Chinese chip maker Rockchip has two new processors on the way and they’r eboth designed for Android-based TV boxes.
The Rockchip RK3228H and RK3228B chips can both handle 4K video playback and H.24/H.265 video decoding. And they’re both expected to show up in Chinese OTT (Over the Top) and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) devices.
We may also see them show up soon in some of the cheap Android-powered media players that have been coming out of China for the past few years.
Rockchip says the RK3228H processor is its new “high performance” offering, while the RK3228B is a more “cost effective” offering. Detailed specs aren’t available yet, but here’s what we do know about the new chips:
- ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor
- Mali-T450 graphics
- H.264/H/265/AVS+ support
- 4K video decoder
- USB 3.0 support
- ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor
- H.264/H.265 support
- 2160P/60fps video decoding
- Support for hardware security/DRM features