Switches tie bus devices Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment I2C- or SMBus-controlled switches from Philips Semiconductors can link multiple devices with the same I2C or SMBus address on a single bus, whereas multiple I2C or SMBuses or bus switches were previously required.
Micron samples beefed-up SyncFlash Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment Micron Technology Inc. is sampling 64-Mbit SyncFlash memory devices that incorporate a 143-MHz SDRAM interface, burst-write support and a software command sequence for interfacing with SDRAM memory controllers.
24-bit A/D puts errors at 3 ppm Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment The 24-bit LTC2414 analog-to-digital converter from Linear Technology Corp. can accept four differential or eight single-ended inputs and the LTC2418 A/D can accept eight differential or 16 single-ended inputs.
Mitsubishi MCU carries USB 2.0 Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment A single-chip 16-bit embedded microcontroller with USB 2.0 functionality is available from the Electronic Device Group of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc.
10-Gbit/s PIN receiver modules debut Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment Two 10-Gbit/second PIN receiver modules are available from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. for intermediate-reach Sonet telecommunications and data communications applications.
UPS backup-software demands surge Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment With requirements for backup power not backing down in complexity, users are demanding more from the software packages that oversee systems powered by their uninterruptible power supplies.
High-density 12-kVA UPS from HP draws on smart output Product News 6/27/2002 Post a comment Touting a new high in power capability and a proprietary "wireless paralleling" architecture to address fault-tolerance, Hewlett-Packard Co.is billing its UPS R12000 XR as the industry's most power-dense uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in a 10U enclosure.
Sun sheds light on MPU roadmap Product News 6/25/2002 Post a comment Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday laid out the next leg of its microprocessor roadmap, which is heavily populated with chips to take on Intel Corp. in the low-cost and Web-based server markets.
UPS module in industrial applications Product News 6/20/2002 Post a comment Absopulse's REW60-24 is an online, single-output UPS in a plug-in module measuring about 5.1 inches by 3.2 inches by 6.2 inches. The unit delivers 24 Vdc at up to 2.5 amps from a universal ac input. It's intended for low-power, low-noise industrial applications.
Analog PHY eases design for peripherals of USB 2.0 Product News 6/20/2002 Post a comment Standard Microsystems Corp. takes on the market for high-performance analog physical layer and high-speed serial data communication ICs with its GT3200 for networking, computing, consumer electronics and embedded-system applications.
40-Gbit framer integrates FEC Product News 6/20/2002 Post a comment A 40-Gbit/second IC that integrates Sonet/SDH and Optical Transport Network (OTN) framing and forward error correction (FEC) is available from OptiX Networks Inc.
Intel unveils Xeon-based server boards Product News 6/20/2002 Post a comment In its biggest launch ever of server-related products, Intel Corp. last week rolled out a dozen building block products for servers, including boards, chassis, RAID controllers and server management software.
Connector adds magnetics Product News 6/13/2002 Post a comment Tamura Corp. of America has begun marketing an RJ45 connector integrated with magnetics for Gigabit Ethernet. The single-port, through-hole TIC-L041-11 model meets IEEE 802.3 and ANSI X3.263 safety standards.
Software speeds 3-D rendering Product News 6/13/2002 Post a comment Peritek Corp. this week will unwrap an accelerated graphics-processing software package that speeds Solaris-based three-dimensional rendering by as much as four times.
NKK expands options for low-profile pushbuttons Product News 6/6/2002 Post a comment NKK Switches has expanded the aesthetic options for its UB2 series of low-profile pushbutton switches with the availability of a variety of colors, cap styles and accessories for both single and bicolor LED illuminated and nonilluminated switches.
Transceiver IC tackles wireless Product News 6/6/2002 Post a comment The low-power, single-chip MC13190 transceiver IC from Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector enables designers to add short-range wireless capability to a variety of products, including videogame controllers, interactive toys and streaming audio.
1-Mbit flash chip reads in less than 20 ns Product News 6/6/2002 Post a comment Programmable Silicon Solutions is sampling a 1-Mbit (128 words x 8 bits) flash memory with random-access read times of less than 20 nanoseconds, which makes it the fastest random-access flash chip available in that density, according to the company.
Display fit for bright or low light Product News 6/6/2002 Post a comment Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas' 3.5-inch transflective TFT-LCD display module, based on the company's proprietary LCD technology, claims the advantages of both reflective and transmissive displays.
Kozlowski steps down from troubled Tyco Product News 6/3/2002 Post a comment After two years of riding a wave of accounting criticisms and the resulting plunge in Tyco International Ltd.'s stock price, chairman and chief executive Dennis Kozlowski today abruptly resigned his position and has been replaced by John Fort, the man from whom he took over the job 10 years ago.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.