White Electronic Designs Corporation introduced a standard family of enhanced LCD displays. These standard LCD products can be used in market applications such as outdoor menu boards, medical devices and point-of-transaction devices. The 28 different LCD display models each offer a different combination of WEDC display enhancements, including the company’s Max-Vu technology.
Microchip Technology introduced its PIC32 family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC32 family adds more performance and more memory while maintaining pin, peripheral and software compatibility with Microchip’s 16-bit MCU/DSC families, and it is fully supported by the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which supports the company’s complete portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit devices. Launching with seven general-purpose members, the PIC32 family operates at up to 72 MHz
Advanced Analogic Technologies (AnalogicTech) announced its AAT2847, an integrated four-channel White LED (WLED) driver for portable systems operating off a single-cell Li-Ion/Polymer battery. The charge pump-based device also integrates two 200 mA Low Dropout (LDO) linear regulators, each with its own
Linear Technology announced the LT6105, a precision current sense amplifier with an input common mode range that extends from –0.3V below V-, up to 44V above V-. The common mode range of the LT6105 is independent of the positive supply voltage. Therefore the LT6105 can operate as a high-side or a low-side current sense monitor. It can continuously monitor current during a load short or power supply failure, as well as continuously monitor a battery from full charge to depletion
American Sensor Technologies AST4900 pressure sensors utilize Krystal Bond Technology and are free of oil-fill, welds and internal O-rings, all of which eliminate the risk of system contamination in extreme conditions. The media isolated pressure sensor also holds a CE EN61326 Certification and UL/cUL508 Approval.
Photonic Products introduced two high power, infrared wavelength GaAlaS laser diodes from Opnext, Inc. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG are suitable light sources for industrial and medical sensor applications and as a light source for various other types of optical equipment such as distance meters, barcode scanners and high resolution CTP. The HL8337MG and the HL8338MG have a lasing wavelength of 830 nm typ and a high optical output power of 50 mW CW, a multi-quantum well structure, a package size of 5.6 mm and a built-in photodiode for monitoring laser output which allows for easier control of the auto power circuit.
Photonic Products released is 2008 catalog available as a free download. The catalog's focus is Sanyo laser diodes from 405 nm to 830 nm. The range includes high power diodes for use with CD-R, industrial laser diodes at 635 nm, 808 nm laser diodes for use as a light source and for green laser modules, and 405 nm blue-violet laser diodes for next-generation optical disks and other industrial applications. Other catalog sections include diode pumped solid state green laser modules.
Netlist released an Industrial-Grade PC Storage Card, the second in the company's series of solid-state solutions for the Industrial Flash market. This Type II devicethat performs the same function as a hard disk drive and is designed for mission-critical applications requiring high levels in data integrity including telecommunications, voting, and military systems. It features a controlled
The 5I22 from Mesa Electronics is a general purpose, programmable, industrial I/O card for the PCI bus. It uses a 1M or 1.5M gate Xilinx FPGA for all logic. The FPGA configuration is downloadable from the PCI bus side, allowing creation of almost any kind of specialized I/O function. Features include four 50-pin connectors with I/O module rack-compatible pin-outs and interleaved grounds
MMD Components, part of Monitor & Quartztek, introduced a RoHS-compliant oscillator series in a compact, hermetically sealed, surface-mount ceramic package. They are useful for devices such as mobile and cordless telephones, digital cameras, PDAs, and notebook computers. The MXH series oscillators measure 2 mm × 2.5 mm and are available in frequencies of 1.54 MHz to 80 MHz, operate at supply voltages of 1.6V DC and have a maximum power consumption as low as 8 mA.
Texas Instruments, Inc. announced its eZ430-RF2500 tool for designing embedded systems that combines ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU) with wireless communications. The development tool, packaged in a USB stick form factor, offers two radio frequency-enabled microcontroller target boards and a PC debugging interface that can be used to develop stand-alone wireless projects. The tool enables developers to build low-power wireless systems for sensing
IAR announced its YellowSuite for ColdFire microcontrollers that promote a natural design flow from the beginning of a development project, integrating the necessary tools to produce a working design. The development tools included are proprietary Embedded Workbench for building and debugging the application, visualSTATE for design, validation, test and verification of the control logic, PowerPac RTOS file system and associated middleware, and a KickStart Kit to test
Carbon Design Systems announced its Carbon Model Studio, a system for the automatic generation, validation and implementation of hardware-accurate software models, enabling a design team to begin software development and debug before silicon. System architects can use the system for architectural analysis and profiling. Software engineers can develop and debug embedded software, firmware, drivers and diagnostics concurrent with hardware development.
Kontron introduced its CP6001, a 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16-compliant board with three rugged levels. Based on the Intel Core Duo/Core Duo processor and mobile chipset, it features high computing and graphic performance with a low thermal design power and a complete set of data, communication and multimedia interfaces. Designed to withstand tough environmental conditions, the passively cooled board features up to 4 GB of soldered RAM
Kontron introduced its PCI-760 PICMG 1.3 system host board (SHB) that features the Intel Q35 GMCH chipset and LGA-775 socket-based Intel processors. The board is equipped with multi-core Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 3.0 GHz, and it provides optimal server performance with advanced remote management features based on Intel’s AMT 3.0 technology. The board boosts power to 4 × 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processors