The Rexing V1 is a simple wedge-shaped dash camera that films in a 1080-line progressive scanning format. The lens is made of six glass layers and is fish-eyed to capture a 170° view of whatever it sees. There’s also a built-in vibration sensor, called a G-sensor in the promotional literature, that automatically locks any files […]
Teardown: Inside the PlayStation 4 game box
We take a look at the venerable Sony game box with an eye toward power handling and architecture. Chances are that if you’re a gamer, you’re experiencing your video games on a Sony PlayStation 4. To date, over 75 million PlayStation 4 boxes have sold. The closest competitor is the Xbox One (36.03 million) and […]
Flash operates at 250MHz with quick 500-MB/sec read throughput
Macronix International Co., Ltd. announced the new Ultra-OctaFlash, following its initial launch in 2015. The new ultra-high performance OctaFlash Memory can perform at an operational frequency of 250MHz with 500MB/s read throughput, the fastest in the industry. This new ultra-high performance solution is designed to meet the growing demand for “instant-on” performance and real-time system […]
Teardown: The Garmin Forerunner 220 sport watch and heart monitor
Chest-mounted electronics do a more accurate job of counting heart beats than do optical sensors on the wrist. That’s one of the conclusions to come out of a close look at this sport watch aimed at runners. Leland Teschler Executive Editor A sport watch from Garmin called the Forerunner 220 is basically a runner’s watch […]
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12-pin bus interface combines OctaFlash, OctaRAM components on a single bus
Macronix, world-leading non-volatile memory (NVM) solution manufacturer, today unveiled its new-generation 12 pin-count bus interface. This breakthrough design keeps the high-speed, high-efficiency features of OctaFlash and uses only 12 pins, sharing the same data I/O, to enable simplicity in system design and optimizes PCB space, resulting in significant cost savings and dramatically enhancing the performance. […]
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