Category: Set-top-boxes

The first ARM processor in the world with Sophie Wilson (Part 2)

Posted by – May 10, 2015

In 1986, Acorn shipped the ARM Development System, the world's first ARM development board to ever be sold with an ARM Processor in it, a Tube-linked second processor for the BBC Master which allowed developers to write programs for ARM! Sophie Wilson, original ARM designer at Acorn Computers, talks about the History of ARM, with the devices that used ARM1, ARM2, ARM3, ARM610 in the Apple Newton and talking about how ARM was spun out of Acorn, how the ARM business model made ARM such a huge worldwide success.

You can also watch Part 1 of my interview with Sophie Wilson here (and check back for Part 3!) this is being filmed at the Center for Computing History in Cambridge

$25 HDMI Stick and $29 Set-top-box on RK3128 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 from Unuiga

Posted by – May 7, 2015

Unuiga shows their new ultra low cost Rockchip RK3128 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400MP4 Set-top-box selling for only $29 (1K bulk) with 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash. Supports H265 FHD playback. Unuiga can even deliver the RK3128 HDMI Stick configuration for only $25 when ordering 1000 pieces in bulk. Android 5 Android TV should be supported next month.

You can see my previous videos with Unuiga here: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/unuiga/

You can contact Unuiga here (please only contact if you're a distributor):
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 : http://www.unuiga.com
E-mail: steven@unuiga.com
MSN: stevenching@live.cn
Skype: stevenching1976

Rockchip 64bit RK3368 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by – April 30, 2015

Rockchip shows RK3368, their first 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 Octa-core processor, it can support H265 4K at 60fps decoding with HDMI 2.0 4K output. It already runs Android 5.1 thus Android TV works on it. Himedia already has a TV Box with it running inside and Pipo shows their Pipo P9 version running the RK3368 Octa-core 64bit processor.

Allwinner H64 Set-top-box development board

Posted by – April 30, 2015

Allwinner H64 OTT box development board is a 64bit Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 with H.265 4K decoding, 4K HDMI output, smart color display with Android 5 Lollipop support.

Geniatech launches Android 5.0 powered MyGica ATV1900ac and ATV586

Posted by – April 24, 2015

As you can see that they were preparing Android 5.0 launch in my previous video below posted a couple of months ago, Geniatech is now ready to launch their Android 5.0 Android TV players, in the form of the MyGica ATV1900ac and the ATV586 with Digital TV (DVB-T2 or ATSC).

Distributors can contact MyGica at: sales@mygica.com

MyGicaATV1900ac

$100 Pipo X7 Intel Mini PC

Posted by – April 18, 2015

Pipo shows their X7 TV Box which they say is getting a lot of traction at the moment, from people who want a cheap Intel x86 based desktop. It uses the Intel Atom Z3736F processor with 2GB RAM runs Windows 8.1. It is selling for about $100 in China as the retail price. The price exported to other countries may be a bit different. Pipo founder Ben Lai tried to do this project 15 years ago, but the hardware was too expensive costing more than $200-$300, now he says that the ecosystem is better for this product to become popular. They are considering to dual-boot Android or perhaps ship it running Chrome OS, as the Windows licence is about $25.

You can read more about it at http://pipo.com.cn/product.php?id=157

ALi M3733 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with DVB-T2 Tuner shown by UyeSee

Posted by – April 9, 2015

UyeSee shows their new platform based on the ALi M3733 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC with DVB-T2 Tuner. The price will be competitive. Running Android 4.4 for now with a custom UI. UyeSee will be showing their latest Set-top-box devices at the HK Fair.

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

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/