Items tagged with NXP

If there's one area of consumer technology that is actually poised to take off in terms of real, unseen innovation, it's probably the automobile. Historically, cars have been slow to keep up with the rapid pace of changing technology. On the safety front, most cars are well equipped in terms of technology. But the infotainment front? Not so much. Most factory navigation systems cost thousands more than devices available at Walmart and Best Buy, and the muddled UI means that they actually perform worse. Certain safety features have to be taken into consideration, of course, but technology has no... Read more...
In the press release announcing NXP’s new audio system that portends to jack up the output power of tiny mobile device speakers by a factor of 5, NXP director of marketing Shawn Scarlett hit the nail on the head with this quote: “Digital natives have come of age taking poor mobile sound quality for granted. As speakers have become smaller, the quiet, tinny sound we’ve come to associate with mobile devices has got even worse.” NXP is out to change all that with the NXP TFA9887 IC audio system, which includes an embedded algorithm that can drive over 2.6W RMS through speakers... Read more...
The second Nexus phone is out, and rather than being built by HTC, the new Nexus S is built by Samsung and Google. The highlights have already been covered, and it's bound to do well in sales. Those who prefer a pure Android experience won't do much better, and if you can't wait for Android 2.3 to ship, it's the fastest way to get into Gingerbread. But there's one major hardware upgrade associated with the Nexus S as well: NFC. That's short for Near Field Communications, and it's a type of technology that enables short range transfers to take place. Globally, the most common usage for NFC is contact-less... Read more...
If you wanted proof that Intel and ARM architecture licensees will soon be in direct competition with each other, there's plenty of ammo handy at this year's CES. A number of prominent companies have announced multimedia-centric products based around ARM CPUs, including NVIDIA, Marvell, ZiiLabs (a branch of Creative), and NXP Semiconductor. The devices themselves will target a range of customer needs and feature sets; this seems to indicate that an increasing number of manufacturers believe ARM-based products are capable of filling a variety of roles. When we spoke to ARM last fall, the company... Read more...
In our recent fall IDF coverage we told you about Intel's upcoming Santa Rosa platform for Notebooks that employs something known by its code name as the "Robson" module, that incorporates NAND Flash in a solid state disk-cache design.  Here's a little demo of Fuji Siemens notebooks loaded with Windows XP and what NAND flash disk caching can do for boot times...  If you were expecting more of a performance boost, remember the OS itself has a lot of influence on boot times as well.  Vista's new Windows ReadyDrive technology should really... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm here to drop off some more news before I hit the sack. If your just checking in for the first time today, make sure to check out Jeff's review of the Foxconn 925XE7AA-8EKRS2 i925XE Motherboard. Read on and enjoy! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI @ HEXUS "The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout, from the thoughtful packaging which doubles as a test bed for the board through to the comprehensive set of overclocking features available in the BIOS. Performance is also generally on a par with other nForce4 boards we've seen, and the whole system... Read more...
Good evening folks, it's time for the last news post of the day. Coming straight at you are reviews for the ThermalTake PurePower 680w PSU, and Logisys LED Stove Fan. You can try your luck with a contest for some Sunbeamtech Chameleon products, and there's also a much needed guide for the WindowsXP Command Prompt. Also, if your checking in for the first time today, make sure you don't miss Robert's review of the Foxconn e-bot Small Form Factor PC. Goodnight all :) ThermalTake PurePower 680 watt PSU Review @ GruntvillE.com "Today I am reviewing the HUGE Thermaltake PurePower 680watt Power Supply... Read more...
Good evening ladies and gents. My new hardware remains to be delivered, and I think this is the first time FedEx has actually been wrong on the arrival time. I'm sure many of you are facing similar problems with the busy holiday, so we can be impatient together :) However, what you don't have to wait for is the news... PC AirCon PAC 400 Review @ OCModShop "A Chinese company called Waffer has thought of a new way to control this heat, in the form of a small air conditioner. This unit cools outside air and forces it into the computer, benefiting the entire system. This principle is the same... Read more...
Hey everyone, I've got a piece of news that wasn't in the mail... another memory contest! From the guys over at FiringSquad, there is a contest for Corsair TWINX1024-3200LL Pro memory. So make sure to stop over, enter the contest, and then check out the rest of FiringSquad(plenty of good stuff there). Oh and Catalyst 4.11 is now out. On with the news! Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 nForce4 Ultra Motherboard Review @ PC Stats "Over the course of this review, PCstats will explain the attributes of nVidia's hot new nForce 4 Ultra chipset, the benefits of this technology, and how it application on the Gigabyte... Read more...
Good evening everyone, welcome back :)  The day is winding down and my inbox is filling up.  I think you know what that means!  Yup, time for the HH Nightcap.  Go grab a beverage, a few snackies and settle in, here is your news shot...  GeForce 6800/Ultra Roundup @ HardOCP "It all comes down to money and your wants and/or needs. You have to decide how much you want to spend and how much performance you want. If you want the best of the best there is no topping the ASUS V9999 Ultra Deluxe. It has an incredible bundle, single-slot, and has some room to stretch with overclocking.... Read more...