Category: Set-top-boxes

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Nvidia Tegra X2 in Jetson TX2 Developer Kit, dual Denver2 + quad ARM Cortex-A57, Pascal GPU

Posted by Charbax – March 17, 2017

Nvidia Tegra X2 features two Nvidia custom Denver 2 cores, four ARM Cortex-A57 cores with Nvidia's Pascal GPU (made of 256 CUDA cores) made on TSMC's 16nm FinFET+. Nvidia Tegra X2 (codenamed "Parker") delivers up to 1.5 teraflops of performance, about 50% more performance than Nvidia Tegra X1. Enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI), for building advanced robots, drones, smart cameras, portable medical devices, enabling the processing of complex deep neural networks on the edge of the IoT world. While X1 could do 4K at 30fps encode, 4K 10bit 60p decode, X2 can encode 4K H265 at 60p and decode 4K 12bit 60p. Memory bandwidth has more than doubled from 25.6GB/s to 58.3GB/s, you can buy the Nvidia Jetson TX2 Developer Kit for $599 at https://store.nvidia.com/store?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_US&SiteID=nvidia&id=QuickBuyCartPage

Linaro shows Video Playback Verification with Robot framework and OpenCV

Posted by Charbax – March 14, 2017

The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) recognizes the need for automated video testing software in Linaro's automated validation architecture (LAVA). In LHG they have started looking at the open source Robot Framework generic test automation framework and OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision). The demo at Connect (BUD17) shows some of the first steps of how to automate the verification of video playback using open source test projects that can be implemented as part of the Linaro Continuous Integration (CI) framework.

Linaro RDK with GStreamer-V4L2 video accelerator and Freedreno graphics overlay

Posted by Charbax – March 14, 2017

The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) has extensive experience working with the Comcast RDK. LHG has been instrumental in leading open source initiatives in the RDK. At Linaro Connect (BUD17), the LHG Director, Mark Gregotski, along with 2 Comcast assignee engineers (Siva Patchaiperumal and Kalyan Nagabhirava) are demonstrating a port of the RDK to the Qualcomm 96Boards Dragonboard 410c. This demo shows the RDK media framework taking advantage of the GStreamer-V4L2 support provided by the DBD410C to use the hardware video decoder. The HD video is scaled and then a rotating triangle is overlaid using the open source Freedreno graphics support available with DB410C. The demo shows smooth video playback without any stuttering with smooth graphics overlay. Since the video decode is offloaded to the video hardware, the CPU is not heavily loaded.

Linaro Android AOSP TV, making Android TV Boxes and Smart TVs better

Posted by Charbax – March 13, 2017

Interview with the core team behind the Linaro's AOSP TV project. The project lead Khasim Syed Mohammed and team members Show Liu and Vincent Chou demonstrate Android TV running on the 96Boards HiKey platform. The team shares the goals of the AOSP TV project, how it will benefit the SoC vendors, OEMs and ODMs of Smart TVs and Advanced Set-top box manufacturers and Android TV application developers. They clarify the project goal, its to create AOSP TV as the open source subset of Android TV and is not to fork the Android TV work from Google. They also share the details on upcoming LHG's AOSP TV m-lcr release, OPTEE security framework integration, DRM support to be added and a lot more.

Koen Kooi talks about Kodi on ARM, V4L2, OpenCDM, EME for HTML5

Posted by Charbax – March 7, 2017

Koen Kooi, release manager at Linaro, talks about wanting to watch Netflix from inside Kodi and the work going on to make that possible. This video was filmed at the Linaro Connect Budapest 2017.

EC Technology shows $50 Projector docks with $75 Mini PC, $100 Combo, and S905 TV Box

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 9, 2017

EC Technology has a pico projector for $50. EC Technology has a mini pc for $75 and mini PC/pico projector combo for $100. EC Technology has a Amlogic s905 Android set top box for $100 plus a keyboard with integrated touch pad for an unspecified price. More products planned for the future. Moq for all units is 50 units or more.

$149 MyGica ATV1960 with AmLogic S912 Octa-core, 3GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet

Posted by Charbax – February 5, 2017

Geniatech presents the MyGica booth, MyGica is Geniatech's consumer facing brand, here presenting the products that MyGica has for sale in the US market. MyGica ATV1960 will be for sale in the USA at $149. MyGica eyetv netstream connects a DVB ATSC/T2/etc free FHD over the air digital TV that can then be streamed to any device within the home.

Geniatech ARM PC MultiMedia Gateway APC1295 and APC1966 with 3x HDMI inputs

Posted by Charbax – February 3, 2017

Geniatech ARM PC APC1295 is a Multimedia Home Gateway with WAN port, Gigabit Ethernet Port, HDMI in and HDMI out, it's a router with 2x2 Mimo, Wi-Fi AC, Android 6.0 based, PVR, Access-point, Home Cloud storage, Media streamer, NAS and more functions are inside. It also allows for Geniatech's eye TV functionality inside re-broadcasting the HDMI signal to any device in the home. Geniatech is also showing the APC1966 with industrial grade design, 3x HDMI inputs for inputting 3 HDTV or 4K HDMI sources into the box and being able to re-distribute it anywhere in the house, it also has a digital TV tuner such as ATSC/T2/Cable etc. HDCP compliant, local DRM support. Geniatech also shows their Android TV Box and Gateway with 4G LTE modem integrated.

Distributors can contact Geniatech here:
http://www.geniatech.com
sales@geniatech.com

Zoomtak Uplus TV Box on AmLogic S912 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by Charbax – January 23, 2017

Zoomtak Uplus is powered by Amlogic S912 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 at up to 2.0GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU at up to 750MHz, it supports 4K HDR10, VP9, H.265 10bit decode, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC and supports an internal 2.5" SATA hard drive up to 2TB. Zoomtak Uplus TV Box comes with LED screen in the front panel, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with pre-installed Kodi 16.1 Jarvis (stable version). It supports OTA update. HDMI 2.0, CVBS output (RCA), stereo audio (2x RCA), Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB ports, IR receiver, 5V/3A Power Supply available in Silver, Red, Blue and Black. You can read more about it on Zoomtak's website.

Distributors can contact Zoomtak here:
Shenzhen Zoomtak Electronics Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 755 29033689
Mob: +86 13538098986 (whatsapp)
Web: http://www.zoomtak.net
Email: joanna@zoomtak.net
Skype: joanna_zhouyu
Wechat: zoomtakjoanna

Sunchip RK3399 Set-top-box, 4K Sports camera on Hisilicon Hi3559 V100

Posted by Charbax – January 23, 2017

Sunchip shows their latest RK3399 Hexacore 64bit dual ARM Cortex-A72 with quad ARM Cortex-A53 with Sata port, USB Type-C and USB3 and more. Sunchip also shows their dual lens 360 panoramic video camera. Sunchip CX-A12 is their 64bit AmLogic S912 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 based TV Box. Sunchip releases true 4K sports camera based on Hisilicon Hi3559 V100 which is a 32bit big.LITTLE SoC using one ARM Cortex-A17 and one ARM Cortex-A7 core on 28nm HPC+ process using HiSilicon fifth-generation Hi-Lark video encoder which can encode 4K@30fps and 1080p@30fps simultaneously, 2K@60fps, 1080p@120fps or 720p@240fps. Hi3559 V100 supports dual sensor inputs for a dual-lens 4K@30fps 360 VR camera which Sunchip says they are working toward.