Intel DP67BG motherboard for 32 nm chips Sandy Bridge

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Also at IDF, Intel demonstrated a motherboard of its own design - Intel DP67BG. It is made in the ATX form factor and is based on chipset Intel P67. Intel DP67BG constructed on a PCB in black and supports 32 nm processors in the performance of LGA 1155 - Intel Core 2nd Generation (Sandy Bridge), which will start mass-produced by the end of this year. This motherboard is equipped with four DDR3 slots and two slots PCI-Express x16 connector cards in SLI mode or CrossFireX.

Besides that, Intel DP67BG has two slots SATA 6.0 Gbps, four SATA 3.0 Gbps, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA port and two USB 3.0-powered controller Renesas. As for USB 2.0, then the 14 - six internal and 8 external. Also this motherboard supports multi-channel audio 7.1. Most likely, this decision will be released at the time of issuance of new 32 nm processor Intel, as well as payment of other major manufacturers, including ASUSTeK Computer, MSI, Gigabyte and so on.

Acer Revo 2 - Multimedia Nettop with touchscreen RevoPad

Also at IDF 2010, Acer has demonstrated Nettop Acer Revo 2, oriented to a greater extent, to use as a home multimedia solutions (set-top box). The device is built on a new SoC-Intel CE4100 chip for consumer electronics and operating system, Windows Media Center Embedded. At Acer Revo 2 contains ports HDMI, Ethernet, optical and analog audio outputs, a hard drive and a compartment for a thin optical drive.
Acer Aspire REVO R3610-U9012 - Ultra-slim desktop - 1 x Atom 330 / 1.6 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 1 x 160 GB - GF 9400 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n (draft) - Windows 7 Home Premium - Monitor : none

It is interesting that this comes with Nettop control - RevoPad. It can serve as something of a touchpad or touchscreen QWERTY keyboard. This panel is moved into the front of the device, initially the surface is quite homogeneous and without any signs of keys. However, the touch of a button, turn on lights and RevoPad into a keyboard. Issue Acer Revo 2 is scheduled for the first half of next year, it is not clear how much the device would cost.

ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM - 10,1-inch netbook with a dual-core Intel Atom N550

ASUS has announced the release of 10.1-inch netbooks Eee PC 1015PEM, equipped with a new dual-core Intel Atom N550. As the producer, through the use of the new Intel Atom N550 netbook provides high speed intensive applications, including games and Adobe Flash. It is 23% or more than the usual single-core processor netbooks. Despite the increased performance, battery life, this model is up to 13 hours, which is a credit to a power management Super Hybrid Engine.

Asus Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook - Up to 13 Hours of Battery Life

As for storage, 1015PEM equipped with hard disk capacity of 250 or 320 GB, and also provides access to online file storage capacity of 500 GB. The new interface is USB 3.0 provides 10 times faster data transfer than the widely used USB 2.0. In addition, USB port can be used to charge mobile devices such as phones, even when 1015PEM off. And to communicate with these devices is a Bluetooth connection, the new version 3.0. Also netbook 1015PEM supports wireless network standard Wi-Fi 802.11n and is equipped with a built-in webcam. 10.1-inch netbook Eee PC 1015PEM available in different variants of colors, and covering his body can be as glossy and matte.

Specifications of  Eee PC 1015PEM:

    * Operating system - Genuine Windows 7 Home
    * Display - 10.1-inch WSVGA (1024x600) with LED backlight
    * Processor - Intel Atom N550
    * Memory - 1 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM (max. 2 GB)
    * Wireless LAN - WLAN 802.11b/g/n at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 3.0
    * Data Storage - HDD 160 GB / 250 GB / 320 GB
    * Camera - 0.3 megapixel
    * Stereo
    * Digital microphone
    * Interfaces - 1 x VGA, 3 Port USB 2.0 (optional: 2-port USB3.0 + 1-Port USB2.0), 1 x LAN RJ-45, two audio connectors (headphones and microphone), 1 card reader: MMC / SD (SDHC )
    * Battery - 6-cell Lithium-Ion (63 WHr) / 13 h, 6-cell Lithium-Ion (56 WHr) / 11,5 h, 6-cell Lithium-Ion (48 WHr) / 10 h
    * Size - 262x178x23, 6 ~ 36.4 mm
    * Weight - 1.25 kg (with 6-cell battery)

Olympus E-5 - Dust and Splash-proof SLR camera for extreme photos

Company Olympus announces flagship E-5 for extreme photos. As the successor to the E3, the new camera is also enclosed in weatherproof lightweight magnesium alloy body, reliable and ready to shoot in harsh conditions. As the producer, the new flagship lenses supports standard 4 / 3 and is equipped with a new processor, providing high quality.

In tandem with the ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses, the new Live MOS sensor with a resolution of 12.3 megapixels and a processor TruePic V + with the technology of precision machining provide more detailed and sharp images. It is equipped with Supersonic Wave Drive Olympus to protect against dust, built-in stabilization and quick 11-point autofocus with cross-type sensors. Horizontal and vertical sensors provide a result 44 point autofocus. The camera supports up to 1 / 8000 sec. and continuous shooting at 5 frames / sec. Complementary features new items swivel display with a diagonal 3 inches and a resolution of 921,000 pixels.

There is also a viewfinder with 100% field of view, supported by the sensitivity of IS0 6400, shooting HD video (720p, 30kadrov/sek). The built-in mono microphone, and the ability to connect an external stereo microphone and a HDMI interface makes this SLR camera ready to shoot video for viewing on HD TVs. Slots for SD cards and CompactFlash provide additional flexibility in selecting media for shooting. Olympus E-5 will go on sale in October 2010. E-5 will go on sale in October 2010.

The main features of E-5:

    * Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy body with protection against dust and spray
    * Supersonic Wave Filter for dust protection
    * Large viewfinder with 100% field of view
    * Reliable slide with a guaranteed number of positives 150000
    * Built-in image stabilization with Supersonic Wave Drive
    * Live MOS sensor with a resolution of 12.3 megapixel
    * New graphics processor TruePic V +
    * ISO sensitivity up to 6400
    * Ten Artistic filters, including a new filter dramatic tone
    * Multi Exposure
    * Built-in flash with wireless control of external flash
    * Compatible with lenses 4 / 3
    * Live View with a high-speed 11-point focusing system with cross-type sensors
    * Exposure to 1 / 8000 second, and consecutive shooting at 5 frames / sec
    * Rotating display with a diagonal of 3 inches, a resolution of 921,000 pixels and HyperCrystal LCD
    * Capture HD-video (720p, 30kadrov/sek)
    * Connector for stereo microphone
    * Slots for SD cards and CompactFlash
    * Exposure bracketing 2 or 7 shots and electronic level

LG Optimus Chic and One - the new smart phones based on Android 2.2

LG Electronics has officially announced two smartphones based on new operating system, Android 2.2. This model of LG Optimus Chic (E720) and Optimus One (P500), they were shown recently at IFA, and also announced at the South Korean market. And now the company gave details about the characteristics of these devices, both of them, incidentally, besklaviaturnye monoblocks. Thus, LG Optimus Chic is equipped with 3.2-inch display with 480 x 320 pixels, 5 M camera with autofocus, GPS receiver, FM radio and supports wireless standards Wi-Fi 802.11b / g and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR. The amount of embedded memory-space is 150 MB, and has a slot for microSD.

LG Optimus Chic equipped with a battery capacity of 1250 mAh and can be worked out in talk mode up to 5,5 hours on one battery charging. Dimensions of new items are 112,5 h57, 9x12, 9 mm, weight - 132 grams. The device goes on sale in Europe in November, the price has not yet announced. Smartphone LG Optimus One, in turn, built on a 600 MHz processor and equipped with a 3.2-inch touchscreen with 480 x 320 pixels.

Camera this model is easier - 3 megapixel, and the volume of internal memory, slightly larger 170 MB. Otherwise, the characteristics are the same as that of the LG Optimus Chic, and the majority of modern smartphones: Wi-Fi 802.11b / g, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, GPS, FM radio, slot microSD. In addition, two new products provides a digital compass, accelerometer and sensor distance, while the LG Optimus Chic - and even illumination. Returning to the LG Optimus One should mention the size - 113,5 x59x13, 3 mm, weight - 129 grams and start selling in October.

Details of the platform Atom E600 (Tunnel Creek) for embedded systems

Within the IDF, 2010, taking place these days in San Francisco, Intel shared details of a new family of energy-efficient processors (more precisely, systems on a chip ") under the name Atom E600, also known under the code name of Tunnel Creek. The new "nuclear" platform is designed for embedded devices market, and can be used, for example, in-car infotainment systems. In the layout of the new chips include an integrated memory controller DDR2, Integrated Graphics GMA 600 and 512 KB second-level cache.

Presence and support of technologies such as Hyper-Threading and Intel Virtualization. One of the first products released under the platform Tunnel Creek, will be the chip, code-named Stellarton. This CPU features a modular design, as it contains its own central processor series Atom E600, as well as the so-called programmable array of Altera FPGA (field programmable gate array).

In addition, due to its modular design chip Stellarton may also include third-party components, for example, hardware accelerator or a specially designed interface. Work "system on a chip" Atom E600, created on 45-nm technology will be in conjunction with the chipset EG20T, and their clock speeds ranging from 600 MHz to 1.6 GHz. Added that the new "nuclear" platform will be compatible with the operating system, Windows Embedded Standard 7.

Phone Nokia C3 Touch and Type - touchscreen plus keypad

Nokia has announced a new mobile phone Nokia C3 Touch and Type, made in the form factor of the classical candy bar with a numeric keypad. But this is not just an ordinary inexpensive phone-monoblock, it has a touch screen, like the other models - Nokia X3 the same series of Touch and Type, the announced about a month ago.

The new device Nokia C3 Touch and Type differs very good for the phone features: supports the wireless Wi-Fi, cellular networks 3G, memory card and is equipped with 5 megapixel camera.

In addition, he concluded in a thin stainless steel whose thickness does not exceed 11 mm. Issue new items will be held in the fourth quarter of this year and costs 145 euro without taxes and discounts.

Features of Nokia C3 Touch and Type:

    * Cellular WCDMA / HSPA (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz),
    * User interface Series 40
    * 2.4-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and 262k colors
    * Built-in Memory 30 MB
    * Slot for microSD cards up to 32 GB
    * 5 megapixel camera with flash
    * FM radio with RDS
    * Wireless - Wi-Fi 802.11 b / d / g / n (WAPI in China), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    * Port - Micro-USB, 3,5 mm audio
    * Time running conversation - up to 3.4 hours (3G), up to 5.6 hours (GSM)
    * Hours of standby time - up to 440 hours (3G), up to 405 hours (GSM)
    * Music playback - up to 38 hours
    * Dimensions - 111x47, 5x11 mm
    * Weight - 100 grams

Tablet-based HTC Android 3.0 - early next year

The company High Tech Computer (HTC) is preparing to release a tablet, which will work, probably based operating system Android 3.0. It was reported informed sources in the Taiwanese companies that manufacture electronic components, and they, in turn, refers portal DigiTimes. According to them, release tablet in the first quarter of next year. Also, sources told that the HTC for sales of this device intends to cooperate with telecom operators, which means that there must be support for cellular networks 3G.

So far no information about the characteristics of the tablet Android HTC, but presumably it is built on the ARM processor and features a touch screen with a diagonal from 7-inches. It is likely that, thanks to the OS Android 3.0 additional interface HTC Sense tablet is not required, since the operating system itself, according to preliminary data, will have a convenient and intuitive multimedia interface.

Motherboards Gigabyte P67A-UD5 and P67A-UD7 based on Intel P67 ready to battle for the consumer

Not so long ago we reported the news about the official launch in the IDF, 2010 brand new processors Intel Sandy Bridge, which will also be known as Intel Core 2nd Generation. In selling these chips should be available in early 2011, and among their features can be noted even tighter integration blocks CPU and GPU, located on a single chip.

Since the processors Sandy Bridge will be able to interact only with the sixth generation Intel chipset and new socket LGA 1155, motherboard manufacturers are already preparing solutions for future innovations. Of course, not going to stand aside and such well-known in the IT community organization such as Gigabyte, who presented at the IDF a couple of high quality motherboards based on chipset Intel P67.

New items are named "P67A-UD5 and P67A-UD7, but their official release scheduled for early next year. Both motherboards use the Ultra Durable 3 design, which includes a PCB with a large number of copper and passive cooling system and provides increased reliability when working under load.

In addition, there are four memory slots DDR3, two (for P67A-UD5) and four (P67A-UD7) expansion slot PCIe x16 support SLI mode and CrossFireX, and USB 3.0 connectors and two ports SATA 6.0 Gbps (not counting the more than many connectors SATA 3.0 Gbps). Among other things, there are buttons Power, Reset and Clear CMOS and connectors Gigabit Ethernet (single and double on the P67A-UD5 and P67A-UD7 respectively). Energy located on the motherboard components will be supplied by high-power supply systems with 20 and 24 phases.

IDF 2010: OCZ SSD drive shows RevoDrive X2 with 4 controllers SandForce

Currently, many manufacturers prefer to use solid-state drives in their products memory controllers SandForce, providing a high level of performance and reliability. Is no exception and the company OCZ Technology, have issued this summer model RevoDrive, bearing on board two such controllers.

And now in the IDF, 2010, taking place in San Francisco, OCZ Technology has demonstrated an "older brother" said RevoDrive called RevoDrive X2. In this part of the new items is already a quartet controllers SandForce (probably due to a very popular model now SF-1200).

We note that based SSD drive RevoDrive X2.lezhit NAND memory with multilevel cell (MLC) from Intel, and a top speed of reading and writing data, according to the description of a reducible, reaches 740 and 730 Mb / s, respectively. In this mode an arbitrary record 4K performance of the product is 120 000 I / O operations per second, about its cost and release date has not yet reported.