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Eight-slot CPCI enclosure rolls for telephony apps
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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.
PMC processor board rolls for cost-sensitive apps
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Motorola Computer Group has introduced a PMC processor board, the PrPMC600, specifically for cost-sensitive applications in semiconductor equipment, storage, printing, medical equipment and telecommunications.
Board blends fixed and floating-point processors
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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
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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.
Portable projector shoots 1,000 lumens
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Davis A/S has introduced its most compact projector to date-the 10 x 8 x 3-inch, 4.9-pound Model DP X16.
Hot-swappable CPCI DSP board cranks 4,800 Mips
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
DSP Research's Viper-48 5420/cPCI, a hot-swappable DSP board for CompactPCI, boasts 4,800 Mips of processing power.
Digital ac ammeters said to be fully self-contained
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Datel Inc. calls its ACA-20PC series a fully self-contained digital ac ammeter, complete with on-board current transformer, A/D converter, scaling/interface circuitry and bright red or green LED display (0.37-inch digits).
CPCI board combines digital, analog I/O
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
The Model CP671 from PEP Modular Computers Inc. is a Compact-PCI board combining a variety of optoisolated industrial I/O in a 6U Eurocard form factor.
CPCI board offers critical redundancy
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Ziatech Corp. has launched its CompactPCI single-board computer, the ZT 5550, that serves the need for redundancy in mission-critical systems.
Lacking new design-ins, conventional EPROMs are fizzling out
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
The EPROM market is shrinking, and memory makers are supporting the category in the most marginal way possible: with promises to continue to build popular products rather than with new-product efforts.
Quad comparators suit automated test-gear apps
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Elantec Semiconductor has added two 8-ns quad comparators (EL5481C and EL5482C) and two 4-ns comparators (EL5485C and EL5486C) to its product line.
Altera ships 0.22-micron product-term-based PLDs
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Altera Corp. is offering the first member of its MAX 7000B family of programmable logic devices.
Small LDO references debut
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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.
Toshiba puts together SRAM, NOR flash
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has combined 8-Mbit SRAM with 64-Mbit NOR flash as a stacked, multichip-packaged device suited for cellular phone applications.
Microchip adds flash MCUs
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has added the 28-pin PIC16F870 and the 40-/44-pin PIC16F871 to its PIC16F87X family of flash microcontrollers.
CPCI backplanes meet new standards
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Hybricon Corp. has introduced a 14-slot CompactPCI backplane with bridge.
Adapter fit for reflow process
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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
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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.
Variable-centerline light pipes allow flexibility
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3/27/2000   Post a comment
Bivar Optoelectronics' SLP3 series variable-centerline light pipes provide matching elevating centerlines and protrusions to meet a desired surface-mount LED location on a panel or enclosure, thus enabling design flexibility.
PMC card packs PowerPC along with dual PCI buses
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3/20/2000   Post a comment
The Communications Products operation of SBS Technologies Inc. has introduced a PMC mezzanine module with a 366- to 500-MHz IBM PowerPC 750 processor and a pair of on-board PCI interfaces.
Low-cost graphics board boasts virtual texturing
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3/20/2000   Post a comment
3DLabs Inc.has introduced a low-cost 16-Mbyte version of its Oxygen VX1 graphics accelerator board.
Frame grabber transfers data quickly
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3/20/2000   Post a comment
A PCI-bus frame grabber from Imaging Technology Inc. interfaces to a variety of digital cameras for machine-vision applications.
Switch requires minimal space
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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.
Adapter transforms scope into a spectrum analyzer
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3/20/2000   Post a comment
A DSP-based adapter from Protek Test and Measurement converts any two-channel oscilloscope into a spectrum analyzer.
Agilent fields first PCI-X analysis tools
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3/20/2000   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies said its new exerciser-analyzers are the first tools to validate and debug chip sets, servers, server clusters and other designs using PCI-X technology.
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