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ASUS and Google have partnered on a mini PC project. The two companies are collaborating on Tinker Board single board computers (SBCs), which like the Raspberry Pi are credit card sized systems that can be used for a variety of projects. What makes this partnership somewhat unique, however, is the focus on edge AI computing. There are two "Tinker Edge" models—Tinker Edge T and Tinker Edge R. The Tinker Edge T (shown above) pairs an NXP i.MX8M ARM processor with an Edge TPU to accelerate local inference workloads using TensorFlow Lite. It also features a USB Type-C port, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a GbE LAN port, and an HDMI port. ASUS Tinker Board R The Tinker Board R, meanwhile, is powered... Read more...
When we last visited Rock Pi last year, the company had announced the Rock Pi 4 with a hexa-core big.LITTLE ARM64 based system-on-a-chip (SoC), up to 4GB of RAM, and support for M.2 storage. Now, Rock Pi is back at it again with another single board PC that operates in the same space as the expansive Raspberry Pi family of devices. Meet the the new Rock Pi S, which is a diminutive little device that measures just 3.8cm2.  Powering the Rock Pi S is a quad-core Rockchip RK3308 SoC. All four cores are using reference 64-bit Cortex-A35 designs, come clocked at 1.3GHz, and are paired with either 256MB or 512MB of RAM.  Despite its small size, the Rock Pi S still comes relatively packed... Read more...
It has been over six years since Intel first unveiled its Atom CPUs and detailed its plans for new, ultra-mobile devices. The company's efforts to break into smartphone and tablet sales, while turning a profit, have largely come to naught. Nonetheless, company CEO Brian Krzanich remains optimistic. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Krzanich opined that the company's new manufacturing partners like Rockchip and Spreadtrum would convert entirely to Intel architectures within the next few years. Krzanich has argued that with Qualcomm and MediaTek dominating the market, it's going to be tougher and tougher for little guys like Rockchip and Spreadtrum to compete in the same spaces. There's truth to... Read more...
Earlier this week we covered a deal between Intel and Rockchip that will combine Intel's Atom with Rockchip's graphics IP and considerable share of the Chinese market. I'm returning to the topic because there are some interesting big-picture facets to this move that we didn't cover with the initial announcement. Over the long term, this partnership could transform Intel's entire mobile division -- or cause it no end of headaches in the future. First, in order to partner with Rockchip, Intel must have definitionally granted the company some form of x86 license. This wouldn't necessarily be a license to design its own x86 processors (in fact, it almost certainly isn't), but the only way for Rockchip... Read more...
Intel has announced a new partnership with mobile SoC developer Rockchip, with plans to bring new Android products to China beginning in the first half of 2015. The partnership will use Intel's SoFIA platform with an integrated 3G radio and Atom processor initially, though Intel does plan to deliver a follow-up version of that platform with LTE connectivity later next year. The idea behind the partnership, according to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, is to leverage Rockchip's market penetration and channel sales and combine them with Intel's own CPU technology. When asked, Krzanich indicated that Rockchip would provide certain supplementary technology, possibly including the GPU, and said that Intel... Read more...
Rockchip isn't a name like Qualcomm or Intel, but their in a lot of the lesser-known products that hit lower price points. The Chinese company is here at CES 2012 to reveal the new RK2918 chip for Google's Android 4.0 Operating System, and announce the pending arrival of their eHome Cloud Solution as well. The chip will be featured in a number of upcoming slates with Android 4.0. As for the eHome Cloud Solution, Rockchip says the technology will be compatible with Android 2.3 initially, and will update to 4.0 in February 2012. This will allow users to wirelessly sync tablets and smartphones with all computers in their family network, exchanging resources, sharing and even playing. Someone's in... Read more...
Here's a real shocker: 3D is taking over another product category. With cinemas, televisions and even PC gaming already caught up in the 3D hype, Rockchip is now demonstrating a prototype tablet that does 3D as well. The interesting twist is that, much like the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS, the Supernova X1 3D doesn't require any 3D glasses. It's the first actual tablet with 3D support, but the good news is that the 3D effect can be turned off on command. It will probably have to be looked at from a direct angle in order to see the 3D effect, but we're assuming that may be tweaked for multiple views once it leaves the prototype stage. A formal debut is expected at IFA, and hopefully a price and release... Read more...