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Distribution panel for 8 breakers
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
Unipower Telecom's DPAC1U Series ac circuit breakers, only 1U high (1.75 inches) for 19- or 23-inch relay racks, provide ac distribution and overload protection for two to eight circuits.
Two companies offer I2C serial E2PROMs
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. and STMicroelectronics Inc. (Lexington, Mass.) have each introduced I2C serial E2PROMs, albeit for different markets.
Flash MCUs go below 1 mA
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Texas Instruments Inc. has added two 16-bit RISC flash microcontroller families to its MSP430 product line.
Distrib rolls modular H/W platform
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
Looking to provide design engineers with a flexible development solution to speed design cycles and lower costs, distributor Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. has rolled out a modular hard-ware development platform that supports a variety of chip device makers and their suppliers. The initial offering features Xilinx's field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Low-power NEC MPU now faster
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1/31/2002   Post a comment
The 64-bit VR4181A microprocessor from NEC Electronics Inc. integrates more peripherals and offers more memory than the earlier VR4181 and is said to be significantly faster.
Protocol stack handler said to ease IrDA move
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1/24/2002   Post a comment
A protocol stack handler from Microchip Technology Inc. is said to simplify and lower the cost of adding Infrared Data Association wireless connectivity to embedded systems.
Bezels house fiber adapters
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Pentium 4 finds home in new embedded SBC applications
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1/24/2002   Post a comment
The new 0.13-micron Intel Pentium 4 microprocessor, unveiled just three weeks ago, made its debut in single-board computing applications last week, as two companies said they will employ it in embedded products.
Solectron to issue $500 million in bonds
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1/23/2002   Post a comment
Solectron Corp. said Wednesday it will issue $500 million in senior unsecured notes.
PMC-to-CPCI board aids integration
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1/17/2002   Post a comment
Peritek Corp. has designed its PMC-to-CompactPCI adapter board to speed the integration of PMC mezzanine cards into CompactPCI systems by reducing software development requirements.
Conduction-cooled SBC called stronger than dirt
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SBS Technologies Inc.'s new CK3 single-board computer provides conduction cooling for harsh-environment applications that can't use conventional, air-cooling techniques.
Distributor services tackle design, supply chain issues
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1/17/2002   Post a comment
If designers want component data at their fingertips with a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, saving time and money throughout the design cycle, they had better expect to pay for it.
Philips Semis Fits 16-Bit Logic Into Small Packages
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1/10/2002   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductors is offering 16-bit low-voltage CMOS technology and low-voltage BiCMOS technology logic functions in a 56-pin, Jedec-standard very thin, fine-pitch ball grid array (VFBGA) package that is as much as 75 percent smaller than other packages, like small-outline and thin-shrink small-outline packages.
ST's Chip Set Simplifies Wireless Stereo Design
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1/10/2002   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has tucked into a two-device chip set most of the electronics needed to send and receive high-fidelity stereo audio signals across a wireless infrared link.
ADI Rolls Dual-Loop Laser Diode Drivers
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1/10/2002   Post a comment
"Any rate" laser diode drivers (LDDs) from Analog Devices Inc. extend dual-loop capability to 3.3-volt optical networking applications.
Board Vendors Flock To PICMG At Confab
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1/10/2002   Post a comment
Compact Peripheral Component Interconnect technology will take center stage at the Bus&Board/2002 Conference in Long Beach, Calif., next week, as suppliers roll out a raft of products that comply with standards of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG).
Small ac/dc supply for telecom delivers 1 kW
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1/10/2002   Post a comment
OnLine Power Supply Inc. touts proprietary distributed-power magnetics technology as key to the size, weight and reliability advantages of its OPS-1000-48 ac/dc supply, which delivers up to 1 kW at 48 volts from a 180- to 240-Vac input.
Lower-Cost Chips Target Consumer Apps
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1/10/2002   Post a comment
Semiconductor chip manufacturers came to the Consumer Electronics Show here last week with a bevy of products that they hope will be cost-effective enough to deliver high-end audio and video to mass markets.
Supply chain software vendor snares another $17 million
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1/9/2002   Post a comment
Despite a tough funding climate, supply chain software vendor Celarix Inc. said today it has snared another $17 million in venture capital.
Micronetics agrees to acquire RF component maker
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1/7/2002   Post a comment
Micronetics Wireless, Inc., Hudson, MA, announced that it entered into an agreement for the principal shareholders of Enon Microwave, Inc. of Topsfield, MA, to vote in favor of a merger of Enon with Micronetics.
Force Computers unveils embedded 'supercomputer'
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1/4/2002   Post a comment
orce Computers' PowerPMC-260 is said to be the fastest embedded-processor module available in the PCI mezzanine card (PMC) form factor, making it a strong candidate for third-generation wireless communications.
IDT shrinks its SuperSync FIFOs, ups speed to 166 MHz
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1/4/2002   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology Inc. has raised the top-end speed of its 3.3-volt SuperSync II FIFO memory family to 166 MHz and added 100- and 144-ball ball grid array package options with a footprint 40 percent smaller than that of its previous offerings.
DDR DRAM hits 375 MHz
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1/4/2002   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. is sampling a 128-Mbit double-data-rate (DDR) synchronous DRAM with a 4-Mbit x 32 configuration and a 375-MHz clock speed.


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