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Switches tie bus devices
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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
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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.
Ethernet switches speed Web for small businesses
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Two single-chip Ethernet switches from Broadcom Corp. are designed for small and medium-size businesses.
256-kbit E2PROMs fit in 8-lead MSOPs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has added 128- and 256-kbit, I2C serial E2PROMs in eight-lead MSOP packages to its 24LCXX series of devices.
TI's 18-bit A/D targets medical imaging
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s Burr-Brown product line has launched an 18-bit, 500-ksample/second successive-approximation register (SAR) A/D converter with no-missing-code performance.
Framer includes CDR, Utopia bus
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Exar Corp. has added the single-chip XRT95L34 multichannel framer to its Sonet/SDH portfolio.
Satellite tuner chips have VCOs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Two zero-IF tuners with integrated voltage-controlled oscillators are available from Maxim Integrated Products.
24-bit A/D puts errors at 3 ppm
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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
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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.
ADI raises the speed bar on 12-bit A/D
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has launched what it claims is the fastest 12-bit A/D converter available, the 210-Msample/second AD9430.
10-Gbit/s PIN receiver modules debut
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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.
NEC-Mitsubishi rolls out 17-, 19-inch desktop LCDs
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6/27/2002   Post a comment
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics' MultiSync LCD NX series of desktop displays features dual-input technology for compatibility with both analog and digital systems.
UPS backup-software demands surge
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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.
Board gives vision-based inspection a speed boost
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An image-acquisition board from National Instruments can speed the performance of vision-based inspection systems commonly used in making semiconductors, optoelectronics, telecommunication devices and automotive components.
High-density 12-kVA UPS from HP draws on smart output
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Horizontal chassis uses a switched fabric scheme
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6/13/2002   Post a comment
Elma Electronics Inc.'s PICMG 2.16-compliant, 2U chassis departs from the conventional by offering a switched-fabric architecture in a horizontal configuration.
PIC MCU family gets flashy
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Connector adds magnetics
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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
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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
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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.
2-stage lead-acid charger helps erase memory effect
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6/6/2002   Post a comment
Ault Inc.'s BVL series, a standalone two-stage charger for lead-acid batteries, powers portable home-health care, industrial and backup telecom equipment.
Transceiver IC tackles wireless
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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
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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.
IC combines speaker, headphone amps
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An audio IC from National Semiconductor Corp. combines an 85-mW Boomer stereo headphone amplifier and a 1.9-W mono speaker amplifier.
RS-232 transceiver touts a first in +-50-V isolation
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Maxim Integrated Products calls its MAX3250 RS-232 transceiver the first such device to offer plus/minus 50-V isolation.
Digital thin-film-transistor LCDs to tackle non-PC industrial apps
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Optrex America has launched a series of thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display modules for non-PC industrial applications.
Large plasma displays provide wide viewing angle
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Samsung Electronics America's 42-inch and 50-inch plasma displays feature extra-wide 160 degrees viewing angles and slim, lightweight designs.
Display fit for bright or low light
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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
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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.


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