PC card offers 40-Mbyte flash Product News 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
PCI-bus serial board can adapt Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
UPS touts auto regulation Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
IR's HEXFET lines tout low on-resistance Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment White Electronic Designs Corp. has introduced memory components for Texas Instruments' TMS320C6x family of digital signal processors.
All-metal heat sink improves cooling Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
VCXO meets Sonet specs Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
Inductors go to 47 microhenries Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
Keypad assembly line expanded Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
Capacitors rated to 10,000 hours Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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.
Resistors target heat sinks Product News 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.
Light pipes blend hues of multicolor LEDs Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 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.
UPS keeps semi fab humming Product News 7/26/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
VersaLogic's Ether board packs flash Product News 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.
Small CPU board carries Celeron Product News 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 Product News 7/19/1999 Post a comment 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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