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A Notebook Wonder: 6.8GHz CPU and 1TB RAM

More Details On R520 Sample

First DVB-H H.264 mobile PVR device on show at IBC

Shuttle To Start Shipping SN26P SLI XPC This Month

SMART Modular Technologies Introduces Lily-TV Advanced TFT-LCD Monitor/TV Controller Board

A Notebook Wonder: 6.8GHz CPU and 1TB RAM

Atom Chip Corporation published a description of a notebook with rather impressive specifications: 6.8GHz CPU, 1TB Quantum-Optical non-volatile RAM (NvIOpSRAM-SODIMM 200-pin), 2TB non-volatile Quantum RAM (NvIOpRAM-ATA IDE).

According to the company, the new memory offer high data density (3.2GB per cubic millimeter) and performance (6GB/s write, 8GB/s read). The NvIOpRAM bases on the discovered magnetic quantum-optical phenomenon in porous silicon, entitled after the name of its discoverer, the Gendlin Effect.

The AtomChip Quantum II CPU operates at 6.8GHz, has 256MB of internal memory and very low power consumption. 4 x Intel Pentium M 1.7GHz CPUs are an option.

The prototype configuration also includes: 12.1" WXGA LCD (1280x800, 16:10), 1.3Mp CMOS cam, 2 x Intel855GME graphics controllers, DVD Multi drive, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g), GPRS, 10/100 Base-T LAN, MDC Fax/Modem V.90/V.92. A 6-cell Li-Ion battery provides 8 (AtomChip Quantum II) or 3 (4 x Intel Pentium M) hours of operation. The PC can work under Microsoft Windows XP or Linux.

We know it September 10, not April 1. Since Atom Chip Corporation promises to showcase the notebook at CES 2006 in January, we hope the majority of specs will come true. In this case, the only obstacle will be a rather high price of $8500 — $15000 mentioned at the official website.

More Details On R520 Sample

VR-Zone and HKEPC posted a number of photographs of an ATI R520 based graphics card expected officialy this month after numerous delays. The first image shows the novelty near Radeon X850XT PE and GeForce 7800GTX.

The card features R520 Rev 02 GPU, which is relatively old, judging by the fact that the latest samples are marked Rev 05, according to some sources.

The final design might also change. In particular, the amount of slots to be occupied by the card is still unknown. On the one hand, a powerful GPU requires a corresponding cooler that might occupy the neighbouring slot. On the other hand, R520 is made using 90nm process that reduces heat dissipation.

Obviously, the transition to new process in its early stages negatively affects the crystal yield. As you might know, R520 core with slight defects will have some pipelines blocked. This means we might see products with 32, 24 or 16 pipelines.

The sample has 1.26ns Samsung GDDR3 memory. The core has 512-bit bus, while the memory interface is 256-bit. As you can see, the memory is organized as 8 chips with 2M 32-bit words in each.

Like GeForce 7800GTX, ATI´s novelty has Dual Link DVI output. The signal is formed by a dual RAMDAC operating at 400MHz. Max. resolution is 2560x1600 at 32-bit color and 60Hz.

Source: VR-Zone, HKEPC

First DVB-H H.264 mobile PVR device on show at IBC

Pace Micro Technology introduced the first DVB-H H.264 mobile PVR – the PDH400, which integrates the new DVB-H standard into PVR2GO player with a 4.3" colour widescreen display enabling live digital content to be watched on the move. As well as enabling live TV content on the move, PDH400 also works as a personal video recorder and comes with a maximum hard drive capacity of 40G. Streaming H.264 from a solid state memory SD card is also supported.

To develop the PDH400 product concept, Pace has been working with Sony SES (Semiconductor & Electronic Solutions Europe) and Broadcom. Pace is also working with NDS to integrate NDS mVideoGuardTM DVB-H CA and an ESG (electronic service guide) into the PDH400.

The PDH400 is being demonstrated on the Pace stand (Hall 1, Stand 221) and also on the NDS stand (Hall 1 Stand 171) where it will be receiving a live DVB-H stream.

Shuttle To Start Shipping SN26P SLI XPC This Month

Shuttle stated it will begin shipping its SLI-compatible XPC (SN26P) by the end of September, with the product being launched in Taiwan, Japan, Europe and the US markets at the same time.

The product was originally scheduled to hit the market this summer and be bundled with two Leadtek Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT PCI Express (PCIe) graphics cards. However, with Nvidia releasing its Nvidia’s GeForce 7800 GT in August, Shuttle decided to hold off the SN26P launch until the company could complete its testing of graphics cards equipped with 7800 series chips.

However, although the SN26P XPC will support GeForce 7800 series graphics cards, Shuttle has decided not to bundle any graphics cards with the system, allowing its distributors more flexibility with their SKUs, the company stated.

The Nvidia nForce4 SLI-based solution will also support single and dual-core AMD K8 Socket 939 CPUs, up to 2GB of memory and two SATA2 hard disk drives (HDDs).

Source: DigiTimes

SMART Modular Technologies Introduces Lily-TV Advanced TFT-LCD Monitor/TV Controller Board

SMART Modular Technologies today introduced its Lily-TV TFT-LCD Monitor/TV controller board for advanced video applications, including support for US NTSC and European PAL TV applications. The Lily-TV boards can be used to upgrade existing casino gaming, kiosk, ATM, and industrial control designs to LCDs.

Using a BIOS option to support TFT-LCDs up to SXGA resolution at 75Hz, the Lily-TV board is compatible with standard SVGA, XGA, and SXGA VESA timings, enabling all video modes and the use of the full-display area.

Additional key features include:

  • Support for multiple languages
  • Optional input combination, e.g., PC monitor only
  • Full CRT multi-sync monitor compatibility
  • Truecolor (16.7M) data processing and display driving
  • Single-control operated and transparent on-screen-display (OSD) user interface
  • Compatible with VESA DPMS power-saving modes

Handling analog RGB, DVI, video, S-Video, and TV signals, the Lily-TV boards are available with standard BIOS and cables to support industry-standard TFT-LCD models. They can also be customized to meet precise graphic requirements.

SMART´s Lily-TV boards are VESA DDC 1/2B compliant and measure 100x120x7mm. Supplied by +12-VDC single power, they operate across 0 to +50 degrees C.

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