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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...