I/O module packs on-board Web server Product News 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.
Host bus adapter handles 250,000 I/Os per second Product News 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.
Israel's Surf secures more funding News & Analysis 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.
JPEG 2000 video encoder card plugs into PC/104-Plus stack Product News 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.
VXS board packs dual 2.2-Gsample/s A/D channels Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
USB data acquisition modules cut cost/channel Product News 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.
The Greening of Electronics: Designing for Recycling News & Analysis 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 Product News 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.
Laptop security card checks for fingerprints Product News 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.
Sealevel unveils 16-Port USB to Serial Servers News & Analysis 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.
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