32-Mbit flash has dual banks Product News 7/18/2002 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has introduced two 32-Mbit, 3-volt flash memory devices with dual-bank operation, which allows data to be read from one bank while the other bank is being written to or erased.
PICMG 2.16 blade unveiled Product News 7/18/2002 Post a comment Performance Technologies Inc.'s new IPnexus is believed to be the industry's first signaling gateway blade that complies with the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group's (PICMG) 2.16 standard.
IGBT targets applications for high-power inverters Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Powerex Inc.'s Mega Power Dual is an optimized insulated-gate bipolar-transistor power device that offers a new carrier-stored trench gate bipolar transistor (CSTBT) chip and uses a light punch-through (LPT) process along with a plug-cell merged design.
CMOS digital camera IC hits 2.1 Mpixels Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Following up the 1.3-Mpixel Camera-Chip it launched last fall, OmniVision Technologies Inc. has begun sampling a 2.1-Mpixel CMOS device for digital still cameras and other high-volume, low-power imaging applications, including many in the automotive industry.
Thin SMT LED fits keypads Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment The PY1114CK Super Thin Type SMT LED light source from Stanley Electric is aimed at applications requiring minimal space-specifically, for backlighting keypads and other types of switches.
Omron RF relays save on size and power Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Omron Electronics has beefed up its line of RF relays with the launching of four units for such applications as filter and duplex switching, antenna switching and amplifiers in wireless-infrastructure equipment.
600-W test supply fits in 1U, half rack Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment The DLM 600 W supply, now available from the Sorensen division of Elgar, comes in three high-voltage models (0 to 80, 150 volts and 300 Vdc out from a universal autoranging ac input) to test a wide range of components, printed-circuit boards and electronic equipment.
Security chips can process many protocols at once Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Cavium Networks is calling its Nitrox Plus security processors the first single-chip devices able to accelerate multiple virtual private network, e-business, storage, wireless and XML applications simultaneously, with guaranteed bandwidth reservation per application.
Chip cap fills in for larger types in tip-and-ring apps Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Tecate Industries Inc. says that its Type CMT multilayer ceramic chip capacitor, designed for filtering in telephone line tip-and-ring applications, can replace larger, leaded film capacitors, saving pc-board space in a variety of communications systems and networks.
Adapter meets medical specs Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Phihong's PSS22U power adapter keeps leakage current to less than 0.1 mA at 264 volts ac to meet worldwide specs for adapters used in blood analyzers and non-patient-contact systems.
SO-8 houses HEXFET pair Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment International Rectifier has put a 12-volt complementary n- and p-channel pair of HEXFET power MOSFETs into a single SO-8 package. The IRF7338 targets double-data-rate DRAM memory.
Codec eyes cell phones Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment An audio codec chip from Asahi Kasei Microsystems Semiconductor Inc. integrates a 16-bit monaural A/D converter, stereo D/A converter, phase-locked loop, and headphone and speaker amplifiers.
SoC eyes DS3/DS1/E1/DSO access apps Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment A RISC-based system-on-a-chip (SoC) with embedded DD-AMPS firmware and a host application programming interface is available from TranSwitch Corp. for next-generation channelized DS3, DS1, E1 and DS0 access applications.
Hitachi LCD monitor weighs 6.6 pounds Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Hitachi America Ltd. has added a lightweight 15-inch monitor to its LCD value line. The CML152 monitor weighs only 6.6 pounds, making it one of the lightest LCD monitors available, according to Hitachi.
Storage switches ease back-end bottlenecks Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Vixel Corp.'s 2-Gbit/second embedded storage switches, available in ASIC, switch-on-a-chip, blade and box formats, enable storage suppliers to overcome connectivity bottlenecks in the back end of RAID, network-attached storage, tape and next-generation superscalar storage architectures.
Elpida samples DDR-II memories Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Elpida Memory (USA) Inc. is sampling 512-Mbit, DDR-II SDRAMs with twice the speed of DDR-I devices, at 533 Mbits/second, and 30 percent lower power consumption.
Philips' ALVC line adds octals Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Philips Semiconductors has expanded its family of advanced low-voltage CMOS (ALVC) logic with the introduction of octal bit-width devices to complement the 16- and 32-bit parts and the single-, dual- and triple-gate logic it rolled out earlier this year.
100-MHz op amps tout low noise Product News 7/11/2002 Post a comment Milpitas, Calif. - Dual (LT6203) and quad (LT6204) operational amplifiers from Linear Technology Corp. combine a 100-MHz gain bandwidth product with a 2.3-milliamp typical supply current per amplifier and noise of 1.9 nanovolts/square root of hertz at 100 kHz.
Industrial SBC debuts Product News 7/3/2002 Post a comment Inova Computers' new Pentium 4-based, flexible single-board computer incorporates communications capabilities, high-performance graphics and myriad I/O facilities, enabling it to tackle industrial computing jobs that previously required multiple computers.
Boards hook up to power Product News 7/3/2002 Post a comment Bustronic Corp.'s Power Interface Boards (PIBs) are designed as separate boards for the power section of a backplane, where they're used to facilitate pluggable power supplies, headers and utility connectors.
3ware scales ATA RAID card to 12 ports Product News 7/3/2002 Post a comment Attacking the market for SCSI storage controllers, 3ware Inc. has rolled out a high-end version of its enhanced ATA adapter card and is sampling a card supporting the emerging serial ATA standard.
Controllers eye MIPS, PowerPC systems Product News 7/3/2002 Post a comment Marvell has built a generation of controllers for systems based on MIPS or PowerPC processors. The Discovery II line includes three devices for 64-bit MIPS-based processors (MV64340, MV64341 and MV64342) and three for PowerPC-based subsystems (MV64360, MV64361 and MV64362).
Security chip speeds SSL/TLS record processing Product News 7/3/2002 Post a comment A Broadcom Corp. security processor chip, the BCM5850, is a 2.4-Gbit/second device, speeds the throughput of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) e-commerce transactions and data transfers, avoiding security-related bottlenecks on high-speed networks.
Enhanced SRAM devices sample Product News 7/3/2002 Post a comment Ramtron International Corp.'s Enhanced Memory Systems Inc. subsidiary is sampling 72-Mbit no-bus-latency (NoBL) burst enhanced-SRAM devices for SRAM replacement.
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