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.