Sapphire technology to improve chip efficiency

25 January, 2002

Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers at Johns Hopkins University, US, have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips talk to each other.

Intel processors boost performance

22 January, 2002

Intel have just announced seven new mobile processors built on Intel's industry leading 0.13-micron fabrication process.

Fast Dual Comparator

22 January, 2002 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT1715, a dual comparator. With 150 MHz toggle frequency and 4 ns propagation delay, the device meets or exceeds the performance requirements of a wide range of high-speed applications.

Surface Mount Inductors

22 January, 2002 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronic Solutions

Gowanda Electronics has introduced a series of surface mount toroid inductors. The SMT35A series uses a core and package, and a 2-in-1 construction, that offers versatility and efficiency for power supply applications.

Embedded memory to grow

14 January, 2002

Worldwide revenues for high-complexity, cell-based designs, containing at least one or more blocks of embedded flash, are forecast to experience a compound annual growth rate of 26% from 2000 to 2005, according to Cahners In-Stat.

Molecular switches that assemble themselves

05 January, 2002

"Smaller means faster and more efficient" is the maxim of the electronics industry as it strives towards the greater miniaturisation. Conventional fabrication methods are reaching their limits, with the production of components around 100 nm in size

Tiny fans to cool electronics

20 December, 2001

Research engineers at Purdue University are developing tiny, quiet fans that wiggle back and forth to help cool future laptop computers and other portable electronic gear.

Optical amplifiers poised for growth in 2003

17 December, 2001

Hi-tech research firm, Cahners In-Stat Group anticipates that the total market for optical amplifiers used as linear amplifiers on long haul and metropolitan area network (MAN) applications will increase from approximately $6.6 billion in 2001 to $9.4 billion in 2006.

Linux Board

11 December, 2001 | Supplied by: Allied Data Systems Pty Ltd

CompuLab has introduced a Linux installation image for the 586CORE single board computer. The Kernel integrates the 586CORE module with additional drivers to support the onboard functions to create an embedded computer with capabilities usually offered only by much larger boards.

Switching Amplifiers

11 December, 2001 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

Turck has announced MK13-222Ex0-R two channel switching amplifiers - compact devices that incorporate 1 NAMUR DIN 19234 sensor, or one dry contact, per input channel and provide one single pole single throw relay per output channel.

Charger MOSFETs

11 December, 2001 | Supplied by: Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd

Four PowerPAK 1212-8 MOSFET devices designed for battery charger switching and protection applications have been announced by Siliconix.

Chip prices rise

11 December, 2001

With a general chip drought, and higher than expected demand, chip prices are rising in the PC processor sector, leading to hopes of a recovery.

Low Profile PCI Boards

11 December, 2001 | Supplied by:

Interworld Electronics has released a series of low profile PCI, RS-232 serial boards in one, two and four port versions.

Diagonal Fans

11 December, 2001 | Supplied by: Adilam Technologies

At the top end of the PAPST product range, the DV6200 series offers fans with both high flow rates, >500 m/h, and high static pressure.

Surface Mount LVDS

11 December, 2001 | Supplied by: C&K Components Plus

M-tron has announced surface mount LVDS output oscillators and voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXOs). These devices offer low noise performance in hot swap applications, fibre channel, gigabit ethernet, and other IEEE 1394-based high-speed data systems.

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