Category: Tablets

Neostra Factory Tour, making A80T Onda V989, launching A33 mass production

Posted by – July 24, 2014

Tour at the Neostra Tablet factory in Shenzhen China. They are just now starting the mass production for perhaps the worlds most powerful tablet yet, the first Allwinner A80 Octa Core Quad ARM Cortex-A15 with Quad ARM Cortex-A7 tablet and PowerVR G6230 GPU, the Onda V989, manufactured right here starting this week being able to ramp up to make 1500 of them per day. Neostra is also just starting mass production of their Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based tablets, making one really thin bezel and nice qHD 7″ priced $38 (in bulk of at least 1000 units) and they also are mass producing the Allwinner A33 based 7″ 1024×600 basic TN selling at $33 (in bulk of at least 1000 units). Neostra is making about 200-300K tablets per month, able to do more for the peak Christmas period.

You can contact Neostra here (please only contact if you’re an interested bulk order distributor):
kliu@neostra.cn
sales@neostra.cn
http://www.neostra.cn

Storex launches Allwinner A33 Tablet mass production

Posted by – July 23, 2014

Created in 1986, Storex launches their Allwinner A33 mass production, with capacity of 150k pcs per month they can OEM and ODM for everyone, here bringing affordable quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablets to the mass market. Storex’s main market is in France (HQ based sales & marketing), office in Spain for Iberica area, also selling in Portugal, Italy, UK and some other small countries in Europe, manufactured in Shenzhen China.

You can contact Storex here:
Email : support@storex.eu
Web : www.storex.eu

Aikun Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production

Posted by – July 21, 2014

Producing 1.3 Million tablets per year, with an annual turnover of above $40 Million, Aikun is ramping up mass production of their Allwinner A33 Tablets, they are one of the top Android tablet brands in markets like Argentina, Mexico and elsewhere.

You can contact Aikun here:
Email : celia@aikun-china.com / master@atek-china.com
Web : www.aikun-china.com
Tel.: (+86) 6110 2468 – 6110 2858
Fax.: (+86) 755 6110 2469 – 6110 2468
Factory Address:
A2 building, Lianhe Industrial Park, Fengtang Road,
Fuyong, Baoan, Shenzhen, China

Yifang Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production

Posted by – July 21, 2014

Yifang Digital, founded in 1992, has manufactured over 10 Million tablets since 2008, also makes Wearables and other Smart devices, now their Tablet production capacity is 600 thousand tablets per month, over 20 thousand square meters, they do their own injection, dust-free workshop, 8 SMT Lines and 9 assembly lines. Yifang can do everything in house including R&D, UI design, PCB layout, injection, tooling, SMT to assembly. Yifang is now ramping up the mass production of their newest Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 tablets.

You can contact Yifang here:
Yifang Digital
Fiona Liu
fionaliu@yifangdigital.com
Tel: +86 755-2735 4040
mobile: +86 150 1924 8501

Ococci X10 4G LTE on Allwinner A31S Tablet Design House Tour

Posted by – July 19, 2014

Ococci provides the first 4G LTE solution on cost effective Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Allwinner A31S Full HD 1080p Tablet platform. As famous tablet brands (Samsung, Nokia, apple) launch their 4G tablets, a whole new market using Allwinner with 4G LTE is now possible. Ococci X10 is the first 4G tablet from the first 4G LTE tablet IDH in China, Ococci Tech.

Ococci X10 features a Full HD 10.1″ display, using the Allwinner A31S chipset with 4K video support, up to 2GB RAM, dual-stereo speakers, smart color system, pictures display is of higher definition, richer color of flamboyance. X10 supports Miracast, wireless printing and optimizing power consumption with a large 7000mAh battery.

For further information about Ococci and its tablet solutions, you can contact:
ShenZhen Ococci Technology Co.,Ltd.
ivan@ococci.com
Mobile phone :(+86) 13600418105
Address: Room 609, Tower B-1, Mingyou Industrial Products Procurement Center,
Baoyuan Road, Xixiang Street, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China

Allwinner A80T’s Solution Development Cycle

Posted by – July 18, 2014

This video shows the progression of 5 PCBA designs throughout Allwinner A80T’s solution development cycle:

1) Initial dev board: a fully-expandable performance evaluation board used for early-stage driver development and IC performance optimization.

2) A80 OptimusBoard: a small-size development board used for non-tablet application SDK development.

3) Tablet form factor reference board: a development platform used primarily for Android porting optimization, early-stage reliability testing, and solution reference design.

4) Customer tablet boards: a mass-production tablet designed by customer based on Allwinner reference design.

5) CubieBoard 8: a development board designed by customer based on Allwinner reference design.

Octa-Core CPU Performance/Power Tuning on the Allwinner A80T

Posted by – July 18, 2014

This video shows one of the automated performance testing tools used during A80’s big.LITTLE tuning process. big.LITTLE is an innovative technology used to balance Cortex-A7’s low power with Cortex-A15’s high performance. An important part of the tuning process is frequent regression testing – that is, checking how performance and power consumption are affected by firmware updates. In this video, a simple automated benchmark test is running after a firmware update.

Quick-and-dirty tests like these allow software engineers to more efficiently check system performance and power consumption after low-level parameter changes.

PowerVR G6230 64-Core GPU Tuning on the Allwinner A80T

Posted by – July 18, 2014

This video shows one of the GPU tuning tools (PVRTune) used during A80 development. To run the tests, an A80T tablet is hooked up to a host computer running PVRTune. A tester can then operate different use cases on the tablet (scrolling through the GUI, playing games, etc) while seeing how GPU load is affected on the host computer’s PVRTune display window. In this video, we see how the GPU’s 3D engine is loaded while scrolling through Android’s stock GUI. When performance bottlenecks are spotted, this tool can help engineers better distinguish CPU/GPU root causes, increasing debugging efficiency.

Allwinner A80T Onda V989 Tablet now shipping! new Smart features!

Posted by – July 17, 2014

The first tablet based on the Allwinner A80 is now shipping out of China! It’s the Onda V989, using the nice ultra slim iPad Air display, this tablet looks extremely sleek and nice. Here Allwinner is showing off some of their new Smart features, including the cool “always on” sensor that wakes the device up with just a double-touch of the display (similar to LG knock-on feature, and similar somewhat to previous Moto X sensor fusion stuff), they also have a few head-tracking Smart functions that they added in settings, taking advantage of their hardware accelerated head-tracking feature: Smart Pause pauses video when you look away from the screen, Smart Rotate does not rotate the screen when you for example lie down on the bed, Smart Stay means the screen always stays on if you are still looking at it when the dimming setting kicks in (it overrides screen dimming). More specs, pricing, and other stuff to follow, let me know what you might like me to test on this tablet in a next video about it.

Onda V989 Specs, Price:
Ultra-light, extremely narrow bezel 9.7” 2048×1536 IPS LCD
OctaCore A7/A15 CPU
64-Core PowerVR G6230 GPU
2GB LPDDR3
32BG eMMC
G-Sensor, Gyroscope, USB 3.0
WiFi + BT 4.0
0.3MP/5MP

China Market Price 1099 RMB

Actions Semiconductor Headquarters Tour in Zhuhai China

Posted by – June 18, 2014

Tour at the headquarters of Actions Semiconductors in Zhuhai near Shenzhen in China includes a look at their wafer and package testing systems on location that enables them to manage production quality and peak production capacity, shipping around 10 million processors per month, Actions Semi is ramps up their output with their new Actions ATM7039 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 solution with a high level of integration on the SoC design with SGX544MP, also providing Actions ATM7021, ATM7029B providing SGX540 graphics with dual and quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 for the entry-level to mid-range tablet market.