AMLogic Releases AML8726-MX Linux 3.0.8 Source Code

While doing a Google search to locate the open Linux page of AMLogic, I noticed another link reading “Amlogic AML8726-MX Linux kernel code released“. Interesting. So AMLogic appears to have released the kernel source code for their latest dual core Cortex A9 processor at the beginning of August and the tarball is available from their open source site:  kernel-common-2012-08-03-git-a63244fb9c.tar.gz. A github user (fards) also imported the code to github, but he’s not affiliated with AMLogic, so don’t expect commits from AMLogic there. Let’s retrieve it:

AML8726-MX is codenamed MESON6 in the source code, and the code is in arch/arm/mach-meson6/, but let’s see if we can find a config file in arch/arm/configs. Yes! There are 4: meson6_android_defconfig – Android config file (Single core) meson6_defconfig – Linux config file (Single core) all Android config disabled. meson6smp_android_defconfig – Android config file with smp (symmetric multiprocessing) support meson6smp_defconfig – Config file with smp (symmetric multiprocessing) support, Android stuffs enabled, but no touchscreen support… …

Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II Android 4.0 Tablet Features AMLogic AM8726-MX Cortex A9 Processor

Last week, I wrote about the Rockchip RK3066 based Cube U30GT Android 4.0 Tablet, and today I’ll blog about the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II, one of the first Android 4.0 tablet powered by the new AMLogic AM8726-MX dual core Cortex A9 processor. Here are the specs of the device: CPU – AMLogic AM8726-M6 Cortex-A9 Dual Core processor @ 1.5 GHz GPU – Mali 400MP RAM – 1GB DDR3 Storage – 8 GB NAND Flash / microSD Card slot (Support up to 16GB) Display – 7″ capacitive touch screen (5-point) IPS LCD (1024×600) Camera: 2.0 MPixel front camera Sensors – 4-way G-sensor Connectivity – Wi-Fi b/g/n. 3G via external 3G/WCDMA dongle Battery – 3700mAh Dimensions – 187 x 111 x 12 mm Weight – 360 grams The Aurora II will be available later this month and sell for about 190 USD. The company will also offer the cheaper Novo 7 Elf II tablet (without IPS display) for 149 USD. Source: …

AMLogic Announces AML8726-MX Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor

Amlogic announced the availability of the AML8726-MX, a SoC based on a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with a Mali-400 MP GPU. It is the successor of the similarly named AML8726-M with a single core Cortex A9 @ 1 GHz. The company explains this SoC is particularly suitable for Over The Top (OTT) delivery, 3D Gaming and other Internet applications and targets the tablet, set-top-box and smart-TV markets. AMLogic AML8726-MX include 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2x USB interfaces, 3-in-1 Card Reader support, Analog and digital video outputs, LVDS and T-CON (Timing Controller) with backlight control, digital video and camera interfaces. Wi-Fi is supported via external chipsets. Here are the highlights of the AML8726-MX family provided by AMLogic: A dual-core Cortex-A9 processor achieving over 7500 DMIPS of performance Direct to panel connection with advanced scaling, de-interlacing and picture quality enhancement Industry leading power management technology to extend battery life in mobile applications The ability to run Android 4.0 (ICS), …

Gocal Europe Android Digital Signage Players Based on AMLogic AML8726

Gocal Europe is a dutch company with offices in Shenzhen and Hong Kong providing OEM/ODM high tech solutions such as digital signage and Android TV solutions including players as well as software solutions via HelloTV. The company has 2 digital signage players running Android 4.0 (ICS): UFO-TV This player is based on AMLogic AML8726M3 and features 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, HDMI IN and HMDI OUT. Here are the device specifications: CPU – AMLogic AM8726 M3 (ARM Cortex A9) @ 1GHz with Mali-400 GPU System Memory – 1 GB Flash – 4 GB Video Container Formats – avi, mpeg, vob,mkv, ts, m2ts, wmv and rm Video Codecs –  MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPEG2-HD and VC-1. Audio Formats – MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, OGG, AC3, DTS, ACC and APE External Storage – SD, SDHC and MMC cards. USB – 2x USB 2.0 Host ports Connectivity – Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, WiFi and Bluetooth Video I/F – HDMI 1.3 OUT up to 1080p and HDMI …

ARM Based Android Set-Top Boxes at China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition

The 19th China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition (CCBN 2011) took place on March 23 – 25 2011 at the  China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. During this event, numerous Android STB were showcased with processors from several vendors. Trident Microsystems PNX8400 Trident Microsystems demonstrated their Cortex-A9 Apollo/Shiner SoC family, the PNX8400, which included all the major building blocks needed to develop Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) solutions.  NGB is a government initiative for smart tv in China. On 24th of March 2011, Trident Microsystems also announced that its STB SOCs were selected for the first trial deployments of NGB in China. LG (LG Smart Box) and Cycle Century demonstrated their Android based cable STB using Trident Microsystems NXP8400. This stb supports DVB, Conditional Access, 1080p video streaming, a browser with an Apps store, 3D gaming and VoIP. To see more about Trident Microsystems Android STB have a look at the video below recorded at CES 2011. HiSilicon Hi37xx HiSilicon had several …