Revo K101 – Sales Pitch
After the outstanding success of Game Boy, the gaming industry focused on portable gaming. Every frontrunner understood the importance of past compatibility, superior graphical experiences, simplicity of design, longer battery life, and hardware development ease. In 2001 the market was up for something on these lines, and there came the 32-bit sprite-based, handheld Game Boy Advance. Its hardware was comparable to SNES and it was backward compatible with more than 800 software titles.
The very same context, the K-Team’s software-on-a-chip (SoC) aimed to bring revolution to the portable handheld market with its first hardware based solution. Revo K101 is the second variant of their SoC (previously released as a GBA SP form factor). Adding in the first ever implementation of hardware-based Real Time Clock (RTC). The amazing wider form factor featured an upgradable firmware stereo headphone jack and micro-USB charging.
The K-Team has developed a (SoC), system of chip design that lets the Revo K101 to run Homebrew and GBA ROMs on actual hardware. The K-Team sells the product (SoC and its firmware) to interested manufactures. It is the manufacture to decide how to implement the SoC, including form factor, ability to accept firmware updates, K-Card interface device, and the kind of hardware.
Understand Difference – The New K101 plus And The Older Version
- Dual ROM – option of 32MB+32MB or 32MB+16MB. You can switch back to the menu from either ROM. Older Issues of Saving files of 32MB ROMs solved.
- Coil whining when adjusting screen brightness reduced.
- Reduced default screen brightness with brightness changes now more pronounced.
- Battery capacity enhanced from 600mAh to 800mAh.
- Increased battery efficiency. Battery using less power on standby, and when the device is switched on/off.
- On device shuts down when AV cable to is attached to TV.
- Screen protector included in the package.
What’s On Offer?
The product has full compatibility with hardware GBA games and ROMs. It has a solid support for official GBA cartridges as well as enhanced support for pirated GBA cartridges. Adding further, it includes fresh official and Unofficial GBA link cable support (K101-K101, K101-K1 GBA SP, and K101-GBA). Provides charging through mini-USB cable (powered USB and/or optional wall adapter) and has added support for standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. It gives you a great TV-out put through a 2.5 mm AV cable.
The offering also features an all new In-game menu, allowing for soft-reset back to main firmware menu. Add – on Real Time Clock (RTC) functionality. The product provides you with a superior MP3 playback functionality. The text reading functionality is far improved and the JPG viewer gives you options for great picture displays. The product has a built it in real time In-game guide support (ANSI/UTF-8 .TXT) with GBA cheat support included. A Super quality LCD provides 5 levels of brightness with LCD scaling engine thrown in.
Superb sound is ensured with forward facing speaker. Product controls are made easier with side faced system power button with volume adjustment knob, top mounted backlight button, AV-out jack, mini-USB port, and extension port. The product further features SDHC support/ microSD (up to 32 GB), function shortcut keys, built in interrupt controller for cartridge hot swapping, and game preview picture support based on internal GameID, added cheat support (GBA .CHT files), adjustable power-on and background images, package inclusive Multiple language support, and on-the-fly decompression via zipped ROM file.
The product features Dual Core system – ARM7+ARM9 compatible, Graphics – Dedicated GPU hardware circuits, 16.67 MHz CPU, Sound – Dedicated SPU hardware circuits, LCD – AUO TFT 3 inch screen (960×480 max resolution), a longer lasting Nokia clone BL-58 3.7v 890mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery, 50 MHz DRAM, and a superb Frame Rate of 60 fps.
How It Works
The Revo K101 runs on ARM7 and ARM9 CPUs. The ARM7 controls the sound and 2D dedicated graphic hardware. The ARM9 is the master CPU for every other function. The system achieves a high compatibility rate via implementation technology which can handle sound, graphic, and data communications in all engines on the SoC.
The Revo K101 uses a special memory interface that lets the GBA cartridge interface be “emulated” via a modern DMA and DRAM interface. The K-Card is an access device letting the contents of the microSD card to be consumed by the SoC, and acts as a storage device as well to save files. On-board DRAM comes into play only when K-Card is used and works by accepting the entire ROM.
What’s In Box?
- 1x Wrist Strap
- 1x mini-USB Cable
- 1x Revo K101
- 1x 2.3 mm AV-Out Cable
- 1x USB AC Adapter
- 1x K-Card
- 1x microSD Card Reader
- 43x Pre-installed Homebrew Games and Applications
- 1x Kingston 4GB microSDHC Memory Card
- 1x Soft Carrying Pouch
- 1x 3.5 mm Ear Bud Headphones
How To Setup?
- Using the Panasonic Converter, format the microSD card
- Download and extract the cheat database
- Download and extract the Game Pic collection
- Find the ROOT named ksystem and make a folder in it
- Insert the GamePic and Cheat directories into the ksystem folder
- Drag and Drop Homebrew or some ROMs
- Insert microSD card into the K-Card
- Insert K-Card into the Revo K101. Turn on the system and enjoy!
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