Category: OS

Octa-Core CPU Performance/Power Tuning on the Allwinner A80T

Posted by – July 18, 2014

This video shows one of the automated performance testing tools used during A80’s big.LITTLE tuning process. big.LITTLE is an innovative technology used to balance Cortex-A7’s low power with Cortex-A15’s high performance. An important part of the tuning process is frequent regression testing – that is, checking how performance and power consumption are affected by firmware updates. In this video, a simple automated benchmark test is running after a firmware update.

Quick-and-dirty tests like these allow software engineers to more efficiently check system performance and power consumption after low-level parameter changes.

PowerVR G6230 64-Core GPU Tuning on the Allwinner A80T

Posted by – July 18, 2014

This video shows one of the GPU tuning tools (PVRTune) used during A80 development. To run the tests, an A80T tablet is hooked up to a host computer running PVRTune. A tester can then operate different use cases on the tablet (scrolling through the GUI, playing games, etc) while seeing how GPU load is affected on the host computer’s PVRTune display window. In this video, we see how the GPU’s 3D engine is loaded while scrolling through Android’s stock GUI. When performance bottlenecks are spotted, this tool can help engineers better distinguish CPU/GPU root causes, increasing debugging efficiency.

Allwinner A80T Onda V989 Tablet now shipping! new Smart features!

Posted by – July 17, 2014

The first tablet based on the Allwinner A80 is now shipping out of China! It's the Onda V989, using the nice ultra slim iPad Air display, this tablet looks extremely sleek and nice. Here Allwinner is showing off some of their new Smart features, including the cool "always on" sensor that wakes the device up with just a double-touch of the display (similar to LG knock-on feature, and similar somewhat to previous Moto X sensor fusion stuff), they also have a few head-tracking Smart functions that they added in settings, taking advantage of their hardware accelerated head-tracking feature: Smart Pause pauses video when you look away from the screen, Smart Rotate does not rotate the screen when you for example lie down on the bed, Smart Stay means the screen always stays on if you are still looking at it when the dimming setting kicks in (it overrides screen dimming). More specs, pricing, and other stuff to follow, let me know what you might like me to test on this tablet in a next video about it.

Onda V989 Specs, Price:
Ultra-light, extremely narrow bezel 9.7” 2048x1536 IPS LCD
OctaCore A7/A15 CPU
64-Core PowerVR G6230 GPU
2GB LPDDR3
32BG eMMC
G-Sensor, Gyroscope, USB 3.0
WiFi + BT 4.0
0.3MP/5MP

China Market Price 1099 RMB

Unuiga TV-Mounted Video-conferencing RK3188 Android Set-top-box

Posted by – July 12, 2014

Unuiga sells this RK3188 Powered TV-Mounted Android TV Box, configured for video-conferencing, with an RF Air Mouse (with built-in microphone and headphones), the back side includes 4 USB Host ports, HDMI port, AV Out, Optical out, Ethernet port, Dual-antenna, built-in front-facing video camera. Unuiga are working also on RK3288 at their PCB Design House and Factory and SMT. You can also watch this video about Unuiga's 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

MediaTek MT6592 with LTE MT6290 and big.LITTLE MT6595 with LTE

Posted by – July 11, 2014

Here's the MediaTek MT6592 with LTE Support, ripping out the modem part and adding MediaTek's Multimode Worldwide Cat4 LTE modem 150mbit/150mbit, it's thus packaged together. This is MediaTek entering the LTE market, power consumption being optimized, the next generation big.LITTLE MT6595 with integrated LTE is four ARM Cortex-A15 and four ARM Cortex-A7 where the modem part is using ARM Cortex-R4 arriving in Q3. MediaTek's 64bit SoC may also be available as soon as the end of this year.

$69 Game Box X8 with Joystick from MeLE

Posted by – July 4, 2014

Latest android game box X8 with unique remote control and joystick from MeLE, it comes with 2G DDR3 RAM and 8GB ROM. It is powered by Allwinner A31 chipset and PowerVR SGX 544MP2. It comes with latest new shinning red casing and WiFi allowing you to enjoy games on TV at home. MeLE has already tuned and made 100 games compatible and workable on MeLE X8, they will keep working on that and will invite developers to support and benefit from it. For only 69 USD retail price, shipping since the end of June.

You can contact MeLE directly here:

OEM & ODM Brand for Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Tina Zhang Email: sales14@mele.cn Skype: tina.zhang703
Contact: Coco Jiang Email: sales8@mele.cn Skype: melecoco

Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand of Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Gennie Peng Email: sales10@mele.cn Skype: apvell091
Contact: Isaac Long Email: sales5@mele.cn Skype: isaac_520320

Official Company Website: http://www.mele.cn
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
Official Aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded promptly (in 24 hours)
If you have any urgent questions you can call +86 18675512024

$29 Wireless Audio Adapter from MeLE

Posted by – July 4, 2014

A brand new smart device from MeLE, the Wireless Audio Adapter. It is a bridge allowing for streaming music from phones, tablets to speakers and amplifers. It is all controlled by AirFun app on your mobile devices through 2.4G wireless, which is easy to setup and enjoy. There are audio output jack, micro USB host for charging and also USB 2.0 host for playing music from external USB drive. The sound is solid and stable. $29 is the suggested retail price.

You can contact MeLE directly here:

OEM & ODM Brand for Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Tina Zhang Email: sales14@mele.cn Skype: tina.zhang703
Contact: Coco Jiang Email: sales8@mele.cn Skype: melecoco

Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand of Android Tv Box, Air Mouse, HDMI Dongle:
Contact: Gennie Peng Email: sales10@mele.cn Skype: apvell091
Contact: Isaac Long Email: sales5@mele.cn Skype: isaac_520320

Official Company Website: http://www.mele.cn
Official eBay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
Official Aliexpress Store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

All inquiries will be reviewed and responded promptly (in 24 hours)
If you have any urgent questions you can call +86 18675512024

MHL Laptop Dock from AmTRAN

Posted by – June 27, 2014

Using MHL 2.0 and 3.0, these ultra thin ultra-book looking Laptop Dock shells, here AmTRAN shows the upcoming extremely nice looking 11.6" MHL Laptop Dock, with an MHL input along with drivers to run the display, a sleek keyboard, mousepad, and USB Host ports to connect more if you want. Then your MHL enabled Smartphone reconfigures the Android home UI to optimize for a Laptop usage, for productivity. MHL 3.0 Laptop Docks are also going to be released with faster input/output bandwidth from the phone, 4K, touch screen and more functionality. The idea is to bundle the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core phone with this 11.6" Laptop Dock for sub-$300, all inclusive, no contracts needed. MediaTek among other ARM Chip makers are working with MHL to optimize Smartphones and Laptop dock designs for MHL Laptop productivity.

ARM Seamless Smart Home IoT Connected Day demonstration

Posted by – June 23, 2014

ARM demonstrates what it will be like to have a Smart Home, some of how it'll feel like to have many different things in your home connected through Internet of Things to your Smartphone.

Actions Semiconductor Headquarters Tour in Zhuhai China

Posted by – June 18, 2014

Tour at the headquarters of Actions Semiconductors in Zhuhai near Shenzhen in China includes a look at their wafer and package testing systems on location that enables them to manage production quality and peak production capacity, shipping around 10 million processors per month, Actions Semi is ramps up their output with their new Actions ATM7039 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 solution with a high level of integration on the SoC design with SGX544MP, also providing Actions ATM7021, ATM7029B providing SGX540 graphics with dual and quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 for the entry-level to mid-range tablet market.