Ppzero, an architecture that combines the high bandwidth of PCI with the product availability of VME, provides peer multi-processing between VME boards via a PCI secondary bus, concurrently with VME data transfers. The hardware and software components complement the company's single board computers.
Radstone Technology, 50 Craig Rd., Montvale, NJ 07645-1709; FAX 201-391-2899; www.radstone.com.
The ELSA GLoria II AGP controller is a 3D graphics solution. It has AGP 2X/4X support, high-resolution support in true color mode, optimized OpenGL Drivers, and a unified frame buffer with 64 MB of SDRAM. With the combination of a Quadro™processor, the controller is suggested for CAD applications, such as PTC Pro/ENGINEER, EDS Unigraphics, and Dassault Catia, as well as DCC applications such as Discreet MAX and Softimage 3D.
Compaq Computer Corp., Box 69200 M.S. 580307, Houston, TX 77269-2000; FAX (281) 514-4583; www.compaq.com.
The AZ957 single-pole telecom relay with dual in-line (DIL) pitch terminals meets FCC Part 68 for 1,000V dielectric and 1,500V lightning surge, and is available with Form C contacts. Due to its small size (10×7.5×12.5 mm), it is recommended for telecommunication, security, and computer/peripheral equipment.
American Zettler, 75 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; FAX (949) 831-8642; www.azettler.com.
The Ultra Miniature Pico™Controller , a suggested alternative to relays in a range of simple applications, comes in 12 and 18 I/O versions. Recommended for OEMs still using relays for controls, but who would like to increase functionality. Pico performs simple logic, timing, counting, and real-time clock operations, and has optional memory modules for program storage and transport. The 12-point model is offered with or without a keypad and display and measures 3.5×2.8×2.1 inches.
Rockwell Automation, Dept. 1144 10701 Hampshire Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55438; FAX (414) 382-4347; www.rockwellautomation.com.
This 600W dc low-profile, medium powered, programmable power supply comes in a chassis that is 1.75 inches high and 9.5 wide. It provides voltage outputs of 8, 20, 40, and 60V dc with output currents from 10 to 75A. Rackmount kits are available for mounting a single unit or two units in a side-by-side configuration. The autoranging ac input requires no user setup for either 90-132V ac or 180-264V ac single-phase input with a universal frequency range of 47-63 Hz.
Sorensen, 9250 Brown Deer Rd., San Diego, CA 92121-2294; FAX (858) 458-0267; www.sorensen.com.
Featuring 2 Gbaud data rates per channel, the integrated SYMFC929 controller is designed to enable system designers to double I/O performance while enhancing host utilization and connectivity. Reported to be one of the first multifunctional devices supporting Fiber Channel Protocol (FCP) and Internet Protocol (IP) intermixed and simultaneous on both channels, IP and SCSI traffic can coexist in NT systems without the need for a full port driver.
LSI Logic, 1551 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035; FAX (408) 433-8989; www.lsilogic.com.
For Gigabit Ethernet, Fiber Channel, and ATM OC-12 applications, the MT-RJ transceivers operate at speeds up to 1.25 Gb/sec. The multimode transceivers use low-cost, short-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and meet the requirements of IEEE 802.3z for 1000 Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet. The transceivers have a reach of 550m over 50/125µm fiber or 275m over 62.5/125µm fiber without the use of mode-conditioning cables.
Amp, Box 3608, Phoenix, AZ 85027; www.amp.com.
Palomar III, a telecommunications PMC module, is intended to provide communications customers with PowerPC performance and the flexibility of dual bridges for memory/FPGA or other system expansion. It's configured with a 366 to 500 MHz PowerPC 750 processor, 1 MB L2 cache, 128-512 MB SDRAM, 512 kB of Boot Flash, and IBM's Dual Bridge and Memory Controller. It can reportedly be customized in as little as 8 to 12 weeks with no NRE for OEM customers.
SBS Technologies Inc., 1284 Corporate Center Dr., St. Paul, MN 55121-1245; FAX (651) 905-4701; www.sbs.com.
The PIC16C745 and PIC16C765 8-bit microcontrollers feature a unique software detachment mechanism and offer enough processing bandwidth to enable USB functionality and other control functions in a single-chip solution. They contain 8k×14 words of program memory and 256 bytes of user RAM. The 28-pin controller feature 22 I/O ports and a 5-channel 8-bit to analog converter. The 40-pin had 33 I/O ports and a 8-chanel converter.
Microchip Technology, 2355 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85224; www. microchip.com.