American Portwell Technology introduced the RUBY-D716VG2AR ATX industrial motherboard. The RUBY-D716VG2AR features the 4th generation Intel Core processor, Intel Q87 chipset, 12 USB ports (four USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports), four long DIMM memory slots for DDR3 SDRAM (up to 32GB), six COM ports (optional up to 10 COM ports), and one CFEX slot. The motherboard is ideal for industrial automation, control, gaming, medical/healthcare and military.
IBASE Technology introduced the MI980 Mini-ITX Motherboard. The new board supports the 4th Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processors. It is based on the mobile Intel QM87 and HM86 Express chipsets. The IBASE MI980 Mini-ITX Motherboard is ideal for industrial and embedded markets that require high processing capability, but at the same time are constrained by power limits.
Synopsys has extended their DesignWare Duet Embedded Memory and Logic Library IP to enable the optimized implementation of a broad range of processor cores. In one package, designers now have access to the specialty cells and memories they need to optimize their CPU, GPU and DSP cores across the full speed, power and area spectrum. The DesignWare HPC Design Kit will be available for leading 28-nm processes starting in July of this year.
Modelithics released version 10.1 of their COMPLETE Library of passive and active device models for AWR's Microwave Office high-frequency design software. Modelithics' scalable measurement-based models are designed to work seamlessly within AWR's circuit design software. Modelithics COMPLETE Library v10.1 includes more than 8600 individual components. The Modelithics COMPLETE library can be licensed directly through AWR either as an add-on module to or as part of an AWR Microwave Office bundled configuration.
Microchip Technology introduced the MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor Module. The low-cost software optimization tool enables engineers to increase power efficiency out of their code. The MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor Module (part #AC244008) is available now for $379.99 each. The tool is ideal for a broad range of battery-powered, digital power-supply, motor-control and metering applications.
Texas Instruments announced two power management chipsets with TI's patented new MaxLife fast-charge technology, which charges single-cell Li-Ion batteries faster and increases battery life. The bq27530 and bq27531 fuel gauge circuits with charger control are available now in a 2mm by 1mm by 0.65mm, 15-pin wafer chipscale (WCSP) package, and are priced at $2.07 in 1,000-unit quantities. The bq24192 4.5-A battery charger comes in a 24-pin, 4mm by 4mm QFN package and is priced at $2.50 in quantities of 1,000. The bq24160 dual-input 2.5-A charger comes in a 24-pin QFN package and a 2.8mm by 2.8mm, 49-ball WCSP package, and is priced at $2.50 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Altera launched their Generation 10 FPGA and SoC devices. The Generation 10 devices will help engineers to develop highly customized solutions that increases system performance and system integration while lowering operating expenses. Initial samples of Arria 10 devices will be available in early 2014. Altera will have 14nm Stratix 10 FPGA test chips in 2013 and Quartus II software support for Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs in 2014.
At the Linley Tech Carrier Conference, Xilinx will present smarter solutions for wireless networks. Engineers at the show will have the opportunity to learn how Xilinx's smarter All Programmable solutions are helping designers overcome Hetereogenous Mobile Network challenges as well as see a live demonstration of Xilinx's wireless radio solution platform. Linley Carrier Conference 2013 will take place June 12-13, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, California.
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