Vocal Tuning, Live Tuning and Mega Bass Tuning
TDK has launched its new line of CLEF-P Sound Tuning Series earphones. Each pair of earphones in the series is tuned to deliver a different sound dynamic. The Vocal Tuning model enhances the vocals in recordings, the Live Tuning model is designed to reproduce a live rock sound, and the Mega Bass model adds a punchier bottom end to a user's tunes. The earphones are made of high-quality aluminum for strength as well as to enhance sound quality.
TDK shows prototype 1TB optical disc
At the recently concluded CEATEC expo in Japan, TDK showed off a prototype optical disc with a 1TB capacity. The technique was accomplished by creating 16 recording layers on the medium, each with a capacity of 32GB. In comparison, a typical Blu-ray disc has a 25GB or 50GB (dual layer) capacity and a maximum of four layers.
TDK intros Kleer wireless headphones
TDK Japan on Monday released its TH-WR700 headphones that use Kleer's wireless technology. A sender unit connects to an iPhone, iPod or other device with a 3.5mm headphone jack and transmits 16-bit/44.1KHz audio using the 2.4GHz frequency to a built-in receiver in the folding headphones. Both phone calls and music will pass through from any compatible products.
TDK 2 5TB Hard Drive Plans
Advances in TDK's hard drive technology could lead to another large boost in the capacity of hard drives within a few months, a roadmap presented this week shows. The storage firm is currently going through qualification tests of 640GB drive platters that would fit into a typical 3.5-inch drive and so would allow significantly more storage than existing 2TB drives from Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital. A premium but commonplace four-platter drive could hold just over 2.5TB of data.
TDK recording HDD density
At the CEATEC show kicking off today in Japan, TDK announced it has achieved a new milestone in surface recording density for hard disk drives thanks to its prototype TMR head. The company achieved the world’s highest surface recording density at 803GB/inch2, which could result in a typical single 1.8-inch double-sided disk having the capacity of 260GB. The TMR head is the same one as introduced in 2007, although TDK engineers have increased its magnetoresistance ratio by more than 80 percent while keeping its bond resistance low.
TDK's micro SATA SSDs
TDK will debut its HS1-series solid-state disk drives at the Computex Taipei 2008 show due to start tomorrow in Taiwan. At 1.8 inches, the drives are the smallest on the market to use a Micro SATA interface, and are meant for notebook computers and industrial devices. The drives are available in 16, 32 and 64GB capacities, and use single-level cell NAND flash memory. Prototype versions of the HS1 drives were first shown at CEATEC in 2007, and TDK says are now ready for use in industrial devices.