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posted in October 2005
Microsat specialist to acquire Starsys
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
SpaceDev Inc. will acquire Starsys Research Corp., a developer of actuator and mechanical subassemblies for space systems.
RAID controller meets SATA 2.5 specs
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Next-generation hardware RAID is here. Get ready with these PCI-X plug-ins that support the latest Serial ATA 2.5 specs.
COTS FPGA computing platforms maximize Virtex-4 performance
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Nallatech has announced four new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) field programmable gate array (FPGA) products that combine the processing and I/O performance of Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs with its DIME-II architecture.
I/O module packs on-board Web server
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
There have been a number of USB data-acq module products introduced of late, but here's one with a built-in Web server. A compact module can replace a PC-based system for many data acquisition and control applications, including remote monitoring of equipment, wireless data collection, and Web enabling of legacy systems. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Fluidigm opens Singapore's first biochip plant
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Fluidigm unveiled a new facility in Singapore that will support rising demand for its integrated fluidic circuits and the firm's regional expansion plans.
Wideband tuner targets high-end military RF signal processing
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
M/A-COM has introduced a new wideband tuner that spans 0.1 to to 40 GHz
Reference design offers tuner, baseband, and video processing
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon and C&S Technology have teamed to offer a system level terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) design for Korean TV
Host bus adapter handles 250,000 I/Os per second
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Slated for server and workstation applications, here's a PCI-X plug-in board that packs dual 1-Gbit/s IEEE-802.3 Ethernet full duplex ports. This host bus adapter can dish up 440-Mbyte/s throughput in full-duplex simultaneous line saturation across both ports, with up to 250,000 iSCSI I/Os per second.
The Incredible Shrinking Radio: Monolithic radio for GSM/GPRS integrates a complete phone on a single chip.
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Clear the inventory shelves! This breakthrough product is a single-chip phone that integrates the power management unit (PMU), battery interface and charging circuitry, digital baseband, analog baseband and a quad-band RF transceiver in a monolithic 12 x12mm CMOS IC.
Israel's Surf secures more funding
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10/21/2005   Post a comment
Israel’s Surf Communication Solutions, a developer of multimedia processing software and boards for telecoms infrastructure, has secured a fourth round of funding from several companies including Texas Instruments, Giza Venture Capital, and Pitango Venture Capital.
Cypress claims first industrial USB 2.0 microcontroller
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, Cypress Semiconductor introduced an industrial-temperature-grade USB 2.0 programmable microcontroller.
Platform supports spread-spectrum software-defined radio development
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Spectrum Signal Processing's got a new DSP platform for developing spread-spectrum software-defined radios. Multiple channels can operate in either full DUX or half-DUX, anywhere in the RF spectrum between 500-kHz and 3-GHz.
JPEG 2000 video encoder card plugs into PC/104-Plus stack
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Designed for high-rel and mobile embedded applications where digital video recording is needed, board supplier Parvus now offers a PC/104-Plus module that's a JPEG-2000 encoder. It comprises an 8-channel video compressor supporting ISO/IEC15444-1 wavelet-based image compression.
RF subsystem downconverts GPS signals
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
u-Nav has introduced its uN1510 RF subsystem for downconverting L1 GPS signals to a low-IF I/Q output.
JPEG 2000 encoder card targets vehicle security, surveillance
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Parvus Corp. has set its sights on vehicle security and surveillance applications with its new eight channel CTR-1471 PC/104-Plus JPEG-2000 encoder card.
Pentium M panel computer sports 12 inch display
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Axiomtek is looking to make industrial computing brighter, or at least more readable, with its new PANEL2127-810 panel computer, which incorporates a 12 inch flat panel LCD monitor.
VXS board packs dual 2.2-Gsample/s A/D channels
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a VXS plug-in that combines an FPGA with a dual-channel 2.2-Gsample/s A/D. The 6U-sized VME/VXS payload card can be used for high-speed streaming data conversion, offering up to 10-bit resolution and multi-channel synchronization. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
2.8 teraFLOPS 7U CELL-based blade due out early next year
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
Beating even the partners in its development, Mercury Computer Systems has revealed it will within a month or so begin shipping a 2.8 teraFLOPS 7U board based blade system configuration powered by the IBM-Sony-Toshiba CELL BE (Broadband Engine) processor.
Analogic lays off 40 from Sky Computers unit
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10/14/2005   Post a comment
Imaging systems supplier Analogic Corp. is laying off 40 employees of its Sky Computers subsidiary, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.
Passive adapter tools simplify board design and test
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10/14/2005   Post a comment
Connect Tech has introduced a line of passive adapter engineering tools designed to simplify the development and testing process by eliminating the need for dedicated development systems.
Mini-ITX Motherboard has designs on gaming, POS, medical
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10/14/2005   Post a comment
Kontron is launching the new 786LCD/mITX embedded mini-ITX motherboard aimed at the high volume/low cost application segments of industries such as gaming, point of information, point of sale, data communications and medical equipment.
Denali CTO says software, verification first
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10/12/2005   Post a comment
Software content and verification strategy must be considered at the earliest stages of a design, according Mark Gogolewski, chief technology officer at Denali Software Inc.
Marvell introduces next-gen Discovery system controller
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10/12/2005   Post a comment
Marvell Tuesday released what it said was the industry's most powerful system controller for Power Architecture-based microprocessors, the Discovery V.
USB data acquisition modules cut cost/channel
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10/10/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition vendor Data Translation announces new modules the company claims can lower the cost of making measurements by up to 55 percent. Both high input-channel USB modules are for applications requiring large numbers of signal inputs.
Starter kit available for Freescale HC08 LJ/LK MCUs
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10/8/2005   Post a comment
SofTec Microsystems has a new starter kit for the Freescale HC08 family supporting all LJ and LK derivatives in 80-pin QFP package using a QFP ZIF socket which allows the devices to be easily interchanged.
The Greening of Electronics: Designing for Recycling
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
In an ideal world, electronic products would never go into a landfill when they reach the end of their useful lives. Instead, all of the materials used to make them would be fully recovered and reused. The manufacture of electronic products, like organic farming, would be a sustainable activity that doesn't significantly deplete the world's natural resources. Gary Legg describes effort to Design for Recycling.
Small form-factor boards evolve
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Focus-On: The adage that good things come in small packages applies to today’s small form-factor boards. Board makers are using highly integrated devices to pack not only more processing horsepower on small-footprint boards, but unique circuitry and functions.
Micro/sys flat panel PC/104 SBC powered by 524 MHz PXA270
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
The SBC1670 from Micro/sys combines a flat panel display interface with a fast, yet low-power 524 MHz StrongARM-derived Intel PXA270 in a PC/104 (3.55" x 3.775") footprint that will operate from –40C to +85C.
Kontron unveils Xscale-based sub-credit card size Xboard
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Continuing to expand its computer-on-module family Kontron has just introduced a sub-credit card-sized Xboard that bundles all the commonly used interfaces on 67 x 49 mm, or 2.6” x 1.9” form factor.
Laptop security card checks for fingerprints
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10/4/2005   Post a comment
American Power Conversion's new PCMCIA Password Manager, a personal fingerprint scanner, facilitates an additional level of security for laptop users’ login and password information. An extension to the company's Biometric Password Manager, the new product allows users to access their laptops without the need to memorize logins and passwords.
MagnumX embedded SBC has 'real world I/O'
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10/4/2005   Post a comment
Blue Chip’s 4.3 by 5.7 inch SBC MagnumX single board computer incorporates as much I/O capability as an embedded designer would need with options for more via a MiniPCI connector.
Transceiver saves battery power in industrial/medical applications
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love gets the scoop on AMI Semiconductor's AMIS-53000, the latest low-power transceiver that delivers impressive data rates and frequency agility for handheld and remote/implantable products.
Adlink brings its PCI-7260 relay output card to industrial apps
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
Adlink Technology Inc. is increasing is visibility in industrial automation and machine control with the introduction of its PCI-7260 high-power eight-channel relay output card capable of switching 5A current at 250VAC or 5A current at 30VDC.
Sealevel unveils 16-Port USB to Serial Servers
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
Sealevel Systems, Inc. has added two devices to its USB serial server family, designed to link to up to 16 independent serial ports for access to multiple peripherals such as barcode scanners, serial displays, and data acquisition modules.
Transceiver streamlines high-volume EDGE designs
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at Silicon Laboratories' new transceiver that is optimized for performance and specifically designed to speed production manufacturing throughput.


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