EDA News – 2007.12.07

TI Develops TMP300 Resistor-Programmable Temperature Switch
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced the industry’s smallest (SC70 package) low-power, resistor-programmable temperature switch that operates over the largest supply voltage range. The TMP300 allows for simple temperature monitoring and control. The tiny size of the device makes it an attractive option for power supply systems, DC/DC modules, thermal monitoring and electronic protection systems.

IBASE Rolls Out IB704 PC/104-Plus CPU Module
IBASE Technology, a leading manufacturer of RoHS-compliant single board computers and industrial motherboards, introduced the IBASE IB704 PC/104 Plus module featuring the AMD Geode CS5536 companion device, optimized to work with the AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W processor. With a compact 90mm x 96mm footprint standard, the IB704 is suited for space-constraint applications in factory automation, military, security, transportation and POS. The board does not require a fan and features extended temperature operation that enables it to perform in harsh environment.

IEI Launches AFOLUX All-in-One Panel PC for Compact Use
IEI Technology Corp. (IEI) launched three 10.4″ AFOLUX all-in-one panel PCs for space limited applications. Integrated 500MHz AMD LX800 maximizes power saving of AFL-10A-LX. Low power utilization increases the clock frequency, improves reliability, decreases the noise margins and reduces both the capital and operational costs. Makes AFL-10A-LX an ideal platform for industrial automation platforms.

IEI Introduces LGA775 Quad-Core Platform
IEI Technology Corp. (IEI) announced the launch of their high-performance quad-core processor platforms, which are available in the ATX, PICMG 1.3 and Mini-ITX form factors. The IEI quad-core LGA775 platforms are ideal for integration into demanding multitasking applications that require high data throughputs, extreme reliability and precision.

Opera 9 for Devices Powers ARCHOS 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi, Archos TV+
ARCHOS, the global consumer electronics manufacturer and leader in portable digital entertainment solutions, has selected the Opera 9 SDK for Devices for its Generation 5 portable media players – the ARCHOS 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi and new ARCHOS TV+. With Opera’s full-featured Web browser, users can enjoy access to all Web pages and advanced Web 2.0 applications on the device’s high-resolution, touch-screen. The Generation 5 players also come Widget-ready with Opera 9, giving users easy access to the content they want from the convenience of the home screen.

Gleichmann Announces NEC PS9587 Optocouplers
Gleichmann Electronics presents NEC Electronics’ new PS9587 series of high speed optocouplers with a GaAlAs LED on the input side and an open collector output. The devices, available in eight different versions, are designed for high speed logic data interfaces with 5 V supply voltage line. The maximum propagation delay time (t_PLH/ t_PHL) of 75 ns enables the transfer of data of up to 10 Mbit/s speed.