News – 2006.11.03

  • Microchip Unveils PIC Microcontrollers for Motor Control Applications
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced a family of 8-bit Flash microcontrollers with new advanced motor control peripherals that deliver better efficiency, quieter operation, greater range and extend the life of motors in automotive, industrial, appliance and consumer applications. This new PICmicro(R) family meets the needs for flexibility and integrated intelligence required in today’s cutting-edge electronic power and motor control systems.
  • COMMELL Introduces MP-954GPS Mini PCI GPS Module
    Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), the worldwide leader provider of Single Board Computers, introduced the Mini PCI Module MP-954GPS with the latest SiRF StarIII high performance chipset, which meets the industry`s toughest challenges, allows to acquire in only seconds even low signal levels and can support 20-Channels GPS. The unit is ideal for navigation systems, vehicle location systems, geological equipment, boating location and other related applications.
  • Advantest Unveils T5383 Multipurpose Memory Test System
    Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857), (NYSE: ATE), today announced the availability of its new memory test system, the T5383, for multipurpose memory devices such as DRAM, SDRAM, and DDR SDRAM, as well as flash memory and package test of MCP and other devices.
  • Elma Bustronic Rolls Out 2-Slot CompactPCI Backplane
    Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes has developed a new 2-slot CompactPCI backplane. The 9U backplane is horizontally mounted in the chassis, with 3U of the backplane devoted to power supply and header connectors. With the pluggable power connectors and the signal connectors in one monolithic backplane, cabling and sourcing costs are reduced.
  • Texas Instruments Powers MasterCard PayPass Contactless Payment System
    A contactless payment key fob smaller than the keys on your keychain and a thin oval-shaped wristband are just two of the payment possibilities enabled by Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated’s (NYSE: TXN) ISO/IEC 14443 contactless payment chip and antenna packages. The release of the industry’s smallest payment products, fully MasterCard PayPass certified, brings new versatility and convenience to the contactless payments industry, as issuing banks explore a range of form factors, from traditional cards to fobs and wristbands.
  • Xilinx Updates ISE Design Tools, Adds Support for Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced availability of a complete logic design solution including an update to its Integrated Software Environment (ISE(TM)) design tools for their newest Virtex(TM)-5 LXT Platform FPGAs, the industry’s first FPGA to deliver hard-coded PCI Express(R) technology and Tri-mode Ethernet Media Controller (MAC) blocks.