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Carrier cards go modular to manage shelf
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Elma Electronic Inc. says a shelf management module called the Intelligent Platform Management (IPM) Sentry takes shelf management to a new level, helping to ensure "five-nines" reliability.
CPCI backplane blade boosts processing power
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Communication applications are rapidly converging on packet-based architectures. The Katana3750, a CompactPCI packet-switching backplane processing blade from Artesyn Communication Products, is said to provide the performance needed for the complex, real-time tasks native to the packet paradigm.
Fans and heat sinks add new light
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Traditional passive systems remain a basically mature technical area with few new twists.
Intelligent switch packs p-channel FET
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Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.'s FDC6901L intelligent switch integrates a control IC with a p-channel MOSFET to save space in portable 3-amp applications.
Integrated passives roll out lead-free
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California Micro Devices will introduce what the company calls a pioneering complete product portfolio of lead-free (Pb-free) application-specific integrated passives (ASIP) products for wireless handsets and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
Surface-mountable LEDs erase through-hole pcbs
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The SMPT series of surface mount LEDs from the BivarOpto Division of Bivar Inc. has been designed to be used with the company's Flexible Light Pipes (FLP Series), thus eliminating the need for through-hole printed-circuit boards.
SAW oscillator eyes Sonet applications
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Connor-Winfield Corp. says its VSPLD63TE voltage-controlled SAW oscillator (VCSO) combines low cost and the lowest jitter rating for a 622.08-MHz oscillator for Sonet and SDH telecom equipment.
Lead times shrink for heat-shrink line
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Tyco Electronics says lead times for nearly 1,000 part numbers of its Raychem heat-shrinkable molded parts have been reduced to 10 days from four to six weeks.
Connectors fit SCSI, serial ATA formats
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Fujitsu Components America Inc. has expanded its high-speed, differential-connector microGiGaCN line to include an I/O plug with thumbscrews, which is a standard I/O for serial-attached SCSI, serial ATA and 10-Gbit Fiber Channel.
Test sockets have floating guide plate
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Aries Electronics' new RF center probe test socket features a floating guide plate with built-in hard stops to protect the probes and eliminate damage to the package leads.
Receiver IC replaces discretes
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Micrel Semiconductor's MICRF008 RF receiver IC has been designed as a low-cost alternative to discrete super-regenerative receivers and one that eliminates the need for production tuning.
Dual-gate driver sinks 5 amps or delivers 3
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National Semiconductor says its LM5110 dual-gate-driver chip delivers 3 amps or sinks 5 amps peak current, the highest output yet available for n-channel power MOSFETs in switch mode and low-threshold synchronous rectifiers, solenoid and motor drivers and power level shifters.
ChipCenter's Jon Gabay does his own assessment
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Maxim is continuing to move into the high-speed data and communications world with its release of what it claims is the world's highest-performing crosspoint-switch IC, the MAX3841.
Maxim makes official announcement on 3841
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3841, the industry's highest-performance, lowest-power, 12.5-Gbit/second, 2 x 2 crosspoint-switch IC.
Power, thermal management unite
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In yet another variation of the one-stop shop, power supply vendors are increasingly taking the first steps toward developing their own brand of standalone cooling products at the systems level.
Low-profile voltage-regulator module connector saves space
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Molex Inc. is coming to the Intel Developer Forum with what the company calls the industry's first low-profile voltage-regulator module (VRM) connector that permits vertically pluggable VRMs in 1U servers.
WPI reports sales gains
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Processor uses accelerators to handle video for handhelds
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Emblaze Semiconductor has rolled out its third-generation application processor for mobile phones and other handheld devices, claiming it can capture and play back high-quality video in various formats.
Ac/dc series adds 1,200-watt modular power unit
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HiTek Power has added a 1,200-watt model to its HiFlex family of configurable modular ac/dc power systems.
Surface-mount LED touts 120 degrees viewing angle
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The wide-angle, top-view SMT 1104B series of LEDs from Stanley Electric is available in an expanded range of colors and luminous intensities to support display and indicator applications.
Bulk metal foil resistor nets have low TCR tracking
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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. says its ultraprecision bulk metal foil resistor networks provide a tracking thermal coefficient of resistance (TCR) of 1 ppm/ degrees C and stability of 0.01 percent at 0.1 watt in a small-outline, eight-pin Jedec MS-012 package.
Circular connectors in multiple forms
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The APD series of circular DIN72585 connectors from ITT Industries Cannon is available in single, dual, three-, four-, six- and seven-pin configurations.
Protection series integrates TVS parts
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A family of five protection devices from ON Semiconductor integrates multiple transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) components into a single 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.6-mm SOT-553 or SOT-563 package.
Sockets support 30-W BGA devices
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Ironwood Electronics' solderless SG-BGA-6080 socket makes it possible to socket 30-watt ball-grid array ICs in very high-speed communication systems.
Capacitor arrays tout fast decoupling
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With inductance values as low as 15 picohenries, AVX Corp.'s LICA capacitor arrays perform high-speed decoupling for multiple signal paths in high-frequency switching applications.
Small inductors have high energy density
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Pulse Engineering Inc. has high-efficiency, high-frequency shielded inductors for multiphase voltage regulator modules. Packaged in a 7 x 7 x 5-mm footprint, the PA051X series is said to offer more than twice the energy storage density (microjoules/mm3) of other inductors of comparable size, thus minimizing ac and dc losses.
PWM buck-boost regulators can switch at 180 kHz
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Anachip's AP1623 family of fast switching regulators switches at 180 kHz while driving 3 amps.
SMBus temperature sensors accurate within 1 percent/ degrees C
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Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6646 and MAX6647 are precise two-channel digital temperature sensors that are said to measure the temperature of a remote thermal diode within plus/minus 1 degrees C.
Downconverter aims at satellite set-tops
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Intersil says its ISL6405 dual-output low-noise block (LNB) downconverter supply and control voltage regulator IC can save board space, parts count and cost for satellite set-top-box manufacturers.
Photodetector chip serves DVD players
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Sipex Corp.'s first photodetector IC for the home DVD player market features seven channels, 55-MHz bandwidth, operating current of 10.5 milliamps and output noise of -80 dBm.
Audio amp needs no reference bypass cap
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National Semiconductor Corp.'s latest Boomer audio amplifier eliminates the need for a reference voltage bypass capacitor.
Digital timing chip boasts 325-ps jitter for OC-3 line cards
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Zarlink Semiconductor touts the low jitter of its ZL30410 full-featured digital timing chip for access line cards operating at OC-3 rates.
Components tap WLAN chip sets
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Driven by suppliers of wireless-LAN chip sets, passive-component manufacturers are developing innovative devices and technologies to meet the requirements for high-performance characteristics such as quality, or "Q," factor, equivalent-series resistance (ESR) and small packaging in the WLAN.
16-bit D/A's conversion rate said to top 600 Msamples/s
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Analog Devices Inc. describes its AD9726 as the fastest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter available, with a conversion rate exceeding 600 Msamples/second.
MOSFETs drive up performance track in small-footprint packages
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Newer-generation power MOSFETs are edging toward higher current density and overall efficiency, and are managing to do so in a significantly smaller space.
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