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.

Coolech Android 2.2 Media Player

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)

 Opertaing Temperature  5℃-38℃
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.


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