Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Point of View GeForce GT 640: power-efficient graphics

Company Point of View has presented the first card of GeForce 600 category — Point of View GeForce GT 640, created on the basis of GPU nVidia.



GeForce GT 640 is a power-efficient graphics processor with little heat-emission index. It is developed in compliance with 28 nm technological process and based on Kepler architecture. GPU is equipped with 384 universal processors, and supports key technologies nVidia, such as adaptive vertical synchronization, smoothing FXAA and nVidia Surround — a technology that allows to connect up to three monitors simultaneously. Also the model supports stereoscopic 3D mode.


Graphics card Point of View GeForce GT 640 has got three video outputs — Dual Link DVI, HDMI and VGA, and is available in 1 GB and 2 GB video-memory versions of DDR3 type. In comparison with the previous generations of GeForce grapics cards, new nVidia GeForce GT 640 boasts high efficiency showings — up to 30%.


To continue, the new product is designed to bridge …

I-O Data HDL-Z6WL6C2: Spacious Corporate NAS Solutions

I-O Data, an all-around PC hardware developer, strikes the market with the launch of a new NAS series, targeting mainly corporate clients. Codenamed HDL-Z6WL6C2, it comprises four models with identical dimensions (260x235x180 mm, 9.6 kg) but different capacity: 6 TB, 12 TB, 18 TB, and 24 TB. In order to get such spacious network storages, businesses and individual customers will have to loosen purse-strings at the starting price tag of $3200.



The HDL-Z6WL6C2 employ the selected WD Red hard drives, which are bundled into RAID 0, 5 arrays. The models’ framework enables the installation of up to four removable drives; all of them support ‘hot-swapping’ options for a trouble-free replacement. All management processes are realized due to the incorporation of a 64-bit Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 OS.


This NAS comes with a dedicated Intel Atom CPU that operates at 2.13 GHz frequency. The layout also includes 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a pair of eSATA ports, seven USB ports (5x …
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