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Portable Computers

if you can deliver or produce
compact IBM-686 or Amd-K5 (133 Mhz or faster) embedded processor system
16 MB RAM, 2 MB Video-Ram (16 or more colours)
integrated or connected 10 cm by 10 cm colour TFT display
fast serial Interface
Rockwell 33.6 kBps chipset (configured as Wisecom/Hayes compatible modem)
interface + connector for standard 2.5'' notebook-harddisk or Psion Series 5 memory card
licensed BIOS for MS-DOS 5.0 , Windows-CE or EPOC in ROM

(one board with an area of approx. 16 square inch and the corresponding TFT display could be ordered - a simplified OS is possible)

market information for start-up companies :
Pentium(TM) II/III processor modules with integrated harddisk in
a rectangular case already are sold by a german company, so you might find a market-gap
if you sold your modules with a cheaper processor and without case/harddisk
(at a reasonable price) on customer demand.


asymetrically splitted TFT screen



The socket should supply a standard VGA connector for both screens operated simultaneously.
The left screen (with integrated touchscreen functionality) can be removed and used separately
as external screen for PDAs (e.g. the Compaq "iPaq" with currently 2 different types of implemented
USB connectors depending on model).
The PDA-connected screen 1 should be able to display the screen data of several started applications
( ai ) on the PDA , displaying the single screens side by side and mapping coordinates of
user pen input to the related application ai , which is put to front on the PDA (when adressed
by the user on the external screen) .

PDAs

portable TFT TV with touchscreen for selecting image portion
  • should be delivered in the 2 currently available TFT TV screen sizes
  • the complete TV image (full resolution) is kept in an internal memory
  • 5 possible view selections are offered to the user :
    (4 corner magnifications '1'-'4' and
    the complete view by clicking on the central 'm' field)

  • you can improve the market-penetration of this multimedia system by
    a) adding a serial output for the actual "mouse" position
    (for externally connected PDA- or palmtop/notebook units,which deliver
    a video signal of their screen to the TFT TV)
    b) putting the TV-receiver unit in a separate module (with integrated
    internal and external connectors), which can be exchanged with
    a
    Palm or Psion compatible PDA ,
    GameBoy(TM) Color , UMTS mobile phone or web-browser module by the user later.

    Handheld Computer with Motorola 680xx processor
  • integrated GSM Modem or Infrared Modem connection
  • at least 8 MB Ram and AMIGA Workbench 1.3 or higher in ROM or RAM
  • PalmOS as loadable option
  • integrated 40 MB harddisk or connector to a 2.5" notebook harddisk
    (external or internal)
  • connection to PC or external floppy disk drive (Amiga compatible)


    Extended scanner pen or 'Wrist Digital Camera'

  • compatible with Psion Series 5 or MS-DOS(TM) 3.1 systems
  • the system should be capable of running at least one ".opo"/".exe" program and delivering
    scanned image data converted to a string for "input" (OPL) respectively "gets()" ("C")
    commands or a sequence of charaters for "get" resp. "getch()" commands.

    new-line handling :

  • scanner pen solution : the scanned string resp. a "LF" linefeed char is sent when
    pen is released from the paper by the user
  • wrist camera : the image is automatically split into several lines

    dual scan-width should be supported :

  • single/double font-height recognition
  • fractions like should be converted to the ASCII equivalent "a/b" or
    - on selection - calculated to a decimal number (if possible for that input data)
  • polynomes like 3*x+2*x-5 should be sorted (to 2*x+3*x-5 in this example) and
    converted to a SPACE-separated ASCII sequence like "P(x)=2 3 -5"
    (any variable name and polynomial degree should be supported)
    Click here to download a Series 5 sample program that processes such polynome data

    required connection system:

    a) Infrared Series 5 "Epoc32" protocol (preferred solution ; you might want to add
    PalmOS IR compatibility for higher outlet numbers)
    or
    b) standard RS-232 serial connector
    with internal monitor-program for communication with a standard
    PC terminal program (including binary send mode for program upload)

  • external link : C-Pen Scanner Pens (Sweden) | Casio Japan (wrist-watches)


    you should send offers to penski@uumail.de

    (this page has been updated on August-09-2002)