Irvine, Calif. The 3PMT series transient voltage suppressors (TVS) protect outdoor signal line runs from secondary transients created by lightning. These devices also provide protection across AC or DC bus lines in harsh inductive switching environments. Rated at 1500 W, the family includes devices with operating voltages from 5 to 170 V. The devices also feature a surface-mount package.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.