasible.

2.with High Reliability
● 21mm ×21mm × 1.25mm
● Ideal for space-constrained handheld devices.
● Proven for industrial grade use.(-40℃ to 85℃)

3.Wireless Connectivity
● Proven Wifi/Bluetooth connectivity.
● GSM/GPRS/3G connectivity
● GPS module

4.Platform Supported
● WinCE.
● Linux-QT
● Android.
● H/W,S/W Reference Design and PCBA total solution available.

Reference Link:
http://www.princo.com.tw/www/module/english//

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chromecastcast.com Episode 4 – Live from China

Posted by – August 7, 2013

I’m hanging out with +Paul Terry Walhus of http://chromecastcast.com and +Chris Porter of http://cwporter.me talking about all the latest news around the Chromecast.