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/

$109 7.85″ MTK8382, $138 9.7″ Retina RK3188 from Luckystar

Posted by – April 18, 2014

Luckystar shows their latest tablets. A Luckystar 3G tablet with 7.85inch IPS display, 1Gb of RAM and powered by Mediatek MTK8382 quad-core CPU costs around $109. The tablet comes in different colors and has 8Gb of internal storage expendable by SD Card. Another new Luckystar successful tablet has a 9.7inch Retina IPS display, 2Gb of RAM and powered by Rockchip RK3188 quad-core CPU. This tablet has 16Gb of internal storage expendable by SD Card. This tablet with the 3G calling function costs $158 and without 3G calling function costs $138. Luckystar sells more than 300k devices per month. You can also watch my 40-minute tour at the Luckystar factory here.

Aprolink shows RK3168 SmartGlass

Posted by – April 18, 2014

Aprolink is a Taiwanese company that is currently working on smart watch and smart glasses solutions. They are showing their new smart glasses along with a smart watch with a small OLED display. The smart glasses module is detachable that can be put on and off even in your prescription glasses. The smart glasses are powered by a Rockchip RK3168 CPU. The device has a HD micro display by Himax and runs Android 4.2. The smart glasses can be connected with other devices with its Bluetooth 4.0 and has a battery life expected up to 3 hours with its 500mAh battery. Aprolink smart glasses can be controlled by a touchpad that is located on the right side of the device and the retail price is expected to be under $500.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

Ir Dr the Hon. Lo Wai Kwok, Chairman, HKTDC Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee

Posted by – April 17, 2014

Interview about the HKTDC Electronics Fair with Ir Dr the Hon. Lo Wai Kwok, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronics Industry Advisory Committee.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

Pipo shows RK3288 Tablet, 6.4″ FHD MT6592 and more

Posted by – April 17, 2014

Pipo P1 is one of the world’s first Rockchip RK3288 Tablets yet shown features Retina, , to be released perhaps as soon as the end of this month. Pipo also shows some Phablet 6.4″ FHD and other large MT6592 devices, PIpo also shows some Intel powered tablet and tablet with Surface-style keyboard.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

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

Cookening connects people with locals through home-cooked meals

Posted by – April 16, 2014

Cookening is a platform that allows users to connect with people from different cultures by attending or hosting home-cooked meals. The startup provides a unique opportunity for travelers to experience authentic, local cuisine in the city they’re visiting, and for the hosts to meet new people. Cédric Giorgi’s initial thoughts started 2 years ago and some time later Cookening got founded.

Hosts are free to cook any meal they want to, but they first have to create a dashboard that includes information from their profile, photos of dishes they have cooked before, a list of the dishes that will be included (appetizer, main course, dessert, etc.), the location and photos of their home, and the cost of the meal.

Travelers can easily search available meals by the city that they are visiting. Once they find a meal, they can book it right on the Cookening website through its secure payment system, or message the host to find out more information. Cooks can respond to the messages and then choose to accept or decline a request. After the meal, hosts and guests can write a review to let users know about the experience they had through Cookening.