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Primecooler launches its new HyperCool fan series

P4EE follows P4 into notebooks

MSI KT6V: a new motherboard on KT600/VT8237

Renesas introduces Dual Voltage MMC and Reduced Size Dual Voltage MMC cards

TerraTec Aureon 7.1 Universe: the new 8-channel 24bit/192kHz soundcard

Samsung unveils a new 57" TFT-LCD panel

Primecooler launches its new HyperCool fan series

Primecooler introduced its new silent non-vibrating cooler series for Intel Pentium 4 (Socket478) and AMD Duron / Athlon XP (Socket462) and AMD Athlon 64 (Socket754) processors — PC-HC II+, PC-HC I+, PC-HC I. The coolers are made of copper and aluminium and feature 92mm fans as well as the AFSC (adjustable fan speed controller; except PC-HC I).

PC-HC I+ HyperCool (copper/aluminium)

Cooler specs:

  • Dimensions: 102(L)x102(W)x69(H) mm
  • Weight: 384g
  • Bearing Type: 1-Ball + 1-Sleeve (HC I and HC I+)
  • 2-Ball (HC II+)
  • RPM: 3000±10% (with adjustable fan controller — 1700±10% to 2800±10%)
  • Noise Level: 32dB±10% (with adjustable fan controller — 20dB±10% to 28dB±10%)
  • Adjustable Fan Speed Controller (AFSC)
  • Output Voltage: 5V-11V±5%
  • Power: 6W or lower

PC-HC II+ HyperCool (copper)

The recommended street price of PC-HC I+ model is $18.6, of PC-HC II+ model — $25.4.

P4EE follows P4 into notebooks

Do you remember how it was with notebooks on desktop Pentium 4 processors? Intel first prohibited then permitted them... And no one thought that on November 4 a new turn of this epic will start. But still this happened: it hasn´t been long since the announcement of Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, but we already receive information about the first notebooks based on these "gaming" processors.

Liebermann is the first to introduce its three notebook series: Studio, Producer, and Hollywood (15", 16" and 17" displays, respectively) based on Intel´s Extreme processors (up to 3.2GHz).

Still if there are no overheating problems and FreeFlow architecture proves out, the new machines (resembling Apple´s design) will find their buyers, as they surely not lag behind desktops — up to 4GB DDR433 SDRAM, 7200rpm ATA-133 hard disks, optical combos, 128MB ATI Radeon 9600 Pro graphics.

These notebooks have some more features comparing to their "standard" siblings: except for the standard interfaces, they feature optional TV tuners, MP3 players, card readers, Wireless LAN 802.11b/g, RAID, 2 or 4 built-in speakers, subwoofers, and integrated cameras.

However, these monsters are not shipping today (well, they are actually shipped with the standard P4 processors ;). If other notebook makers follow the aforementioned company and Intel doesn´t impede, such systems might really press various desknotes and "mobile workstations".

Source: The Reqister, Lieberman

MSI KT6V: a new motherboard on KT600/VT8237

MSI announced its new KT6V motherboard for AMD Socket A Athlon XP and Duron processors. The board bases on VIA KT600 + VT8237 chipset, has 2 x DIMM sockets, supports up to 2GB DDR400 (PC3200), DDR333 (PC2700) and DDR266 (PC2100) SDRAM.

The motherboard also has 5 x PCI slots, 1 x AGP 8x slot, Serial ATA and ATA133 V-RAID controllers (RAID 0, 1), Realtek 10/100 LAN, integrated 5.1-channel sound codec. The bundle includes MSI Live Update 3 (Live BIOS, Live Driver, Live VGA BIOS, Live VGA Driver and Live Utility), CoreCenter (PC Alert and Fuzzy Logic), and CoreCell Chip (Speedster, BuzzFree, PowerPro and LifePro).

Renesas introduces Dual Voltage MMC and Reduced Size Dual Voltage MMC cards

Renesas Technology introduced the Dual Voltage MMC cards operating at 1.8V or 3V (vs. the standard 3V/5V) as well as the Reduced Size Dual Voltage MMC cards (RS-DV-MMC). The latter are designed for mobile handsets, digital cameras, digital televisions, etc. The latter are approximately twice smaller than standard MMC cards (24.0x32.0x1.4) — 24.0x18.0x1.4 μμ. 32MB models of both types will be introduced in Japan in March 2004, with 64MB and 128MB cards arriving in May 2004.

As for the higher-capacity cards, having already developed 256MB and 512MB solutions for 3.3V voltage, Renesas currently works on 1GB cards. The next product to be announced is a 4GB MMC card. 256MB solutions will be sampling in March and 512MB cards – in June 2004.

Speaking of the complete MMC series offered by Renesas, it also includes standard 3V MultiMediaCards with 16/32/64/128 MB capacities and 32/64MB RS-MMC.

Dual Voltage MMC and RS-DV-MMC solutions are made using 0.13µm process and feature Renesas´s proprietary controllers. By the way, despite the lower voltage, Renesas 1.8V MMC cards provide 1.8MB/s throughput.

Model Capacity, MB Size, mm
Dual Voltage MMC HB28M032MM3D 32 Μα 24.0 × 32.0 × 1.4
HB28N064MM3D 64
HB28N128MM3D 128
RS-DV-MMC HB28M032RM3D 32 24.0 × 18.0 × 1.4
HB28N064RM3D 64
HB28N128RM3D 128

Dual Voltage MMC / RS-DV-MMC
Model Dual Voltage MMC HB28M032MM3D HB28N064MM3D HB28N128MM3D
Capacity, MB 32 64 128
Standards MultiMediaCard System Specification Ver 3.3
Voltage, V 1.8, 3
Throughput, MB/s 1.8
Temperature -25°C to 85°C
Voltage Dual Voltage MMC: 24.0 × 32.0 × 1.4 (mm)
RS-DV-MMC: 24.0 × 18.0 × 1.4 (mm)

Higher-capacity MMC
Model HB28J256MM3 HB28J512MM3
Capacity, MB 256 512
Standards MultiMediaCard System Specification Ver 3.1
Voltage, V 3
Throughput, MB/s 1.8
Temperature -25°C to 85°C
Size 24.0 × 32.0 × 1.4 (mm)

TerraTec Aureon 7.1 Universe: the new 8-channel 24bit/192kHz soundcard

TerraTec Electronic introduced its new internal 8-channel soundcard, Aureon 7.1 Universe, supplied with a front panel module and a remote control. Supporting 24bit/192kHz playback as well as Sensaura 3D, EAX, ASIO, A3D, DirectSound technologies, this is one of the most advanced solutions of the company.

TerraTec Aureon 7.1 Universe brief specs:

  • Supports 4G Sound, DirectSound / 3D, A3D 1.0, EAX 1.0, EAX 2.0, MacroFX, EnvironmentFX, MultiDrive, ZoomFX technologies
  • 8/16/24-bit, up to 96kHz input resolution
  • 8/16/24-bit, up to 192kHz output resolution
  • Separate level controls for each audio input
  • Fits into a PCI slot
  • Digital optical/coaxial 44.1/48/96 kHz input/output (TOS link)
  • Supplied with Windows 2000/XP drivers, Intervideo WinDVD (8-channel version), Algorithmix Sound Rescue (TerraTec Edition 2.0)

Aureon 7.1 Universe is expected in European retail already in December. In Germany it should cost about 249 euros.

Samsung unveils a new 57" TFT-LCD panel

Samsung Electronics today announced its new 57" TFT-LCD panel designed for hi-res TV sets. These novelties are made at the 6th line of the 2nd fab of the 5th generation (wow) working with 1100x1300mm substrates.

Panel key specs:

  • Resolution: 1,920 x RGB x 1,080 (6,228,000 pixels)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • HDTV resolution support: Max. 1,080 progressive scanning lines at 60fps
  • Pixel size: 0.2175mm x 0.6525mm
  • Dot pitch: 39 dpi
  • # of Colors: 16.7 million
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 or higher
  • Screen size: 57" (144cm) diagonal (1,252.8mm x 704.7mm)
  • Screen luminance: Max. 600 nits (cd/m2)
  • Black luminance: Below 0.5 nits (cd/m2)
  • Color saturation: 75% of NTSC
  • Response Speed: Vertical: 170°, Horizontal: 170°
  • Power consumption: 350W at maximum brightness
  • Module size: 1,323mm wide x 765mm long
  • Module thickness: 4.75cm
  • Weight: 21.5kg

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