Profinet controllers are IRT-enabled Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment In recognition of the fact that an increasing number of Profinet industrial Ethernet installations uses high-speed Isochronous Realtime communication schemes, Siemens has equipped several Simatic controllers with the respective interfaces.
NI expands data logging portfolio Product News 3/19/2008 Post a comment National Instruments has announced four new C Series modules for data-logging applications including vibration/acoustical data logging and in-vehicle, structural, temperature and pressure testing.
Intel Core 2 Duo Mini-ITX board packs punch Product News 3/17/2008 Post a comment Aimed at high definition video gaming machines and digital signage systems, this Mini-ITX motherboard from Advansus offers advanced system performance, and accelerated graphics based on Intel GME965 and Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors.
Electric car venture gains momentum News & Analysis 3/13/2008 2 comments Project Better Place, the Israeli venture focusing on electric cars, has named three more partners for its planned project of an electric recharge grid network infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Zinwave raises $10 million in Round B News & Analysis 3/6/2008 Post a comment Zinwave, a start-up focusing on wideband active distributed systems based on multi-mode or single mode fibre-optic cables and targeted at extending in-building cellular and wireless access, has raised $10 million in a B-round funding.
Siemens spins off M2M unit to T-Mobile News & Analysis 3/6/2008 Post a comment Analysts have welcomed the decision by Siemens AG to spin out its wireless modules business, a part of its Automation & Drives division, into an investment consortium called the "Joint Operations for Mobile Applications" (JOMA) and consisting of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile Venture Fund and two private equity firms, including Granville Baird.
Sidense raises $6 million in VC round News & Analysis 3/5/2008 Post a comment Sidense Corp.(Ottawa, Canada), a startup that has developed a fuse-based one-time programmable non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) core targeted at a standard logic CMOS manufacturing process, has raised $6 million.
Leoni attacks Korean cable market Product News 3/4/2008 Post a comment Wiring systems manufacturer Leoni AG (Nuremberg, Germany) has acquired a 50 percent stake in Korean company Daekyeung, one of the leading automotive wiring system vendors in Korea. The move gives Leoni access to the world's fifth-largest vehicle market.
Firecracker speeds Blackfin designs Product News 3/3/2008 Post a comment Avnet subsidiary Silica has introduced a versatile development platform around Analog Devices's Blackfin processor family. The platform, dubbed Firecracker, functions as a universal tool for Blackfin developers of all flavors. Fully verified functional modules eliminate the need to design in detail common embedded subsystems.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...