PCI cards deliver 128 opto-isolated channels Product News 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.
Visual computing system boosts workstation performance Product News 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.
UC Berkeley confirms $10 cell phone project News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
Telit finds channel partner in Symmetry News & Analysis 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.
CompactPCI SBC offers 5 W power dissipation Product News 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.
Fanless PC/104-plus SBC runs hot or cold Product News 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.
M/A-COM qualifies MEMS oscillator for smart munitions News & Analysis 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 Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
Universal DVI controller offers low profile for TFT LCDs Product News 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 Product News 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.
Transient recorder PCI cards offers triggering options Product News 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.
USB Forum targets medical devices News & Analysis 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 SBC offers power draw of less than 5 W Product News 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.
VMETRO adds analog, serial I/O for FPGA-based PMCs Product News 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 News & Analysis 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 Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.