Category: Tablets

Geniatech PT115 Pad TV Tuner, add DVB-T to all Android devices

Posted by – December 2, 2013

Geniatech releases the Pad TV Tuner, a very small Micro USB device that works in any Android device that support OTG on the Micro-USB port. You just plug it in and it automatically works with the Geniatech DVB-T Tuner Android app.

You can find out more about it at http://www.geniatech.com/pa/pt115m.asp

$50 Merrii HummingBird Kit Allwinner A20 Development Board and PCB Design House Tour

Posted by – November 26, 2013

The Merrii Hummingbird Kit is a cheap $50 Allwinner A20 Development Board, with Android 4.2.2 and Linux 3.4 currently available officially. It has two USB hosts, an OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, line in, HDMI output. The Hummingbird motherboard which is only slightly larger than a credit card. It has all the basic functions of a PC when connected TV and to a keyboard/mouse, it can support things like spreadsheets, word processing, games, HD videos and more.

Merrii provides a forum for Hummingbird enthusiasts, developers to share advancements developed for the system, the latest information of the A20 Hummingbird system will also be released through the forum.

Users can download the official firmwares (Android 4.2.2 and Linux 3.4) separately by PhoenixSuit tool to burn to hummingbird development system, while Merrii also will provide Android and Linux SDK for enthusiasts to research.

The Linux System GUI provided by Merrii is based on Qt 4.7.3 graphics library written, the function of this program is for individual system tests of a variety of OS resource. As we all know, Android OS is a very excellent OS, but the drawback is system structure is very large, it will consume more hardware resource and start slowly. Compared to Android, A20 Hummingbird Linux system will consume less hardware resources, start quickly and can run smoothly at a lower configuration and less cost. And if the user wants to do dedicated system rather than just a APK, then they can choose Linux, but the disadvantage is likely to develop cycle is relatively longer.

Linux GUI of hummingbird system is written by Qt, Qt is a development framework of cross-platform C + + GUI application which developed by Trolltech in 1991. It can develop GUI program and non-GUI program, such as console tools and servers, the program can be run on Windows, MAC OS X, Linux \ X11, embedded Linux because of cross-platform, hummingbird Qt is running on the embedded Linux.Based on this system,it can be applied to video surveillance, POS, advertising machine, automotive system and other fields. Linux UI interface as following,

Due to the expansion interfaces of hummingbird development system are much more than some other similar products, and it has got global high attention. Thus making it very powerful,rich social environment and market value. the more people participate, the more rapid development, the greater the potential market, followed by the more purposes. Currently,besides the children’s education above-mentioned, it also can be used as basic computer, home theater HD player etc.As following:
• Multimedia player
• PlayStation
• IPTV
• Emulation box
• Auto PC
• Car GPS
• smart robot
• Server
• Electronic Album
• remote surveillance
• Home alarm apparatus / automation system

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person:Dora
TEL:(86)755-28805788#611
QQ:406289497
Skype:dora.liu330
E-mail: ljx@merrii.com

Industry Core Board and Digital Signage Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: 86-755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL:(86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Hummingbird Kit A20
Hummingbbird Kit A20 with LCD
Hummingbird Kit A20
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Samsung Wide IO Memory Interface for the faster and lower power ARM Processors of the future

Posted by – November 21, 2013

Memory bandwidth is one of the most important features in an SoC to get performance. Here presenting Samsung’s new memory architecture, possibly (my guess) to be used in Exynos6 (64bit) possibly at 20nm or perhaps even 14nm even, Samsung talks about their upcoming Wide-IO faster Memory Interface architecture for future ARM Processors to input and output much faster memory bandwidth. To run the same workload, it can use 60-70% less power of the memory plus memory interface power within the SoC, which is a large part of the power consumption within an ARM SoC, Samsung is ready with the technology. The business is about the timing, they are aiming for the best timing to introduce this technology. Provides for example 17gbit/s memory bandwidth, allowing to increase memory bandwidth possibly above 100gbit/s, to be confirmed as better technology is implemented. The history of LP-DDR is to increase the frequency to increase memory bandwidth, but with Samsung’s Wide-IO memory design, they can increase the memory lines instead and thus achieve much better memory bandwidth, possibly running 2-3x faster memory bandwidth at the same frequency, perhaps something like 50gbit/s easily. The demand for the memory bandwidth for smartphone devices will surpass memory bandwidth for the traditional desktop PC.

Samsung Exynos5420 HMP big.LITTLE demo

Posted by – November 21, 2013

Samsung shows HMP big.LITTLE mode working on the Exynos5420, Heterogeneous Multi Processing means that you can manage the 8 big.LITTLE cores independently and use them all at the same time. Showing HMP mode achieving a higher benchmark result over IKS process switching mode on the same CPU and on the same exact tablet hardware. Even being able to do full Octa Core Exynos5420 CPU and the full 6-core Mali-T628 GPU performance using renderscript at the same time heterogeneously achieving the maximum performance and at the same time also improving battery life when doing the same task. Showing here some advanced photo editing app using renderscript to optimize performance of that type of app.

faytech touchscreen factory tour

Posted by – November 19, 2013

Watch as Arne Weber, the General Manager of faytech ltd. conducts a 48-minute tour of his factory based in Shenzhen China. Having been in the Touchscreen business in Germany for many years, Arne and his Chinese wife Fan relocated to China 2008, opened a factory and began to manufacture their own proprietary designs of Touchscreen Monitors and Touchscreen PCs in March of 2010. The business has grown substantially since its inception, and now occupies over 15,000 square feet in the Hongmen Technology Park, in Shenzhen. With a staff of over 70 people, faytech has in-house engineering and product design capabilities and manufactures faytech branded products that are sold in countries around the world. In 2013 faytech was awarded an ISO 9001:2008 certification for meeting internationally set standards for their manufacturing operation. Known for their unique designs, and excellent craftsmanship, German engineering, Asian manufacturing, and global service has become the trademark of this up and coming company in the touchscreen industry. faytech now has sales, distribution, and service in Germany, China, and in the USA. Fan, Arne and their team are very proud of their continuing development of unique and interesting products. faytech products are being used by some of the largest companies in Europe including Siemens, Bosch, and Continental, used in NYC during Fashion Week and at the world famous Madison Square Garden, in US based car washes, Brazilian and Tunisian police cars, trains in Spain, earth moving equipment in Africa, on fitness equipment in Germany, and many other international programs.

Contact this industrial touchscreen solution supplier:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second Phase,
Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Longgang, Shenzhen
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
sales@faytech.com
support@faytech.com
http://www.faytech.com

Alldocube 9.7″ HD IPS Display Tablet for 125$ and 7.85″ 1024×768 IPS Tablet with 3G for 125$

Posted by – October 28, 2013

Alldocube makes Android Smartphones and Tablets.

9.7″ HD IPS Display Tablet with 1Gb RAM and with 16Gb NAND Flash memory costs at around 125$ for MOQ of 1000 pieces.

7.85″ 1024×768 IPS Tablet  Quad core MTK8389 with built-in 3G is sold also for around 125$.

Contact Alldocube (serious distributors only please):
Shenzhen Alldocube Technology and Science Co. LTD
Address: 2F, Building 17, Pinshang Industrial PArk Liuxian Boulevard, Xili, Nanshan Dist, Shenzhen, China
Tel: +86 755 33022880
Fax: +86 755 21534551
e-Mail: mykie@51cube.com
Website: www.51cube.com

Hampoo OMAP5 PCB Design House

Posted by – October 24, 2013

Hampoo shows some of their OMAP5 PCB Designs, use cases may be for in-car entertainment systems, medial usage, industrial usage. Of course it also depends what Texas Instruments plans to do with OMAP5 precisely. Hampoo may be one of the leading PCB designers in Shenzhen designing special use case PCB designs, they have a long history working on OMAP3, OMAP4 and OMAP5 and they now also work on Exynos5 and some other designs to come. Hampoo showcases their naked eye 3D tablet also, based on OMAP4470, I also filmed Hampoo showing off their tablets at Computex here: http://armdevices.net/2013/07/19/arm-cortex-a9-glass-free-3d-tab-10-1inch-by-hampoo/

Contact Hampoo:
Snehesh Sinha
snehesh@hampoo.com
http://www.hampoo.com

Adreamer shows $60 6.5″ MT6572, $150 9.7″ MT6572, $50 DreamerTab A20, $75 MSM8225Q and more

Posted by – October 23, 2013

Adreamer shows their latest range of tablets. including $60 7″ MT6572, $150 9.7″ MT6572, $48 7″ RK3168, $50 Kids tablet on Allwinner A20, $128 10.1″ RK3188 with removable Huawei 3G card, $160 9.7″ MT8389. Adreamer sells about 60K tablets per month with 300 workers in their factory.

Contact Adreamer (serious distributors only please):
Shenzhen Adreamer Technology Co Ltd
Julie Zhu, Overseas Sales
juliezhu@adreamertech.com
http://www.adreamertech.com
Mobile: +86 13714679016
Phone: +86 75529190880

Filmed at Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Shenzhen Newstar $43 3.5″ MT6572W, $65 4″ MSM8225, $51 4″ Broadcom BCM21663, $85 4.5″ BCM23550

Posted by – October 22, 2013

Shenzhen Newstar shows their very impressive range of new low cost Android Smartphones such as $46 and $43 3.5″ MediaTek MT6572W Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, $65 4″ Qualcomm MSM8225 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A5, $51 4″ Broadcom BCM21663 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, $85 4.5″ BCM23550 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, $120 5″ MT6589 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 and several other new phone models with range of different screen sizes, battery capacity and more. Newstar also for example has a 7″ A20 Tablet for $38.5. All prices are bulk, 1K/3K order minimum.

You can contact Newstar here (serious importers/distributors only please):
Shenzhen Newstar Enterprises Co Ltd
Frank Hu, CEO
Mobile: +86 15999670165
Phone: +86 75525132033
sales8@newstar8.com
http://www.newstar8.com

Filmed at Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Ramos shows their latest Actions, Allwinner, MediaTek and Intel Tablets

Posted by – October 21, 2013

Ramos shows their latest range of Allwinner, Actions, MediaTek and Intel based tablets.