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VME enclosure keeps it cool
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
Hybricon Corp. has unveiled a tower enclosure with backplane and power supply for VME64x.
PC card offers 40-Mbyte flash
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
M-Systems Inc. has extended its FlashLite 100 family of flash-memory PC cards with a 40-Mbyte card for use as execute-in-place memory or as a bootable flash disk.
PC modules fit motherboard
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Cell Computing Inc.'s 4.5- x 7-inch motherboard provides three full-sized PCI slots and a site for plugging in one of the company's credit-card-sized PC modules.
Interconnect system touts display-specs compliance
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An interconnect system from 3M is designed to meet the standards for digital flat-panel displays for PCs, including the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) DFP standards.
PCI-bus serial board can adapt
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The ULTRA 530.PCI board from Sealevel Systems Inc. brings to the PCI bus a single serial port with a field-selectable personality for hooking to RS-232, -422, -485 and -530 interface devices.
Board handles dual PowerPCs
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Synergy Microsystems Inc. has introduced what it claims is the first conduction-cooled CPU board for VMEbus that can handle dual PowerPC 750s.
Frame grabber transfers fast
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Boasting the industry's fastest transfer of color or monochrome video data over a PCI bus to a host computer, the PC-RGB frame-grabber board from Imaging Technology Inc. has on-board circuitry that provides precise interrupt control for machine-vision applications running under Windows NT, the company said.
VME board takes two analog inputs
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A dual-channel, 14-bit A/D board for the VMEbus, the DVME-614 from Datel, claims very low total harmonic distortion (-75 dB) while simultaneously sampling a pair of 5-MHz analog inputs. It features on-board FIFOs for between 1K and 16K samples, supported by a "non-bus burst parallel port for seamless, non-stop recording," the company said.
APW backplanes allow hot-swap
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APW Electronic Solutions has unwrapped a line of hot-swap CompactPCI backplanes specifically for computer telephony applications.
Ampro boards catch PC/104-Plus bus
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Ampro Computers Inc. has launched a pair of new boards for the PC/104-Plus bus: the MiniModule/VFP-III and the MiniModule/ESB.
UPS touts auto regulation
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The Sola 2000 uninterruptible power supply family for 350-, 470- and 700-VA service protects against over- and undervoltages through an automatic voltage-regulation circuit without transfer to battery.
Converters fit in quarter bricks
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Wall Industries' BQ Series of dc/dc converters supplies 50 to 150 watts in the industry-standard quarter-brick size (2.28 x 1.45 x 0.5 inch). It provides outputs of 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3.3, 5, 12 and 15 V from 18 to 36 or 36 to 75 V.
Rack-mount UPSes are small
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MGE is touting the light weight and small size of the new rack-mount versions of its Pulsar EX family of uninterruptible power supplies, starting at $1,200.
Elgar expands power supplies
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The Sorensen division of Elgar has expanded the power range of its DHP series of programmable dc power supplies with 37 new models, bringing the total number to 141.
300-V dc/dc converters roll
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Vicor's new family of 300-V nominal input dc/dc converters is designed for off-line applications in telecom and mainframe systems.
Deltron's 1-kW switchers come in quad, pent models
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Deltron's Moduflex switchers in the FS series provide 1 kW of power with 0.99 power factor correction in quad and pent output models.
IR's HEXFET lines tout low on-resistance
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International Rectifier has added two HEXFET power semiconductor lines for switched-mode, uninterruptible power supply and automotive applications. As part of the company's Benchmark series, the devices sport what International Rectifier claims are new highs for ruggedness and the lowest on-resistances in the industry.
Memory added to TI DSPs
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White Electronic Designs Corp. has introduced memory components for Texas Instruments' TMS320C6x family of digital signal processors.
Inductors from Toko put to use as dc choke coils
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Toko's D124C Series surface-mount fixed inductors can be used as a dc choke coil in portable applications, including dc/dc converters for laptop computers as well as dc/ac inverter modules for flat-panel LCD backlighting.
Victory's thermistors meet military spec
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The RTH Series thermistors from Victory Engineering Corp. meet MIL-R-23648D specifications.
Optek's position-sensing detector is fast and linear
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The OSM910 position-sensing detector (PSD) from Optek uses a silicon photodiode that detects the position of a light spot projected onto its active area and produces an analog output that is directly proportional to the spot's position.
All-metal heat sink improves cooling
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Aavid's AALLMetal bonded-fin heat sinks do not require epoxy or other filler material for attaching fins into the baseplate, thus improving overall cooling performance without a price premium, the company said.
VCO aimed at microwave radios goes to 1,175 MHz
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The CLV1137A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) from Z-Communications Inc. meets low-phase-noise requirements for microwave radios.
VCXO meets Sonet specs
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Connor-Winfield Corp.'s PV54I Series 3.3-V low-jitter voltage-controlled oscillator, with low-voltage differential outputs, is designed to meet Sonet chip-manufacturer specifications for Sonet, SDH and ATM applications.
Cap/resistors tame line effects
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The CR73 Series thick-film capacitor/ resistor impedance chip from KOA Speer Electronics Inc. can be used in the termination of clock signals and data lines to reduce transmission-line effects, which are common to digital signals surpassing 20 MHz.
LEDs offer 120 degrees viewing angle
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The BL-L Series rectangular backlit LED lamps from American Bright Optoelectronics Corp. feature a 120 degrees viewing angle.
Inductors go to 47 microhenries
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Coilcraft's LPT3305 Series Power Wafer power inductors for handheld devices, Type 1 PC Cards and disk drives measures 1.8-mm high and has a .35 x .4-inch footprint.
Pc-board phone jacks retooled
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Connect-Tech Products Inc. has introduced the CTPTT-310 (single) and CTPTT-320 (dual) miniature TT or Bantum telephone jacks.
Keypad assembly line expanded
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StacoSwitch has added 1X1, 1X2 and 1X3 keypads to the company's Molded Elastomer Technology keypad line to give customers additional standard, off-the-shelf configurations.
MOVs absorb up to 560 joules
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Laube Technology has introduced a line of metal-oxide varistors (MOVs)/transient voltage surge suppressors in seven model sizes.
Capacitors rated to 10,000 hours
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The FL Series of low-impedance aluminum electrolytic capacitors from United Chemi-Con is targeted to switching power supplies and other applications where long life is needed.
High-voltage rectifier blocks are rated to 50 kV
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
The 6HV-RC Series of high-voltage rectifier blocks from HV Component Associates offers ratings of 3,000 to 50,000 volts and average forward currents from 2 to 4 amps.
Resistors target heat sinks
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
The TCH35 TO220 series resistors from Ohmite Manufacturing are designed for intermediate power applications, providing 35 W of steady-state power when used in well-defined heat-sink applications.
Transformers work with HDSL, MDSL transceiver ICs
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
Bel Fuse Inc. has released five interface transformers for three of Level One's high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (HDSL) and multirate digital subscriber line (MDSL) transceiver ICs.
DIMM connector from AVX aims at high-density apps
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The 0.8-mm pitch surface-mount 6400 Series of right-angle, small-outline DIMM connectors from AVX Corp. accommodates Jedec-standard 144-pin memory modules.
Joystick fits tight spots in PDAs, laptops
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
A 10-mm joystick from Varatouch Technology Inc. aims to simplify consumer electronics devices that require small input or pointing controls, such as cell phones, PDAs, laptops and gaming systems.
Light pipes blend hues of multicolor LEDs
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The LPX Series of light pipes from Visual Communications Co. offers a way to transmit light from an LED that's surface-mounted on a circuit board to a display panel, and can blend the hues of multicolor LEDs.
Tiny filters fit cable-TV use
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Two high-pass filters from Thomas & Betts Corp. are similar in size to F connectors, giving cable-TV system engineers and designers access to tight spaces unavailable with standard-sized filters.
Smart sensor teaches itself
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
Balluff Inc. has launched what it said is among the first optical sensors with a microprocessor-based "self-teach" feature. With it, the device discerns a target from its background and determines without manual intervention the best trigger point for a target.
Reed relays run in security apps
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Coto Technology's Spartan 8L00 DIP and 9007 SIP reed relays aim at security applications.
SMT switches keep boards compact
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Part electrical, part mechanical, switches are among those board-mounted components relegated to the lagging edge of miniaturization.
VMEbus board mixes and matches DSPs, T1/E1 lines
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The QuicKit/T1 board from Communication Automation & Control Inc. brings to the VMEbus a modular scheme for configuring a mix of digital signal processing resources and T1/E1 lines.
UPS keeps semi fab humming
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Oneac's ON Series of 3.3- to 5-kVA uninterruptible power supplies is designed specifically for mission-critical semiconductor fab and test applications.
Software, PC buses drive DAQ boards
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7/19/1999   Post a comment
System designers easily can surround them-selves with thousands of different kinds of data-acquisition (DAQ) boards. Only one thing guarantees they can unlock all of a board's potential: the right software. But hardware is still progressing, driven in part by advances in PCs.
8 DSPs climb onto computer-telephony board
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7/19/1999   Post a comment
The CPCI/ C6402 from Blue Wave Systems Inc. packs eight fixed-point DSPs, two communications-oriented controllers, dual Ethernet and a time-division multiplexed switch chip onto one CompactPCI board for target applications in computer/telephony integration.
Low-V amplifier module runs for days on battery
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7/19/1999   Post a comment
Allis Technology Corp. has introduced a low-voltage differential amplifier module for test and measurement applications that it says can run for days on its internal battery or can be powered from an external source.
VersaLogic's Ether board packs flash
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7/19/1999   Post a comment
The EPM-NET-100 from VersaLogic Corp. is a PC/104-Plus board combining 10 Base T and 100 Base TX Ethernet with a Disk-On-Chip flash-file site for up to 144 Mbytes of bootable flash memory. It's based on an AMD 79C973 Ethernet controller, which provides autonegotiation for 10-T/100-TX operation.
SBC melds Celeron MPU, Intel chip set
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7/19/1999   Post a comment
A single-board computer for passive-backplane PCI systems, the Model 686PCI/64P3 from Micro Industries Corp. combines a Celeron microprocessor with an Intel BX chip set.
Small CPU board carries Celeron
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7/19/1999   Post a comment
A single-board computer for passive-backplane systems, the VIPer830 from Teknor Industrial Computers Inc., combines an Intel Celeron processor at up to 433 MHz with a PC/104 expansion site in the half-size ISA form factor.
64-Meg SDRAM rides CPCI board
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A densely integrated 3U-size single-board computer (SBC) for CompactPCI, the GW2501 from Gateworks Corp., packs a 266-MHz Cyrix MediaGX processor and up to 64 Mbytes of 100-MHz SDRAM on-board, plus 10/100 Base T Ethernet, SVGA graphics, digital I/O, an 8-Mbyte flash disk and the typical complement of peripheral controllers, ports, clocks and timers.
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