More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!
MeLE releases their new model of EZCast dongle MeLE Cast S3, follow on to their popular S1 dongle from earlier this year. It shows much enhanced performance for WiFi signal due to its external antenna and maintains the chocolate design with a slight change of the shape. It supports Miracast, AirPlay, AirMirroring and DLNA by EZCast app on your phone, tablet or PC. First mass production was launched since the middle of November 2014. MeLE Cast S3 can be ordered for $29 at http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/MeLE-Cast-S3-Miracast-Dongle-EZCast-AirPlay-DLNA-Stream-Media-Player-External-WiFi-Antenna-HDMI-1080P/715968_2054293359.html
You can contact MeLE here:
Mason Tong, Sales Director
Mobile: +86-132 6816 6362
Isaac Long, Sales Manager, Brand Developement for oversea market
Mobile: +86 186 7551 2024
Leo Owyang, Account Manager, OEM & ODM brand for oversea market
Mobile: +86 159 8952 0320
As Rockchip is ramping up the output of their new RK3288 processor, this is the official presentation video for the Rockchip RK3288 processor. Some of the advantages highlighted are 10-second boot time, Fast app loading, Multi-window UI, Fast Web browsing, up to 2560x1600 display, H265 4K playback, 4K HDMI2.0 at 60fps, Turstzone PlayReady HDCP Widevine DRM, Dolby audio, 13 Megapixel back camera and some of the Mali-T764 GPU features such as Transaction Elimination, Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression, ARM Frame Buffer Compression, Stereoscopic 3D Game Driver and the POP-Star Searching Entertainment Engine. You can read more about it at http://www.rock-chips.com/a/en/products/RK32_Series/2014/0504/484.html and you can watch all the RK3288 videos that I posted thus far at http://armdevices.net/?s=RK3288
Sunchip presents their latest Rockchip RK3288 HDMI Stick, Allwinner A80 Set-top-box, AmLogic S812 Set-top-box and more. Minimum orders are 500. Android 5.0 Lollipop and Chrome OS are going to be supported on most of these boxes too.
You can contact Sunchip here:
Shenzhen Sunchip Technology Co., Ltd
Kobe Chen, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13751103656
Phone: +86 755 26733959
Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner's first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.
Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC's 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology's PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner's next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner's latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.
Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.
According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration
Shenzhen Bluetimes Technology Co Ltd presents their latest Set-top-boxes (contact below for samples) such as Realtek RTD1195 ($30-$60 depending on designs for samples), Rockchip RK3288 ($50 samples in HDMI Stick), AmLogic M802 ($79 on Bluetimes B2C websites (2)) and Allwinner A80 Set-top-boxes (samples to be available for $80 next month).
You can contact Bluetimes here to enquire about distribution and to buy samples of these (please only contact them if you are a serious potential distributor):
Selina Song, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15889676443
Phone: +86 755 27319033 ext: 8012
Measy makes a Amlogic M802 based Android set top box with a Windows 8 like interface capable of outputting 4k called the B4A. The B4A sells for 70 USD for 1,000 pieces. Measy also makes accessories such as a bluetooth security device, a wireless touch keyboard, and a mhl adapter. Allwinner makes an HDMI stick with an Allwinner A31s processor and a hdmi stick with miracast functionality.
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UyeSee is an A/V device maker, designing and manufacturing multimedia players, OTT boxes, WiFi Streaming Devices using RockChip, MSTAR and Hisilicon. In this video, Ryan from Uyesee describes their roadmap, including High End Android TV Boxes on RK3288, MSTAR9180 with Quad Core/4K/HEVC/HDMI input, Low End TV Box solutions using Hisilicon 3798m, featuring QuadCore A7 /4K/HEVC and also Low End in Mstar 9260 featuring QuadCore A7 /4K/HEVC also. Previously they made RK3188/RK3066 in boxes or HDMI Sticks. Uyesee also works in WiFi A/V Streaming with their SoundMate that does CD Quality wifi music streaming using FLAC and with MultiRoom streaming support.
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.
Bluetimes cooperate with Realtek Realease wirless transmission solution based on RTD1185PA-GR & RTL8192DU/RTL8188CUS
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.
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.
• 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
• Card Reader (SD/MMC)