SMD dc/dc converters crank up power Product News 12/29/1999 Post a comment With telecom and distributed-power applications leading the charge, the surface-mount dc/dc converter industry is poised to jump to power levels unheard of only two years ago.
CompactPCI bus arrives for many board makers Product News 12/29/1999 Post a comment This past year has witnessed a flood of new computer boards for the CompactPCI bus. Established CPU board makers expanded their product lines and a number of new players in both CPU and I/O boards got into the game.
Clock IC aims at Intel set Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment Pericom Semiconductor Corp. calls its PI6C110E SiliconClock for home PCs a complete system-timing solution for Intel's new 810E chip set.
CAN transceiver controls EMI and ESD problems Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment Infineon Technologies North America Corp. has introduced a fault-tolerant controller area network (CAN) transceiver that is said to offer minimum electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions and maximum protection against damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Toshiba adds 128M flash Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has introduced 128-Mbit NAND single-level cell flash memories in a thin-small outline package Type I and in SmartMedia floppy disk card packaging with 16 Mbytes of removable storage.
Logic: Big opportunity in small package? Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment Low-voltage logic suppliers Texas Instruments Inc. and ON Semiconductor (Phoenix) are gearing up for a market opportunity for single and dual devices pioneered by Toshiba America Electronic Components.
Graphics, CPU climb aboard Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment The Panther from VersaLogic Corp. integrates a Socket 7 microprocessor with cache, memory, networking and graphics in two 3.55 x 3.755-inch PC/104-Plus boards.
Sony recorder integrates conditioning Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment Sony Precision Technology America's high-speed digital data recorder, the SIR-1000i, features selectable integrated signal conditioning inputs on each of its sixteen 20-kHz analog channels.
Inductors wind their way to advances Product News 12/21/1999 Post a comment Inductor makers, beseeched by data communications and telecom customers to weave improved performance characteristics into ever-tinier packages, are yielding impressive results.
Buck converter powers mobile phones Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment An integrated synchronous buck converter IC from Vishay Siliconix (Santa Clara, Calif.) powers baseband and power amplifier circuitry in satellite phones and other mobile communications handsets.
Octagon's I/O-rich SBC can take a licking Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment The EPC-350 from Octagon Systems is a rugged, I/O-packed single-board computer for -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C operating environments, featuring low enough power dissipation for fanless operation and high resistance to shock and vibration.
SCSI board touts rear Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment The SCSI-3 is the first 3U CompactPCI SCSI-3 controller board with rear I/O, according to Mark Gunn, vice president of sales and marketing at One Stop Systems.
Battery chip boosts life of lithium-ions Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment Xicor characterizes its X3100 as the first programmable "smart safety unit" battery chip, enabling the design of smart lithium-ion battery backs with longer run-times and extended life at lower cost.
Pentium III board touts multiple functions Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment Trenton Technology Inc. has introduced a single-board computer for passive-backplane ISA/PCI bus systems. Dubbed the Model 820S1, it features a Pentium III microprocessor, Intel 820 chip set, 133-MHz front-side bus, dual IDE interfaces, Ultra2 SCSI, 10/100 Base T Ethernet and AGP graphics to provide lots of "headroom" for tomorrow's applications, said Roger Hurlbert, Trenton's vice president of marketing.
Electronic projector does it your way Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment The Display Products Division of Mitsubishi Electronics America Inc. has introduced a configurable projector design, along with three "feature suites" that can reside in the same lightweight, 7-pound chassis.
CRT monitor reduces depth Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment A short-depth, 17-inch CRT monitor with the footprint of a conventional 14-inch monitor has been introduced by the Computer Peripheral Division of Panasonic Document Imaging Co.
400-W bricks key wireless applications Product News 12/14/1999 Post a comment RO Associates' MV48-5, the second model in the company's MegaVerter line of dc/dc converters, delivers 400 watts at 5 volts from a nominal 48 Vdc (36-75 Vdc input) for distributed power in wireless, telcom, industrial control and computer applications.
SDRAM module for Via chip set Product News 12/13/1999 Post a comment Viking Components is offering synchronous DRAM modules for Via's Apollo Pro133A PC133 chip set in capacities ranging from 64 Mbytes to 512 Mbytes.
SDRAMs among the fastest Product News 12/13/1999 Post a comment Hyundai MicroElectronics has begun shipping 2M x 32, 200-MHz synchronous DRAMs that are said to be among the fastest single-data-rate SDRAMs available.
Transformer line zeroes in on XDSL apps Product News 12/13/1999 Post a comment Three HDSL2 transformers from Coilcraft are among the first of a new line of magnetics for XDSL applications and are optimized for the Level One SK70740/-41/-42 and other HDSL2 transceiver chip sets.
Flat-top SMT inductors touted for a low profile Product News 12/13/1999 Post a comment The Model DR332 Dataline Series inductors from Datatronics are aimed at balanced data transmission systems and interfaces such as RS-422, RS-423 or RS-485, as well as telecommunications interfaces such as ISDN and automotive data-bus systems such as CANbus.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...