That is, the fictitious WebPad
was a high-tech, electronic device, related to the internet, targeted to younger consumers in their 20s who are familiar with and utilize such products.
A second COP8FLASH microcontroller, the COP8CBR, also offers an integrated 10-bit successive approximation A/D, and is designed to control a WebPAD
touchscreen, power management user interface, LCD brightness and contrast control, and battery charging.
Similar to the PCT, webpads
are another up-and-coming Internet appliance to watch.
"Xirlink's expertise in digital imaging technology brings tremendous user value to the WebPAD
The companies' first release is the WebPAD
Software Developer's Toolkit, a package designed to contain everything OEMs need to build Internet PADs.
Last month, Amiga said it planned to pitch its new systems at the internet appliance market, and revealed that it would use a stripped-down version of the Linux operating system for a "multimedia convergence" computer, a broadband hub and a "webpad
." Development was still in the early stages, it said.
(http://www.cyrix.com) is similar, only bigger, Sporting an 8 x 11-inch color screen, the 2.7-pound tablet will provide wireless Web and e-mail.
Cyrix has been showing a wireless device called the WebPAD
in its most recent technology demonstration.
Hardware: pen-based and touchscreen computers, and WebPAD
The screen detaches to become a portable webpad
Other goodies to be demonstrated include WaterCop from DynaQuip, designed to help protect homes against water damage caused by faulty or detective plumbing and appliances; Honeywell's WebPAD
, a wireless, portable Internet appliance that allows users to surf the Web or send and receive e-mail with a highspeed connection up to 75 times faster than the standard dial-up; and SMART Window, a home automation system that offers built-in lighting control, interactive security, energy management, appliance control, and optional audio-video control among its features.
However, he says that the company will initially produce three products based on the technology - a "multimedia convergence" computer, a broadband hub and a "webpad
." Collas says that the company has been in talks with major OEMs interested in producing devices using the Amiga system.