USB data acquisition module is optically-isolated Product News 11/21/2006 Post a comment ACCES I/O Products' USB embedded data acquisition module (USB-IIRO4-2SM) incorporates four optically isolated digital inputs, four Form C (SPDT) electromechanical relay outputs, and two RS-232/422/485 serial communication ports, all packaged in an industrial enclosure.
Software-based PXI plug-in grants 2-Gsamples/s sampling speed Product News 11/16/2006 Post a comment Check out this PXI digitizer/oscilloscope plug-in that provides a 1-Gsample/s realtime sampling rate on two simultaneous channels, or 2-Gsamples/s on one channel. It uses 8-bit data conversion. For repetitive signals, it provides an equivalent-time sampling mode that lets it sample at up to 20-Gsamples/s.
FlexRay hits the road Design How-To 11/16/2006 Post a comment Here's how engineers economically developed deterministic, fault-tolerant communications, supplementing LIN and CAN networks, in a new BMW--starting with chassis and suspension control.
Kit powers SDR handsets, rapid prototyping Product News 11/13/2006 Post a comment A collaboration among TI, Xilinx, Lyrtech and others has produced a Small Form Factor Software SDR Development Platform that provides a full signal chain from antenna to baseband processing. It features unique power measurement tools and a Simulink design flow.
Advanced Mezzanine Cards ease integration into MicroTCA systems Product News 11/8/2006 Post a comment Need to put control and packet processing capabilities into MicroTCA systems, AdvancedTCA blades, or custom carrier blades equipped with AMC sites? Then check out this line of AMC modules from Emerson (formerly Artesyn). A mid-size form-factor provides enhanced connector reliability, and simplifies integration.
Cypress spins 2.4-GHz VoIP headset demo kit Product News 11/7/2006 Post a comment Pairing a Cypress Semiconductor WirelessUSB LP radio SoC with a Winbond single-channel CODEC, Cypress rolls out a demonstration kit for a robust VoIP headset. This kit will help you rapidly implement a design.
Analog-to-digital recorders crank as fast as 700-Mbytes/s Product News 11/7/2006 Post a comment Data-acq and signal processing system vendor Signatec is rolling out another in a line of high-speed waveform capture products that transform near-realtime PC environments into realtime data recording systems. DR-Series systems are capable of continuously recording up to 700 million samples/s direct to disk storage, without any loss of data.
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.