DesignCon: National, Rambus rev to 20G+ News & Analysis 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.
GE's SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged SBC features quad core processor operating at up to 2.1GHz Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
New conga-BM67 module supports Intel's 2nd Gen CoreT processors Product News 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).
ITC backs Rambus with 34-company probe News & Analysis 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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times