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NVIDIA Platform Enables Windows Vista on the Go

NVIDIA Platform Enables Windows Vista On The Go

The latest version of the Preface Personal Media Display platform, a secondary processor and display subsystem that allows access to data on a notebook or PC even when the main system is powered down, delivers wireless capabilities to the platform. The wireless component promises to deliver the full benefits of Windows SideShow, a feature of Windows Vista, while on the go. Preface provides notebook PC users running Windows SideShow with always-on access to e-mail, calendars, maps, and other data via a secondary display. Extensions to the platform support Bluetooth wireless communication. NVIDIA CORP., Santa Clara, CA. (408) 486-2000. Click on Reader Service at

Windows SideShow
SideShow devices communicate with the main PC via mini-applications called gadgets, which retrieve critical data from hard drives or online information sources. Several gadgets are expected to ship with Windows Vista, with many more available for download on the Microsoft Gadget Web site ( or pre-installed by the PC OEM or system builder. The NVIDIA Preface platform also includes native SideShow gadgets that interoperate with the built-in Music Player and Picture Viewer, both of which can operate even when the host PC is powered down.

Key Components

  • PortalPlayer PP5024 dual core System-In-Package
  • 32MB of SDRAM memory
  • 8MB of NAND Flash memory extendable to 6GB
  • Preface Development Kit version 2.0
  • Firmware stack
  • Drivers
  • Manual
  • FAE support


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