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Panasonic unveils 3-megapixel Maicovicon sensor and new mobile cameras

ATI FireGL V3100: now available for IBM Intellistation M30 workstations

Corsair enters the Flash memory market



Panasonic unveils 3-megapixel Maicovicon sensor and new mobile cameras

Panasonic SC Device Solutions, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial, developed a 3-megapixel module (1/3.2"; on the right) for implementing into mobile handsets. The GP-KM3500V bases on Maicovicon sensor and supports AF and image stabilization, at that being one of the thinnest solutions available with its 8.63 mm height.




While developing GP-KM3500V the company built the sensor (2.2µm pixel size), DSP and lens module with IR filter onto a single PCB using MID (Molded Interconnect Device) technology. The aforementioned DSP is specially "tuned" for a 3-megapixel sensor and is called to provide higher-clarity images and compensate accidental blurring. The image stabilizer is activated during VGA movie recording at 30 fps.


At the same time, Panasonic introduced a 2-megapixel AF unit (1/3.2"; in the middle) and 1.3-megapixel scaling unit (1/4"; on the left), all belonging to Maicovicon series.

The production of 3- and 2-megapixel modules will be launched in March 2005, while 1.3-megapixel units will go on production in January 2005.

ATI FireGL V3100: now available for IBM Intellistation M30 workstations

ATI Technologies informed on the intention to strengthen its positions in the workstation graphics market. According to its latest press release, IBM Intellistation M30 workstations with PCI Express interface will be offered with a FireGL V3100 graphics as an option.

As you know, FireGL V3100 supports up to 128 MB memory, has 4 pixel pipelines, 2 vertex processors. Being certified for 3ds max, AutoCAD, CATIA, ya, SOFTIMAGE|XSI and SolidWorks, it supports dual-monitor configurations (VGA and DVI).




The FireGL solutions also support Smartshader, Hyper Z, Smoothvision as well as OpenGL 1.5 with extensions, OpenGL Shading Language, Microsoft DirectX 9.0, etc.

Corsair enters the Flash memory market

Corsair known by its DRAM modules is going to launch sales of Flash Voyager USB 2.0, Compact Flash and Secure Digital solutions.


Flash Voyager USB 2.0 (on the right) provide write speed up to 13 MB/s, read speed up to 19 MB/s and have 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB capacities. Corsair Secure Digital cards will also have 128 MB to 1 GB capacities (2 GB ones coming later). Finally, Compact Flash media will have 256 MB to 4 GB capactities and 6 MB/s write speeds (40x).

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