Friday, August 29, 2014

FCI showcases comprehensive suite of connector solutions at Flash Memory Summit 2014

USA: FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, showcased a wide-ranging suite of IT storage connectors and high-speed I/O solutions at the Flash Memory Summit 2014.

At the summit, FCI highlighted a number of its product innovations, including:

* 288-position DDR4 DIMM sockets—compatible with industry standard memory module types, these connectors now have an added advantage with its newly developed narrow latch option,

* Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and PCI Express (PCIe) storage drive interface connectors—the latest range of 12G SAS/PCIe connectors supports up to 12Gb/s data transfers, and conforms to SFF8639 specifications, and

* PCIe M.2 connector—this newly released connector features a 0.5mm pitch, 67-pin configuration with varying height options.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A/D converters consume lowest power

BANGALORE, INDIA: Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced three ultra-low-power, multichannel, 12-bit, 1-MSPS SAR (successive approximation register) A/D converters.

The new 2, 4 and 8-channel A/D converters are designed for battery-powered data acquisition modules, handheld meters, field instruments and communications applications as well as medical devices such as portable electrocardiograms and heart rate monitors.

The A/D converters are the most power-efficient in their class, dissipating a maximum of 1.7 mW at 1 MSPS (mega-samples per second), which is over 60 percent less power than the closest SAR A/D converter competitor. The A/D converters are housed in a tiny 4-mm × 4-mm LFCSP package and feature a 5 ppm/°C typ on-chip internal reference.