MediaTek’s Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC is optimized for tablet in the MT8392, where the CPU is basically the same as MT6592 but where the SoC is tweaked for tablet usages, supporting higher charging power over MicroUSB, supports larger high resolution displays and more. MediaTek’s Tablet SoC design can scale on and off the cores to save power thus provide quite good battery life with for example their MT8392 Octa Core. MediaTek also has their MT8135 big.LITTLE processor with dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 and dual-core ARM Cortex-A7. They also shows their MT8125 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with a PowerVR SGX544MP1 GPU. MT8117 is MediaTek’s WiFi only low cost dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 for tablets while the MediaTek MT8127 is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 at 1.5GHz with a quad-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU, has built-in 3G, FHD display and H265 playback.
AAA Tablet PC Technology Co.,Ltd. shows their latest tablets. A 3G, IPS 6.95″ 1280 x 800 resolution, MT8312 CPU tablet costs around $60. An Intel Atom powered 3G tablet running Windows RT OS costs around $100. They kids tablet powered by a RK3026 CPU and 4G LTE tablets with different screen sizes. AAA is based in Shenzhen and has about 300 workers.
Netronix puts Wacom touch on a 6.8″ 1440×1080 E Ink Android e-reader based on the Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite. Wacom is working on collaborative solutions for Wacom enabled E Ink e-readers like this one. If they do it right, I think Google should get involved, this could make it a really big new market for the E Ink based devices with touch for productive collaboration in education and enterprise. Netronix also has different other E Ink Android devices, secondary displays, large ones, and even the Netronix E Ink Smartwatch which I filmed here.
You can contact Netronix here (please only contact if you are serious about distributing their products):
Robert Lu, e-Book Div. Marketing Dept. Project Manager
I filmed Eken many times and on January 11th 2012 at their booth it was the first time I heard about Allwinner, Eken was the first Tablet company I had seen implementing the Allwinner A10. This probably means that Eken has a close relationship with Allwinner to always implement their newest processors early into their tablet manufacturing.
Geniatech shows off their new AmLogic S802 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based specialized set-top-box for industrial use cases, such as hotels, advertising, hospitality and other special use cases, includes special ports for programming. LVDS for the display, GPIO (General Input/Output), SATA, USB, and a lot more. Bringing Geniatech’s Android solution for industrial use, half or a third of the price of x86 based PC devices. Geniatech also shows their compact DVB tuners, DVB-T, ISDB-T, ATSC and DVB-T2.
Netronix is showing their upcoming new flexible E Ink Smartwatch design, using the E Ink display means the display remains always-on, and it has Bluetooth 4.0 features with Android 4.4 and iOS7, 77grams, 4-6 days battery life, the price can be around $70-$80. Netronix is a Taiwan based design house, they deliver E Ink based ARM Powered devices for customers that buy bulk and brand it.
MediaTek launches the Linkit platform called Aster MT2502, combining the MCU, PMIC, Bluetooth, Memory and Modem all into one chip. Lowering the power consumption, lowering the size, and even lowering the cost, MediaTek also introduces the Tiny System that kicks-in to standby mode on a lowered 26Mhz CPU frequency, down from a peak of 260Mhz that this MT2502 is designed to run at. When the Smartwatch is in use, it runs on RTOS Nucleus OS, running basic Smart functions with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. Thus lower power (runs up to 4 days) compared to the existing MediaTek MT6260 platform which already runs a whole range of sub-$30 Smartwatches on the market. Supports QVGA 320×240 displays only, MediaTek is working with all kinds of different display providers including also E Ink. To accelerate development on their Linkit, MediaTek launches the MediaTek Labs providing a development board with SDK, find more information at http://www.mediatek.com/en/labs/
Here’s the MediaTek MT6592 with LTE Support, ripping out the modem part and adding MediaTek’s Multimode Worldwide Cat4 LTE modem 150mbit/150mbit, it’s thus packaged together. This is MediaTek entering the LTE market, power consumption being optimized, the next generation big.LITTLE MT6595 with integrated LTE is four ARM Cortex-A15 and four ARM Cortex-A7 where the modem part is using ARM Cortex-R4 arriving in Q3. MediaTek’s 64bit SoC may also be available as soon as the end of this year.
Using MHL 2.0 and 3.0, these ultra thin ultra-book looking Laptop Dock shells, here AmTRAN shows the upcoming extremely nice looking 11.6″ MHL Laptop Dock, with an MHL input along with drivers to run the display, a sleek keyboard, mousepad, and USB Host ports to connect more if you want. Then your MHL enabled Smartphone reconfigures the Android home UI to optimize for a Laptop usage, for productivity. MHL 3.0 Laptop Docks are also going to be released with faster input/output bandwidth from the phone, 4K, touch screen and more functionality. The idea is to bundle the MediaTek MT6582 Quad-core phone with this 11.6″ Laptop Dock for sub-$300, all inclusive, no contracts needed. MediaTek among other ARM Chip makers are working with MHL to optimize Smartphones and Laptop dock designs for MHL Laptop productivity.
ARM demonstrates what it will be like to have a Smart Home, some of how it’ll feel like to have many different things in your home connected through Internet of Things to your Smartphone.