Oct 12 2014

Hardware inside the Hudl 2

Category: chipsets,standalone chipwpgeorge @ 10:01 am

I am starting to gather some information related to hardware inside Tesco’s flagship Hudl 2 tablet recently out.

First, it has a 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735D CPU.

This CPU model was launched in Quarter 1, 2014

http://ark.intel.com/products/80272/Intel-Atom-Processor-Z3735D-2M-Cache-up-to-1_83-GHz

Based on the definition from Notebookcheck.net, the chip is already used in Netbooks and based on Intel’s Silvermont architecture

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Atom-Z3735D-Tablet-SoC.116932.0.html

Here’s an example of one such Netbook, the Voyo WinPad (running on a Windows platform)

Here’s the output of the lsmod command so that we can see some of the drivers that are loaded:

 

atomisp_css2400b0_v21 662245 0 - Live 0x00000000
mt9m114_raw 18568 1 - Live 0x00000000
ar0543 23234 1 - Live 0x00000000
libmsrlisthelper 12806 0 - Live 0x00000000
vxd392 87745 0 - Live 0x00000000
videobuf_vmalloc 13188 1 atomisp_css2400b0_v21, Live 0x00000000
videobuf_core 24013 2 atomisp_css2400b0_v21,videobuf_vmalloc, Live 0x00000000
bcm_bt_lpm 13877 0 - Live 0x00000000
hdmi_audio 39013 0 - Live 0x00000000
bcm4334x 484613 0 - Live 0x00000000 (O)

 The BCM4434 – WiFi

This is the WiFi Card.  The BCM4434 is described on Broadcomm’s web page.

AR0543- the Aptina Camera sensor driver

This is hardware by Aptina (Micron) and its technical data is available from the manufacturer’s website

Additional Information

Tesco goes for the jugular with the hudl 2, and serves up an attractive, 8.3in Full-HD Android device for only £129

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