ACCES I/O Products introduced the DAQ-PACK data acquisition and control system. The multifunction I/O DAQ-PACK is ideal for adding high-speed analog and digital I/O capabilities to any PC or embedded system with a USB port. DAQ-PACK performs signal conditioning such as RC filtering, current inputs, RTD measurement, bridge completion, thermocouple break detection, voltage dividers, small signal inputs, and sensor excitation voltage supply. It features sampling speeds up to 500kHz. The DAQ-PACK is available now for $872.
The WireX converter, from eDevice, enables legacy equipment with embedded analog modems to immediately be switched from connecting through the traditional phone line to connecting through a cellular GSM / GPRS wireless network. WireX is the first Analog-To-Wireless converter designed for self installation by the end-user. It does not require any changes on the existing legacy device, the user only needs to disconnect the phone cable from the wall and plug it into the WireX dial-up connector. The data previously transferred over the phone link is then automatically transmitted using phone line emulation over a GPRS or GSM data cellular network. WireX is ideal for remote patient monitors, telecardiology monitors, alarm and security systems, TV set-top-boxes, point-of-sale equipment, energy metering systems, security, and access control devices.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP6H01 and MCP6H02 (MCP6H01/2) operational amplifiers (op amps). The op amps feature 1.2 MHz gain-bandwidth, 3.5V to 16V supply voltage, 135 microamperes quiescent current (typical), 3.5 mV offset voltage (max), 100 dB (typical) Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR), and 102 dB (typical) Power-Supply Rejection Ratio (PSRR). The MCP6H01 is priced at $0.47 each (10k-Unit) and the MCP6H02 is priced at $0.66 each (10k-Unit). The MCP6H01/2 is ideal for medical (portable instrumentation, heart- and blood-pressure monitors), automotive (proximity, temperature or flow sensors), and industrial (high-side current sensing in power supplies) applications.
WinSystems introduced the PCM-MIO-G-AD-1 and PCM-MIO-G-DA-1 PC/104-compatible analog I/O boards. The PCM-MIO-G-AD-1 is a 16-channel, 16-bit analog input card and the PCM-MIO-G-DA-1 is an 8-channel, 12-bit analog output card. PCM-MIO-G-AD-1 and PCM-MIO-G-DA-1 expansion boards are feature accurate analog and digital I/O over a -40° to +85°C temperature range. Both modules support 48-lines of digital I/O. Both WinSystems modules are supplied with free drivers for C, Linux, and Windows XP Embedded. The PCM-MIO-G-AD-1 list price is $249 and the PCM-MIO-G-DA-1 list price is $279.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP1623 and MCP1624 (MCP1623/4) Synchronous Boost Regulators. The MCP1623 and MCP1624 regulators enable designers to reduce the size and number of batteries without increasing costs. The MCP1623/4 regulators can be utilized with any PIC microcontroller for < 0.7V VDD operation. The MCP1623/4 Synchronous Boost Regulators are available in a 6-pin, SOT-23 package, for less than $0.20 each, in volume. Samples are available today. Volume-production quantity orders can be placed now.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP4801/2, MCP4811/2 (MCP48XX) and MCP4901/2, MCP4911/2 (MCP49XX) Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). With the MCP48XX and MCP49XX DAC families, engineers can customize the resolution, number of outputs and voltage reference for each application. Samples and volume-production quantities can be ordered now.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter. The MCP2200 is an out-of-the-box solution that makes it easy to add USB connectivity to embedded systems. By connecting the MCP2200 UART interface to any microcontroller UART peripheral, USB connectivity can be added. The MCP2200 includes 8 general-purpose I/O pins that can be controlled by the PC using the Windows-based configuration tool included with the MCP2200. The MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter is available in 20-pin SSOP and SOIC packages for $1.39 each, in 10,000-unit quantities (for both package options). It is also available in a 5 mm x 5 mm QFN package, for $1.50 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.
ACCES I/O Products introduced the USB-AO Series of small form factor USB-based data acquisition and control I/O modules. The USB-AO multifunction board features high speed USB 2.0, 16 channels of 16-bit resolution analog outputs, two 16-bit analog inputs, 16 digital I/O lines, and a small, rugged, industrial enclosure. This module can be used in any PC or embedded system with a USB port. It is an ideal for embedded system and test designers. The first model, USB-AO16-16A, can be used in USB-based embedded applications that require stable and accurate output signals. The USB-AO Series includes 10 models with list prices ranging from $299 to $699.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP4341, MCP4342 (MCP434X), MCP4361, and MCP4362 (MCP436X) quad digital potentiometers. The MCP4341/2 digital potentiometers are available in 14- and 20-pin TSSOP, and 4 mm x 4 mm QFN packages, for $1.00 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The MCP4361/2 digital potentiometers are available in 14- and 20-pin TSSOP, and 4 mm x 4 mm QFN packages, for $1.34 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
Triad Semiconductor introduced the TSX1001 mixed-signal ARM Cortex-M0 processor. The TSX1001 ARM Cortex-M0 processor features 16-bit ADC, 12-bit DAC, and uncommitted op-amps. Engineering samples of the Triad Semiconductor TSX1001 will be available in May 2010. The TSX1001 will be supported by industry standard embedded software tool flows such as the ARM RealView development suite.