Epson S1D13522 - productive and compact solution for e-paper

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Seiko Epson Corporation and the company E Ink, a leading developer of display technology based electronic paper (EPD), presented a new, jointly developed display controller S1D13522. The new controller provides high-performance and compact solution for the production of electronic paper technology to support Vizplex from the company E Ink. New integrated circuit has a powerful core and provides a high level of performance and a variety of additional functions.

It is worth noting that the technology of electronic paper display with low power companies Epson and E Ink can be found in most electronic books. The new display controller Epson (code name «ISIS») has 2 megabytes of internal memory and has features that allow significantly reduce the load on the CPU in applications based on electronic paper. With support simultaneous screen updates in several of its parts, chip S1D13522 implements a touch interface with the ability to control touch with your finger or stylus. Functions such as picture-in-picture, rotation, transparency, and hardware cursor, expanding opportunities in the field of perception and work with the display.

Improved flow controller, power management, temperature sensor on the I2C bus and support for additional serial flash memory enables you to implement a new controller in a wide range of applications. In addition, the novelty supports interfaces for connecting the power management integrated circuits and automatic reading of the ID panel display. The combination of all these features allows developers to create more advanced and effective device. Controller S1D13522 is the ideal choice for developing new and improving existing models of e-paper displays. The controller will be available for order in January 2010.

Active Media Predator X7 - fast and reliable SSD with SATA II interface and mini-USB

Company Active Media Products, known as a manufacturer of SSD and USB drives, has announced the upcoming release of a new line of solid state drives Predator-X7. Novelty is a 2.5-inch SSD drive is compatible with the Windows 7 and available in models with a capacity of 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB.

SSD drive Predator-X7 features a new 8-channel controller Jmicron JMF612 and 128 MB of cache memory, allowing the speed of sequential reading and recording information he reaches 230, and 180 Mb / s, respectively. Communicating with a computer can take place either through the port SATA 3.0Gbps, and on the interface mini-USB. In addition, there are the hardware error correction (ECC) and the management of bad blocks, as well as wear leveling technology, increase the reliability of recorded information storage.

Deliveries SSD drives Predator-X7 to begin in November, and their prices range from 149 to 699 dollars depending on the vessel.

Ultraportable Notebooks Toshiba Satellite T110 and Satellite T130 - up to 11 hours battery life

Computer Systems Division of Toshiba announced the launch of two new models, complementary line of ultraportable notebooks. Thickness Satellite T110 and Satellite T130 is only 24.9 mm and 22.2 mm respectively, and the weight - less than 1,8 kg. As the producer, the new models suited to modern and active individuals who appreciate not only the portability and stylish design, and performance with long battery life. The new devices will go on sale in Russia in November 2009.

At the moment in the segment of ultraportable laptops Toshiba offers a 10.1-inch netbook, NB200, the new 11.6-inch Satellite T110 and 13.3-inch Satellite T130, as well as the newly introduced 13.3-inch Satellite U500. A new series of Satellite T clearly superior netbooks in performance and is ready to work with multiple applications simultaneously.

Despite its compact size Satellite T110 can work full time - up to 9 hours - without connecting to the outlet. Satellite T130 running on battery power even longer thanks to 6-cell battery - up to 11 hours, or approximately 1.5 working days. New items also distinguished by their design. Both models will be presented in black and red colors. And for special offers fashionistas Toshiba Satellite T130 in pearly color.

Both new products are a function of the touchpad with Multi-Touch Control, facilitates scrolling, while the full-size keyboard makes it convenient typing. Toshiba ConfigFree program simplifies network configuration and facilitates access to the Internet.

Notebooks equipped with a wide choice of interfaces such as Fast Ethernet, built-in WLAN-adapter (IEEE 802.11 a / b / g) with a spaced antenna and interface Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. In addition, they are able to connect to mobile broadband networks at speeds up to 7.2 Mbit / sec. Satellite T110 and Satellite T130 equipped with a 5-in-1 card reader and three-port USB 2.0. Built-in 3D sensor helps protect stored on the hard drive (up to 500 GB) materials in the event of the fall of a laptop or other external influences.

Notebooks have displays with LED backlight and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Satellite T130 is based on the processor Intel Pentium, Intel Single Core, or Intel Celeron Single Core ULV. Satellite T110 comes with an Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron Single Core ULV. Laptops will be delivered with preinstalled Microsoft Windows 7 Home Edition.

Dell SX2210T - 21,5-inch monitor with multi-touch

It seems that multi-touch technology is gradually becoming a mass. Just before Apple introduced the Mouse Magic Mouse support this functionality. And now the company Dell is preparing to release a new 21.5-inch SX2210T to support multi-touch.

Monitor Dell SX2210T not officially announced, although information about it has already appeared on the company's website. It is assumed that its multi-touch system is based on infrared sensors, and supports only two simultaneous touches. In addition, the system is designed to interact with operating system Windows 7.

By itself, 21.5-inch Dell SX2210T supports resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, has a contrast ratio of 1000: 1 and the response time of 2 ms. In addition, there is an integrated 2-megapixel webcam and microphone, and the system interfaces include HDMI and DVI, as well as USB connector. Cost 21.5-inch Dell SX2210T in a branded online store is 469 dollars.

Lenovo extends the family of energy-efficient ThinkVision monitors models

Company Lenovo introduced new energy-efficient LCD monitors in its series ThinkVision. The new models were named ThinkVision L1711p, L1951p Wide, L2250p Wide, L2251p Wide and L2251x Wide and consume 50 percent less power than their predecessors. It is no accident they all meet the standards TCO and EPEAT Gold. In addition, the Monitor ThinkVision L2251x Wide especially stands out as being friendly to the environment because of its corps of 65 per cent consists of plastic, recycling the past, and the labor power is only 21 watts.

All new ThinkVision monitors in the family have a resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels and a contrast ratio of 1000: 1, and the response time from them is 5 ms. Most of them are equipped with analog ports, and two models L2251x Wide and L2251p Wide possess interfaces DisplayPort. In addition, the monitor L2251x Wide, is the top model in the new line, has a built-in webcam.

The first to arrive on the market Monitors Lenovo ThinkVision L1951p Wide, L2250p Wide and L2251p Wide. Their deliveries will start on October 23, and they will cost $ 240, $ 250 and $ 260 respectively. Model ThinkVision L1711p debuts Nov. 6 at $ 230, and monitor ThinkVision L2251x Wide will be available closer to the end of November and will cost $ 300.

Comparison between Windows Mobile 7 and Windows Mobile 6.5 (screenshots)

Resource PocketNow published several screenshots of Windows Mobile 7, moreover, they are placed in comparison with similar screenshots of Windows Mobile 6.5. They can see such sections as Calls, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Email, and Settings. There are screenshots from the screen keyboard. The source notes that the interface of the new version of the operating system looks much more attractive and modern, and is optimized for finger control. That is, provided the larger buttons, sliders, and other elements.

Interestingly, the traditional button "Start" in the form of flag-logo Windows, which can be found in the upper left corner of the Windows Mobile 6.5, a Windows Mobile 7 is absent. This is even more illogical, given the fact that, starting with Windows Mobile 7 devices on the basis of this operating system will be positioned as a phone based on Windows (Windows phone). Recall, according to unofficial information, the version of Windows Mobile 7 for mobile device manufacturers will be released next spring, and the devices based on it will start to appear towards the end of 2010.

12-inch slim netbook iiView A2

Company iiView presented its public debut netbook A2. Diagonal screen netbook is 12.1 inches with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The thickness of the A2 small - 22 mm. The device is built upon the Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, has 2 GB of RAM, hard disk drive 320 GB, integrated graphics, Ethernet 10/100 Mbps and wireless module and Wi-Fi. Weight netbook is 1,36 kg. At netbuk installed operating system Windows 7 Home Premium.

The model will be available from 22 October this year. Warranty provided by the manufacturer is 2 years. Cost netbook iiView A2 in the basic kit - $ 399.

iiView A2 include Specifications:

* Processor Intel Atom N270 1,6 GHz
* Intel 945 chipset
* Memory 2 GB
* Hard Drive 320 GB
* Two USB 2.0 ports
* 12.1 inch display (1366x768 pixels)
* HDMI output (supports VGA via adapter)
* Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
* Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
* Thickness - 22 mm
* Weight - 1.36 kg.

Eldorado starts selling the first graphics tablet with multi-touch technology

The company "Eldorado" announced sales for the month of November graphics tablet Wacom Bamboo second generation, intended not only for designers but also for a wide range of consumers. Clipboards Bamboo second generation will be the first to market with the full support of technology "multi-touch". Price touchscreen drawing tablet next generation network "Eldorado" will start from 2800 rubles.

Emphasizes the "Eldorado" the fact that the company will become Russia's first retailer to offer customers the first in the market of graphics tablets technology to support "multi-touch" through which tablets now recognize not only a special pen, and touch toes. In addition, the new Wacom graphic tablet also implemented a content management system mnogopaltsevogo.

The new tablets are also one of the slimmest on the market - their thickness does not exceed 8,5 mm. In addition, the placement of buttons to control optimized for both left-handers, and for right-handers.

One of the features of Bamboo line is that you can use the tablet as a full arm for sensory candy bars - he almost completely able to replace the keyboard and mouse. In addition, the line is positioned as an educational product for children, which develops skills of drawing.

As all the previous - the new Bamboo pen does not have wires and batteries, thanks to the patented technology Wacom Penabled, as compared to the previous ruler, was significantly increased sensitivity of the pen to depression. In the second series of Bamboo it is 1024 level, it is twice more than previous models Bamboo.

Tablet can be connected to any computer-based operating systems Windows and Mac OS X.

Kodak may submit their first mirror camera at CES 2010

Until the end of the year remains more than two months, but many companies are already beginning to make plans for next year. According ElectricPig, at last month's CES 2010, Kodak intends to present two new items at once. One of them should be a continuation of a portable camcorder Kodak Zi8, released last summer, and the second - some new camera. And, citing a senior source in the company, it is assumed that this camera will be mirrored. If this is really going to happen, this unit will be the first SLR camera from Kodak.

Details of the new camera is not disclosed, but argues that its announcement will be a significant event in the exhibition. According to the source, functional equipment and specification of the new Kodak camera will make it quite competitive compared to similar products from other brands. In addition, as has often happened in the past, on the side of Kodak can play and the price factor.

Similarly, the unknown, and details about the forthcoming update portable camcorder Kodak Zi8. The existing model is capable of recording high-definition video at 30 frames per second (quality 1080p) or 60 frames per second (720p). In addition, Camcorder Kodak Zi8 has a 2.5-inch LCD screen, a connector for an external microphone, and feature photography with a resolution of 5 MP. All footage content stored on a memory card SDHC, and an HDMI output allows you to view videos on a television screen. Kodak Zi8 worth $ 180.

New clamshell Christian Dior - gold, diamonds and pearl

Last year Christian Dior launched its first premium phone, and now this fashion house is preparing a new line. It goes on sale in December this year. As the first phones, devices from the new series is a narrow rectangular clamshell. However, nothing is said about what their functionality and whether it was more "advanced". Although, if it comes to mobile phones, luxury features usually - not the point. Most importantly, what to look for potential buyers of such vehicles, it is their appearance.

Among the new handsets Christian Dior - a model with a black PVD-coated ornament, made of gold, and sapphire crystals. It will cost $ 6500. Phone entitled Nacre in the shell with pearl coating can be purchased for $ 8700. A model with diamonds named Zelie (red) and Zenaide (white) will cost $ 7900 and $ 13400 and offered only on special order. The collection also includes a wireless headset for $ 470, for its decoration was used sapphire crystal and black or white crystals, and a mini-phone, it can interact with a large device via Bluetooth. More details about the new mobile products, Christian Dior, obviously, will be known in December.

enTourage eDGe - multifunctional electronic book with two displays

Company enTourage Systems introduced eDGe - an unusual "double" e-book. According to the manufacturer, it combines the functions of e-reader, netbook, media player, and can also be recorded audio and video. The device is equipped with 10.1-inch color touchscreen LCD-display and a 9.7-inch display based on electronic paper, it can display 16 shades of gray. E-Ink display, clear touch, too, because enTourage provides the possibility of creating marks with the stylus directly in e-book. eDGe running operating system Android. With wireless capability Wi-Fi or EVDO or HSDPA (option) you can access the Internet, and built-in camera device will take pictures or record video. Functionality enTourage eDGe, indeed, very broad. This model goes on sale in February next year and will cost $ 490. Suggested color schemes - dark blue, red, white and blue.

Features of enTourage eDGe:

* Built-in memory - 4 GB (3 GB user available)
* LCD-display - 10.1-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
* E-paper display - 9.7-inch, 1200x825 pixels, 16 shades of gray
* Operating System Android
* Communication - 3G (EVDO or HSDPA, option), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth
* Time of battery life - more than 16 hours of e-reader, up to 6 hours with the included LCD display
* 2 USB ports
* Ports for headphones and microphone (3.5 mm)
* Built-in speakers and microphone
* Audio formats - MP3
* Video formats - MP4, 3GP
* Dimensions - 273, h209, 5x25, 4 mm
* Weight - 1,13 kg

New Home Theater Philips HTS3274 - "live" video and surround sound

Philips has introduced a new market in Russia home theater HTS3274. As the producer, is a device with this surround sound for full immersion in what is happening on the screen.

HTS3274 has a built-in DTS and Dolby Digital decoder eliminates the need for an external decoder by processing all six channels of audio. It provides a surround sound and a natural sense of dynamic realism. Decoder Dolby Pro Logic II provides five channels of surround processing from any stereo source.

HDMI 1080p upscaling video quality ensures clarity of images. Movies in standard definition can be viewed in high definition. Progressive Scan (represented by "p" in the "1080p") replaces the line structure prevalent on TV screens, which provides greater clarity. And, besides, HDMI makes a direct digital connection that can carry video transmission in uncompressed digital HD, as well as digital multichannel audio without the need to convert the signal to analog.

The device plays many formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, Divx 3.11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, DivX 6.0, DivX Ultra, WMV, MPEG4 - with any disc CD and DVD.

Apple introduced the new iMac with 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen display

After many rumors and speculation of Apple, finally, introduced a new line of its computers "all-in-one" iMac. The updated series includes models with 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen display and full aluminum shells. It displays equipped with the new IPS panels with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and LED backlight, which guarantees the viewing angle of 178 degrees. 21.5-inch iMac has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080, while a 27-inch model resolution is 2560 x 1440.

The system of ports in the new iMac is the same as in the previous generation, added only a slot for SD cards, and video input for 27-inch computer. In addition, the wireless keyboard has now become standard. The cost of the new iMac line has not undergone major changes, for example, younger 21.5-inch model with a Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz, graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive costs $ 1199.

At the same time, the cost of 27-inch configuration starts at $ 1699. In addition, there is a top-end 27-inch iMac, which will begin delivery in November at the price of 1999 dollars. This configuration includes a 4-core chip Core i5 with a frequency of 2.06 GHz and Radeon HD 4850 graphics. We note, incidentally, that the new iMac did not have optical drives Blu-ray, what many fans expected to Apple.

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 gots a SATA 6.0 Gbps, USB 3.0 and 6 slots, DDR3

The network has pictures and details of the new motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6. According to him, this motherboard will support SATA 6.0 Gbps, and USB 3.0 with Marvell controller and NEC. Moreover, these controllers provide the work of two ports for each of the interfaces. Thus, this board will be the second known model from Gigabyte supports these new interfaces.

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 made based on P55 chipset and supports Intel processors in the performance of LGA 1156. In addition, she received a new 24-phase power supply system, and six slots for DDR3 memory modules and expansion slots, three PCI-Express x16 support SLI mode, and CrossFireX. In addition to all the motherboard has an integrated audiochip technology to support Dolby Home Theater. The date of sales and cost of the motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 is not reported.

Apple - Magic Mouse - The world's first Multi-Touch mouse

Along with the presentation of updated Mac computers consumer class, Apple introduced a new wireless Mouse Magic Mouse - the successor model of Mighty Mouse. The new device does not have a scroll wheel and gives the impression bezknopochnoy nevertheless provides one button - it is actually the surface of the gadget itself, mainly through management based touch-sensitive surface to support multi-touch. This sensor is located above the surface and is made from solid acrylic fibers. Its multi-touch trackpad similar to the functionality of Mac computers and includes, for example, scrolling pages in horizontal and vertical direction.

Mouse Magic Mouse connects to your computer via Bluetooth and can work at a distance of 10 meters from the system. It is equipped with a laser sensor that provides accurate positioning and feeding device is powered by two standard batteries AA, which are enough for about four months of work. In addition, in order to conserve battery power Magic Mouse is equipped with additional power management, automatically transforming the device into economy mode when not in use.

Magic Mouse has become the world's first computer mouse with multi-touch functionality. It will be delivered with the new iMac computers and costs $ 69.

The new Mac mini can be a server

In addition to new models of MacBook and iMac, Apple introduced an updated line of miniature desktop Mac mini. In the new series includes several models, including the server version of Mac mini on the software platform Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server.

For example, the configuration of the Mac mini costs $ 599 (U.S.) now includes the Core 2 Duo processor with a frequency of 2.26 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and hard disk 160 GB. At the same time, acquiring a model Mac mini for $ 799, you get a Core 2 Duo chip with a frequency of 2.53 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and hard disk 320 GB. Both computers have GeForce 9400M graphics and optical drive SuperDrive.

At the same time, the server version of Mac mini has the same body and the ports system as the standard model, but it lacks an optical drive and has two hard drives of 500 GB each. In addition, the computer has a Core 2 Duo processor with a frequency of 2.53 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and graphics GeForce 9400M. As already mentioned, this model has a pre-installed operating system, Snow Leopard Server and costs $ 999.

Breakthrough in the market of electronic books - two-screen Alex Spring Design, Nook Barnes and Noble, eDGe enTourage Systems and "shock-proof» QUE pr

In the past few days on the market of electronic books has several interesting products, which are offering to your attention.

Spring Design Company recently introduced its e-book - Alex. The device has two screens at once: 6-inch screen on the basis of electronic ink and 3.5-inch color touch screen for navigation and browsing content, allowing, for example, save web pages for later viewing on e-paper-screen.

Alex can work in 3G networks via EVDO or HSPA, and also has Wi-Fi. For data storage provides a slot for memory cards SD.

According to Spring, e-book should expect to sell by the end of the year.

The next interesting representative of the family of electronic books, which was recently marred, - Nook on the company's Barnes and Noble. The device is aimed compete with Amazon Kindle and is close to it the price - 259 dollars.

Features e-books are similar to Alex: access to web, color touch-screen navigation, e-paper-screen to read. While no precise information, Nook will have 3G, Wi-Fi, or both compounds.

At the moment only Alex and Nook built two displays. The rest of the model on the market have a push-button control and the price at $ 300.

On this, our story about e-books do not end there. Company enTourage Systems introduced the world's first e-book with two screens - eDGe, a device that essentially combined the e-book and netbook / MID. The left part of the device - 9.7-inch display with electronic ink with a resolution of 1200 × 825 pixels, and the right - 10.1-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1024 × 600.

"Ink screen" screen designed for reading electronic books and documents Format ePub and PDF. "The touch of the" runs on Android. eDGe has 4GB of internal memory, enough to store 3000 books, supports WiFi 802.11b / g, Bluetooth and an optional EVDO or HSDPA 3G.

enTourage eDGe can play these formats MP3, MP4, 3GP, has a headphone jack to 3.5 mm, slot for memory cards SD, two connectors for USB, stylus.

At enTourage eDGe dark blue set a price of 490 dollars. For red, white and blue will have to lay out an additional $ 40. Sales e-book will be available from February 2010.

Another shining e-book - QUE proReader company Plastic Logic. While little is known: a device with a screen on the electronic ink size 8.5 by 11 inches, has a unique "plastic" shock-proof screen, supports Wi-Fi, 3G, works with documents Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PDF

Information about QUE proReader should wait for the CES show in January, where the device and will be presented.