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Compact digital I/O module includes locking USB connector
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
The SeaDAC Lite family of USB digital I/O products offers system designers a compact, low-cost alternative for interfacing any USB equipped computer with real world signals.
Analog input XMC modules feature Virtex-5 FPGA
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Designed with the latest generation Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, VMETRO has developed a pair of high-speed analog input XMC modules— one is a single channel 3 GSPS ADC and the other is a dual channel 1.5GSPS ADC.
SBC includes dual-core 8641D processor, up to 4 Gbytes memory
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems developed the PPC9A, the latest addition to their PowerXtreme family of 6U VME single board computers (SBC). At the heart of the PPC9A is Freescale's PowerPC processor, the dual-core 8641D operating at 1.3 GHz.
PCI cards deliver 128 opto-isolated channels
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
The ADLINK PCI-744X high-density DIO PCI card series delivers up to 128 opto-isolated channels for applications including industrial I/O control and automation, large-scale test and measurement and relay control.
VME SBC debuts with XMC, CompactFlash sites
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has announced its most advanced Power Architecture PowerPC-based rugged VME64x 6U single board computer (SBC), the SVME/DMV-184.
Visual computing system boosts workstation performance
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Check out NVIDIA's latest version of the Quadro Plex visual computing system (VCS). It incorporates the unified architecture and computing capability of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 GPUs, boosting workstation and cluster performance for a wide range of graphics-intensive styling and design, oil and gas, and scientific applications.
32-bit cPCI backplane comes in six-slot size
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic has introduced a 3U 32-bit CompactPCI (cPCI) backplane in a 6-slot size. It incorporates a controlled-impedance stripline design, which results in virtually zero crosstalk.
REVIEW: VME multi-board RF tuner part of distributed COMINT/ELINT subsystem
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Board maker Mercury Computer Systems rolls out a microwave tuner that exhibits low phase-noise, fast switching, and high dynamic range. Acting as an ultra high-performance wideband receiver, it features a DDS that uncouples tuning speed from phase-noise. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
BenQ surprises by spinning off branded business
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
After losing about a $1 billion in a failed attempt to become a global handset brand, BenQ Corp. decides to throw in the towel and shed itself of the branded business.
Production-line system runs 1,000 IC tests per second
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
ProductionLine Testers (PLT) plans to introduce a smaller IC test system that is twice as fast as its current model at the Semicon West 2007 conference in San Francisco in July.
VIA drives x86 platform into smaller systems
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
VIA says that its VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference design is the smallest full-featured x86 mainboard in the industry.
UC Berkeley confirms $10 cell phone project
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4/23/2007   1 comment
How cheap is cheap? Try 10 bucks for a cell phone. UC Berkeley confirmed that it is, indeed, working on such a device, but it will be years before it gets to the serious engineering stage.
Bell Micro reports double-digit growth in 1Q
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Bell Microproducts Inc. reported preliminary revenue for the first quarter of 2007 was in the range of $990 million to $1.01 billion, up 14 to 16 percent from the $867 million reported in the first quarter of 2006.
Rugged, waterproof PC for operation in harsh environments
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Review Display Systems introduced a compact, rugged PC system sealed to IP67 for applications where dust, water and a shortage of space present problems for the systems designer. The AEC-6710 is housed in a rugged aluminum chassis measuring 165 x 65.6 x 197-mm.
MicroATX motherboard offers speeds up to 1066 MHz
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
ADLINK Technology introduced an industrial microATX motherboard supporting the Intel Core 2 Duo processor which improves performance and lowers power consumption up to 40%. The on-board LGA 775 socket supports the higher clock speeds of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the FSB supports speeds of 533 MHz, 800 MHz and 1066 MHz.
Motherboard with HDTV targets digital display applications
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Lanner Electronics added the EM-9765 to its range of boards designed for display applications. This board is equipped with a VIA C7 or Eden processor, VGA, LVDS, HDTV, MPEG-2 decoder, audio and a host of storage, expansion and connectivity options, making it suitable for media streaming and display applications.
REVIEW: Tiny package packs 2.4-GHz RF deck
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Here's news of a non-monolithic RF device that addresses board space and dissipation. Target devices include PDAs, VoWi-Fi handsets, cameras, cellular handsets, and automotive devices. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
6-channel synchro/resolver-to-digital converter available on PC-104 card
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Check out North Atlantic Industries' DSP-based 73SD4 synchro/resolver-to-digital converter available on a PC-104 card. It includes six independent, transformer isolated, programmable synchro/resolver tracking converter measurement channels, each of which has 16-bit resolution, ±1 arc-minute accuracy, tracking rate to 150 RPS, accurate digital velocity output, incremental encoder (A+B) outputs, and wrap-around self-test.
PMC jumps early to fast SAS silicon
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra is pushing ahead of the pack on the transition to the 6 Gbit/second Serial Attached-SCSI hard disk interface, announcing a controller for the SAS 2.0 standard that aims to bolster reliability and performance in storage subsystems and networks by doubling the interconnect's data rate.
PCI DAQ card integrates data acquisition and motion control
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4/16/2007   Post a comment
ADLINK Technology released the PCI-9221, a low-cost multi-function 16-bit resolution DAQ card featuring a sampling rate up to 250kS/s.
Receiver adds GPS technology to data acquisition and control cubes
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4/15/2007   Post a comment
United Electronic Industries (UEI) has released a GPS receiver system marketed under the name DNA-GPS that provides mobile data acquisition and control systems with position, velocity and UTC time information.
Telit finds channel partner in Symmetry
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4/12/2007   Post a comment
Enhancing its M2M focus, Symmetry Electronics will promote and sell cellular modules from Telit Wireless Solutions in the Americas, as well as offer the products globally through its online store.
Northrop Grumman to use Israeli radar satellite
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
Northrop Grumman Corp. is partnering with Israel Aerospace Industries to adopt IAI's TecSAR satellite for use in "operationally responsive space" applications.
Marines to deploy tilt-rotor craft
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. Marine Corps is preparing to deploy the first operational squadron of the problem-plagued MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor helicopter.
CompactPCI SBC offers 5 W power dissipation
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4/11/2007   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems added to their PowerPact 3 family by introducing the IMPCC2 3U CompactPCI single-board computer (SBC) and multifunction PMC carrier card. Available in five air- and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels, the IMPCC2 is characterized by an SBC power dissipation of 5 W.
CompactPCI CPU board supports Intel Core 2 Duo processor
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4/10/2007   Post a comment
Kontron's latest CompactPCI processor board is now available with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor to manage data throughput with server quality.
Fanless PC/104-plus SBC runs hot or cold
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
WinSystems today introduced their PPM-GX, a PC/104-Plus compatible single board computer (SBC) based upon the low-power, high-integration AMD GX500@1W processor. This SBC operates throughout the temperature range of -40°C to 85°C without the need for a fan.
PC/104-plus board equipped with Pentium M processors
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Kontron introduced the MOPS-PM PC/104-Plus card, which it claims is the industry's first fully PC/104-Plus compliant single-board computer equipped with Intel Pentium M processors.
M/A-COM qualifies MEMS oscillator for smart munitions
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
The world's first design win for microelectromechanical-system oscillators is a high-reliability military application--a wireless transmitter that streams real-time telemetry data back from smart munitions to remotely guide them to their target. Discera Inc. will announce today that M/A-COM (Lowell, Mass.) will use its MOS-1 MEMS oscillator in a wireless transmitter built for smart munitions. During testing, M/A-COM removed some warheads, allowing munitions to be retrieved after impact--and Di
Blade server sports Intel dual core processor
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Check out MEN Micro's 6U, CompactPCI single board computer that is equipped with either one or two Intel Xeon dual core processors, providing up to four CPU cores with a frequency of 1.66-GHz, and the Intel E7520 server chipset.
Cisco patent could muddy Ethernet waters
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
A widening group of companies is lining up behind a plan to consolidate data center networks around an enhanced version of Ethernet that could support Fibre Channel, potentially narrowing growth opportunities for iSCSI and Infiniband.
Embedded motherboards support Intel Core 2 Duo processors
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
Kontron has launched its 986LCD-M family of embedded motherboards that supports the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7400. The 986LCD-M family consists of three motherboards in ATX, Flex-ATX and Mini-ATX form factors.
EPIC board gets speedier with 1.8-GHz Pentium M processor and ISA-Bus
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
Kontron has introduced its second EPIC form-factor board, recognized by the PC/104 Consortium. The EPIC/PM board, based on the Intel Pentium M 745 processor, offers complete PC/104-Plus functionality with both PCI and ISA expansion.
System host boards feature dual multi-core processors
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
Trenton Technology has introduced its MCX and MCG series of system host boards with dual multi-core processors. They are available in a numerous configurations for a variety of computing applications.
Universal DVI controller offers low profile for TFT LCDs
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4/6/2007   Post a comment
The DV-SLIM from Apollo Display Technologies is a digital visual interface (DVI) translator board which provides a slim design for connecting TFT LCDs to standard video interfaces. The DV-SLIM automatically converts DVI signals into TTL or LVDS signals for TFT LCDs.
Embedded board supports Intel processors
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
Diversified Technology has introduced a highly configurable module based on PICMG's COM Express Specification. The CMX-Lx45 Com Express board features options for the Intel Core Duo and Celeron M microprocessors.
Single board computers offered with dual-core Intel technology
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems released the CT11, CP11 and CR11 6U CompactPCI CPU boards with integrated dual-core Intel processing technology. Versions are available with the Core2 Duo processor, the Core Duo processor and the Celeron M processor.
Advanced mezzanine card aids in deployment of wireless infrastructure
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
BittWare introduced the GX-AMC (GXAM), FPGA-only board based on Altera's line of FPGAs. This advanced mezzanine card (AMC) uses the Altera Stratix II GX FPGA to provide flexibility, suitable for the development and deployment of wireless infrastructure.
Transient recorder PCI cards offers triggering options
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
Strategic Test Corp. has released six transient recorder cards in the UF2-4700 series. Using multiple 16-bit ADCs, the cards are available with a choice of 100 kS/s, 250 kS/s and 500 kS/s for sampling rates and come in 8- or 16-channel configurations.
RF module connecter offers low power design options
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduced the MSP430 experimenter's board (part number MSP-EXP430FG4618) which includes a TI (Chipcon) radio frequency (RF) module connecter for developing low power wireless networks.
USB Forum targets medical devices
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
The USB Forum is planning to make it easier for transferring data from medical devices such as heart and blood pressure monitors to PCs or other devices and transmitting the information on-line.
Embedded computers support wide range of power inputs
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Moxa Systems expands its ThinkCore DA-660 series of industrial-grade, ready-to-run embedded computers with the introduction of the DA-662 series.
Embedded computers operate in harsh industrial environments
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4/4/2007   Post a comment
Moxa Technologies has released its ThinkCore W300 series of embedded computers for harsh industrial applications.
Embedded SBC offers power draw of less than 5 W
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
VersaLogic Corp. developed an embedded single board computer (SBC) to strengthen their line of EBX products. The fanless Python board features a reliable design, no moving parts, a power draw of less than 5 W and on-board I/O options.
Mezzanine card strengthens processing, communication systems
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
4DSP developed the FM482, a PCI-X and PCI-express mezzanine card (PMC/XMC) with dual Xilinx Virtex-4, four optical transceivers, optional A/D, D/A and video capabilities.
VMETRO adds analog, serial I/O for FPGA-based PMCs
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Board maker VMETRO has announced a trio of I/O modules for use with its FPGA-based PMC (PCI mezzanine card) products. Users can choose the front-end processing appropriate to the application from a dual-channel 105 MSPS analog input, a dual channel 210 MSPS analog output or a RS485 module.
Mirics partners with ELJ to target Asian mobile TV market
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4/3/2007   Post a comment
Mirics Semiconductor, the Fleet, England-based fabless RF and mixed signal chip startup that has developed a single chip tuner for all currently used broadcast standards, has started targeting the Asian market through a collaboration with Electronics Link Japan (ELJ).
Single-board computer offers faster processing, 2 GB DDR RAM
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
VersaLogic Corp. released a 1.8 GHz Pentium M model of its Cobra embedded computer, which features faster processing capability, Extreme Graphics 2 video, up to 2 GB DDR RAM, flat panel support, dual 10/100 or dual Gigabit Ethernet, audio, USB, quad COM ports, digital I/O (32 lines) and CompactFlash socket.
ClearSpeed set to raise £20 million in share placing
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4/2/2007   Post a comment
Parallel coprocessors and accelerator board developer ClearSpeed Technology (Bristol, England) is planning to raise £20 million($39 million) in a share placing on the AIM market in London following the announcement of full year results that saw pre-tax losses for the year ended December 2006 widen to £11 million ($21.5 million) from £7 million ($13.7 million) the previous year.


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