Creative announced its new Creative Professional E-MU Xboard 25 and Xboard 49 Professional USB/MIDI Controllers for PC and MAC operating systems. The E-MU Xboard Professional USB/MIDI Controllers feature full-size velocity sensitive keyboards with aftertouch, 16 programmable real-time controllers, Xboard Control editing software, and the E-MU´s new Proteus X LE Desktop Sound Module with over 1000 sounds.
Both Xboard models are ultra-portable and run on USB or 3 AA batteries. E-MU Xboard also works with AC power adapter, sold separately.
The E-MU Xboard comes with Xboard Control editing software for Windows and Mac operating systems; and Proteus X LE Desktop Sound Module and Ableton Live Lite 4 for E-MU for Windows.
The E-MU Xboard 25, priced at US$149.99, the E-MU Xboard 49, priced at US$169.99, will be available now in Singapore.
Infineon unveiled its new SiGe:C (Silicon-Germanium Carbon) process technology for cost-effective, high-performance radio frequency semiconductor devices. The SiGe:C technology is the foundation for Infineonís latest generation of Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs), which provide noise figures for silicon-based discrete transistors of only 0.75 dB at 6 GHz and high gain of up to 19 dB at 6 GHz.
Infineon´s New HBTs
The new SiGe:C transistors are suitable for use in a wide range of RF and wireless applications using frequencies above 10 GHz, such as Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), microwave oscillators, and general-purpose amplifiers for various standards including Wireless LAN (802.11a, b, g), WiMAX, and Ultra Wide Band (UWB). Applications encompass Global Positioning Systems (GPS), cordless phones, satellite TV LNBs (Low Noise Blocks), and satellite-based broadcast services (e. g., XM Radio, Sirius, Digital Audio Broadcasting).
The new Infineon RF transistors have a typical transition frequency of 42 GHz and provide the lowest noise figure levels currently available in the SiGe:C market: 0.5 dB at 1.8 GHz and 0.75 dB at 6 GHz, respectively. With a typical Gms (maximum stable power gain) of 28 dB at 1.8 GHz, typical Gma (maximum available power gain) of 19 dB at 6 GHz and low current operation, these devices are ideal for a wide range of RF and wireless applications, such as WLANs. Infineonís HBT chips feature gold metallization for extra high reliability.
The BFP740 HBT series is in volume production and available in standard SOT343 (BFP740) packages, flatlead TSFP-4 (BFP740F) packages and ultra small 3-pin leadless TSLP-3 (BFR740L3) packages. The TSLP-3 package size is only 1.0x0.6x0.4mm.
Toshiba expanded its notebooks series with Qosmio G20 and Qosmio F20. Much attention was paid to multimedia features, both novelties are shipped with remote controls for their TV tuners (analog, judging by the source information). TV and radio signals are received by Qosmio AV Center. Each notebook can record TV content onto its HDD and broadcast it over a LAN.
Source: PC Watch
Albatron Technology unveiled new PX945P motherboard based on Intel 945P chipset supporting dual-core processors and the SLI mode.
PX945P works with DDR2-667 memory. Its ICH7 southbridge supports 4 x SATA2. The SLI mode is implemented as x4 PCIe + x4 PCIe.
Shipments are scheduled to October 2005. The price is still not set.
ASUS introduced an optical combo drive CB-5216A1T with Serial ATA interface. The novelty reads/writes CDs at 52x, rewrites CDs at 32x and reads DVDs at 16x. CB-5216A1T supports ASUS FlextraLink, FlextraSpeed, DDSS II, AI Auto Speed Adjustment technologies. The list of supported formats includes CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Mixed Mode CD-ROM, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD Text, Video CD, DVCD, and Bootable CD. The drive can be installed either horizontally, or vertically.
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