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$65 Merrii A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Development Board

Posted by – May 8, 2014

The A20 Hummingbird Development Board was introduced last November by Merrii, compared with that, the new A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Board has better performance. The A31 Hummingbird Development System is a mini board based on A31, there are two USB hosts, an OTG, a Gigabit Ethernet as well as line in and HDMI HD video output. Support VGA, CVBS input, MIPI interface, these parts are all integrated on the motherboard which is only slightly larger than a A5 paper. It has all the basic functions of a PC when connect TV and keyboard, such as spreadsheets, word processing, play games and HD videos etc.

1. Advantages of A31 Hummingbird:

1. Slightly larger than A20 Hummingbird.
2. Android 4.4 and Linux 3.3 for development
3. Various interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet, BT, HMDI, mini USB OTG, CVBS, Line in, YPbPr input
4. Fully open source code and image.

The Allwinner A31 processor is a Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 equipped with a Power VR SGX544MP2 GPU. In addition, the highest A31 support 3840×1080 video encoding and decoding.

2. Highlights of A31 Hummingbird:

1. 4Kx2K video playback.,
2. Quad-core PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
3. MIPI Camera.
4. 15w*2 / 10w+2 amplifier on board.
5. Super stand-by function when power is lower than 0.5w.
6. Supports larger screen and multi-touch.
7. Support VGA/CVBS-IN
8. support dual-channel DDR, dual-channel NAND flash

3. Difference between A31-Humingbird and A20-Humminbird

1. Supports 3G Modules
2. Quad-core processors
3. Has VGA interface
4. More interfaces can be extended

You can buy the Merrii A31 Quad Core Hummingbird Kit Here on their Aliexpress Store now available for $70 (+ $20 shipping)!

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person: Danielle
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT:812
E-mail: hd@merrii.com

Digital Signage Board and Industry Core Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: (+86)755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL: (+86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Merrii A31 Hummingbird Development Board

Merrii A31 Hummingbird Development Board

ARM for Networking, Linaro Networking Group, OpenDataPlane, SDN, NFV

Posted by – May 6, 2014

Bob Monkman, Networking Segment Marketing Manager for ARM, shares his view on some of the essential value propositions of the ARM ecosystem that are driving the adoption of the ARM architecture in networking infrastructure. In addition, Bob speaks about trends such as Software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that driving significant change in the sector and how the Linaro Networking Group is contributing important work, including the proposed standard data plane programming API project, OpenDataPlane, in the space.

Unuiga Factory Tour, HDMI Sticks, TV Box and Tablets

Posted by – May 6, 2014

Unuiga shows around their Factory assembling RK3188 HDMI Sticks, RK3188 Set-top-boxes and they are making RK3028 Tablets also, all branded by their customers asking them to make custom products for them. This video also features Quality Inspection of color, sound, burning test, display, connectors, PCB, manufacturing 3 thousand HDMI Sticks in one day in this factory. They are soon about to be able to manufacture RK3288 HDMI Sticks and TV Boxes here also. You can also watch my videos at the Unuiga SMT Line, PCB Design House and videos with Steven Ching about Uniga’s Product Portfolio Planning and the 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

Onyx Boox T68 1440×1080 Android E Ink E-reader

Posted by – May 3, 2014

Onyx showing their new e-readers line called Boox. The new Boox readers come in different screen sizes. One of them has 6.8″ e-ink display with 1440 x 1080 resolution, is powered by Freescale i.MX6 and runs Android 4.0. Another one has a 9.7″ e-ink display with 1200 x 825 resolution that runs Android 4.0.

You can watch my previous Onyx videos here: R&D Headquarters Tour (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

You can Contact Onyx International (please only for serious buyers/importers worldwide):
Kim
Onyx International Inc.
Skype: Onyxkim
www.onyx-international.com
kim@onyx-international.com

99€ GoClever Quantum 700M

Posted by – May 1, 2014

Goclever introducing their new Android tablet. This tablet has a 7″ screen with 1024 x 600 resolution and is powered by a MT8312 CPU. This device offers 3G connectivity and has a single SIM slot. The Quantum 700M is expected to be in market soon for around 99€.

Shenzhen Ptah Factory Tour, Smartwatches, Smart Home, Air Mouse

Posted by – April 28, 2014

Shenzhen Ptah Technology Co.,Ltd is a software and hardware design house located in Shenzhen that also includes a small factory, now outputting an Air Mouse, but also assembling Smartwatches. In this video Tour at the Ptah Factory and Design House, Overseas Sales Manager Fessmin Zhan shows their upcoming sub-$100 MT6572 Android Smartwatch, their cheap Bluetooth Smartwatch, their $15 Smart Home WiFi solution with Set-top-box that learns user habits to improve the Smart Home.

You can contact Shenzhen Ptah here:

Fessmin Zhan (Overseas sales manager)
Shenzhen Ptah Technology Co.,Ltd
T:0755-2795 6729 F:0755 2997 0821 Cell:180 3811 3951
Skype: fessmin.zhan
Email: fessmin@szpodoor.com
www.szpodoor.com
4th Floor,Bao’he Business Bldg., 74 Area, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Goclever INSIGNIA 785 PRO, Windows 8.1 Intel tablet

Posted by – April 24, 2014

Goclever shows their latest Intel powered ipad-mini style tablet, the INSIGNIA 785 PRO. The INSIGNIA 785 PRO is powered by a 2.0Ghz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 CPU, has a 7.85″ 1024 x 768 resolution IPS display and costs 199 euro. The other Goclever Intel tablet introduced in this video is an 10.1″ tablet powered by Intel Processor. The tablet comes with a magnetic detachable origami-style case with keyboard and touchpad.

$98 pcDuino Allwinner A20 development board at Maker Space Shenzhen

Posted by – April 23, 2014

pcDuino is an Allwinner A20-based development board targetted at education and hackers, it can run Android and Ubuntu among other. It has HDMI, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash, and hardware headers interface compatible with Arduino (14xGPIO, 2xPWM, 6xADC, 1xUART, 1xSPI, 1xI2C). pcDuino can be used to teach Python, C and other things. pcDuino provides a Maker Space in Shenzhen where hackers and enthusiasts can come to hack some things based on the pcDuino. The pcDuino team will also be releasing an Allwinner A80 based development board in May. You can learn more about it at http://pcduino.com and http://learn.linksprite.com

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick and Set-top-box

Posted by – April 22, 2014

Shenzhen Sunchip shows their RK3288 based HDMI Stick and Set-top-box PCB, the hardware is ready, they just need another month or so for the software to be ready and optimized. We’re talking Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 (according to Rockchip and posters), Mali-T674 GPU. Sunchip sells about 30K HDMI Sticks and Set-top-boxes per month. I will look for the Chrome OS based RK3288 HDMI Stick, check http://ARMdevices.net for news on that. You can also watch my videos filmed at the Sunchip HDMI Stick heaquarters in Shenzhen (2, 3, 4)

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick Sunchip RK3288 Set-top-box Sunchip RK3288 Set-top-box

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

You can contact Sunchip here:
Kobe Chen
kobe@sunchip-tech.com
http://sunchip-tech.com

49€ Goclever Chronos Smartwatch

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Goclever is a Polish company who sold 1 million Android devices last year and plans to more than double that this year. The Goclever Chronos Smartwatch is just about to be launched for 49€ and features basic Bluetooth 4.0 Notifications for Calls, Email, SMS and Calendar. The Goclever team has finished working on hardware and is working on software to make this smartwatch compatible with many devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 LE like some Samsung and Apple devices as well as to support all of MediaTek and Broadcom. The Chronos has an always-on display and the battery lasts for up to 150 days. Goclever sells their products throughout Europe. Chronos smartwatch will cost only 49€ or 199 polish zloty.