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Scenix Semiconductor Makes Major Addition to Asian Sales Representative and Distribution Network
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Santa Clara, Calif.--Aug. 30, 1999--Scenix Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara) announced that it has added a major pan-Asian specialist, Insight, to its roster of technical ...
Silicon Metrics Receives Venture Funding From Synopsys
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Austin--Aug. 30, 1999--Silicon Metrics Corp. (Austin) announced the receipt of venture funding from Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.). The recent funding will enablethe ...
Apple, Motorola unveil G4 PowerPC
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Hyundai samples 128-Mbit DDR SDRAM
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Apple, Motorola unveil G4 PowerPC
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IDF: Intel demos first Merced silicon
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Intel Corp. Tuesday demonstrated its first working samples of Merced silicon.
National rolls monolithic triple-channel CRT drivers
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National Semiconductor Corp. said the four devices in its LM243x family of pin-compatible monolithic triple-CRT drivers offer price and performance advantages over discrete and hybrid approaches.
100-MHz FIFOs run off 3.3 V
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced ten 3.3-volt Deep Sync first-in, first-out memories at 100 MHz to complement its 5-V offerings.
Burr-Brown rolls high-voltage op amps
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Burr-Brown Corp. is aiming two high-voltage, high-current operational amplifiers at power applications in telecommunications, audio, test and instrumentation, industrial control and power supplies.
High-voltage PWMs answer telecom call
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The HV9605C current-mode pulse-width modulation controller IC from Supertex is designed for telecom (isolated) applications that operate from a 15- to 250-Vdc input.
10-bit A/D runs off 3.3-V supply
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Analog Devices' AD9203 is a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter that operates on a 3.3-V supply.
Integrated amp for Gbit Ethernet
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. is offering a 3.3-V integrated photodetector and transimpedance amplifier for Fibre Channel or Gigabit Ethernet.
Pixelworks display chip shaves external circuitry
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Pixelworks Inc. has launched a new chip in its ImageProcessor series of display controllers geared for cost-sensitive, high-volume markets, particularly XGA-format LCD monitors.
SiGe crosspoint switch hits 3.2 Gbps
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Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) claims its S2018 is the first very high-speed silicon-germanium 17 x 17 differential crosspoint switch with full broadcast switching capability.
Precision gage heads require very little power
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The GCD-SE Series spring-loaded precision gage heads from Lucas Control Systems, a unit of LucasVarity, have low power requirements, making them suitable for portable, handheld measurement applications.
Hall-effect sensor avoids solder bridging
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The SS5 series surface-mount Hall-effect sensor from Honeywell's Micro Switch Division comes in a plastic package that uses an industry-standard gull-wing design, making it less susceptible to solder bridging and enabling increased circuit-board density, according to Micro Switch.<
Modular contact gets female counterpart
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Bourns Inc. has introduced a female modular contact as a counterpart to its 70AA male modular contact. An off-the-shelf battery contact solution, the 70AA female is aimed at eliminating costly custom design.
C-MAC's TCXO touts stability
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The CFPT-635 temperature-compensated crystal oscillator from C-MAC Frequency Products offers frequency stability to within plus/minus 2.5 ppm over a temperature range from -30 degrees to 80 degrees C.
Switch handles broadband apps
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Alpha Industries has introduced the AS169-73 integrated single-pole, double-throw switch, which delivers a broadband switching solution for transmit and receive chains operating from dc 2.5 GHz.
ZIF connectors cut size, weight
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Hirose Electric (U.S.A.) Inc. has introduced the FH17 series of zero-insertion-force connectors, which terminate flexible printed circuits (FPCs) and stand 1.3 mm above the board-mounting surface. It is 20 percent smaller and 35 percent lighter than Hirose's FH12 line.
Trimpots rated for 10k+ cycles
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Piher International Corp.'s PT series of single-turn trimmer potentiometers, available in 6-, 10- and 15-mm diameters, have a catalog-specified life expectancy of 10,000 cycles and have been approved in some applications at 100,000 cycles.
UPS takes solar, alternative power inputs
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Trace Engineering's Backup Electric System Packages serve basically as uninterruptible power supplies, with a twist: They accept ac/dc input from such alternative power sources as generators, solar panels and wind generators for virtually unlimited backup time-hours, days or weeks.
Rugged board computer targets vehicular apps
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he Ruggedized Vehicle Single Board Computer from Micro Industries Corp. is a 6.375 x 8-inch PC-compatible board designed for the rigors of vehicular applications. It includes global positioning system functionality and a wealth of I/O "to act as an interface to various sensors and systems in a vehicle," communicating with an operator using video, keyboard and sound interfaces, said Nelson Carney, vice president of sales for PC products
Digitizer boards have oscilloscope-like characteristics
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When it comes to data-acquisition instrumentation, vendors typically start out with a relatively low-speed offering and then ratchet up performance steadily over a period of years.
Chip Set To Slash ADSL System Prices
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The chip set integrates receive op-amp and filters on devices and eliminates the need for a memory device at each port.
Final exams loom for holographic memory
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It may be now or never for researchers seeking to prove the viability of holographic data storage for commercial applications.
Microsoft, Thomson form interactive TV venture
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Pushing to establish a critical beachhead for its Windows CE operating system in the mainstream television market, Microsoft Corp., has formed a joint venture with Thomson Multimedia to launch an interactive TV platform and associated services for broadcasters and TV set manufacturers.
Cornell builds commercial cluster setup
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In a decisive break from reliance on massive central processors, Cornell University has embarked on a cluster approach to low-cost supercomputing.
Philips to launch DVD recorders in mid-2000
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Rushing to add video-recording capabilities to DVD players, Philips has become the first consumer electronics company to promise the launch of DVD video recorders in 2000, probably after midyear.
Critics blast FCC wiretap specs
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Sweeping standards announced late last Friday(Aug.27) by the FCC would make all common carriers, including cable operators and utilities offering telecommunications services, subject to a controversial 1994 digital wiretap law.
Secure VPNs line up for fall debut
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Hoping to capitalize on rising demand for Layer 3 security features in the public network, several vendors are gathering for what looks to become a stampede toward the market with product launches that feature advanced tunneling and secure virtual private network (VPN) capabilities.
Semicon West to Remain in Silicon Valley
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Mountain View, Calif.--Aug. 25, 1999--Semiconductor Equipment andMaterials International (SEMI; Mountain View) announced decisions to retain the current locations of the Semicon ...
CAD-UL Releases First Fully Integrated Software Tool Kit for New AMD ElanSC520 Processor Family
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Scottsdale, Ariz.--Aug. 25, 1999--CAD-UL, Inc. (Scottsdale) announced the release of the CAD-UL x86 Tool Suite for AMD's (Sunnyvale, Calif.) ElanSC520 processor, making CAD-UL ...
Paradyne and Capital Explorations Partner to Deploy DSL Internet Access Offering
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Boca Raton, Fla.--Aug. 25, 1999--Paradyne (Tampa Bay, Fla.) and Capital Explorations Corp. (CEC), aCompetitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), announced that CEC has chosenParadyne's ...
Xilinx Expands QPRO Line of Aerospace-Defense Products with Largest QML Certified FPGA and 1-Mbit Configuration PPROM
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San Jose--Aug. 26, 1999--Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose) announced the availability of the largest QML certified 3.3-V FPGA, the 180,000 system gate XQ4085XL device. The company also ...
Alliedsignal and Sez America To Jointly Develop Alternative To CMP
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--Aug. 23, 1999--Alliedsignal, Inc. (Los Gatos) and the Sez Group (Zurich) have signed a strategic technical collaborative agreement to jointly develop planarization ...
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