Secure microcontroller

11 August, 2003 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Atmel is sampling a secureAVR RISC microcontroller with 32 Mega-bit flash based on the AT90SC3232CS (secureAVR processor, 32 KB flash, 32 KB EEPROM) with in addition, 32 Mega-bit of flash for secure datastorage.

New manufacturing technique for microelectronics

24 July, 2003

About every 18 months, the number of transistors in computer chips doubles - the direct result of ever-shrinking sizes. By decreasing the size of these components and consequently, fitting more of them onto a single chip, computer speed and power improves. Thanks to a new manufacturing technique - developed by an international team of researchers which includes Paul Nealey, a University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical engineer - manufacturing the minute may soon be cheaper and more exact.

New approach to solid-state lighting

17 July, 2003

In a different approach to creating white light, several researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories have developed what is claimed to be the first solid-state white light-emitting device using quantum dots. In the future, the use of quantum dots as light-emitting phosphors may represent a major application of nanotechnology.

Buck MOSFET chip

07 July, 2003 | Supplied by: Soanar Plus

International Rectifier has introduced the IRF7821 and IRF7832 synchronous buck converter chip set designed to increase battery life in notebook computers.

DC bus converter chip set

07 July, 2003 | Supplied by: International Rectifier

International Rectifier has unveiled the first group of products in the family of DC bus converter chip sets for 48 V input and 150 W board-mounted power converters used in telecom and networking systems.

Triple-Gate transistor from research to development

25 June, 2003

Intel has announced details of its 'tri-gate' transistor design, stating that the tri-gate transistor is moving from research to the development phase.

Silva attracted by magnetics group

19 June, 2003

Magnets form the basis of computer technology, so the speed at which magnets can act and react has become extremely important. The Nanomagnetics and Spin Dynamics (NSD) group in the School of Physics recently hosted Dr Tom Silva, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Colorado, to work with them on a development of a high speed magnetometer which measures magnetisation at very short time scales.

Breakthrough tuning for microelectronics

17 June, 2003

The ability to make atomic-level changes in the functional components of semiconductor switches, demonstrated by a team of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North Carolina State University and University of Tennessee physicists, could lead to changes in the semiconductor industry.

COTS graphics

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by:

SBS Technologies has introduced the Sentiris S4110-CD00-AR COTS graphics subsystem offering good performance and image quality in a conduction cooled PMC format.

DC/DC controller

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by:

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3730, a three-phase synchronous step-down switching controller with integrated MOSFET drivers dedicated to power the Pentium 4 IMVP-III mobile processors.

Recovery diodes

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: International Rectifier

International Rectifier has introduced a family of standard-recovery diodes in a stud-mount DO-5 plastic-cap case.

Low power processor

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Wincomm's Micro PC, WPC-650, is especially developed for embedded applications. The WPC-650 features compact size, high performance and fan-less low power operation with the VIA Eden platform.

PC-based controller

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

ICP Electronics Australia has released the DIN-310, a fan-less Transmeta Crusoe PC-based controller, designed to mount on a DIN rail or be use in wall-mount applications.

Programmable relays

05 June, 2003 | Supplied by: Baldor Australia Pty Ltd

The KBMS series of programmable relays is designed for machine automation and process control. Several models are offered which provide a choice of input power (AC or DC), number of input/outputs (10, 12 and 20), and input type (digital DC or AC and 0-10 VDC analog).

Tiny solid-state light emitter

03 June, 2003

A tiny solid-state light emitter produced by Phaedon Avouris and his colleagues at IBM, consists of a single-walled carbon nanotube (NT) strung between two electrodes and controlled by a third.

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