Toshiba Unveils BiCS FLASH Memory

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), has developed the new generation of BiCS FLASH, a three-dimensional (3D) stacked cell structure flash memory.  Touted as the industry’s first 256-gigabit (32 gigabyte) 48-layer BiCS FLASH device, it also uses 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) technology. Toshiba defines the stacked cell structure as “a structure stacking Flash memory cells…

Disasters Are Disruptive: Review Your Supply Chain

Another major disaster –the chemical explosion in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin, roughly 75 miles East of Beijing –has recently resulted in a significant loss of life. The blast occurred “[…] at a warehouse owned by Rui Hai International Logistics, a private company that was licensed to handle hazardous cargo,” according to the New…

Toshiba Develops Stacked NAND Flash with TSV

Tokyo, Japan – Toshiba Corporation claims the development of the industry’s first 16-die (max.) stacked NAND flash memory using Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology. The prototype uses TSV technology that uses the vertical electrodes and vias to pass through the silicon dies for the connection. “This enables high speed data input and output, and reduces power consumption,” said…

Crystek Offers Ultra-Low Phase Noise Oscillator

Fort Myers, Fla. – Crystek Corporation launched the CCPD-575, an ultra-low phase noise LVPECL Oscillator that provides a -162 dBc/Hz noise floor. The clock oscillator claims an industry leading phase noise for an LVPECL oscillator – at least 15 dB lower phase noise than most LVPECL oscillators on the market today. Other key specs include close-in phase noise @ -90…

eInfochips, Arrow Partner on Eragon600

Sunnyvale, Calif. — eInfochips® has announced that  Arrow Electronics, Inc. will offer the  Eragon600 Development Kit,  System-on-Module, and Design Services for companies to design products and systems based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor. The Snapdragon 600 processor is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Engineers can shorten development time, reduce design risk…

Excelsys Adds PMBus Protocol to Xsolo Series

Cork, Ireland—Excelsys Technologies has added PMBus communications on its Xsolo series of 1U, single-output power supply units (PSUs). The Xsolo units, equipped with an optional I2C digital interface, can be remotely monitored by system supervisory equipment using industry standard PMBus protocols. The Xsolo family is offered in a convection-cooled, 504W open-frame U-channel form-factor model (6.8W/in3) and an…