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Less than $800 buys high-resolution DMM
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
Signametrics is releasing a plug-and-play PXI/cPCI digital multimeter with 5-1/2 digits of resolution, high dynamic range, and 100-reading/s capability. Best of all, it sells for less than $800.
Reference design accelerates 802.11g WiFi product development
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor and Broadcom have teamed on a production-ready reference design for the latest 802.11g WiFi designs.
Drop-in T1/E1 media gateway fits on 6U CompactPCI board
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5/30/2005   Post a comment
Performance Technologies' MG6000 T1/E1 Media Gateway delivered in a 6U CompactPCI form factor combines media and voice processing, network access and signaling components as turnkey drop-in for media gateway functionality.
Module speeds Bluetooth development
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's "Simply Blue" module supports Bluetooth 2.0 by embedding a complete Bluetooth node including a CMOS radio transceiver, a protocol stack, application-specific profiles and a high-level command interpreter for communication with the host using the on-chip UART interface.
1U network appliance board has ten GbE, four 10/100-baseT ports
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5/27/2005   Post a comment
For any embedded designer who wants a compact, flexible development platform adaptable to a wide range of network appliance duties, Win Enterprises has just unveiled its PL-01025, a 1U rackmountable development platform.
Less-than-$1200 frame grabber leverages PCI Express
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Board maker American Eltec has a frame grabber board that marries four simultaneous async inputs with the high-speed PCI Express bus. The board can supplant up to four monochrome frame grabber boards for the acquisition of four independent non-synchronized camera signals.
Board mates PCI bus with FPDP
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
This Front Panel Data Port digital I/O board should go a long way to solve the problem of interfacing FPDP systems with PCI buses; it can operate in 5-V and 3.3-V environments. Click here to learn more.
Pentium M 6U-sized Eurocard handles realtime applications
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5/26/2005   Post a comment
Here's a single-board computer that's optimized for embedded realtime applications and for low power. Running a 1.6-GHz Pentium M, it achieves performance comparable to that of a 2.4-GHz Pentium 4, but at sharply reduced dissipation.
PC/104 extenders link I/O across noise-free optical waveguides
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of an FPGA-equipped PC/104 plug-in that can find a home in electrically noisy environments, such as industrial data acquisition systems. The board comprises a bus extender that lets you extend the range of any PC/104-based data-acq and control stack. It does that by means of a multi-mode fiber optic channel. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
PCI Express x16 graphics card to drive dual monitors
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
Need to drive more than one monitor? Then check out this low-profile plug-in card for PCI Express applications. Priced at less that $250, it will feature native PCI Express x16 support and 64-Mbytes of graphics memory, and can drive two digital or analog monitors at a time in either an independent mode or in a stretched linked mode.
Microcontroller evaluation board includes development tools
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5/25/2005   Post a comment
This microcontroller evaluation board comes with the company's patented Integrated Development Environment. The combination enables rapid development, configuration and debugging of the company's 16-bit microcontroller.
Multiple-processor VME boards serve air-cooled MIL applications
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Mercury Computer's got a conduction-cooled so-called multicomputer that can scale more than seventy PowerPC nodes connected by a high-bandwidth communications fabric. This product can dish up a total of 460-GFLOPS in processing power.
Raza Micro's XLR processors get JTAG emulation support
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Boundary-scan equipment vendor Corelis now has a family of JTAG/IEEE-1149.1 emulators for the Raza Microelectronics XLR microprocessor. The emulators give you source-level debug capability for multiple processors, partitioning individual processor hardware and software resources into a multi-windowed environment.
ADLINK rolls out PCI-3488 PCI IEEE 488 interface controller
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
ADLINK Technology Inc.'s first PCI IEEE 488 controller card, the PCI-3488, provides an interface between GPIB instruments and PCI-equipped systems that comply with IEEE488.1 and IEEE488.2 standards.
Windows-based synchronizer correlates data-acq signals
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a software correlation feature for synchronizing data-acq signals under Windows. Called Align and Resample, it's for PCI and USB modules and products from Data Translation.
Parvus introduces a GPS/tri-band GSM solution for on-vehicle mobile communications
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Parvus Corporation releases the OrbiTrak GSM, a PC/104 module for intelligent vehicle and airborne computing systems requiring worldwide GSM/GPRS roaming and GPS positioning.
GMS targets SPARC/PowerPC VMEbus boards in industrial apps
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Targeting industrial control and mil/aero designs where legacy VMEbus systems need to be revamped without wholesale redesigns or upgrades, General Micro Systems has unveiled its Pentium-based V169-FPIO board with front panel I/O.
Conduction-Cooled 800 MHz 6U VME Multicomputer delivers 460 GFLOPS
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has come to market with a conduction-cooled 800 MHz 7447A 6U VME Multicomputer, which the company claims is the most powerful commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) multiprocessing system available for deployment in extreme environments.
VME ADC board samples and delivers samples data at 2 GHz rate
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5/23/2005   Post a comment
The new Model 6826 VME A/D Converter board from Pentek, Inc., is designed to boost signal bandwidth by nearly an order of magnitude, delivering single- or dual-channel data acquisition at 2 GHz samples/second with 10-bit resolution.
$240 PCI drop-in is GPIB controller
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5/19/2005   Post a comment
Providing an interface between IEEE-488/GPIB instruments and PCI-equipped PCs, this PCI bus plug-in card is compliant with IEEE-488.1 and IEEE-488.2 standards. Best of all, it's available at an introductory price of $240.
Single RF synthesizer services three different global bands
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5/19/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for performance, power, and size, this RF synthesizer delivers multiband functionality while simplifying base station design.
Programmable electronic loads heft nearly 2-kW
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5/18/2005   Post a comment
If you're working with batteries or battery chargers, fuel cells, AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters, DC-to-AC inverters, or voltage regulator modules, Elgar Electronics has a new line of programmable electronic loads to ease the task of testing such sources. Offered in both modular and rack-mount configurations, these loads can heft either AC or DC, with versions capable of handling between 75-W to 1.8-kW.
Digital, analog function generator resides on VME board
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5/18/2005   Post a comment
A new VME bus four-channel analog and digital waveform generator plug-in can let you create arbitrary waveshapes that are synchronized with logic-level outputs. The board's four waveform generators are each capable of generating one 12-bit analog waveform and up to four TTL-compatible outputs.
Aaeon 600 MHz Mini-ITX CPU module draws only 7 watts
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5/17/2005   Post a comment
Aaeon Technology Inc.'s first Mini-ITX CPU module should prove popular, using Intel's 852GM + ICH4 + ICP ULV processor to achieve a 600MHz clock rate, but drawing only seven watts of power.
Kontron Embedded Modules Provides Jump Start into COM Express
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5/17/2005   Post a comment
Kontron Embedded Modules is now offering a starter kit for evaluation of computer-on-module (COM) technology based on the COM Express standard.
Ultra-fast A/D board packs 2-GHz silicon
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5/16/2005   Post a comment
You can now boost RF signal bandwidth by nearly an order of magnitude with a new VME bus A/D converter board from Pentek. Its Model 6826 comes in either a single-channel or dual-channel version, but either samples at up to 2-Gsamples/s, with 10-bit resolution. That performance acrues to a very new Atmel A/D chip. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at this very fast A/D system.
GMS Computing Engine turns mezzanine board concept upside down
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5/16/2005   Post a comment
At the Military Embedded Electronics Computing Conference General Micro Systems took the wraps off a new "Computing Engine" initiative that CEO Ben Sharfi believes could fundamentally change single board computer (SBC) design.
Complete RF front end allows simultaneous transmission and reception of WLAN and cellular signals
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5/13/2005   Post a comment
A new RF front end module from SiGe Semiconductor brings WLAN functionality into cellular handsets with low impact to power consumption.
FPGA-equipped VME data-acq board leverages VXS standard
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5/13/2005   Post a comment
A high-speed data acquisition board leverages the VXS standard to implement multi-channel high-end sensor data-acq and processing as used in electronic warfare systems, signals intelligence systems, and radar. 105-Msample/s Analog Devices A/D converters and Xilinx FPGAs team up to provide five channels of signal processing.
Wireless Ethernet bridge links 1.5 Mbits/s across 15 miles
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5/13/2005   Post a comment
Offering line of site connections up to 15 miles, a new 900-MHz long-range wireless Ethernet bridge from MaxStream offers an alternative to CAT5 cable and WiFi.
PA Modules boost talk time for CDMA
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5/13/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for power consumption, two new handset power amplifier modules from Agilent Technologies are designed to provide reliability, temperature stability, cool operation and ruggedness.
PMC Workstation I/O module fit for process control duties
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5/13/2005   Post a comment
Building on a design developed for the Joint Strike Fighter Program, General Micro Systems' Radiant Workstation I/O PMC multimedia module is now ready for duty in industrial control and security applications.
Board initiative, products address MIL COTS obsolescence problem
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5/12/2005   Post a comment
If you're working with leading-edge MIL designs, you'll be interested in this development from board vendor General Micro Systems. GMS is debuting what it calls a Processing Engine initiative to help solve a knotty technology problem that's impacting military designers everywhere these days. The problem is how to successfully use commercial off-the-shelf hardware in the face of galloping technology. GMS has two new products as part of its Processing Engine initiative.
VXS-1 boosts full duplex backplane I/O bandwidth to 23 GBps
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5/12/2005   Post a comment
Targeting VITA-41 switch fabrics, the VXS-1 Callisto from Tek Microsystems and QinetiQ is capable of a full duplex I/O bandwidth of up to 23 GBps through the backplane and 3 GBps through the front panel.
Trenton shifts board focus to PICMG 1.3 SHBExpress interface
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5/12/2005   Post a comment
Counting itself amongst the first, Trenton Technology has taken the wraps off a new family of host and backplane boards that support the new SHB Express (PICMG 1.3) standard defining a high-speed PCI Express interface between the system host board (SHB) and a passive backplane.
Russian firm claims fastest CPCI/PXI board available
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5/11/2005   Post a comment
Featuring two Gigabit Ethernet ports and six USB 2.0 connectors, Fastwel has unveiled its CP502, with a 2GHz Pentium M CPU and a 400 MHz system bus, making it, the company claims, the fastest 3U Compact PCI/PXI board available.
Software-defined radio mezzanine module gets ruggedized
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5/11/2005   Post a comment
Designing MIL radios? Here's news of a board-level high-speed data conversion product that's suitable for software-defined radio applications for hostile environments. Offered by board maker Pentek, it's a new version of one of the company's existing 16-channel multi-band digital receiver PCI mezzanine card modules, but this one shrugs off shock and vibration, as well as temperature extremes.
Miniature multimedia MPEG-4 encoder processes four video inputs
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5/11/2005   Post a comment
Remote video pickups, mobile video, and surveillance and security systems often demand inconspicuous electronics packages. If you're designing that kind of system, check out this PC/104+ board. It's a compact video compressor with an on-board microcontroller to handle computationally-intensive video compression. The product's footprint measures just 3.5 x 3.77 inches.
Arcom introduces a PC/104 carrier for wireless M2M applications
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5/11/2005   Post a comment
Arcom has released a versatile PC/104 baseboard suitable for adding cellular wireless communications to any embedded Machine-to-Machine (M2M) system. The WEB-Telemetry (Wireless-Embedded-Baseboard for telemetry) includes sites to locate several leading iDEN and GPRS/GSM cellular modems from Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Siemens.
Evalue Ships ESM-2740 SOM-ETX Module with Intel 855GME Chipset
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5/11/2005   Post a comment
Evalue Technology's latest SOM-ETX module, the ESM-2740, is based on the Intel 855GME chipset, which features the newly enhanced Intel Extreme Graphics 2 controller.
PCI scope plug-in packs unique memory architecture
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5/10/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a 14-bit PCI bus digitizer that's capable of sampling two simultaneous analog inputs at rates up to 125-Msamples/s on each channel. A unique dual-port memory architecure lets you set up a realtime data-acq systems under probabilistic operating systems such as Windows.
W-CDMA gets a boost from dual-band power amplifier module
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5/10/2005   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love has a talk with the team at Fairchild to find out more about their latest PA module for next-generation W-CDMA and emerging High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) systems.
Cirronet ships Zigbee design kit for industrial apps
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5/10/2005   Post a comment
Cirronet Inc. is now shipping its ZMN2400DK ZigBee Developer Kit designed to allow developers evaluate the new embedded wireless specification in industrial control applications.
Radstone's PowerPC SBC delivers high I/O flexibility
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5/9/2005   Post a comment
Radstone Embedded Computing has announced the CP1A 6U rugged CompactPCI PowerPC single board computer (SBC), the first member of its PowerPact 6 product family.
Optical transceivers satisfy military specs
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5/9/2005   Post a comment
Stratos Lightwave asserts itself as the first major supplier of ruggedized MIL-SPEC optical transceivers in MSA 2x5 SFF packaging.
High-performance scope plug-ins pack on-board DSP
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5/4/2005   Post a comment
Instrumentation card maker ZTEC Instruments is rolling out a family of modular digital storage oscilloscopes packing high-speed data converters coupled with deep waveform memory. These scopes impart benchtop scope features, including flexible signal conditioning, a number of triggering options, average and envelope acquisition modes, and on-board DSP. The family includes versions for PCI, CompactPCI/PXI, and VXI buses.
CSS Labs adds white box service
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5/3/2005   Post a comment
Computer designer and integrator CSS Laboratories announced it has expanded its services with a private-label program that lets OEMs, value-added resellers, and network operators have customized configurations while preserving their brand identity.
Acksys' serial to fiber optic converter allowseasy setup through self-configuration
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5/2/2005   Post a comment
The RD320-OF serial RS232/422/485 to single mode fiber optic media converter from Acksys allows to easily and quickly connect industrial serial links to the long distance optic fiber network.


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