Burr-Brown rolls high-voltage op amps News & Analysis 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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.
SiGe crosspoint switch hits 3.2 Gbps Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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.
Hall-effect sensor avoids solder bridging Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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 Product News 8/31/1999 Post a comment 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
Microsoft, Thomson form interactive TV venture News & Analysis 8/30/1999 Post a comment 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.
Critics blast FCC wiretap specs News & Analysis 8/30/1999 Post a comment 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 News & Analysis 8/30/1999 Post a comment 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.
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.