Simulator for Motorola eTPU Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
Product speeds up software builds Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
Focus on the class of audio amps Product News 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 Product News 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.
Radiation-tolerant DC/DCs serve low-orbit satellites Product News 3/28/2004 Post a comment 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 Product News 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.
LTRIM solution streamlines power management needs for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Devices Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
Bi-color LEDs go surface mount Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
Compact but powerful industrial Pentium M board bows in Product News 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.
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.