Rockchip shows the world’s first H.265 and VP9 advanced video playback on their Rockchip RK3188 processor. Right now Rockchip is doing this software based decoding, with potential support for hardware based decoding coming later. This shows how the Rockchip RK3188 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 is fast enough to do such advanced software based video decoding. In the future, even Rockchip’s single-core and dual-core will support H.265 and VP9 codec, the goal is to have 1080p software based playback on RK3188 and 720p support on the Rockchip’s dual and single-core. The H.265 and VP9 support is added with a patch with no need to do a full firmware flash upgrade. The new H.265 HEVC and the WebM VP9 codecs can potentially save something like half the bitrate and file size at the same video quality.
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Check out this 7″ dual-sim-GPRS MT6515 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 based tablet with hot-swappable batteries that I found on the market in Shenzhen. I think you can get IPS for $10 more and 3G-capable dual-sim MT6577 for $10-$20 more. I like the hot-swappable batteries.
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Sriram Peruvemba is the new Chief Marketing Officer at Cambrios, the company that is shipping silver nanowire based inks to the transparent and flexible conductor markets. Their ClearOhm material is already replacing ITO and enables high-conductivity transparent film ranging from 10 to 300 Ohms/square. In this video, Sri showed us examples of products already in the market – All-In-One computers from LG Electronics, large area monitors from eTurbotouch, mobile phones from NEC/NTT Docomo, kiosk monitors from G-Vision etc.- that use their ClearOhm silver nanowires. While at Computex we saw more and more devices with touch screens in them, the market appears to be growing rapidly and having more transparent and more conductive touch screens makes perfect sense. And with electronic paper and flexible OLED products getting close to mass production, transparent conductors that can also be flexible/bendable/rollable would be very desirable. We will bring you more updates on this technology in future videos.
Acer releases the worlds brightest compact LED DLP projector, the LED lamp lasts 30 thousand hours, no need to worry about changing your projector lamp. This K335 is 1000 Lumen, ultra bright, the worlds brightest in that form factor. Price is to be announced later this month as this product gets released.
Mele is finalizing the software optimizations including maximizing the number of Android games to be optimized for game joysticks gameplay, now starting to ship their newest A1000G Allwinner A31 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based Set-top-box. The performance may be about PS2 grade at the moment, with above PS3 type quality that may be expected once Allwinner releases an ARM Cortex-A15/A7 big.LITTLE platform later in the year. You can order the Mele A1000G A31 box here.
Pipo’s yet most popular RK3188 tablet, this is their 10.1″ 1280×800 IPS RK3188 tablet. They sell more than Rockchip can yet provide of the RK3188 processor, the demand being so huge for this product. This is perhaps one of the first RK3188 devices that was introduced on the market, it’s also perhaps one of the first RK3188 devices with Android 4.2 pre-loaded.
Saving a lot of money compared to using x86 for cloud computing, web serving and for storage servers, Calxeda is able to show some of the latest Calxeda ARM Powered server solutions being developed and released to the server market by Foxconn, Aaeon and Gigabyte.
Pipo releases this 7.85″ RK3188 tablet, to be released in the middle of June.