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Transcend Releases Very Low Profile DDR2-533 Unbuffered Modules, 1.8" IDE Flash Disks

Toshiba Brings First HD DVD Player To The Japanese Market

TI Announces Integrated FM Audio And Stereo Single-Chip Bluetooth Solution

Transcend Releases Very Low Profile DDR2-533 Unbuffered Modules, 1.8" IDE Flash Disks

Transcend Information announced its very low profile (0.72-inch high) DDR2-533 Unbuffered DIMM memory modules (P/N: TS64/128MLQ64V5VL). Each module consists of 64Mx8 own-brand DDR2 FBGA chips. The six-layer PCBs used for 512MB/1GB modules are designed to meet the highest specifications by minimizing noise signal disturbance and enhancing overall performance. The new memory chips use FBGA chip packages for their improved electrical and heat dissipation characteristics.

Transcend also introduced high-capacity 1.8" IDE Flash Disks designed for use with specialist equipment in industrial environments. The 1.8" IDE Flash Disks feature 44-pin interface, tough outer metal case, reliability, low power consumption and anti-shock features. These are available with 2GB, 4GB and 8GB memory capacities. Transcend's 1.8" IDE Flash Disks are compact in size and measure only 60mm x 69.85mm x 7.0mm. In addition, these novelties have built-in ECC (Error Code Correcting) functionality and the Auto Sleep and Power-Down modes for higher energy efficiency.

Source: Transcend Information

Toshiba Brings First HD DVD Player To The Japanese Market

Toshiba today started the Japanese rollout of the world's first commercially available HD DVD player - HD-XA1.

Toshiba's HD-XA1 is the first player to support the HD DVD format approved by the DVD Forum, the international association that defines and promotes DVD standards. HD-XA1 supports playback of pre-recorded HD DVD. Sound is also enhanced. Along with L-PCM 5.1ch audio, HD-XA1 supports the clarity and realism of three next generation surround-sound formats, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, and sound sources can be output to audio systems via the player's HDMI output or multi-channel audio output. Support for up-conversion of standard DVD to a resolution of 1080i or 720p through HDCP capable HDMI output allows consumers to enjoy current DVD libraries with output resolution scaled to their HDTV or HD displays.

Initial shipments of HD-AX1, until April 27, will bundle two complimentary HD DVD movie discs, "Resident Evil" and a Japanese film, "Moonlight Jellyfish".

Key specifications:

Source: Toshiba

TI Announces Integrated FM Audio And Stereo Single-Chip Bluetooth Solution

Texas Instruments announced its next generation BlueLink 6.0 platform that combines Bluetooth wireless technology with FM stereo and mono performance on a single chip. The BlueLink 6.0 platform provides complete hardware and software support, enabling ease of design and speeding time to market for mobile device manufacturers. In addition, TI's solution supports streaming FM stereo music from the handset to a Bluetooth-enabled headset.

Since both Bluetooth and FM functions are integrated on the same silicon, the solution ensures optimal RF co-existence between the two functions, and also provides power savings in the most commonly used modes of operation, such as page and inquiry scan. The BlueLink 6.0 single chip also incorporates TI's Bluetooth/WLAN co-existence hardware and software solution, providing a collaborative interface with TI's WiLink mobile WLAN solution for optimal bandwidth and resource sharing.

The BlueLink 6.0 platform includes TI's BlueLink Bluetooth and FM Protocol Stacks and all software required to work with TI's OMAP platforms and OMAP-Vox chipsets for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and UMTS. The solution offers designers the flexibility to work with Symbian, Linux, or Microsoft Windows Mobile operating systems.

The BlueLink 6.0 platform (BRF6350) is the industry's smallest Bluetooth and FM single-chip solution providing the lowest total system cost, and is manufactured in TI's DRP technology at 90 nanometers.

BRF6350 also provides RDS (Radio Data Systems) functionality, letting users tune to radio stations immediately without spending time searching. RDS also enables interactive services that provide visual information on the song and artist currently playing on the radio and lets users vote via their phones, as well as purchase concert tickets and ring tones.

BlueLink 6.0 WSP (wafer scale package) and modules are currently sampling. The WSP option reduces board footprint by 50 percent compared to a traditional BGA package. Mobile devices using TI's BlueLink 6.0 solution are expected to be on the market by the end of 2006.

Source: Texas Instruments

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