San Jose, Calif. - A hardware-monitoring IC from Winbond Electronics Corp. that complies with specifications of the Alert Standard Forum (ASF) is speech-enabled. As such, the W83791D can serve as an ASF sensor and respond to an ASF LAN IC request to implement network-management functions in the absence of an OS.
Through the Winbond chip, a network server can then monitor the environmental status of a client system in an OS-absent state via platform-event trap frames returned from the chip.
The device can simultaneously monitor 10 voltage inputs, three fan-speed inputs, three remote temperatures, and chassis intrusion or security events. Temperature sensing can be performed by thermistors, bipolar transistors or a CPU thermal diode.
The W83791D provides as many as five pulse-width modulation outputs for Winbond's smart fan-control Thermal Cruise and Speed Cruise modes. Voice and beep-tone warnings can be generated.
The W83791D is priced at $2.20 in 1,000s.
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