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CTI board stoops to fit into servers just 1U high
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Teknor Applicom Inc. claims its PCI-P3S44OBX single-board computer for passive-backplane systems manages the high-throughput demands of near real-time in mission-critical computer-telephony integration (CTI) server and telecommunications applications.
Peripheral merges USB hub, Ethernet adapter
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D-Link has unveiled what it claims is the first combination device that operates as a Universal Serial Bus hub and a 10/100-Mbit/ second Ethernet adapter in one easy-to-use plug-and-play product.
Ballard deals MIL-STD-1553 on PCMCIA
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Ballard Technology Inc. has bridged its MIL-STD-1553 expertise over to the PCMCIA card form factor, announcing a family of "feature-rich" PC Card products for developers, manufacturers, testers and users of the venerable military bus.
Cyclone spins CompactPCI system board
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Cyclone Microsystems Inc. is building on its success in I/O processor boards with a 64-bit Compact PCI (CPCI) for the single-board computer (SBC) market.
Pericom rolls pair of 3.3-V clock buffers
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Pericom Semiconductor Corp. is offering a pair of 3.3-volt, zero-delay clock buffers in commercial and industrial temperature ranges for applications including Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM/Sonet, SDRAM and PCI buffering in servers and workstations.
Motorola boosts ColdFire processor performance
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Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector has introduced the MCF5407 processor, the first standard product based on Version 4 of the 68K/ColdFire processor core.
1-Mbit SRAMs target telecom
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Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. has introduced two 1-Mbit, 3.3-V asynchronous CMOS SRAMs with 8-ns access times. The IS61LV6416 and IS63LV1024 target telecommunications.
D/A converters serve DVD audio
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Burr-Brown Corp. has integrated six 24-bit, 192-kHz D/A converters on a chip for use in DVD players and HDTV receivers that use the emerging 192-kHz DVD audio standard.
SLIC family shares footprint
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Intersil Corp. is offering a family of subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) with 50-mW active power consumption for central-office, pair-gain and loop carrier universal voice-grade designs.
Second-source transceivers roll
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Two 3.3-volt, 10-bit, quad Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel transceivers are available from Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for switches, routers, hubs, host adapters, backplane interconnects and test equipment.
One-chip video codec slashes board space
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Philips Semiconductors has introduced its SAA7108 PC-Codec, a single-chip video encoder and decoder in a 156-pin ball grid array that claims to lower board space requirements by 70 percent for makers of VGA cards, set-top boxes, time-shift recorders, notebook PCs, motherboards and add-in cards.
AMD adds high-end Ethernet controller
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AMD's Am79C976 PCnet-PRO fast Ethernet controller processes large packets of data using standard Ethernet technology, rather than sending the data piecemeal.
AFE suits customer-premise modems
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A new single-chip analog front end (AFE) from Texas Instruments Inc. combines a codec, line driver and receiver functions as well as the transmit and receive digital and analog filtering required to implement the G.992.1 and G.992.2 asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) standards.
Conexant's IP routing chip set gets mux, controller
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Conexant Systems Inc. is packaging two new chips-a broadband access multiplexer and a High-level Data Link Controller (HDLC)-with other devices in chip sets for Internet Protocol (IP) routers.
Controller includes 5-bit D/A converter
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Linear Technology says its synchronous step-down LTC1708-PG controller, designed for driving external n-channel power MOSFETs, is the first current-mode, dual-output-adjustable, two-phase type that includes a 5-bit digital-to-analog (D/A) converter.
Temp-sensing HEXFET heats up automotive apps
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International Rectifier's first TempSense HEXFET has an on-chip temperature-sensing diode for cost-effective mon-itoring in automotive systems.
Power distribution unit from Pulizzi switches fast
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The TPC 2562-120 and -240 products from Pulizzi Engineering are said to be the first ac power distribution units to combine true redundant input and undervoltage protection with ultrafast switching.
Fuel gauge IC extends to control, safety
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PowerSmart says its PS334 programmable SMBus smart battery IC for lithium-ion battery packs brings high-level accuracy not only to capacity monitoring but also to charge control and safety.
Boost converters use every ounce of juice
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s newest families of low-power boost converters and charge-pump triplers are designed to take full advantage of the entire life span of single- and dual-cell batteries used in personal digital assistants, cellular phones, and portable audio players and medical instruments.
Oven-controlled oscillator operates at 4.8 to 40 MHz
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Vectron International has introduced a series of low-profile, surface-mount, oven-controlled crystal oscillators available in frequencies from 4.8 to 40 MHz.
Pcb terminal blocks a snap to assemble
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The 81-8458 Series of spring-clamp contact printed-circuit-board terminal blocks from Wieland Electric features a modular design with individual single-pole sections that snap together to create a connector of any length.
ITT-C&K deal means one-stop switch shopping
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Lackluster growth prospects in the electromechanical switch market have already prompted one megamerger and more consolidation is likely to follow, according to industry executives.
Aluminum electrolytic cap designed for high voltages
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Tecate Industries Inc. has introduced its Type MXMH surface-mount aluminum electrolytic capacitor, which is widely specified in applications requiring high voltage, an ability to operate over broad temperature ranges and small size.
LEDs employ gallium nitrogen technology
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AND Optoelectronics has introduced a range of LEDs using gallium nitrogen (GaN) technology.
Aries adds RF test sockets with integrated heat sink
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Aries Electronics has launched its AR-6922 line of RF test sockets that contains an integrated heat sink for cavity-down quad flat packs (QFPs).
Power contact has 25k cycles
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Hypertronics Corp. has coaxial and power contacts that fit the standard DIN 41612 cavities used on CompactPCI, VME6 backplane and daughtercard connector systems such as Futurebus, HDM and 2mmHM.
Small crystal resonators roll
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Micro Crystal pitches the small size of its CC5 surface-mount quartz crystal resonators. The series targets such handheld wireless applications as cell phones and smart cards.
SMT pushbutton switch unveiled
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NKK Switches' CB3 surface-mount pushbutton switch measures 6 x 6 mm for space-constrained applications.
Connectors eye IEC coax market
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Connect-Tech Products Inc. has begun production of right-angle pc-board mount IEC male and female coaxial jacks and plugs.
Progress pushes out traditional switches
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Switch pads, touch screens and other newer technologies are edging out the traditional electromechanical switches at a quickening pace, leaving switch makers scrambling for survival strategies.
Packet manager marries CPU to DSPs
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With its announcement this week of its Tsi920 chip, Tundra Semiconductor Corp. is expanding beyond its traditional realm of bus interface silicon into the communications fray. The multiport packet-manager IC provides the link between a DSP subsystem and a host processor on a board to optimize overall throughput.
Laminate-encased Li-ions tout safety
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NEC Electronics' newest rechargeable battery cells use a laminate film for the casing rather than conventional aluminum or steel, enabling small, light batteries.
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