Category: OS

Intel x3 Sofia platform with ARM Mali400/450/720 GPU

Posted by – April 7, 2015

After spending Billions of dollars in the past year to buy market share in the tablet market, Intel’s mobile division reported an operating loss of $4.21 billion for 2014, Intel subsidized Shenzhen tablet design houses and factories, they probably want to stop that very expensive subsidy by trying to convince the design houses and factories to use Intel's next generation x86 platform which Intel may claim to not be requiring subsidies to buy market share anymore. Previously code-named Sofia, Intel's x3 platform is a two chip 3G solution using ARM Mali-400MP4 GPU in the Intel x3 C3130 dual-core, ARM Mali-450MP4 GPU in the quad-core Intel x3-C3230RK (marketed/designed with Rockchip) and 4G LTE with the ARM Mali-760MP2 GPU in the quad-core Intel x3 C3440. Will Intel manage to price their next generation x86 at MediaTek-like levels and will they really be able to keep design houses and factories interested if they stop subsidizing them, if they stop dumping the price and giving away their CPUs for free, giving factories PCB designs for free (reference design based), PCB and tablet productions subsidized, marketing subsidized, software development subsidized and etc? What is Intel's real potential market share in tablets and smartphones when they stop this subsidy? And why doesn't Intel just make more ARM devices in and out of their Fab like they did the Intel/Rockchip XMM6321 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 that I filmed here: http://armdevices.net/?s=XMM6321

Epudo Tablet Factory Tour

Posted by – April 7, 2015

Tour at the Epudo Tablet Factory in Dongguan China, with 300 workers making Tablets with Allwinner A33 and A83T in different sizes but mostly making Mp4 players on the day I was there.

You can contact Epudo here:
Epudo(DongGuan)Digtal Technology Co.,Ltd.
Tel:+86-755-23957462 23957383
Tel:+86-769-82085660 82085220 82085669
Sales@epudo.com
http://epudo.com

Epudo Latest Allwinner Tablets

Posted by – April 7, 2015

Epudo shows their latest Allwinner based tablets in 7", 9" with A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7, 9" A33, where Allwinner A33 Tablets are only $1 more than the dual-core A23 which makes the A33 the most popular Allwinner Tablet SoC at the moment.

You can contact Epudo here:
Epudo(DongGuan)Digtal Technology Co.,Ltd.
Tel:+86-755-23957462 23957383
Tel:+86-769-82085660 82085220 82085669
Sales@epudo.com
http://epudo.com

$45 UyeSee Hisilicon 3798M S1000 4K QuadCore Android TV Box

Posted by – April 7, 2015

UyeSee's HiSilicon 3798M Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based entry-level 4K capable Android Set-top-box with advanced multimedia playback. The price for mass orders can be delivered at below $45.

Specs:
- QuadCore ARM Cortex A7, 1.5GHz.
- QuadCore GPU Mali450,OpenGL ES2.0/1.1/1.0/ Open VG1.1, EGL
- USB3.0
- SECURE BOOT
- Video:
- H.265 MainProfile@L5.0 High-Tie
- H.264 BP/MP/HP@Level 5.0
- Full HD 3D MVC ,navigation
- MPEG1/MPEG2 SP@ML,MP@HL/MPEG4 SP@L0-3,ASP@L0-5,GMC/MPEG4 SHORT
- AVS@6.0,AVS-P16(AVS+)
- VP6/8
- 4K/2K Decoding
- HD AUDIO:DOLBY DTS

You can contact UyeSee here:
inquiry@uyesee.com
http://uyesee.com

Flyshark POS mobile for payments, with Magnetic, IC Credit Card Reader and NFC

Posted by – April 6, 2015

For the payments processing market, for small stores, guest houses, restaurants, any merchants receiving payments can use this POS phone. Flyshark Fleet Technology Co.,LTD has developed a POS smartphone, they claim that this is the first mobile POS phone model with PCI Security Standard, suitable for super market cashier; delivery courier; traveler; financial services, can support Magnetic Card Reader; IC Card Reader; Contactless Card Reader, supports Security standards PBOC/EMVL1&L2; PCI Standard; POS terminal security certificate. The phone features 5" display running on the MediaTek MT6582, 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash, 5.0M front/13.0M rear camera, android 4.4. The secure payments part runs on a Freescale K21 Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4 supporting Magnetic card reader: Integrated triple track (track 1, 2, 3), Contactless EMV, Dual PSAMs card and IC card reader: EMV L1 & L2.

You can contact Flyshark here:
Ms Mary, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13714507573
Phone: +86 755 89485250
Email: sales@flyshark.mobi; manager@flyshark.mobi
WhatsApp: +86 13714507573
Facebook: Flyshark.ilepo@gmail.com
http://www.flyshark.mobi

HDMI 1080p Recording on UyeSee Mstar9180 T4000 4K Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Android TV Box

Posted by – April 1, 2015

UyeSee shows their new Mstar9180 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Android Set-top-box with 1080p Video recording function from any HDMI source. It can playback H265 in 4K at 30fps and all other codecs also including BDISO.

Specs:
- QuadCore A9 Cortex A9 1.5GHz.
- Mali450 4P 3D GPU
- HEVC
-4K@30FPS.
- Great performance for video and audio decoding
- HD audio Support
- HDMI in Recording in 1080p resolution with different resolution
- TimeShift 
-Scheduled Recording 
-USB3.0/5G WIFI/BLUETOOTH 4.0 
- BDISO, Navigation Menu.

To know more: http://www.uyesee.com
Business inquiry: inquiry@uyesee.com

SDMC Factory Tour, Set-top-box Digital TV Solution Provider

Posted by – March 31, 2015

SDMC is a digital TV end-to-end solution provider in China who offers three product lines: Smart STBs (latest generation IPTV & OTT & Hybrid Set Top Boxes), Smart Hotel Solutions and OTT Management System. SDMC cooperates with popular CAS (Novel-Super, Conax), and middleware (HbbTV, Beenius, Comigo, SmartVOD, etc.) companies; and sells its products to cable, satellite, terrestrial, and telecommunications operators around the world.

You can contact SDMC here:
Headquarter:
Tel: +86-755-86018266
Address: 7F, W2-A, Hi-Tech.Industrial Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Postcode: 518027
International Business Department:
Tel:+86-755-86016391
Email: info@sdmctech.com
http://en.sdmctech.com/

Geniatech Net TV Universal Digital TV Streamer, Multimedia Home Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater

Posted by – March 27, 2015

Geniatech is releasing Net.TV, their smallest stand alone Digital Network TV Tuner Design serving worldwide all digital TV (DVB-T2, DVB-S2, ATSC, ISBT) on FTA basis. The Net.TV streams live TV right into home networks and supports any connected smart devices (Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC, Mac), based on iOS, Mac, Android and Windows. In addition Geniatech Net.TV serves up to two devices simultaneously, as they can watch and enjoy different TV channels at the same time (same frequency required). Net.TV also has a built-in router and access point Access point (AP). Supports Internet modem to the WAN/LAN Port of the Net.TV, then smart devices can gain internet access and watch TV channels at the same time. If a single Wi-Fi Router is not enough to cover all the places in the home or office, Net TV can become the wireless Wi-Fi Repeater to extend home Wi-Fi coverage. Geniatech Net TV built-in firmware encloses several user friendly built-in wizards to configure router and access point network capabilities. Net.TV is Geniatech's attempt at an All-in-One Solution, which serve home entertainment as a Universal Digital Network TV Streamer, Multimedia Gateway, Wi-Fi Router, Wi-Fi Access Point & Wi-Fi Repeater.

In this video, Geniatech also shows Kodi Version 14.1 (XBMC Reloaded, HEVC, H.265, Digital Tuner, Network Tuner). Geniatech`s is releasing their new Version of KODI 14.1 (XMBC) for all Amlogic SoC Platforms, as for all Geniatech Android TV BOX/HDMI Dongles based on Dual Core (MX8726) as well for all quad core platform (S802, S805, S812). Both platforms take advantage of 100% hardware acceleration enabled for Encoding and Decoding Multimedia Content (Movies, Music, Pictures) up to 4K. To bring it also to the highest level Geniatech's Kodi 14.1 supports native HEVC H.265 hardware decoding at up to 4K for all HEVC H.265 enabled platforms (S802:720p, S805:1080p, S812:4K). As Geniatech is the leading ODM/OEM for any kind of USB digital Tuner for all OS Platforms (iOS/Mac OS/Android OS/Windows OS) to support all smart devices such as Smartphone, Tablet, Android TV, Smart TV, PC and Mac, Geniatech built into his Kodi 14.1 Release the direct hardware USB digital TV Tuner support for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S2, DVB-C, ISBT and ATSC, as well for all Geniatech Hybrid (with tuner) Android TV BOX Solutions as well for all Geniatech USB digital TV Dongle Solution. On top of this, Geniatech`s Kodi 14.1 can share this digital TV Tuner into/to your home Network, to access the Digital Tuner from anywhere at home via your home WLAN / Lan Network. To do so therefore Geniatech is providing the necessary APP/APK for all iOS and Android Platforms to tune the channels, enjoy live TV with EPG, and at the same time you watch live TV on/with XBMC as well with the tablet / Smartphone (using same frequency).

Free Electrons Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys Karim Yaghmour at Atmel booth at Embedded World 2015

Posted by – March 26, 2015

In this interview, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys founder Karim Yaghmour exchange some thoughts about embedded Linux vs. Android, and then Thomas moves on to describe in more details the activities of the embedded Linux services company Free Electrons. Both Free Electrons and Opersys are unique amongst others things by the fact that they provide all their training materials freely on the web! Thomas also discusses the numerous Linux kernel contributions made by Free Electrons, which is ranked the 7th contributing company for the next Linux kernel release, in number of patches, an impressive result for a 9 persons business: Free Electrons has developed a core expertise in pushing the support for ARM processors to the upstream Linux kernel. More specifically, the work done by Free Electrons engineers on Atmel ARM platforms is presented, since Free Electrons was demonstrating an Atmel SAMA5D3 platform with a brand new DRM/KMS graphics driver that has been developped by Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon and recently merged in Linux 4.0.

Radxa Rock2 RK3288 development board

Posted by – March 26, 2015

This is the Radxa Rock2 on Rockchip RK3288 quad-core ARM Cortex-A17, still being optimized for release at http://radxa.com/Rock2 it's configured as a SoM (System on Module) board with a choice of two base boards with more or less connectors and with that SoM module swappable. Tyler Baker of the Linaro LAVA team talks about the connectors and how Linaro is integrating this into http://kernelci.org which you can hear about at http://armdevices.net/2015/02/28/kernelci-org-upstream-kernel-validation-project/