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$4 Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC now in full mass production tablets, my reports from range of factories and PCB design houses

Posted by – July 29, 2014

Over this past week, I filmed at some of the factories and PCB design houses that are ramping up mass production of their new Allwinner A33 with Mali400MP2 based tablet designs, including Yifang, Neostra, Aikun, Storex, ChipHD and iNet. Allwinner sells the complete SoC at only $4, to that the PCB designs and factories add all the other components that make up a tablet, reaching prices below $33 for 7" tablets with 1024x600 displays when bought in bulks of more than 5000 pieces (as you can see in the Neostra video). Allwinner positions their new A33 chipset as the new entry-level performance to be expected in the entry-level Android tablets to be sold worldwide. Not only improving the multi-core performance, Allwinner has also improved power consumption through optimizing the DDR RAM system, an advanced fabrication process, optimized DVFS technology, and a unique Talking Standby mode that allows extremely low power consumption during voice calls. Mali400MP2 GPU architecture. A33 is pin-compatible with A23 dual core, offers 1080p video playback and capture, Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280x800, SmartColor display technology and an Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec.

You can read more at the official Allwinner press release.

Geniatech Dragon Board for industrial use

Posted by – July 25, 2014

Geniatech shows off their new AmLogic S802 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based specialized set-top-box for industrial use cases, such as hotels, advertising, hospitality and other special use cases, includes special ports for programming. LVDS for the display, GPIO (General Input/Output), SATA, USB, and a lot more. Bringing Geniatech's Android solution for industrial use, half or a third of the price of x86 based PC devices. Geniatech also shows their compact DVB tuners, DVB-T, ISDB-T, ATSC and DVB-T2.

You can read more about Geniatech Dragon Board here: http://www.geniatech.com/dragon-board.asp

pcDuino8 Allwinner A80 development board

Posted by – July 23, 2014

pcDuino8 is one of the first Allwinner A80 development boards, targeted to be released soon commercially for around $99 according to demand, is a single board computer that bridges the open source software community and open source hardware community. Developers can build prototype with pcDuino and later go to production with pcDuono core board under a LinkSprite program called 'produce together'. You can also see my video with pcDuino at their Shenzhen Maker Space.

Website:
http://pcDuino.com
http://facebook.com/pcDuino

OCloud Allwinner A20 Thin Client

Posted by – July 22, 2014

http://www.ocloudtech.com/ shows off their Allwinner based Thin Client, spinned out of the pcDuino project filmed here which they are selling at about $200 each.

You can contact OCloud Tech here:
TEL: +086 0769 2307 9996
Email: henglai@ocloudtech.com
HTTP: http://www.ocloudtech.com

Aikun Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production

Posted by – July 21, 2014

Producing 1.3 Million tablets per year, with an annual turnover of above $40 Million, Aikun is ramping up mass production of their Allwinner A33 Tablets, they are one of the top Android tablet brands in markets like Argentina, Mexico and elsewhere.

You can contact Aikun here:
Email : celia@aikun-china.com / master@atek-china.com
Web : www.aikun-china.com
Tel.: (+86) 6110 2468 - 6110 2858
Fax.: (+86) 755 6110 2469 - 6110 2468
Factory Address:
A2 building, Lianhe Industrial Park, Fengtang Road,
Fuyong, Baoan, Shenzhen, China

Unuiga TV-Mounted Video-conferencing RK3188 Android Set-top-box

Posted by – July 12, 2014

Unuiga sells this RK3188 Powered TV-Mounted Android TV Box, configured for video-conferencing, with an RF Air Mouse (with built-in microphone and headphones), the back side includes 4 USB Host ports, HDMI port, AV Out, Optical out, Ethernet port, Dual-antenna, built-in front-facing video camera. Unuiga are working also on RK3288 at their PCB Design House and Factory and SMT. You can also watch this video about Unuiga's company history.

You can contact Unuiga here:

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 : www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976

Bluetimes cooperate with Realtek Realease wirless transmission solution based on RTD1185PA-GR & RTL8192DU/RTL8188CUS

Posted by – July 8, 2014

Bluetimes and Realtek launch a wireless transmission screen solution based on chip RTD1185 system & RTL8192DU or RTL8188CUS Wifi chipset. This works with consumer products such as computers, tablet, mobile phones and provides Miracast, DLNA, Intel WIDI to satisfy users for portable devices with larger screen with high quality and low latency between the wireless transmission of screen application demand.

bluetimes realtek

Advantages of this solution :

1. RTD1185 system chip and RTL8192DU double-frequency 2 x2 wi-fi chip set of wireless transmission solution to become the first screen Miracast certification test platform.

• 2. BOM highly integrated DDR (ETN, HDMI, 128 m).

• 3. Support on the market all the Wifi display technology: Intel WiDi, Miracast, DLNA, as well as the self-developed Airfun.

, 4. RTD1185 format for the whole decoding multimedia chip, IC leading manufacturer for the multimedia player, so-called Full hd media player can encode any formats with movie.

• 5. Membership Realtek netcom department, to provide a complete set of main chip and the Wifi chip solutions.

• 6. Strong BLUETIMES FAE engineering team to provide hardware/software engineering support.

bluetimes realtek

bluetimes realtek

• CPU: 500MHz

• HD MPEG 1/2/4 & HD JPEG Decoder

• HD H.264, VC1, RM/RMVB, AVS Decoder

• AV Streaming/Transmission via Ethernet & WiFi

• TV Encoder with CVBS/S- Video/YPbPr/SCART Out

• HDMI v1.3 with CEC

• I2S, SPDIF Out

• USB2.0 Host & PHY

• USB2.0 Device & PHY

• 10/100 Ethernet MAC & PHY

• Gigabit Ethernet MAC

• PCI-Express

• Card Reader (SD/MMC)

If you are interesting with Bluetimes Mircast Full hd media player or other product pls email sales1@ebluetimes.com. Direct phone line +86 755 27318811 to Alex Dou.

$69 Game Box X8 with Joystick from MeLE

Posted by – July 4, 2014

Latest android game box X8 with unique remote control and joystick from MeLE, it comes with 2G DDR3 RAM and 8GB ROM. It is powered by Allwinner A31 chipset and PowerVR SGX 544MP2. It comes with latest new shinning red casing and WiFi allowing you to enjoy games on TV at home. MeLE has already tuned and made 100 games compatible and workable on MeLE X8, they will keep working on that and will invite developers to support and benefit from it. For only 69 USD retail price, shipping since 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

$29 Wireless Audio Adapter from MeLE

Posted by – July 4, 2014

A brand new smart device from MeLE, the Wireless Audio Adapter. It is a bridge allowing for streaming music from phones, tablets to speakers and amplifers. It is all controlled by AirFun app on your mobile devices through 2.4G wireless, which is easy to setup and enjoy. There are audio output jack, micro USB host for charging and also USB 2.0 host for playing music from external USB drive. The sound is solid and stable. $29 is the suggested retail price.

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

ARM Seamless Smart Home IoT Connected Day demonstration

Posted by – June 23, 2014

ARM demonstrates what it will be like to have a Smart Home, some of how it'll feel like to have many different things in your home connected through Internet of Things to your Smartphone.