Nintendo DS Console

The Nintendo DS or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device released globally across 2004 and 2005. The DS, an initialism for “Developers’ System” or “Dual Screen”, introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD screens working in tandem (the bottom one being a touchscreen), a built-in microphone and support for wireless connectivity. Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP. The Nintendo DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network.

  • Mass – 275 g (9.7 oz)
  • Dimensions When closed – 148.7 mm (5.85 in) x 84.7 mm (3.33 in) x 28.9 mm (1.14 in)
  • Display – Two TFT LCD screens: 62 mm × 46 mm (2.4 in × 1.8 in), 77 mm (3.0 in) diagonal, 0.24 mm dot pitch, 18-bit depth (262,144 colors), 21 mm gap between screens (≈92 lines)
  • Resolution 256 × 192 pixels for each screen
  • Audio Stereo with 16 PCM/ADPCM channels
  • CPU – Two ARM processors: 32 bit ARM946E-S main CPU; 67 MHz clock speed. Processes gameplay mechanisms and video rendering, 32 bit ARM7TDMI co-processor; 33 MHz clock speed. Processes sound output, Wi-Fi support and takes on second-processor duties in Game Boy Advance mode
  • RAM – 4 MB PSRAM (expandable via the Game Boy Advance slot, only officially used by the Nintendo DS Browser)
  • Input – Power button, Volume slider, Eight digital buttons (A, B, X, Y, L, R, Start, Select), D-pad, Resistive touchscreen (lower screen only), Microphone
  • Voltage – 1.65 v
  • Battery – Rechargeable 850 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Storage – 256 kB of serial flash memory
  • Wireless connectivity – Built-in 802.11 wireless network connection (WEP encryption support only)

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