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[1] 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[2] A 1996 review of its RM-60 appeared in the June 1995 edition of Computer Life[3]

It also produces the LCD-90 MicroController - Data Logger for use in conjunction with its radiation monitors[4]

On 11 May 2020, AWare Electronics website appears blanked and after that points to a Japanese Company インターネットエレクトロニクス (Internet Electronics).

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 was a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. It was established in 2006[5] with the guidance and assistance of the Institute for Information Industry.

It produced the A-BOOK series, which includes the A-View[6] and AW-300 models[7] (2008). The earlier model AW-150[8] was sold in the US as the MiTYBOOK.[5]

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 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)

[6]

AW-300 edit

A sub-notebook similar to the A-View. The Operating system is a proprietary LINOS 2.4.25.[9] 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.[9]

Hardware 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

[7]

AW-150 edit

A sub-notebook similar to, and probably the basis for, the MiTYBOOK.[5][10]

Hardware 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

[8]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "AWARE Electronics". www.aw-el.com. Wilmington: Aware Electronics Corp. Archived from the original on 31 March 2005. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  2. ^ "The November 1989 PC Magazine article about Aware's original RM-60". www.aw-el.com. Wilmington: Aware Electronics Corp. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  3. ^ Computer Life: Is Your House Radioactive?
  4. ^ "Aware Electronics New LCD-90 Pro Micro-Controller Data-Logger". www.aw-el.com. Wilmington: Aware Electronics Corp. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
  5. ^ a b c "Aware Electronics Inc. Ltd history". 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 8 March 2008. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  6. ^ a b The A-View Archived February 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b AW-300 A-Bag product detail Archived March 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ a b AW-150 A-bag product detail Archived March 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ a b Aware A-Book AW-300 review
  10. ^ "MiTYBOOK". Archived from the original on 2008-07-27. Retrieved 2008-03-09.