Panasonic has announced the development of a new multi-band wireless communication technology capable of supporting all frequency bands (400 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.2GH and 2.4GHz) within wireless sensor networks. The new technology provides a low powered stable communications between devices with different standards. The new technology has been designed with an aim to accelerate the spread of M2M Sensor Networks that supports cloud-based data exchange without any intervention from human. Read more
Panasonic has demonstrated a highly efficient (0.2%) artificial photosynthesis system capable of generating organic materials from wasted carbon dioxide and water generated from incinerators, power plants or other industrial processing plants. The system uses simple structure by applying a nitride semiconductor as a photo-electrode as well as metal catalyst generating mainly formic acid from CO2 and water with light, making it a real advantage in scalability for commercial system in the near future. Read more
Release of 65-Inch Self-emitting “Interactive Plasma Display” for Business and Educational Environment by Panasonic
Panasonic has recently released a 65-inch self-emitting plasma display panels, and a new electronic pen system allowing user to write quickly and draw with up to four electronic pens simultaneously. The new TH-65PB1 interactive plasma display offers user superb visibility and operability based on advantages of self-emitting plasma panel displays, which includes a large screen, rich color expression, wide viewing angle as well as high-speed response, make the new TH-65PB1 ideal for interactive display applications but also for use as a meeting room monitor. The TH-65PB1 can be installed horizontally or vertically. When installed vertically, it can display a whole page of digital textbooks on the screen. Other application for the new display includes dividing the screen into two areas, where the upper section showing images and lower section used as an electronic whiteboard. Supporting the wireless connection, the new plasma display can be used as a presentation monitor for meetings or lectures to display electronic data stored in information terminals such as personal computers without any requirements for cables. The electronic pen system features a drive systems capable of detecting and displaying the pen position at 60 times per second with respect to each pixel in full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 : 2.07 million pixels). As a result of this the location of the pen tip coincides with the drawing point providing smooth and natural writing, and fine lines and characters which can be displayed clearly. Further to this the electronic pens are designed with weight balance for easy gripping and feature multifunction buttons on it, allowing users to perform basic operations without the use of tool bar on the panel, including display of drawing menu and mouse operations. Other features on the new display is the ability to display moving and still images in multiple PCs, displaying of content in iOS devices on large screen. The new display is equipped with SLOT 2.0 function slot, allowing to mount HDMI and DVI terminal boards and digital tuner boards (sold separately).
Development of a Novel Air Purification Technology Helping to Create Healthy Environment for Pet Owners and Pets
Panasonic has developed an air purification technology that uses nano-size electrostatic atomized water particles to keep your pets away from those nasty allergic reactions, yes, your pets. The electrostatic atomized water particles are formed by applying high voltage to water helping to keep your dog’s skin and hair healthy. Japan is going through a pet boom, where 72% of pet owners keep their pets indoors. Like humans, pets are susceptible to allergic effects caused by house dust and other allergens, where skin disease, including allergic and atopic dermatitis, is the most common disease in dogs, making up of about 40% of all cases. Read more
Development of Mass Production Technology for “Any Layer Interstitial Via Hole” paving the way for development of thinner and lighter mobile terminals
Panasonic has announced the development of a new mass production technology for “Any Layer Interstitial Via Hole” (ALIVH-F) resin circuit board using polyimide film, enabling the manufacturing of thin, lightweight and high density circuit boards. By reducing thickness by around 30%, Weight by 35% and the inter-layer via hole diameter by 25%, it is possible to increase the circuit density of the board, resulting in higher functionality mobile terminals, such as smartphones and tablet PCs plus it will contribute to an increase in battery capacity. Read more
Panasonic has announced the launch of new series of high-capacity USB mobile power supplies which acts as auxiliary power sources for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs. The highest capacity model among this new series is the QE-QL301, which can provide power to fully charge a smartphone four times on a single charge, which is twice the capacity of the Panasonic current products. The new series consists of 8 models ranging from lightweight portable type to high capacity models. The high-end QE^QL301 offers a minimum capacity of 10,260 mAh and has two USB ports allowing it to charge two devices simultaneously. The new series also includes three contactless models which can be charged wirelessly using Qi technology, which is global standard for wireless charging.
Development of World’s Lowest Power Consumption Chipset for Multi-gigabit Millimeter wave Wireless Communication
Panasonic has announced the development of chipset for multi-gigabit millimeter wave wireless communication featuring industry’s lowest power consumption of less than 1 Watt. Panasonic has achieved this by using a new baseband processing architecture, enabling stable interactive communication between various kinds of devices supporting WiGig specification. Read more
Better late than never, as Panasonic announced the launch its new Andriod-based smartphone in Europe. Dominant in mobile phone market here in Japan, Panasonic would like to test the European water with its new ultra-slim and stylish ELUGA. ELUGA features a ultra-slim form factor (7.8 mm ) with waterproof specification. The new ELUGA comes with largest screen ratio in the market with a display that is 66% of the phone’s entire body. The new smartphone is equipped with near filed communication technology making it ready for no touch interactions, which includes contactless payments. Its swipe and share feature let users to wirelessly throw pictures from their phone to a TV or cloud service, or stream movies from their phone to a TV. In addition to this, its VieraRemote application enables the phone to be used as a remote control for other electronic devices at home such as Viera TV, DIGA Blu-ray player and recorder, home cinema systems or even digital still camera. The phone features “eco mode”, Panasonic’s power-saving technology. The phone comes in dimension of 123 x 62 x 7.8 mm, with 4.3” QHD (960 x 540) display. It comes with 8 GB of built-in memory with Micro USB connector. It runs on 1GHz Dual Core Processor. The phone comes with 8MP-AF camera and is equipped with WiFi communication.
Development of Surface-Mount Type Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor with Industry’s Longest operating life
Industrial Devices Company of Panasonic has announced the release of surface-mount type Conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic-capacitor with guaranteed heat resistance of 125 degrees Celsius. The new capacitors feature industry’s longest operating life of 4,000 hours which is two fold increases in comparison to currently available model. The new capacitors offer low ESR (from 20 to 120 milliohm) and high ripple current (from 500 mA to 2000 mA), helping to downsizing and reducing the weight of devices. In addition to this, the new capacitors come with low leakage current properties. The company will start the mass production from April of 2012. The samples are available at 100 JPY per piece.
Panasonic has announced the development of world’s smallest, slimmest, highest definition 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD Panel. The new 20-inch 4K2K display has industry’s highest pixel density of 216 pixels per inch and thickness of only 3.5 mm. Panasonic is showcasing the new LDC panel during the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. IPS Alpha panels are ideal for making ultra-high definition displays due to their simple pixel structure, since the pixel division will not play a role in improving the viewing angle, making the pixel aperture ration high. Read more