Molex has receive approval for its CoolFin heat sink from AMD for the next generation 64 bit processor, the Athlon 64. As the result of meeting strict thermal resistance and other design requirements, Molex is one of a few vendors to receive AMD's approval on this new platform.
The JRex 3.5" CPU boards fit in between PC/104 modules that are suitable for low production volumes with a broad selection of off-the-shelf available I/O modules and custom baseboard designs that use CPU board standards such as ETX and DIMM-PC.
The worldwide pressure to move away from traditional lead-containing solders has resulted in some intriguing differences of philosophy and approach around the world, which were highlighted during a recent British fact-finding mission to Japan
Several months after the European Parliament approved stringent legislation banning lead and other hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in Europe beginning July 2006, the industry is finding compliance easier said than done