San Jose--Sept. 24, 1997--IMP Inc. (San Jose) announced the first five-members of a second generation family of Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) terminator ICs.
Based on a new adaptive, non-linear termination architecture, the IMP5000 series BiCMOS devices deliver higher bandwidth and lower system cost than first generation linear terminators.
Manufactured under a licensing agreement with Linfinity Microelectronics, the immediate availability of two sources for this family will speed its acceptance as the industry standard solution for future SCSI system designs. All devices are pin-for-pin compatible with first generation products and are designed to be used as plug in replacements.
Each IC package terminates nine SCSI bus lines in computer peripherals such as hard disk drives, printers, CD-ROMs, scanners, and SCSI adapter cards. The nine-line devices are designed to match the groups of 18 and 27 data and control lines that must be terminated in SCSI systems. They feature an adaptive, non-linear technique, pioneered by Linfinity Microelectronics as the UltraMAX architecture.
This approach maximizes the 24mA line current drive, and eliminates the regulator output capacitors required by linear regulator and resistor based ICs used in most SCSI applications. The terminators also feature 35 MHz bandwidth and meet UltraSCSI system requirements for 20 to 40 Mbyte per second data transfer rates.
Pricing for the 9-line terminator family in quantities of 1,000 is $2.08 for all package types and pin-outs. Data sheets, samples, and production quantities are available now.
San Jose, CA
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