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Single-board

computerPCA-6180 is the latest model in this company's line of high-performance single-board computers. The product features an Intel(R) 815E chipset and a Socket 370 Pentium(R) III processor in the flip-chip package. It is said to provide dependable and stable performance for applications including Internet and telephony.

Advantech Technologies, 10225 Barnes Canyon Rd., Suite A-209, San Diego, CA 92121; FAX (858) 623-0839; www.advantech.com.

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FEA software

The Finite Element Visual Analysis System is designed to provide users with a pre-processing and post-processing finite analysis system, a general thermal/stress linear code for designers, and an advanced multiphysics thermal/elasto-plastic incompressible contact/impact solver for advanced nonlinear analysis.

Aegis Software, 3840 Beatty Court, Murrysville, PA 15668; FAX (724) 325-5591.

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PCI enclosure

G0405/G0406 are a new family of horizontal enclosures for 6U compactPCI cards. The products are said to provide a low profile option for telecommunications, telephony, industrial, and medical OEMs which require small size, multi-system clustering, or hot swap of I/O cards where front to back cooling is needed. Features include a 320W power supply and two cooling fans.

I-Bus/Phoenix, 8888 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123; FAX (858) 503-3005; www.ibus.com.

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CompactPCI system

The Millemium Gold 8U System is a compactPCI system for telephony applications which reportedly provides support for more boards or more storage in a smaller space. The product is said to support 13 peripheral processors, one system processor, and up to 292GB of SCSI disk storage, while cooling is accomplished by three individual hot swap fans below the card cage and three hot swap blowers above.

One Stop Systems Inc., 735 S. Vinewood St., Escondido, CA 92029; FAX (760) 745-9824; www.onestop systems. com.

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Access control

SAPPHIRE is integrated access control software designed for use in small- to medium-sized installations. The product is said to support up to 128 card readers, 4,000 cardholders, and four fully functional workstations, and runs under Windows 98, NT, or 2000 operating systems. Installation is completed with Auto-Configuration, a tool which detects and configures hardware and remote devices.

InfoGraphic Systems Corp., 7373 Lincoln Way, Garden Grove, CA 92841; FAX (262) 632-8667; www.infographicsystems.com.

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CompactPCI board

One-slot 3U compactPCI board from this company features the MPC8260 processor from Motorola's PowerQuicc II family, with speeds up to a reported 200 MHz. The product is said to be capable of handling multiple concurrent communications tasks, and is designed to be used by systems designers to speed the introduction of 8260-based communication products.

MEN Micro, Inc., 1940 Camden Way Ste. 100, Carrollton, TX 75007; FAX (972) 466-5986; www.menmicro.com.

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Power supply software

PI Expert? is said to decrease the time needed to design an optimized switching power supply. Users enter their power supply input requirements, output, and optimization preferences, and the program then determines the critical components needed, including the best TOPSwitch(R) power IC, input capacitor, and complete design details.

Power Integrations Inc., 5245 Hellyer Ave., San Jose, CA 95138; FAX (408) 414-9201; www.powerint.com.

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PowerPC chip

The MPC7450 PowerPC microprocessor is said by its manufacturer to be the highest-performing PowerPC chip on the market today, with processing speeds up to a reported 733 MHz. The product is said to have an advanced seven-stage pipeline with two additional execution units and an advanced AltiVec? engine, while the L2 cache has been integrated onto the die for greater speed.

Motorola, 2900 S. Diablo Way, Tempe, AZ 85282; FAX (602) 438-3518.

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