Low Cost Android Set-Top Box based on HiSilicon Hi3716C
Shenzhen Coolech Technology showcased an Android 2.2 Set-top box (Android Deluxe) powered by HiSilicon Hi3716C – a SoC designed around single core ARM Cortex A9 – at IFA 2011 in Berlin.
This STB comes with 2 USB host port, 1 USB device port, composite and HDMI video output, SPDIF optical output, an Ethernet port and a SD Card reader.
Here are the technical specifications of Android Deluxe set-top box:
|Operating System||Android 2.2|
|Processor|| High-performance core solo ARM Cortex A9 processor 1GHz
Hardware JAVA acceleration
|Graphic Unit||Enhanced full-hardware 2D/3D graphics acceleration engine, OpenGL|
|Video Connections||HDMI1.4; CVBS;|
|Audio Connections||HDMI1.3; Stereo; Optical S/PDIF|
|AC Adapter||Input: 100-240V Output: 12V/3A|
|SATA Interface||SATA II x1 or eSATA x1|
|USB Interface||USB 2.0 Host x2; USB 2.0 Device x1 (Option: USB 3.0 Device)|
|SDIO Interface||8-bit SD input/output x1|
|DVB||Two DVB Channel with PVR|
|Network Interface|| 10/100 Mbit/s adaptive Ethernet port
Wi-Fi dongle supported (Option: Build-in Wi-Fi)
|System Requirements||PC: Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP/Win 7/Mac OS|
|Audio Output||MPEG L1/L2 decoding: Dolby digital and Dolby digital plus decoding; AC3 transparent transmission|
|Audio Formats||WMA; AC3; ACC; FLAC; DTS; WAV; MP3; OGG; M4A|
|Video Resolution||PAL 576i/576p; NTSC480i/480p; 720p; 1080i; 1080p(50/60Hz)|
|Video Playback||AVI; MKV; TS; TP; TRP; M2TS; MPG; MP4; MOV; VOB; VC-A; ISO; DAT; WMV; ASF; RM; RMVB; FLV; Dvix 3/4/5/6|
|Photo Formats||JPEG; PNG(up to 64 megapixels); BMP; GIF|
The 3D graphical interface has the usual Video, Photo, Music, Browser menu items as well as widgets such as today’s weather and what looks like a marketplace for applications. As shown on the video below, the operation of the device seems very smooth thanks to 3D hardware acceleration provided by the GPU inside Hi3716C SoC.
The device costs 65 USD per order of 1000 pieces. Further information on the device is available at Coupoint.net and you can also download HiSilicon Hi3716C product brief for more technical details on the platform.