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Mitsubishi to join ETI effort
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LSI Logic to acquire Seeq
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JPM poised to break out in '99
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Intel going after the high end
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Clear Logic aligns with Marshall
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Belmont expands to Mexico
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HP lays foundation for embedded's future
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Beyond the flood of compilers, debuggers and controller cores that will roll out at the Embedded Systems Conference Spring next week, a fresh vision of the embedded future is beginning to take shape. A project still in the research stage at Hewlett-Packard Co. promises to catapult beyond the patchwork-quilt approach of systems-on-a-chip, and for the first time make it economically feasible to quickly roll custom processors, in low volumes, for specialized, deeply embedded applications.
Optical schemes pick up steam in LAN, WAN
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A record attendance of 10,000 and a flood of venture-backed startups at the Optic Fibers Conference this week betrayed the rising belief that optical networks will become ubiquitous as we head into the new millennium.
JEIDA adopts digital-interface spec for monitors
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The Japan Electronic Industry Development Association has approved the Digital Interface Standards for Monitor (DISM) as the JEIDA-59-1999 standard. DISM defines the connection among video boards in a personal computer and the monitor display.
Gore pledges support for increased funding of IT research
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The report drafted by the Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee has come back from Vice President Al Gore's desk along with an increase of $366 million in this year's funding for long-term information-technology research.
Analog-test bus standard nears completion
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The proposed analog and mixed-signal testability bus standard, IEEE P1149.4, is out for ballot once again, but this time looks good for adoption.
Bell Micro's sales strong in '98
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Applied Materials, Steag Settle Litigation
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The parties dismiss their patent suits and countersuits concerning rapid thermal processing technologies.
Motorola may shift channel strategy
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Delay of Intel Camino chip set roils market
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Having pinned themselves to Intel Corp.'s coattails in search of more-profitable markets, some semiconductor suppliers are beginning to wonder if they should have come along for the ride.
IBM seeks right to make Alpha MPU
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IBM Microelectronics Inc. is still in talks for rights to make the Alpha 64-bit microprocessor of Intel Corp., sources said.
Data I/O automated system programs fine-pitch ICs
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Data I/O Corp. has expanded its family of automated programming systems for fine-pitch ICs with a high-volume system that enables consumer electronics manufacturers to program fine-pitch devices at a cost of up to one-third less per part than similar products on the market, according to the company.
Software links X-ray to in-circuit board test
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Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Test & Measurement operation has a software-based approach to pc-board-assembly testing that allows the HP 5DX automated X-ray inspection system and the HP 3070 Series 3 in-circuit test system to collaborate intelligently. As a result, users can test boards with higher node counts than could be handled by in-circuit test alone.
Multimeter withstands 8-kV surges
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Fluke Corp.'s 80 Series III digital multimeters, designed for electronic technicians and electricians, measure dc millivolts, ac/dc volts, ohms and amps, and perform diode and continuity tests. The multimeters withstand power surges to 8 kV and meet IEC 1010 Category III 1,000-V safety standards.
Pair of UV light sources delivers high intensity
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Hamamatsu Corp.'s L2859 and L5662 UV light sources are optimized for use in systems that cure optical and electronic parts and optical fiber coatings, as well as in those used for sealing liquid crystals, fixing coil windings, drying UV-activated ink and achieving light-source excitation.
Engineers grapple with packaging, test
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Thousands of engineers expect to be spending time this week browsing the aisles at the Nepcon West show, here, to examine a multitude of new products in everything from solder paste to expensive test and production equipment.
Digitizer/analyzer bandwidth boost
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LeCroy Corp. has increased the bandwidth of its LSA1000 waveform digitizer/analyzer to 1 GHz from 750 MHz. The two input channels digitize at 1 Gsample/second. A larger acquisition memory option lets users select up to 4 Mbytes of memory per channel.
DIN housings fit multilevel boards
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EuroComp Inc.'s CMB modular DIN rail-mount enclosures accommodate either three or four circuit-board levels. The enclosures are available in eight sizes, from 17.5 to 160 mm long and 90 mm wide.
Socket adapts BGAs for solder
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Advanced Interconnections' molded BGA socketing system has a pin-to-pin pitch of 1 mm (.039 inch). The BGA device is soldered to an adapter, converting it to a pinned device that can be mated to a socket soldered to the board.
Tactile switch has rubber dome
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C&K Components Inc. says its RT tactile switches have conductive rubber-dome contacts that allow travel of .05 inch (1.3 mm), five times greater than the traditional metal-dome tactile switches.
Booster modules deliver 50 A
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International Power Devices' 100-, 150- and 300-W VWS and VWB booster family of dc/dc converters are full-brick devices capable of providing up to 50 A. They use advanced planar magnetics and open-frame packaging, according to the company.
Lambda dc/dc converters help to cut telecom costs
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Lambda's PA and PM series of industry-standard-footprint, pinout-compatible dc/dc converters aim at cutting 20 percent off the cost of competing units, with the PA providing about the same increase in output-current capability.
Small dc/dc converter bows
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Vishay Siliconix has introduced its Si9165BQ, a dc/dc converter that also includes n- and p-channel power MOSFETs in a surface-mount TSSOP-20 measuring 32 mm x 19 mm. The company said that the part is the smallest available at its performance level. It's priced at $2.30 in 100,000-unit quantities. The Si9166BQ-the same device less the MOSFETs-is priced at $1.50.
Astrodyne launches three power series
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Astrodyne has released three power products that cut across the spectrum from low-power dc/dc converters to high-power switchers.
Data-acquisition system aims at mobile
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The Firecard 20/24 data-acquisition system from Fire, Wind & Rain, one of the first to also include control and removable storage on one board, is for power systems, battery chargers and mobile apps requiring extensive real-time interaction.
Single-phase UPS hits 10 kVA
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Clary's E Series of single-phase UPSes for 1- to 10-kVA service (rated at up to 8 kW) is now shipping, with a four-to-10-week lead time depending on the model. Features include true online operation, wide input range (120 to 264 Vac at 60 percent load), user-friendly LCD readout (five languages available), no-load shutdown and secure fault management that includes help with interface installation, UPS monitoring and logging of power events. All units are equipped with RS-232 communications ports
Transistors cut power dissipation
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Philips Semiconductors has introduced a line of high-voltage silicon bipolar fast-switching transistors designed to reduce energy costs by cutting power dissipation in electronic lighting ballasts by about 40 percent.
Dc/dc converter drives portables
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Toko America's TK651xx series, a dc/dc converter driven from either single- or dual-cell battery supplies (minimum input 0.9 V), provides regulated 2.7-, 3- or 3.3-V outputs for portable systems. Output voltage, which is laser-trimmed, is monitored by an internal comparator and provides a reset signal if the output falls below a minimum specified level.
Power supplies deliver 2.5 kW
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Mid-Eastern Labs' RA series of single-output power supplies delivers up to 2.5 kW. Features include dual analog or digital metering of voltage and current, less than 1-mV ripple, 0.01 percent regulation, remote programming and sensing, and current-limit control. Supplies may be operated in series or in parallel. Response time is less than 100 microseconds.
D/A has E2PROM on-chip
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Summit Microelectronics Inc. has introduced what it claims is the first digital-to-analog converter with non-volatile E2PROM on-chip. The added memory eliminates the need for an external memory to hold the D/A values and allows the device to power-on with a reset value. Packaged in a 20-pin small-outline IC and priced at $2.80 in lots of 1,000, the S9408 is a four-channel, 8-bit converter intended to be a replacement for mechanical potentiometers in instrumentation and process-control applicatio
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