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Drivers for PCI-bus cards use Linux 2.6
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
New data-acquisition drivers for United Electronic Industries' PCI-bus cards take advantage of real-time enhancements to the Linux kernel 2.6.
Simulator for Motorola eTPU
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Ash Ware's eTPU Simulator supports Motorola's Enhanced Time Processor Unit. The simulator provides simulation and debugging capabilities such as code-coverage analysis, a logic analyzer display, variable and watch windows, call stack windows, trace, direct register modification, data verification, and test verification.
Underwater explorer Ballard spins his tales
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Spinning tales of discovery and adventure like a modern-day Captain Nemo, famed deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard didn't disappoint during the opening keynote of electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference.
LTCC samples in two weeks
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
TDK Research & Development Corp. has opened a new prototyping facility for low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) products in its Phoenix design center, which now offers both product design and prototyping services. The new facility allows the company to turnaround LTCC sample devices in two weeks.
Inductors find a home in high-current filtering
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Carlsbad, Calif. — The new 51P53XX inductor series from Vitec Electronics Corp. can handle DC/DC conversion in notebook computers, handheld devices and battery-powered and low-voltage converters that require a low profile and current handling of up to 17 amps (A).
Mid-sized industrial platform specification debuts
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
A group of board-level computer makers is now supporting a next-generation embedded single board computer platform. Dubbed the Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing, the mid-sized platform will be larger than a 3.6 x 3.8-in. PC/104 module. On the other hand, it will be smaller than the 5.75 x 8-in. EBX board form-factor.
Test modules support next-generation 4.25-Gbit/s storage area networks
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announces what it bills is an industry-first storage area network tester. This SAN tester addresses the 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel standard.
Product speeds up software builds
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3/31/2004   Post a comment
Parallel builds have always created problems with getting Makefile dependencies just right. The company Electric Cloud says they've created a build accelerator that solves all this.
Dry reed switches tackle tough jobs
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Providence, R.I. — Targeting high reliability automatic test equipment, security, industrial and computer applications, Coto Technology's new RI-90 Series changeover dry reed switch offers an initial contact resistance of 140 milliohms (max).
Push switches focus on auto apps
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
The next generation of SPED series push switches from ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. features near-silent operation, smooth operational feel, and a thinner profile for lamps in car cabin interiors.
Symmetry expands display portfolio
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Strengthening its display products portfolio, Symmetry Electronics Corp. has signed two new North American distribution agreements with AAEON Electronics and Emerging Display Technologies (EDT). Symmetry will distribute AAEON's entire product line of single board computers and EDT's full line of STN and FSTN LCDs, and LTPS TFTs. The distributor will support both lines through its Display Products Division.
Modular jack integrates LEDs
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Kycon's new multi-port, side entry modular jacks feature integrated LEDs for telecommunications, networking systems, security systems, and multimedia set-top box applications.
Molded connectors offer color-coded wires
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Waytek Inc. is supplying its molded connectors with color-coded wires. These assemblies are available in loop style with a male or female connector on each end, or with a male or female connector on one end only.
TCXOs designed for GPS
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
CMAC MicroTechnology has developed a new series of global positioning system (GPS) temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) that can be used with the recently launched Chinese Beidou (Twin Star) navigation satellites.
Digi-Key and AVX form global partnership
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Digi-Key Corp. and AVX Corp. have signed a global distribution agreement that allows Digi-Key to sell AVX's products worldwide.
Mid-range digital oscilloscopes are ergonomically designed
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Scope maker LeCroy has some new mid-range LCD touchscreen oscilloscopes with both 2- and 4-channel instruments. These tout bandwidths of 200 MHz, 350 MHz, and 500 MHz. All six models offer 2-Gsample/s sample rates.
Maxwell launches ultracap in standard battery form factor
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. has unveiled its first BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor in a standard battery-sized package. Maxwell said it's the first company to offer ultracapacitors packaged in an industry standard form factor.
Power rocker switches deliver multiple functionality
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
Newton, Mass. — ITT Industries, Cannon's new single pole (CM) and double pole (CN) series of panel mount power rocker switches are available in a wide choice of configurations and actuator designs.
Focus on the class of audio amps
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3/30/2004   Post a comment
The sweet sound you hear in your home theater, your portable CD headset, and your multi-speaker car audio may be sheer magic to your ears, but it required diverse design techniques that presented several design challenges before it could go live.
2-W DC/DCs serve reliably in tight spots
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3/29/2004   Post a comment
MicroPower Direct's G200 series is a family of 2-watt DC/DC converters in a 14-pin dual-in-line (Mini-DIP) case suited to industrial, data-acquisition, data processing equipment, remote equipment, and board level power distribution subsystems. Users have a choice of twenty-eight single- and dual-output models that deliver 3.3, 5, 12, 15, ±5, ±12, or ±15 VDC from a 5, 12, 24, or 48-VDC input.
Power IC family expands for PoE
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Radiation-tolerant DC/DCs serve low-orbit satellites
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International Rectifier's AMA Series (5W), AMF Series (12W), and AMR Series (30W) of (fully isolated) DC/DC converters are radiation-tolerant, high-reliability devices designed for extended operation in moderate radiation environments. The new converters, off-the-shelf units, are designed to solve the space industry's problems of lengthy design cycles and extensive design analysis requirements for custom units.
Adjustable lab supply delivers 3 kW
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3/26/2004   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics' LVC 3000 is a 0-to-10 volt adjustable power supply system designed for high power industrial and laboratory applications including precision plating, spot-welding, and battery simulation. It can deliver a regulated 3 kW output (10 volts at 300 amps) from a 120/230 VAC (±15 percent) input. Output current can be set in seven 43-amp increments via switches on the front-panel.
Multi-function scope-like platform hosts applications-specific modules
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3/26/2004   Post a comment
Need a configurable modular instrument system that can perform simultaneous mixed-signal testing and multi-channel waveform displays? One that can even test cellphone batteries? Then check out MiNT System's latest.
LTRIM solution streamlines power management needs for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Devices
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
LTRIM Technologies, a provider of CMOS analog virtual components and Laser fine tuning technologies, unveiled its new PowerTrimPaK integrated power management solution for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi SoCs. This marks the first step in the company's plan to provide SoC developers with a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance, laser-trimmable analog IP blocks.
IGBTs match European rated modules
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
The Powerex A-Series of IGBT modules, for use in motor drives, UPS, welders, servo drives, fuel-cell inverters and MRI power supplies, are designed to match the performance of European rated modules (as per nameplate rating) in the same package size while offering superior thermal performance. These IGBTs use 5th generation carrier stored trench-gate bipolar transistor (CSTBT) technology, which offers lower losses than previous chip generations.
Chip drives 20 white LEDs
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT3466 is a dual step-up DC/DC converter that can drive up to 20 white LEDs from a (3.6-volt) lithium-ion source. Its high efficiency, current-mode and fixed-frequency operation ensure uniform LED brightness, low noise and maximum battery life, while on-chip Schottky diodes eliminate both the added cost and space requirements of external diodes. Its two independent converters are capable of driving asymmetric LED strings (up to 10 in series per converter) from an input voltag
EMI filter with ESD protection targets MMC interfaces
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has unveiled its new CM1424 electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter array with electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection at CTIA Wireless 2004. The company claims the new device is the industry's first EMI filter with ESD protection for multimedia memory card (MMC) interfaces, which are becoming increasingly popular in wireless handset and mobile electronics devices.
SMT resistors deliver power ratings up to 5 watts
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Using an innovative "Z" lead configuration to enable high power axial resistors to be surface mountable, TT electronics' Welwyn Components Division touts that it has developed the highest power surface-mount resistor that can handle the harsh temperatures found in automotive environments.
TI boosts TMS320C6713 DSP performance to 300 MHz
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Eying the increased processing demands of the professional audio, high-end consumer audio, industrial and medical industries, Texas Instruments has launched a 300 MHz TMS320C6713 digital signal processor that offers a 33 percent performance increase over the existing 225 MHz C6713 processor. The unit provides 1800 MFLOPS for applications that need the precision and dynamic range offered by floating-point calculations.
Bridge controller offersUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IrDA Fast Infrared capabilities
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
SigmaTel, Inc. unveiled the newest member of the Wireless Infrared Communications product family, the STIR4210 USB-to-Infrared Bridge Controller, with both USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IrDA Fast Infrared (FIR) capabilities.
VCO stabilizes microwave PLLs, covering frequencies from 3.93 to 4.20 GHz
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Z-Communications introduced the compact V910ME01 voltage controlled oscillator designed for the microwave radio market, as well as for the satellite communications and direct broadcasting.
802.11g enhancement speeds home wireless networks, remains compatible with Wi-Fi certified 11b/g products
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation announced it is shipping technology that enables 54g wireless LAN products to deliver the industry's best real-world performance. Products with this Afterburner technology provide up to 40 percent greater throughput than typical standard 802.11g systems without impacting the performance of neighboring wireless LANs.
UHF band RFID reader/writer successfully meets EPC specifications
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Omron offers an RFID reader/writer compatible with both UHF and HF frequency bands. In addition, the company also provides a UHF band IC tag that utilizes proprietary IC chip ultrasonic bonding technology.
Multiple PLL macros meets low-latency needs of Wireless Network Processor
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3/25/2004   Post a comment
Multiple True Circuits PLL hard macros were used in a manufacturer's wireless network processor using TSMC's 130nm process technology.
NKK Switches offers complete line of mini toggle switches
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
NKK Switches is offering a comprehensive portfolio of miniature toggle switches with a variety of options. The M series and M2T series provide hundreds of thousands of combinations, giving engineers more choices for their applications.
Bi-color LEDs go surface mount
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Elma Electronic is providing its line of bi-color LEDs in surface-mount packages, which can help customers reduce costs during the manufacturing process by eliminating the need to drill special holes or use a separate soldering process for through-hole devices.
Raltron launches lead-free program
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Raltron Electronics Corp. has launched its lead-free program to ensure compliance with the European Union Legislation and the published Restrictions On Hazardous Substances (RoHS) banning lead (Pb) after July 1, 2006.
Readers' Choice Award Winner: ADI's ARM7 core with 12 bit ADC
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices will be coming to the eUSA show with the launch of its new ARM-based microcontroller family of devices that integrate a 16/32 bit ARM7TDMI RISC processor core with a precision 12-bit successive approximation data converter and a wide assortment of on-chip digital and analog peripherals circuitry.
Measurement Computing Corp.'s price cuts take whack at National Instruments's pricing
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Board maker Measurement Computing Corp. announces reduced prices on its PCI-DAS6000 family of data acquisition boards. The price reductions are in response to National Instruments's recent price reductions.
Compact but powerful industrial Pentium M board bows in
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Need a powerful Pentium M single-board computer with virtually every PC hook and bell-and-whistle imaginable? Need one that will work in harsh industrial applications? If so, take a looksee at Arista's newest mainboard based on an Intel 82855GM and 82801DB chipset.
MCU packs temp sensor, transimpedance amp on-chip
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Zilog Inc. has beefed-up the amount of peripherals circuitry that's packed onto its latest 8-bit flash microcontroller family. There is also a new MCU development kit for a mere $39.95, that the company is launching.
Flurry of Activity, FPGA boards for Prototyping and Design Verification
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
It's more difficult to prototype with advanced packages. To meet the challenges, many are spinning new and powerful development and prototype boards for FPGA designers.
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