Electronics educational promotion pitches digitizer packages Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment Test equipment maker Gage Applied Technologies announces two new educational promotions for its high-speed and high-resolution digitizers. Slated for electronics instructors and researchers, each of Gage's packages includes a digitizer card as well as the company's PC-hosted oscilloscope software. The packages also include a set of software development kits.
Sensor meldet sich per SNMP News & Analysis 11/30/2004 Post a comment Zur Überwachung von unbemannten Außenstationen hat der US-Hersteller Omnitronix seinen Sensor SL-10 kreiert. Das Gerät nutzt das verbreitete Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) für die Übermittlung von Betriebszuständen.
64-Bit-Mainboard für Gaming-PCs News & Analysis 11/24/2004 Post a comment Die 64-Bit Revolution ist in vollem Gange: Das neue Albatron-Mainboard K8X890 Pro unterstützt den Athlon64-FX-Prozessor von AMD. Damit will der taiwanesische Produzent die technische Basis für Rechner mit anspruchsvollen Grafik- und Multimediafähigkeiten bereitstellen.
PC/104 design contest slated for March Product News 11/22/2004 Post a comment Get ready for the PC/104 design contest to be hosted by the PC/104 Embedded Consortium. Sponsors include PC/104 vendors Parvus, Eurotech, Lippert, Arcom, Megatel Computer, Tri-M Systems Engineering, Octagon Systems, Kontron, VersaLogic, and Ampro (the originator of the PC/104 concept). If you win, you'll get a free trip to San Francisco! Check it out.
Focus-On: VITA reveals VME roadmap Product News 11/16/2004 Post a comment VME specifications have grown significantly since the bus's inception. The VMEbus has expanded from the original core of the parallel VME32 spec, a VME Subsystem bus, and a VME serial interconnect, to a broad family of complementary state-of-the art specs that have been ratified through 2004 by the VMEbus International Trade Association. VME continues to evolve from the original 32-bit bus to a 64-bit bus, and from 40 Mbytes/s to 320-plus Mbytes/s. More bandwidth is also on the near horiz
PCI data-acq plug-in packs high-speed FPDP II port Product News 11/15/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a new differential input precision PCI bus data acquisition card that's designed for high frequency and high speed test-and-measurement and sensor applications. This board includes front-end signal conditioning, high-impedance differential inputs, and an FPDP II (Front Panel Data Port).
LeCroy rolls Serial Attached SCSI ware Product News 11/12/2004 Post a comment Test equipment maker LeCroy announces a new product from its recently formed Protocol Solutions Group. The Group was created in late October by the company's acquisition of Computer Access Technology Corp., a protocol test equipment vendor. LeCroy's new Serial Attached SCSI Compliance Test Suite software is designed to work with the existing CATC SASTrainer Serial Attached SCSI bus exerciser.
National Semiconductor adds LVDS components Product News 11/10/2004 Post a comment A dual 18-bit serializer, crosspoint switch and repeater with failsafe extend the reach and drive of the high-speed interfaces. Cables and backplanes introduce losses that create inter-symbol interference (ISI), deterministic jitter and reduce interconnect performance. Programmable signal pre-emphasis up to 6dB that actually reduces ISI jitter, dramatically extending interconnect speed and distance.
Report sees a shortfall in U.S. supercomputer prowess News & Analysis 11/9/2004 Post a comment The U.S. government is relying too heavily on clusters of commodity microprocessors and needs to spend more time and money nurturing new custom supercomputer designs, according to a report released by the National Research Council Tuesday (Nov 9).
Well-endowed Pentium M cPCI boards scream with fast I/O Product News 11/9/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a CompactPCI single-board computer line that marries ultra-fast Pentium M microprocessors with gobs of I/O. The I/O line-up includes Ultra-160 SCSI, dual EIDE ATA100, dual Serial ATA150 interfaces, and four Gigabit Ethernet channels, to name a few. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn tells why this board is an I/O powerhouse.
HyperTransport Expansion Interface debuts for low-latency I/O slots Product News 11/9/2004 Post a comment The HyperTransport Technology Consortium, a nonprofit organization that manages low-latency HyperTransport technology, has approved the industry's first HyperTransport expansion connector spec. The HTX HyperTransport EATX Motherboard/Daughtercard Specification now defines an interface and form-factor for a motherboard connector and HyperTransport add-in cards.
Single-Board Computer - utilizes IBM PowerPC 750GX processor Product News 11/9/2004 Post a comment Thales Computers has announced a 1 GHz version of its PowerEngine7 series of single-board computers (SBCs). The new board utilizes the latest IBM PowerPC 750GX processor, delivering the optimum combination of high performance and low power consumption. This makes the PowerEngine7 ideal for demanding environments found in many military and severe environment applications.
Multi-processing board to pack 800-MHz front-side bus Product News 11/8/2004 Post a comment Industrial computer board maker Diversified Technology will soon be offering a single-board computer based on the recent Intel E7520 chipset. When it debuts early next year, DTI's board will also run the Low Voltage Intel Xeon processor at 2.8 GHz with an 800 MHz system bus. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gives us a preview.
Bridge modules expand cPCI backplane capability Product News 11/2/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic launches cPCI backplane bridge modules that permit 33-MHz and 66-MHz systems to be expanded across two, or even three, backplanes, with automatic detection of 32/64 bit systems, and support for 3.3-V and 5-V.
TeraOPS processing module expands memory, I/O bandwidth Product News 11/2/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a module that combines teraOPS computing, high memory bandwidth, and multi-gigabit I/O, letting you host processing-intensive applications using industry-standard form-factors and interfaces, including PCI, PC/104-plus, cPCI, and VMEbus.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...