Category: Set-top-boxes

64bit, ATM7059 with Android 5.0 Lollipop, ActDuino S200 from Actions Semiconductor

Posted by – October 16, 2014

Actions Semiconductor launches their ATM7059 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support, at 1.6Ghz on 28nm on UMC’s HLP 28nm process with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, now showing ATM7059 samples in 10.1″ 1280×800 tablet samples and shipping the platform through mass production in the first month of 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support. Actions then also teases their 64bit ARMv8 ARM Cortex-A50 series processor to be named ATM9xxx and to be released before the end of the year. Actions launches a low-cost sub-$100 ActDuino S200 development board based on the ATM7029B, with the ActDuino S500 to be released next month based on the ATM7059.

Allwinner Nobel64 Board, Octa-core H8 for OTT Boxes, Octa-core A83 for HD Tablets

Posted by – October 14, 2014

Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner’s first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.

Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology’s PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner’s next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner’s latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.

Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.

According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration

Allwinner Nobel64 Board

$30 Realtek RTD1195 4K Set-top-box by Bluetimes, $50 RK3288 HDMI Stick (Mini Box) samples available

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Shenzhen Bluetimes Technology Co Ltd presents their latest Set-top-boxes (contact below for samples) such as Realtek RTD1195 ($30-$60 depending on designs for samples), Rockchip RK3288 ($50 samples in HDMI Stick), AmLogic M802 ($79 on Bluetimes B2C websites (2)) and Allwinner A80 Set-top-boxes (samples to be available for $80 next month).

You can contact Bluetimes here to enquire about distribution and to buy samples of these (please only contact them if you are a serious potential distributor):
Selina Song, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15889676443
Phone: +86 755 27319033 ext: 8012
sales2@ebluetimes.com
skype: ebluetimes-sales2
http://ebluetimes.com

Egreat Realtek RTD1195 and Rockchip Media Players, RK3188 Game Console

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Egreat STBs based on Realtek RTD1195 dual core Cortex A9 SoC with 4K, H.265 video decoding support. The video also features older Realtek and Rockchip Android TV Boxes, and an RK3188 based game console (Egreat K3).

Egreat will launch their A-series media players soon: A3 and A9 models. I contacted the company for some more details, but since the product is still in development, there are not willing to disclose complete details at this stage.

Here are the specs I could gather for Egreat A9:

SoC — Realtek RTD1195 dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor
System Memory — N/A
Storage — N/A. Possibly a SATA bay is also present (Unclear)
Video Output / Input — Composite, Component and HDMI output (MHL).
HDMI input Audio — HDMI, Stereo output (RCA), and S/PDIF
Video Playback — 3D blu-ray video playback + full video format support. H.265 decode support.
Audio Playback — 7.1 raw audio output “framepacking”.
Connectivity — Ethernet, WiFi with dual high-gain external antennas, and Bluetooth (TBC).
USB — 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
Egreat A-series media player will run Android 4.4 Kitkat.Even though specs are incomplete at this stage, RTD1195 based products should be able to transfer data quickly and play high bitrate 4K videos smoothly thanks to high performance interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and SATA. CPU and GPU performance will however be greatly inferior to the new application processors from Amlogic S802, Rockchip RK3288, or AllWinner A80.

This post was adapted from Upcoming MeLe and Egreat A-Series 4K Android Media Players to Feature Realtek RTD1195 SoC (cnx-software.com).

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Measy 70 USD B4A 4k Android Box, Allwiner A31s HDMI stick, Miracast stick, and Accessories

Posted by – October 11, 2014

Measy makes a Amlogic M802 based Android set top box with a Windows 8 like interface capable of outputting 4k called the B4A. The B4A sells for 70 USD for 1,000 pieces. Measy also makes accessories such as a bluetooth security device, a wireless touch keyboard, and a mhl adapter. Allwinner makes an HDMI stick with an Allwinner A31s processor and a hdmi stick with miracast functionality.

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Panasonic ProXStream EX decodes HEVC 60p4K at 40mbitps

Posted by – October 9, 2014

Panasonic LSI shows their dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Set-top-box and in-TV solution decoding HEVC 4K at 60fps at 40mbitps, integating also advanced rendering algorithms for colors, shapes, vectors and more. You can watch my previous Panasonic ProXStream video here: http://armdevices.net/2014/04/19/panasonic-ph1-pro4-arm-cortex-a9-with-proxstream1-4k-decoder-and-transcoder/

$35 Youngway A20 TV Box and Power banks

Posted by – September 30, 2014

Youngway shows A10 and A20 TV Box and Mobile accessories.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014

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$129 Firefly RK3288 Development Board release

Posted by – September 17, 2014

T-Chip launches the Firefly Development Board on RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764 runs Ubuntu and Android. Firefly-RK3288 provides some external expansion interface, including LCD interfaces and some other standard interfaces such as: Double MIPI, Double LVDS, ISP, EDP, PWM, SPI, UART, ADC , GPIO, I2C, I2S. Standard configuration is 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC with a high configuration version possible with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC. It has dual band Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit ethernet. In this video you can see the Ubuntu and Android demo on Firefly RK3288, and a tour of the T-Chip offices featuring their PCB Design engineers, Software engineers, sales staff and more.

The Firefly RK3288 is now available for $129 each (you can order 5/10/15/20/25 units at $129 each by sending an email to firefly@groupgadgets.com add $30/$33/$40/$45/$50 respectively for fast 3-5 day shipping to USA/Europe).

You can contact T-Chip here:
Candy Feng candy.feng@nagrace.com
West mqy@t-chip.com.cn
http://www.t-firefly.com/html/en/home/
teefirefly@gmail.com
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Dr. Ken Morse, Cisco CTO of Connected Devices and Video Infrastructure

Posted by – September 17, 2014

Cisco offers cloud to set-top-box services, enabling Internet Speed for Service Providers to provide video-on-demand, video streaming, smart TV functionalities. Dr. Ken Morse, previously of Scientific Atlanta (aquired by Cisco in 2006), talks about Cisco working with Linaro to enable ARM Powered Set-top-box and home gateway solutions through open source.

Here you can watch his 1-hour keynote at the Linaro Connect 2014:

“As we move into a world where consumers expect to access all their video services on amy device, at any time, in any place, this requires major changes to the architecture of video delivery. In addition, the expectation is for new services to be launched at Internet Speed and not the typical 6 months or longer cycle taken by many new service introductions.”

TCL shows 55″ 4K for $1600, Kids TVs, set-up-boxes and more

Posted by – September 12, 2014

TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.