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Reduced-latency DRAMs sample
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3/28/2002   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies, here, is sampling 256-Mbit reduced-latency DRAM devices for high-speed networking and fast-cache applications.
Motorola unveils 16-bit flash MCU duo
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3/28/2002   Post a comment
Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector has introduced two 16-bit flash microcontrollers, bringing to 10 the number of such devices spun from its HCS12 architecture, which is especially popular among automakers.
Vitesse slips as others ship 10-Gbit net processors
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3/26/2002   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has postponed development of its 10-Gbit/second network processor, citing a weak market for such high-end devices. The company is following the lead of at least two sizable competitors, though a few other suppliers are delivering 10-Gbit/s devices, including Applied Micro Circuits Corp., which started sampling its nP7510 processor this week.
Artis rolls single-board computer line
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3/22/2002   Post a comment
Artis Microsystems Inc., a new single-board computer maker that will stress CompactPCI form factors, has launched a line that involves CompactPCI, StrongARM, MIPS and PowerPC boards.
Server meets central-office standards
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3/22/2002   Post a comment
Force Computers' Centellis CO 3000 embedded server meets Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Level 3 standards for telecommunications companies' central offices.
PowerPC VMEbus board taps Galileo north bridge
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3/22/2002   Post a comment
General Micro Systems' Atlantis V191 Mark II is said to be the first PowerPC VMEbus board to use the Galileo north bridge, which gives it high I/O throughput and flexibility.
Terminator IC spans 9 SCSI signal lines
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
A Small Computer System Interface active-terminator chip from STMicroelectronics Inc., the ST21S07A, integrates a 1.25-volt bandgap reference, a buffer amplifier and nine switched 110-ohm ( plus/minus 2 percent) termination resistors to accommodate nine signal lines.
Terminator IC spans 9 SCSI signal lines
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
A Small Computer System Interface active-terminator chip from STMicroelectronics Inc., the ST21S07A, integrates a 1.25-volt bandgap reference, a buffer amplifier and nine switched 110-ohm ( plus/minus 2 percent) termination resistors to accommodate nine signal lines.
12.5-Gbit/s modulator driver fits small package
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Multilink Technology Corp. has introduced a 12.5-Gbit/second non-return-to-zero modulator driver (MDR) in a ball-grid-array package that measures 16 x 16 x 1.8 mm.
'All-format' decoder juggles PC, TV video formats
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
An "all-format" video decoder from Texas Instruments Inc. makes it possible to use both PC graphics formats and standard and high-definition video formats in display applications such as flat-panel equipment, rear-projection TVs, PC desktop monitors, and DLP and LCD projectors.
Digital interface receiver chip supports multiple audio formats
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
A 24-bit, 192-kHz digital interface receiver chip from Asahi Kasei Microsystems Semiconductor Inc. supports pulse-code modulation and non-PCM data streams, making it compatible with a variety of compressed and uncompressed audio formats.
Switcher family hits 40 W
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Astrodyne's four-model MKS40 series of high-density enclosed switching supplies delivers 40 watts at 5 to 24 volts dc from a universal ac input.
Papers from FCI DesignCon 2002 available online
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
The Technical Paper and TecForum it presented at DesignCon 2002 in Santa Clara, Calif., is being offered online by FCI's Communications, Data and Consumer (formerly Electronics) Division.
Edge connectors operate at 2.3 GHz
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
The newest member of Bomar Interconnect Products Inc.'s line of V-Bite RF edgeboard connectors is said to be a true 75-ohm F-type connector that provides up to a -40.3-dB return loss at 2.3 GHz.
Single chip puts audio into USB headset connectors
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Micronas Semiconductors Inc. has launched a single-chip solution for designing Universal Serial Bus headset connectors for personal computers.
Resettable fuses protect cable telephony networks
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Bourns Inc.'s MF-R055/90, MF-R055/90U and MF-R075/-90U in the company's new Multifuse family of radial leaded resettable fuses rated at 90 volts are intended for cable telephony in hybrid fiber coax networks.
Synchronizing dc/dc lingo proves tough
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Classifying the various dc power-conversion blocks is far more consistent among vendors and designers than it has been in the past, but universal agreement on terminology is a long way off.
Dual-output half-brick boosts COTS line
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
VPT Inc.'s dual-output DV200, an extension to its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) series of dc/dc converters, in a standard half-brick size with three output configurations, delivers 50 to 200 watts for ruggedized laptop computers, ground-based weapons systems and non-airborne vehicles.
30-V MOSFET pair boasts optimized dc/dc efficiency
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Vishay touts the 30-volt high-side (control) Si4892DY and synchronous low-side Si4362DY power MOSFETs in its Little Foot line as a milestone in optimizing the efficiency of single- and multiphase dc/dc converters that deliver core voltages to notebook computers and game stations.
PowerOne adds 6-W dc/dc line
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Power-One's high-density NV Series, an addition to its One-Smart line of surface-mountable dc/-dc converters, provides up to 6 watts from a 24-pin dual-in-line surface-mount package that measures 8.5 mm high.
1.2-kW front-end switcher touts density
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
A front-end switcher from Cherokee Inter-national delivers 1,200 watts at 48 volts from a 220-Vac input (800 W from a 110-Vac input) for high-end servers, networking and PBX systems in distributed power architectures.
Super-flat dc/dc takes wall mount
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Schaefer Inc.'s Qone LFC, one of two single-output dc/dc models in the company's Qone line, delivers up to 160 watts in a package 3.74 inches x 3.5 x 0.6.
PWM controller IC suits DDR memories
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRU3038 is a synchronous pulse-width-modulation (PWM) controller IC for meeting the termination voltage (Vtt) requirements of double-data-rate memory arrays, which are fast replacing standard SDRAMs in notebooks, desktops, servers and workstations.
SSRs carry controlled ac/dc inputs
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
A line of solid-state relays (SSRs) from Magnecraft & Struthers Dunn targets industrial applications, like microprocessor-based controls, computers and peripherals, process control systems using PLCs, temperature control systems and uninterruptible power sources.
Tantalum IC capacitor fits 0402 package
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Targeting applications where miniaturization is critical, AVX Corp. has expanded its tantalum capacitor offerings to include the 0402 TACMicrochip, giving design engineers the highest capacitance/voltage (CV) rating in an 0402 package size.
Integrated connectors save board space
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Pulse's PulseJack surface-mount RJ-45 connectors with integrated magnetics aim at high-speed Ethernet data applications.
PPTC strap devices boost battery life
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Bourns Inc. says that its latest generation of multifuse polymeric positive-temperature coefficient (PPTC) strap components can improve the performance and safety of rechargeable battery packs.
Thin-film resistors aim at medical and auto apps
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has added a series of nichrome thin-film semi-precision chip resistors in a range of sizes, values and tolerances.
IRC offers high-current, 0-ohm resistor
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
TT Electronics' IRC Wirewound and Film Technologies Division has added zero-ohm jumpers with a 65-amp current rating to its line of Oars open-air current-sense resistors.
Embedded chip permits MP3 recording
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
An ARM7-based embedded microprocessor from Cirrus Logic Inc. claims to enable development of new categories of portable entertainment devices based on the ability to record and play MP3 content simultaneously.
T3/E3 line interface unit includes jitter attenuator
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
A T3/E3 and STS-1 line interface unit from Maxim Integrated Products' Dallas Semiconductor operation is equipped with a fully integrated jitter attenuator.
Delta-sigma A/Ds fit in MSOP package
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3/21/2002   Post a comment
Two 20-bit, no-latency delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters from Linear Technology Corp. come in 10-pin MSOP packages that are less than half the size of an SO-8.
Security coprocessor rolls
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3/14/2002   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has added the SafeKeeper PC-21100 trusted platform module to its Trusted I/O family of security coprocessor chips.
Intel expands custom design to optical comms
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3/12/2002   Post a comment
Intel is looking to expand its presence in the communications market by offering optical chip design and manufacturing services to other companies.
UK to get aboard coffee-shop public networks
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3/12/2002   Post a comment
'Coffee shop' wireless lans based on public access networks could soon become a reality in the UK.
Switches save solder time
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
NKK Switches says that its Series M family of pc-board-mounted toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches can save time and money in wave soldering and washing as a result of the ultrasonic welding of the bushing and housing unit, which seals out contaminants.
Caps aim at high-power, high-voltage applications
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
As part of AVX Corp's Hi-Q family of RF capacitors, the high-voltage SQ Series of RF power radial-leaded capacitors are aimed at applications such as RF power amps, inductive heating systems and high-magnetic-field environments, as well as industrial and medical electronics.
Small diodes, high current
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
USB 2.0 peripheral device controller added by SMSC
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
Nearly four years after it began shipping USB 1.1 peripheral controller chips, Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) has introduced two USB 2.0 controllers, the USB97C201 "True Speed" ATA/ATAPI/CF bridge controller for external disk drives, and the USB-97C210 Memory Card Controller for USB memory card readers.
Thermal devices promise to ease noise
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
Besides innovations that increase accuracy and system reliability, manufacturers of temperature-monitoring and control devices are incorporating technology intended to reduce system noise.
MCU support tools expand
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
Gbit Ethernet board maxes PICMG 2.16
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
Performance Technologies Inc. (PTI) has taken the PICMG 2.16 standard for packet-switched backplane systems to its limit with the rollout of a Gigabit Ethernet switch board that provides the highest bandwidth and density specified for PICMG 2.16.
Card eases PMC integration for embedded
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
Peritek Corp.'s PMA-P single-slot PCI card hosts any 32- or 64-bit PCI mezzanine card module and eases integration of PMC boards into embedded systems.
MCUs go head-to-head at ESC
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
System designers attending the Embedded Systems Conference this week in San Francisco will be faced with a wide assortment of new microcontroller chips spanning high-volume, cost-sensitive 8-bit devices to the higher-performance but more costly 16- and 32-bit units.
10-Gbit/second transceiver built around 'optical engine'
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3/8/2002   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor bills its PE7200 as the industry's first 850-nanometer VCSEL-based quad 10-Gbit/second transceiver built around an "optical engine" architecture, which allows cost-effective, high-volume fabrication using standard semiconductor packaging equipment.
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