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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.