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posted in June 2005
Yosemite kit lowers PowerPC 440EP evaluation time, costs
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
To accelerate the usage of the PowerPC 440EP CPU it has just acquired from IBM Corp., Applied Micro Circuits has just introduced a low cost evaluation kit designed for it by Embedded Planet LLC.
FPGA-based Baseband Processor PMC targets SDR, DSP apps
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Radstone's ICS (Interactive Circuits & Systems)has a new baseband processing engine, the ICS-1580, which it has designed for use in high data rate, computationally intensive applications common in software defined radio systems.
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.
Eval. kit for PowerPC processor brims with development treats
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Competitively-priced and filled with goodies, an evaluation kit for Applied Micro Circuits Corp.'s PowerPC 440EP includes a board called Yosemite, industry-standard development tools, sample applications, system benchmarks, and hardware design files.
Part programmability delivers custom-standard automotive electronics
Design How-To  
6/24/2005   Post a comment
Engineers can design an ASIC or ASSP that meets their needs with added benefits.
High power fiber laser pump delivers 7W
Product News  
6/23/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for next-generation fiber laser systems, the new laser from Bookham uses a proprietary process to improve reliability.
High-speed recorder boards plug into CompactPCI slots
Product News  
6/22/2005   Post a comment
High-speed recorder board maker VMETRO has a new addition to its data recorder family. The company's new VORTEX CompactPCI plug-ins can give you 385-Mbyte/s performance in the CompactPCI form-factor.
Amplifiers deliver RF power for test-and-measurement
Product News  
6/22/2005   Post a comment
AR Worldwide is adding three high-power 1500-W models to its line up of traveling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers
"Viermotorige" Video-Karte für PC
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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
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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
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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.
WiFi Grows Up: New PA front-end modules offer application-specific sizzle
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
Say goodbye to generic one-size-fits-all WiFi modules, SiGe Semiconductor breaks out of the pack with separate modules optimized for access points, PCs, embedded applications, and cellular phones.
Power dividers enable in-building wireless appliations
Product News  
6/20/2005   Post a comment
Functioning across 0.8 to 3.0 GHz, a new line of rugged power divider/combiners are designed for easy installation an access.
Focus-On: All aboard PCI Express
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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
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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.
ATCA Infiniband switch blade fits dual-star fabric shelves
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
Covering all the bases, Diversified Technology, Inc.'s ATS2148 is an AdvancedTCA Hub Switch blade for a dual-star fabric-based ATCA shelf incorporating an Infiniband fabric interface as well as an Ethernet switch on ATCA's base interface.
Fastwel CPB902 SBC toughened for harsh industrial conditions
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
Aimed at automation systems in the harsh environments encountered in transport and industrial control, Fastwel has just introduced a 110 x 150 mm single board computer that operates over a -40C to +105C temperature range.
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.
20-port GbE Net-Centric SwitchBox fits in single slot chassis
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6/14/2005   Post a comment
To serve the military requirement for standard off the shelf hardware and software, Curtiss-Wright has introduced a new ready-to-deploy military network system, the single-slot GbE Switchbox measuring 12 x 8.25 x 3 inches.
CompactPCI-based PXI module conveys 64 DAC channels
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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.
Fast and cheap USB module packs 32 digital I/O lines
Product News  
6/13/2005   Post a comment
If you need to add lots of TTL I/O to a USB-equipped PC, check out this ruggedized digital I/O and counter module. Priced starting at less than $120 a pop, it's a true USB 2.0 high-speed device, but is also compatible with USB 1.1 systems.
Kontron unveils ATCA Advanced Switching Interconnect base/fabric hub
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
Kontron has taken the wraps off the AT8901, an AdvancedTCA Base and Fabric Hub Board it plans to introduce in three months supporting two AdvancedMC modules as well as Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Advanced Switching Interconnect.
ATCA iSCSI Bladepak brings dual GigE storage to industrial apps
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
Next month Adtron will release its Bladepak EA8R iSCSI AdvancedTCA storage blade with dual GigE interfaces for both base and fabric for use in the industrial marketplace.
2.5-inch hard disk drive features perpendicular recording technology
Product News  
6/11/2005   Post a comment
Seagate Technology has unveiled its first 2.5-inch drive using perpendicular recording technology, and introduced nine other hard disk drive products for various markets, including storage, automotive and consumer.
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.
Chipset offers user-selectable parameters for RFID tag readers
Product News  
6/9/2005   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love finds out how a new chipset from Anadigm can meet the needs of dynamically changing RFID market needs, expectations, and specifications.
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.
USB box lets you control, monitor solid-state relays
Product News  
6/7/2005   Post a comment
As a follow-on to a recently introduced digital I/O module, here's a less-than-$300 USB-based module for monitoring and controlling up to 24 solid-state relays.
Tiny tuners target digital, high-definition, and analog TV
Product News  
6/7/2005   Post a comment
Anadigics reports that it has introduced the world's smallest integrated digital and analog tuners to provide RF front-end integration for digital, high definition, and analog television applications.
Board helps build FPGA-based reconfigurable computers
Product News  
6/6/2005   Post a comment
The PROCSpark II board from Gidel Ltd., features Altera Inc.'s Cyclone II FPGAs and promises to cut the cost and time to develop reconfigurable computers, while improving flexibility and reliability over competitive products.
Single-chip tuner enables broadcast TV in both European and North American handsets
Product News  
6/6/2005   Post a comment
Tuning in mobile TV: As mobile TV markets heat up, Microtune gets the job done with a dual-band integrated silicon tuner that enables both European and North American mobile DVB-H TV designs.
VITA 31.1 gigabit Ethernet backplanes adapt to legacy VME64x
Product News  
6/5/2005   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic Corp. has teamed up with European sister-company Elma TreNew to develop a new line of VITA 31.1 backplanes which incorporate switched fabrics into legacy VME64x backplanes with backwards compatibility.
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.
IEEE-802.11 mini-PCI wireless cards span longer distances
Product News  
6/2/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a pair of IEEE-802.11 wireless mini-PCI cards that run higher power to span longer distances.
Radstone claims first fully switchable StarFabric/PMC board
News & Analysis  
6/1/2005   Post a comment
To strengthen its position in high performance multiprocessing embedded systems for military and aerospace applications, Radstone Embedded Computing has just introduced what it claims is the first fully switchable, fully rugged StarFabric switch board.
PCI, PXI plug-ins pack eighty high-resolution A/D channels
Product News  
6/1/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition board maker National Instruments is rolling out two new members of its existing M Series data- acq board family. These new members extend available I/O to eighty 16-bit analog-input channels opertaing at sampling rates to 250-ksamples/s.
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.


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