Customizing a Standard Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment
NIOS Processors gain steam as proprietary processor adds benefits not easily accommodated in hard embedded microcontroller macros
SOC ATE gets industry-first audio/video card Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment The Automated Test Group at Agilent Technologies is on the road, debuting an advanced water-cooled analog card for its popular 93000 SOC Series ATE. Billed as a first, the card houses eight fully independent units that make possible true parallel, multi-site analog test of SOCs.
SFP ganged cages deliver higher packaging density Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment A new series of small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) ganged cages from Molex Inc. helps free up more PC-board space and eliminate the need to add multiple SFP single cages in a variety of networking applications such as switches and routers, as well as storage and data communication devices including high-end servers. Delivering higher packaging density, these new multi-port cages are available in four press-fit versions including 1 x 2, 1 x 4, 1 x 5, and 1 x 6.
Small display delivers power efficiency for mobile A/V products Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment Sharp Corp. and its North American components group Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas announced the introduction of their first 3.6-inch Amorphous Silicon (A-Si) digital LCD liquid crystal display (LCD) with native landscape orientation for mobile audio/video (A/V) devices. It also supports TV video standards.
Samtec offers new wire connector and tool guide Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment Samtec Inc. has released a new Discrete Wire Connector and Tooling Guide that provide engineers with an overview of the company's crimp and tooling products. These include Samtec's rugged circular, MiniMate, and PowerMate connectors, hand tools, semi-automated bench-top terminating units, and mini-applicators.
SNMP finds home in TCP/IP stack Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment SNMP Add-On Option is a portable software-development kit from CMX Systems that enables developers to add the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to the CMX-MicroNet TCP/IP stack.
Bluetooth RS-232 adapter auto-senses external power Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment SMART Modular Technologies introduces its new Bluetooth 1.1 compliant RS-232 adapter for the industrial, medical, and scientific markets. This RS-232 adapter features an onboard antenna, an embedded configuration utility, and an embedded Bluetooth communications stack.
Adaptive ICs add life to lamps Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment International Rectifier says its two intelligent ICs set new reliability standards for halogen-lamp transformers and the ballasts used in compact-fluorescent systems. The IR2161, for low-voltage halogens suited to window and gallery lighting, and the IR2520D, for general-purpose compact fluorescents, share common threads to maximize reliability in rather harsh environments: high-voltage junction-isolation technology, which allows the company to integrate high and low-voltage building blocks on a
30-W desktop supplies extend medical options Product News 6/3/2004 Post a comment Wall Industries' DTMPU30 series offers users a low-cost, small-size and low-weight option to the company's series of desktop supplies suited to medical applications. The series, meeting full medical approval to UL, cUL, and TUV EN60601-1 specifications, delivers 30 watts at from 3 to 48 VDC from a universal AC input. The DTMPU30 complements the company's existing 50-watt desktop units, and a 60-watt desktop supply suitable for medical applications will arrive shortly.
LSI Logic's DSP core targets high volume apps Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment LSI Logic has expanded its ZSP DSP core family with the launching of its new ZSP200, targeting high volume, cost sensitive SoC solutions. LSI is pitching the ZSP200 as the core that fills the processing gap between hardwired logic and general purpose processors.
Parametric analysis, characterization environment enables automated wafer test Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment As ICs continue to shrink in size, increase in density, and improve in performance, manufacturing and testing them---while maintaining and improving yield---has become increasingly difficult. Addressing these issues, instrumentation vendor Agilent Technologies is rolling out an integrated parametric analysis and characterization instrument. It includes a switching matrix and a new atto current sense and switch unit that enables automation of parametric instruments. The integration
260-MHz single-supply DACs offer industry's lowest power consumption Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment Intersil today announced the release of three new high-speed and low-power precision digital-to-analog converters (DACs), the 10-bit ISL5757, the 12-bit ISL5857 and the 14-bit ISL5957. Operating at frequencies as high as 260 million samples per second (Msps), these new converters offer the highest precision, single-supply operation and the industry's lowest power consumption for conversion of high-speed digital data to high-accuracy analog.
Instrument option supports EDGE-capable mobile devices Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment Helping OEMs and service providers test and align EDGE cellphones and mobile data cards, instrumentation maker Willtek now has an option for its existing Model 4400 Mobile Phone Tester Series. The option permits production and service personnel to test and align transmitters, which is important to do after component exchange.
Resistors deliver higher performance, smaller size for medical apps Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment As their next-generation designs continue to shrink in size, medical equipment manufacturers are calling for resistors that deliver higher frequency, extended resistance values and tighter tolerance all in a small, surface-mount package. Thanks to the use of new materials, refined manufacturing processes as well as advanced packaging technologies, resistor manufacturers are making the grade and fine-tuning their resistor technologies to meet the demands for higher performance and smaller footpri
10-Gigabit Ethernet over copper cable picks up momentum with the new Mysticom CX-4 module Product News 6/1/2004 Post a comment Review: Three key points stand out about Mysticom's new MY3126 CX4 module-in-a-chip for 10 Gbit/s links for short reach enterprise applications. The new module offers twice the CX4 standard's specified distance of 15 meters; enables the use of thin gauge cables for shorter distance applications, and touts an 80% cost savings for 10 Gbit/s links. In addition, the Mysticom solution can address both the enterprise stackable and data center markets.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times