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Photo of the day: ASUS P4T533 and 32-bit 512MB RIMM4200 memory module

New reative Webam Pro and - 750

Janus: FIC´s Crusoe TM5600-based compact server

3Com: court halted shipments from Intel´s Xircom in USA

Acorp Q7: Athlon XP barebone system

Prolink PixelView ADD Card for Intel 845G series motherboards



Photo of the day: ASUS P4T533 and 32-bit 512MB RIMM4200 memory module

We now have a unique bundle of ASUS P4T533 motherboard and Samsung´s 32-bit 512MB RIMM4200 memory module in our lab for testing.

There are as few motherboards supporting 32-bit RDRAM as such memory itself. However we are already testing these ASUS and Samsung solutions in our lab. Here are the photos of these still exotic products:






New reative Webam Pro and - 750

Creative announced the release of new Creative Webam Pro and - 750 fully-featured web cameras that are suitable for video recording, including videoconferencing, or still imaging.


Creative Webam Pro features USB 1.1 interface, new lens, up to 640x480 (video) and up to 1024x768 (interpolated photo) CMOS sensor. The package includes Ulead PhotoExpress and Microsoft NetMeeting and Creative Webcam Monitor, for using Creative WebCam Pro as a security cam.

Creative Webam Pro features Motion Detection, supported by some Playstation 2 games, i.e. Konami´s Police 24/7.

The suggested retail price of Creative Webam Pro is $39 (w/o taxes).

reative - 750 is a dual-mode 1600x1200 (2.1 million interpolated pixels) web-cam. It features a smart flash, internal 16MB flash memory. Cam´s CCD sensor has 1024x768 resolution; lens are made of glass, and feature double aperture.


- 750 connects to PCs or notebooks via USB port. Except photo shooting the cam can handle and record live video, including videoconferencing, at up to 640x480 and 16.7 million colors. Working offline - 750 can hold up to 200 640x480 images, 85 1024x768 images and up to 20 2.1 megapixel images. The built-in smart flash support automatic and "no red eyes" mode. Besides, - 750 can hold up to 60 minutes of sound or 75 seconds of 352x288 video. - 750 has an LCD display providing control and monitoring.

The package includes software tools for setting exposition, white balance and gamma correction. Live video mode also supports anti-flicker mode. Connected to a PC, cam feeds from a USB port; offline it requires batteries.

The suggested retail price of reative - 750 is $141 (w/o taxes).

Janus: FIC´s Crusoe TM5600-based compact server

FIC (First International Computer) announced the new low-power Janus server, based on Transmeta Crusoe TM5600 (intergated Northbridge) coupled with ALi M1535 Southbridge.


Due to low-power components the system doesn´t have a single cooler, and the total energy consumption doesn´t exceed 40 W!


Janus is designed for SOHO and can be configured as a webserver, mail server, distributed storage or print server.

The product has a RAID controller and supports up to 2 "hot plug" hard disks. Server´s size is 265 x 255 x 80 mm. Janus features PCI and PCMCIA slots, IEEE 1394 and USB ports. It works under Linux or Windows 2000.

3Com: court halted shipments from Intel´s Xircom in USA

3Com announced that a federal court has blocked Intel´s Xircom subsidiary from selling several LAN and modem cards in the USA marketplace.

The preliminary injunction of the federal court against Xircom is in full force, effectively immediately. As of the July 25 afternoon, when 3Com posted the required bond with the court, Xircom was fully prohibited from making, using, or selling about 26 products in the United States. Mainly 10/100 Ethernet LAN of Xircom RealPort and RealPort2 lines.

Last year, 3Com filed its motion for a preliminary injunction against Xircom, which was acquired by Intel in late 2001. By the way, Intel purchased Xircom in the very end of 2001, so it is not directly related to patent violation. Intel representatives said they were disappointed by court injunction and entered a protest, asking to delay it until the appeal is considered. Except the fact that it´s only a preliminary injunction, according to Intel, there are several patent actions in the Supreme Court where Xircom is a claimant.

In March of this year, the court decided that 3Com was likely to prevail on its claim that Xircom infringes claim 29 of U.S. Patent #6,146,209. On July 19, the court granted 3Com´s motion, and the preliminary injunction took effect on July 25, 2002.

Acorp Q7: Athlon XP barebone system

According to our data, Acorp launched production of its new compact Acorp Q7 barebone systems based on prorpietary motherboards for AMD Athlon XP 2200+ and higher.


Acorp Q7 main specifications:

  • Fully aluminium chassis
  • 200x292x190 mm
  • SiS740 Northbridge with integrated 2D/3D graphics, MPEG1/MPRII encoder
  • 2 DIMM slots, up to 2GB of 1600/2100 DDR SDRAM
  • PCI slot
  • USB 2.0, IEEE1934 ports
  • Integrated LAN controller, 6-channel audio
  • TV-Out
  • 150 W power supply unit

Prolink PixelView ADD Card for Intel 845G series motherboards

Prolink Microsystems announces its AGP Digital Display Card — PixelView ADD Card, made for Intel 845G series motherboards.


PixelView ADD card delivers multi-functional display. Users now have the capability to drive any CVBS, S-Video, and flat panel LCD from single PixelView ADD card.

Key specifications of PixelView ADD card:

  • Chipset: Chrontel CH7009
  • Supports DVI transmitter technology
  • Supports TV output technology
  • Supports S-video / Composite input technology
  • TV-out resolution: 1024 x 768
  • TV format: NTSC/PAL
  • DVI resolution: Up to 165 MHz/UXGA
  • DVI hot plug detection
  • PCB size: 150 x 90 mm
  • Macrovision 7.X copy protection support
  • TrueScale rendering engine supports underscan in all TV output resolution
  • Supports for all NTSC and PAL formats
  • TV connection detect
  • 10-bit video DAC output

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