$4 Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC now in full mass production tablets, my reports from range of factories and PCB design houses
Over this past week, I filmed at some of the factories and PCB design houses that are ramping up mass production of their new Allwinner A33 with Mali400MP2 based tablet designs, including Yifang, Neostra, Aikun, Storex, ChipHD and iNet. Allwinner sells the complete SoC at only $4, to that the PCB designs and factories add all the other components that make up a tablet, reaching prices below $33 for 7" tablets with 1024x600 displays when bought in bulks of more than 5000 pieces (as you can see in the Neostra video). Allwinner positions their new A33 chipset as the new entry-level performance to be expected in the entry-level Android tablets to be sold worldwide. Not only improving the multi-core performance, Allwinner has also improved power consumption through optimizing the DDR RAM system, an advanced fabrication process, optimized DVFS technology, and a unique Talking Standby mode that allows extremely low power consumption during voice calls. Mali400MP2 GPU architecture. A33 is pin-compatible with A23 dual core, offers 1080p video playback and capture, Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280x800, SmartColor display technology and an Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec.
You can read more at the official Allwinner press release.
- Allwinner A33 launched at Computex 2014 (armdevices.net)
- Yifang Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production (armdevices.net)
- Neostra Factory Tour, making A80T Onda V989, launching A33 mass production (armdevices.net)
- Aikun Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production (armdevices.net)
- Storex launches Allwinner A33 Tablet mass production (armdevices.net)
- Allwinner's $4 quad-core chip now shipping in $60 Android tablets (liliputing.com)
Here's the tagline at http://www.mixtile.com "Build Your OWN Home Media Server Running Linux, Android and XBMC." and "Easy connect via Gigabyte Ethernet, WiFi 802.11a/g/n and ZigBee" sounds good. Here are some of the specs of the Mixtile LOFT-Q:
· Mini PC Powered by AllWinner A31 (Quad Core Cortex-A7)
· Build Your OWN Home Media Server
· Open-source BSP, U-Boot and Linux Kernel
· ZigBee + Gigabit Ethernet + WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
· USB x 4, SATA, HDMI, TOSLINK/3.5mm JACK
· Board $89/Suite $119
- Mixtile LOFT-Q Board and LOFT Kit mini PC Powered by AllWinner A31 (cnx-software.com)
Geniatech 4K HDMI passthrough in ATV1810, H.265 hardware decode in ATV585 and Roadmap at Geniatech HQ
Geniatech shows their ATV1810 4K Box with HDMI passthrough and their ATV585 Box with H265 Hardware decode, their newest Set-top-box based on Model ATV1810 (prototype) Amlogic Quad Core A9 CPU @ 2GHz + Mali (Octa Core) 450 GPU @ 600MHz, connected to a $420 4K Konka 39“ TV Set (LED39K60U), a live movie playback of UHD 4/2K (3840x2160) video decoding @30fps, connect to the HDMI IN ATV1810, passthrough of the live PiP (picture in picture) of a ATV585 (Prototype) Quad Core A5 CPU @ 1.5GHz + Mali 450 GPU @ 600MHz of a hardware accelerated HEVC/H.265 up to 1920 x 1080p @ 60fps.
HDMI in / HDMI passthrough Technology allow the comfortable situation of having any kind of combination of a all-in-1 of consuming content and been entertained by such as movies, games, News managed by one platform, by integrating existing player / entertainment systems solution. For consumer means that there is no need to switch the HDMI Input at the TV set anymore, because this Geniatech technology of HDMI In / HDMI passthrough support/accept any kind of high res blue-ray player, game consoles (PS4, PS5, Xbox). The consumer can easily switch between this two content sources and use existing player in combination of Geniatech UHD 4/2K Android TV Box – Platform.
For further information about product inquiries from Geniatech, please check their website http://www.geniatech.com, or contact them directly anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: +86 755 86028588
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.
Tour at the Ramos offices in Shenzhen Hi-Tech Park area. Here they have their engineers, sales, marketing and management departments, while their factory is at another part of Shenzhen (at which I may film later). Ramos shows their Exynos5260 Hexacore based tablet, as well as some MediaTek and Intel based tablets.
Ramos shows their latest and upcoming Tablets and Smartphones on Samsung Exynos5260 Hexacore, MediaTek MT6592, Actions ATM7039 and they also do dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Android on x86.
They sell 80-100K Tablets per month, they're a spin-off from Sawink with 60 people in their factory. RK3026 9" and 10.1" for around $54-60.
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Cubietech Headquarters Tour in Shenzhen China showing off their new and upcoming Cubieboard8 using the Allwinner A80 big.LITTLE 2Ghz Octa Core quad ARM Cortex-A15 with quad ARM Cortex-A7 and 64-core PowerVR G6230 GPU, 2GB RAM, H265 4K hardware decode, USB3, 16Mp camera support and a lot more. You can find out more about Cubieboard at http://cubieboard.org/
Firstview has sold 6 million ARM Powered Laptops since 2009, making them posibly the leading ARM Powered Laptop maker in the world thus far. Firstview's 11.6" RK3188 Ultrabook, with 360 degree rotating 11.6" 1366x768 capacitive touch-screen, 3 USB Host ports, Mini HDMI, BT4, 86keys keyboard, Audio-jack and a full sized SD card slot. 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in Flash memory. 15mm thickness and 1.5Kg in weight. It supports USB Hard drive, USB Printer, with a 7000mAh battery letting it playback video for more than 4 hours, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video-chat, 2.4/5Ghz dual-band Wi-Fi, supports external 3G/4G USB dongle. This Android 4.4 laptop supports and comes pre-installed with e-reader software (Aldiko), word/excell/powerpoint editing (OfficeSuite), Skype and much more with full Google Play Google Apps support.
You can contact Firstview here (please only for interested distributors):
Michael, Project Director
Phone: +86 755 86307804
Address: Room 213 Block A, Mingyou Sourcing Center, Baoyuan Road, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China
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.
You can read more about Geniatech Dragon Board here: http://www.geniatech.com/dragon-board.asp