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Moving ahead with digital signage: The next steps
Design How-To  
1/31/2011   5 comments
Apart from being used to display advertisements, digital signage has become a new medium in message delivery and information updates.
Blog: Building compelling user experiences in embedded applications
1/31/2011   Post a comment
Henry Davis considers how building a compelling user experience depends not only on the developer's abilities, but also on the underlying embedded hardware and software tools.
DesignCon: National, Rambus rev to 20G+
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1/31/2011   1 comment
National, Molex and Rambus will be among dozens of companies at DesignCon unveiling capabilities to drive signals to 20 Gbits/s or higher for next-generation systems.
Cellular M2M modules predicted to see dramatic uptake in automotive and metering
1/31/2011   Post a comment
Shipments of cellular modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications will reach over 100 million in 2015 according to IMS Research's new report "The World Market for Cellular Modules in M2M Communications."
UK company launches 'personal' femotcell
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1/31/2011   1 comment
Ubiquisys, developer of 3G and LTE intelligent cells, has announced the world's first attocell - a personal femtocell.
Bluetooth I/O Module supports iPhone/Android, analog I/O support in industrial apps
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
The Bluetooth I/O module OBI411 from connectBlue implements wireless I/O functionality, enabling the user to either read/write digital I/O signals or read analog I/O signals wirelessly. The new module is targeted for industrial applications such as remote control, Apple iPhone operation and server communication via a mobile phone.
GE's SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged SBC features quad core processor operating at up to 2.1GHz
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1/26/2011   Post a comment
GE Intelligent Platforms has rolled the second in its family of new products that take advantage of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors – formerly codenamed ‘Sandy Bridge’. The SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer features a quad core processor operating at up to 2.1GHz, coupled with up to 8GBytes of DDR3 1,333MHz memory for exceptional performance in size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles.
Contract manufacturing, set for 8.5% growth
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1/25/2011   2 comments
Electronics contract manufacturing had a great year in 2010, rising by 33.4 percent to $347.3 billion, slightly larger than the semiconductor chip market, according to market research company IHS iSuppli. And like the chip market the contract manufacturing market is set for a more modest 2011 with sales rising by only 8.5 percent, iSuppli predicts.
Curtiss-Wright wins contract for US Army Centurion Weapon System
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1/25/2011   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) said it has been awarded a contract by Raytheon to provide single board computers (SBC), DSPs and buffer memory cards for use in the US Army's Centurion Weapon System.
Keynote at Intel's China Cup 2010: Internet of Things
1/24/2011   Post a comment
The CTO for the Embedded and Comms Group offers his take on adding "Wisdom" to the next generation of embedded devices otherwise known as "The Internet of Things."
Intelligent environments for transportation
Design How-To  
1/24/2011   2 comments
This article highlights some of the mechanisms in roadways and intelligent vehicles that help enable traveler safety.
Gaming platform based on 1.5GHz and dual core 1.6GHz AMD Fusion
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1/24/2011   Post a comment
Quixant launched the QXi-200 gaming controller, the first such controller to use AMD's new Fusion technology, says the company.
Press 'del' to stop... stop! STOP! HELP!
1/20/2011   8 comments
Jeff tries to "fix" ASCII mapping, screws up the company's network and finds himself, unknowingly, in a colleague's cross hairs.
Meeting timing specs on boards with picoseconds of margin
Design How-To  
1/19/2011   2 comments
When it comes to looking at “lengths” on the pc board, it is important to keep in mind that length only really matters in the context of timing, writes Mentor’s Patrick Carrier.
New preconfigured COTS rugged systems from GE reduce time-to-market and design risk for mil apps
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1/18/2011   Post a comment
The CRS-C2P-3CC1 and CRS-C3P-3CB1 from GE Intelligent Platforms are 2-slot and 3-slot pre-validated, application-ready, CompactPCI-based computer systems, the first in a new family of rugged, off-the-shelf (COTS) systems designed to reduce the cost and time-to-market of developing solutions for a range of military vehicle platforms including UAVs, manned and unmanned ground vehicles and launch vehicles.
10GBase-T gets few sockets in 2011 servers
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1/18/2011   13 comments
The chip market for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper will only amount to $350 million in 2014, but will take off rapidly after that, according to a new report.
nanoETXexpress specification rev 2.0 provides for credit card sized COM Express Computer-on-Modules
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1/17/2011   Post a comment
The nanoETXexpress Industrial Group has published the new nanoETXexpress 2.0 specification for credit card-sized COM Express "ultra" Computer-on-Modules. With the new revision, ultra-sized Computer-on-Modules address the requirements of new and highly compact applications based on small form factor (SFF) processors more explicitly.
Cloud computing on rich data
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1/17/2011   Post a comment
New technologies are required to support the applications that process data sources - whether they are stored or streaming.
3.5" SBC supports the Intel mobile Core i7/i5/i3 processors
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1/17/2011   Post a comment
The LS-377 3.5” SBC from BVM is a platform developed for high-performance systems for industrial control and automation, retail, gaming, print imaging and digital signage applications.
Ultra compact embedded computer for extreme applications
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1/17/2011   Post a comment
An ultra-compact computer product line measuring 62x162x120mm requires no fan or heat pipes and operates maintenance-free in all positions.
DDC combines EBR-1553 & MIL-STD-1553 on a single PMC card
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1/13/2011   Post a comment
Data Device Corporation (DDC) has launched an Enhanced Bit Rate-1553 (EBR-1553) and MIL-STD-1553 PMC combo card.
Pentaband PCB antenna targets indoor applications
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1/7/2011   Post a comment
Laird Technologies has released its Revie Prime internal pentaband printed circuit board (PCB) antenna.
New conga-BM67 module supports Intel's 2nd Gen CoreT processors
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1/7/2011   Post a comment
The conga-BM67 high-performance module from congatec AG supports Intel's latest embedded quad-core CPUs, enabling enhanced support for multiple operating systems per module. It features the latest 2nd Generation Intel CoreT processors such as the Intel CoreT i7-2710QE processor (2.1 GHz, 45W, PGA) as well as the dual-core Intel CoreT i5-2510E processor (2.5 GHz, 35W, PGA) with up to 8 GByte dual channel DDR3 memory (1333 MHz).
Curtiss-Wright rolls 3U OpenVPX single-board computer based on Intel Core i7
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1/7/2011   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has launched the VPX3-1256, a rugged, high performance 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC) based on the new Intel Core i7-next-generation quad-core processor.
Automotive connectors evolve to meet complex demands and EV challenges
Design How-To  
1/7/2011   1 comment
While initially adapted from industrial designs, the increasing complexity of automotive electronics has created demands for interconnects that vary greatly from the traditional pin-and-socket connectors—and can adapt to electric and hybrid vehicles.
Mercury Systems' 6U OpenVPX LDS6521 and the 3U OpenVPX SBC3510 modules
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1/6/2011   Post a comment
Mercury’s OpenVPX building blocks based on 2nd generation Intel Core processors deliver up to four times the raw performance of previous generations for deployment in harsh military and aerospace environments.
X-ES XPedite7470 3U VPX Single Board Computer
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1/6/2011   Post a comment
Extreme Engineering Solutions’ latest conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX single board computers are based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor.
VIA Technologies VIA eH1, a DX10.1 compliant, multi-display graphics card
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1/6/2011   2 comments
Specifically designed for the embedded market, VIA Technologies launched VIA eH1, a DX10.1 compliant, multi-display card that enhances graphics and video capabilities in any system with a PCI Express slot.
Ruggedized 19” subrack with enhanced shock, vibration resistance
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1/4/2011   Post a comment
Electronics packaging specialist Schroff has extended its europacPRO range of modular subracks with a new version designed for use in demanding environments such as military systems, on aircraft, close to rotating machinery or in power generation applications.
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe
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1/3/2011   8 comments
The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into various chips and memory controllers and products that contain them, including PC motherboards, modems, routers and computers, following a complaint filed by Rambus Inc.
Mistral's ARM Cortex-A8-based open-source development board offers low-cost alternative to TI's AM35x EVM
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1/1/2011   Post a comment
CraneBoard provides a cost-effective, alternative development option to Texas Instruments’ AM35x Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors (MPUs) evaluation module (EVM).
DDC's MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC 429 board connects to any computer with USB port
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1/1/2011   Post a comment
The BU-67102UX1 board from Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a small form factor MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 board designed for applications that do not have a standard backplane, but have a USB port in the system.


What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

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