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Pipo P1, first RK3288 Tablet on the market

Posted by – August 17, 2014

Pipo P1 is the First RK3288 product released on the market, Retina display, dual cameras 2M+8M with auto focus, quick boot-up Android 4.4 Multi-window function, 4K video decode, 3G built-in (optional), GPS, Gyro-senser, E-compass, Antutu benchmark more than 40K.

Pipo website: http://pipo.cn/en/

Merrii Allwinner A80 OptimusBoard development board now shipping!

Posted by – August 16, 2014

Merrii shows their A80 OptimusBoard, now shipping at their aliexpress.com store provides Android4.4.2 and Linux 3.4.39 support. Merrii OptimusBoard is a mini board based on Allwinner A80 SoC, with two USB hosts, an USB 3.0 OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI, BT4.0, line in and HDMI output, EDP, LVDS/RGB LCD and GMA. Allwinner A80 applies the UltraOcta core ARM big.LITTLE Cortex-A15/A7 structure, combining the performance of ARM Cortex-A15 and the energy-saving aspects of ARM Cortex-A7 with PowerVR G6230 GPU to not only improve system performance, but also to support advanced gaming support. In addition, A80 supports 4K*2K@30fps decoding, 4K*2K@30fps encoding and FHD 1080p@120fps encoding.

Structure of A80

Specs:

CPU Octa-core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7

GPU PowerVR 64core G6230 GPU Comply with OpenGL ES 3.0/2.0/1.1 OpenCL 1.1 Direct 9.3

Video UHD H.264/VP8 4k*2k@30fps video decoding Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4 SP/ASP GMC, H.263, H.264 BP/MP/HP, VP8, WMV9/VC-1, Jpeg/Mjpeg, etc. 264 High Profile 4096*2048@30fps、 1080p@120fps or 720p@240fps, H.265/VP9 1080P@30fps video playback, H.264/VP8 4K*2K@30fps video capture, 3840x1080@30fps 3D encoding/decoding, BD/SBS/TAB/FP supported, Comply with RTSP, HTTP,HLS,RTMP,MMS streaming media protocols

Display Support multi-channel HD display, Integrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter, RGB/LVDS/EDP LCD interface, Dual-channel LVDS 1920*1080@60fps

Camera Integrated parallel and MIPI I/F sensor, Support 8/10/12-bit YUV/Bayer sensor, Support 5M/8M/12M/16M CMOS sensor

Memory RAW NAND Flash controller with 72-bit ECC, Dual-channel DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR2 controller,up to 8G

Audio Integrated digital audio interface

OS Android 4.4.2 、linux3.4.39

Driver support: LCD, Touch Screen, UART, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, EDP, etc Support from Nand/eMMC Flash, SD card startup guide. Default Android4.4 system, and provide Linux 3.4 source code

You can contact Merrii here:
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

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick and Set-top-box

Posted by – August 14, 2014

Sunchip has RK3288 working on HDMI Stick and TV Box, implementing different user interfaces according to customer requirements, supporting RK3288 on HDMI Stick and Set-top-box designs, ready for mass production by the end of August with the Set-top-box being ready a bit earlier than the HDMI Stick.

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

Pipo RK3288 Tablets now shipping! Pipo P1, Pipo P4 and more!

Posted by – August 13, 2014

Pipo has the first Rockchip RK3288 Tablets released on the market. The Pipo P1 is for sale right now on the web you can find out more about it at http://www.pipo.cn/En/index.php?m=Product&a=show1&id=329&type=2 Pipo P4 8.9" FHD with RK3288 is also starting to ship out right now this week. Both P1 and P4 comes with a built-in 3G option. Pipo has 2 other imminent RK3288 tablets and a RK3288 TV Box about to be released. Pipo also uses MediaTek Octa Core for 3G-enabled 6.4" 7" phablets and the popular Pipo T10 8.9" FHD with 12 hours battery life. Pipo also is a leader in the x86 Windows based tablet market with a 8" Windows x86 tablet.

Find out more about Pipo here: http://pipo.cn/en/

Bluetimes shows Realtek 1195 for H265 4K USB3 Gigabit HDMI in/out Android TV Box

Posted by – August 12, 2014

Bluetimes makes set-top-boxes based AmLogic, Rockchip and now also shows their new Realtek 1195 ARM based Set-top-box solution to be priced from $29 to $69 to be releases soon for HD Media Player, OTT streaming player, Android TV box, Miracast wireless Display Adaptor and more. Realtek 1195 features 4K H265 decoding, FHD decoding and encoding with multiple formats, wireless and wired Networking, Hdmi receiver. You can watch my Bluetimes Factory Tour video here.

bluetimes realtek

Advantages of Bluetimes Realtek 1195 Android TV Box:

1. 4K2K H265 Full HD support 3D de-interlacing video scaling up to 4k2k

2. By Realtek Audio DSP and Bluetimes design DAC with Hifi sound support DTSHD,True HD and Dolby Digital Plus and other popular formats .VEDIO and Audio Dsp with HW acceleration .

3. Bluetimes Realtek 1195 support HDMI in And with USB3.0Host/Device .support HDMI with HDCP

4. Integrates Gigabit Lan and support NAS function .

5. 7.1ch down-mix

6. XBMC hardware encoding

If you are interested in more information about Bluetimes Set top Box based AmLogic, Rockchip and Realtek based products pls email sales@ebluetimes.com OEM/ODM inquiries are welcome.

$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