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Mezzanine card design makes FPGA integration easy
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO announced its first FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module dubbed the ADC510, which is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, integrates two 12-bit 500MHz A/D chips for use in DSP applications such as Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), and Radar.
Cray links with Intel in super deal
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Cray Inc., which once used only CPUs from Advanced Micro Devices, plans to develop a range of supercomputers and processor and interconnect technologies with Intel Corp. as part of a broad agreement between the two companies.
Processing engine supports latest FPGA mezzanine card standard
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO announced one of the industry's first FPGA processing engines with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
Serial ATA and the evolution in data storage technology
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
The SATA specification was developed with the fundamental goals of having a ten-year scalable performance roadmap.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
TMD Technologies turns up the power with Ku band TWT
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
TMD Technologies is offering a higher power, fast warm, Ku band travelling wave tube (TWT), rated at 400 W continuous power.
Q1 profits down at Wolfson, but shares hold on TI talk
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
First quarter profits at Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland ) were down 30 percent to $3.1 million compared to the same period last year, but the shares held firm following continued bid interest from Texas Instruments.
EU airborne fuel management project selects TTTech
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
The SmartFuel Automated Design and Simulation Process (ADSP) Consortium has selected TTTech AG as development partner. The Austrian technology company will contribute its time-triggered protocol (TTP) to control the data bus in future fuel management systems for aircrafts.
Infineon chips in for Samsung's HEDGE phones
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has scored a major win in the mobile handsets sector, with number two supplier Samsung Electronics deploying the German chip maker's XMM High Speed Data packet Access (HSDPA) platform.
SigmaTel OK's bid from Freescale, pushes ref design for PNDs
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4/22/2008   Post a comment
Shareholders of SigmaTel (Austin, TX) have approved the acquisition of the analog IC specialist and the deal, valued at about $110 million, is expected to close by the end of April. At the same time, SigmaTel has introduced a version of its STMP37xx processor reference design targeted at the portable navigation GPS market, which it says enables sub-$99 portable navigation devices (PNDs).
HD transcoding platform improves speed and reduces cost
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
This technology, which combines Masstech's transformation software MassTransIt with the use of the RapidMind platform, is part of the growing trend of broadcasters using off-the-shelf hardware instead of traditionally premium-priced proprietary equipment.
Volkswagen demos autonomous parking assistant
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
At the Hannover Industry Fair, Volkswagen shows a parking assistant that autonomously backs a car into a parking space — after the driver has left the vehicle.
CEVA unveils high-performance platforms for wireless, multimedia
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
CEVA unveils two second generation DSP subsystems based on its CEVA-X DSP cores targeting wireless baseband and multimedia.
VMETRO : VPX card has quad FPGAs and dual FMC sites
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4/18/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO's FPE650 FPGA processing engine supports the new FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
Kontron promotes COM Express Nano standard
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4/18/2008   Post a comment
Board computer manufacturer Kontron AG (Eching, Germany) has launched a foray to standardize the 'Nano' extension to the design guidelines for the Computer-on-Module (COM) Express format. With the move, the company wants to prevent that differing implementations cause uncertainties in the market.
Inphi targets acquisitions, IPO
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
High speed analog components specialist Inphi Corporation (Westlake Village, Calif.) is looking to acquire companies in its areas of expertise, according to Ron Torten, vice president of sales at the company.
Via enters COM Express market
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
Embedded devices vendor Via Technologies announced to expand its embedded board portfolio to include modules compliant to the COM Express industry standard. With its offer, the company addresses large OEMs only.
Keep up with the 2008 ESC Silicon Valley action
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
A special ESC Microsite has been created to help attendees to the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley keep track of everything happening at the show.
Video-on-Demand servers using flash and distributed content propagation disrupt traditional VoD architectures
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
Edgeware's approach to VoD server design incorporates three unique technologies: Video content storage in flash memory instead of hard disks, streaming from custom hardware that eliminates bottlenecks of general purpose devices, and distributed content propagation pulling the most popular movies and TV programs into edge servers based on local decisions.
PXI controller supports latest Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 processor
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high-end test and measurement applications, ADLINK Technology Inc.'s PXI-3950 PXI controller combines the latest Intel Core2 Duo T7500 2.2 GHz processor, Mobile Intel GME965 chipset and 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 memory.
Winbond spin-off bets on baseboard management controllers
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
Baseboard management controllers are expected to be included in 30 percent of the world's servers in 2009, according to Yonatan Levy, general manager of the advanced PC product center in Winbond and president of Winbond Israel Ltd.
First Mobile WimMAX certified products on a roll
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
Products from Runcom Technologies Ltd, Sequans Communications, POSDATA and Samsung Electronics Co. have gained the first WiMAX Forum Certified Seal of Approval.
Colorado senator calls for space-based interceptors
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) has called for the addition of a "space-based layer of interceptors for ballistic missile defense."
Adlink fleshes out Intel-based Com Express, ATCA lines
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Fresh from its acquisition of Ampro Computer Inc., board-level specialist Adlink Technology Inc. is covering conferences from Embedded Systems Conference/Silicon Valley to the Shanghai Intel Developers Forum, demonstrating new Intel-based boards in Com Express and ATCA form factors.
Evaluation board helps designers find optimal CPU, GPU configuration
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4/6/2008   Post a comment
The ETXexpress UGM Evaluation Board from Kontron is designed to allow embedded application developers to get up and run quickly with the COM Express/ETXexpress module platform, giving them a head start on the total system design.
Intelligent video server software for control of video surveillance hardware on IP networks
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
IVS 3.0's analytic based rule management interface produces effective responses to video from standard analog and compatible IP cameras utilizing Mango DSP's encoding cards
VMETRO : Buffer memory node supports Serial RapidIO or PCI Express
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO has announced the MM-6171, a buffer memory node in an XMC form factor with support for Serial RapidIO or PCI Express.
MSC : Processor board uses Intel Atom processor Z500
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
MSC Vertriebs GmbH has designed a customer specific module based on the recently announced low power Intel Atom processor Z500 series.
Silicon TV tuners tackle terrestrial TV's challenges
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
Silicon TV tuners, long popular for satellite TV, have become more practical for flat panel TVs, cable set top boxes, and mobile TV. Advantages over traditional metal-enclosed "CAN" tuners include a huge reduction in size, programmability, flexibility, ease of manufacture, thermal characteristics and adjacent channel rejection.
Opinion: Time for another AI reality check?
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4/2/2008   3 comments
Our progress in understanding the brain's operation obscures how little we actually know.
3D workstation graphics card supports DisplayPort
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4/2/2008   Post a comment
AMD is advancing application performance with high-quality imagery through the introduction of what it claims is the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support.
Base station platform is multi-carrier, multi-standard
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' base station development platform supports multiple carriers and standards. It uses TI's multicore TMS320TCI6487 and TMS320TCI6488 DSPs.
NXP RFID encryption cracked
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
The Chaos Computer Club (Hamburg, Germany) has cracked the encryption scheme of NXPs popular Mifare Classic RFID chip. The device is used in many contactless smartcard applications including fare collection, loyalty cards or access control cards. NXP downplays the significance of the hack.
Harting : Ethernet switch offers high availability through ring redundancy
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
The Harting sCon family of industrial Ethernet switches offers ring redundancy on the basis of unmanaged Ethernet switches connected in a ring configuration.


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