U.S. IT spending reportedly set to rise 7% in 2005
News & Analysis 8/30/2004 Post a comment
The long-battered U.S. IT sector received encouraging words in a report from Forrester Research Inc. that projects a 7 percent overall increase in spending on IT goods, services, and staff in 2005 and similar growth through 2008.
Pentium M-based cPCI board works in harsh embedded environments
Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment
Pentium-M microprocessors are proliferating! Here's another example, this time in an SBC format from MEN Micro. It's new SBC comes in an operational range suitable for industrial applications. The plug-in is a single-slot 32-bit CompactPCI system controller whose CPU clocks at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz.
Fast Pentium-M single board computers will pack dual PMC slots
Product News 8/25/2004 Post a comment
COTS board supplier Thales Computers is pre-announcing a new line of PC-compatible VMEbus single-board computers. Although the company seems reluctant to supply data sheets and there's no info on the company's Web site, the latest PENTXM SBCs look like they'll shape up as cool-running hot tickets when they debut for real.
Embedded LabVIEW plays on new industrial platform
Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment
Data-acq and test-and-measurement giant National Instruments is playing hardball at the innovation game again. Debuting what the company says are ultra high-performance embedded control and acquisition platforms, they're designed for applications where small physical size and high reliability are important. NI's new RIO technology gives LabVIEW developers the ability to define custom measurement hardware and circuitry using FPGAs and LabVIEW's popular graphical development tool.
Panel to probe Open Source's future
News & Analysis 8/17/2004 Post a comment
With more IT users switching on additional Linux servers and evaluating the use of Linux on the desktop as well VARs must start planning for a future in which the open-source operating system is a fixture.