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Five-wire controller fits touch-screen applications
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2/26/1999   Post a comment
Burr-Brown Corp. touts the ADS7845 as a complete, single-chip, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter available for five-wire resistive touch-screen applications. The chip, with a synchronous serial interface, includes drivers.
Flash ISP CPLD line saves power
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Xilinx Inc. says its 2.5-V complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) provide a power savings of 75 percent over 5-V parts.
FPGAs support 66-MHz PCI
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DynaChip Corp.'s DY6000 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) incorporate a two-clock, dual-port RAM in every logic block; programmable clock latency from -4 ns to +2 ns in 150-ps increments; and interface levels including differential signals, PECL, GTL, LVDS and phase-locked loops operating at up to 205 MHz. Devices in the family also support a 66-MHz, 64-bit PCI core with sustained zero-wait-state bursts.
PCI controller fits MIPS chip
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V3 Semiconductor Corp. has a PCI system controller that it says can attach directly to either Hitachi SuperH (SH-3 and SH-4) or MIPS processors-alternatives that accommodate the vast majority of PCI applications.
MPUs monitor power-out events
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Sipex Corp. has a family of low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that integrate such discrete power-management circuit functions as a watchdog timer, microprocessor-reset output, power-fail comparator and manual-reset input.
Split-V LDO regulators ease DSP design
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s TPS73HD low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators/supervisors support the power requirements of its dual-supply TMS320C54x digital signal processors.
'Universal' board usable with many SCSI variations
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LSI Logic Corp. has introduced a SCSI board for PCI that it claims delivers superior performance, improved signal reliability, longer cable lengths and lower costs than competing boards. A "universal" SCSI board, it's compatible with Fast, Wide, Ultra and Ultra2 SCSI variations, as well as single-ended and differential SCSI. Primarily targeted at workstation and server systems that need an external 68-pin high-density connector, the Symbios SYM8952U board starts sampling this quarter, with produ
1-Gbyte memory module uses stacking
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As DRAM chip and module makers work in the background to bring next-generation Rambus and DDR (double-data-rate) SDRAMs to market, their foreground focus is on boosting the capacity of the current generation of PC-100 synchronous DRAMs.
Stepper motor has high torque
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Thomson Airpax Mechatronics has unveiled a stepper motor that it says has more torque than competitive products of the same size. The 57-mm-diameter geared motor, built with permanent magnets, has a gearbox with a 10-foot-pound torque rating at a power input of 8 W. Its output speed is 2 rpm at 320 steps/second. The gearbox measures 75 x 50 mm.
Title Connectors are non-metallic
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Connectors from Lemo U.S.A. Inc. have non-metallic shells for environments requiring non-conductive components.
Multilayer caps trim costs
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A line of nickel-based multilayer ceramic capacitors from Taiyo Yuden U.S.A. Inc. offers lower costs and higher capacitance than aluminum electrolytics and tantalum parts, according to the company.
HP offers diodes in six-lead SOTs
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Hewlett-Packard Co. is offering its PIN and Schottky-barrier diodes in a new format: a 4.2- x 4.2-mm six-lead SOT-363. The external package dimensions are identical to those of the three-lead SOT-323, also available from HP.
Sockets handle extended temps
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Display sockets from Aries Electronics Inc. now come with an extended temperature range. The Series 800 Vertisockets withstand IR reflow temperatures to 275 degrees C.
Toko adds diplexer for mobile, SAW filter
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Toko America Inc. has launched a dual-band diplexer for mobile applications and a surface acoustical-wave (SAW) filter that is said to be one of the smallest on the market.
Harris makes WLAN double play
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Smart PMC boards handle WANs
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Performance Technologies Inc. has launched a pair of wide-area networking boards for the PMC standard with the intelligence to offload protocol processing from a host board. The PMC334 is a four-port synchronous-WAN communications board for interfacing to T1 routers, DSU/CSUs, frame-relay access devices and high-speed modems; and the PMC370PQ is a two-port T1/E1 board for frame relay, SS7, X.25 or any channelized protocol connection to telco switches, wireless nodes, AIN nodes, work-group switch
Regulator ICs keep tight tabs on notebook power use
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2/26/1999   Post a comment
There appears to be no end in sight to the push for laptop/notebook power conservation. The drive to save every last microwatt is a natural consequence of chips' being continually pressed to accomplish much more in far less space.
Rambus module tester from Tanisys rolls in below $1 million
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Within a few months, the first PCs will emerge bearing 400-MHz Rambus memories. This event has been made possible, in part, because of advanced test technology from Tanisys Technology Inc. The latest member of the Tanisys test stable, the DarkHorse SIGMA3 Model 800, will be unveiled at this week's Nepcon West '99 show in Anaheim, Calif. The unit tests 800-MHz (data rate) Rambus in-line memory modules for less initial hardware cost than what's currently on the market, Tanisys said.
Philips bids for VLSI Technology
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2/26/1999   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics has made what is being seen as a friendly bid for VLSI Technology Inc. In a proposal that values VLSI at about $800 million, Philips is offering to pay $17 a share for the U.S. ASIC vendor— approximately a 60 percent premium over VLSI's closing NASDAQ share price on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Wireless transceivers support HomeRF spec
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2/26/1999   Post a comment
New 2.4-GHz integrated transceivers announced at the Wireless Symposium this week show that manufacturers are eyeing the potentially explosive wireless home-networking consumer market. Offerings from Harris Semiconductor (Melbourne, Fla.), National Semiconductor (Santa Clara, Calif.) and Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, Calif.) demonstrated an affinity for wireless consumer schemes, though they were not specifically intended for products based on an emerging HomeRF specification.
IDF: Intel promises Merced samples by midyear
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Intel Corp. said its Merced processor development effort has reached a significant milestone: the running of the Unix operating system in a software simulation of a four-way Merced implementation.
Standards dispute hits IC physical design
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2/26/1999   Post a comment
Attempts to link logical and physical design ran into partisan squabbling this week, as a group of Cadence Design Systems Inc. competitors formed a new standards organization that calls on Cadence to provide an open, textual version of its Library Exchange Format (LEF). The organization, Open Physical Exchange Format (OPEF), claims that Cadence's plan to provide an LEF applications programming interface (API) is "anti-competitive and inadequate."
Philips Seeks To Buy VLSI
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Dutch electronics giant says the acquisition would strengthen its semiconductor portfolio and boost its presence in the United States.
GaAs foundry open to orders
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Network Device Inc. (NDI), a startup backed by large investors from Taiwan, has emerged as the world's first pure-play foundry making gallium arsenide (GaAs) chips. NDI has begun taking its first orders for its newly-completed, 4-inch GaAs wafer-processing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Philips seeks to buy VLSI Technology
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Royal Philips Electronics NV here today announced a proposal to buy VLSI Technology Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) for $17 a share in cash, making the value of the offer about $806 million.
Philips makes $800M bid for VLSI
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Rivals prepare for antitrust case against Intel
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
The combatants in the government's antitrust case against Intel Corp. are revving up their public-relations machines as they prepare for the start of a landmark Federal Trade Commission hearing next month.
IDF: Talks may end PC bus wars
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
Peace is breaking out in the PC bus wars. Members of the Intel-led NGIO Forum and of the competing Future I/O group met privately at the Intel Developer Forum this week and made progress toward merging what have been two separate and contentious efforts to define a channel-based I/O architecture for tomorrow's PC servers.
IDF: Monitors demo digital interface spec
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
The PC world declared war on analog this week at the Intel Developers Forum, as the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) presented a soup-to-nuts digital-interface specification for monitors, along with early flat-panel implementations and even a compliant digital-input CRT.
IDF: Mobile Rambus spec unveiled
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. announced a mobile version of its technology at the Intel Developers Forum this week, and Intel executives said they expect the Rambus DRAMs to show up in notebook computers in mid-2000.
Oak founder hands over day-to-day control
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
Oak Technology Inc. will forge ahead with its plans to enter new segments, but under new leadership.
Capacity crunch stymies Intel StrongARM
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is notifying customers that supplies of its StrongARM embedded processor and PCI-to-PCI bridge chips will be limited for up to six months.
Atlanta's becoming a magnet for high-tech jobs
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
A high-tech boom of impressive proportions is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. One clear indication comes from business travelers, who say it's the town with the best airport, according to Business Traveler International.
Trident integrates north-bridge chip, graphics controller
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2/25/1999   Post a comment
Trident Microsystems Inc. is tackling the integration of graphics and core logic in notebook systems with CyberBlade i7, a solution aimed at low-cost notebooks.
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