Third-generation VME single-board computer extols backwards compatibility Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment Here's news of a VME bus board packing a Freescale Semiconductor PowerQUICC III MPC8560 microprocessor clocking at 833-MHz. The chip provides 1926 MIPS of processing horsepower. The board is compliant with the VME Rev. C legacy standard, so it doesn't require the new VME bus extension, making it fully compatible with all existing VME backplanes.
Realtime PCI system leverages Windows Product News 5/24/2006 Post a comment Are you looking for a moderate-speed realtime data acquisition system that uses Microsoft Windows? Then check out this product from Microstar Laboratories. It will implement an RTOS under Windows.
Eval kit supports 2.4-GHz Wireless USB SoC Product News 5/16/2006 Post a comment Choosing an RFIC based on a vendor’s datasheets alone can be daunting. It’s preferable to get some hands-on experience before committing, especially for Wireless USB. Providing a user-friendly prototyping tool for WUSB, chip maker Cypress Semiconductor announces the availability of an eval kit for its latest 2.4-GHz SoC.
Realtime remote Java controller to address myriad enterprise applications Product News 5/16/2006 Post a comment A soon-to-be-released box-level product comprises what's billed as the world's first 100-percent Java controller. The less-than-$400 unit, when it ships later this summer, will provide a Java environment for industrial, automation, security, logistics, RFID, and facilities control applications. A development kit is available now.
World’s highest-density single-slot 3U PXI switching modules? Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment PXI bus module vendor Pickering Interfaces is expanding its line of relay-equipped switching modules. The company is rolling out a family of boards it says comprises the world's highest-density matrices in single-slot PXI module formats. Pickering even makes its own hi-rel relays for these plug-ins.
Software kit abets UHF/microwave SiGe RFIC design Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment If you roll your own RFICs, you'll be interested in this announcement from a US EDA vendor and a European silicon provider. Applied Wave Research and Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics jointly announce the availability of a high-performance specialty SiGe process and a design suite.
Benchtop device programmer lends itself to automation Product News 5/4/2006 Post a comment Frustrated with labor-intensive device programmers that result in bent leads and/or blank devices? Eliminating the need for manual device programming, here's a self-contained and automated device programmer that sits on a desktop and uses patents-pending plug-and-program techniques. It accommodates all flash and serial memory devices, including NAND flash and programmable microcontrollers. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Modular instrumentation system streams data using USB 2.0 Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment National Instruments is debuting a modular platform for sensor and electrical measurements under Windows. Useful in the lab, in the field, or on the production line, NI's CompactDAQ system offers an eight-slot chassis that accepts I/O modules capable of measuring up to 256 channels of electrical, physical, mechanical and acoustic signals. By combining plug-and-play USB with modular instrumentation, NI CompactDAQ comprises small, simple, portable, and cost-effective data-acq and test-and-measurem
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.