Recently SDMC (Shenzhen SDMC Technology Co., Ltd.) unveiled new Amlogic S905Y4 Android TV devices that support 4K AV1 decoding and WiFi 6 (802.11ax). Below more details about the Amlogic S905Y4 Android TV Box and 4K TV Dongle.
Surely you could hear about the changes in streaming in the near future. Most popular streaming services (for example Netflix) have changed or are in the process of switching to AV1 decoding. Google is requiring that all new Android TV devices launching after March 31, 2021, support AV1 video decoding.
Amlogic S905Y4 SoC with AV1 decoding
AV1 is a high-performance, royalty-free video codec that provides 20% improved compression efficiency over HEVC/VP9 and manages to save up to 30% in bandwidth for the same image quality.
About S905Y4 SoC we had the opportunity to write here. Amlogic S905Y4 chipset chooses low-power A35 CPU cores instead of keeping Cortex-A55 cores, which consumes up to 32% less battery power in achieving the same performance as Cortex-A55 cores. However, it does not mean that the maximum performance they can deliver is the same.
Amlogic S905Y4 SoC Specifications:
- CPU – Amlogic S905Y4 SoC Quad-Core Cortex-A35 16500+ DMIPS
- GPU – ARM Mali-G31 MP2, 850MHz
- DRM – Widevine CAS, Verimatrix, Irdeto MSR 3
- HDR – HDR10/10+, HLG, Dolby Vision
- Video Decoder – 4Kp60 10bit: AV1/H.265/VP9 P-2/AVS2 4Kp30: H.264
S905Y4 Android TV devices from SDMC
It might seem that the “Y” in the chipset name may indicate that it is dedicated to TV Stick / TV Dongle only. Meanwhile, SDMC also prepared an Android TV Box powered by the S905Y4 chipset. Find out more below.
SDMC’s streaming box allows for the latest and fastest in wireless internet technology(Wi-Fi 6), supporting both 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless connections, as well as a 10/100 Ethernet LAN to receive higher network speeds and deliver ultra-high-definition 4K services to users. It will run on a certified version of up-to-date Android OS, and be compatible with comprehensive content including Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, etc. Besides, the device supports Google Assistant (which is integrated into the remote control, and thus users simply press the Google Assistant button to activate voice control), Chromecast, and other features available on Android TV OS.
SDMC DV6071Z 4K HDR AV1 Android TV Dongle
About the new SDMC’s TV Dongle we wrote here. The 4K Android TV dongle is compact in design that’ll be plugged straight into an HDMI port and hang off that connection on the back of your TV.
S905Y4 Android TV devices for operators and distributors
If you need to replace the device with a new more up-to-date, or planning to open a business related to Android TV streaming devices, you should consider the purchase of equipment to support the AV1 decoding. Contact to SDMC can be found here or directly via email.