Another Fully-Buffered DIMM tester bows in Product News 3/31/2005 Post a comment Another company has also joined the FB-DIMM test fray. Predating Tek's recent announcement, Pycon has shipped more than 130 FB-DIMM testers since November of last year---and is now offering a very enticing deal for first-time buyers.
M-LVDS receivers keep it safe with multi-level fault detection Design How-To 3/30/2005 Post a comment Designers have integrated LVDS devices into systems as diverse as wireless basestations, projection TVs, plain-paper copiers and handheld consumer electronics. But there is no standardized response to line fault conditions. Multi-drop LVDS receivers effectively detect open-circuits, short-circuits, line disconnects and disabled drivers. This failsafe approach works over the full input range of receiver, but requires some attention to clocking. A Texas Instruments' engineer shows how.
CompactPCI card houses add-on data-acq modules Product News 3/29/2005 Post a comment A new two-module multi-function 3U-sized CompactPCI card fits in a single slot. Priced at about $1800, it gives you an array of options that let you configure it for various data-acquisition and control functions. These include RTD signal conditioning, TTL I/O, and A/D and DAC functions.
Scope accessories support automotive CAN Bus testing Product News 3/24/2005 Post a comment Oscilloscope vendor LeCroy is now offering two CAN Bus test adjuncts for its existing long-memory WaveRunner 6000A oscilloscopes. These accessories can help you locate CAN Bus PHY layer problems, and aid in debugging CAN Bus controllers and systems.
On-chip-Interconnect kommt ohne Bus aus Special Report 3/24/2005 Post a comment Die Probleme von On-chip-Bussen in SoC-Designs will das französische Startup-Unternehmen Arteris vermeiden. Dessen Entwickler haben sich ein paketorientiertes Interconnect-System zur Implementierung auf den Chips ausgedacht.
Plug-in digitizer card lets you trade resolution for speed Product News 3/23/2005 Post a comment Just as the venerable DMM brought universal measurement capability to DC measurement, National Instruments has a flexible-resolution digitizer it claims will revolutionize dynamic measurements with a universal measurement device. This PXI plug-in, when used in the popular LabVIEW programming environment, lets you create virtual instruments such as voltmeters, audio analyzers, frequency counters, and spectrum and modulation analyzers. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gets a hand
Modules leverage USB for plug-and-play data-acq Product News 3/23/2005 Post a comment Joining the likes of Data Translation, National Instruments, and others, test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is rolling out a new line of PC-compatible data-acquisition and control modules based on Universal Serial Bus. As plug-and-play modules under Windows, they can measure parameters such as voltage, temperature, strain, vibration, and frequency, and handle event counting, and timing applications, too.
Kontron hofft auf Schub durch Telekommunikation Product News 3/23/2005 Post a comment Mit einem Umsatzwachstum von 20 Prozent schließt Kontron das Geschäftsjahr 2004 ab. Vom laufenden Jahr erwartet sich der Hersteller von Einbau-Computern für die Industrie ein etwas langsameres Wachstum. Impulse sollen dabei vor allem vom Telekommunikationsmarkt ausgehen, für den das Unternehmen eine breite Palette von Rechnern mit ATCA-Format auf den Markt bringen wird.
Exar claims industry's first multi-channel 66MHz PCI 3.0 compliant UART Product News 3/21/2005 Post a comment Among analog building blocks, it is very often the "bread-and-butter" items that prove to be most useful. The Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) may lack some of the drama of a 24-bit analog-to-digital converter or a GHz op amp, but it provides a consistently reliable means of moving data from one place to another. Steve Ohr has a look at some 66-MHz PCI-compliant UARTs for telecomm servers.
Brückenchip koppelt XScale mit PCI-Peripherie News & Analysis 3/17/2005 Post a comment SUNNYVALE Erweiterungen im Peripheriesortiment von XScale-Prozessoren ermöglicht eine Brückenchip der Quicklogic Corporation. Das Bauteil, das erste einer geplanten Chipfamilie, stellt die Verbindung zu PCI-orientierten Subystemen her.
Labtech acquires microwave components business from Filtronic News & Analysis 3/15/2005 Post a comment Labtech Limited, based in Presteigne, Wales, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelek plc, has purchased from Filtronic Components Limited the assets of Filtronics' microwave components facility located in Milton Keynes, UK. In addition, Labtech has also entered into a three year Supply Agreement with Filtronic Components Limited.
In-system programming board targets Atmel micros during production Product News 3/8/2005 Post a comment Here's news of an in-system flash-equipped microcontroller programming system for use in automated test systems, as well as during production runs. Unlike products designed for programming ICs that are mounted on circuit boards, this system uses an open architecture to integrate automated test with manufacturing systems.
Pascall Electronics acquired by Xcel Corporation News & Analysis 3/8/2005 Post a comment Intelek plc has announced that it has sold its wholly-owned subsidiary Pascall Electronic (Holdings) Limited, which owns RF and microwave components and power supplies manufacturer Pascall Electronics Limited, to Xcel Corporation Limited for a sum of £4.7 million.
Optical receivers take the heat Product News 3/8/2005 Post a comment NEC introduces optical receiver modules designed for 10Gbits/s networks with the industry's highest heat tolerance and best-in-class sensitivity ratings for networks.
Mini-ITX board conveys clear Pentium migration path Product News 3/7/2005 Post a comment General Micro Systems is debuting what it bills as the industry's highest performance Mini-ITX motherboard. GMS's new P620 Hawk is a Pentium M-based board that lets you field-upgrade its CPU. It's also the first to provide PMC I/O expansion. In addition to GMS's release notes, eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a closer look.
Switch supports 10Gbit applications Product News 3/3/2005 Post a comment With data rates of up to 3.2 Gbits/s, the AD8159 from Analog Devices is a special purpose switch configured as a quad multiplexer/demultiplexer that meets 10 Gbit Ethernet Attachment Unit Interface (XAUI) port redundancy requirements.
PXI plug-in is a 7-1/2-digit DMM, digitizer Product News 3/1/2005 Post a comment National Instruments is rolling out a multi-function plug-in card that works as a 7-1/2-digit DMM and a 1.8-Msample/s isolated digitizer. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at this new PXI card.
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.