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congatec new conga-ca6 COM Express module touts low power consumption, superior graphics for extended temps
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2/28/2011   Post a comment
The conga-CA6 COM Express module from congatec is based on the new Intel Atom E6xx processor series and the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20 for COM Express Type 2. All components of this embedded design are specified for the industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C, making the conga-CA6 an ideal solution for extreme applications.
Double-width AdvancedMC processor module
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2/27/2011   Post a comment
Kontron has announced the double-width AdvancedMC processor module AM5020 equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor and Intel Hyper-Threading technology.
Closing the gap between MCU and x86
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2/27/2011   1 comment
At the Embedded World conference and exhibition, MSC will be promoting an ARM-based module concept that targets cost-sensitive embedded applications.
We could tell you, but we'd have to kill you
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2/23/2011   10 comments
Working on government contracts can lead to questions with interesting answers
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?¬—Part 2
Design How-To  
2/21/2011   2 comments
While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part two of this article outlines methods to suppress high-frequency resonance.
First reconfigurable backplane introduced by Oregon startup
2/21/2011   Post a comment
Startup Wild River Technology introduced a novel "reconfigurable" backplane at DesignCon 2011.
2011 GSMA Mobile Innovation Award
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2/20/2011   Post a comment
EDMI and Sierra Wireless are pleased to announce that the two companies were awarded the GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Innovation for Utilities at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Fanless design exceeds expectations in high-end digital signage applications
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2/20/2011   Post a comment
NEXCOM's NDiS 166 Digital Signage Player is built around the Intel I5/I7 processor series and QM67 integrated graphics controller.
What the IBM Watson—Jeopardy matchup really tells us
2/17/2011   37 comments
That the slow, small human brain does so well shows how little we really know about its structure and operation
Intel, AMD prep USB 3.0 chips for 2012
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2/15/2011   6 comments
AMD and Intel are expected to sample this year and ship in 2012 PC chip sets that integrate support for USB 3.0, enabling a mass market for the new interface.
Skyworks and Ember partner to deliver next-generation ZigBee systems
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2/13/2011   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions and Ember have introduced innovative solutions for ZigBee applications targeting the growing energy management, home area network and industrial automation markets.
C2X communications scheme takes shape
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2/13/2011   Post a comment
Car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications, summarily called C2X, is one of the big technology projects currently under development in the automotive and IT industries. The Fraunhofer Institute for communication technology systems now has developed a configurable C2X system which shows the basic structure of future C2X services.
PCI/104-Express single board computer with dual-core processor targets harsh environments
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2/13/2011   Post a comment
Advanced Digital Logic (ADL), a provider of highly reliable embedded single board computers (SBCs), brings its new ADLD25PC single board computer to the embedded world trade fair.
Dovado claims world's first 4G/LTE-ready residential router
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2/13/2011   Post a comment
Dovado has software upgraded its product portfolio to support 4G/LTE USB modems, beginning with the Huawei E398 which is already being offered by LTE operators in Europe.
PCI/104-Express single board computer with dual-core processor targets harsh environments
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2/8/2011   Post a comment
Advanced Digital Logic, a provider of highly reliable embedded single board computers, brings its new ADLD25PC single board computer to the embedded world trade fair. The SBC is designed for applications in harsh environments including transportation, military and aerospace.
Micro ATX board designed for Intel Core i7/i5/i3 64-bit processors
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2/6/2011   Post a comment
The latest addition to BVM's extensive family of SBCs is the MS-C72, a powerful platform with a wealth of features including I/O and mass storage.
Mini-ITX motherboard features AMD Embedded G-Series
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2/6/2011   Post a comment
Hectronic has announced the IX55AE Mini-ITX motherboard, based on the AMD Embedded G-Series platform with A55E Controller Hub.
Embedded board using Intel Core i7 processors measures 3.5in
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2/6/2011   Post a comment
Based on Intel's 32nm process technology and featuring a two-chip platform that integrates the Northbridge chip with the CPU, the ECM-QM57 from Data Modul delivers enhanced performance, energy efficiency, manageability, security functions and smoother visual experiences.
Mdina Media unveils three digital signage solutions based on AMD processors
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2/6/2011   Post a comment
Mdina Media has revealed its latest digital signage solutions, each based on an AMD processor and targeting low power with guaranteed road maps and support applicable to digital signage applications.
Updated: Pictures from DesignCon 2011
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2/2/2011   Post a comment
Here are a few images from DesignCon 2011, an event in Santa Clara, Calif., this week known for its focus on high-speed design.

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