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Low-power 64 Mbit flash chips from AMD

SiS updated its chipset roadmap

Wing of Thunder RADEON 9000 from Min Xuan: the first original design

The first photo of ATI FireGL X1

AUA-200LP: low-profile PCI USB 2.0 card from Adaptec

RADEON 9700 PRO: the first ATI Radeon 9700 product in retail

Low-power 64 Mbit flash chips from AMD

AMD announced the shipments of low-power 64 Mbit flash chips, optimized for PDAs, 2.5G / 3G mobile phones, etc.

New Am29BDS640G require 1.8 V and are designed using FlexBank architecture. They support synchronous read/write and have a high-performance interface. Random access time is 70 ns, synchronous access time — 13.5 ns.

New chips are also made in MCP design with 8MB or 16MB 1.8 V SRAM, that enables mobile phone designers to simplify and lighten their products.

64 Mbit 1.8 V AMD Am29BDS640G chips are made using 0.17-micron process technology. Am29BDS640G are shipped in small-sized 80-pin FBGA (Fine Pitch Ball Grid Array) package and in MCP (multi-chip package) design (Am29BDS640G + 8 or 16 MB SRAM). Chips´ MTBF is 1 million write/erase cycles, minimum 20 years of data storage at 25°. In 10,000 consignments Am29BDS640G will cost 10 $10.75 per chip.

SiS updated its chipset roadmap

SiS corrected its chipset roadmap: SiS655 with Dual DDR333 support, R658DX with Dual PC1333 RDRAM support, SiS656 — SiS655 successor with Dual DDR-II 400 support, integrated graphics chipset series:

Q4 2002
Q1 2003
Q2 2003
Pentium 4
Dual DDR333 / DDR266, AGP 8x, MuTiol 1G
Dual PC1333 RDRAM
Dual DDR-II 400
Pentium 4
graphics — SiS315, samples
533 MHz FSB

graphics — SiS330, samples
graphics — SiS330, samples
samples in September
graphics — SiS330, AGP 8x samples
2 Serial ATA, IEEE802.11b, samples

Wing of Thunder RADEON 9000 from Min Xuan: the first original design

Our friends from GZeasy shared some interesting information about the new Thunder Wing RADEON 9000 from Chinese Min Xuan. For the first time you can see some original board design, differing from ATI´s "reference".

Wing of Thunder RADEON 9000 GPU operates at 250 MHz, card´s 128MB of 4 ns DDR memory — at 500 MHz.

The card features complete interface pack, including analog, DVI, TV-Out, and an origina cooling system.

The first photo of ATI FireGL X1

Peking PC POP, often the first to publish photos of ATI novelties, today presented the first photo of a recently announcd professional FireGL X1 based on Radeon 9700, codenamed FGL R300.

Again, professional FIRE GL X1 cards, that will appear in retail in October, will have up to 256MB of DDR memory with 256-bit interface, AGP 8. Packages will include special professional application drivers. Pricing and specifications are still undisclosed.

AUA-200LP: low-profile PCI USB 2.0 card from Adaptec

Adaptec announced the release of a low-profile AUA-200LP PCI card, providing users with two external USB 2.0 ports.

The novelty supports Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 9.1 and higher, Mac OS X 10 and higher.

The retail sales of AUA-200LP — USB2connect 2000LP in retail — are planned to the end of August. The suggested price is about $32.

RADEON 9700 PRO: the first ATI Radeon 9700 product in retail

Today ATI Technologies announced its first retail product based on DirectX 9 Radeon 9700 GPU — RADEON 9700 PRO card.

RADEON 9700 PRO has 128MB DDR SDRAM clocked at 620 MHz (DDR), VGA, DVI-I and S-video. GPU clock rate is 325 MHz.

The sales of RADEON 9700 PRO together with RADEON 9000 PRO in North America are planned to August 19. The suggested retail price of RADEON 9700 PRO is $399. according to the official press release, Radeon 9700 products from ATI will appear in retail in the end of August (I guess Hercules 3D Prophet 9700 and C.P.Technology, Gigabyte solutions will be the most actual for Europe).

ATI promised to ship other Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 solutions later, before the end of 2002.

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