Telecom board from Artesyn provides up to eight T1 lines
A CompactPCI board from Artesyn Communication Products Inc. provides as many as eight T1 or E1 spans, supplying up to four PowerQuicc 860 processors to handle data that goes through those telecommunications links. The BajaSpan protocol processing board provides 16 Mbytes of memory for each Motorola processor, along with a PCI mezzanine card expansion interface that lets users add more capability, according to the Madison, Wis., company. An H.100/H.110 bus interface is standard. The price is $4,032 in lots of 1,000.
Teknor rolls out Pentium-based sub-$2,000 CompactPCI SBC
The TEK-CPCI-1004 from Teknor Industrial Computers Inc., Boisbriand, Quebec, is a Pentium-based CompactPCI single-board computer with an entry-level price tag below $2,000. Featuring a 100-MHz frontside bus, it's available with a choice of processors: Socket 7 and Super 7 Pentiums at 133 and 166 MHz, or MMX Pentiums at 200 and 233 MHz.
The 1004 comes equipped with both EIDE and Ultra Fast/Wide SCSI; a pair of 10/100Base-TX Ethernet interfaces; a PMC expansion site; 64-bit AGP graphics supported by 2 Mbytes of Rambus; two USB ports; and serial, parallel, keyboard, and mouse ports.
The 1004 costs $1,830.
DC/DC converters feature trio of output voltages
Newport Components Inc., Raleigh N.C., has launched a variety of DC/DC converters that offer three output voltages of -24, -48, and -72 V from a single isolated 5- or 12-V input voltage. The -24- and -48-V outputs address the battery-level voltages needed for access control and data-pump ICs, while the -72-V output meets requirements for industry-standard RING-TIP connection services. On-board functionality includes a TTL/CMOS-compatible shutdown control pin.
Toshiba spins 20-W GaAs FET amplifier for Ku-Band
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.'s internally matched TIM1414-20 is billed as the first 20-W GaAs FET amplifier for the Ku-Band (14 to 14.5 GHz). The Irvine, Calif., company says the amp will outperform competing traveling-wave tubes in power, gain, and efficiency. The device, in a hermetically sealed package, is $1,100.