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JRex-PM: a single-board Pentium M barebone sized as a 3.5" hard drive

Casio extends Exilim line with EX-Z4

Toshiba to ship slim SD-R6112 and SD-R9012 DVD drives for notebooks

DCR-IP1 MICROMV Handycam — new Sony´s camcorder

Infineon samples 1Gbit DDR SDRAM

iPAQ Pocket PC h1935: a new $200 PDA from Hewlett-Packard

JRex-PM: a single-board Pentium M barebone sized as a 3.5" hard drive

Kontron, always eager to experiment with miniature barebones, announced another model for its 3.5" single-board JRex series — JRex-PM on Pentium M and Intel 855GM. Note the whole system is slightly bigger than a 3.5" HDD – just 102x147mm!

JRex-PM key specs:

  • 1.1-1.6GHz Pentium M, 400MHz FSB, cooling system
  • Intel 855GM chipset
  • Up to 2Gb DDR 266/200 ECC memory
  • Int. Intel Extreme Graphics 2, up to 32Mb UMA VRAM; DVO, LVDS, CRT, Image Rotation, Dual Independent Display
  • CompactFlash Type 1 slot
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT
  • IDE UDMA-100
  • FDD connector
  • 2 x USB2.0 ports
  • Keyboard/Mouse, VGA, COM connectors

Source: PC INpact

Casio extends Exilim line with EX-Z4

Casio extended its Exilim line with a new 4Mp EX-Z4 model scheduled for shipping in October with $400 MSRP.

  • CCD: 1/2.5"; 4.23Mp, 4Mp effective
  • Lens: Pentax, 6 elements in 5 groups; 25-105mm focal length in 35mm equiv, 3õ optical zoom, F2.6-4.8
  • Shooting range: 40cm – inf. Normal, 6-50cm Macro
  • ISO: 50/100/200/400
  • Exposures: 1-1/2000 s
  • Format: JPEG (Exif. Ver. 2.2)
  • VF: optical
  • Media: 10Mb built-in memory, SD/MMC
  • Resolutions: 2304x1728, 2304x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240
  • Audio: WAV (4Kbps)
  • LCD: 2.0", 84,960 pixels
  • USB interface
  • 87x67x23mm dimensions, 129g weight

Source: Imaging resource

Toshiba to ship slim SD-R6112 and SD-R9012 DVD drives for notebooks

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) launched shipments of two new slim DVD drives for notebooks. SD-R6112 is a slim DVD recorder, while SD-R9012 is an ultra slim (128x9.5x126.1mm) CD-RW/DVD-ROM combos.

Toshiba SD-R6112 supports 2x DVD-R write, 1x DVD-RW write, 1x DVD-RAM read, 16x CD-R read and 10x CD-RW write. SD-R9012 supports 8x DVD-ROM read, 16x CD-R write and 10x CD-RW write. Both drives naturally feature protection for their 2Mb buffers.

Toshiba SD-R6112 and SD-R9012 shipments are scheduled to the late August. For more details see the tables below.

DCR-IP1 MICROMV Handycam — new Sony´s camcorder

Sony introduced the DCR-IP1 MICROMV Handycam camcorder, weighing 8 ounces. The dimensions of the camera — 1 9/16 inches x 3 5/8 inches x 2 3/4 inches. It is equipped with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics with 10X optical/120X precision digital zoom and a one-megapixel Advanced HADTM CCD imager. The imager can capture stills at 1152 x 864 resolution and produce video with 520 lines of horizontal video resolution.

The accompanying Handycam Station charges the DCR-IP1 camcorder and connects it to a TV or PC. The Handycam Station comes fully loaded with all the necessary inputs, including S-Video and an audio/video terminal for hooking the unit up to a TV as well as a USB 1.1 port and an i.LINK (IEEE-1394) interface for connection to compatible PCs.

Well, as for the LCD, it has 2.0" Precision SwivelScreen Hybrid Touch Panel LCD Display with 211,000 pixels and touch screen technology. Through the MPEG Movie AX Mode, the DCR-IP1 camcorder allow users to capture MPEG1 compressed video and audio directly to the Memory Stick Duo™ media or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media for up to the capacity of the media. In addition, this mode captures high quality MPEG1 (352 x 240) at 30 frames per second.

The DCR-IP1 model with the Handycam Station will be available in November for about $1,200.

Infineon samples 1Gbit DDR SDRAM

German Infineon Technologies started sampling its 1Gbit DDR SDRAM chips to a number of primary customers. According to the press release, these 160mm² chips are made using 0.11µm. This makes them the smallest 1Gbit DDR SDRAM available today.

Encased into 66-pin TSOP or 68-pin FBGA, new chips have x4, x8 and x16 architecture and work at 133 to 200 MHz clock speeds (DDR266-DDR400). To achieve the maximum density per module Infineon plans to use the Dual Die Stack technology in making 4Gb registered FBGA chips.

1Gbit DDR SDRAM will be initially used in registered and unbuffered memory for high-end servers and workstations. The primary task is the production of 2 and 4Gb registered DIMM along with unbuffered 2Gb DIMM. Notebook SO-DIMMs will be offered as 1 and 2Gb modules, with samples arriving in Q4 this year and volume production starting early 2004.

iPAQ Pocket PC h1935: a new $200 PDA from Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard announced another inexpensive PDA — HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1935 – to be sold for about $199.

Similar to the previous HP iPAQ h1940 and h1945, the model features 203MHz Samsung S3C2410 processor and works under Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003. Other features include:

  • 64Mb SDRAM (56Mb free)
  • 3.5" 64K semi-transparent touch display
  • Removable Li-Ion 900mAh battery for up to 8 hours of operation
  • SDIO slot (SD/MMC, 802.11b SD Cards)
  • Int. mic, speaker
  • iPAQ Image Viewer, Self Test, iPAQ Audio, Power Status software
  • 4 programmable buttons for invoking Calendar, Contacts, Inbox and Today
  • 113.3x69.8x12.8mm dimensions
  • 124g weight
  • Also bundled are USB, power adapter, battery, charger, 2.5-3.5mm audio adapter, hp iPAQ Pocket PC Companion CD

The new model differs from h1940/h1945, announced in July for $299, mostly by the absent Bluetooth and lower CPU clock speed (vs. 266MHz). From similar priced h1910 the novelty differs by the SDIO slot (vs. usual Secure Digital of the former), newer Windows Mobile 2003 OS (vs. Pocket PC 2002) and processor (vs. Intel´s 206MHz chip).

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