SBC enhanced for rugged comms apps Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Radstone Technology Corp. has enhanced its EP1A-8240 PowerPC single-board computer (SBC) with new options for high-performance serial channels and a MIL-STD-1553B communications interface.
Rugged units cover 17 sizes Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Adalet Enclosure Systems' XIFC series of explosion-proof electrical control enclosures were designed to house controls for motors and auxiliary equipment in hazardous locations.
Extech bows analog clamp Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Extech Instruments Corp.'s 50-amp Model 38385 analog clamp measures ac current in three ranges of 5, 25 and 50 A with 5 percent accuracy.
Multitasking controller rolls Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment The QED-Flash embedded singleboard controller from Mosaic Industries Inc. provides an integrated hardware and software solution for data acquisition and instrument-control applications.
Charger totes algorithm array Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Tri-M Systems' HEBC, on a 3.15 x 1.3-inch board for use in hostile and space-limited applications, is a 4-amp multistage smart battery charger that's SMBus level 3 compatible and includes charging algorithms for SLA, nickel cadmiums and nickel metal hydride types.
Converters target telecom Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment D1 International's 6E series of isolated 25- to 30-W dc/dc converters offers 16 versions, each with pi input filters, and a 4:1 input voltage range (9 to 36 V or 18 to 72 V) for general PC and telecom applications.
Modules boost comm power Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Lucent Technologies' newest 5- and 12-volt Onami modules-part of the Titania Series-are 125-watt dc/dc converters in an open-construction SIP connector package.
Digital upconverter packs synthesizer, D/A and filter Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment A 14-bit, 200-Msample/second quadrature digital upconverter from Analog Devices Inc. integrates a direct digital synthesizer, 14-bit digital/analog converter, digital filter and clock multiplier circuitry in an 80-lead low-profile quad flat pack.
Expanded Pericom, TI logic lines hit 2.5 V Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Pericom Semiconductor Corp. has launched a line of nominal 2.5-V logic devices using advanced very low-voltage CMOS. The "AVC-Plus" line is said to offer better noise reduction and higher bandwidth than standard 5-V and 3.3-V logic.
A/D unit offers 16-bit run Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. has begun to offer a 16-bit, 500-ksample/second analog-to-digital con-verter that offers 16-bit no-missing-codes performance and no pipeline delay over the -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C industrial temperature range.
Internet tools support mixed-signal SoC Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Taking aim at the emerging market for embedded Internet applications, Zilog has launched a mixed-signal system-on-chip that's supported by a comprehensive embedded Internet development environment.
Serial E2PROM fits US8 pack Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has squeezed its 1-kbit serial E2PROM into its eight-pin, 0.5-mm-pitch US8 package for use in cellular phones, personal digital assistants and other small, portable and handheld products.
3M makes electronics stick Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Z-Axis adhesive films for flex interconnect applications shared the spotlight with laminating adhesives, thermally conductive tapes, reclosable fasteners and optically clear adhesives in the 3M Bonding Systems Division's Wescon booth in Anaheim, Calif., last week.
High-style switch makes fashion statement Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment CW Industries has designed its StyleLine Series GRS-2000 rocker switches with radiused corners and contour styling found on many of today's products, and compatible with industrial design trends that are believed to have European roots.
Connectors meet CPCI spec Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Comm Con Connectors Inc. has introduced male CompactPCI (CPCI) connectors with five signal rows available in Type A, B, C and AB connections with an optional two ground rows.
Relays feature timing functions Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment Wieland Electric Inc. has introduced a series of DIN rail-mounted relay modules with a comprehensive range of timing functions for industrial and process-control applications.
Solenoid easy on power sources Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment The model RSA13/5 from Densitron Corp. is a rotary solenoid developed for use in sorting applications where fast operation and zero power position-hold are critical.
Film capacitors go to surface-mount Product News 9/27/2000 Post a comment If you ask film capacitor manufacturers to identify the biggest technology trend in their market today, they will answer surface-mount packaging, even if they aren't now players in the SMT world.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.