Samsung reached another milestone in camera phones by launching 10 megapixel camera phone SCH-B600.The10 megapixel camera phone SCH-B600 is 6mm thinner and 10g lighter than the Samsung 7 megapixel camera phone SCH-V770 and sets itself apart from its previous megapixel camera phones by combining mobile TV capability in Satellite standard. The SCH-B600 offers the same level of picture-taking sophistication that a 10 megapixel digital camera offers. The camera function includes 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. Samsung SCH-B600 comes fitted with a LED autofocus feature which assists users to capture clear, crisp photos even in dark settings. The B600 also supports white balance, manual focus, continuous picture-taking, and interval picture-taking functions. It also supports Bluetooth which enables users to send pictures wirelessly to other mobile phones, printers or to Bluetooth headsets. The high color Reproduction 2.2″ 240×320 16M Color TFT LCD produces the highest possible display for its size. Moving pictures can be recorded in QVGA resolution at 15-30 frames per second. Users can watch live TV in crisp picture through Satellite DMB function.
The “Day of AKARI(Lighting)” in Japan is celebrated with the co-ordination of four associations every year on October 21 from 1981 and this is the 26th year. The four associations are: Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association,Japan Luminaries Association, Japan Electric Association and Popularization Society of Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan. Thomas Edison invented the practical incandescent lamp for the first time in the world on October 21, 1879. Edison’s great works were praised, creation of the affluent society by improvement in lighting culture was wished, and the “Day of Lighting” on October 21 was enacted. Edison’s greatest contribution to the problem of electric light was in filament design. He tried over 6,000 alternative filament materials over two years, and spent $40,000 conducting more than 1,200 experiments.
On display at the Renesas Technology Corp. booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2006is an electrically powered go-cart equipped with a microcontroller compatible with FlexRay, a next-generation high-speed onboard LAN network. With the aid of this go-cart, visitors to the booth can experience the advances in vehicle control brought about by FlexRay. FlexRay Enables X-by-Wire System. The controller area network (CAN) standard is a well-established automotive LAN network protocol. However, CAN has neither the speed nor the safety required for the electronic control of basic car operations, such as steering, braking and accelerating. Whereas the data rate for the CAN standard is 512kbps, with a maximum of 1Mbps, the data rate for FlexRay is 10Mbps, or approximately 20 times that of the current CAN standard. Noise and other factors make it difficult to build a stable high-speed automotive network, but Renesas Technology has swiftly overcome such problems with its advanced technological capabilities. It has developed an “x-by-wire” system incorporating FlexRay and created an electrically powered go-cart equipped with this system. An x-by-wire system is a system for the smooth and safe electronic control of steering, acceleration and braking by connecting these components by wire.The x-by-wire system does away with the need for existing bulky hydraulic systems, enabling the design of much simpler and smaller vehicles.
Sony has launched active speaker system SRS-U10 for portable media players. The design concept clearly indicates that Sony has designed the speakers keeping PSP in mind. The one piece speaker system is designed like a tray and is available in silver color. The built in digital amplifier with 3.6W out put, MEGABASS function delivers quality sound for which Sony is famous. You can place your PSP on the top of the tray type system with the attached stand.
The Thanko ultra-compact lightweight USB AC charger “USBACH01” allows you to charge any device that uses the common USB connector, including iPod, other mp3 players, and mobile devices. The Thanko USB AC charger with 2 USB ports allows you to charge two USB devices simultaneously. The Thanko USB AC Travel Charger allows you to charge most USB compatible devices from standard AC wall power worldwide using the normal USB cable supplied with your device or any Proporta USB Sync-Charge cable.
For multi-media fans Elecom Multi-Card Reader MR-C11 offers the most versatility. It can read and write 11 types of media cards: SD / SDHC memory card, MMC/ MMC 4.0, memory stick, memory stick PRO, memory stick PRO High-Speed, xD picture card, xD picture card type M and H. With USB 2.0 connectivity, you can take a file from your digital camera, video camcorder, MP3 player, or PDA and move it seamlessly from the device to your computer. The Elecom Multi-Card Reader MR-C11 cranks out 480 mpbs, making it 40 times faster than USB 1.1. Plus, it’s backwards compatible with older USB ports.
Audio Technica table lamp type speakers AT-DSP170 makes a great impact on your work, study table. The flexible arm allows you to adjust the positions of the speaker just the way you adjust your table lamp. With an digital out put of 2W×2ch, the full range 30cm speakers are pleasant to the ears. Power is drawn from the supplied AC adaptor.
The Antec “SPOT COOL” cooling fan is an ideal solution to cool your graphic card which produces the maximum heat. The installation of fan is very easy and can be installed to any type of mother board. The fan is attached to the screw hole on the mother board. The flexible hand allows to change the direction of Antec SPOT COOL cooling fan easily.
Audio Technica has launched unique wine glass type active speakers “AT-DSP190″ in two different colors-black and white. The speaker is built at the bottom of the cone. The cone is placed above the pedestal and crystal clear sound comes out from the pedestal. The cone is placed on a pole and it sways when touched. Other features of Audio Technica wine glass type active speakers: 30cm anti magnetic reflex type speakers, digital amplifier with 1.7W×2ch out put and one stereo mini input. The soft blue light makes these speakers more attractive especially in night.
Knowles Electronics Japan exhibits Built-in AD Converter Microphone for Windows Vista at CEATEC JAPAN 2006
Knowles Electronics Japan is the Japanese sales company of U.S.-based Knowles Electronics Inc. Knowles Electronics is the world’s leading manufacturer of miniature audio transducers, microphones, receivers, wax protection systems, acoustic dampers, and accessories for the hearing health industry. Knowles Electronics will focus on two silicon microphones made using MEMS technology. They are the SPM0204LE5, which is mounted on the reverse side of the board, and the SPM0205HD4, which has a built-in analog-to-digital (AD) converter. When mounting the SPM0204LE5, the microphone part is positioned on the board side. When used in cellular telephones, this enables the gap between the panel of the numeric keypad and the platform to be reduced. With the SPM00205HD4, the AD conversion process takes place inside the microphone. This helps prevent interference caused by wiring, as well as deterioration in sound quality. The Windows Vista operating system, due for release later in 2006, requires microphones in two locations.