Rockchip releases their latest Internet of Things dual ARM Cortex-M3 design, where there is one core clocked at 150Mhz powering the embedded operating system and the other core clocked at 300Mhz to run any calculation functions with more performance. Thus balancing power consumption between the two configured ARM Cortex-M3 cores. It can be used for high-end audio devices with 24bit/192Khz lossless audio decoding.
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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.
This is my 22 minute tour of the http://www.sznewsun.net.cn Newsun Portable DVD Player and Power Bank factory. Newsun has been manufacturing these Portable DVD Players for 8 years, they manufacture 150 thousand of them per month. They also make power banks and bluetooth speakers. This is a tour around their sales offices, the R&D engineering room, and a tour of the assembly, warehouse and more. They ship many of these to South America, Middle-east, South-East Asia and more.
You can contact the company here:
Shenzhen Newsun Digital Technology Co.,Ltd.
Phone: +86 755 61180088
Address: Block A, Newsun Technology Park (Lianhe Industrial District), West of Fengtang Ave, Fuyong town, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, China
Newsun is one of the worldwide leaders making Portable DVD Players, selling millions in countries like middle-east, south-east asia, south america and more. Price is for example $35 in bulk. They also sell Bluetooth speakers at from about $11 in bulk. They sell 150 thousand portabe DVD players per month. 50 thousand Bluetooth speakers per month and 200 thousand power banks per month.
M-one is a Shenzhen based producer of MP3/MP4 Players as well as Android Tablets. They have a factory that employs around 120 people. More information about the company can be found at http://www.moneltd.com/
Mt-102 MP3 player which is the world's smallest MP3 player and cube shaped. The device can last 7 hours on battery and supports Micro SD. The device also comes in the MT-109 configuration.The Price is 4.20 USD
K1 Bluetooth speaker for around 9 USD.
MP4 watch for around 9 USD.
7" Allwinner A13 tablet in the 40 USD price range.
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Pipo CEO Ben Lai talks about Pipo's company history, going back to their flash memory based Mp3 players in 2003, then moving to making Mp4 players, working with Rockchip since 2006, thus talking about Rockchip's history, making a 1.8" Mp4 color display PMP in 2006, then moving on in 2007 or 2008 to more advanced Mp4 players (so called by Chinese companies as Mp5 players) (that could play all video codecs without re-encoding the videos), Allwinner is the ARM spin-off of Actions MIPS, then Actions recently move back to ARM also. Everyone makes ARM processors now except Realtek (which is a huge trouble for Realtek). Then Pipo moved forward to make GPS, game players, picture frames, Mp4 boom boxes, separating functions of the ARM Powered devices around 2010, Pipo produced one of the Archos LCD based e-readers, then released initial resistive tablets in 2010, and since 2012 the Pipo brand has been launched with focus on high-end quality differentiation for the Chinese Tablet market.
Mele Founders talk Mele Company History (making the Aigo hard drive based PMPs, Sigma Designs, Realtek and now ARM Android Set-top-boxes)
Here's an interview with Nico Zhao (President) and Brian Xia (CEO), the co-founders of Shenzhen MELE Digital Technology Ltd. They talk about how they started Mele making ARM7 and embedded Linux in hard drive based portable media players for the Aigo brand in 2004, after 2006/2007, Mele enabled the Realtek MIPS based Set-top-box market by adopting that Realtek processor for the multimedia player box (switching from Sigma Designs) and then how they've shifted to using ARM processors in the last year or two to run Android on their latest series of TV Set-top-boxes and bringing a whole range of new features with that.
$129 Android webradio alarm clock, this can be a nice to have next to your bed. It can wake you up with your Google Music playlists, with your Spotify favorites, with your Pandora, Last.fm, you can use Tune In webradio tuner. It can display trafic informations on a map for your region, show you news healines, pull RSS feed items etc.
ARM Cortex-M4 with a DSP in the Freescale K60 Tower Board to demonstrate hardware accelerated Mp3 playback.
Philips releases its new GoGear Connect 3, with a 3.2" HVGA capacitive touch screen with an unknown processor (please post in the comments if you know which processor they are using). Philips is also launching 3 new Android Speaker Docks, in different sizes, more or less portable and for home use from 100€ to 200€.