ATCA platform supports DSP, network processors for WiMAX Product News 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.
Pentium-M chassis to underscore software productivity Product News 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 Product News 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.
USB data-acq modules synchronously sample multiple analog signals Product News 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 Product News 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.
High-speed XMC data-acq board packs Virtex-4 FPGA Product News 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.
AdvancedTCA carrier board houses up to four hot-swap AdvancedMC modules Product News 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.
Board operates as PC104 to MVB bus interface Product News 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).
RF modems achieve range boost Product News 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
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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