Here come 10-bit 4-Gsample/s RF digitizers Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Got the need for data-conversion speed? Slated for RF and ATE applications, data conversion instrument maker Acqiris is readying what it claims will be the world's first 10-bit 4-Gsample/s digitizers. These 3U-sized PXI digitizers will exhibit input bandwidths up to 3 GHz.
32-channel data-acq card packs its own clock Product News 11/22/2005 Post a comment Using either the PCI bus or a dedicated FPDP II link, a 5-Msample/s A/D card packs as many as 32 channels of data conversion. The system eliminates the need for auxiliary clocking by including a programmable clock source on-board.
Multi-interface serial board is RoHS-compliant Product News 11/22/2005 Post a comment I/O board maker Sealevel Systems is rolling out what it says is the industry's first RoHS-compliant multi-interface PCI serial I/O card. The RoHS directive restricts the use of lead and certain other hazardous materials in electronic products. The product is the first in a series of forthcoming RoHS-compliant product rollouts from Sealevel.
GPS reference design supports advanced functionality Product News 11/21/2005 Post a comment Mistral Software, Inc. has introduced its next-generation Navigation Reference Design (NRD) that is designed to provide product developers with a quick start build for their next generation GPS devices with enhanced wireless capabilities.
PCI Express board acquires images from two cameras Product News 11/11/2005 Post a comment Check out this image acquisition plug-in board that can acquire images from two independent base-configuration Camera Link cameras. Using PCI Express, this system can acquire images at speeds up to 255-Mbytes/s with clock rates up to 85-MHz.
AMD says open platform spec gaining traction News & Analysis 11/9/2005 Post a comment AMD Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 9) that its Open Platform Management Architecture (OPMA) specification announced last February has gained acceptance among infrastructure vendors, systems builders, and solutions providers.
Paper-thin battery firm raises $30 million News & Analysis 11/9/2005 Post a comment Power Paper Ltd., the Israeli group developing thin and flexible micro-power source technology and devices has nearly doubled the financial backing from venture capital groups by raising a further $30 million. The extra funds will be used for further development of and finding new applications for the paper-thin battery.
CMOS gaining ground for large area medical, and other new image sensor applications Design How-To 11/7/2005 Post a comment CCDs deliver good image quality with low noise, but require several operating voltages, external clock generators, and sophisticated drive and evaluation electronics with considerable space requirements and power consumption. A Cypress image sensor design expert explains the change in generations from CCD to CMOS area sensors for medical and other innovate applications.
Plug-and-play USB modules tout simultaneous-channel data conversion, digital I/O Product News 11/2/2005 Post a comment Here's an industry-first in data acquisition. A line of plug-and-play boards and modules give you true simultaneous analog data acquisition---with no MUXing. Playing on a USB 2.0 network, up to a dozen separate 16-bit A/D channels operate with less than 1-ns aperture uncertainty. All analog and digital sub-system functions sample simultaneously to yield a data throughput of 225-kHz/channel.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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