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Universal Philips iPronto TSi6400: specifications

IIYAMA announces new LCDs

Acorp announces 7KT400 motherboard on VIA KT400

IDF Fall Moscow 2002: Light Field Mapping technology

Tornado Geforce4 MX440 AGP 8X from InnoVISION

6650: the first GSM/UMTS phone from Nokia

EPoX announces two NVIDIA nForce2 motherboards

Terratec announces graphics cards

16-megapixel Imacon Ixpress Digital Back

Universal Philips iPronto TSi6400: specifications

Today the Web brought us the details about Philips iPronto TSi6400, jointly developed by Philips and Intel.

$1700 device combines home theatre remote control and wireless (802.11b) Internet access point functionality.

iPronto TSi6400 specifications:

  • Intel X-Scale 400 MHz CPU
  • Color TFT LCD
  • 640x480@16bpp mode
  • 64MB RAM
  • 64MB flash memory
  • Li-Ion battery
  • Built-in mic, speaker and audio out
  • PCMCIA, IEEE 802.11b adapter

  • 8 function keys
  • 5 user-set keys
  • Control wheel
  • Stylus and a support
  • SD/MMC slot and USB port
  • IEEE 802.11b WiFi, supporting 64- and 128-bit key cryptography, static IP or DHCP
  • IR-port, supporting over 500 devices; 78 kHz and 455 kHz transfers
  • 238x178x23 mm dimensions
  • 885 g weight

IIYAMA announces new LCDs

In the near future IIYAMA is to ship several new 15- to 20-inch LCDs.

AU5131DT features 20-inch 1600x1200 UXGA LCD, 4-port USB 2.0/1.1 hub; 0.255 mm pixel size, 600:1 contrast, 250 candles/sq.m max. brightness, 25 ms response time, 170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle, 24-80 kHz line scan, 56-85 Hz frame scan. The monitor supports landscape and portrait modes.

AU5131DT features two DVI-I inputs, is supplied with DVI-I => D-Sub15 adapter. Dimensions are 466x241x424 mm, weight — 9.8 kg. There will be light and black body versions. The approximate price is $1900.

15-inch AX3845D sensor screen supports up to 1024x768 (XGA). It will appear for sale in mid-October for about $700.

17-inch AS4341D sensor screen supports up to 1280x1024 (SXGA) and will appear in retail late in September for about $1700.

18-inch AS4641D sensor model supports 1280x1024 (SXGA), other features are similar to AU5131DT specs. The model will appear for sale in mid-October for about $2900.

Acorp announces 7KT400 motherboard on VIA KT400

Acorp posted specifications of the new 7KT400 Socket A motherboard, based on VIA KT400 (+ VT8235 Southbridge).

Acorp 7KT400 features 3 DIMM sockets (all banks for PC2700, up to 3GB; two banks for PC3200), AGP 8 slot, 5 PCI slots, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 6-channel audio.

Besides, BIOS protection against CPU overheating, the company also uses an additional onboard chip (#5 on the photo, no details available).

IDF Fall Moscow 2002: Light Field Mapping technology

At IDF Fall Moscow 2002, specialists from Russian Intel software development center are to announce Light Field Mapping (LFM) technology, developed together with Intel research lab in Santa Clara, CA, and report its prospects.

LFM is a method of interactive photorealistic visualization of 3D objects with complex reflective characteristics, based on real image processing. LFM is used to model object surface lighting using scanned images. LFM enables to digitally model and visualize any 3D objects and scenes (physical or virtual) for any viewing angle, considering the high-precision realistic surface lighting, topical for detailed real-time photorealism (for expample, cinema or gaming).

LFM idea is that the surface of modelled 3D object is mapped as different light fields. LFM utilizes these light fields and visualizes them through a graphics card. LFM models support stepwise visual quality improvement, being suitable for network transfers.

Currently Intel works on LFM standardization. In the near future most 3D software is expected to support this format. These are some AVI examples of LFM technology:

Tornado Geforce4 MX440 AGP 8X from InnoVISION

InnoVISION Multimedia today announced Inno3D Tornado Geforce4 MX440 AGP 8X, based on NVIDIA GeForce4 AGP 8.

Inno3D Tornado GeForce4 MX440 AGP 8X features 500 MHz DDR memory (MicroBGA chips), MX440 8X GPU works at 270 MHz. The card has analog, DVI out, supports VIVO (Video In and Video Out). The package includes WinDVD2000 and CyberLink PowerDirector video editing suite.

Inno3D Tornado GeForce4 MX440 AGP 8X DDR are expected on the second week of October.

6650: the first GSM/UMTS phone from Nokia

Nokia officially announced its first next-generation Nokia 6650, featuring a color screen, Java, MMS support, a built-in digital cam, capable of working in both GSM, and new W-CDMA (3G). At that GSM and UMTS modules are located on the same chip.

Nokia 6650 screen supports up to 4096 colors, a built-in digital VGA cam (turned on by opening lens cover) is capable of shooting still images and up to 20-sec movies, that can be sent to other subscribers over MMS. The phone weighs 141 g.

The phone is also provided with WAP 1.2.1 browser, supports Java, polyphony, e-wallet features. Besides, 6650 support multitasking.

Interfaces include USB, Bluetooth, infra-red port; the phone also supports GPRS (class 6) and HSCSD (class 6). According to Nokia, in UMTS mode, data incoming data throughput makes 128 Kbps, outgoing — up to 64 Kbps.

6650 features a calendar, Outlook-synched notebook. The additional software enables photo browsing, Nokia PC Suite enables short movie playback. Battery provides 2h20m (UMTS) or 2h40m (GSM) operation and up to a fortnight in the idle mode.

Nokia 6650 sales will start in H1 2003, the expected price is $734.60.

This HDW-2 Bluetooth hands-free on the photo is another novelty from Nokia.

EPoX announces two NVIDIA nForce2 motherboards

Today EPoX announced two new Socket A motherboards on the new NVIDIA nForce2 chipset: EP-8RGA+ and EP-8RDA+. Both support AMD Athlon, Athlon XP, Duron with up to 333 MHz FSB (officially), both have AGP 8x slot, 6 PCI slots, 3 DIMM sockets (up to 3GB DDR SDRAM PC3200), 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 LAN ports (on-chipset and Realtek RTL8201L / ICS1893AF), 6-channel audio (Realtek ALC650), optional IEEE1394a.

EP-8RGA+ features ATX design and bases on NVIDIA nForce2 IGP (integrated Geforce 4MX) + nForce2 MCPT bundle.

EP-8RDA+ features ATX design as well and bases on discrete NVIDIA nForce2 SPP + nForce2 MCP bundle.

Both boards support hardware monitoring, CPU core / memory / AGP slot voltage setting through BIOS, and have P80P Diagnostic system on two LEDs.

Terratec announces graphics cards

Well-known by its soundcards, German Terratec decided to enter the graphics card market.

Today it announced Mystify series on NVIDIA GPUs:

  • Mystify 4600: GeForce4 Ti4600, 128MB DDR
  • Mystify 4200: GeForce4 Ti4200, 64MB
  • Mystify 440: GeForce4 MX440 — 64MB DDR
  • Mystify 420: GeForce4 MX420 — 64MB DDR

These are all details, undisclosed for the present. Further information is to follow.

Source: Clubic

16-megapixel Imacon Ixpress Digital Back

Today at Photokina Imacon announced the uts new CCD — Imacon Ixpress Digital Back.

The new back features 16 million of 9-micron pixels. As each shot takes 96MB, Ixpress Digital Back is designed only for stationary photo cameras.

Due to such volumes digital photos are stored in about 100GB Ixpress Image Bank (the press release states 1,000-shot storage). The cable between Ixpress Digital Back and Ixpress Image Bank is seen on all photos. Files can be written, read or deleted without a PC.

Ixpress Digital Back can be used for continuous shooting, each shot taking 1.5 sec.

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