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Fujitsu announces FMV-STYLISTIC tablet

Photo of the day: ATI calls for football fans

TI announces first fixed-gain op amps on BiCom-III SiGe process

AOpen announces SilentTek noise reduction technology

Albatron announces Ti4280 series

IWILL announces DP533 Dual Xeon boards with 533 MHz FSB and DDR SDRAM support

Fujitsu announces FMV-STYLISTIC tablet

Among new tablets, followed the official announcement of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, we´ve noticed FMV-STYLISTIC Tablet PC from Fujitsu.

Unlike other solutions, Fujitsu model doesn´t have a keyboard, being a classic tablet. Such accessories can be plugged into a docking station with 8/16/10/24x DVD/CD-RW and Ethernet controller, connected to tablet over WLAN.

The device bases on Intel 830MG (up to 48MB video memory), has 10.4-inch 1024x768 (XGA) LCD, 800MHz Mobile Pentium III-M, 256MB RAM (up to 768MB), 40GB HDD, PC card Type 2, IEEE 802.11b interfaces, USB 1.1, IEEE 1394 ports.

Batteries provide up to 4.4 hours of operation. Tablet dimensions are 301.3x220x20.9 mm, weight – 1.48 kg. Docking station dimensions are 220x263x328.9 mm, weight – 2.7 kg. The suggested price is about $2500.

Source: PC Watch

Photo of the day: ATI calls for football fans

Where should a company search for potential buyers? Canadian ATI Technologies believes they are among football fans, watching their teams play.

On the photo of the day from inter.it you can see how seriously Canadians press Italians... :-)

TI announces first fixed-gain op amps on BiCom-III SiGe process

Texas Instruments announced the first fixed gain amplifiers with 3X that increase over comparable devices. The new fixed-gain op amps are the first products to be manufactured using TI´s BiCom-III (bipolar silicon-germanium) process. First to be released, THS4302 high-speed op amp features 2.4 GHz bandwidth, high slew rate of 6200 V/ės and a fixed gain of +5 volts per volt (V/V). The bandwidth of the new devices will benefit wireless infrastructure and test equipment, and will make the new Class AB op amps an alternative to radio frequency (RF) amps.

The process is the first to integrate both NPN- and PNP-type bipolar transistors to take advantage of the exceptionally high speeds of SiGe. The complementary bipolar transistors enable op amp and high-performance mixed-signal product designs to increase speed up to 3X while reducing noise by as much as one half.

The THS4300 family is well suited for high-resolution data converters for a wide dynamic range in digital signal processing. A third-order output intercept point (OIP3) of +46 dBm into a 100 ohm load at 100 MHz ensures greater linearity with the same gain variation and reduced power as previous fixed-voltage op amps. RF systems benefit from the low third-order intermodulation distortion (IMD3) of —90 dBc at 100 MHz with a 1 Vpp signal envelope into a 100 ohm load.

Besides THS4302 chips, that are already shipped, the family includes two other 2.4-GHz devices, scheduled to follow in early 2003: the THS4301, with a fixed gain of +2 V/V, and the THS4303, with a fixed gain of +10 V/V. All chips feature 16-pin MSOP or QFN. In over 1,000-unit quantities they will cost $1.97 each.

AOpen announces SilentTek noise reduction technology

In the next generation of motherboards AOpen will announce proprietary SilentTek technology, combining a special onboard chip, newer BIOS and Windows utility. SilentTek kit will enable hardware monitoring, CPU overheating protection, and fan speed control to provide more balanced system performance/stability/noise.

SilentTek has several tabs, including Voltage Status, that shows current critical voltages along with min and max allowed levels.

Temp/Fan/Chassis controls CPU and system temperature, fan speeds, and their limits as well.

SilentTek, the most important tab, enables to control each fan speed.

SilentTek will be used together with SilentBIOS for pre-boot noise control.

SilentBIOS/HW Monitor screen will look like:

It will enable to set CPU and chassis temperature modes, check fan modes.

Albatron announces Ti4280 series

Albatron Technology announced new Ti4280 AGP 8õ line, based on NVIDIA GF4 Ti4200-8x. All cards feature 6-layer PCBs and 512 MHz DDR memory, DVI and TV-out. GF4 Ti4200-8x core clock is 250 MHz.

Albatron Ti4280 series includes:

  • Ti4280 – 64MB
  • Ti4280V – 64MB, VIVO
  • Ti4280P – 128MB
  • Ti4280PV – 128MB, VIVO

IWILL announces DP533 Dual Xeon boards with 533 MHz FSB and DDR SDRAM support

Taiwanese IWILL prepares to release new DP533 mobos on Intel E7505 (Placer) chipset.

DP533 dual-processor boards are designed for new-generation Intel Xeons with 533 MHz FSB, support DDR333, have 133/100MHz PCI-X, integrated dual-channel Ultra 320 SCSI and Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Below is the first photo of IWILL DP533. Details are to follow.

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