PCMCIA cards provide for asynchronous serial links Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Sealevel Systems Inc. has introduced a pair of PCMCIA cards that provide an asynchronous serial link to a range of peripheral devices, including modems, terminals, printers and data collection devices. The basic models support data rates up to 115 kbits/second, and an enhanced-UART option brings rates up to 460 kbits/s.
SBS operations go wild for CompactPCI Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment SBS Technologies Inc. has just launched a raft of offerings for the CompactPCI bus, courtesy of its diversified stable of operations, which address different slices of the bus-board systems market.
Getting a fix on the common flavors of DSP Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Traditionally, DSP "fixers," or fixed-point processors, are 16-bit devices that are cheaper to buy than 32-bit DSP "floaters" (floating-point processors) but more expensive to code, and sources said system builders choose between them for different reasons.
Comms chip shaves power by 15 percent Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment The CS61881 octal analog front-end communications chip from Cirrus Logic Inc. enables telephone equipment providers that use the E1 European standard to increase their central-office capacity while reducing power consumption by 15 percent.
Dual BiCMOS op amp minimizes size Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products has used its new 0.8-micron BiCMOS process to produce the MAX4402, a dual rail-to-rail operational amplifier in an eight-pin SOT-23 package that measures 3 x 3 mm.
4-nanosecond transceiver rolls Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor International's Interface and Logic Group has added a 3.3-volt, 4-nanosecond octal registered transceiver to its LVT portfolio.
Genesis chip OK for HDCP spec Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Genesis Microchip has included high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) in the Digital Visual Interface-compliant gm3020 chip for digital monitor interfaces.
ON Semi fields temp sensors Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment ON Semiconductor has launched two serially programmable System Management Bus (SMBus) temperature sensors. The devices have on-chip temperature-sensing diodes.
Connector has 104 positions Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment The PC/104 connector from Comm Con Connectors Inc. combines the 40- and 64-position versions into a single connector, improving alignment and providing a potential cost savings over the industry-standard J1 and J2 connectors.
AB's position sensor needs no contact Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment AB Electronic Ltd.'s Orbisense Series contactless position sensor, based on Hall-effect technology, allows design engineers to measure angular or linear position in off-highway vehicles, construction and other heavy equipment.
Cabling enables simple brake monitoring Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment AEI Cables Ltd., a TT Group company, has introduced a brake-monitoring system for heavy trucks and tractor trailers that detects brake wear without the need for removing the wheels. The system is designed with abrasion-resistant cables developed by AEI for automotive and transportation applications.
SMA connectors operate up into the 18-GHz range Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment The Methode RF Products Business Unit of Methode Electronics Inc. has introduced a family of SMA connectors that meets the radio frequency (RF) connector needs of applications like process controls, PC/LANs, wireless systems, telecommunications, basestations and microwave systems.
DSP loyalties up for grabs in the bus board arena Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Digital signal processor chip veterans Texas Instruments Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. continue to vie for the hearts and minds of DSP board makers and their customers, but Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor operation has become a serious contender for signal-processing applications as well.
Fairchild's 'Bottomless' MOSFET breaks 1 degrees C/W barrier Product News 4/27/2000 Post a comment Citing a breakthrough in MOSFET packaging for dc/dc converters, Fairchild Semiconductor International says that its so-called Bottomless SO-8 combines the thermal performance of the much larger TO-263 (D2PAK) and the company's PowerTrench II technology in the industry-standard eight-pin small-outline IC footprint.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...