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Samsung Reveals Devices Ready For Mobile WiMAX Technology

DALSA Introduces X64 Xcelera PCI Express Frame Grabber Series

VIA Launches PCI Express Chipset For VIA Processor Platforms

Samsung Reveals Devices Ready For Mobile WiMAX Technology

Samsung Electronics unveiled the latest in mobile convergence device, the SPH-P9000 Deluxe MITs at Mobile WiMAX Summit 2006. The SPH-P9000 is capable of voice and multimedia data communications through Mobile WiMAX technology.

The SPH-P9000 is a PDA-based device utilizing Mobile WiMAX and CDMA EV-DO connectivity. Users will have wireless access to the Internet utilizing Mobile WiMAX connectivity. Simultaneously, the CDMA EV-DO technology provides mobile phone connection for voice communication. With Microsoft Windows XP as the operating system, users will find the contents and applications familiar and easy to use for work and play.

The SPH-P9000 comes with a QWERTY keyboard, while the MP3 player function, VOD, and camera function provide a quick access to multimedia entertainment. The five inch WVGA screen is prepared for movie and document viewing, while the 30GB hard drive stores music, movies, and documents. All of these features are combined into one device that weighs a little over one pound.

The SPH-P9000 will be launched in Korea first half of 2007.


  • Mobile WiMAX / CDMA 1x EV-DO
  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera
  • 5” WVGA LCD
  • 1GHz (Transmeta) CPU
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • Bluetooth (Class1) with BT Messenger
  • Mini USB / 24-pin connector
  • Extended I/O Pack
  • 2980mAh / 7200mAh Battery
  • 30GB Embedded
  • 143x92x29.7 mm
  • 560g

Source: Samsung Electronics

DALSA Introduces X64 Xcelera PCI Express Frame Grabber Series

DALSA Corporation today announced its new line of frame grabbers based on the PCI Express - the X64 Xcelera Series.

Building on the technology and performance of DALSA’s X64 frame grabbers, the new Xcelera Series supports high-performance Camera Link cameras, with future versions extending to multiple input, progressive scan analog and parallel LVDS digital cameras.

Designed with the requirements of machine vision OEMs in mind, the Xcelera Series will range from entry level frame grabbers, to high-performance image acquisition boards, to embedded vision processors. Addressing the emerging needs of bandwidth-hungry vision applications, DALSA's Xcelera Series is able to deliver bandwidth of 1GB/sec over multiple-lane PCI Express implementations with room to grow.

The Xcelera Series is marked by the launch of the first two high-performance frame grabbers; the X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Dual and the X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Full. The new X64 Xcelera Camera Link frame grabbers will be showcased during VISION 2006, November 7-9, at DALSA’s stand #4.0 616.

The X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Dual has been engineered within DALSA’s Trigger-to-Image Reliability (T2IR) framework to ensure highly reliable and efficient acquisition control throughout the entire image capture sequence. Features include:

  • Half-length PCI Express x4 board
  • Acquisition from one Medium or simultaneously from two Base Camera Link cameras
  • FPGA-based processing including Bayer decoding and shading correction for each input
  • Supports acquisition from a wide range of cameras and formats
  • Trigger-to-Image Reliability ensures secure image capture
  • On-board optically isolated quadrature shaft encoder input
  • Acquisition pixel clock rates up to 85MHz
  • Windows XP Professional X64 (64-bit OS) compatible

Like its sister board, the X64 Xcelera-CL PX4 Full is a Camera Link frame grabber that is also based on the PCI Express x4 interface. Features include:

  • Half-length PCI Express x4 Board
  • Acquires images from one Base, Medium or Full Camera Link camera
  • Rapid image acquisition rates up to 1GB/s and high-speed image transfer to host memory at 1GB/s
  • Supports Camera Link operations up to 85MHz
  • Extended feature set supports non-Camera Link pixel/tap configurations
  • Windows XP Professional X64 (64-bit OS) compatible

X64 Xcelera frame grabbers start at an OEM quantity price of $1,000 USD.

VIA Launches PCI Express Chipset For VIA Processor Platforms

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset, an integrated core logic solution that offers PCI Express and DDR2 memory support, as well as a host of digital media features including the VIA UniChrome Pro graphics IGP with hardware MPEG-2 playback, DuoView+ for dual monitor output, VIA V4 bus. The novelty is designed as the companion chipset for the world's first carbon-free processor, the VIA C7-D processor.

When combined with the VIA VT8237R Plus South Bridge, the VIA CN800 offers a range of integrated storage, multimedia and connectivity options, that includes native Parallel and Serial ATA, multiple configuration V-RAID, VIA Vinyl Multi-channel Audio, 8 x USB2.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet with the VIA Velocity controller.

The VIA CN800 digital media IGP chipset will be available this month in volume quantities.


  • Supports x16 PCI Express and x1 PCI Express ports
  • Supports up to 4GB DDR2 533/400MHz or DDR400/333/266MHz SDRAM
  • 533 MB/sec 8-bit V-Link Host Controller supporting V-Map Modular Architecture
  • Chromotion CE Video Display engine: MPEG-2 Decoder; Video De-blocking; Adaptive De-Interlace; DuoView+; Full HDTV support up to 1080i / 720p
  • Optimized Unified memory Architecture (UMA)
  • Integrated VIA UniChrome Pro IGP Graphics core
  • 12-bit DVI transmitter
  • 24-bit Flat Panel Display Interface and Dual 12-bit Flat Panel Display Interface
  • 12-bit interface to external TV encoder for SDTV and HDTV display
  • Support for VIA Vinyl Gold 8-channel HD Audio Controller & integrated VIA Vinyl 6-channel HD Audio
  • Serial ATA support for up to 2 devices
  • Integrated V-RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1*, and JBOD (SATA) support
  • Parallel ATA133/100/66 support for up to 4 devices
  • Support for up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports
  • Support for VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet companion controller & integrated 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
  • Advanced System Power Management Support

Source: VIA Technologies

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