VXS multi-computer uses RapidIO to reach 42-Gbyte/s throughput Product News 12/22/2005 Post a comment Here's a multi-computer 6U-sized VME crate based on the Serial RapidIO interconnect fabric. Compliant with the VXS VITA 41.2 form-factor, it will crank 761-GFLOPS with 42-Gbyte/s sustained fabric throughput. With A/D conversion it can serve software-defined radio applications. Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Linux version targets embedded industrial boards Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment If you’re designing embedded computers that run Linux, you’ll be interested in this implementation from board maker WinSystems, The company is debuting what it call Blue Collar Linux, an implementation of GNU Linux for industrial-based applications running on the company's boards.
Fan-less CompactPCI system runs cool Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment Looking for a ruggedized industrial computer that doesn’t need noisy cooling fans? If so, check out Inova Computers’s small-format industrial computer. It keeps operating temperatures low enough to survive comfortably without forced-air cooling.
I/O modules are economical Product News 12/14/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a line of low cost modules that can be used to implement anything from analog I/O to Ethernet communications. There's even a smart industrial controller in the mix. Prices start at $41.
Development kit offers PCIExpress while you wait News & Analysis 12/14/2005 Post a comment To simplify design and deployment of low PCI Express designs, Eureka Technology Inc. has just introduced its PCI Express development kit, a complete PCI Express development system with PCI Express adapter board, IP core, application logic design, device drivers and sample application software.
MEN introduces Pentium M SBC for harsh industrial environments Product News 12/8/2005 Post a comment MEN presents a CompactPCI single-board computer based on Pentium M with a 915 chip set. The F14 makes new technologies such as SATA and PCI Express available also for applications in harsh industrial environments and offers completely new application possibilities, for instance in mobile and multimedia applications.
CompactPCI Ethernet boards switch IPv6 packets Product News 12/1/2005 Post a comment The Internet Protocl is changing. Here's news of a line of PICMG2.16-compliant boards that can help you get ready. Pluggable into CompactPCI slots, these packet switching boards will support the emerging IPv6 protocol definition, with its 128-bit addressing scheme.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 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 ...