PCI-X controller is cost-effective COTS board Product News 1/31/2006 Post a comment A single-board computer runs Freescale PowerPC e600 processors at clock speeds as high as 1.4-GHz. The board integrates two Gigbit Ethernet channels, two USB 2.0 ports, and two serial controllers, and flash-based firmware.
Wideband RF development platform records and plays back Product News 1/26/2006 Post a comment Are you invoved with the design of software-defined radios or high-speed RF systems? Check out this product from board maker Pentek for realtime wideband data acquisition, signal processing, and recording. It packs four DAC channels and two up-converters for playback.
SiRF chip integrates GPS, Bluetooth Product News 1/25/2006 Post a comment Chipset vendor SiRF Technology has launched SiRFLinkI, a single-chip solution integrating GPS and Bluetooth functions the company said reduces size, cost, and power requirements.
433MHz radio modem delivers half-duplex link Product News 1/24/2006 Post a comment Radiometrix announced a 9600-baud radio modem module that is designed to simplify half-duplex links. The five-channel TDL2A effectively replaces a serial cable interface delivering a low power, 100m data link.
Inside home theater motion simulator technology Design How-To 1/23/2006 Post a comment D-Box explains how motion simulators for the living room, and video game play, improve upon the inertial actuators commonly used to add low frequency vibrations. They can simulate the motion of a boat, for example. Video's 4th dimension?
Ethernet-connected monitor provides low-cost I/O Product News 1/17/2006 Post a comment Here's news of a low cost I/O box that works remotely via PC pop-ups, e-mail, or text messages. Use it to control relays, read basic sensors, or sense contact closures. This system is compatible with HP Openview, Spectrum, and all other SNMP-based network management systems.
Multi-channel data-acq board uses switched-cap over-sampling A/Ds Product News 1/17/2006 Post a comment A 16-channel forced-air cooled VME bus data-acquisition card combines rear I/O with on-board signal conversion and signal conditioning circuitry. It's a rugged, single-slot package that features 2.5-Msample/s over-sampling A/D converters, plus gain, anti-alias filtering, and clock generation resources on-card.
COTS VME boards integrate Serial RapidIO Product News 1/13/2006 Post a comment Board maker Micro Memory has a line of VME carriers using FPGA-based serial switch fabrics. These "industry-first" products include PowerPC processors, Serial RapidIO, and Xilinx V-4 SX or V-4 LX FPGAs. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
PMC packs gobs of serial I/O Product News 1/10/2006 Post a comment Board maker Concurrent Technologies announces a 4-channel asynchronous serial communications PCI mezzanine card adaptor. This PMC is suitable for insertion into CompactPCI or VME bus platforms, and is compatible with 3.3-V and 5-V signaling.
VXS processor board is conduction cooled Product News 1/6/2006 Post a comment Are you looking for a VXS processor board that doesn’t require cooling fans? If so, check out this product from board maker VMETRO. It’s offering a conduction-cooled ruggedized version of the company's existing Phoenix VPF1 dual-FPGA dual-PowerPC card.
Army to fund robotics toolkit development News & Analysis 1/3/2006 Post a comment The proliferation of unmanned vehicle technologies used by the U.S. military has prompted an Army command to fund development of a toolkit that could be used for its entire fleet of unmanned ground vehicles.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.