Dc/dc line handles heat Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment C&D Technologies' WPN20R series of dc/dc converters operates over -40 degrees to +105 degrees C with no output power derating, making it ideal for use in environments that require flexibility and robust performance.
Ethernet card hot-swaps Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment SBS Technologies' CP3-Quad100TX is a hot-swap-capable, 64-bit, 66-MHz Ethernet card for 3U CompactPCI computing applications in telecommunications, medical imaging and industrial automation.
Host bus adapters attack storage-net bottlenecks Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment A family of dual-port, PCI-X host bus adapters (HBAs) from Agilent Technologies Inc. is said to eliminate the performance bottlenecks and interoperability issues typically associated with such devices in 2-Gbit/second Fibre Channel storage-area networks (SANs).
EBX-compliant board totes fast CPU for high reliability Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment VersaLogic Corp. has equipped its VSBC-8 EBX-compliant single-board computer with a fast CPU, suiting it for applications in medical, military and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment, or other embedded applications requiring high reliability and low downtime.
Magnetic modules reduce board space Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment ulse has launched a line of dual Gigabit Ethernet magnetic modules for networking applications. Designed for Category 5 cable, the modules are said to provide electrical isolation and low common-mode emissions in Ethernet switches.
Micrel's EL lamp drivers aim at cell phones, PDAs Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Micrel has entered the electroluminescent lamp driver IC market with two chips that convert a 1.8- to 5.5-volt input voltage to a high-voltage ac signal capable of driving an EL lamp in a cell phone, PDA, remote controller or other device.
Low-power 16-bit A/D includes gain amp Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM) Semiconductor Inc. is offering a low-power, 16-bit audio analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with a built-in 15-dB gain amplifier for portable video and audio equipment and digital video recorders.
Pcb pin headers look to cut cost Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Weidmuller Inc. has added a 5.08-mm-pitch version, available in two- to 24-pole versions, to its line of liquid-crystal polymer SL-SMT printed-circuit-board pin headers.
Socket boosts fine-pitch BGA Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Taking aim at new socket requirements for fine-pitch ball-grid arrays, Yamaichi Electronics USA Inc. has launched an open-top 0.5-mm fine-pitch BGA socket as part of the IC398 Series.
Planar cores aim at switchers Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Low Profile E Core ferrite planar cores for switch-mode power supply, industrial power supply and telecom applications are available from AVX Corp.
Trimmer cap eyes Bluetooth Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Murata Electronics North America is shipping its ultrasmall TZR1 Series trimmer capacitor (1.5 mm wide x 1.7 mm long x 0.8 mm high), available in two capacitance values (1.5 to 4 picofarads and 3 to 8 pF) for wireless and Bluetooth applications. The parts are priced at 35 cents per chip and are available now.
Niobium in play as tantalum substitute Product News 11/30/2001 Post a comment Amid concerns about a supply shortage of tantalum capacitors and the rising cost of tantalum powder, capacitor manufacturers are touting their latest niobium capacitors as direct replacements for tantalum and aluminum electrolytic devices.
Battery management ICs buy more operating time Product News 11/21/2001 Post a comment Makers of battery-management chips for portable electronic products are being asked to help increase battery run times, improve the precision of charging sequences, measure remaining battery life more accurately and share battery status across a network.
AMD to keep new capital spending levels flat with 2001 Product News 11/8/2001 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will keep capital spending levels flat as it moves into next year, allocating $800 million to ramp the transition to 0.13-micron processing in Dresden, Germany, and to start 0.9-micron processing in the middle of 2003, the company told financial analysts during a conference call today.
Chip-to-chip Product News 11/5/2001 Post a comment Virtual Silicon Technology introduced its high-speed eSi-Interface IP product line for the use in system-on-chip (SoC) design.
Chips handle more traffic Product News 11/2/2001 Post a comment Three time-slot interchanger chips from Agere Systems can switch more traffic and support higher data rates than the company's current devices.
ISP memories fit on LAPs Product News 11/2/2001 Post a comment Atmel Corp. has developed in-system programmable (ISP) configuration memories with densities of up to 2 Mbits in an eight-pin, 6 x 6 x 1-mm LAP package.
Boot block flash package shrinks Product News 11/2/2001 Post a comment Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has put a 32-Mbit boot block flash device in a 7 x 7-mm chip-scale package, said to be nearly 40 percent smaller than other such devices.
Distribution panels debut Product News 11/2/2001 Post a comment Unipower Telecom's Uniflex distribution panels provide overload protection and low-voltage disconnect (LVD) battery protection in a 1U-high package.
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