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Chips roll for Pentium 4 systems
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10/31/2002   Post a comment
Two new low-pin-count, bus-based input/output controllers are available from National Semiconductor Corp. for Intel Pentium 4 systems. National's PC87372 and PC87373 Super I/O controllers integrate all of the required Pentium 4 system control functions in a single chip, rather than having discrete logic scattered about the motherboard.
MCU vendors bring on flash for app-specific programmability
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10/24/2002   Post a comment
Aware that their customers have cut their design-engineering rosters and tightened development schedules, microcontroller-chip suppliers are stressing flexible programmability, as well as specific applications, in a new round of flash MCU product launches.
Distributors go mining for information
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10/18/2002   Post a comment
Component distributors are vying to provide feature-rich, supply chain-focused data-mining tools that can help their customers reduce costs and time-to-market, concerns that aren't likely to go away even when the market turns around.
Linux ported to single-board computers
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10/10/2002   Post a comment
MEN Micro Inc.'s PowerPC-based single-board computers (SBCs) now employ an embedded Linux operating system as a platform for a wide variety of data communication and industrial SCADA applications.
Add-on board simplifies steps in developing FPGA
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10/10/2002   Post a comment
Atmel Corp.'s STK594 add-on board supports the FPSLIC product family of devices, which includes programmable logic and an AVR microcontroller on a single chip, and provides a low-cost way to develop FPSLIC designs.
Flash module makers seek winner
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10/10/2002   Post a comment
Manufacturers of NAND flash-memory modules are buzzing about a new kind of general-purpose storage device small enough to put on a key chain or in one's pocket or purse.


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