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Automotive gateways spearhead in-car network integration
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Electronic gateways must provide bandwidth and latency in tying together diverse data buses. Here's what challenges design engineers face, and how to overcome them.
Reference design supports wireless video monitoring systems
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12/28/2005   1 comment
Vishay's design features a 2.4-GHz wireless link with ranges up to 1000m for home intercoms, video baby monitors, home video monitoring systems, and business video surveillance
India firm offers terminal reference design
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12/27/2005   Post a comment
Dexcel Electronics, a five-year old design services house based here, has developed a reference design for portable electronic terminals powered by Intel’s X-Scale processors.
GPS receivers streamline embedded development
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12/23/2005   Post a comment
NavSync's CW25 series of GPS Receivers feature an embeddable architecture that requires minimal external components, and is optimized for easy integration into host systems.
VXS multi-computer uses RapidIO to reach 42-Gbyte/s throughput
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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.
TTL PCI digital I/O board is RoHS-compliant
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12/21/2005   Post a comment
Need a lead-free TTL-compatible I/O board? Then check out Sealevel Systems’s latest I/O board. It’s claimed to be the industry's first RoHS-compliant low-profile PCI digital I/O adapter.
StarFabric VMEbus board packs dual Motorola processors
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a 6U-sized VMEbus PowerPC processor board that packs two fully independent PowerPC 7448-based compute nodes. It also gives you two StarFabric ports as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports and four serial ports.
IGP chipset delivers 2D/3D graphics
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
VIA announces its CN700 integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipset for embedded commercial systems and home entertainment systems.
16-channel line interface unit targets media gateways
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
Exar's XRT83SL216 is a 16-channel E1 line interface unit targeted at multi-service provisioning platforms (MSPPs), access devices, media gateways, routers, and frame relay access devices.
RF front end reference design targets multi-tuner applications
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
ANADIGICS announces RF front-end reference designs for multi-tuner digital terrestrial TVs and DVR/PVR set-top boxes
Linux version targets embedded industrial boards
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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
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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.
WLAN RF front end realized on a single die for portable apps
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
By using an advanced InGaP process, ANADIGICS is achieving a new level of integration with its AWL6254 and AWL6255 front-end ICs, designed to quickly add 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN functionality to mobile and portable devices.
10W power amps target wireless infrastructure applications
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
Hittite introduces two PA modules designed for cellular/3G repeaters, wireless data, laboratory, and automatic test equipment (ATE) applications from 0.4 to 2.0 GHz.
PMC plug-in puts RapidIO communications on VME processor board
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
Mil-aerospace board maker Thales is rolling out a RapidIO VME mezzanine card for one of its existing PowerPC single-board computers. The board can now be serially interconnected, using RapidIO, into an extensible packet-connected computing mesh.
Transceiver modules streamline low power designs
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
Micrel introduces low-power QwikRadio modules for Asian and European building control, industrial automation, and advance remote control designs.
Wireless node manufacturer seeks beta testing partners
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
Newtrax is looking for beta test partners for its WN-100 wireless Mesh/FHSS sensor
I/O modules are economical
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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
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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.
125-Msample/s PCI digitizers will be modular, multi-channel
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12/9/2005   Post a comment
A line of single-slot PCI digitizers will feature up to eight channels, and up to 4-Gbytes of on-board acquisition memory. They will operate at sampling speeds up to 125-Msamples/s/channel, and come in at a cost of less than a kilobuck/channel.
DDS-controlled RF modules comprise military SIGINT, ELINT radios
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12/8/2005   Post a comment
Check out these MIL-oriented COTS boards that tune from HF into the microwave regime. If you're designing frequency-agile radios or SIGINT/ELINT receivers, these VME and cPCI modules can fill the bill.
MEN introduces Pentium M SBC for harsh industrial environments
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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.
InfiniBand-based ATCA blades meet the open standards
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12/7/2005   Post a comment
Communications-board maker Diversified Technology is readying two companion AdvancedTCA blades. The company's boards comprise an InfiniBand-based fabric for blade systems using the ATCA open-architecture standard.
UWB designs get performance boost
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12/6/2005   Post a comment
A two-chip UWB chipset from WiQuest Communications, Inc. proves the possibility of achieving 1 Gb/s links with silicon.
Starter kit enables sensor network development
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12/6/2005   Post a comment
Jennic has introduced a low-cost wireless sensor network starter kit for its single chip IEEE 802.15.4 wireless microcontroller
ECX Embedded SBC targets in-vehicle infotainment apps
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12/4/2005   Post a comment
Using the new Intel Embedded compact extended form factor SBC (ECX), Axiomtek Co., Ltd. has just introduced its SBC84820, targeted at in-vehicle infotainment applications.
Flash makes the case for telematics data storage
Design How-To  
12/2/2005   Post a comment
There is a potential Achilles’ heel for today's impressive automotive entertainment systems--the rapidly escalating need for large amounts of digital storage.
GPS receiver offers -158 dBm sensitivity
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12/1/2005   Post a comment
NavSync has released a replacement with performance improvements for users of the discontinued Motorola M12+ GPS receiver.
CompactPCI Ethernet boards switch IPv6 packets
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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.


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