Hena PCB Design House Tour

Posted by – August 8, 2014

Hena sells almost 3 million tablets per year, here’s a tour at the PCB Design House in Shenzhen China. Hena has Allwinner as strategic partner now working on Allwinner A33 and Allwinner A80, they also work with Rockchip and MediaTek. This video features their software, hardware, mechanical designers and more. Hena sells more than 1 million Allwinner A23 tablets per year. Hena is the world leading portable DVD player maker at the moment, their target is to sell over 5 million tablets per year.

Gajah GD2505 Bluetooth Speaker is better than Jawbone and Beats

Posted by – August 4, 2014

Singapore based Gajah International has designed a superior Bluetooth Speaker to compete with bluetooth speakers such as the ones from Jawbone and Beats at less than half of the price at a retail price around $80 to $90.

You can contact Gajah here:
Richard Han
yhhan@gajah.com.hk
Mobile: +86 13925259985
http://gajah.com.hk

Netronix 6.8″ E Ink Wacom touch i.MX6 Solo Android E-reader

Posted by – August 3, 2014

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
robert.lu@netronixinc.com
http://netronixinc.com

ChipHD Allwinner A33 PCB Design House

Posted by – August 3, 2014

ChipHD is a PCB Design House working with Allwinner since 2008, optimizing tablet designs, now showing off their nice looking 7″ qHD with narrow bezel and their 8″. They have around 100 engineers in the company. Designing hardware, software and testing.

You can contact the ChipHD design house here:
Shenzhen ChipHD Technology Co.,Ltd.
Ouyang Jianxia
oyjx@chiphd.com
http://chiphd.com/en/
Phone: +86 755 26614116-814
Mobile: +86 15818729332

Yihengke Allwinner A33 PCB Design House

Posted by – August 2, 2014

Tour at the Yihengke PCB Design House, showing their new Allwinner A33 based Tablet designs in 7″, 10.1″ and more. Check out their PCB Design staff working on PCB layout, Android Linux software optimization, case designs, testing and more.

You can contact Yihengke here:
Alan@yihengke.com
Mobile: +86 18682147424
Phone: +86 755 26905055
QQ: 385333276

faytech 10” Touchscreen-Monitor V2

Posted by – August 1, 2014

Last year, I posted a 48-minute tour at the faytech touchscreen factory.

Here is the latest version (V.2) of faytech´s 7”-12″” Touchscreen Monitor Series has numerous detail improvements including lockable standard connections, a unique cable channelling back cover and mounting frames for machine and wall mount integration. Additionally each model has faster start up and reaction times because of an improved controller chipset.

The series retains its features including: LED backlights, 4-wire resistive touch panel, extra robust components, extended current input (8-36V), VGA+HDMI ports, three video inputs, wall mountable, a high-quality pedestal, and extended temperature range. Each Touchscreen Monitor comes with faytech’s 100% guarantee of no defective pixels, and is suitable for 24/7 operation.

The high resolution support (e.g. 1080p, 1920×1200 pixels) of these faytech touchscreens make them the perfect choice for a wide variety of applications. Some of these include: use as a surveillance monitor when combined with a HTPC or with security cameras; as control panels in the industrial area; in kiosk systems; as cash monitor or information terminals; for machine control; home automation; on farm machinery; on forklifts in distribution centers; wind turbine controls; telematics in transportation systems and in many other areas.

The integrated touch panel is reliable and accurate. The touch function is quickly established via the USB port of your PC, while industrial users can connect the touch function through the serial port. faytech includes touchscreen drivers for popular Microsoft (CE, WinXP, Vista), Mac and Linux operating systems. For Win7 and Win8 operating systems, no driver installation is needed because the MER4485 chipset used in faytech´s in-house designed touch controller supports Login using virtual keyboard and immediate use of windows gestures after Login. This makes starting and using Windows 8 incredibly easy. Embedded systems like e.g. the raspberry Pi are also supported.

Customization is available for project customers (e.g. higher brightness, brightness sensor, IP protection classes, webcam, scanners, printers, capacitive and SAW touch panels, etc.). See more information about faytech products at www.faytech.com

$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

Posted by – July 29, 2014

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 1024×600 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 1280×800, SmartColor display technology and an Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec.

You can read more at the official Allwinner press release.

$89 Mixtile LOFT-Q Allwinner A31 Mini PC

Posted by – July 28, 2014

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

You can contact Mixtile here:
Tel: +86 755 8836 0360
Email: sales@focalcrest.com
Site: http://www.mixtile.com
Wechat: mixtile
http://facebook.com/mixtile
http://twitter.com/mixtile

Geniatech 4K HDMI passthrough in ATV1810, H.265 hardware decode in ATV585 and Roadmap at Geniatech HQ

Posted by – July 28, 2014

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 (3840×2160) 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 sales@geniatech.com / Telephone: +86 755 86028588

Eken launches Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablet and more

Posted by – July 27, 2014

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.