ADLINK Technology introduced the PACwiz programmable automation controller (PAC) solutions for automation applications using the IEC 61131-3 programming standard. With PACwiz, PLC users are able to easily upgrade to a PAC platform without further training as application development can be done in IEC 61131-3 languages, just as with traditional PLCs. PACwiz systems are available now starting at a single-unit list price of $999 for the PACwiz-MXC and $1149 for the PACwiz-DPAC.
Summit Microelectronics announced the SMB274 programmable driver for the LensVector solid-state AutoFocus device. LensVector AutoFocus replaces the complex, bulky and often fragile mechanical autofocus mechanisms currently found in camera phones with a simple and easy-to-integrate solid-state component. The SMB274 is offered in a 1.34mm x 2.34mm, 15-ball WLCSP package. Samples and evaluation kits will be available later this quarter from Summit and LensVector.
Cypress Semiconductor announced the CY8C28xxx PSoC 1 programmable system-on-chip with enhanced analog performance. The programmable analog of the CY8C28xxx device enables more advanced mixed-signal and sensing applications, as well as faster and more robust capacitive touch-sensing interfaces. The CY8C28xxx PSoC 1 devices are now in production. The line is available in multiple configurations, and comes in a 48-pin QFN package, a 44-pin TQFP package, and 20- and 28-pin SSOP packages.