Electronic Design


Off-The-Shelf Backplanes Are Fully Hot-Swap Compatible
A line of off-the-shelf backplanes meet the latest CompactPCI specifications. The backplanes are fully tested and hot-swap compatible.

These devices are available in 3U and 6U formats. Also, they are available with an H.110 telephony bus. Any numbers of slots may be configured with right-hand and left-hand system slots. The backplanes come in eight-layer configurations. Custom backplanes are available to meet any design requirement.

Contact the company for pricing and availability information.

One Stop Systems, 735 South Vinewood St., Escondido, CA 92029; (760) 745-9883; www.onestopsystems.com.

Packaging Options Provide Enhanced Thermal Management
Three package formats are designed to provide enhanced thermal management and improved electrical performance of ICs. These include the chip-size Thin Quad Flat No-Lead (TQFN), the Exposed Pad Pack (EPP), and the Heat Slug packages.

The Heat Slug format is now offered on a number of package types, including the SSOP and MQFP packages. The EPP now comes in either an SSOP or TQFP configuration. While the SSOP has a body size of 150 mils and a ball count of 16, the TQFP has a 7- by 7-mm body size and a ball count of 48. The Heat Slug SSOP has a body size of 150 mils and a lead count of 16. In the MQFP format, the Heat Slug features a 28- by 28-mm body size and a lead count of 128. The TQFN is offered in a 3- by 3-mm size with 12 leads, a 4- by 4-mm size with 20 leads, or a 5- by 5-mm size with 32 leads.

According to the company, these packages suit demanding consumer or commercial requirements, including Bluetooth, audio/video, communications, or other RF wireless applications.

Contact the company for pricing and availability information.

Signetics High Technology Inc., 1737 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95112; (408) 467-0660; fax (408) 467-0667; www.signetics.com.

Enclosure Protects 700 lbs. Of Equipment Against Earthquakes
The Magnitude VII seismic enclosure system has attained the Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) Zone 4 Certificate of Compliance. The system can withstand earthquakes that measure up to 7.1 on the Richter scale.

The enclosure was physically tested to Bellcore GR-63-CORE seismic requirements. It passed with no frame deformation. The NEB certification qualifies the system to handle a load distribution of 700 lbs. Customers can store up to 700 lbs. of equipment in the enclosure, assured that it will withstand extreme environmental hazards such as severe earthquakes.

For information about pricing and availability, contact the company.

Encore Products Inc., 344 N. McKemy Ave., Bldg. 2, Chandler, AZ 85226; (480) 705-5590; www.encoreusa.com.

Cabinet Line Meets Military Shock And Vibration Standards
Members of the Heavy Duty line of cabinets are made of steel or stainless steel. The vertical racks and sloped front consoles pass many tough standards.

For shock and vibration, the cabinets qualify under Mil-Std 810D, section 513.4 and Mil-Std 901. For earthquake resistance, reinforcing can be added to meet testing through the most severe Zone 4. Protection from dust, moisture, and EMI/RFI suppression are also available. Standard cabinets, which can hold over 3000 lbs. of equipment, come in four depths and three panel widths. Also, 37 panel heights up to 84 in. are available. Custom modifications and colors are available.

For pricing and availability information, contact the company.

Equipto Electronics Corp., 351 Woodlawn Ave., Aurora, IL 60506-9988; (800) 204-RACK; www.equiptoelec.com.

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