Antenna specialist extends management team News & Analysis 10/30/2006 Post a comment Integrated antenna specialist Antenova Ltd has added two key executives to drive the company's operations and sales in global markets. Mike Edwards has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales and marketing while CL Lim has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Asia.
52-kHz USB module samples sound, vibration Product News 10/27/2006 Post a comment A USB-powered module from Data Translation packs four independent 24-bit IEPE sensor inputs. All are synchronized with a tachometer input to provide data streams matched in time. The module includes a 4-mA current source, and supports AC or DC sampling at rates to 52-kHz.
VSPs spur on-time delivery of embedded automotive systems software: Part 2 Design How-To 10/24/2006 Post a comment Virtual systems prototypes offer high-performance simulation models that allow engineers to fine tune systems designs using realistic software loads without the need for expensive hardware design. Part 2 covers designing in quality, rather than testing for quality, with applicability to single unit and distributed controller platforms.
COTS RF platform puts signal conversion close to the antenna Product News 10/24/2006 Post a comment MIL board maker Mercury Computer Systems has available an application-ready platform for WBDLS, or wideband data links and satellite communications processing. The WBDLS board puts signal conversion close to the antenna, and uses 12-lane fiber-optic transceivers to provide full-duplex 3-Gbyte/s I/O to and from the board.
Automotive tire-pressure RFICs pack integral microcontrollers Product News 10/19/2006 Post a comment Based on the 8-bit flash-equipped Atmel AVR microcontroller architecture, here are two power-managed RF transmitter-receiver ICs that include sensor interfaces for tire pressure monitoring. These smart RFICs include building blocks to support the measurement and calibration of capacitive pressure and motion sensors.
$49 BASIC board clocks 60-MHz ARM processor Product News 10/18/2006 Post a comment Priced at less than $50, the ARMmite mini-board clocks a 60-MHz Advanced RISC Machines LPC2103 processor. Programmable in compiled BASIC, the I/O-rich board churns through more than 10 million BASIC lines/s, which is comparable to applications written in C.
ISM transceiver module to deliver 25-mW RF output Product News 10/18/2006 Post a comment An upcoming surface-mount RF module will let you implement an ISM-band transceiver that can be used in short-range mesh networks. Handling 38.4-kbit/s speeds at the PHY layer, it will develop 25-mW RF output power and tout a 2-microvolt receiver sensitivity spec.
Embedded PC supports wired and wireless M2M Product News 10/17/2006 Post a comment The M2M machine-to-machine revolution is coming, and board maker WinSystems is ready. It's rolling out an M2M-ready single-board computer that's highly integrated and power-managed. Its latest SBC packs lots of wired and wireless connectivity hooks, including 802.11 wireless Ethernet, cellular, and ZigBee.
Multi-function data-acq boards pack unique control modes Product News 10/10/2006 Post a comment Data-acq equipment vendor Measurement Computing is rolling out eight multi-function data acquisition boards. All eight boards feature a unique low-latency control output mode. It lets any input-analog, digital, or counter control an output-digital, analog, or timer, based on pre-defined limits. Outputs are controlled directly from the board and don't require PC intervention.
Isolated-I/O PCI bus boards support up to 48 signal lines Product News 10/10/2006 Post a comment Look over this line of PCI bus isolated digital I/O cards. Offering a range of 16, 32, or 48 individually optically-isolated inputs or outputs, they're for use in control and instrumentation applications where high-voltage protection is required. They're PCI, PCI-X, 3.3-V, and 5-V-compatible. Individual channel-to-channel isolation permits every channel to be physically and electrically separated from the others.
Network processor card boosts IA/x86-based appliances Product News 10/9/2006 Post a comment Here's a card that can be used to increase performance of existing applications, or as a development environment enabling you to develop networking and security applications. It can speed time-to-market by reducing development time for new or upgraded applications.
Open Source Embedded Asterisk-based PBX Design How-To 10/4/2006 3 comments Building an embedded IP-PBX represents a significant paradigm shift from existing open source PBX designs that typically use PCI cards on x86 platforms. Until recently, current micro controllers
(e.g. those in the 200MHz ARM & MIPs class) typically lack the DSP
horsepower for multiple channels of speech compression or echo
cancellation that is required for analog line interfaces. The Analog
Device Blackfin chip has changed all this......
Fanless SBC operates in rugged environments Product News 10/4/2006 Post a comment WinSystems has launched its EBC-855-G, an EBX-compatible, Intel 1GHz ultra low-power, Celeron (Dothan core) single board computer.The fanless SBC operates over an industrial temperature range of -40° to +70°Celsius.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.