Category: Set-top-boxes

ARRIS Group telecom equipment provider makes Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 20, 2014

Arris bought Motorola’s Set-top-box business from Google in 2013 for $2.35 Billion, Arris is a major Set-top-box provider, making several solutions for Set-top-box systems worldwide. Some of the innovations from Arris according to their website include:
Invented digital TV,
First wireless broadband gateway
First set-top with HD and DVR
First headless, whole-home video gateway
First widescale CMTS deployment
First MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 digital ad insertion
Pioneered security and digital rights management
Recognized with 15 Technical Emmy® Awards

ViXS XCode 6400 does 10-bit 4K HEVC RDK for Set-top-boxes

Posted by – April 20, 2014

ViXS shows their new dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 which they claim is the first and only company with a shipping Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) 4K HEVC 10-bit solution to sign the Reference Design Kit (RDK) agreement from RDK Management, LLC. ViXS has formally joined the growing RDK community and will help drive the acceleration of the development of next generation UltraHD/4K Set-top-boxes, Home Media Gateways and video services.

Panasonic PH1-Pro4 ARM Cortex-A9 with ProXstream1 4K decoder and transcoder

Posted by – April 19, 2014

Panasonic has developed the “PH1-Pro4″ single-chip system LSI to support high-quality and multi-channel video distribution. PH1-Pro4 can compress/decompress 3-stream full-HD video data simultaneously. For VGA, 12 streams can be handled simultaneously. With PH1-Pro4, you can quickly develop a home media server to view different images simultaneously through different media, such as TV, smartphone, tablet, PC, and so on. Implementing PH1-Pro4 into cloud-based products allows them to be a low-power system with minimal component count. Driver assistance system and security monitoring system are also achieved with small size and low-power consumption. In addition, PH1-Pro4 upconverts video data from full-HD to 4K2K. Text from http://www.semicon.panasonic.co.jp/en/products/systemlsis/ph1-pro4/

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
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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.