Category: Set-top-boxes

AmLogic M805, S805, M806 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 with Mali-450

Posted by – April 17, 2014

AmLogic shows off their new Quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 processors, optimized for lower power consumption and still providing high multimedia support. In this videos, AmLogic is showing their new M805, S805 and M806. They have been developing their new generations of chipsets by optimizing performance and reducing power consumption. AmLogic uses this technology to be used in future devices to offer more efficiency and productivity. Difference between the 805 and 806 is that the 805 has MIPI-DSI support and the 806 has TTL support. The M series may be used in tablet and other mobile devices while the S series can be used in devices such as Android Boxes and Hdmi Sticks. Here at the booth, AmLogic is showing some devices for reference showing where their semiconductor solution can be used such as Set-up Boxes, Hdmi Sticks, Android Smart TVs, Android Tablets, Smartphones and AIO computers which most of them are running Android KitKat at the moment. AmLogic might work in future with Chrome OS because they have bought the proper licenses.

Unuiga PCB Design House, RK3288/RK3188 for HDMI Sticks and Set-top-box

Posted by – April 16, 2014

With RK3288 designs in the ramping, Unuiga has 60 hardware/software engineers, 20 sales people, Unuiga is an ODM Android TV Box and HDMI Stick system provider in Shenzhen China specializing in Rockchip PCB solutions for Set-top-boxes and HDMI Sticks. Featuring among other Android optimizating, PCB layout, creating new designs for TV Boxes including Unuiga’s wide TV Mounted RK3188 TV Box with Camera for video-conferencing. Developing some Android home replacement user interfaces designs for customer’s custom TV usage.

Contact informations:

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 MT6595 ARM Cortex-A17, MT8135 big.LITTLE A15/A7 and more

Posted by – April 14, 2014

Booth tour at the MediaTek booth featuring their upcoming MT6595 with ARM Cortex-A17, the already available MT8135 big.LITTLE, this video also features MT5327 (4K TV Box), MT8639 (Miracast dongle), and the MT6592 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 already in full mass distribution worldwide.

Chrome OS on Rockchip RK3288 with Mali-T764 in Tablets, Set-top-boxes, shipping next month

Posted by – April 13, 2014

Rockchip shows RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 in Tablets, booting Chrome OS (named Chromium OS when not Google certified), playing back H265 4K 60fp HDMI 2.0 10bit, extremely fast Mali-T764 GPU, mass production starts next month.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

Actions ATM7039, ATM7021, ATM7029B, 4K H265, FHD, Thin Client, All-in-ones

Posted by – April 13, 2014

Actions Semiconductor shows their latest ATM7039 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with SGX544 for the high-end with up to Retina support and H265 4K decode, running thin clients, optimizing for All-in-one computers. The Actions Semi ATM7021 at the low-cost dual-core market for emerging markets, ATM7029B at the entry level tablets for developed markets. Actions shipped in 7 million tablets last year and they are aiming to be in 20 million tablets this year.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

BlueTimes Factory Tour, Android TV Box and Power Bank

Posted by – April 12, 2014

Shenzhen Bluetimes Technology Co., Ltd maker of Android TV box, Miracast Dongle and Power Bank shows around their 4000 square meter factory featuring 4 high-speed SMT Lines, 2 wave soldering Lines, 4 testing and assembly Lines, aging test room to enable the output of 500,000 Power Bank and Android TV box per month. 80% of BlueTimes products are exported to Europe, USA and Southeast Asia. BlueTimes features solutions using Rockchip RK3188 and AmLogic M802, with plans for Rockchip RK3288 and more.

You can contact BlueTimes for Inquiries regarding cooperation opportunities:

Android tv box and Power Bank enquiries (OEM & ODM)
Email : sales1@ebluetimes.com Contact person Alex Dou
Skype : alexdou3
QQ: 32755616

Reseller inquiries regarding bulk purchases (Bluetimes brand or only for personal use )
Email: sales4@ebluetimes.com Contact person Linda Yang

Questions about Technical RMA Warranty
Email: service@ebluetimes.com Contact person Bluetimes service

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ARM Set-top-box industry overview by Informa analyst

Posted by – March 31, 2014

ARM overtakes MIPS in the Set-top-box market as most of the Set-top-box SoC makers are showing ARM solutions, it’s about the ecosystem, about the platform, Android, Google TV, RDK, Wyplay, all of these user interfaces are being optimized for ARM, bringing cheaper and better more advanced and more powerful devices all at the same time. The TV market is bigger than the Web, as people still spend a lot more time watching TV than browsing the web in average. And the new features enabled by ARM, Android and other platforms, enable a lot more video-on-demand and other forms of interactivity on the TV.

Entropic EN7310 ARM SoC for Set-top-box with HEVC and MoCA 2.0

Posted by – March 30, 2014

Entropic shows their latest EN7310 ARM Cortex-A9 SoC with IP-STB and HDMI Stick features, integrated multi-tuner dual DVB-S/S2 cable reception, advanced security and DRM, HEVC decode and transcoding with Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 2.0 home networking.

Entropic is a fabless semiconductor company recognized for inventing the MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) home networking technology, creating Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Outdoor Unit (ODU) single-wire technology, and developing the industry’s first ARM processor and OpenGL graphics Set-top box (STB), System-on-a-Chip (SoC).

This video also features Eagle Kingdom Technologies (EKT) who launches DCP5205 world`s first Entropic powered hybrid PowerPlug Set-top-box combining the functionality of a Set-top-box into a plug socket, thus eliminating the need for a separate power adapter commonly required in today’s hybrid STBs.

Sigma Designs SMP8756 ARM for Android Set-top-boxes

Posted by – March 30, 2014

Sigma Designs, a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, control, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, launches its new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)-capable SMP8750 family ARM Processors for Set-top-boxes. Combining the HEVC compression standard with a high performance ARM Cortex A9, ARM Mali-400 GPU, the SMP8756 enables Sigma Designs to offer more performance, a better user experience and full video quality for the Set-top-box market.

Sigma SMP8756 features HEVC’s Main-10 profile allowing processing of up to 10 bit color samples accepted as the standard for 4Kx2K, OTT (over the top) and IPTV content. The SMP8750 family will support FHD and 4K resolutions. The new SMP8750 family offers SoCs at multiple cost and performance combinations allowing each SoC to offer optimal performance to price ratio for multiple STB platforms from zappers, PVR capable, Hybrid-broadcast and IPTV STBs.

The SMP8750 family migrates robust STB SoC components like broadcast TS processing, OTP and security infrastructure paired with an ARM A9 CPU and Mali GPU. The single-core ARM A9 CPU and 3000 DMIPS of application processing along with a Mali GPU combine to provide a dramatic performance profile for new 3D user interfaces, over-the-top and casual gaming applications. Incorporating Sigma’s industry-proven technologies such as secure media processing, multi-format Full-HD video decoding, VXP display processing, and field-proven AV software core, the SMP8756 is able to provide premium quality video experience. A software SDK is available for either Linux or Android platform development. Future certification of CAS technologies like Verimatrix and Nagravision are planned.

The chipset also demonstrates ecosystem compatibility, leveraging the widely supported ARM processing core, OpenGL ES, HTML-5 and others to ensure that a broad range of existing applications will run including a wide range of hardware and software extensions to support the system solutions; including global tuner/demodulator standards, wired and wireless network controllers, DTV middleware stacks and IPTV middleware ports, such as Wyplay and OpenTV.

The SMP8756 comes with a full Software Suite, including libraries and services packaged under both Linux and Android development kits for rapid development. It incorporates managed power consumption, developed for both US and European regulatory compliance and is developed to a minimal R-BOM to allow smaller footprint and lower cost implementations.

STMicroelectronics Set-top-box ARM Processors: STiH312 Cannes and STiH412 Monaco

Posted by – March 30, 2014

ST’s latest ARM Powered System-on-Chips supporting Android, Google TV (now Android TV), rdk, ST presents their STiH312 client-box and STiH412 server-box product families, codenamed ‘Cannes’ and ‘Monaco,’ respectively, they integrate Faroudja technology to decode and display video up to Ultra HD 4K (2160p) and the next-generation H.265 / HEVC video compression. Even supporting video transcoding (for local and remote streaming from the Set-top-box to Tablets, Smartphones, etc) STMicroelectronics presents their Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 (on 28nm process) with quad-core Mali-400 GPU does Quad-HD Ultra HD 4K HEVC video decoding, combined with Faroudja video processing technology (decoding on Cannes, decoding and transcoding on Monaco), advanced security supporting concurrent conditional access and DRM, wide connectivity, including USB 3.0, PCI-e, SATA and Gigabit Ethernet, Dedicated interfaces to a range of companion front-end solutions, including MoCA 2.0, DOCSIS 3.0, satellite and 802.11ac WiFi and more.