IAR Systems launched a USB stack that works with the IAR PowerPac RTOS and file system to offer the benefits a USB interface to developers using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. This addition to the company’s integrated middleware portfolio is particularly suitable for use in portable devices that need a convenient connection to a PC. The IAR PowerPac USB stack is pre-configured and - when programmed using IAR Systems’ build tools, RTOS and file system - includes everything necessary to add a fully-working USB interface to an ARM device.
Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) announced the availability of the VF2F2 reference design module for its Vinculum VNC1L embedded USB host controller. The design incorporates a practical firmware application that demonstrates file transfer using the USB mass storage class interface. It permits moving files from a USB device to a USB flash disk. The design could also be used to transfer files between other mass storage class devices such as MP3 players or between two USB flash disks. The module is equipped with two USB type A sockets and four control buttons.
Adlink Technology’s M-885 adopts the Mobile Intel 945GM Express chipset and supports the Intel Core2 Duo which is said to improve performance and lowers power consumption up to 40 percent. The motherboard offers a 667 MHz Front Side Bus, supports up to 2 GB dual-channel DDR2 memory, and provides a high resolution (up to 1,600 × 1,200) integrated graphics engine. It adopts the FlexATX form factor for use in a variety of industrial chassis designs and customizations.
Adlink Technology’s PCI-9221 multi-function 16-bit resolution DAQ card features a sampling rate up to 250kS/s. It also provides a programmable I/O supporting digital I/O (TTL), general-purpose timer/counters, motor encoder inputs, and PWM (pulse width modulation) outputs for simple motion control. The PCI-9221 card offers two 16-bit analog outputs which are suitable for applications requiring DC voltage output control.
Adlink Technology introduced an industrial microATX motherboard supporting the Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The on-board LGA 775 socket supports the higher clock speeds of the processor. The M-946 FSB supports speeds of 533 MHz, 800 MHz and 1,066 MHz. Combined with dual channel DDR2 memory at 533/667 MHz, the motherboard provides the necessary bandwidth for high-speed SMT inspection systems, automation and industrial control applications.
KOA Speer Electronics introduces the WK73 wide terminal flat chip resistor providing high reliability and performance. This flat chip resistor features higher power ratings as a result of its enhanced heat dissipation. The resister offers current sensing for power supply circuits, which makes it ideal for automotive electronics, ECU’s, anti-locking braking systems and air bag systems. The resistance range is 22 m? to 1M? and the T.C.R. is ±100 ppm/°C, ±200 ppm/°C, ±300 ppm/°C, and ±800 ppm/°C. The available tolerances are
SST is sampling the first in its All-in-OneMemory product family, the SST88VP1107. By blending the features of NOR, NAND and RAM in a unified architecture, this product comes configured with 512 KByte instant-on boot NOR, 128 MB execute-in-place (XIP) code storage, 120 MB data storage and 12 MB system RAM for mobile and embedded applications. The single-bus, single-package product offers a
TechnoConcepts, Inc. announces True Software Radio test chips in CMOS 90 nm. The chipsets are designed to enable cell phones, PDAs, laptops and infrastructure with different radio frequencies, standards and protocols to adjust by software command so that they can communicate across otherwise incompatible networks without the need for multiple radios.
Anadigics, Inc. announces its ABA3130, a single-chip, low-noise, high linearity RF amplifier with integrated gain control for cable TV front end applications. Designed to replace existing discrete solutions, the fully integrated amplifier improves receiver performance in a number of cable TV digital set-top boxes and analog and digital TVs. To ensure compatibility with tuners being developed for future 1 GHz cable systems, the amplifier features wideband operation of 50 MHz to 1.1 GHz.
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announces a system-on-chip (SoC) system with performance and capability enhancements for car navigation systems and other in-vehicle car information system products. The single-chip SH7775 32-bit processor, running at speeds up to 600 MHz, achieves performance of 1 GIPS (giga instructions per second) and up to 4.2 GFLOPS (giga floating-point operations per second).
Texas Instruments, Inc. announces an integrated ±1C maximum remote junction temperature sensor and local temperature sensor that are designed to monitor thermal diodes found in CPUs, microprocessors, graphics processing units and FPGAs. The TMP411 features programmable series resistance cancellation and diode non-ideality correction which simplify and remove the process of individual processor resistance calibration commonly associated with remote diode monitoring.
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the DS4026, a digitally controlled Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (DC-TCXO). The DC-TCXO provides frequency accuracy and stability better than ±1.0 ppm over a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. Over a 10-year operational life, the device is accurate to better than ±4.6 ppm and features phase noise performance characteristics of -140 dBc/Hz at a 1 kHz offset. This digitally tunable TCXO employs proprietary design and calibration techniques that negate the effects of electromechanical stress, thermal variations, and frequency perturbations
National Semiconductor Corp. introduces a single-chip Boomer audio power amplifier for driving ceramic speakers used in a wide range of 3V portable devices. The LM48555 drives ceramic speakers in small handheld devices such as cell phones, smartphones, notebook computers. With a ceramic speaker load equivalent to 1 µF + 20 Ohm, it provides a voltage drive of 15.7V peak-to-peak with less than 1 percent total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N).
Phihong's PSAA15W single-output adapter meets Energy Star and CEC Level IV standards and is appropriate for portable equipment, modems, routers, peripherals and terminal applications. The adapter features 0A minimum load power consumption and a low leakage current of 0.25 mA max. AC input voltage is 100V AC to 240V AC with a maximum AC input current of 0.5A at 120VAC. This Class B EMI adapter, which measures
Nippon Pulse America introduced NEMA Size 8 hybrid stepper motors that produce high speed and torque in a sub-miniature, RoHS-compliant package. They are suited for motion control applications where small size with high torque is essential. The torque levels reached with this step motor line makes them an alternative to servomotors in many applications. The compact and lightweight 1.8º NEMA 8, bipolar hybrid stepper motors provide flexibility in applications with limited space.