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Under the Hood: Handset adds twists for TV viewing
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
As the sinkhole for ever-expanding feature sets, the cell phone never sleeps. Having moved well beyond voice to high-speed data, e-mail, cameras, music players and the like, the mobile just keeps on packing it in. The Samsung SGH-P920, for example, adds to an already impressive feature set the ability to receive Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld television programming.

Handset display driver designers get creative
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3/19/2007   Post a comment
With the multitude of portable systems available on the market today sporting high-resolution displays with rich color depth, it takes effective trade-offs to optimize the design of the display driver ICs. As is the case with most semiconductor development projects, designers of display driver ICs will need to make informed choices if their product is to be commercially successful. They face many interrelated decisions to optimize a design for a particular end application.

Under the Hood: Console is more than just a DVD player
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3/12/2007   Post a comment
With so much attention focused on the Playstation and Wii game systems these days, ZapIt was able to come under the radar with a game box suited more for the whole family than just the younger generation.
Under the Hood: The MP3 that broke new ground
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3/5/2007   Post a comment
In tidying up the Portelligent "morgue," which has product teardowns dating back to the early 1990s, an old gem resurfaced: the Diamond Rio PMP300 MP3 player. Check out David Carey's breakdown of one of the earliest MP3 players.


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