Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has expanded its family of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory solutions. The new 16 gigabit (Gb) BENAND™ is housed in an industry-standard 48-pin TSOP package, and offers a combination of high read/write performance, effective write endurance (using 8-bit BCH error correction code), and extended temperature operation. This makes it suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications.
The new addition rounds out Toshiba's broad SLC product lineup, allowing designers to take advantage of the price/performance of advanced 24nm NAND flash SLC technology at densities from 1Gb to 128Gb. Based on a 4x4Gb die, 16Gb BENAND operates from a power supply of 2.7V to 3.3V with a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. Many industrial applications have a long life expectancy. Toshiba designed BENAND with this in mind. With the ability to replace older generations of discrete SLC NAND, BENAND extends the product life of everything from telecom applications and LCD TVs to robots and printers – while also potentially reducing BOM costs.
According to Brian Kumagai, director of business development for TAEC, "SLC NAND is still very much an integral part of the overall NAND market, and leading-edge 24nm devices play a key role in enabling replacement of the older NAND devices that are still being used today."Add a comment
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced two new microSD readers: the Lexar C1 microSD Reader and the Lexar M1 microSD Reader. On display at Photokina 2016, the new C1 and M1 microSD Readers allow users to easily offload content from their sports camcorder or aerial camera to their devices.
The Lexar C1 microSD Reader is a small, compact reader designed for devices with a USB Type-C (USB-C) connector port, enabling users to freely transfer, view, and play back photos and videos on their smartphone or tablet. The Lexar M1 microSD Reader is equal in size and portability, but is designed for devices with a micro-USB port, such as Android™ smartphones and tablets.
"Users who are on the go and looking to capture more content will find the Lexar C1 and M1 microSD readers convenient for capturing life in action," said Steffi Ho, Lexar product marketing manager. "Photography enthusiasts and smartphone shooters no longer have to wait until they are back home or in the office to edit and share content. Whether they're offloading stunning action photos or epic adventure video, it's now easy to wirelessly upload content, regardless of location."
The new microSD readers also expand the memory of USB Type-C or Android and other micro-USB devices. By offloading files, users can store more on their microSD card, giving them the extra space to capture more content on the go. With the Lexar C1 microSD Reader, content can be transferred at premium speeds, leveraging USB 3.1 (Gen 1) technology for fast file transfer.* These small, portable readers are great multitaskers, providing a convenient way to expand the memory of your device, swap content between devices, or archive your favorite content.Add a comment
Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new 256GB capacity Lexar® High-Performance 633x microSDXC™ UHS-I (U3) memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the 633x microSDXC UHS-I card has read transfer speeds up to 95MB per second and can capture more than 36 hours of HD video; 67,600 photos; or 58,100 songs. The 256GB capacity card is currently on display at Photokina 2016.
"We've seen the storage demands of our customers grow by leaps and bounds, especially with the massive popularity of 4K video—so we designed this 633x high-capacity microSD card to meet that need," said Steffi Ho, product marketing manager, Lexar. "In today's world, whether you're shooting 4K action footage with a sports camcorder or downloading your entire music library onto your smartphone, the storage space and speed provided by the 256GB Lexar microSDXC card will prove invaluable."
The new 256GB capacity card is capable of recording up to 36 hours of HD video adventures, perfect for aerial camera enthusiasts who too often have to carry multiple memory cards for extended use. It also offers UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) video recording speeds, ideal for capturing extended lengths of 4K video. The microSDXC card comes with a USB 3.0 reader, which allows for quick and easy file transfer from the card to a PC or Mac® computer. The card includes a limited lifetime warranty and a one-year limited warranty for the USB 3.0 reader.Add a comment
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a worldwide leader in advanced memory solutions for more than two decades, today unveiled the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO, its newest solid state drives (SSDs). The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s category-defining Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. With powerful performance, endurance and capacity topped with all new and more robust Samsung Magician software package, Samsung continues to accelerate the NVMe era.
Packed with more technology and innovation than ever, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO are designed for users who seek smaller and faster storage solutions that deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency for processing massive amounts of data for everything from gaming and large file transfers to 4K video rendering, data analytics and more on their ultra-thin notebooks and PCs.
Both the 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface and are compliant with NVMe specifications to realize effective use of the high-speed PCIe bus and optimize both hardware and software configurations to take advantage of the NVMe SSD technology. The SSDs feature Samsung Dynamic Thermal Guard technology to manage performance during extreme workloads.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype at the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. With increasing demand for high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K, the company continues to push the boundaries of technology with solutions that support the exponential growth of data-intensive production demands.
“Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates.”
Since the introduction of the record-breaking 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC UHS-I Memory Card at Photokina 2014, Western Digital has proven it can nearly double the capacity in the same SD card form factor using proprietary technology. Higher capacity cards expand the possibilities for professional videographers and photographers, giving them even greater ability to create more of the highest quality content, without the interruption of changing cards.Add a comment
During its annual press briefing at CEDIA Expo today, Sony Electronics unveiled a new reference standard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player which will be shipping next spring. The new ES Series model (UBP-X1000ES) offers full Custom Installation (CI) compatibility and incorporates a number of features and technologies that will make it the centerpiece of the most advanced home audio-video systems.
According to Yukio Ishikawa, Director of Home Entertainment Systems for Sony Electronics, “The new UBP-X1000ES player has been long awaited by custom installers who desire a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that provides a “one-stop” solution for their clients’ premium entertainment needs. Our new reference model has been specifically designed to deliver the highest quality video and audio possible and will excite the most demanding A/V enthusiasts”.Add a comment
CyberLink Corp., today launched the latest versions of its Director Series video editing software featuring the award-winning PowerDirector 15, ColorDirector 5, AudioDirector 7 and ActionDirector 2. Among a host of groundbreaking editing features across the new lineup of products, special buzz surrounds the unveiling of CyberLink's True360 technology, which provides users with the necessary tools to create immersive 360-degree videos.
True360 technology enables editors to apply a full range of movie making tools to 360 footage including titles, transitions and animated particle effects, and adds powerful features to create dynamic conventional videos from 360 clips using the True360 View Designer.
“The rollout of 360 and VR technologies is accelerating and is quickly becoming an industry-changing phenomenon. With multiple brands introducing affordable 360-degree cameras and accessories, as well as the strong push of platforms like Facebook, Youtube and Google, VR video will soon surpass gaming. We think user generated content will be the strongest driver of VR and 360 technologies,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “Our goal with PowerDirector 15, and with the entire Director Series video editing software, is to provide consumers with simple yet powerful tools to capture memories and tell stories using the power of 360-degree videos.”Add a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces the launch of the OCZ VX500 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series. Aimed at mainstream desktop and notebook users looking to migrate away from primary hard disc drive (HDD) usage, VX500 SSDs feature superior endurance ratings and provide a faster, more responsive PC experience thanks to well-balanced read and write performance.
Backed by OEM-level testing that provides validated reliability and built with the latest Toshiba MLC NAND flash, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD series delivers endurance ratings of 74 to 592 terabytes written (TBW), making it suitable for write-intensive applications such as content creation, revolving media/game storage, or as a scratch disk.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released version 1.1 of OceanKTV - the world's first NAS-based karaoke application - adding many of the features requested in the great feedback it has received since it was launched in January 2016. OceanKTV 1.1 adds YouTube video streaming, allowing users to directly enjoy the near-unlimited amount of music videos from YouTube. This allows users to enjoy music without needing to download or transfer them, providing greater convenience and saving time and storage space.
“OceanKTV 1.1 also adds the ability to reduce vocals from songs, and provides convenient recommended playlists to provide greater choice to users. They can also add their own YouTube playlists to OceanKTV, and easily add playlist collections”, said Marcus Yang, Product Manager of QNAP NAS.
OceanKTV offers a relaxing karaoke experience with many DJ console features and functions, including song requests, inter-cut, volume control, sound effects, audio switching, and additional audio control features. OceanKTV also provides a handy songbook management tool, allowing users to import karaoke music files and add them to favorite collections. With the new YouTube steaming, it's never been easier to just find a music video and start singing.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released an updated version of Qfinder Pro 2.1.2 for Mac. This version rectifies slow Samba file transfer in Mac OS X 10.11.5 (and newer), allowing Mac users to directly mount Samba shared folders with efficient high-speed data transfer.
“Mac OS X 10.11.5 sometimes caused Samba transfer speeds to drop. We're pleased to release Qfinder Pro 2.1.2, which fixes this issue and provides other new user-friendly features,” said Bobby Chen, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "in addition to fixing the Samba file transfer issue, Qfinder Pro 2.1.2 can automatically check for new updates, allowing users to ensure they always have the newest version of Qfinder Pro."Add a comment