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ATCA platform supports DSP, network processors for WiMAX
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems is rolling out a modular AdvancedTCA platform for the dataplane that's built around the performance, scalability, and reliability of the serial RapidIO embedded system interconnect. The platform's architecture supports DSP, communications processors, FPGAs, and network processors.
RFID reader module targets embedded designs
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Sirit introduces 13.56-MHz RFID reader module for secure transactions in portable and fixed devices.
Pentium-M chassis to underscore software productivity
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Thales Computers and IBM are readying a chassis called the PowerMP6. When it debuts in the near future, it will consist of multiple Pentium-M boards in a 19-in. rack. The PowerMP6 will be available in various customized configurations with up to eight processor boards per rack.
PCI-X board runs parallel TI DSPs
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Designed for high-speed I/O and processing, here's news of a board-level PCI-X drop-in that harnesses the power of up to nine TI TMS320C6414T DSPs. With that you can get over 2000-Mbytes/s of concurrent I/O, and the ability to combine any number of customer-specific channels of data for up to 500-Mbytes/s of continuous data input from an external source.
Telematics optimize the human-automotive interface
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2/25/2006   Post a comment
One automotive system is by far the largest waste of energy and the greatest source of avoidable repair and maintenance cost--the driver. But an efficient telematics system and interface can help optimize driver performance.
Software radio transceiver provides 245 channels
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Pentek's 7140-430 Software Radio Transceiver works with a Xilinx FPGA to provide 256 individually tunable receive channels in a full-function PMC/XMC transceiver module.
USB data-acq modules synchronously sample multiple analog signals
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Check out this series of analog-input multi-function data acquisition modules for USB 2.0. They provide two or four channels of simultaneous 16-bit analog measurement at throughput speeds up to 2-MHz/channel. Each channel has its own 16-bit A/D converter that uses a common clock and trigger for synchronous sampling of all analog and digital inputs at the exact same instant in time.
WiMAX chipset shrinks footprint
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Atmel hits the drawing board to deliver a new line of eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at Atmel's new line of WiMAX radio transceivers that are designed from the ground up to meet WiMAX specifications and conserve board space.
WiFi chipset claims smallest footprint
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Nanoradio AB releases a WiF RF transceiver and baseband-MAC chip with a total die size of 20 sq mm.
High-speed XMC data-acq board packs Virtex-4 FPGA
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Designed for high-speed data acquisition applications such as software-defined radio, SIGINT, tactical communications, and radar, here's a VITA 42 board that can simultaneously sample two inputs at frequencies up to 210-MHz, at a resolution of 12 bits. Total aggregate I/O bandwidth is 12.5-Gbits/s.
SiNett's PCI card converts PCs to WLAN appliances
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
The OneRunner PCI card makes it easy and inexpensive to add centralized wireless processing and network management capabilities to X86-based hardware platforms.
Low-frequency data recorder stores wideband signals to RAID
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Featuring internal RAID arrays for recording media, here's a line of data recorders that provide high-capacity accessible data storage. They support sampling rates from 20-kHz to 1-MHz per channel, for a usable frequency bandwidth of 8-kHz to 400-kHz.
Test equipment optimizes intelligent automotive CAN and LIN networks
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
In optimizing automotive CAN and LIN networks, the need to maintain a singular testing/monitoring point where test equipment can look through all different implementations 'in place' is vital.
AdvancedTCA carrier board houses up to four hot-swap AdvancedMC modules
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
The AdvancedMC spec is the first entirely new open mezzanine standard to be developed in over a decade, and board maker Kontron is about to offer one of the world's first commercially available AdvancedTCA carrier boards. It will support up to four full-height, hot-swappable AdvancedMC modules. The AdvancedMC bays will be able to be populated with field-replaceable modules, such as processors, storage, and telecom-specific I/O-types.
Intel readies dual-core Xeon for embedded apps
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Intel gave the first glimpse of a dual-core Xeon processor for embedded applications, such as servers and multicore communications platforms, at the 3GSM World Congress.
Nortel to migrate to ATCA platform
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Nortel Networks has announced it will evolve its wireless and wireline platforms to the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA).
WEDGE Chipset targets total BOM of under $100
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
Broadcom looks to enable 3G mobile phones at 2G prices with its CellArity platform
Chip receives digital mobile TV signals
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon has launched the Kino 2, which is a second generation T-DMB receiver for receiving digital mobile TV.
802.11n jumpstarted with RF front end
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor hits the ground running with an RF front-end module that delivers +18-dBm output power.
120-Gbyte SATA drive aimed at enterprise applications
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
Samsung has bolstered the capacity of its SpinPoint series by adding 100- and 120-Gbyte hard disk drives, which are offered with a parallel or serial ATA interface.
Plastic RFID tags on the horizon
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
Philips to demonstrate technical feasibility of world's first 13.56-MHz RFID tags based on plastic electronics Options.
LXI-compatible sensor measurement unit packs built-in LAN controller
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
Check out this Ethernet-operable strain gauge measurement unit. Equipped with 48 input-channels, it uses independent 24-bit data converters/channel, and packs built-in programmable sensor excitation. You can network multiple units to configure systems with literally thousands of A/D channels.
Board operates as PC104 to MVB bus interface
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
Eurotech releases a PC/104 Add-on module, the COM-1240, which is an MVB interface board specifically developed to be used as a gateway between a PC104 system and the MVB bus (Multifunctional Vehicle Bus, as used in rail applications).
Small board simultaneously measures temperature, air flow
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Here's a small embeddable board designed to measure air temperature and velocity from two independent sensors. It also provides analog voltage outputs ranging from 0-V to 5-V per sensor.
Evaluation board supports 3.5G single-chip CMOS transceiver
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Interested in Sirific Wireless' SW3200 3.5G HSDPA/WEDGE RF transceiver? Well, here's the companion evaluation board.
RF modems achieve range boost
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Maxstream's XTend and XStream RF modems are now availalbe with repeater functionality; existing units in the field can be enabled through a firmware upgrade
Multi-band CMOS cellular transceiver integrates LNA
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at Quorum Systems' Sereno QS3000 single-chip CMOS WEDGE transceiver for combined GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G HSDPA cellular applications.


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