CTI board stoops to fit into servers just 1U high Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Ballard deals MIL-STD-1553 on PCMCIA Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Pericom rolls pair of 3.3-V clock buffers Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
1-Mbit SRAMs target telecom Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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 Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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 Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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 Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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 Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
AFE suits customer-premise modems Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Controller includes 5-bit D/A converter Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Boost converters use every ounce of juice Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Pcb terminal blocks a snap to assemble Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Power contact has 25k cycles Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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 Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
Progress pushes out traditional switches Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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 Product News 5/23/2000 Post a comment 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.
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.