CMOS ASIC logic embeds memory, PLLs Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment Chip Express has a 0.25-micron CMOS ASIC logic family that offers logic densities of up to 1.4 million gates, plus embedded configurable synchronous SRAM or ROM and up to four analog phase-locked loops (PLLs).
Surface-mountable signal devices fit small spaces Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment North American Capacitor Co., formerly the Capacitor Division of P.R. Mallory Inc., is offering Mallory Sonalert II surface-mount audible-signal generators with special case structures designed for reflow process soldering by convection, IR or vapor phase methods.
Connector choices buck 'cheaper' trend Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment A dozen suppliers of interconnection devices at Wescon '99 here this week will tout wares ranging from flexible circuit assemblies and Rambus (RIMM) module sockets to surface-mountable board-to-board connectors.
Tiny audio/video terminal is hands-free Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment The V-CAP 1000 from Virtual Vision is an audio/video terminal for the hands-free computing environment, combining a VGA monitor with audio I/O in a cap-like design that weighs less than 20 ounces.
Multifunction comms board targets PCI Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment he DataFire Sync/2000 cPCI from Digi International Inc. is a multifunction communications board for the CompactPCI bus that manages two or four channels of remote access, faxing, WAN routing and virtual private networking (VPN) in a single slot.
RS-232 links ride SCSI switch Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment Apcon Inc. has announced a six-port Small Computer Systems Interface switch with dual RS-232 links to let servers share access to up to 28 SCSI peripherals.
PC/104 board supports PCMCIA Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment The MiniModule/PPC from Ampro Computers Inc. is a PC/104 board that allows two or four PCMCIA slots to be added to a PC/104 computer stack or baseboard with a PC/104 expansion site.
Lucent dc/dc duo touts fast transient response Product News 10/19/1999 Post a comment Lucent Technologies will come to Wescon here this week to tout the transient response performance of its Onami and Zephyr series dc/dc converters for high-performance microprocessor, high-end server and data-networking applications.
Ultra2 SCSI expander extends cable lengths Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment An Ultra2 Wide SCSI expander from Rancho Technology Inc. lets designers double or triple the cable length of single-ended or LVD (low-voltage differential) SCSI subsystems beyond 12 meters, as well as bridging between the two versions of the interface. Called the RTLVD-LVD Expander, the 3.4 x 3/2-inch unit supports full 16-bit arbitration, disconnect/reconnect and multi-threading, and it includes active termination, active negation and data deskewing circuitry.
CompactPCI board rich in memory Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment The embedded-computers operation of SBS Technologies Inc. has introduced a memory-rich 3U CompactPCI processor board that packs a Socket-7 processor (AMD K6 or Intel Pentium MMX) at up to 333 MHz.
Two CPCI boards deliver ac voltage I/O Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment VMIC has introduced a pair of complementary boards for the 3U CompactPCI bus, respectively providing eight channels of optically coupled ac voltage input and eight of optically coupled ac voltage output.
Mini keyboard imitates mouse Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment CTI Electronics Corp. has bowed a miniature keyboard, the Model KIA6800, which incorporates 101/104-key functionality and eight special keys that provide drift-free mouse functions.
Log module has many functions Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment The Olektron Operation of Signal Technology Corp. has introduced a switched-filter logarithmic-amplifier assembly that combines switching, filtering and log-amp functions in a 3.5 x 1.25 x 0.50-inch hermetic package.
CRT monitors rack mount Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment ICS Advent has introduced a pair of industrial rack-mount monitors with a choice of 15- or 19-inch color CRT and optional resistive or infrared touch screen.
Vision boards hit res of 500 x 582 Product News 10/11/1999 Post a comment Vision Components has introduced a pair of single-board vision systems that combine a camera, DSP, DRAM, flash EPROM, optically isolated industrial I/O, serial port and CCIR video output in a 120 x 70 x 18-mm form factor.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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