Agilent has introduced high speed optocouplers, claimed to be capable of transmitting data at a 50 megabaud (MBd) rate, allowing high speed collection and control in industrial automation applications where isolation is required.
Macronix, Taiwan has announced an agreement with Mitsubishi Electric which covers 0.15 um DINOR Flash technology development, joint design of product and wafer manufacturing.
The future of nanoelectronics looks promising. Built with nanotubes and various self-assembling molecular structures, this technology may revolutionise the elctronic world by replacing the silicon transistor in approximately ten years.
German company, Cairos Technologies is developing an automated soccer refereeing technology that could result in fewer disagreements over decisions particularly the offside rule.
Zarlink Semiconductor and Agilent have announced a multi-source agreement intended to create a common standard for pluggable 4-channel parallel optic transceiver modules that offer an aggregate bandwidth of up to 10 Gb/s.
Backplane Systems Technology has released Axiom's 8.4" TFT industrial panel PC, the Panel 1080-845. It has been designed for HMIs (human machine interfaces), industrial control, transportation and other space critical applications.
BOC's fibre optics solutions group has patented a helium recovery system capable of capturing and recycling more than 85% of the helium used in optical fibre production
Miteq's line of gold standard resistors and terminations offer design features such as: good broadband VSWR; reliable construction; nickel, silver and gold plating; welded leads; and copper and copper/tungsten mounting flanges.