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Harting introduces a push/pull power connector for high-current applications
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
A Harting Push/Pull Power interface has been specifically designed for high-current industrial, transport or telecommunications applications where IP65/67 protection is required in a small connector format.
PCIe PHY IC delivers access time of 2.5-Gbits/s
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Genesys Logic Inc. is offering in volume production its PCI Express (PCIe) GigaCourier GL9711 physical layer (PHY) IC for $5 each in quantities of 25,000.
Flexible PCIe PHY IC offered in both an 8- and 16-bit interface
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
In an move to expand its portfolio of PCI Express (PCIe) products, Texas Instruments Inc. has released the third generation of its discrete PCIe physical layer (PHY) chip.
Stratix II FPGAs available in higher speed grades
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. is offering a faster speed grade for the two largest members of its Stratix II field programmable gate array (FPGA) family, the EP2S130 and EP2S180.
PC/104 board runs eight simultaneous A/D channels
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Check out this less-than-$1000 analog/digital plug-in board. Operating at 100-ksample/s/channel rates, this PC/104 form-factor plug-in touts simultaneous channel sampling, a capability that's usually found only on more costly cards.
Akimbo unveils Queue-and-View VOD Service for cable boxes
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Akimbo(TM) Systems today announced a new program that lets cable operators tap into the burgeoning stream of profitable specialty video and offer it to subscribers on-demand. Akimbo has developed a Queue-and-View(TM) client-server system for DVR-enabled cable set-top boxes that allows cable subscribers to receive videos via download.
Displays offer privacy enhancements
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
CI Displays now offers privacy enhancements for displays that reduce viewing angles to 30 degrees from the center on either the horizontal or vertical plane. The new optical film enhancements, available on new displays and as after-market upgrades, are Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant.
Contactor combines high current rating with low cost for auto apps
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Capable of carrying 500 amps, the new KILOVAC brand LEV200 contactor from Tyco Electronics targets power switching applications in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, forklifts, trains, generators, welding equipment and a host of other systems.
Cadence releases enhanced Allegro PCB design technology
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems announced the latest release of the company's Allegro system interconnect design platform, which the company said contains enhancements for productivity and ease-of-use.
Pattern/pulse stimulus generator spans 150-MHz to 7-GHz
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
If you're adopting a leading-edge serial transmission technology such as Fiber Channel or PCI Express, or designing a microwave RF deck, characterizing your hardware at speeds between 4-GHz and 6-GHz can be a daunting task. That's where Agilent Technologies's new pulse-pattern generator comes in. It's a memory-based instrument that can be used from 150-MHz all the way up to 7-GHz.
12-port midspan touts compact, low-cost design
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
PowerDsine differentiates its 3012 power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan, a 12-port device that's the latest in the company's 3000 Midspan family, from competing products by its compact design and low price-per-port. "PowerDsine's 3012 Midspan is tailored to address the budgetary constraints of small- to medium-sized businesses that desire the flexibility to expand their enterprise networks," said Igal Rotem, CEO.
IBASE ships Pentium 4 industrial motherboard with 5 year lifecycle
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
IBASE has begun shipping its MB885 industrial motherboard based on the Intel 915G PCI Express chipset and supporting Pentium CPUs based on hyperthreading.
64kHz composite clock transceiver supports multiple frequencies
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
The DS26504, an enhanced building-integrated timing-supply (BITS) clock-recovery element, augments the capabilities of Dallas Semiconductor's earlier BITS products (the DS26502 and DS26503)
Mosaic adds GUI Builder to its touchscreen controller toolkit
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
A GUI builder tool has been added by Mosaic Industries to its embedded touchscreen controller toolkit.
Audio A/D converter touts eight-channels
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. rolled out an audio analog-to-digital converter (A/D converter) IC that is said to eliminate the need for multiple stereo A/D converters for surround-sound or multichannel applications.
D/A converter cuts power by 70 percent
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has developed a lower-power version of its TxDAC transmit digital-to-analog converters (D/A converters) that is said to reduce power dissipation by up to 70 percent over the previous generation.
STORAGE: Four-Gbyte drive protects head from fall
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Unlike hard-disk drives, solid-state flash has the advantage of not being harmed when dropped. Now, Cornice Inc.'s 1-inch, 4-Gbyte HDD includes head-retraction features that protect the storage media in the event the drive is dropped.
ARCHITECTURES: Handset integration strategies vary
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
One would think that few things in life are as stable as the basic architecture of cell phone handsets.
WIRELESS : Ultrawideband chip tackles video distribution
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
With its FCC certification, General Atomics' Aspen becomes the third ultrawideband chip for data communications to win such approval, further enlarging ultrawideband options for wireless video distribution.
Philips licenses MIPS 4KE core for TV applications
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., a licensor of microprocessor architectures and cores, has licensed the MIPS32 4KEc core to its long-time partner Philips Semiconductors. The core would be used by Philips to develop SoCs for use in set-top boxes and for TV turner cards for insertion in computers.
Sandbridge demos SDR-based processor in multimedia handsets
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Wireless chip designer Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. has demonstrated a complete software-radio based multimedia terminal design using its baseband processor.
North American handsets get a boost from dual-band PA module
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Anadigics introduces a family of dual-band power amplifiers (PAs) that pack functionality into a 3 x 5 mm package and simplify board design.
WiMAX synthesizer modules streamline design
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
A new family of PLL synthesizer modules from Sirenza Microdevices is designed to simplify design, reduce parts count, speed time to market, and minimize PCB space.
Eight-port network analyzer operates from 300-kHz to 8-GHz
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
The ZVT8 from Rohde & Schwarz is claimed to be the world's first eight-port vector network analyzer up to 8 GHz for universal measurements on multiports and balanced DUTs.
Deltron D-Sub flat cable connectors have an overall height of just 10mm
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Through its design and an overall height of just 10mm, the IDC-Connector from Deltron is one of the smallest D-Sub IDC-Connectors available and can therefore be easily integrated into the company’s D-Sub hood.
Serial EEPROM line expanded with pair of high-density devices
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its serial peripheral interface (SPI) serial EEPROM line with a pair of 256-Kbit devices that can achieve speeds of up to 10-MHz.
Serial flash market heats up as vendors launch new products
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
The serial flash memory market is starting to see some serious action as two major chip vendors launch new product families based on the serial peripheral interface (SPI).
Heat sinks designed for BGAs
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Vette Corp. has announced the availability of its thermal solutions for ICs in ball grid array (BGA) packaging. The new BGA heat sinks target traditional high-volume motherboard, video card, and networking board applications.
Dual-output miniDIPs simplify DC/DC portable power
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
The dual-output G100E family of miniaturized DC/DC converters from MicroPower Direct delivers 1 watt for a wide variety of board level applications in which space is limited. As part of the company's "Budget Saver" series of products, the converters are designed to be cost-effective for process/machine control systems, board level data-acquisition systems, portable/battery-backed equipment, robotic systems, and board level power distribution subsystems.
Quarter-brick delivers 420 watts at 70°C
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Focusing on an ever popular theme, highest useable power, Power-One says its QTS48T46096 quarter-brick bus converter delivers in excess of 400 watts at +70°C. Over its operating range, the converter delivers up to 46 amps at up to 97 percent efficiency.
Chip set boosts high-density POLs
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier says its 20-volt "small can" DirectFET MOSFET chip set for synchronous buck converter applications, in 40 percent less space, provides performance similar to a pair of SO-8 MOSFETs.
Analog Devices rolls out multi-channel DDS devices
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduced what it called the industry's only multi-channel direct digital synthesis (DDS) devices, the four-channel AD9959 and two-channel AD9958.
Microchip PICkit 2 MCU developer starter kit due in August
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
The low cost PIC microcontroller starter kit that Microchip Technology has been hinting about will be available in August.
Clocking requirements spur buffer demand
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Alliance Semiconductor Corp. expanded its product offering with a new family of high-performance zero delay buffers (ZDB's) and non-zero delay buffers (NZDB's) in response to precise, high-performance clocking requirements.
Scott to manage Eyeball in Europe
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Eyeball Networks, a developer of standards-based VoIP (Voice over IP) and video telephony software, has appointed Alan Scott as General Manager, Europe.
Vertical-mount POLs rise with sequencing
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Designed particularly for space-constrained installations and compact control of the power distribution network, Artesyn's new vertical-mount PTV series of point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters are offered in eight versions to simplify a broad range of board designs. As with the company's PTH series, the PTVs include Auto-Track sequencing to allow multiple converters to track each other, or an external voltage, for powering-up/down DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs.
WIN targets industrial automation, other apps with IP-06058 SBC
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
WIN Enterprises has just introduced its mini-PCI IP-06058 single board computer for use in applications in industrial automation
Audio alarms pump up the volume for noisy environments
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Transducers USA has introduced a new series of high sound output devices that incorporates the company's newly developed double-sided ceramic diaphragms in a variety of packages for maximum sound pressure levels (SPLs). This makes the new TRTP-4540P device suitable for noisy environments and for appliances where an audio alert alarm with a high output is required.
I/O connector rolls out for portable devices
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has released its new standard 9257 series I/O connector system that is designed specifically to meet the space constraints of portable electronic equipment. The design features a fixed surface-mount socket that can be housed in portable devices such as handheld devices, industrial modules, cellular phones and medical electronics.
Smallest TVS protection device targets networking applications
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. says it has introduced the new RClamp3304N, a 3.3-volt transient voltage suppression (TVS) protection device with a footprint that is 77% smaller than the industry standard, thanks to the company's new process and packaging innovations that resulted in low operating voltage levels and a small device size.
13-bit A/D converter boosts receiver performance
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.'s 13-bit analog-to-digital converter (A/D converter) features 68 dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and 79 dB spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), at the maximum sample rate of 210 megasamples/second and an input frequency of 230 MHz.
Triple-play network test gear addresses voice, video, data
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of four test-and-management approaches that address the convergence of voice, video, and data. These so-called triple-play tools are slated to assist service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and cable providers to ensure performance and reliability of next-generation networks.
Powerful final-test memory system debuts
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Automatic test equipment maker Agilent Technologies now has a new final-test memory tester targeting multi-chip packages and discrete flash. Dubbed the Versatest Series Model V5500, this ATE system offers a tester-per-site architecture.
Double-balanced surface mount mixers cover 14 to 32 GHz
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Hittite has introduced a line of RoHs-compliant passive mixers that require no external matching.
ThreadX RTOS ported to ARC-700 processors
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Express Logic, Inc. has ported its ThreadX RTOS to the ARC 700 family of configurable processors.
Tuning gets easier with industry's first multi-channel direct digital synthesizer
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices reports that it has released the industry's first multi-channel DDS, which promises to simplify complex designs and ensure precision balancing of multiple signals.
Reference design for Bluetooth stereo headsets reduces costs by more than 20%
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Breaking a barrier for market uptake of wireless stereo headphones, the new reference design includes CSR's BlueCore3-Multimedia chip.
Emulation socket adapter targets BGA ICs
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics has launched its newest BGA socket adapter set, the LS-BGA-05 series products, that allows easy socketing of BGA ICs with different mounting configurations, and can be soldered to any through-hole pattern using conventional methods.
Smaller power ICs facilitate extended PoE
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Focusing on higher density for extended portable applications, Power Integrations has further expanded its DPA-Switch family for power-over-Ethernet (PoE). The company's four new DPA-Switch devices come in S-PAKs, which provide a footprint savings of 40 percent and reduce package height by 55 percent as compared to the existing TO-263. There's no tradeoff in equivalent thermal impedance.
Interconnect system targets high-density, high-speed SAS and SATA apps
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Molex Inc. has announced the development of its new iPass Interconnect System that will support the higher density requirements of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) high-speed, multi-lane internal and external systems.
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