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PCI Express digitizer boasts onboard signal averaging
Product News  
6/27/2013   1 comment
Adlink’s PCIe-9852 digitizer board offers two simultaneously sampled 200-Msample/s input channels with 14-bit resolution, 90-MHz bandwidth, and up to 1 Gbyte of DDR3 memory.
Slideshow: PCIe takes on mobile, Thunderbolt, more
News & Analysis  
6/26/2013   3 comments
PCI Express Gen 3 will ride the MIPI M-PHY in tablets and smartphones thanks to one of several new specs from the PCI SIG.
IBM, Oracle battle over big iron at Hot Chips
News & Analysis  
6/25/2013   8 comments
IBM’s Power 8 will go up against Oracle’s M6 and Bixby chips in a battle of next-gen server processors at the event in August.
Altair attacks Qualcomm, Wi-Fi with low-cost LTE
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   9 comments
Former WiMax chip designer Altair aims to undercut Qualcomm with LTE modules that rival the cost of Wi-Fi in mobile and IoT devices.
Intel joins A4WP wireless charging group
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   4 comments
Intel joins Qualcomm- and Samsung-backed A4WP consortium and gets a seat on the board of directors.
Qualcomm plugs wireless charging into cars, desks
News & Analysis  
6/21/2013   19 comments
Qualcomm licensed Gill to sell its wireless charging technology based on the A4WP spec into products for cars and office equipment.
10GBase-T gains traction, but still too power hungry
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   4 comments
The twisted pair version of 10G Ethernet is on the rise, but high power consumption will dampen some future growth potential.
Spectrum rolls out PCIe instrumentation platform
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
German manufacturer Spectrum has released the M4i.445x-x8, the first card in its M4i series of high-speed PCI Express digitizers capable of delivering a synchronous sampling speed of 500 Msamples/s with 14-bit A/D resolution.
Bluetooth Arduino project seeks funds
News & Analysis  
6/18/2013   3 comments
Engineers from Michigan are trying to raise $80,000 for Bluetooth-enabled Arduino boards that will allow smartphones to be used to control project hardware.
Reflections and transmission lines
Design How-To  
6/17/2013   1 comment
This is part of the highly informative book Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design by Douglas Brooks. Today we introduce reflections and transmission lines
Bright LED matrix with on-board processor connects to the Raspberry Pi
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6/14/2013   Post a comment
Ciseco's LED matrix has an on-board processor, allowing Raspberry Pi users to display messages and graphics by sending simple commands and text strings to the serial port.
Broadcom hits tera-ops with comms processor
News & Analysis  
6/12/2013   5 comments
Broadcom's former NetLogic group leapfrogged rival Cavium by sampling the first comms processor to handle a trillion operations per second.
AMD tips 5 GHz gamer CPU, filling Haswell hole
News & Analysis  
6/11/2013   8 comments
Intel failed to field an overclocked x86 for gamers with its Haswell launch last week, a gap AMD says it will fill with a 5 GHz part this summer.
Sensor network designs win IoT contest
News & Analysis  
6/7/2013   3 comments
A wireless door lock sensor, a universal LED driver for streetlights and an energy-harvesting current sensor won an Internet of Things contest.
ADLINK boards support 4th generation Intel core processor
Product News  
6/6/2013   Post a comment
Enhanced media performance and power improvements benefit applications in medical, defense, transportation and industrial automation.
Scalable system platforms run the 4th Generation Intel Core and Xeon processors
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6/6/2013   Post a comment
Employing 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5 Processors and the Intel Q87 chipset, Advantech has developed a series of industrial-grade embedded boards in a range of form factors: PICMG 1.3 SBC, ATX, MicroATX, and Mini-ITX.
Intel's Haswell gets mixed reviews from analysts
Blog  
6/6/2013   28 comments
Intel’s new microprocessor, Haswell, won’t revive a sagging PC market or give Intel a huge leg up in tablets from what I hear.
X-ES rolls 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based SBCs
Product News  
6/5/2013   Post a comment
Extreme Engineering Solutions has released 3U VPX, 6U VPX, XMC, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, 6U VME, and COM Express SBCs based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processor.
Cornell Dubilier expands aluminum polymer capacitor lines
Product News  
6/5/2013   Post a comment
Cornell Dubilier's two aluminum polymer capacitor series are now available with lower ESR and higher capacitance values for board-level power-conversion applications.
Intel’s Haswell puts more analog inside
News & Analysis  
6/4/2013   5 comments
Inside Haswell, Intel’s next CPU, are twenty of more custom inductors, designed and made by Intel to support its new on-chip voltage regulator.
Ethernet preps for real-time role in cars, factories
Design How-To  
6/3/2013   9 comments
Ethernet is getting a tune up with real-time capabilities suitable for cars and the factory floor at latencies in single-digit microseconds coming by the end of next year.


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