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Archive for March, 2008

What’s the Difference on xD Cards for Type M & Type H?

I wrote about the differences of xD cards a while back, and today I found the end-all, be-all xD chart of compatibility. I wanted to pass this along as it seems many have questions about:
What is the difference of xD cards?” “What is Type M and Type H xD cards?”

xd card

Well, aside from my previous article, you can cross reference what xD card you’d like to buy with the camera you have to make sure there is 100% compatibility. Book mark the chart page (or book mark my page with the link) so you have a quick reference on xD card sizes and their difference. Continue Reading

SATA Flash Module From Transcend

Transcend continues their effort into the embedded systems applications with their most recent announcement of the SATA Flash Module. The high-speed SATA flash modules specifically designed for use in thin clients, blade servers, ultra-compact sub-notebooks and space-limited industrial installations allows Transcend to offer up their lightweight and compact SATA flash memory modules.

sata flash module

With solid-state flash memory being non-volatile and more robust than spinning hard disk solutions, it makes the SATA flash module ideal for harsher environments with more demanding applications, such as embedded systems, medial instruments, factory automation equipment, network infrastructure and other industrial equipment. What I like most about flash memory modules is the low power consumption, shock and vibration resistance, longer data retention durability and instant access time (no spin up or seek times we traditionally see in HHDs). Transcend’s SATA flash modules are offered in 1GB and 2GB capacities, in both vertical and horizontal versions to satisfy industrial application requirements. Continue Reading

Grab Openmoko NEO Mobile Phone CAD Design Files

GFM posted about the Open Source Openmoko NEO phone which created a lot of buzz with our readers.  Today I received an email stating you can now download the CAD files for the NEO phone industrial design.

NEO CAD files

What does this mean?  Industrial design artists now have the same freedeom as software engineers in developing this great product.  Now, by publishing mechanical CAD files, Openmoko frees industrial designers to fundamentally redesign Continue Reading
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