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Electronics educational promotion pitches digitizer packages
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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
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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
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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
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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.
cPCI SBC targets entertainment systems in vehicles
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11/18/2004   Post a comment
A new Crusoe-based CompactPCI single-board computer from MEN Micro meets the operating standards for transportation applications.
ON Semiconductor introduces 250V silicon Schottky for auto apps
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
New 200-250V Schottky's eliminate noise at all temperatures, minimize EMI filtering requirements to improve circuit efficiency and deliver superior reverse recovery and high stability.
Focus-On: VITA reveals VME roadmap
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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
BTX-Formfaktor macht PCs kleiner und leiser
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Mit der Einführung eines neuen Formfaktors für PC-Motherboards will Intel den Bau raumsparender Rechner mit besserer Kühlung ermöglichen.
Alienware to use Samsung's SpinPoint M 2.5-inch drives in new notebook computers
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
M series drives have lower power consumption, lower heat, and lower noise levels than any other 5,400rpm drive on the market today.
Hologram Discs Hold Promise Of Higher Density
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11/16/2004   Post a comment
Optware to Step up Its Drive to Market Hologram Disc
PCI data-acq plug-in packs high-speed FPDP II port
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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).
Radio Reference Design Kits Accelerate GSM/GPRS Cellular Handset Development
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11/15/2004   Post a comment
Berkana Wireless Introduces BKW9000-Based Reference Design Kits that Support Multiple Leading Baseband Platforms
LeCroy rolls Serial Attached SCSI ware
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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.
Texas Instruments ups sample rate on industrial measurement ADCs
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11/10/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments will announce a data converter with extremely high resolution (24-bit) and a record-breaking 50 kHz sample rate.
National Semiconductor adds LVDS components
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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.
PCI-bus multi-band software-defined receiver uses Xilinx FPGAs
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Board maker Pentek has a new 16-channel multi-band software-defined radio receiver board that combines a pair of 14-bit A/D converters with Xilinx Virtex-II FPGAs. The system supports direct wideband signal processing at sample rates as high as 105 MHz.
Report sees a shortfall in U.S. supercomputer prowess
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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
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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
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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
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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.
CompactPCI Crusoe board slated for transportation entertainment
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11/8/2004   Post a comment
A new CompactPCI single-board computer from board maker MEN Micro meets the operating standards needed for transportation applications. Providing the performance of a Pentium III-equivalent processor, this 3U-sized Eurocard runs a Transmeta 800-MHz Crusoe TM5900 microprocessor.
Multi-processing board to pack 800-MHz front-side bus
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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
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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.
MIL/aero data-acq box can replace legacy video, data recorders
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11/2/2004   Post a comment
Data acquisition equipment supplier Heim Data Systems is debuting a compact MIL/aero signal acquisition system replete with advanced recorder functions. It offers adaptable signal interfacing and interchangeable media cartridges.
TeraOPS processing module expands memory, I/O bandwidth
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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.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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