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posted in July 2005
USB TTL I/O module delivers higher drive
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7/29/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a USB 2.0 TTL-compatible I/O module from Data Translation that can sink or source higher currents than its predecessors. It packs 28 I/O lines.
IPnexus quad-processor blade handles net-centric multiprocessing
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Performance Technologies’ new IPnexus CPC714 quad-processor resource blade packs four 440GX PowerPC CPUs into a single 6U CompactPCI form factor for use in packet-based networking, telecommunications, network management and data/process control applications.
Realtime PXI instrument controllers run high-speed Intel processors
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Two new PXI embedded controllers are slated for realtime instrumentation and data-acq tasks. One runs a 2-GHz intel Pentium M 760 processor. The second features a 1.5-GHz Celeron M 370 processor.
Embedded-computer board maker goes green
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Embedded computing board maker ADLINK Technology announces a Green Product Policy. The goal is to build environmentally-friendly products. The policy is quite similar to the EU's RoHS.
Ethernet board supports GigE Vision realtime imaging standard
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
An off-the-shelf OEM board can add GigE connectivity to industrial machine-vision and consumer cameras. The Pleora iPORT PT1000-VB In-Camera Engine lets you integrate high-performance GigE connectivity into almost any camera simply by changing out the back-end interface electronics. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Tiny board puts accurate speech recognition into consumer designs
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a DIP-pluggable postage stamp-sized power-managed speech recognition module that's just the ticket for low power nomadic consumer products. At the heart of the module is a dedicated processor that handles both speaker-dependent and speaker-independent voice recognition.
Mentor offering tool support for RoHS compliance
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
With the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances regulations set to go into effect in next July, Mentor Graphics has begun offering PCB tool support to help customers with compliance.
90nm device targets WLAN designs
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
With a total footprint of less than 50 x 50 mm, Marvell's new device integrates a CPU, host interfaces, and an 802.11 a/b/g transceiver.
PC/104 board runs eight simultaneous A/D channels
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Check out this less-than-$1000 analog/digital plug-in board. Operating at 100-ksample/s/channel rates, this PC/104 form-factor plug-in touts simultaneous channel sampling, a capability that's usually found only on more costly cards.
IBASE ships Pentium 4 industrial motherboard with 5 year lifecycle
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
IBASE has begun shipping its MB885 industrial motherboard based on the Intel 915G PCI Express chipset and supporting Pentium CPUs based on hyperthreading.
Atlas dual channel PMC Card combines VGA and DVI graphics support
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the first of a new series of dual-channel, high resolution PMC graphics controllers for VME, CompactPCI and PCI systems.
WiMAX synthesizer modules streamline design
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
A new family of PLL synthesizer modules from Sirenza Microdevices is designed to simplify design, reduce parts count, speed time to market, and minimize PCB space.
WIN targets industrial automation, other apps with IP-06058 SBC
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
WIN Enterprises has just introduced its mini-PCI IP-06058 single board computer for use in applications in industrial automation
Reference design for Bluetooth stereo headsets reduces costs by more than 20%
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Breaking a barrier for market uptake of wireless stereo headphones, the new reference design includes CSR's BlueCore3-Multimedia chip.
PMA delivers 1.4 GHz mil/aero single slot 6U VME/VME64x SBC
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced rugged single board computer designed for demanding military applications, delivering up to 1.4 GHz processing power in a single slot 6U VME/VME64x.
512-Mbyte microSD flash card hits the market
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
SanDisk has introduced a 512-Mbyte microSD card, which it claims is the largest capacity available in this form factor. It also plans to have a 1-Gbyte microSD card by the end of the year and a 2-Gbyte version in 2006.
Compact converters put logic on fiber
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Highland Technology now has both electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical converters that are compatible with the company's digital delay/pulse generator and other VME-packaged electrical/optical converter products. Use these to transmit error-free data over long distances using fiber.
Fiber Communications benefit from receiver subassembly
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Hamamatsu has released its G9735-14, which integrates GaAs PIN photodiode and preamp to form integrated solution for optical fiber communication applications
Development kit speeds dedicated module design
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Digital-Logic offers a development kit for evaluating its smartModule product family.
Protecting the HDMI interface
Design How-To  
7/16/2005   Post a comment
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) combines a high-speed unidirectional TMDS data link with low speed, bi-directional control and status links (DDC and CEC) and configuration protocols in a single user-friendly high-performance connector. Delicate signaling and precise protocols must endure serious misuse without complaint. For any I/O signal exposed to the outside world, ESD strikes are a constant danger during interconnection. A single spark can render an entire entertainment s
Single-board computer extends to 1 GHz
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
American ELTEC now offers a high-speed (approaching 1 GHz) version of its BAB 760 PowerPC single-board computer, courtesy of IBM's PowerPC 750-GX processor, to extend the system's applications in medical, telecommunications, and industrial automation.
Kane, Lyrtech deliver TMS 320C6727 professional audio developer kit
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
To support professional audio developers, the target of TI's newest TMS320C6727 digital signal processor, Kane Computing Ltd. has begun deliveries on its Professional Audio software Development Kit (PADK), built by Lyrtech.
Evalue goes fanless on 1 GHz ECM-3612 1 3.5 inch SBC
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
The new ECM-3612 single board computer (SBC) from Evalue is designed for low profile, fanless applications. The compact 3.5" embedded micro board incorporates a passively cooled, low-power VIA Eden 1 GHz/667 MHz processor, and 128 MB SDRAM.
Fanless PC/104-Plus CPU modules operate over -40C to +85C extended Temperature
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Parvus Corp's three new ruggedized 800MHz Pentium III-based embedded processor boards enable the Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Tualatin Pentium III processor to be integrated into mobile, high vibration, and extreme temperature computing applications.
Digigram's stereo sound card now comes in compact short-length PCI format
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Digigram has resized its VX222-Mic stereo sound card with built-in mic-preamplifier to the compact short-length PCI format, which is required by a growing number of PCs.
Inside Nethra's NI-20x0 video and image processor for handsets and digital cameras
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Mobile handset applications are demanding high performance, low power, low cost and small form factor image processing. Peek under the hood of Nethra's new system on chip image processor for up to 3-Mpixel image sensors.
Ultra320SCSI-Schnittstelle für Board-Computer
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7/5/2005   Post a comment
Für die Aufrüstung ihrer Single-Board-Computer mit schnellen Peripheriegeräten bietet SBS Technologies eine PMC-Karte (PCI Mezzanine Card) mit einer Ultra320-SCSI-Schnittstelle an.
JBox embedded Java SDK has designs on X86 platforms
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
VIA Technologies, Inc. and iGoLogic, Inc. have launched the JBox, an embedded x86 system based on the VIA EPIA M10000 mainboard, for developing Java 2, Standard Edition (J2SE) embedded applications.


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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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