- Microchip Unveils Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Charge-Management Controllers
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the MCP73833 and MCP73834 (MCP73833/4) single-cell, high current (1 Ampere [A]), Li-Ion/Li-Polymer linear charge-management controllers. These fully integrated charge-management controllers combine several key, standard charge-management and safety features in a single chip for reliable charging of high-capacity Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries. Available in small MSOP and thermally efficient 3 mm x 3 mm DFN packages, the MCP73833/4 chargers enable smarter, faster and safer battery- charger designs.
- Measurement Computing Unveils 8 Multifunction DAQ Boards
Measurement Computing Corporation, the market leader in low-cost data acquisition, today introduced eight new multifunction DAQ boards. Both the PCI-2500 series and the USB-2500 series boards provide true multifunction high-speed performance with analog inputs, waveform capable analog outputs, 24 high-speed digital I/O, four counter/quadrature inputs, and two timer outputs.
- White Paper: Software for Next Generation Automation and Control
ICS Triplex ISaGRAF announced today their presentation of a significant white paper on the use of the IEC 61499 distributed intelligent control standard in next-generation automation and control at the 4th International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), which was held August 16-18, 2006 in Singapore.
- Mitsubishi Introduces FX3U SuperMicro Programmable Logic Controllers
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., a major supplier of industrial automation equipment, has introduced its FX3U Series line of next-generation SuperMicro(TM) programmable logic controllers that offer unmatched execution speed, performance-enhancing instructions and unparalleled connectivity. The new devices, which are backward-compatible to Mitsubishi Electric’s FX2N series, are available now, including relay and transistor base units, software and most peripherals.
- Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Industry Grows by 15%
The EDA Consortium’s Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the electronic design automation (EDA) industry revenue for Q2 of 2006 grew 15% to $1,256 million, versus $1,091 million in Q2 2005, due in part to new company participation. Total product revenues, without services, was up 15% to $1,180 million in Q2 of 2006 vs. $1,028 million in the same quarter of 2005.
- Renesas Samples SH-Mobile G2 Single-Chip LSI for Dual-Mode Handsets
Renesas Technology Corp. today announced that it has begun shipping samples of the SH-Mobile G2, a single-chip LSI for dual-mode HSDPA/W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE mobile phones. The LSI was jointly developed with NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Sharp Corporation, and evaluation samples have been shipped to these handset manufacturers since the end of September 2006.
- Excel Software Updates Developer Tools, Offers Trial Downloads
Excel Software updated the QuickCRC, QuickUML and QuickHelp tools for Windows and Mac OS X software developers. The updates enhance the user interface and productivity plus add free trial editions. QuickCRC Windows 3.0.3 or QuickCRC MacOSX 1.0.1 is used for agile modeling of object-oriented software using CRC cards. QuickUML 2.0.1 for Windows or Mac OS X implements UML models with code generation. QuickHelp 2.0.5 for Windows or Mac OS X provides help authoring and deployment of application help on Windows 95 to XP, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Linux.