Ambarella expands its platform to meet Intel’s challenge

CES, the land of dreams, hopes, and big promises. Ambarella was founded in 2004 on the basis of a massive semi-smart image sensor with video-compression. Four years later, the company introduced its flagship product, the H2 with an image processing pipeline that included a 10-bit HDR video processing and imaging that could handle challenging low-light conditions.  In 2011, the company … Read more

Nokia puts Pixelworks in phones

  The Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 smartphones launched at IFA 2019 feature PureDisplay technology using a Pixelworks visual processor. These new Nokia smartphones have big 6.3-inch screens with always-on HDR and a series of picture quality enhancements. The Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 smartphones are built with a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ screen and PureDisplay technology and processor with the … Read more

Full color spec tightened by VESA

Before HDR, life was dull, bland, uninteresting, and uninspiring. Intel introduced HDR support with its 7th generation Intel Core processors that were launched in 2016. Both Nvidia and AMD also started to offer HDR support in 2016. In 2018, HDR monitors showed up at CES in 2017. In December 2017, VESA introduced the DisplayHDR specification, version 1.0. Finally, in 2018, … Read more

The foldable Thinkpad X1

I didn’t get to see this new machine from Lenovo, but like others, I am fascinated by its potential, and curious about its durability.  The new PC was unveiled in a conference in Orlando, Florida, and comes with a foldable 13.3-inch touch screen display and a keyboard attachment. The display was made in collaboration with South Korean company LG and … Read more

Nvidia’s new RTX board’s test results

The highly anticipated Turing GPU-based Nvidia RTC 2080-series AIBs were announced in late August at Gamecon 2018 and the top of the lines cards were promised for delivery in late September. They came out the week of the 17th, and everyone who could get their hands on one tested and compared them to the previous generation, the Pascal GPU-based 1080-series. … Read more

Color calibration in TV displays

Samsung and Portrait displays team up for HDR calibration in your home Portrait Displays announced its expanded partnership with Samsung Electronics for color calibration in TV displays through its CalMAN software. The auto calibration tool is expected to become available simultaneously with Samsung’s 2018 QLED TV lineup. Portrait Displays‘ CalMAN software is the video calibration solution used by most professional … Read more

VESA is pushing the envelope of display tech

Compression, HDR, USB-c, automotive and more The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that the growing trend of viewing higher-resolution digital content over mobile devices is fueling the adoption of DisplayPort and other VESA standards in the consumer electronics space.   DisplayPort Alt Mode, which enables simultaneous video, power and data delivery to be carried over the USB Type-C connector (USB-C), … Read more

Projecting 4K images

Dollars per nit Three new 4K projectors were recently announced, Acer’s $4k, 4K 3K lumen VL7860, N-tech’s $0.47k, 4k, 1.5k lumen, and BenQ’s $1.5k, 4k, 2.2k lumen HT2550 projector. Acer’s and BenQ’s are also HDR compatible, Acer is supporting a wide color gamut of 110 percent of the Rec. 709 color space and is Rec. 2020 compatible, and BenQ offering … Read more

Acer and Nvidia BFGD

That’s Big-format gaming display if you were wondering Acer, Asus, and HP have taken AU optronics panels and made 65-inch large format 4k HDR gaming monitors, with 120Hz refresh rates 1,000-nit peak luminance and DCI-P3 color gamut. and Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. Acer showed its 65-inch Predator Big Format Gaming Display with Nvidia G-SYNC at CES, introducing big screens to PC … Read more

LG coolest of cool displays

Giant 8k, a big rollable 4k, and calibrated HDR When it comes to displays, too much is not enough with regard to pixels and color depth. However, physical size may have a practical limit, maybe . . .  As many of you know, for the Winter Olympics, and the country in general, Japan has skipped the 4k node and gone … Read more