Eight-slot CPCI enclosure rolls for telephony apps Product News 3/27/2000 Post a comment The Computer Telephony Division of Advantech Technologies Inc. has introduced an 8-slot, 9U-high CompactPCI (CPCI) enclosure that meets the PICMG 2.5 computer telephony specification and PICMG 2.1 hot-swap specification. Dubbed the MIC-3032/8, it provides an H.110 computer telephony bus, rear-panel I/O and 32- or 64-bit operation.
Board blends fixed and floating-point processors Product News 3/27/2000 Post a comment Traquair Data Systems Inc. has begun to offer its HEXPress-Quad, a multiprocessing DSP board for the PCI bus, bundled with development tools. It packs four Texas Instruments TMS320C6000 DSP chips and comes equipped with "the best development tools in the industry," said company president Steve Bradshaw.
Mini board taps Coppermine Product News 3/27/2000 Post a comment Pine Technology USA Inc. calls its SM3-AV the first motherboard in the micro-ATX form factor to support Intel's Pentium III Coppermine processors.
Small LDO references debut Product News 3/27/2000 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6101-MAX6105 family of low-dropout (LDO) series-mode voltage references come in three-pin SOT-23 packages for cost-sensitive portable power systems requiring small size.
Adapter fit for reflow process Product News 3/27/2000 Post a comment The SF-BGA160E-B-01 from Ironwood Electronics is a low-profile, high-density (0.8- mm pitch) BGA foot with solder balls that can be easily placed on a target board by the flux and surface-mount reflow method.
Flash shortage sparks demand for other nonvolatile parts Product News 3/27/2000 Post a comment For a long time now, the market for electrically erasable PROMs (E2PROM) has been characterized by plummeting prices and lead times. But a tight supply of flash memories has led to scarcity across the board, including in E2PROMs. Yet the supply pinch in flash that is causing industry headaches may mean more design wins for E2PROMs.
Switch requires minimal space Product News 3/20/2000 Post a comment The MCS 19 metallic switch from Schurter Inc. is being positioned as an affordable alternative to other vandal-resistant switches such as those using piezo technology.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.