Transceiver juggles wireless standards Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment Motorola's RF/IF Division has a multiband, multimode, programmable digital transceiver IC that can support a plethora of next-generation wireless products, including GSM, DCS, TDMA, AMPS and GPRS cellular phones; personal digital assistants; and satellite phones.
LVDS drivers do 500 Mbits/s Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment The first in a family of low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) line drivers from Maxim Integrated Products deliver output pulse skew of less than 250 ps and data rates of 500 Mbits/ second or more.
Crystal D/A gets A/D buddy Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced a 9.7-mW audio analog-to-digital converter to complement its Crystal CS43L43 D/A converter and Cirrus' Maverick "market-specific processor," or system-on-chip.
Flash disk modules replace IDE drives Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment Simple Technology's solid-state flash disk modules offer a transparent design, replacing or augmenting conventional IDE hard-disk drives by leveraging from a miniature module footprint that allows the products to be used as components in the embedded systems.
Programmable controller links to Ethernet Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment GE Fanuc Automation North America Inc.'s VersaMax SE programmable logic controller lets users solicit and send information, upload and download programs, and monitor and control devices over Ethernet.
NEC flat monitor bridges analog, digital systems Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment The NEC MultiSync LCD2010X from NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. is a 20.1-inch flat-panel desktop monitor that's said to offer virtually universal connectivity for compatibility with analog and digital standards.
Contract manufacturers ride chip-scale curve Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment Chip-scale packaging (CSP) has been a hot technology for years now, but it's just beginning to make a broad impact in high-volume applications. Wireless portable products are fueling demand for chip scale, prompting a growing number of semiconductor makers to turn to a number of contract electronics manufacturers that provide this compact packaging alternative.
Boomer amp fits in tiny pack Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. has squeezed its LM4871 bridge-connected Boomer audio amplifier into a leadless lead frame package (LLP) about half the size of the small-outline package it had been using.
ZIF connectors are 1.8 mm tall with pitch of 0.5 mm Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment Side-entry type zero-insertion-force (ZIF) connectors from JST Corp., designed for flexible printed circuits and flat cable, are small enough to meet the high-density requirements of audiovisual equipment, digital cameras and other portable products.
Semtech unveils TVS array for portables Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment The latest member of Semtech Corp.'s SMF line of transient-voltage suppression (TVS) devices protects sensitive electronics from damage or latch-up due to electrostatic discharge and other voltage-induced transient events.
Plugs aid Molex connectors Product News 10/24/2000 Post a comment Molex's blind-mate Micro-Fit 3.0 BMI connector system features a plug with a funnel-shaped entry that helps guide the mating receptacle for what is said to be simplified assembly.
Current-feedback amps roll Product News 10/17/2000 Post a comment Elantec Semiconductor Inc. has expanded its line of current-feedback amplifiers (CFAs) with two devices operating at 600 MHz and another two that work at 300 MHz.
ARM-based SoC targets multimedia apps Product News 10/17/2000 Post a comment The LH79531 from Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is a 32-bit, ARM7-based system-on-chip (SoC) intended to provide high-end color LCD capabilities for portable multimedia devices.
AMD embedded processor line hits 550 MHz Product News 10/17/2000 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices has launched two Socket 7- and Super7-compatible E86 embedded processor families, both manufactured on 0.18-micron process technology and available in 321-pin grid array (PGA) packaging.
TriQuint adds 4 x 4 crosspoint switch Product News 10/17/2000 Post a comment TriQuint Semiconductor's 4 x 4 crosspoint switch has a data rate of 2.7 Gbits/second per port, peak-to-peak jitter of under 25 ps, output rise and fall times of less than 150 ps and channel-to-channel propagation delay skew of less than 100 ps.
VCO rated at 5,220 to 5,420 MHz Product News 10/17/2000 Post a comment Z-Communications Inc.'s V940ME02 voltage-controlled oscillator for broadband fixed wireless systems and U-NII/HiperLAN applications is said to deliver low phase noise in a compact, low-profile package.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...