ASRock Surfaces J3355B-ITX Mainboard

ASRock enters the market with a mainboard, targeting new Intel Apollo Lake CPUs (14 nm, Intel Goldmont micro-architecture). The J3355B-ITX model is thought to be integrated within laptops or entry-level all-in-one solutions. As seen from the codename, the board is developed in mini-ITX form-factor. It comes equipped with Intel Celeron J3355 processor, operating at 2.0-2.5 GHz frequency. The CPU features 10 W TDP; hence, cooling is backed by a noiseless passive cooler.



ASRock J3355B-ITX accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM slots for DDR3/DDRL3 modules with 1866 MHz frequency (up to 16 GB). The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU that runs at 700 MHz. The connection of drives is realized via two SATA III ports. The incorporated PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is optimal for expansion cards, rather than a VGA card.


To continue, audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller, whereas network facilities are ensured with the help of Realtek RTL8111GR …

A Super Slim 27” Display from Dell

Welcome the next novelty from Dell – a thin S2718D QHD display, the edge of which is 6.9 mm only.



Ensuring the brightness level of 400 nits and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, this monitor renders 99 % of the sRGB colour gamut. Its response time equals to 6 ms and its viewing angle is 178 degrees.


The S2718D model with the 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution, a 60 Hz refresh rate and an IPS panel offers the handy USB Type-C connectivity, HDMI 2.0, as well as an audio line-out for an amplifier or a speaker utilizing. This product cannot be mounted onto the wall, though this fact is surpassed by the presence of the 45 W USB C connector, providing a possibility of charging laptops, which support this type of charging.


The expected price of the S2718D display is 699 USD.

The New Microchip PIC16F15386 Microcontroller Line Includes 13 Models

The Microchip Technology Co. has presented a new family of eight-bit PIC microcontrollers with core-independent peripherals. Among common features of these models one can highlight the presence of the internal frequency generator (32 MHz) and the memory boot partition security mechanism meant for protection from the faulty rerecording. Moreover, there is a secure device information area (DIA) storing the device unique identifier and calibration constants. The just-launched controllers are supported by the Microchip MPLAB Xpress with MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) framework.



This line of products offers 13 samples possessing 2 Kbyte of RAM and up to 28 Kbyte of onboard flash. The specialties are incorporated into PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP cases with an 8–48 pin count. The number of ADC and I/O channels has increased.


Presentation samples as well as stock-produced items are already available. Wholesale prices start with $0.33 per unit.
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