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Transcend Announces Slimline Compact StoreJet 2.5 Drives

SMART Modular Technologies Introduces 144-Pin SO-DIMMs

Telairity Semiconductor Launches Real-Time HD Video Architecture

Sony Launches Two 8x DVD DL Recorders



Transcend Announces Slimline Compact StoreJet 2.5 Drives

Transcend Information announced a series of redesigned StoreJet 2.5 portable storage devices, which obtained new aluminum bodies and had dimensions reduced down to 129x79.9x13mm. The StoreJet 2.5 series now offers three color schemes for your personalization needs.

Novelties have Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface and come with preloaded software, including PC Lock, Security HDD, My Documents, Mobile Internet Explorer Favorites, Mobile Outlook Express and Address Book Editor.

Capacities include 40GB and 80GB. StoreJet can also be purchased without a hard drive, so you can install your own drive as large as 160GB in capacity.

The StoreJet 2.5 comes with a 2-year case warranty and 1-year hard drive warranty and is compatible with Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP, Mac OS 9.x/OS X and Linux Kernel 2.4 or later.

Source: Transcend Information

SMART Modular Technologies Introduces 144-Pin SO-DIMMs

SMART Modular Technologies has launched a new lineup of DDR and DDR2 144-pin SO-DIMMs aimed at computer peripherals, such as printers and scanners, and embedded computing applications, including industrial control and automation.

The new 144-pin SO-DIMMs are configured with a smaller 16-bit memory interface that helps lower costs and improve performance for peripheral applications as compared to using larger, industry-standard 64-bit or 72-bit memory interfaces.

SMART´s 144-pin SO-DIMMs are offered in DDR as well as DDR2 technologies. The product lineup includes a full range of speed grades; for DDR, the speeds ranges from PC2100 to PC3200, for DDR2, the speed ranges from PC3200 to PC5300.

Source: SMART Modular Technologies

Telairity Semiconductor Launches Real-Time HD Video Architecture

Based on multiple independent vector/scalar cores, the multicore Telairity-1 architecture is specifically designed to handle the demanding computational requirements of the H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) HD codec. H.264 is set to supersede MPEG-2 as the standard by which HD video is compressed in the professional broadcast environment for transmission, storage, and editing, where the new standard will deliver the same or better picture quality with a lower bit rate.

The programmable Telairity-1 architecture combines five independent vector/scalar cores, a video controller, and a DRAM controller supporting an I/O bandwidth up to 5.3 Gbps in a single multicore SoC. Each vector/scalar core features four vector pipes with independent hardware, an independent scalar unit, 128KB of on-chip vector SRAM, a 4KB vector SRAM data cache, an 8KB scalar scratchpad memory, and a 32KB instruction cache. As a fully programmable chip, Telairity-1 will allow customers to modify or add new algorithms to customize or improve the encoder over time.

At a clock rate of 668.25MHz, or nine times the 74.25-MHz 20-bit video standard, the T1P2000, first product implemented on the new architecture, achieves a total sustained chip performance of 55.5 GOP (Giga operations) per second.

Packaged in the 1156-pin FCBGA package, samples of T1P2000 are available now, with production quantities available in Q4 2005. Pricing in 10,000-piece quantities for U.S. delivery will start at $425.

Source: Telairity Semiconductor

Sony Launches Two 8x DVD DL Recorders

Sony launched two new products belonging to a new series of DVD recorders: an internal DRU-810A and an external DRX-810UL, both supporting DVD+R Double Layer (DL) recording at 8X. In other words, according to the press release, it takes about 15 minutes to burn an 8.5GB blank.

Sony DRU-810A:

  • ATAPI (EIDE), Ultra DMA66
  • Recording:
    • DVD+R DL 8X (P-CAV)
    • DVD-R DL 4X (CLV)
    • DVD+R 16X (CAV)
    • DVD+RW 8X (Z-CLV)
    • DVD-R 16X (CAV)
    • DVD-RW 6X (CLV)
    • CD-R 48X (CAV)
    • CD-RW 32X (P-CAV)
  • Reading:
    • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X (CAV)
    • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X (CAV)
    • CD-ROM 48X (CAV)
  • Dimensions: 146x41.2x172.5mm
  • Average seek: 135 ms CD-ROM, 130ms DVD-ROM
  • 2MB buffer
  • Sony Power-Burn buffer protection
  • Recording methods:
    CD: Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing
    DVD: Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW)
  • Supported formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra

    Sony DRX-810UL:

    • USB2.0, i.LINK
    • Recording:
      • DVD+R DL 8X (P-CAV)
      • DVD-R DL 4X (CLV)
      • DVD+R 16X (CAV)
      • DVD+RW 8X (Z-CLV)
      • DVD-R 16X (CAV)
      • DVD-RW 6X (CLV)
      • CD-R 48X (CAV)
      • CD-RW 32X P-CAV
    • Reading:
      • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X (CAV)
      • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X (CAV)
      • CD-ROM 48X (CAV)
    • Dimensions: 52x164x250mm
    • Average seek: 135ms CD-ROM, 130ms DVD-ROM
    • 2MB buffer
    • Sony Power-Burn buffer protection
    • Recording methods:
      CD:Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing;
      DVD: Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW)
    • Supported formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra

    The bundle of each includes: Nero Burning ROM 6 SE and Nero Express 6, Nero VisionExpress 3, Nero InCD 4, Nero ShowTime, Nero PhotoSnap/PhotoSnap Viewer, Nero MediaHome, Nero Recode2, Nero BackItUp, Nero MediaPlayer / Wave Editor, Nero Cover Designer, Nero Toolkit

    The DRU-810A is to go on sale in September for about $100, while DRX-810UL is expected to become available in October for about $150.

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