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EPoX releases new 800MHz FSB motherboards

Apacer DISC STENO CP100: helping photographers

Hard Tecs 4U Review: Leadtek K7NCR18D Pro II (nForce2 @ FSB460/DDR460)

Pentium 4 with FSB 800MHz and Pentium M processors showcased in Japanese shops

Fujitsu Labs develops miniature noncontact authentication system

Eten Pocket PC P700: a new tri-band GSM/GPRS PDA

AOpen AK79G Max nForce2 Motherboard @ Bjorn3d

Toshiba Matsushita Display: an LCD display to capture images?



EPoX releases new 800MHz FSB motherboards

EPoX released a new motherboard series — 845PE/GE supporting 800MHz FSB. PE-based: EP-4PEA800, EP-4PEA800I; GE-based: EP-4GEA800, EP-4GEA800I, EP-4GEM800I.


EP-4PEA800

Well, officially these support only 533MHz leaving higher clock speeds to overclocking. Seems that EPoX is just trying to increase its market share before 865/875 boards arrive for sale.

Source: GZeasy

Apacer DISC STENO CP100: helping photographers

Apacer Technology released a new device for those interested in taking lots of digital photos and listening to music on the go. DISC STENO CP100 combines a "6-in-1" reader and a CD-RW drive, being a portable data copier from Flash cards to CDs.


DISC STENO CP100 supports CompactFlash (CF) Type I/II, MicroDrive, Memory Stick (MS), SecureDigital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), SmartMedia (SM), xD (with xD-CF adapter). As for CDs, it supports multi-session discs and can work as a usual USB 2.0 CD-RW drive. Data integrity check mode is also supported.

Hard Tecs 4U Review: Leadtek K7NCR18D Pro II (nForce2 @ FSB460/DDR460)

"Hard Tecs 4U have just posted our latest review, the Leadtek K7NCR18D Pro II based on the nVIDIA nForce2 chipset in 2 new steppings: Northbridge S2 stepping and Southbridge A4 stepping. Now, the nForce2 was able to reach a rock stable FSB460 + DDR460 (230 MHz DDR) without any tweakings, check page 12 for WCPUID screenshot (feel free to copy this picture)."

Read more at Hard Tecs 4U.

Pentium 4 with FSB 800MHz and Pentium M processors showcased in Japanese shops

Some Japanese shops have already showcased Socket 478 Pentium 4 ES processors with 800MHz FSB. This is more than clear: sales are to start in the nearest future.


Two new processors feature 2.8GHz and 2.6GHz clock speeds. Naturally, both support Hyper-Threading. No information on pricing or sales dates are available for now, just photos.

In its turn 1.6GHz Pentium M the base of Centrino technology is available in Tokyo for $750 already. Still its hard to tell, who might need this mPGA479M at the moment, but the fact of box versions availability is on the hand.



Source: Akiba PC

Fujitsu Labs develops miniature noncontact authentication system

Fujitsu Labs developed a new miniature noncontact biometric authentication system that reads blood vessel patterns.


The device includes a miniature sensor for reading blood vessel pattern and authentication software (as you know, human blood vessel patterns are unique and constant over time). According to the company, the precision is rather high: <1% of mistakes and 0.5% wrong authentications.


One of the first prototypes is the mouse shown as far back as last August. According to Fujitsu Labs, when finished, the new technology will be applied not only in security systems, but, for example, also in visitor registration. Information on this new technology was introduced at General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress taking place these days.

Eten Pocket PC P700: a new tri-band GSM/GPRS PDA

Eten Information Systems, that participated in the development of the first DOS Chinese input system and later became a co-founder of Big5 Chinese character map, introduced its new E-TEN Pocket PC P700.


Pocket PC P700 works under Microsoft Pocket PC 2003, features 400MHz Intel PXA250, has semi-transparent 320x240@64K LCD display, 64Mb SDRAM, 32Mb Flash. Besides, unlike the previous P600 on 206MHz StrongArm SA1110 with a dual-band GSM/GPRS module, the newer device features a tri-band GSM900/1800/1900 module supporting GPRS Class B / Multi-slot 10.

The PDA also has Compact Flash Type I and SDIO slots and a Li-Ion battery. Pricing and shipments information is uniavailable at the moment.

AOpen AK79G Max nForce2 Motherboard @ Bjorn3d

"When you take a look at all the features included with the AK79G Max, you definitely start to understand the "Max" designation. With Serial ATA, FireWire, USB 2.0, WinBIOS (change BIOS within Windows), EzClock (overclock from within Windows) and many other great features, the AK79G Max is without a doubt one of the most feature-rich nForce2 solutions around. Add this to the fact that it´s a rock solid nForce2 board, and you´ve got yourself an excellent product."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

Toshiba Matsushita Display: an LCD display to capture images?

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology, a monitor development and production joint-venture of Toshiba and Matsushita, informed that its engineers succeeded in making a... scanning device out of usual low-temperature polysilicon display!

The screen of new 3.5" LTPS transmissive display Input Display is actually an optical sensor matrix with every pixel being an active element. So, this QVGA (320x240) panel provides b/w capture at 960x240 resolution.

According to the company, this effect is possible due to high movability of LTPS display crystals that allows to reduce the size of pixel transistors and as a result provides higher photosensitivity of these devices comparing to usual TFT panels on amorphous silicon.

Of course, industry will not miss such an important breakthrough. At least, Toshiba Matsushita Display expects the serious demand for such devices. The simplest appliance is user fingerprint authentification without additional sensors.

For now we dont have any photos of the Input Display sample, but we hope to get it along with specifications at days of EDEX 2003 to take part in Tokyo, on April 9-11.

Source: EE Times

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