Kontron schlägt Brücke zwischen PCI und PCI Express News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Kontron Embedded Modules stellt mit 'Pisa-Express' ein neues CPU-Slotkarten-Konzept vor, das sowohl PCI als auch PCI-Express über einen einzigen Half-Size-Slot ausführt. Damit knüpft der Hersteller an den Erfolg seiner Pisa-Familie an.
Inexpensive data-acq and control modules use plug-and-play USB Product News 2/22/2005 Post a comment Data-acq vendor Data Translation is rolling out what it bills is a new breed of mini-instruments. Communicating across 12-Mbit/s USB, the company's ECONseries modules offer low price but high signal accuracy. The modules use Windows-based application software to create ready-to-measure systems with familiar bench-level instrument-panels. Best of all, there's no programming required. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn checks 'em out.
VME-Bus-Rechner mit 64-Bit-Power News & Analysis 2/21/2005 Post a comment VME-Bus-Rechner mit Prozessoren von AMD und IBM stellt der kalifornische Hersteller Themis auf der Embedded World vor. Das 64-Bit-Computing hält damit Einzug in die Welt der eingebettenen Systeme.
Low cost hardware, software helps craft DSP filters without coding Product News 2/10/2005 Post a comment Saelig is now offering a PC-hosted DSP development product that lets you craft audio filters up to 24-kHz on a Windows PC. The Signal Wizard II lets you design and run high performance filters, with realtime control of gain and sample rate. You can even instantaneously switch between a filtered or non-filtered signal at run-time.
IRIG-B clock time-stamps digital delay generator data Product News 2/10/2005 Post a comment In a recent eeProductCenter review we looked at two table-driven digital delay generator plug-ins from Interface Technology, Inc. On the heels of that product rollout ITI is now offering an IRIG-B realtime clock option that lets you time-stamp your data.
Totgesagte leben länger: VMEbus erlebt Comeback News & Analysis 2/10/2005 Post a comment Volle 25 Jahre hat der VMEbus bereits auf dem Rücken. Das Bussystem sollte eigentlich schon vor Jahren von der Bildfläche verschwinden. Doch davon wollen Anbieter und Anwender offenbar nichts wissen: Neue Techniken bescheren dem Oldie eine Verjüngungskur.
10-bit digitizer plug-ins scream at up to 8-Gsamples/s Product News 2/9/2005 Post a comment Here's news of three new digitizer products that are PXI/CompactPCI plug-ins. All three offer swappable front-end input mezzanines, providing up to 3 GHz input-bandwidth, or switchable high-Z input-coupling. Single-channel 10-bit sampling rates of up to 8-Gsamples/s are possible.
High-speed relay modules are USB plug-and-play peripherals Product News 2/9/2005 Post a comment Data acquisition house Measurement Computing is dishing up a pair of USB-controlled multi-channel electro-mechanical relay modules as alternatives to PCIbus board-based systems. Thanks to USB, you get plug-and-play installation. eeProductcenter senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at these low-cost relay products.
Qualcomm, BenQ team on CDMA products News & Analysis 2/9/2005 Post a comment Qualcomm Inc. and BenQ Corp. have signed a royalty-bearing agreement where BenQ, under a patent license from Qualcomm, would manufacture and sell WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMAOne (IS-95), and CDMA2000 subscriber units and WCDMA and TD-SCDMA modem card products.
Mezzanine card imparts high-res 2D/3D graphics Product News 2/2/2005 Post a comment A new PMC graphics mezzanine card from board maker MEN Micro gives you a way to include high-resolution 2D/3D graphics into systems that accommodate PMC cards. Typical systems include those based on VMEbus, CompactPCI, and PXI. MEN's board will also work in bus-independent systems. Check it out.
x16 PCI Express quad-display graphics card lays claim to industry-first status Product News 2/1/2005 Post a comment Targeting multi-display applications and monitoring systems, Matrox Graphics is about to roll out a graphics plug-in board for PCs that's billed by the company as the industry's first x16 PCI Express graphics card to drive up to four displays at a time. As a fan-cooled plug-in, the will control the four displays and support x16 PCI Express natively.
Roll your own signal analyzer with 12-bit 150-MHz PCI digitizer plug-in Product News 2/1/2005 Post a comment As product-prolific as ever, test-and-measurement house National Instruments is releasing a new PCIbus version of the company's predecessor 12-bit 200-Msample/s PXI-based digitizer. Like it, this new plug-in can accommodate input signals in ranges from 200-mV to 20-V. Using the appropriate software, you can even set up one or more of these boards to act like an oscilloscope.
LVDS SerDes Chipset supports high temperature interface applications Product News 2/1/2005 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corporation used the DesignCon conference and exhibition here to announce two new high-speed analog interface chips to its LVDS (low voltage differential signaling) portfolio. The SCAN921025H serializer and SCAN921226H deserializer deliver up to 10-bit bytes of digital data at 20 to 80 MHz rates over a single point-to-point differential interconnect in backplanes or cable.
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.