Geniatech DB982 – An 8K TV motherboard with Amlogic T982 CPU, ATSC 3.0 TV tuner

Geniatech DB982 is a development board/motherboard powered by an Amlogic T982 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor designed for 8K televisions and equipped with an ATSC 3.0 TV tuner.

The board ships with up to 4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB eMMC flash, and also includes three 4K HDMI inputs, LVDS and ultra-high-definition VX1 LCD screen interfaces, as well as Fast Ethernet and WiFI 5 connectivity.


Amlogic T982 ATSC 3.0 TV motherboard

Geniatech DB982 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic T982
    • CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor up to 1.8GHz
    • GPU – Arm Mali-G52 MP2 (2EE) GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1 and OpenCL 2.0 APIs
    • AI accelerators – 2x NNA accelerators with INT8 inference performance up to 2.6 TOPS
    • Manufacturing process – 12nm
  • System Memory – 2GB (4GB optional)
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash (8 to 128GB optional)
  • Video Output
    • 1x VX1 up to 8K resolution (CNXSoft: I suppose it stands for V-By-One interface)
    • 1x 30-pin LVDS interface plus 6-pin backlight circuit interface
  • Video Inputs – 3x HDMI 2.1 inputs up to 4Kp60
  • Video Processing
    • 8Kp30 10bit H.265/VP9 decoding
    • 4Kp60 AVS2 decoding
    • 4Kp30 H.264 decoding
  • Audio
    • 4-pin header for 2x 8Ω10W speakers
    • 1x SPDIF
  • Tuner
    • Single, dual, or quad ATSC 3.0 digital TV tuner by default
    • DVB-T2/T/C or ISDB-T/DTMB tuners are also supported (upon request?)
    • RF connector for antenna
  • Connectivity
    • 10/100M Fast Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2/5.0 (optional) with 2x antenna connectors
    • GTIOT header for add-ons: Z-Wave, Zigbee, LoRa, GPS, etc…
    • Optional 4G LTE via mini PCIe socket plus micro SIM card socket
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 interfaces via 4-pin headers
  • Serial – 1x RS232 header
  • Expansion
    • 10-pin GPIO header
    • mini PCIe socket for 4G LTE
    • Geniatech GTIOT header for add-ons
  • Misc – Watchdog, RTC, various keys (Power, Menu, Source, Ch+/Ch-, VOL+/VOL-, IR receiver
  • Power Supply – 12V/3A via 5.5/2.1 DC power jack
  • Dimensions – 142 x 117 mm
  • Certifications – CE / FCC

Geniatech says the board supports Android P/R which translates into Android 10 or 11. The motherboard only supports 8K from local storage or the ATSC 3.0 tuner, and not from an external device such as an 8K TV box since the HDMI input ports are limited to 4Kp60.

Geniatech does not sell samples of the DB982 board online at this time. Volume pricing and additional information may be requested/found on the product page, and the Amlogic website may have extra details about the processor.

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1 year ago

No AV1 reeeee

I just noticed 8K TVs are as low as $1k to $1400 in the US. I wonder what they will be on Black Friday.

1 year ago

Cellular modem on a TV ??? TV privacy is getting worse, if possible…

David Willmore
David Willmore
1 year ago

Maybe for signage applications? I certainly wouldn’t want that in my personal TV. Heck, my personal TV is as dumb as I could find. No apps, no network, just video inputs. I dread the next TV purchase.

1 year ago

Dumb TVs are almost completely gone from the market. But if you don’t want it to connect to a network, don’t log in to a network and just use the HDMI port.

David Willmore
David Willmore
1 year ago

Hope it ships with working firmware. It’s getting more and more common for devices to ship before the software is done so they demand you put them on the network so they can download their actual final firmware. Guess they learned it from the video game industry where day 1 patches as large or larger than the original install media have become common.

1 year ago

Yeah, on the hopium list:

  1. Use the firmware it ships with and never update. If there are broken smart features, ignore them, because you’re just using the HDMI ports anyway, maybe a digital antenna.
  2. The initial setup process allows you to skip connecting to a Wi-Fi network and the Internet.
  3. The TV doesn’t come with a cellular module that automatically connects to nearby networks as soon as the TV is powered on, without your consent.

I think we can get away with all 3 for now, but maybe not forever.

1 year ago

Fast Ethernet can be accepted on 4K TV’s, since most 4K content has bitrate of 20~50 Mbps, but on 8K TV?? Come on! Gigabit Ethernet controllers are $1, ffs.

Thomas Soschinski
Thomas Soschinski
1 year ago

Hallo Jean Luc
Schreiben Sie Bitte zu den Entwicklern AV1 mit
1080p 2Mbps 12bit 60Hz
4K 4Mbps. 12bit. 60Hz
8K. 8Mbps. 12bit. 60Hz
Reicht aus,
Und den H266.
Sony hat getestet mit ihren 4K Playern x800
4K 2.61Mbps ,4K 3.4Mbps ,4K 4.3Mbps Netflix AV1.
Und Digital mit Enhance bei Amazon vergleichbar mit 720p mit VP9.

1 year ago

realtek RTD1319D is out, supports VVC/H.266 and AV1 decoding.

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