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PCTEL buys Andrew Corp's mobile antennas operation
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
Antenna specialist PCTEL Inc. (Chicago, Ill.) is reorganizing its manufacturing operations and is buying a 75 000 sq ft facility in Bloomingdale, Illinois following its acquisition of Andrew Corporations' mobile antenna business, announced Thursday (Oct. 28).
Secrets of level-translation revealed
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Supply voltages continue to migrate to lower nodes to support today's low power, high performance applications. While some devices are capable of running at lower supply nodes, others might not have this capability. To have switching compatibility between these devices, the output of each driver must be compliant with the input of the receiver that it is driving. A Texas Instruments' engineer describes the some of the level translation schemes to interface these devices with one another, and the
VMEbus analyzers get shot in the arm
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
A company that lays claim to being the inventor of the first VMEbus analyzer announces an update and expansion of a VME Renaissance-enabled test product. This happens as the VME Renaissance initiative provides a significant upgrade to the more than 20-year-old VMEbus architecture.
Single-board computer runs Pentium M
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
The CPU7.2 single-board computer runs the latest microprocessors of the Intel Embedded line. For the 1.8 GHz Pentium M 745, Intel doubles the L2 cache to 2 MBytes, and reduces dissipation. A Pentium M at 1.8 GHz achieves the same performance as past processors did at 2.5 GHZ to 2.8 GHz (depending on the application). This board leverages those changes.
Quad-Band EDGE RF System Solution Selected by Sierra Wireless for WAN Cards
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Developed by Renesas Technology Corp. and TTPCom Ltd., the RF system includes a power amplifier, RFIC, and SAW front-end module.
Philips Develops Highly Integrated System Solution to Speed GSM/GPRS Handset Development
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Including a Baseband device, RF transceiver, front-end module, power management unit, and software, the 5120 is optimized for multimedia performance.
Industry-first PCI Express image-acq board set to debut
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
By leveraging the capabilities of PCI Express, a soon-to-be-released plug-in board from National Instruments will let you acquire high-speed data indefinitely through a widely available PC bus. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor gives us a preview.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Car-Kit Reference Design Serves OEMs and as an After-Market Solution
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10/19/2004   Post a comment
Optimized for audio applications, STMicroelectronics three-chip kit offers noise suppression and echo canceling to speed time to market for Bluetooth connectivity.
68HC11 miniature board has modular I/O expansion
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10/18/2004   Post a comment
Board maker Mosaic Industries is rolling out a new single board computer that measures just 2 x 2.5-in. in size. Designed for handheld and space-constrained applications, the credit card-sized board sports a 16-MHz Motorola 68HC11F1 microprocessor.
Pentium M board packs Internet ports galore
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10/18/2004   Post a comment
Need a mother motherboard with gobs of Internet-ready I/O? Here's one that packs no less than ten 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and four 10/100 Ethernet ports. It's Web appliance-ready.
Modules to serve I/O-intensive, video applications
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10/15/2004   Post a comment
Board-level computer maker Kontron is pre-announcing additions to its Embedded Technology eXtended family of modules. The company's latest ETX modules, described in preliminary engineering datasheets, will provide PC functionality when plugged into application-specific carrier boards.
Hologram Disc Poised For Introduction
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Mass Storage in Hologram form may be right around the corner.
Network Connectivity to DVD Recorder for Video Transfer by LAN and Programming by Cell Phones
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Connectivity is the key. Will Panasonic lead the way with simple, easy to use and understand connectivity for home and office use?
Anatomy of the Vehicle Safety CocoonPart 1: Safety Architectures
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10/13/2004   Post a comment
Electronic systems play a huge role in helping drivers avoid accidents and provide protection if one occurs. Here is a rundown of active and passive automotive safety systems.
Modem modules ease design-in of embedded TCP/IP
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10/11/2004   Post a comment
UK-based Comtech Holdings, a so-called machine-to-machine technology provider, is offering a wireless module family that lets you readily embed a TCP/IP stack into your design. The wireless modems support automated e-mail and FTP file transfer modes, and operate standalone or integrated into remote machines for central management applications.
VITA furthers VXS and PMC conduction-cooled standards
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10/11/2004   Post a comment
A study group has formed to improve reliability predictions for the VXS and PMC conduction-cooled standards. The VMEbus International Trade Association, at its recent standards meeting, voted to move two working group draft standards into the ANSI process.
COM Express draft spec coming
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10/11/2004   Post a comment
The much-anticipated COM Express specification (computer-on-module), under development for nearly a year, is under review by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. It's a consortium of over 450 companies collaboratively developing open specs for telecommunications and industrial computing applications. Kontron, Intel, RadiSys, and PFU are collaborating on the COM Express initiative, and Kontron is describing its products.
Kontron nimmt Anlauf für den ATCA-Markt
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10/11/2004   Post a comment
Mit zwei Server-Blades, einem Base Fabric Switch und einem Gehäuse/Chassis steigt Kontron in den ATCA-Markt (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) ein.
Traffic-monitoring frame grabber is multi-function plug-in
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10/8/2004   Post a comment
Here's news of a unique plug-in card that combines the functions of a video frame grabber, a hardware JPEG compression system, and digital I/O---all on one PCI board. Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gives a quick synopsis.
PowerPC-based VME64x board packs Ultra-160 SCSI, dual GBit Ethernet
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10/8/2004   Post a comment
Industrial board maker Concurrent Technologies is broadening its PowerPC-based VME64x product range with a line of 6U-sized boards designed around Motorola PowerPC microprocessors. Concurrent's VME bus boards offer processor speed options of 800-MHz or 1-GHz, memory options of up to 1.25-Gbytes of 266-MHz DDR SDRAM, and dual SCSI and high-speed Ethernet ports.
Automotive Electronics: Safety, Security, and . . . Entertainment
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10/7/2004   Post a comment
Automakers and suppliers believe entertainment is the key to pumping up the struggling telematics market.
National Instruments intros industry-first PCI Express-to-GPIB plug-in
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10/7/2004   Post a comment
The ability to leverage new technologies with minimal disruption---an inherent benefit of virtual instrumentation---is realized in an industry-first GPIB/IEEE-488 controller for PCI Express. You can now control your GPIB instruments through PCI Express, with a suite of software development tools to get applications up and running quickly.
Getting the Lead Out: European Initiative Will Have Global Impact
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10/7/2004   Post a comment
By the end of this year, chip packaging, solder, solder paste, and other aspects of the electronics industry will start getting more environmentally friendly. New legislation passed by the European Parliament in 2003 will reduce the amounts of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium in the environment. In this article, Jack Shandle and Lee Goldberg examine how the electronics industry will be lead-free by 2006.
VMETRO to acquire DSP supplier Transtech
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10/6/2004   Post a comment
VMETRO Inc. (Houston) has agreed to acquire UK-based digital signal processing solutions provider Transtech DSP Ltd., in a stock transaction.
Just what you need: SMSC introduces USB port controllers with an odd number of ports.
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10/5/2004   Post a comment
SMSC used the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last month to show an expanded line of USB2.0 products, including the USB2503 and USB2507, the industry's first USB2.0 3-port and 7-port hub controllers. as well as the USB2504, a second generation 4-port hub controller; the USB2228, a controller for 12-in-1 flash card readers; the USB3250, a second generation USB2.0 physical layer transceiver (PHY) device.
Kit helps seamlessly migrate PXI for test, data-acq
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10/5/2004   Post a comment
ADLINK Technology is rolling out a product for integrating PXI platforms in data-acquisition or automated measurement systems. Its chasses and cards function as transparent PCI-to-PCI bridges, giving you direct control of PXI from another PC, or multi-chassis PXI systems.
Module for temperature and humidity measurement
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10/4/2004   Post a comment
The EE03 is an inexpensive temperature and humidity measurement and dew point detection module for OEM applications.
Multipoint-LVDS line drivers support AdvancedTCA clock distribution
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10/4/2004   Post a comment
The industry's first Multipoint-LVDS line drivers for clock distribution, which provide high noise margin for heavily-loaded backplanes. These devices can distribute clocks on network equipment that is compliant to the AdvancedTCA specification of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group.
SMTC moves assembly to Mexico, lays off 150
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10/1/2004   Post a comment
Electronics manufacturing services provider SMTC Corp. announced it will consolidate production assembly operations at a facility in Chihuahua, Mexico and restructure its overhead, resulting in the layoff of approximately 150 employees in Toronto.
Siemens sieht riesiges Potenzial für M2M-Kommunikation
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10/1/2004   Post a comment
Mit Nachdruck will sich der neu entstandene Siemens-Geschäftsbereich Communications dem Thema Machine-to-Machine-Kommunikation (M2M) widmen. Besonders ehrgeizige Wachstumsziele setzt sich dabei der Bereich Wireless Modules.


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