Precise 16 bit DAC

14 May, 2002 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC1592, claimed to be the only 16-bit current output DAC that has a software programmable output range.

Network Converter

14 May, 2002 | Supplied by: Boston Technology Pty Ltd

The model 9365 converter from Telebyte is designed to enable networks using the latest DB9 interface connections to communicate between RS-485 or RS-422 devices, and RS-232 equipment at data rates up to 115.2 Kbps.


13 May, 2002

Engineers and scientists from three United Kingdom universities are combining to produce, what they claim to be, the world's smallest electronic nose, an industrial device that is able to replicate the odour sensor capability of the human nose.

AMD and Microsoft collaborate to further 64-bit computing

06 May, 2002

AMD has announced it is collaborating with Microsoft to incorporate 64-bit support for the future 8th-generation AMD Athlon and Opteron processors into the Windows operating system.

China becomes major "chip" centre

11 April, 2002

Rob Westerhof, Chief Executive of Philips Electronics China Group, says Hong Kong is going to benefit as China becomes the world's semiconductor centre.

Sapphire based chip trades copper wires for light

09 April, 2002

A team at Johns Hopkins University in the US has developed a prototype chip that uses light instead of wires as an interface.

Wafer-5825 Single Board Computer

09 April, 2002 | Supplied by: ICP Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

ICP Electronics Australia has added to its range of low power consumption embedded boards. The Wafer-5825 is designed to meet the requirements of such applications as transportation (car PC), internet appliances and information terminals.

Supplier rankings change, worldwide chip sales stay static

09 April, 2002

As the shake-up in the rankings, largely the result of the severe economic downturn that hit the semiconductor industry in 2001, occurs worldwide chip sales in February totalled A$20 billion, the same as January's sales.

Possible recovery in IC industry

03 April, 2002

The recovery in the IC business is somewhat mixed, according to research company IC Insights.

Intel shrinks chips to 90 nanometres

28 March, 2002

Intel has produced memory chips containing 330 million transistors through manufacturing technology that will hit the mainstream in 2003.

SONET/SDH equipment to revitalise optical market

28 March, 2002

In-Stat/MDR finds that manufacturers of synchronous optical network (SONET) and synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) equipment suffered heavily in 2001, due to a sharp cut back on capital expenditures by telecommunications carriers and the demise of many competitive local exchange carriers.

Memory price rises to continue

27 March, 2002

The memory market looks set to be more stable and profitable in 2002, and this could mean higher prices.

Floppy computer

25 March, 2002

Phillip Bullock, IBM Australia/New Zealand CEO, has said the company is trying to develop a computer flexible enough to roll up and put in your pocket.

DRAM prices will continue to rise

21 March, 2002

Citing a dramatic increase in average selling prices coupled with a slight increase in consumer demand for PC memory upgrades, market research company iSuppli has raised its forecast for the DRAM market.

Mobile technology requires new memory

19 March, 2002

Recent advances in mobile phone technology have generated demand for memory with high levels of functionality and capacity. However, there is no standardisation in the packaging of the chips that power them.

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