TEAC plans to ship the new portable 8/24/10/24x DVD/CD-RW combo DW-2245PU supporting USB 2.0.
DW-2245PU also supports traditional BURN Proof technology and has 2MB buffer. The drive is compatible with Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP. DW-2245PU dimensions are 138x185x23 mm, weight 420 g, expected price about $250.
They´ll feature 40, 80, 120GB capacity, 7200 RPM, 8.9 ms average access time, 2MB buffer, and will support Windows 98 and newer, Mac OS X and newer systems. Hard disk dimensions are 44.20x218.75x154.43 mm. The approximate price of WD800B05RNN 80GB model is about $230.
There are 800 MHz (RIMM 3200) and 1066 MHz (RIMM 4200) versions, featuring 40 and 32 ns access time, respectively, and 128MB, 256MB RIMM 3200 / RIMM 4200 capacity, with and w/o ECC. Modules feature 232-pin, 34.93-mm high RDRAM package, based on 256 / 288 Mbit Micro-BGA RDRAM chips.
bsquare, surfing the top of the technological progress wave, announced Maui reference design, called Power Handheld. It features: 400 MHz Intel XScale PXA250, 64MB RAM, 32MB flash memory, 4-inch LCD, supporting 640È480@16bpp, Secure Digital slot, supporting SDIO. Besides, there are two design variants: with built-in GSM module (900/1800 or 900/1900 MHz) and GPRS Multislot 8 Class B.
With such features Power Handheld competes with O2 XDA/T-Mobile MDA and HP Jornada 928 WDA, however, it has a larger screen, supporting better resolution, (thus weighing 280 g) and works under Windows CE .NET 4.1 instead of Pocket PC 2002. Besides, there´s a special 2È zoom button for small symbols or images (a rather clever solution, as 4-inch 640È480 screen provides very small symbols).
Other features are: 140È87È19.5 mm dimensions, claimed up to 3 weeks of idle battery operation, 135 hours in idle mode in GSM networks, 3-7 hours of talking and up to 3 hours of GPRS operation.
As for the software, there´s a standard Pocket PC 2002 kit: Pocket Inbox, Pocket Contacts, Pocket Calendar and Pocket Word, and proprietary Spreadsheet instead of Pocket Excel. But unlike Pocket PC, there´s Internet Explorer 5.5 with Windows Media Player, Macromedia Flash, Insignia Java JVM and PDF browser. Naturally, it supports SMS and Microsoft Messenger.Atmel announced a family of Low Pin Count (LPC) flash chips. 8 Mbit AT49LL080 are directly connected to LPC bus in AMD, VIA, SiS and other chipsets and can be used in mobo BIOS.
Atmel is soft organized as universal 64KB sectors and supports byte-serial programming and sector rewrite. Chips are packaged into 40-pin TSOP and 32-pin PLCC.
MSI that announced a list of supported DDR400 (PC3200) modules:
LS-HM0-D can be used with two EIZO Nanao monitors from the list: L685EX / L685 / L675 / L676 / L375 / L665 / L565-A / L565 / L465 / L365-A / L365. There will also be black-colored LS-HM0-D-BK variant.
The stand enables to mount monitors vertically (portrait), horizontal slope angle features six steps in 0-13° range. LS-HM0-D will cost about $250.
Source: PC Watch
32 Mbit MB82DPS02183B Mobile FCRAM chips require 1.8 V, feature 16-bit I/O bus and are designed for current GSM/GPRS mobiles and other communication devices. Random access time is up to 85 ms, in the page mode 25 ns.
64-bit MB82DP02322A chips require 3 V, feature 32-bit I/O bus and are mainly designed for W-CDMA / UMTS devices. Random access time is up to 60 ms, in the page mode up to 40 ns.SONICblue announced two new MP3 / WMA players: Rio S10 and S30S.
S10 has 64MB built-in memory and supports up to 192MB MMC. It has a large LCD screen, features clock, stop-watch and is supplied with a bag. One áá battery is enough for 35-hour operation.
S30S is a sport model. It has 64MB built-in memory as well, supports up to 192MB, has a similar screen, features stop-watch and clock. Besides, it has an FM tuner and is supplied with a special armlet. One AAA battery provides 15-hour operation.
Both players have EQs, support repeat and shuffle playback and are provided with PC and Mac software.ASUS and noticed an interesting blue PCI slot. ASUS calls it BLUE MAGIC. The company plans to implement it into new motherboards.
BLUE MAGIC works like a usual PCI slot, but an additional wireless ASUS SpaceLink B&W card enables it to support three popular wireless interfaces at once: 802.11a, 802.11b, and Bluetooth.
We have a chance to introduce the first photo of ASUS SpaceLink B&W card for BLUE MAGIC along with its antenna:
page ATI warned that its new RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB graphics cards are incompatible with some AGP 8x mobos. Some bundles do not even initialize and boot.
Naturally, it doesn´t touch all AGP 8x motherboards. According to some responses, lowering AGP clock rate sometimes solves the problem.
Currently ATI specialist work on the problem. Users are recommended to visit the mentioned page from time to time for possible solutions.
Anyway, all having problems can contact ATI Customer Service. Information, required for help, is provided on the same page (personal data, model, mobo revision, RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB serial, power supply data, AGP clock rate and problem description).
Naturally, most problems might be solved by a simple firmware upgrade. However, we advise all owners of RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB who face such problems to wait for the solution. There´s always an outlet.
Sanyo LP-Z1 specifications:
Casio announced two new wireless waterproof LCD TVs: 8-inch Xf-800 to appear for sale late in September, and 6-inch Xf-600, to be shipped a month later.
The operation principle is: TV signal, received by an external tuner and compressed (MPEG2) is transmitted to a miniature LCD monitor over wireless IEEE802.11b, operating in 30-m radius. The TV tuner supports other video devices like VCRs, DVD players. New LCD TVs are waterproof-certified and are JIS 6 class devices.
XF-800 and XF-600 dimensions are 291x179x45 mm and 258x157x45 mm, respectively. Effective pixels: 336960 and 224640, weight 1.75 kg and 1.45 kg, respectively. Each TV tuner features a stereo system with 4-cm speakers. Tuner dimensions are 240x109x62 mm, weight is 500 g. Rechargeable batteries provide 2.5-hour operation. Besides, each features an external 12 V interface. Displays require 40 W and 37 W, respectively, tuner about 8.6 W. Each package includes a waterproof remote control.
TVs can also be supplied with miniature CK-2CS color cameras, enabling to convert a display into a remote viewer.Canon announced PowerShot G3. It continues PowerShot G serie and, unlike PowerShot G2, features 4È optical lens (35-104 mm equiv.) and f/2.0-3.0 aperture. It has a bayonet lock for long-focus and wide-angle lens. Standard lens for G3 provide 24 240 mm focal length. There´s also an orientation sensor, determining portrait or landscape modes and reformatting the image.
The camera also features iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space), determining brightness, tone variation and focal length to compare with standard shots from memory and offer optical focusing, shutter speed and white balance.
Canon PowerShot G3 is expected for sale in October for $900. The package includes 32MB flash card, battery, power adapter, cables and shoulder strap.
Similar to PowerShot G3, S230 features DIGIC processor for improved image and movies quality, faster focusing, image processing; and iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space). Besides, S230 utilizes 9-element AiAF.
Other features are: 2È optical lens, built-in flash, 15 1/15000 sec shutter, ISO 50-400; 15 fps 160È120 movies, up to 3 min. Direct printing to Canon CP-10 / CP-100 and Bubble Jet S830D/S530D.
The camera is expected for sale in October for $500. The package includes 16MB flash card, battery, power adapter, and a software CD.
Today Intel announced 11 new mobile processors for all market segments, including new 2.2 GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4-M. All of them are made using 0.13-micron process technology.
These are specifications and wholesale prices of new CPUs (energy saving modes are provided after slash).
Archos and Thomson plan to announce their new MP3/MP3 Pro players in the near future. The line includes:
Casio QV-5700 features 1/1.8-inch 5.36-megapixel CCD, up to 2544 x 1696 max. resolution or 2560 x 1920 at 3:2 side ratio, ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800. 3x optical lens (34-102 mm equiv.) feature f:2.0 (wide) and f:2.5 (tele) maximum aperture. In other words, the optics seems to be identical to Casio QV-4000. Aperture range is f2.0 to f8.0, shutter speeds are 60-1/1000 sec. Additional LU-35A extension enables to use extension lens and filters.
Minimal shooting distance in the Normal mode is 30 cm, in the Macro mode 6 cm. The camera has a sych socket for external flash. Casio QV-5700 supports fully automatic, semi-automatic and manual modes. QV-5700 automatic mode supports Macro, Movie, Panorama, single or continuous shooting.
Additionally QV-5700 is capable of building histograms. Images are stored in TIFF, (Exif, Ver. 2.2) DPOF- and DCF JPEG formats (Fine, Normal or Economic compression) at 2560 x 1920, 2544 x 1696 (3:2), 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960 or 640 x 480 resolutions. The camera supports CompactFlash I or II and IBM Microdrive.
Casio QV-5700 weighs about 355 g, it´s dimensions are 118x74.5x64.5 mm. The product requires 4 NiMH rechargeable AA batteries.
QV-5700 package will include (at least German shipments) 1GB Microdrive, 4x AA NiMH batteries, charger, video and USB cables. The approx. price is about 1000 euro (or even lower, according to some other information). More details are to follow during Photokina.
Introducing the photos of i845PE-based P4PE mobo from ASUS, which release preparations were announced a fortnight ago.
I guess all of you already know that i845PE chipset supports DDR333 and is a modification of the popular i845E. Details will follow with the official announcement, and now some words about ASUS P4PE ATX motherboard.
It features AGP 4È slot, supports up to 2GB DDR333 and various interfaces: USB2.0, Serial ATA (Promise PDC20376), Firewire 1394 (VIA VT6307), 6-channel audio (AD 1980), Gigabit Ethernet (BroadCom BCM5702CKFB), ATA133 RAID (Promise).
Note that similar to other ASUS future products, the board will have a BLUE MAGIC Slot, providing wireless connectivity, including Bluetooth, with a special controller.
A traditionally large software kit also includes a DVD disc with DVD/MPEG4/MP3 software from InterVideo: WinDVD, WinCoder, WinRip and WinProducer.
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