Modified LDO regulator sinks PECL-termination current
Design How-To 6/28/2005 Post a comment
For high-speed clock and data systems, positive emitter-coupled-logic (PECL) - a differential signaling scheme - is emerging as a preferred alternative to single-ended CMOS and TTL logic. High-speed ECL offers differential I/O, with excellent skew and jitter control, along with fast rise and fall times. From the June issue of Planet Analog magazine, a Maxim engineer shows how to extract high current.
"Viermotorige" Video-Karte für PC
News & Analysis 6/22/2005 Post a comment
Leistungsfähige Video-Applikationen soll die 'Bluejay'-CompactPCI-Karte bearbeiten, die der FPGA-Hersteller Altera und der DSP-Spezialist Mango gemeinsam entwickelt haben. Vier FPGAs des Altera-Typs Stratix II machen den Anwendungen Dampf.
New DSP Tricks and Image Processing
Blog 6/21/2005 Post a comment
While image processing smart enough for cars to drive themselves is still a dream, practical applications of video image processing now enable lane-change safety alert warning systems for automobiles.
VMEbus board measures voltage, resistance
Product News 6/21/2005 Post a comment
VXI Technology is rolling out a ruggedized high-speed multi-function VMEbus module that packs four independent A/D converters. VXI tech's FPGA and processor-equipped plug-in can make voltage measurements as well as 2-wire and 4-wire resistance measurements as fast as 20-Msamples/s.
Focus-On: All aboard PCI Express
Product News 6/17/2005 Post a comment
With the advent of PCI Express, the venerable PC platform marches forward. With Agilent Technologies, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard spearheading the thrust, PCI Express is amplifying and extending the utility of the venerable PC platform for leading-edge applications. New board-level PCIe products can help you implement fast systems.
High-rel embedded computer plants PC/104-Plus footprint
Product News 6/16/2005 Post a comment
Board maker VersaLogic adds an embedded computer to its existing line of PC/104-Plus form-factor board-level products. It runs an AMD Elan SC520 486-class microprocessor. Dubbed the Lynx, the board is a high-rel design that dissipates less than 5-W total.
Kit eases DC/DC board-mount installation
Product News 6/15/2005 Post a comment
V-Infinity's new UF224 Series U-frame installation kit facilitates easy application of single output, 2-by-2 inch sized board-mount DC/DC converters. The kit, basically a PCB available in three model configurations (the converter is purchased separately), comes with all the components needed for input filtering and protection, including an input fuse. Users can add a trim potentiometer.
CompactPCI-based PXI module conveys 64 DAC channels
Product News 6/13/2005 Post a comment
Take a looksee at this D/A converter card that packs no less than 64 channels of output in a single-width 6U-sized CompactPCI form-factor for PXI. With 16-bit resolution, this card can voltage-stimulate DUTs in ATE systems to within a millivolt.
Very low cost PCI data-acq plug-in relies on commonly available parts
Product News 6/9/2005 Post a comment
Looking for a way to create customized data-acquisition systems with low-cost commonly available parts and cables? That's where National Instruments's latest PCI plug-in comes in. The Model PCI-6010, designed to assist OEMs to get products to market faster and at lower cost, is billed by NI as a basic product costing as little as $230 a pop in quantity.
PCI-Express-Zug fährt mehrgleisig
News & Analysis 6/9/2005 Post a comment
Updates und Erweiterungen der PCI-Express-Spezifikationen werden in den kommenden Jahren möglicherweise auch Aktualisierungen bei den entsprechenden Chipsets erfordern. Auf ihrer Jahreskonferenz hat die PCI Special Interest Group in dieser Woche jedenfalls eine Reihe von Modifikationen für den schnellen Datenbus angekündigt.
Modules give synchronous realtime control on USB
Product News 6/7/2005 Post a comment
Here's news of a product that adds highly accurate timing and synchronization to the already powerful USB bus, while preserving all the original features of USB. Click here to learn how to put realtime test equipment on your USB PC.
Less-than-$100 module puts TTL I/O on your network
Product News 6/3/2005 Post a comment
Saelig Company is offering a tiny module that acts as a digital I/O board on an Ethernet connection. Providing three 8-bit bi-directional TTL ports, each of the 24 lines can be independently programmed as either an input or output. Use it on any TCP/IP network.
CompactPCI Pentium board uses FPGA-configurable I/O
Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment
Check out this board-level product that makes use of the easy reconfigurability of an FPGA. Slated for embedded industrial applications, MEN Micro's new 3U-sized single-board computer plugs into CompactPCI bus systems, and uses an FPGA to impart reconfigurable I/O. No extra cards or mezzanine carriers are needed.
Extensible modular data-acq system records to Secure Digital memory cards
Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment
If you're working with industrial instrumentation, data acquisition equipment supplier DATAQ Instruments has some nifty new modular data-acquisition instruments that will interest you. Depending on model, Dataq's latest 14-bit eight-channel instruments either stream data to your PC, or collect data as standalone data loggers, using solid-state memory cards for storage.