Aware Electronics

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Aware Electronics Corp.[edit]

Aware Electronics Corp. is a United States of America designer and manufacturer of radiation monitors and Geiger Counters. It is located in Wilmington, Delaware and was incorporated in 1986[1]

Aware's RM-80 detector with thin mica window pancake detector plugged into the LCD-90 microcontroller data-logger with Class 1 Bluetooth adapter sending radiation levels to a PC using radio signals

It produces the RM series of radiation monitors, which include the RM-60, RM-70, RM-80 and the RM-G90[2]

Aware Electronics Corp. is notable in that it was the first company to design, manufacture and market a Geiger Counter and software specifically designed to operate with personal computers. A review of its original product, the RM-60, appeared in the November 1989 edition of PC Magazine[3] A 1996 review of its RM-60 appeared in the June 1995 edition of Computer Life[4]

It also produces the LCD-90 MicroController - Data Logger for use in conjunction with its radiation monitors[5]

The remainder of this article concerns itself with Aware Electronics Inc., Ltd, a Taiwanese company, now defunct, which has no relationship what-so-ever with Aware Electronics Corp.

Aware Electronics Inc.,Ltd[edit]

Aware Electronics Inc.,Ltd is a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. It was established in 2006[6] with the guidance and assistance of the Institute for Information Industry.

It produces the A-BOOK series, which includes the A-View[7] and AW-300 models[8] (2008). The earlier model AW-150[9] was sold in the USA as the MiTYBOOK.[6]

A-View[edit]

is described by Aware as An advanced digital photo frame with the features of a standard PC.

A sub-notebook similar to and probably the basis for the Elonex ONE. It seems to be a development of the similar AW-300 sub-notebook.

Hardware[7][edit]

  • CPU: Aday5F 300 MHz X86
  • Memory:
    • 128/256 MB DDR2 SDRAM
    • 4 MB Flash ROM
    • 1 GB/2GB NAND FLASH
  • Display: 800x480 7” TFT LCD
  • Network interface:
  • Webcam 2.0M pixels (optional)
  • USB 2.0/1.1 port X 2
  • Audio jack: 3.5 mm in/out
  • Battery: 3 cells, 2200mAH/cell
  • Weight: 950g (with keyboard)
  • Dimension(WxLxH) 230 mm x 146 mm x 33 mm(with keyboard)

AW-300[edit]

A sub-notebook similar to the A-View. The Operating system is a proprietary LINOS 2.4.25.[10] It includes educational software, GQView, Sylpheed (email), Beaver (a text based editor), VNC and Tux Typing and games such as Xblock out, Xbomb, Xdigger, Xgalaga, Xscavenger.[10]

Hardware[8][edit]

  • CPU: Aday5F 300 MHz X86
  • Memory:
    • 128MB DDR2 SDRAM
    • 4MB Flash ROM
    • 1 GB NAND Flash
  • Display: 800x480 7" TFT LCD monitor
  • Network:
  • USB 2.0 ports x 6
  • Audio Jack: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Volume control: volume knob
  • Input: Keyboard, mouse
  • Storage: USB diskdrive, Card reader

AW-150[edit]

A sub-notebook similar to, and probably the basis for, the MiTYBOOK.[6][11]

Hardware[9][edit]

  • CPU: 150 MHz X86 (possibly Aday5E)
  • Memory:
    • 64 MB SDRAM
    • 4MB Flash ROM
    • 1 GB NAND Flash
  • Display: 800x480 7-inch (180 mm) TFT LCD monitor
  • Network: 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 port x 6
  • Audio Jack: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Volume control: volume knob
  • Input:Keyboard, mouse
  • Storage:USB diskdrive, Card reader

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aware Electronics Corp. history
  2. ^ Aware Electronics Corp. Radiation Monitors
  3. ^ Aware Electronics Corp. First review of RM-60
  4. ^ Computer Life: Is Your House Radioactive?
  5. ^ Aware Electronics Corp. LCD-90
  6. ^ a b c Aware Electronics Inc. Ltd history
  7. ^ a b The A-View
  8. ^ a b AW-300 A-Bag product detail
  9. ^ a b AW-150 A-bag product detail
  10. ^ a b Aware A-Book AW-300 review
  11. ^ MiTYBOOK