Via Labs shows their USB Hub and controller which is in the Nintendo Switch docking station and they show how they make similar hubs for other types of devices as well. The Nintendo Switch uses VLI’s Hub controller (VL210 USB 3.0 1x SS, 3x HS Hub controller) lasts 2.5-3 hours undocked when playing games. In order to extend the playing games time for better gaming experience, VLI has developed an intelligently exclusive turnkey as below:
All-In- One Technology Demonstrator
- Standard USB-C Power Bank: VP242 (USB-C Power Bank DRP Controller)
- USB PD Wall Adapter: VP300 (USB PD Wall Adapter)
- Switch Docking Station: VL212 (USB 3.1 Gen 1 PD Hub (1x SS, 3x HS))
- VP230/VP231 (TCPC for UFP/DFP)
HDMI 2.1 supports 4K120 and 8K60 uncompressed over a new 48Gbps cable, even supporting up to 10K 120fps compressed. HDMI 2.1 also supports Dynamic HDR, eARC and Game Mode VVR. Dynamic HDR enables variable HDR on a scene-by-scene even frame-by-frame basis. eARC enables object-based 3D audio. Game Mode VRR features variable refresh rate, which enables a GPU to display the image at the moment it is rendered for more fluid and better detailed gameplay, reducing or eliminating lag, stutter, and frame tearing.
AU Optronics R&D Manager JJ Lih presents some of AUO's latest displays such as their 5" 1280x720 Foldable Touch AMOLED, 1.4" and 1.2" High Resolution True Circular small bezel AMOLED 454x454 for the Smartwatch industry, 5.5" FHD Super Narrow Border 0.4mm LTPS LCD, 3.5" 480x320 Plastic Flexible Conformable LCD to be available on the market within one year. 12.3" FHD AMOLED for in-car Cluster, 12.3" Free-form LTPS LCD for in-car Cluster. 9" 1280x800 Curved LCD. 8.9" Free-form LCD for Rear-view Mirror. 15.6" QHD 120Hz LTPS LCD for Gaming. 13.3" 4K Ultra-low Power LTPS LCD using lower 15hz frequency. 13.3" 4K Ultra Narrow Border 1.5mm LTPS LCD. 15.6" 4K Ultra Narrow Border 2mm LTPS LCD. AUO also shows their 240Hz World's Highest Refresh Rate Gaming PC Monitor.
AMD RYZEN is being released in March 2017. The AMD Socket RYZEN brings higher x86 core count 8 Core/16 thread processors to the mainstream. AMD RYZEN promises a 40% gain in IPC over AMD Excavator. AMD Vega is AMD's successor to AMD Polaris. AMD Vega is targeted towards high performance graphics applications such as 4K gaming.
3drudder offers virtual reality controls that can be controlled using your feet. The device controls your characters movement without you having to move yourself. The device can be easily implemented in video games and can either emulate PC keyboard controls or joystick input. The price of the controller is $199.
Trying out Space Pirate Trainer on the HTC Vive at the Sandisk booth.
RiftCat out of Poland is showing off VRidge which enables users to Play any PC VR game on a $1 Google Cardboard or on any Smartphone based VR headset. It works over Wi-Fi, by USB cable. It works with for example Steam VR, this is a cheap alternative to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. They encode and decode the video game and VR content from the PC over to the Phone. They can even suggest a DIY infrared tracker, leapmotion, and other to also support head-tracking.
ATgames shows their ARM Powered video game streaming platform, streaming retro games and any game, their game broadcasting platform runs on the ARM Cortex-A15 server chip previously developed by Calxeda. The Zuma service client captures screenshots from a user which is then uploaded to their server. They also have on display the consoles, one being a handheld Sega/Atari console running on ARM Cortex-A7, and a Sega Genesis console running on ARM Cortex-A9. The company has apps for both Windows and Android.
Tour of the Allwinner showroom at China Sourcing Fair 2016, with Damien from the Allwinner Business Development group (industry insiders can contact him at Damien@allwinnertech.com), showing the latest products powered by Allwinner on the market, such as the Phoenix OS based Laptop, Double OS (dual UI of Android) for 2-in-1 market developed in partnership with the Phoenix OS team, the latest Android Marshmallow tablets, including the Aikun Morphus X300 powered by Allwinner. Here also are presented the latest Allwinner powered all-in-one VR devices starting with Allwinner A33 and support for A83T and A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Allwinner also shows some Smart Home IoT type products powered by Allwinner such as smart vacuum cleaner, smart home robot and smart wifi speaker (Amazon Alexa or Google Home possibly possible), talking about next year's successor of the Allwinner A33 for the tablet market, which they might do on a lower nanometer to lower power consumption and optimize the low-cost Tablet market further. Allwinner shows some of their Phablets released in partnership with qualcomm, where Allwinner is helping to get shipped Qualcomm based LTE tablets on Snapdragon 200 and 400 series working with the design houses and factories in Shenzhen to get them done more. Allwinner has a big position in the auto market with after market smart Android powered smart mirrors, smart car dashboard and Smart car-dvr products which are quite popular in China, adding object recognition, car parking support, lane departure and car distance alerts and more. Allwinner is also in Drones with their camera chip, in E Ink Android based e-readers, smart speakers (with multi-room sync), and web-TV Karaoke tablets popular in the Chinese market.
Aikun has patented the Morphus X300 design, and is happy to see Nintendo join them in the same direction for the future of gaming. Aikun encourages Nintendo to reach out and to officially release all the back-catalog of Nintendo games from Gamecube, N64, SNES, NES officially into the Google Play, into an officially Nintendo-supported 3D-display enabled, controller optimized Nintendo games emulator for Android. For example, Nintendo could offer a $5/month or $10/month fee for unlimited gaming on Android/Switch, that could be perfect, and it could be very lucrative for Nintendo, to make all their games compatible with the 3 Billion Android devices that are shipped every year. We definitely expect that Nintendo Switch is also Android based and offers an LTE Sim card slot version, also possibly leading the way for a Nintendo Phone, Nintendo HDMI Stick TV Dongle and more. Android Smart TVs could have the Nintendo Switch Android app pre-loaded (with a 3-months free trial). Nintendo should also program and release all their Nintendo Switch games to be compatible with all modern Android devices, not to only run on Nintendo's own hardware. Game developers only need to program their games once for Android, and that should make the games also available on all other Android devices shipped in the world. At the same time also Nintendo can release high quality well designed side game controller Bluetooth accessories to be used using with any sized smartphone and with any tablet, to add high quality game controls on each side of any Android or iOS device. Right now, Aikun encourages all gaming fans to consider buying the Aikun Morphus X300 which is immediately available on https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017CWO2CK and on http://aikun.co/index.php?ac=article&at=list&tid=114 (with Amazon.com ($249), Amazon.de (249€), Amazon.fr (249€) and Amazon.jp (28999¥) links and stock to be available by November)