Microstepper chip handles autocruise Product News 6/27/2003 Post a comment AMI Semiconductor's AMIS-30621 is a microstepping motor driver for remote and multiple-axis positioning applications such as those involved in automotive headlamp leveling and swiveling, cruise control and idle control.
Dc/dc boasts 5% boost in efficiency Product News 6/27/2003 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor's FDS7066SN3 is the first in a new family of MOSFETs using the company's flip-leaded molded package and SyncFET technology to improve overall efficiency in synchronous dc/dc buck converters by up to 5 percent.
Full-bridge driver tuned for auto apps Product News 6/27/2003 Post a comment Targeting automotive and industrial markets, Allegro Microsystems Inc.'s A3940 predriver IC for large-brush dc motors provides four high-current gate-drive outputs capable of driving a wide range of n-channel power MOSFETs.
RapidIO Expanding to High-Speed Data Plane Applications Product News 6/26/2003 Post a comment The RapidIO Trade Association has announced plans to expand its focus to include data plane applications for telecommunications networks. The extensions are expected to enable lower-cost standards-based products such as multiprotocol switches, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, edge routers, SAN switches, DSLAMs and IP service switches.
ADI Boosts DSP Performance Product News 6/19/2003 Post a comment The new generation of TigerSHARC processors is said to have the industry's highest performance per dollar, per watt or per square inch of board space.
Regulator, contoller ICs extend comms Product News 6/19/2003 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. has designed its LM5000 high-input-voltage regulator and LM5030 current-mode PWM controller in analog bipolar CMOS DMOS (ABCD) technology for next-generation communications system requirements.
SBCs handle extended temperatures Product News 6/12/2003 Post a comment VersaLogic Corp., here, and Octagon Systems (Westminster, Colo.) have each introduced single-board computer (SBC) systems for applications that require a -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C temperature range.
SBC supports ATCA specs Product News 6/12/2003 Post a comment A single-board computer from Force Computers Inc. is based on the new PICMG 3.x series of Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) open specifications.
ICs manage power of Moto Quicc processor Product News 6/12/2003 Post a comment Motorola Inc. will come out of the gate this month with two ICs that manage the power capabilities of its Quicc I and II processors, which are popular processors in telecom, networking, cable modem and asymmetric digital subscriber line equipment designs.
Boards roll for embedded PCI-X Product News 6/12/2003 Post a comment The quest for higher performance in embedded applications is pushing systems manufacturers to search for a successor to the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group's (PICMG's) venerable 1.0 architecture.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...