Resistors fit to MIL specs Product News 6/26/2000 Post a comment State of the Art Inc. has expanded its line of thin- and thick-film chip resistors qualified to MIL-PRF-55342 (revision G, amendment 3).
Insert card guides target high-shock applications Product News 6/26/2000 Post a comment Bivar Inc.'s Grip-O-Gide deep-channel conductive insert card guides feature a 0.2-inch (5.1) slot depth aimed at improving board retention under high vibration and shock, such as in automotive and outdoor industrial applications.
StarPro Delivers 3600 MMACs Using Three VLIW DSPs/Chip Product News 6/26/2000 Post a comment The fourth generation DSP race for base station and front-end Telecom/Datacom processing is about to get tougher. Lucent has stepped onto the track with its new DSP chip architecture, StarPro. Ray Weiss takes an in depth look at the chip architecture that is at the leading performance edge of the DSP pack.
Inductors are free of lead Product News 6/20/2000 Post a comment Jaro Components says that its HFI and HFC surface-mount inductors meet upcoming lead-free requirements for electronics sold in Europe and other mandatory environmental protection standards.
WAN enclosures handle harshest environments Product News 6/20/2000 Post a comment Outdoor WAN cabinets designed for wireless telecom, datacom and other applications from Pentair Electronic Packaging are said to be flexible, tested and prequalified to help protect electrical and electronic equipment in harsh environments.
Smart switches display graphics Product News 6/20/2000 Post a comment The IS series of software-controlled push-button switches from NKK Switches can be programmed to display what the company called an infinite variety of text, still images or moving images.
Small inductors aim at wireless Product News 6/20/2000 Post a comment The NML series of multilayer chip inductors in 0402 and 0603 packages from NIC Components Corp. are said to feature high Q (greater than 50 at 1 GHz; less than 27 nanohenries) for high-frequency wireless communication applications.
Connectors fit wire-to-wire Product News 6/20/2000 Post a comment The AMP unit of Tyco Electronics has introduced a 0.1-inch (2.54-mm) center-line MTA-100 posted insulation displacement connector (IDC) with full shrouding to eliminate connector mismating.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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