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Cover Story: Digital Broadcasting Triggers FPD TV Race
(Coming up on Dec 9)

Fueled by the launch of terrestrial digital broadcasting, Japanese TV manufacturers are releasing a number of large-screen, high-end receivers using FPD technology. Sony, for example, seems determined to make a strong showing in the crowded FPD TV market this fall with 27 new LCD and PDP TVs. It is becoming harder to differentiate products, though, and manufacturers are turning to image processing technology for performance boosts.


Technology Analysis: Video from Digital Cameras to Reach 1.3M-Pixels/Frame
(Coming up on Dec 23)

A host of new digital still cameras offer VGA video at 30 frames per second (fps), and digital camera video performance is still improving. The next step is multi-pixel performance during video capture. Improvements to CCD imagers and the use of high-efficiency coding technology are likely to lead to video photography of 1.3 million pixels, 30 fps, by 2006.


Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency Comparisons of WLAN Products
(Coming up on Dec 30)

Power consumption is an important factor in evaluating WLAN products because of its impact on the battery life of a laptop. This article identifies the situations in which platform power consumption should be measured, and provides a detailed testing methodology. It also identifies an energy efficiency performance metric which can be used to benchmark laptop platforms.


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