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Mele 4K Player, Allwinner A31 based

Posted by – January 4, 2014

Mele shows off 4K video playback on their Linux (not yet Android based) Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Set-top-box. Playing back specific codecs, bitrates, framerates, 30fps for now. Mele also shows OTT video-on-demand support. Mele also shows their new Telechips dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with full multimedia playback including the Blu-ray ISO files support, thus supporting all the video playback.

Nizar Romdhane, ARM Director of Media Processor Ecosystem, working with Game Engine, GPU Compute

Posted by – December 30, 2013

ARM works with the ecosystem to support the game developers to take optimally advantage of the ARM Mali Graphics, GPU Compute. ARM is to be in the core of the future of Gaming. Already dominating in Smartphones and Tablets, most Smart TVs and Set-top-boxes also use ARM, most of them are becoming Home Consoles now also, quickly closing the gap with home consoles (from Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft). In the very near future, we will probably see most high-end video games running on ARM Powered devices. Here showing the Unity Engine running at 1080p smoothly at full framerates on Exynos5420 with ARM Mali-T628 with OpenGL ES 3.0. Working closely with developers, working closely with Google collaborating on the tools for development of advanced video games. Supporting the most advanced video-games on the latest Android.

James Bruce, ARM Director of Mobile Strategy, talks Next Generation Smartphones

Posted by – December 29, 2013

James Bruce talks newly announced ARM Mali-T720 for Entry-level and new ARM Mali-T760 for High-end devices. ARM Mali-T720 brings GPU Compute OpenGL ES 3.0 to the entry level smartphone in the next 18-24 months. AmLogic now ships Mali-T450 in their new M802 chip. James Bruce talks further of what ARM can do for the user experience, talks designing benchmarks to measure the performance of the user experience vs certain benchmarks measuring things that aren’t relevant to the user experience. The ARM Architecture ecosystem is amazing, for example, in Q2 2013, there were more ARM Cortex-A5 devices shipped than all x86 PC/Laptops combined in that quarter.

Geniatech dual-boots Linux with Qt UI on their AmLogic based Set-top-boxes

Posted by – December 19, 2013

Geniatech engineer shows how they support dual-booting to some basic Linux from the SD card on several of the Geniatech Android Set-top-boxes, going back to their single-core AmLogic M3 based Set-top-boxes and also to their new ones. Geniatech tries or wants to provide everything open source and unlock their Set-top-boxes so for users who want a cheap ARM Powered Linux box, they can use Geniatech for that also.

Pipo M8HD, 10.1″ 1920×1200, RK3188, 2GB RAM

Posted by – December 18, 2013

Pipo shows their Pipo M8HD 10.1″ Full HD Rockchip RK3188 Tablet, 2GB RAM, started to ship around October 2013, competes with Nexus 10 and the price is about half of Nexus 10 and about 30% of the latest iPad. 5 megapixel back camera with flash. The multi-window Android user interface option also comes included, being developed by Rockchip. The possible retail price is $169€.

Shenzhen Geniatech CEO Interview, AmLogic Android TV Set-top-box Innovation Leader

Posted by – December 10, 2013

Shenzhen Geniatech http://geniatech.com was founded by Mr Fang 16 years ago and is one of the world’s early Multimedia Set-top-box makers. Starting since 4 years ago doing ARM based Set-top-boxes, Geniatech is now the world’s leader using the latest AmLogic multimedia optimized ARM Processors, getting early access to AmLogic alpha development, being able to optimize the multimedia functionality, supporting all audio and video codecs, implementing innovative features that other Set-top-box makers don’t support. For example 4K2K decoding, open source, many licences including Adobe and with a strong support team in Shanghai. The use of ARM Powered Android for TV Set-top-boxes is a high potential high growth market, many competitors are trying to use Android on the Set-top-box, as Google TV is turning into Android TV, Geniatech still has very big room for innovation into implementing Android on the TV Box, doing more customization based on Android and AmLogic’s latest SoC, porting DRM, NFC Driver support on USB, Zigbee driver and more differentiation based on different kind of accessories for example microphone on remote control also TV Tuner USB Dongle, HDMI loop-through input functionality, able to release private API on CEC HDMI Control Interface, IR Blaster, Bluetooth etc enabling customers to develop B2B applications on top of Geniatech’s platform. For example hotel VOD, Games and more.

Onyx Shenzhen R&D Headquarters Tour, E Ink Android Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite Product Manager, Device Driver Engineer

Posted by – December 9, 2013

Onyx International shows the first ARM Cortex-A9 Android 4.0 E Ink e-reader in the world at their Shenzhen R&D Headquarter. Onyx is able to do custom designs for Android based e-readers, engineering new features, designing new devices, enabling E Ink alternatives to Amazon Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Providing the fastest yet Android support on E Ink. Watch in this video filmed at the Onyx Headquarters in Shenzhen China, how the Onyx teams of engineers do their innovative work.

Pipo U7 MT8389 3G-dual-sim with phone function tablet Q7903M

Posted by – December 6, 2013

Pipo releases this Ultra-U7 tablet, with the same 7.85″ display as on iPad Mini, it’s with the 1.2Ghz MediaTek MT8389 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB RAM, with 3G dual-sim calling functionality, selling at retail price of 999rmb in China ($164) the retail price target may be below $199€ in USA/Europe (consider import taxes etc). It also includes an excellent back-facing 8megapixel camera with auto-focus and flashlight.

You can read more about it here: http://pipo.com.cn/product.php?id=127

ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) Training Exam

Posted by – December 3, 2013

Chris Shore, ARM Training and Education Manager and Daniel Dearing, ARM Engineering Qualifications Manager talk about the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer Exam, having provided day-long training sessions for spreading information about accreditation for engineers working with the ARM ecosystem.

Read more at http://www.arm.com/support/arm-accredited-engineer-program/accreditations/arm-accredited-mcu-engineer/

Geniatech PT115 Pad TV Tuner, add DVB-T to all Android devices

Posted by – December 2, 2013

Geniatech releases the Pad TV Tuner, a very small Micro USB device that works in any Android device that support OTG on the Micro-USB port. You just plug it in and it automatically works with the Geniatech DVB-T Tuner Android app.

You can find out more about it at http://www.geniatech.com/pa/pt115m.asp