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posted in January 2004
Dual gigabit Ethernet rides a rugged CompactPCI SBC
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Designed for military use, the PPC G4C is CompactPCI single board computer with simultaneous uninterrupted dual channel gigabit Ethernet.
NI's latest 6-1/2-digit DMM is a PCI bus plug-in
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
Priced at less than $2000, here's a system-oriented PCIbus DMM with a 1.8-Msamples/s digitizer and solid-state relays to handle range and function changes. This combo gives you speed, 6-ppm DC voltage accuracy, and sensitivity into the microvolt regime.
SBS Technologies spins three single-board computers with Pentium Ms on-card
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
At the Bus and Board Conference, SBS Technologies rolled out three 6U-sized CompactPCI single board computers. Configured with different feature sets, these models can dish up the speed and bandwidth needed for performance-oriented applications---while benefiting from the low power dissipation of Intel's Pentium M microprocessors.
Graphics controller supports multiple displays
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
A new graphics controller card from board maker MEN Micro can drive two independent digital displays, alternatively with identical or with different screen displays.
PC/104-format serial comm boards tout multiple ports
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Board maker ACCES I/O Products announces some nifty additions to its ever-expanding line of PC/104-compatible boards. The company's latest FPGA-based products are eight- and four-port, asynchronous serial communications boards, respectively. Both handle multiple protocols.
5.25-in. embedded SBC debuts for embedded mobile applications
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Here's a new single board computer packing supporting all popular operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows 2000, It packs a Socket 479 Intel Pentium M microprocessor with a 400-MHz system bus, and Intel's popular 855GM chipset.
VME board sports high-performance A/D and Virtex-II Pro FPGAs
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
Designed for high-performance DSP tasks such as radar and high-frequency data acquisition, the 6821 sports two of Xilinx's new Virtex-II Pro FPGAs connected to the Analog Devices AD9430 A/D converters.
CompactPCI SBC suitable for high availability apps
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
Performance Technologies' upgrade to the ZT 5550 SBC supports up to 2GB of SDRAM.
Bandwidth boost breathes new life into the VMEbus
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
The VMEbus is set to emerge in revitalized form as board-level vendors ready technologies that give the workhorse VMEbus of military, aerospace, and telecom applications a bandwidth boost.
RS-232 to TCP/IP software eases instrumentation data transmission
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1/21/2004   Post a comment
TAL Technologies will be demo'ing the latest version of its existing WinWedge 32 Pro utility software at the upcoming Pittcon 2004 show and conference in Chicago. Its new WinWedge 32 Pro bits will include upgraded TCP-Com software to expose an RS-232 serial port on a PC to a TCP/IP port so that RS-232 serial data could be sent and received across a TCP/IP network. New features will include the ability to create so-called virtual COM ports that are actually TCP/IP port connec
HyperTransport-to-PCI-X bridge puts legacy peripherals in touch with data-hungry workstations and servers
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1/21/2004   Post a comment
Alliance Semiconductor's AS90L10204 enables system manufacturers to utilize an existing infrastructure of peripherals and system components based on PCI-X, such as Network Interface Cards (NICs), RAID Controllers, Host Bus Adaptors (HBA) and others.
Reconfigurable VMEbus plug-in runs ultra-high-performance DSP
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1/20/2004   Post a comment
Resource-rich FPGAs are seemingly everywhere these days, with mega-gate FPGAs impacting designs on a par with the microprocessor itself. Here's a VMEbus DSP board with FPGAs that can be configured as a software-defined-radio screamer.
Army wants low-power, lighter equipment
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1/20/2004   Post a comment
U.S. Army Gen. Paul Kern, head of the Army's Materiel Command, is calling on electronics engineers to provide lower power, lighter weight communications devices and vision systems for next-generation soldiers. Chuck Murray reports.
DSP board integrates four TigerSHARCs with Xilinx FPGA and I/O
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1/20/2004   Post a comment
BittWare, Inc. has launched the first offering in its new T2 family of TigerSHARC boards called the T2-PCI (T2PC) at the Bus and Board Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
Bandwidth boost breathes new life into the VMEbus
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1/19/2004   Post a comment
At the Bus & Board/2004 Conference here this week, VME vendors are expected to lay the groundwork for the addition of high-speed switch fabrics by rolling out new VME boards and connectors based on an up-and-coming technology called the VMEbus Switched Serial Standard (VXS).
Software toolset targets Moto HCS12 microcontrollers
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
If you're creating applications for Motorola's HCS12 16-bit microcontrollers, you may be interested in a new suite of code coverage, software execution trace, and performance analysis tools for these popular controller chips.
Study shows users not familiar with IEEE-1451 smart sensor spec
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
A recent study entitled The Global Market For Industrial Electronic Temperature Controllers finds that a high majority of industrial-electronic temperature-controller users are unfamiliar with the IEEE-1451 smart sensor standard. How 'bout you?
DVD-Recorder Market Targeted With System-on-Chip Solution
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
Single-chip solution for DVD Recorder could provide mass mass storage for systems designers
Toshiba's 0.85-inch HDD Brings Multi-gigabyte Capacities to Small, Powerful Digital Products
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
Embedded Systems Designers, check this out for on board memory.
Kits Transform Serial ATA Drives into Hot-Swappable, Removable, External Storage Devices
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
Not quite as small as a solid state memory media card, but when capacity is what you need, this is the way to go.
Sony Develops Hi-MD Digital Recording Media Format
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
Flash Media Format Promises Better Performance
Timing Synchronization speeds network access
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1/14/2004   Post a comment
As the essential foundation of all multiplexing, switching and transmission equipment, system timing's importance has been growing as the demands and variety of communications services increase. An Agere Systems engineer offers insights into the timing issues which effects communications between chips, boards and server card cages.
Coax cable turned into backbone net
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1/12/2004   Post a comment
A chip set from startup Entropic Communications lets end users turn their coaxial connections into a backbone network in the home. Commsdesign's Rob Keenan has this report.
Boards roll for embedded PCI-X
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1/9/2004   Post a comment
Focus-On: Embedded board makers dishing up successors to the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group's venerable v1.0 architecture. Here's an update on some representative single-board computers based on PICMG's new embedded PCI-X spec.
High-Speed Backplanes Pose New Challenges to Comms Designers
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
High-Speed Backplanes Pose New Challenges to Comms Designers As backplane speeds move beyond 3 Gbit/s, designers will encounter problems not seen at lower rates. Fortunately, through the use of modeling techniques, designers can tackle these issues head on. A Rambus engineer shows how.
Exciting times at Gage Applied Technologies
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Things are popping at the venerable firm of Gage Applied Technologies. The company, renowned for its high performance digitizers, is under new ownership (it was formerly part of Tektronix). It also sports a more expansive name (adding the word Technologies, as that's what the folks there apply). Along with sister companies and partners, Gage is gearing with an expansive range of systems and products.
Controller makes power supply redundancy easy
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
Traditional methods for connecting redundant power supplies usually involve placing a diode in series with each power supply output and tying either the cathodes or anodes, depending on whether the power supply is positive or negative, together at the load. This is commonly referred to as diode OR-ing and, although simple, is far from an ideal solution. In this article (intended for EE Times' InFocus section on backplane power management), a TI engineer offers a more efficient means of coupling
Freebie digital receiver "handbook" now in 4th edition
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
Pentek, a maker of DSP and data acquisition boards, is now offering a free machine-readable "handbook". In its 4th edition, it can help you better understand software defined radios and digital receivers.
Line of DSP-based PXI data-acq boards grows
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1/2/2004   Post a comment
With two new product families of no less than 28 different PXI-based data acquisition and signal generation boards, Exacq Technologies---a member of the PXI Systems Alliance---is really extending its existing line of PXI data-acq products in a big way.


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