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posted in June 2008
Airless tire reinvents wheel
News & Analysis  
6/30/2008   Post a comment
Resilient Technologies together with the University of Wisconsin's Madison Polymer Engineering Center, are developing an airless tire to solve the problem with a four-year, $18-million grant from the Pentagon.
MESA Systemtechnik : Signal transmitter uses inductive principle
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik is designed to transmit signals from temperature sensors, like PT100 transducers from rotating parts to a stationary device.
Harting : Ethernet media convertor has PoE capability
Product News  
6/30/2008   Post a comment
The eCon 3011 from Harting is a fast Ethernet media convertor designed for use in industrial environments.
Low power COM Express modules with Celeron M processors
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
MSC presents its low-end starter version COM Express platform CXB-PM915 with Intel Celeron M and Pentium M processors.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits
Teardown  
6/26/2008   1 comment
When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
Gateway for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to Embedded Processing
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems announced availability of the SR-110 10GE VXS Gateway, a network-centric building block for VXS systems that seamlessly move data between interconnect fabrics.
Intel Core2 Duo Processor AdvancedMC
Product News  
6/25/2008   Post a comment
Designed for AdvancedTCA or MicroTCA platforms in telecommunications, aerospace, defense, medical and industrial automation, Adlinks AMC-1000 provides high-density, low-power 64bit x86 dual-core computing, flexible PCI Express configurations and UXGA graphics.
Single-board smart camera easily integrates into a wide range of apps
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
Vision Components has extended its VC BoardCam family of intelligent cameras without a housing, targeted at industrial applications, with the introduction of the VCSBC4012 camera.
Software radio PMC module delivers power meter, beamforming capabilities
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
Pentek has introduced the Model 7152 software radio PMC module with four 16-bit, 200-MHz A/Ds, power meters and beamforming capabilities.
Receiver brings digital radio to emerging markets
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's unified digital radio receiver module is designed to work with all existing Band 3 and L-Band digital radio standards for Europe and Asia.
Software configurable 4 & 8 port industrial USB to serial adapters
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
Sealevel Systems announces two additions to the SeaLINK USB to serial product line, the SeaLINK+4M.SC and SeaLINK+8M.SC software configurable 4 & 8 port industrial USB to serial adapters.
Quad-Port PCI Express NIC with SFPs
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
The Niagara 2084 Server Adapter by Interface Masters Technologies is based on Intel 82571 Ethernet Controller and supporting SFP pluggable modules for copper, multi mode and single mode fiber applications.
BVM : Low power SBCs simplify cooling requirements
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
BVM introduces new versions of the LV-679 and the LS-372 single board computers, both based on a low power Core 2 Duo BGA CPU.
ATCA: Freedom of Choice Through Best-of-Breed
News & Analysis  
6/19/2008   Post a comment
Vendors of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture boards and systems offer their view on the prospects of full-size ATCA, MicroTCA, and other derivatives.
QLogic rolls 20 Gbit/s Infiniband card
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
QLogic Corp. officially rolled out its first 20 Gbit/second Infiniband adapter card and said it will follow it up later this year with a 40 Gbit/s card, going toe-to-toe with rival Mellanox Technologies.
Kontron and Surf Communication collaborate on AdvancedTCA media server platform
News & Analysis  
6/17/2008   Post a comment
Kontron/Surf partnership enables network equipment providers a faster path to design and launch new multimedia transcoding systems to keep pace with shorter carrier deployment cycles
Infiniband preps 20 Gbit/s version
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of Infiniband have agreed to start work on a native 20 Gbit/second version of the technology that could debut in products within three years. The so-called 8x data rate could enable products that deliver up to 240 Gbits/s over a standard 12-lane connection.
AMD, Nvidia roll TFlops graphics chips
Product News  
6/16/2008   Post a comment
Archrivals Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices will announce their competing next-generation graphics processors on June 16, both claiming their massive multicore chips can deliver a TFlops for graphics and video as well as high-end technical and scientific applications, but the two architectures take radically different approaches to multicore, memory, silicon integration, process technology and software.
Quantum-entangled images show hidden details
News & Analysis  
6/12/2008   Post a comment
Quantum-entangled images--two randomly fluctuating pictures separated in space but inextricably linked through their complementary features--have been captured in real-time for the first time.
Digital-Logic : 3.5-inch SBC is set up for passive cooling
Product News  
6/11/2008   Post a comment
With the Microspace MSB800UL, Digital-Logic offers a 3.5-inch single board computer (SBC) based on an AMD Geode LX800 processor running at 500 MHz. To optimize cooling, the processor is
Modulator targets PONs and radio-over-fibre nets
News & Analysis  
6/10/2008   Post a comment
CIP Technologies (CIP) has started sampling in small volumes for development and trials a reflective electro-absorption modulator targeted at developers of access networks such as 10 Gbits/second WDM passive optical nets.
Mississippi State team wins 'green' car design competition
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
A Mississippi State University team has won the Challenge X auto fuel-efficiency competition sponsored by the U.S. Energy Department and General Motors.
Virtualization spec rides PCI Express
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
The PCI Special Interest Group has released a new standard that extends the capabilities of PCI Express for a range of computer and communication systems, opening the door to new ways to roll out shared networking capabilities for servers, and communications gear.
IBM reports milestone for its interconnect modeling tool
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6/9/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at IBM Corp.'s Watson Research Center reported a new computational milestone for electromagnetic surface modeling, or EMSurf, full-wave electromagnetic field solver tool running in parallel mode.
ExpressCards prep for leap to 5 Gbits/s
News & Analysis  
6/5/2008   Post a comment
The PCMCIA group that manages PC-card standards said it expects to publish by early next year a version 2.0 standard supporting data rates up to 5 Gbits/s, bringing it in line with the PCI Express 2.0 standard out now and the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 spec coming later this year or early 2009.
TI offers medical OMAP35x development kit
Product News  
6/4/2008   Post a comment
TI and Logic have released a new medical development kit powered by TI's OMAP35x processor.
Floating-point emulation: faster than hardware?
Design How-To  
6/4/2008   4 comments
Here's why emulation is faster than floating-point hardware, and how Critical Link migrated from TI's floating-point C6711 to the fixed-point C64x.
AMD debuts notebook platform
Product News  
6/4/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices officially rolls out a new notebook processor and platform as part of a broad attempt to grab a bigger slice of the fastest growing segment in computing with the 65nm Griffin CPU and Puma platform that lay the groundwork for a 45nm notebook CPU with embedded graphics called Swift that AMD will deliver in early 2010.
Microchip delivers ten daughterboards for 16/32-bit development platform
Product News  
6/3/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has introduced 10 application-specific PICtail Plus daughterboards for the Explorer 16 Development Board platform. These expansion boards support graphics, Ethernet, USB, CAN/LIN, SD/MMC card interface, audio, IrDA, or motor control applications.
Ultra-compact, ultra-low delay MPEG2 encoder
Product News  
6/2/2008   Post a comment
Frontiers Co., Ltd. has developed and released an ultra-compact MPEG2 encoder HD c3000e, which can be integrated with a commercial HD camera.
Atheros slashes cost for dual .11n routers
Product News  
6/2/2008   Post a comment
Atheros Communications Inc. has designed a card for home WiFi routers that it will roll out the design at Computex in Taipei this week aiming to slash the price of a dual 802.11n network device in half as part of its efforts to proliferate the latest high-end WiFi technology.


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