Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Inexpensive new Addonics allowed to turn USB-drives into NAS

The range of Addonics Technologies added to a remarkable innovation called NAS (network attached storage) Adapter. In short, inexpensive and compact device allows you to turn any USB-drive in the repository of network connectivity.

Being connected to a network using the adapter, USB-drive is available to employees in its users. The universality of solutions is that the adapter can connect a variety of devices: from simple flash or a portable hard drive to hard drive array with its own food or optical drive.

NAS adapter supports the SMB (Server Message Block) and Samba, which provides access to data from various platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The device is equipped with USB 2.0/1.1 interfaces and Ethernet 10/100 Mbps.

Remote users are not included in the network will be able to access the NAS Adapter for FTP (up to eight compounds simultaneously). In addition, the adapter can act as a print server or device, downloading files from the exchange networks.

Product Price is $ 55.

Source: Addonics Technologies

New pictures of GeForce GTX 295

As we approach the date of the official premiere 3D-card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 flow of information about it has intensified.

Main technical characteristics of the product names. A source in its publication today reiterated that the number of Shader processors will be equal to 480, while the value of 289 W TDP. In addition, the board would support regime Quad SLI.

As was evident on the first snapshot of construction GeForce GTX 295 retained the overall approach of the 9800GX2.

Photographs can understand that the card has received two DVI connectors and one DisplayPort. The configuration of additional power connectors such - one with eight and one in six encounters.

Values clock speed and price are still a mystery. It is anticipated that the price will allow a novelty NVIDIA to compete with AMD Radeon HD 4870X2.

Source: VR-Zone

The first tests of the processor Intel Core i5

On the Chinese site Hardspell published the results of tests processor Lynnfield, built on the basis of the same architecture as Nehalem, but based on the mass segment (up to 200 dollars). Reported that the market will go under such CPU marketing name Core i5 (this is a chip identifies popular test program CPU-Z).

Recall that Lynnfield will be implemented in the form factor LGA1160 (Nehalem has a connector LGA1366), memory controller DDR3 will be two-and three-no.

In tests using an engineering sample of Quad-Core i5, functioning at a frequency of 2.13 GHz. Each of the cores is equipped with 256 KB of cache L2, moreover, has 8 MB cache L3.

A test system includes the DDR3-1066 memory, graphics accelerator NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290, the hard drive Seagate ST 7200.2, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

The results are presented in the screenshots below:

Thus, to compare future Core i5 with its current system, everyone can. Open the question remains as to whether the market Core i6. It is likely that under this name will go processors Havendale.

Source: Hardspell

NXP produces 100 million chip for electronic passports

The Company NXP has announced the delivery of the third quarter of this year, the 100 millionth chips for electronic passports. Decisions NXP are working more than 80% of electronic passports worldwide, 55 of the 67 countries in the world are using technology NXP SmartMX, including the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Turkey and Singapore. In addition to electronic passports, the technology NXP is currently used in a number of regional identity projects, including national ID cards, medical insurance cards and driver's license.

The purpose of the introduction of biometric passports, first submitted in 2004, was improving security in areas of border control and protection against forgery and fraud. In 2005, the company NXP is the first manufacturer of microchips, had provided a secure contactless chip P5CD072, conforming to the requirements of BAC (Basic Access Control) International Civil Aviation Organization (International Civil Aviation Organization - ICAO) to electronic passports and certified by the Federal Office of Information Security of Germany in accordance with the requirements Common Criteria Level EAL5 +. And in 2007, the company released a new chip family SmartMX - P5CD080 - which was the first chip in the industry to receive certification level EAL5 + and fully supports the specification of EAC (Extended Access Control) ICAO.

In addition, in September this year, NXP introduced a chip SmartMX P5CD081. The new chip set the record industry, will ensure that the operations of reading data biometric passports using the extended access control (EAC) in just 3.5 seconds, taking into account that reads the data set contained a full citizen, including fingerprints. SmartMX P5CD081 found application in the prototype of a multifunction key for a car BMW.

New SmartMX chip is the first controller for smart card technology-Secure Fetch, substantially increases the degree of protection of the chip. This technology, developed by NXP, offers the highest level of protection against attacks with the use of radiation and lasers (so-called attack on the basis of failure - fault attacks), helping thus to the development of applications with a high level of security.

Note that it is the issue of information security rises every time it comes on the progress implementing «smart» passports. For example, in 2006, the hacker was able to clone a VeriChip, and more recently demonstrated the vulnerability of the British e-passports.

Source: NXP

NVIDIA will release IGP-chipset for the mini-PC processors to Intel Atom

NVIDIA's interest in miniature systems is not limited to a mini-laptops or, as they are called, netbuki, but on a mini-desktop PC - nettopy.

According to the source, Intel and NVIDIA intend to join forces with the aim of issuing a set of system logic for laptop processor Intel Atom. A feature of the platform will be the availability of an integrated graphics processor (IGP), which will raise productivity nettopov in graphics applications. Such information is a source, referring to PC manufacturers.

Innovation will be the first IGP-chipsets, CPU Atom. As we know, these processors used in netbukah, but in the first phase of the scope of the new set of system logic will be limited nettopami. Apparently, the reason is that the relatively high power consumption, which would reduce the time an autonomous mobile PC to an unacceptable level.

Interest in the development of companies have already expressed ASUSTeK Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI).

Source: DigiTimes

The development of Intel-Ericsson will allow kill notebooks remotely, but not all ...

The company Ericsson, in collaboration with Intel has developed a somewhat unusual mechanism protect user data in mobile PCs. Technology Anti-Theft PC Protection, the offspring of Intel, will now be complemented by specialized modules Ericsson - Mobile Broadband Modules, which will reduce the negative effects for the mobile user if the laptop was stolen from the rightful owner.

Known methods of data protection for notebook drives, when they were stolen or lost such: password protection, fingerprint scanner, encryption sections on the HDD. But perhaps the development of Lenovo, - Lockdown PC Now, disabled notebook remotely through SMS, led Ericsson engineers to create more sophisticated, the hardware method.

The proposed Ericsson protection involves not only complete blocking stolen laptop by sending SMS to a special service (or by an Anti-Theft PC Protection, with several unsuccessful attempts to login to the system), but also the location of the stolen items through GPS and HSPA-compatible Mobile Broadband Modules. In the event that a laptop was able to return the owner, he again becomes operational, and the data available through the posting of similar, «authorizing» messages (SMS).

Modules Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules are designed to work in laptops with Intel Centrino 2 technology, Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection. The commercialization of technology - selling modules Ericsson will begin in the second half of 2009.

Sources: Ericsson, Marketwire