Supertex introduced the HV610, a 32-channel, serial-to-parallel converter with high voltage, push-pull outputs. The IC is suited for driving high-speed printers and LCD displays. Its outputs can be individually controlled, set to high or low, or set to a high-Z state, providing useful versatility in applications requiring fast shift register and data shifting speeds.
ALFATxp, offered by Saelig, brings FAT file system access to SD/MMC media from any USB port, but also includes a Java machine for handling additional tasks. It acts as a card reader through a built-in USB peripheral port, so files can be shared between a PC and custom-design products. The chip is also appropriate for data logging applications. It communicates with SD/MMC cards and creates files and directories on them.
Winbond Electronics Corporation America announced the production-release of two members in its SpiFlash 25X family of Serial Flash memories. Suited for makers of computer, networking and consumer applications, the W25X16 and W25X32 SpiFlash memories offer 16 Mb and 32 Mb densities in an 8-pin SOIC package.
The PPS Gen 2 is an addition to IDT’s wireless infrastructure line and the newest member of the company’s Serial RapidIO-enabled pre-processing switch (PPS) family, which addresses the interconnect and acceleration needs of 3G and beyond. The PPS Gen 2 optimally distributes data to the DSP cluster to prevent bottlenecks, and it performs end-point functions -- such as lower-level data manipulation -- freeing the DSP to support higher value-added services and differentiating algorithms.
Micrel’s SY88973BL low-power limiting post amplifier is designed for use in fiber optic receivers; specifically, it is suited for 1.25 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet, 1.062 Mbps and 2.125 Gbps Fibre Channel, Gigabit interface converter (GBIC), Small Form Factor (SFF) and SFP transceivers, parallel 10G Ethernet, high-gain line drivers and line receivers in both the Telecom/datacom and Optical transceiver markets.
Microchip Technology is providing free source code for the sensorless field oriented control (FOC) of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs), which can operate on any of the company’s motor control dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs) -- including the DSCPIC33FJ12MC family of DSCs. The algorithm is free, and prices for the DSCPIC33FJ12MC family start at $1.99 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology’s PIC24HJ12 family of 40 MIPS, 16-bit microcontrollers is offered in 18- and 28-pin packages as small as 6 mm × 6 mm for space-constrained applications. The family’s 16-bit MCU architecture was designed for engineers that need to migrate from 8-bit architectures. The company offers 92 sixteen-bit products in four compatible families to serve users for years, even as they scale to DSP-enabled applications.
Microchip Technology introduced the dsPIC33FJ12MC family of motor control digital signal controllers (DSCs). These 40 MIPS DSCs provide a platform for advanced motor control algorithms such as field-oriented control (FOC), enabling desirable performance, and low noise plus power efficiency for motor control applications. The family is available in 20- and 28-pin packages as small as 6 mm ×6 mm.
Microchip Technology announced the dsPIC33FJ12GP family of digital signal controllers (DSCs), which are suited for a new class of smart sensor applications. With 40 MIPS performance in package sizes as small as 6 mm ×6 mm, the processor can be moved closer to the sensor -- eliminating lead noise and offloading this workload from a central processor -- thereby creating a smart sensor scenario. Using libraries and filter design tools, digital filters can replace analog filters to reduce noise.
Sensor Developments introduced the model 90335 force sensor designed to measure the maximum force prior to the automatic reversal of power sliding doors and automatic lift gates. This sensor helps suppliers monitor these closing forces to insure they keep below the FMVSS levels and prevent accidental occupant trapping or injury. The sensor is secured in place in the door path during automatic closure, and can be used in repeated cycling without operator support.
VirtualLogix announced VLX for Network Infrastructure 2.0. This newest version of VLX for Network Infrastructure offers a host of new features and capabilities, including enhanced availability and increased OS and platform support, while using the latest hardware from Intel, including support for the Intel NetStructure MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer an AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade server based on the Intel Core microarchitecture.
Xilinx announced the latest release of its widely-used design solution. Improvements in the ISE 9.2i release reduce memory requirements by an average of 27 percent while providing expanded support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP x64, and Red Hat Enterprise WS 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. To simplify multi-rate DSP designs with a large number of clocks typically found in wireless and video applications, ISE 9.2i software features exceptional place and route and clock algorithms.
Based on the open PICMG standard, the RadiSys Procelerant CE3100 COM Express basic size (95 mm × 125 mm) modules combine Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 processor performance with ECC enabled memory. Paired with a the company’s Procelerant carrier board, these COM Express modules provide a ready-to-use development platform. COM Express reduces the time spent on processor design and enables focus on core competencies and product differentiation.
Performance Technologies introduced the CPC6620 PICMG 2.16 embedded Ethernet switch. Featuring 24 10/100/1000 Mb switch ports, two 10Gb uplink ports and support for IPv6 routing, it offers the bandwidth required for demanding applications as well as the resilience required in high availability applications such as airborne or ship borne communications systems, media and signaling gateways, IP media equipment, telecom switching/routing infrastructure, and wireless infrastructure elements.
VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX mainboard based on the VIA CX700 system media processor. Powered by the 1.5 GHz or fanless 1.0 GHz VIA C7 processor, the VIA EPIA LT has a maximum operating power consumption of <20W. The mainboard incorporates desirable performance, clear definition video and storage technologies, and a full feature I/O set including two LAN ports and native support for