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Standard Micro acquires analog IC specialist Gain for $34 million
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4/29/2002   Post a comment
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y -- Standard Microsystems Corp. here today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire analog and mixed-signal IC specialist Gain Technology Corp. for $34 million in cash and stock. Based in Tucson, Ariz., Gain develops analog physical-layer (PHY) chips, Universal Serial Bus (USB) ICs, and radio-frequency (RF) products for wireless and wireline applications.
FCI adds to MEG-Array line
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
FCI has expanded its high-speed MEG-Array line of ball grid array products with a 200-position, 6-mm receptacle.
Controller links PCI-based ASIC, USB
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
NetChip Technology Inc.'s newest controller chip (see diagram below) has been designed as a direct bridge between a PCI-based ASIC or CPU and Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The device can be dropped into an existing design to enable Peripheral Component Interconnect-based systems and interfaces to support V2.0 of the Universal Serial Bus.
Embedded computers from Adlink attach to LAN, WAN
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
Adlink Technology Inc.'s EBC2000 Series of embedded computers can work as standalone units, or can attach anywhere on local-area networks (LANs) or wide-area networks (WANs), where they can be connected to storage, monitors, routing equipment or firewalls.
VMEbus board based on PowerPC, supports QNX
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
MEN Micro Inc. says its 6U-size PowerPC single-board computer for the VMEbus offers expanded processing power, to 1,160 Mips, and supports the QNX real-time operating system.
MCUs diversify for embedded applications
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
In separate product launches slated for today, Atmel Corp., here, will offer its 8-bit AVR flash microcontrollers in chip-scale packages, and Motorola Inc.
Hitachi, ISSI roll SRAMs, large and small
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4/26/2002   Post a comment
Hitachi Semiconductor (America) Inc. here and Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI; Santa Clara, Calif.) have released lines of synchronous and asynchronous SRAMs, respectively.
Rail-to-rail op amps roll
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
PWM controller is flexible
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s Endura ISL6557 is a two- to four-phase pulsewidth modulation controller with 5-bit voltage identification for next-generation processors.
Scalable inverter meets NEBS telecom standard
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
MGE UPS Systems' Topaz S4 inverter is a scalable, N+1 dc/ac power system for mission-critical telecom and datacom applications.
Dual-output dc/dc works on the railroad
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
The RWY72 from Absopulse Electronics Ltd. is a dual-output, 150-watt dc/dc converter developed specifically to meet the requirements of the EN50155 (IEC571) Railway Standard for electrical and electronic equipment used on railroad rolling stock.
Pre-integrated embedded platform maxes reliability
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Force Computers' EndurX 25K platform is a fully integrated hardware and software solution for "ultrahigh-availability" apps.
Part integrates baseband filtering for wireless LANs
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
An integrated dual-channel active filter from Murata Electronics North America is said to meet IEEE's 5-GHz 802.11a wireless local-area network standard.
Single-board computer revs 6U processing power
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
MEN Micro Inc.'s new single-board computer (SBC) gives designers of CompactPCI systems the flexibility of deploying either the Pentium III or Celeron processor, depending on which best suits the target application.
SMT inductors handle harsh soldering
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Gowanda Electronics' SMRF 1812 series of surface-mount inductors have been verified by reliability testing to be rugged enough to withstand harsh soldering.
5-amp connector delivers more power to the board
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Samtec Inc. has introduced its Power-Edge connector (PEC) series.
PMC graphics boards add OS support
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Peritek Corp.'s high-resolution PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) graphics controllers have added Windows, VxWorks, LynxOS and Linux operating systems to the company's Solaris-compatible board offerings.
Ultramini signal relays fit telecom slots
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Fujitsu Components America Inc. has expanded its fourth-generation signal relay series with the addition of an ultraminiature through-hole version.
Circuit protector works with modems, modules
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has released a product from Raychem Circuit Protection that protects asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) modems and main distribution frame (MDF) modems as well as central-office, customer premise and access network equipment.
Broadcom offers trio of Gbit Ethernet controllers
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is sampling a trio of single-chip Gigabit Ethernet controllers with integrated 10/100/1,000 Base T transceivers.
Chips series tackles jitter, signal desynchronization
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Mindspeed Technologies has a series of single-chip digital jitter attenuation (DJAT) devices that can perform jitter attenuation and signal desynchronization functions in communications equipment at the edges of Sonet installations.
Toshiba, Philips tweak their logic families
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. here and Philips Semiconductors (San Jose, Calif.) have enhanced their families of low-voltage logic, Toshiba by extending the operating-voltage range of its VCX series and Philips by expanding the temperature range of its LVC line.
Atmel rolls AM/FM chip
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
Atmel's AM/FM receiver integrated circuit is designed for car radios with digital baseband. Known as the T4260, the IC enables improved digitalization of the intermediate-frequency section, which helps manufacturers simplify car radio production.
Chip measures RF power in mobile gear
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4/18/2002   Post a comment
An RF IC from Analog Devices Inc. measures the complex modulated waveforms common to next-generation wireless infrastructure equipment.
Fox center eyes custom work
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4/12/2002   Post a comment
Fox Electronics has launched the Fox Customer Technology Center to meet growing demand for custom, nonstandard frequency-control products.
Connectors shrink center-line spacing
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4/12/2002   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has expanded its MTA family of insulation displacement contact (IDC)-style connectors with the introduction of the MTA-50 line with a reduced center line of 0.05 inch in a single, staggered row.
Embedded computers move out of desktop's shadow
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4/12/2002   Post a comment
After years of being seen as the illegitimate offspring of the "real" computing industry, the embedded-processing world may be about to emerge from the shadow of the desktop.
Update: Costs drove Motorola into process alliance
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4/12/2002   Post a comment
Motorola Inc.'s move today to join Philips, STMicroelectronics, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a $1.4 billion R&D alliance is the latest instance in which a large but fiscally challenged chipmaker has opted to share its most advanced technologies in an effort to defray expenses.
TSMC, UMC see pick up in foundry sales
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4/9/2002   Post a comment
Taiwan's foundry powerhouses reported stronger sales in March as demand within the global semiconductor industry continued to gear up.
Tegal says new backside via etch process cuts cost of GaAs devices
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4/8/2002   Post a comment
PETALUMA, Calif.--Tegal Corp. today announced development of a next-generation plasma etch process for high throughput gallium-arsenide (GaAs) via hole etch, making it possible to use photoresist masks to pattern through-wafer via holes in production fabs. The process enables a breakthrough in GaAs backside via etch steps, said Tegal.
256-kbit FRAM device rolls
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4/4/2002   Post a comment
An application-specific memory device from Ramtron International Corp. is based on the company's nonvolatile ferroelectric random-access memory and its 1T/1C (one-transistor, one-capacitor) FRAM architecture.
SBCs tackle blade server market
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4/4/2002   Post a comment
Dual-processor configurations gained momentum in the ultradense blade server market last month, as three single-board computer (SBC) makers introduced two-processor products based on the new low-voltage Intel Pentium III.
U.S. Justice Dept. drops investigation of Future Electronics
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4/4/2002   Post a comment
Future Electronics Inc. today said the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its lengthy investigation of the Canadian electronic components distributor for engaging in allegedly suspect accounting practices.
New Software and Hardware Boost System, People Connectivity
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4/2/2002   Post a comment
Jim Lipman, TechOnLine's Content Director, outlines several recently announced software and hardware products that support existing and evolving connectivity and communication standards.


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