Toradex is showcasing the popular TAQ balancing robot featuring a Colibri iMX7 SoM based on NXP’s new heterogeneous multicore i.MX7 processor with Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 and additional ARM Cortex-M4 core for low-power, real-time or connected-standby IoT. Amid Toradex’s broad product portfolio is the new high performance Apalis TK1 SoM based on NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 featuring a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 192 CUDA cores for high-end computer vision and 4k video applications for example. Other demos include an impressive Qt Linux fast boot demo featuring an automotive cluster on Apalis i.MX6.
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HP releases what they claim to be world’s thinnest and most secure business 2-in-1 convertible laptop, with a 13.3″ 4K display option (also the cheaper FHD and a FHD SureView privacy mode (so neighboring passengers on a flight or elsewhere can’t see what you are doing), with up to 16 hours and 30 minutes of battery life, 7th Generation Intel Core processor, 2x USB 3.0, USB Type-C, HDMI, Micro SD. You can read more about it here: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/elitebook-x360/overview.html
Iview, brand of Wiltronic Corporation, shows their latest Allwinner products including 2-in-1 Convertible and Detachable Touchscreen Laptops with Allwinner Double OS, all-in-one VR 3D Goggles and Camera, Smart Speaker, Smart Home, Tablet, and Converter Box. They do FHD Tablet, A83 all-in-one VR and more.
Azpen is showing some of their latest Allwinner powered products, the Azpen Hybrx A1160 which I filmed previously here and here they have the Allwinner powered Smart Robot Home Assistant that can potentially be connected to the Amazon Alexa service, the AzpenHome SmartHub based on Allwinner R16 with a rotatable security camera and an 8″ 1280×800 display.
Zoomtak Uplus is powered by Amlogic S912 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 at up to 2.0GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU at up to 750MHz, it supports 4K HDR10, VP9, H.265 10bit decode, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC and supports an internal 2.5″ SATA hard drive up to 2TB. Zoomtak Uplus TV Box comes with LED screen in the front panel, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with pre-installed Kodi 16.1 Jarvis (stable version). It supports OTA update. HDMI 2.0, CVBS output (RCA), stereo audio (2x RCA), Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB ports, IR receiver, 5V/3A Power Supply available in Silver, Red, Blue and Black. You can read more about it on Zoomtak’s website.
Distributors can contact Zoomtak here:
Shenzhen Zoomtak Electronics Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 755 29033689
Mob: +86 13538098986 (whatsapp)
Sunchip shows their latest RK3399 Hexacore 64bit dual ARM Cortex-A72 with quad ARM Cortex-A53 with Sata port, USB Type-C and USB3 and more. Sunchip also shows their dual lens 360 panoramic video camera. Sunchip CX-A12 is their 64bit AmLogic S912 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 based TV Box. Sunchip releases true 4K sports camera based on Hisilicon Hi3559 V100 which is a 32bit big.LITTLE SoC using one ARM Cortex-A17 and one ARM Cortex-A7 core on 28nm HPC+ process using HiSilicon fifth-generation Hi-Lark video encoder which can encode 4K@30fps and 1080p@30fps simultaneously, 2K@60fps, 1080p@120fps or 720p@240fps. Hi3559 V100 supports dual sensor inputs for a dual-lens 4K@30fps 360 VR camera which Sunchip says they are working toward.
http://whatisop.com details the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks, it’s the Rockchip RK3399-C Hexacore 6-core, dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE formation with Mali-T860MP GPU.
I believe that OP1 is the big push by Google and Rockchip, together with manufacturing partners such as Samsung shipping with Samsung Chromebook Plus from February 12th for $449 at Amazon.com to finally push Chromebooks to a Billion users worldwide, now with OP1, I believe that they have optimized the processor for mass market Chromebook success, with an optimal performance, power consumption and price point. They have worked for over a year on the OP1, to optimize it for the Chromebook market. As you can read on http://whatisop.com the OP1 chip is optimized for smooth low power consumption web browsing on super nice high resolution displays, with dual USB Type-C connectivity, fast reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, up to 4K playback, it uses GPU Compute to optimize the performance of every aspect of the Chrome OS web browsing UI. Fonts, scrolling, displaying images, animations, video, all is optimized, improved and accelerated also by the Mali-T860 GPU. Unlike Intel x86 Chromebooks, the OP1 platform runs all Android apps natively without emulation, that means that all the advanced Android apps optimized for productivity, such as Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, many other productivity Android apps such as OfficeSuite and PDF Editor, Free Office, Docs to Go, also Google Drive, Polaris Office, Quip, WPS Office and PDF and thousands of other productivity apps already available on Android, and thousands of advanced games on Android, all these apps are optimized for ARM, with Native Code in them that just runs better on ARM. I would guess that running any of these thousands of advanced Android apps might consume half the power to run on ARM compared with x86.
JmGO presents their latest brighter projector the JmGO G3 Pro with up to 1200 ANSI Lumen brightness, can project at up to 300 inches size home theater. Powered by the AmLogic T866, it runs Android, features auto-focus, motorized lens door hiding the lens from dust when not in use, with its built-in hi-fi speakers it can also function as a bluetooth speaker when the projector is powered off. With a Native Resolution of 1280×800, it supports 3D, WiFi, Ethernet, the nice remote control works over 2.4Ghz RF. It has USB3, USB2, SPDIF and Mini-jack audio output and analog AV input through a mini-jack cable.
Allwinner is showing off some of their latest technologies at their CES 2017 showroom. Allwinner claims to have a leading market share of the all-in-one VR market. They are entering the Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible Smart Speakers market. Allwinner Double OS is being pushed for the affordable 2-in-1 market changing the UI from Tablet mode to Productivity mode. Allwinner partners with Qualcomm for their affordable LTE enabled Tablet range. A64 is being pushed for the Laptop market. The Allwinner R16 with Tina OS powered sweeping robot is sold on the Xiaomi ecosystem. The end of this video also mentions the roadmap where Allwinner will have over 16 new chipsets in 2017 and they are working to introduce a 16nm solution the end of the year.
Here’s a booth tour at the Qualcomm CES 2017 Booth, showing some of the features that Qualcomm is introducing with their 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor, the first processor to use the “Built on Cortex” technology ARM License. Qualcomm’s 10nm Kryo 280 might be built (my speculation) on quad ARM Cortex-A73 and quad ARM Cortex-A53, but customized by Qualcomm with their own design features on top, or throughout, including also Qualcomm’s own memory controllers and Qualcomm’s new X16 Gigabit LTE Baseband system. Qualcomm X16 Baseband supports up to Gigabit 1000mbit/s download speed and 150Mbps upload speed. It can function over a mix of licensed and unlicensed carrier spectrum. At the Qualcomm booth, this video also shows off some of the other awesome features that Qualcomm is making available with Snapdragon 835, includingn HDR10 4K60p HDMI 2.1a support and potentially HDR ready displays for smartphones to come, Project Tango and similar depth sensing for 6-degrees of freedom VR experiences merging the virtual world with the real world, turning VR into AR. Some other new multimedia features include live real-time stitching of 360 video at 4K 60 frames per second (possibly encoding with H265) which could enable the most advanced 360 video recording, also possibly recording 360 audio. Then combining 3 microphones to design directional audio recording similar to a shotgun microphone, improving the electronic image stabilization functionality (now to version 3.0) and deep neural networks run on the device for integrating advanced computer vision in the smartphone.
Samsung releases the nicest ARM Powered Chromebook in the world ($449 at Amazon.com), the Samsung Chromebook Plus is powered by the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks (Rockchip RK3399) dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 Hexacore 64bit with ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This Chromebook is ultra-thin at 14mm, ultra-light at 1.08kg yet runs 10 hours on the battery even with its amazingly nice and bright 3:2 aspect ratio 12.3″ 2400×1600 Quad-HD ultra-bright 400nit LCD Display durable with Gorilla Glass 3.
Xiaomi is a 6-year old startup from China that has shipped hundreds of millions of Smartphones, but mostly in China. Xiaomi is trying to expand to Europe and the USA. Here presenting the Xiaomi Mi Mix that uses a bezel-less 6.4″ 1080p Sharp IGZO display, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 16Megapixel back camera, 5Megapixel front camera, 128gb or 256gb of storage.
Huawei Honor President George Zhao presents Huawei Honor 6X, 5.5″ Kirin 655 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53
Huawei Honor 6X ($249 at Amazon.com) is based on the 16nm Hisilicon Kirin 655 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Here it’s presented by George Zhao, President of Honor, introducing the Honor marketing strategy, its prospects for growth in Europe and the USA.
Now selling at $599 retail unlocked in the USA on Amazon.com, Huawei Mate 9 features the Hisilicon Kirin 960, the world’s first ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71 in a Smartphone. With a beautiful 6″ 1080p display, runs Android 7 Nougat with Huawei EMUI 5 UI that features machine learning in the system to prevent any sort of lag, tracking behavior to provide a faster response on mostly used apps and not slowing down with long use. Huawei partnered with Leica to create a dual-lens camera giving a clear image and allowing bokeh effect using wide aperture effect and post-focusing on any point of interest in the image. 4000mAh battery and full day 20min fast charge. Available in 5 different colors, works on 1334 carriers in 217 countries & regions, Nano SIM+MicroSD slot or 2x SIM slots supporting GSM and WCDMA.
Lenovo presents their second generation X1 Yoga 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet with an impressive Wave Keyboard system that recesses and locks the keyboard when in Tablet Mode. Runs Windows 10 Pro, comes with 14″ WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440) or 14″ WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) or 14″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, Up to 16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3, from 128GB SSD SATA up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 16 hours battery life, 720p Webcam, Dockable and rechargeable stylus pen, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), 17.4mm thickness and 1.36kg for OLED version, 17.05mm and 1.42kg for LCD version, available from $1499 in February.
Lenovo launches their 5th Generation Thinkpad Carbon X1 with 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, with carbon-fiber reinforced chassis, lighter at 1.14kg and thinner at 15.95mm, Windows 10 Pro, dual Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C ports (for charging and dongles), 14″ FHD or Quad- HD display. Intel HD Graphics 620, 720p webcam, Up to 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3, Up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 15.5 hours battery life, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), it starts at $1349 available in February in Silver and Black. You can read more at: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/think-x1/?IPromoID=LEN586088
Marvell AndromedaBox Networking Edge development board, following the http://96boards.org size but with larger ports than the initial 96boards spec, it that can be configured to be used in many applications such as mobile NAS (network-attached storage), IoT gateways, home cloud server etc. The board features the 64bit dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 Marvell Armada 3700 processor, PCI-E 2.0 support, a USB 3.0 port, a SATA 3.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, WiFi 802.11ac built in, 8GB of eMMC memory, and Bluetooth 4.2.
iNew is a smartphone manufacturer that demos here their L7 model with a 5” AMOLED display, dual-core processor (options up to octa-core), metal back with a fingerprint sensor, an 1800mAh battery, and it runs Android 5.1 (upgradeable to v6). Price quoted is around US$69 for 3k units. The U9 is a 6” model with a 3000mAh battery, quad-core processor, 2.5D curved glass display, 8MP+2MP camera config, and LTE connectivity. Their smartwatch displays real-time heart rate, sleep quality, blood pressure and steps taken, and costs US$120 approx. Lastly, on display are their smartphones, with the cheapest one selling for US$30 approx with an MTK6580 chipset, 1GB RAM, and 4” display.
Emdoor shows us here their Android laptop with 11.6” 1366×768-pixel display, MT8173 chipset with 2xCortex-A53 and 2xCortex-A72 cores, PowerVR GX6250 GPU, 1/2GB DDR3 RAM, 16-64GB of NAND storage, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, USB Type-C, HDMI port, a hinge that can swivel 270° and a 6-7hour battery life. The optional Remix OS allows one to run PC apps as well.
Shenzhen Huihua Exploit Technology Co., Ltd, also known as Blueboo, is a Shenzhen based manufacturer of smartphones and smartwatches. Here we see their E watch with an MT2601 chipset, 1.5” 320×320, 512MB RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, and a 360mAh battery. The smartwatch is rated IP65 water and dustproof, comes in Golden or Silver colours and leather or steel straps. Their smartphone range is also on display, and we see a 6” flagship model with an HD display, MT6737 chipset with octa-core 1.7GHz processor. The CP3A model with an MT6580 chipset costs US$49.5 (3k units), an MT6735 unit with 5” display and LTE MT6735 chipset for US$54. The phones feature fingerprint sensors on some models. The flagship unit comes with a 5” 1080p display, MT6753W octa-core chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and 2650mAh battery, on Android v5.1.