Category: Set-top-boxes

$149 MELE X2000 4K, Mstar9180D 4K Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 3.5” HDD

Posted by – November 14, 2014

The first quad core android media player with both 4K H.264/265 decode and SATA interface for 3.5’’ HDD up to 3TB. It supports MKV, Blu-ray ISO, BDMV, 3D MVC, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS 5.1 surrounding sound. It includes free Internet TV Channels, XMBC video add-on, Movie Center, and iTV App Store. First Mass Production will be ready by middle Dec 2014.

You can contact MeLE directly here:
Shenzhen Mele Digital Technology Ltd. 深圳市迈乐数码科技股份有限公司
Gennie Peng, Distributor & Reseller for MeLE Brand Sales Director
sales10@mele.cn
Mobile: +86 15013777080
Mobile: +86 18675512024
Phone: +86 755 86363225
Fax: +86 755 86363201
Skype: apvell091
QQ: 277365163
Isaac Long
sales5@mele.cn
Skype: isaac_520320
Tina Zhang, OEM & ODM Brand sales manager
sales14@mele.cn
Skype: tina.zhang703
Coco Jiang
sales8@mele.cn
Skype: melecoco
http://en.mele.cn
http://meleshop.com
http://stores.ebay.com/meleofficialstore
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968

$40 DVB-T2 Android Box by Unuiga

Posted by – November 8, 2014

Unuiga shows AML8726-MX (next month with AmLogic S805) and A20 dual-core based DVB-T2 Android Set-top-boxes, where the bulk price starts below $40 for these entry level mass market DVB-T2 Android Set-top-boxes for the OTT mass market. You can also connect any external hard drive to record the DVB-T2 TV streams directly to the external hard drive.

Distributors can contact Unuiga directly for more details:

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

$60 RK3288 Stick, $115 A80 Box, $63 S812 Box by Sunchip

Posted by – October 28, 2014

Sunchip presents their latest Rockchip RK3288 HDMI Stick, Allwinner A80 Set-top-box, AmLogic S812 Set-top-box and more. Minimum orders are 500. Android 5.0 Lollipop and Chrome OS are going to be supported on most of these boxes too.

You can contact Sunchip here:
Shenzhen Sunchip Technology Co., Ltd
Kobe Chen, Sales Manager
kobe@sunchip-tech.com
Mobile: +86 13751103656
Phone: +86 755 26733959
Skype: Kobechen6132
QQ: 1191324838
http://www.sunchip-tech.com

GPD Gamepad and Game Box designs

Posted by – October 20, 2014

GPD shows their design of a Gamepad with the Rockchip RK3288 inside, samples are ready, mass production starting now. The price can be about $90 (bulk) with the 1024x600 display. GPD has been making Android Gamepads, 4" and 7" for portable Gamepads, they also develop the Android Set-top-box for gaming as a games console. GPD develops the key mapping Android software layer. The future of gaming on Android is going to be huge.

You can contact GPD here (please only contact if you're a serious distributor):
GPD (HK) Company Limited
Shenzhen GPD technology Co.,LTD
Kelvin Zhang, Sales Director
kelvin@gpd.hk
Mobile: +86 18603037717
Phone: +86 755 26012425-619
Phone: +86 755 26012425-628
Skype: kelvinzhang555
http://www.gpd.hk

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" 1280x800 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/