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posted in February 2005
Kontron schlägt Brücke zwischen PCI und PCI Express
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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.
IC offers drop-in GPS functionality for portable wireless devices
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
SiRF Integrates Baseband, RF, and Flash Into a Single Package for use in aided-GPS receivers.
W-CDMA power amplifier modules are optimized for efficiency
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
Designed to reduce average power consumption by 50%, Anadigics' new power amplifer (PA) family targets W-CDMA applications.
Millennium Cell to show hydrogen-powered laptop at Intel forum
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Millennium Cell Inc. announced Wednesday (Feb. 23) it would demonstrate a next generation hydrogen fuel cell system to power a notebook PC at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco next week.
Chipset enables first GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Based on Philips' Nexperia cellular system chipset, Samsung's handsets are now available
Inexpensive data-acq and control modules use plug-and-play USB
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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
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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.
eInfochips unveils digital multimedia platform
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
ASIC design and verification services provider eInfochips has introduced what it claims is the industry's lowest cost, high-performance video and imaging development platform for digital multimedia applications.
Bluetooth keyboard and mouse chip works for 12 months on two AA batteries
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for low cost and low power, Broadcom's chip integrates radio and baseband functionality.
10-GbE module supports multi-mode, single-mode optical waveguides
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2/14/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a small form-factor board-mountable module for 10-Gbit Ethernet fiber optics applications. It supports the IEEE-802.3ae-2002 standard.
Low cost hardware, software helps craft DSP filters without coding
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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
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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
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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.
Digital Video Surveillance Integrates Many Technologies
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2/10/2005   Post a comment
High-end digital signal processing has another killer app: digital video surveillance. In this feature article, Jack Shandle takes a look at how traditional surveillance can benefit from digital video and what changes we can expect in the future.
10-bit digitizer plug-ins scream at up to 8-Gsamples/s
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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
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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
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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.
Cell-Prozessor erhält Rambus-Schnittstelle
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2/9/2005   Post a comment
Der Cell-Prozessor von IBM, Sony und Toshiba wird Rambus' XDR-Speicher- und FlexIO-Schnittstellen an Bord haben. Das gab jetzt der IP- und Dienstleistungsanbieter Rambus bekannt.
Binary signaling pushes beyond 10 Gbits/s for backplanes
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2/8/2005   Post a comment
Chip makers promised two- to 12-fold throughput boosts for today's backplane-based systems in a paper session at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Low-cost Global Positioning System receiver targets cellular phones
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2/8/2005   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor develops a receiver system designed to provide low cost and low power consumption when providing location based services.
Conduction-cooled VME board packs dual PMC sites and VITA 31.1
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2/3/2005   Post a comment
Board-level systems maker Concurrent Technologies is debuting a ruggedized conduction-cooled VMEbus single-board computer supporting dual PMC sites and supporting VITA 31.1. Running an Intel Pentium M clocking at 1.2-GHz, the board is ruggedized for MIL/aero apps.
Pump it Up! PA and a PA module for WiFi pump up the power while skimping on size and current
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2/3/2005   Post a comment
By capitalizing on its integration capabilities, SiGe Semiconductor Inc. has come up with a PA that raises the bar on size and performance for WiFi.
Mezzanine card imparts high-res 2D/3D graphics
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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.
Eltec entwickelt Framegrabber für schnelle Bussysteme
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2/2/2005   Post a comment
Der Embedded-Computer-Hersteller Eltec bietet jetzt auch kundenspezifische Entwicklungen bei Framegrabbern für verschiedene gängige Bussysteme.
CompctPCI CPU boards target work in harsh environments
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2/2/2005   Post a comment
Board maker Kontron is dishing up two new cPCI processor boards. Both are slated for harsh environmment applications.
x16 PCI Express quad-display graphics card lays claim to industry-first status
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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
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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
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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.


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