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posted in January 2006
PCI-X controller is cost-effective COTS board
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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.
Controller card supports IEEE-488/GPIB in PXI systems
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
Check out this PXI-system IEEE-488/GPIB controller card that acts as a drop-in component for existing test-and-measurement applications under Windows.
Focus-On: Plug-in boards digitize analog signals
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1/30/2006   Post a comment
Plug-in digitizer boards can morph your desktop PC. They can convert a PC into a lab-grade data-acquisition system, a versatile piece of test gear, or even a radio receiver.
Intelligent Multi-Service module offered in AdvancedMC format
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
Targeting a variety of internetworking applications, SBS Technologies has just introduced the TelumTM 1204-O3. claiming it is the first intelligent multi-service interface module to be offered in the AdvancedMC format.
Wideband RF development platform records and plays back
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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.
Winbond to invest $25 million in Israel
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1/26/2006   Post a comment
Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics Corp. plans to expand its Israeli subsidiary with an investment of $25 million.
Baseband chipset supports EDGE and GSM/GPRS handsets
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1/26/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices SoftFone baseband chipset supports 3.0-megapixel camera integration, offers large library of ringtones, and eliminates the need for a co-processor.
Single-chip CMOS transceiver targets HSDPA, WCDMA, and EDGE
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1/26/2006   Post a comment
The first product from Sirific Wireless is an impressive single-chip transceiver that supports WCDMA bands (I, II, III, IV and V), as well as all four EDGE, GPRS, and GSM bands.
SiRF chip integrates GPS, Bluetooth
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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.
VXS, VITA 41d mesh architecture board delivers 112.5 GB/S
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1/25/2006   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic, TEK Microsystems, and QinetiQ Real Time Embedded Systems (RTES) have teamed up in the development of a new VXS, VITA 41-based mesh architecture that has been proposed as a standard to define alternative backplane topologies for VXS.
433MHz radio modem delivers half-duplex link
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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.
Philips posts 4% sales gain in '05, studies chip moves
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
Consumer electronics giant Philips said annual sales grew 4 percent to 30.4 billion euros ($36.7 million) in 2005 as a result of the strong sales of flat-panel TVs and the recovery of the semiconductor market cycle.
Inside home theater motion simulator technology
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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?
Radio module takes on EDGE
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
RFMD introduces the POLARIS 2 radio module which includes cellular transmit and receive functionality for GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks.
Transceiver platform handles wideband recording, playback
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1/18/2006   Post a comment
Pentek, Inc. has just unveiled a new member of its RTS 2500 real-time wideband data acquisition development platform with new playback capabilities
Evaluation systems for Cell BE Technology available
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has begun shipping its first board-level evaluation systems (CTES) based on Mercury Dual Cell-Based Blade incorporating IBM’s next generation Cell Broadband Engine processor.
Win CE 5.0 Starter Kits available for EPIC, JRex SBCs
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Kontron Embedded Modules has introduced three new SBC starter kits for Windows CE-based applications, using either EPIC-based SBCs or 3.5" JRex SBCs.
Half-Height MicroTCA card targets wireless, optical net apps
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Looking to find a niche as the control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure designs, Artesyn Communication Products has introduced a half-height version of its KosaiPM Advanced Mezzanine Card.
Ethernet-connected monitor provides low-cost I/O
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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
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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
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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.
GPS module reduces power by 40 percent
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Designed for compact, battery-powered applications, the LEA-4A GPS module from u-blox features a USB port and reduces power by 40 percent as compared to its predecessor.
PMC packs gobs of serial I/O
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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.
New module extends graphical tool suite machine vision
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1/7/2006   Post a comment
National Instruments has just released the Vision 8 Development Module for its NI LabVIEW graphical tool suite that combines an extensive collection of vision libraries with acquisition software for thousands of cameras.
Conduction cooled audio card has front and rear I/O
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1/6/2006   Post a comment
AcQ InduCom has a conduction cooled audio card with front and rear I/O. The conduction plate is a metallic panel that conducts heat from mezzanine components to the edge of the mezzanine.
VXS processor board is conduction cooled
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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.
Transceiver module targets low-power links
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1/6/2006   Post a comment
Xecom's 900-MHz FHSS XE900SX10 transceiver is suited for applications needing compact, low power wireless data transfer such as automated meter reading (AMR), access security, and medical monitoring.
ZigBee modules extend to sensor-based products
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1/6/2006   Post a comment
Jennic launches JN5121MOxxx range of ZigBee modules based on the company's JN5121 single chip wireless microcontroller to accelerate wireless sensor product development.
Manufacturing decline could slow U.S. net-centric plans
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1/5/2006   Post a comment
Military strategists are concerned that declining U.S. manufacturing capacity for a relatively old technology --printed-circuit boards -- could slow Pentagon plans to shift to network-centric warfare.
PCI bus A/D board gobbles data at a whopping 1.5-Gsamples/s
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1/4/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a very fast PCI bus plug-in that boasts unprecedented storage depth. It supports uninterrupted acquisition of ultra-long bursts of wideband spectra, with continuous acquisition at up to up to 1500-Msamples/s, storing up to 16-billion samples.
Army to fund robotics toolkit development
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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.


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