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Micron Introduces 1 Gigabit DDR3 Memory

CFD Firestix: DDR2 At 1200 MHz

Fujifilm Announces Development Plans For Finepix S5 Pro

Micron Introduces 1 Gigabit DDR3 Memory

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced 1 Gigabit DDR3 memory components. These will support data rates of 800 megatransfers per second (MT/s) to 1,600 MT/s with clock frequencies of 400 MHz to 800 MHz respectively, doubling the speed from DDR2. The DDR3 supply voltage has been reduced from 1.8V to 1.5V, reducing power consumption by up to 30 percent; the device is manufactured on Micron's 78nm process technology.

Evaluation samples of Micron's 1Gb DDR3 components are available to select customers with production expected to begin early next year. Micron's 1Gb DDR3 components will be available in various output configurations (x4, x8 and x16), and will be fully compliant to the most recent JEDEC DDR3 specifications. These components will support module densities from 512 megabytes through 4 gigabytes and a variety of module types including FBDIMMs, UDIMMs, SODIMMs, and RDIMMs.

A 2Gb DDR3 device is also expected to be available from Micron early next year, helping to enable even higher density applications.

Source: Micron Technology, Inc.

CFD Firestix: DDR2 At 1200 MHz

Japanese CFD decided to outrun competitors with its new DDR2 memory capable of operating at 1200 MHz with relatively low timings. It has been only a month since the release of DDR2-1100 by OCZ.

The vendor also underlines that FIRESTIX W2UC0VJA can work as PC2-10000 (DDR2-1250). They used the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 + ASUS P5B Deluxe machine to test that.

CFD Firestix features:

  • P/N: W2U0CVJA-S512ZZJ (512MB) and W2U0CVJA-1GZZJ (1GB)
  • PC2-10000 (DDR2-1200) 240-pin DIMM capable of operating at 1250MHz
  • 5-6-6-18 timings
  • 1-year warranty

Source: CFD

Fujifilm Announces Development Plans For Finepix S5 Pro

Fujifilm today announced the development of the FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR camera. The FinePix S5 Pro carries a number of features that made its predecessor, the FinePix S3 Pro, so popular with wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One is increased dynamic range from the Super CCD SR double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels). The new FinePix S5 Pro continues this tradition of expanded dynamic range and goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm’s new RP (Real Photo) Processor Pro.

Moreover, the FinePix S5 Pro will house the two technologies. The first one, the Real Photo Technology Pro, which combines the Super CCD SR Pro sensor and the RP Processor Pro, allows for the wide dynamic range with smoother tonality from brightest light to darkest shadow. The re-designed new Super CCD SR Pro features an optimized low-pass filter that will reduce the noise and minimize moire. The newly developed RP Processor Pro features two cycles of noise reduction so photographers can snap pictures at light sensitivities as high as ISO 3200 with less noise.

Photographers can choose from six preset ranges for greater creative control over the FinePix S5 Pro's expanded dynamic range between 100% and 400%. Three new variations of the original film simulation mode have been added (five modes in total) for improved reproduction of natural skin tones.

The second is the FinePix S5 Pro's Face Detection Technology detects up to ten faces in a scene immediately after each image is captured. Photographers can zoom in and confirm facial detail, whether eyes are open or closed, focus and exposure on the FinePix S5 Pro's LCD monitor.


  • Nikon F-mount compatibility with all Nikkor AF-D/G and the latest AF-S optics
  • RAW+JPEG (4,256 x 2,848 pixels, 3,024 x 2,016 pixels, 2,304 x 1,536 pixels) dual-save mode
  • MAC and PC supported tethered shooting mode via USB 2.0 port and optional HyperUtility software
  • Magnesium-alloy body
  • Durable shutter unit stands up to approximately 100,000 releases
  • Adoption of high-precision i-TTL flash control
  • 11-point AF sensor. This is an improvement from the FinePix S3 Pro's 5-point AF sensor
  • Supports 1/3, 1/2, and 1 stop lens aperture control
  • Shutter speed 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec., maximum flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.
  • Remark function enables addition of comments to an image file by connecting a special bar code reader to the camera body.
  • 3 levels of custom Function Locking with password protection
  • 2.5 inch LCD with 235,000 pixels with 100% frame coverage featuring color or monochromatic 30 seconds, live view function to check the focusing
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Compact Flash Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive compatible

The new DSLR is slated for early 2007 introduction.

Source: Fujifilm

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