Module embeds DAB receiver in portables Product News 7/27/2006 Post a comment Digital audio receiver vendor RadioScape Ltd. announces its first module in a series of low power software-defined Digital Audio Broadcasting modules. The module also uses the company's latest component-slashing RF IC front-end chip.
Pentium M-based SBC uses hardware byte-swapping Product News 7/26/2006 Post a comment GE Fanuc Embedded Systems rolls out a VME-32 single board computer called the V5D. Significantly, it can perform byte swapping in hardware, providing better performance over software approaches when data is transferred to and from different processor-based systems.
500-kHz PCI board comprises quiet high-resolution data-acq plug-in Product News 7/24/2006 Post a comment A PCI-bus Windows PC and one of Data Translation's DT3034 data acquisition boards will let you make 16-bit measurements on up to 32 single-ended or 16 differential channels with a sampling rate of 500-kHz. This board ensures an ENOB rating of more than 14 bits, along with 100-dB of spurious-free dynamic range.
VME/VXS open-standards boards pack Intel CoreDuo processor Product News 7/20/2006 Post a comment A family of RoHS-compliant processor boards feature the latest dual-core processors from Intel's embedded roadmap. The boards run 1.66-GHz Core Duo L2400 processors and 2-GHz Core Duo T2500 processors. A VXS VITA 41.3 switched serial standard is optionally supported.
'MOMS' boost DLP applications News & Analysis 7/20/2006 Post a comment A University of Delaware engineer claims to have solved a power issue that has prevented wider use of digital light processors in power-sensitive applications.
Fractus demos passive antennas for mobile TV Product News 7/19/2006 Post a comment Fractal antenna technology pioneer Fractus has started sampling a range of internal passive antennas for receiving mobile TV using the DVB-H standard that , it says, will enable handsets far smaller than current DVB-H devices.
Data recorder writes to deep-memory SDRAM Product News 7/18/2006 Post a comment Micro Memory has a PowerPC-based PCI-bus recorder that uses large SDRAM arrays to capture fast sensor data. Data streams can be interleaved to deep-memory buffers to ensure data isn't lost to irregular transfer rates that are inherent with secondary-storage media that's based on hard disk drives.
Mini-board comprises turnkey TCP/IP interface Product News 7/18/2006 Post a comment Want to quickly Web-enable your design without fussing with software development? Check out this 1 x 2-inch module from Saelig. It's a hard-coded network interface board that acts as a turnkey lead-free component for quickly adding Internet connectivity to microprocessor systems.
Boundary-scan tool peels the lid on FPGAs, CPLDs Product News 7/17/2006 Post a comment Here's news of a USB 2.0 programming system that runs on a PC. It can handle JTAG boundary-scan and perform in-system programming of CPLDs and FPGAs, as well as other devices. Utilities let you program in minutes, rather than hours or days.
Switching matrix relays heft 60-W loads Product News 7/14/2006 Post a comment Could this be the world's highest density 1-A 2-pole relay switching matrix in a single-slot PXI module? Pickering Interfaces says so. Its latest module supports a matrix with up to 264 crosspoints, and can switch signals up to 150-V and 60-W.
JPEG2000 codecs run on mixed DSP/FPGA platform Product News 7/13/2006 Post a comment BroadMotion's JPEG2000 codec software is now available through Kane Computing. The codec is designed to run on a platform that combines a Texas Instruments TMS320DM64x digital media processor and an Altera Cyclone II FPGA.
Streaming data recorders save Terabytes Product News 7/12/2006 Post a comment As mass data collection assumes significance, it becomes critical to accurately capture, archive, and retrieve mass amounts of streamed data. Here's a family of single channel, dual channel, and quad channel Serial FPDP data recorders that can assist. Configurations can store Terabytes at rates up to 245-Mbytes/s/channel.
Color sensor board checks LEDs Product News 7/12/2006 Post a comment Need to test LEDs? Check out this board that integrates a true color-sensor chip, a trans-impedance amplifier, microcontroller with EEPROM, and a 10-bit A/D converter. It communicates using USB and runs PC software.
USB module packs 15 independent counter/timers Product News 7/10/2006 Post a comment Event counting, frequency measurement, pulse counting, PWM, position measurement, and pulse generation are just a few sub-system elements that can be implemented with a timer/counter circuit. If you need functions like these, check out this USB plug-and-play module.
PCB design software boasts intuitive user interface Product News 7/7/2006 Post a comment Novarm Ltd.'s latest version of its DipTrace 1.23 PCB design software offers a PCB Layout module, a powerful auto-router, schematic capture and component/pattern editors enabling board designers to develop their own component libraries.
Plug-in comprises wideband multi-channel software radio deck Product News 7/6/2006 Post a comment RF board maker Pentek is rolling out a software-defined PCI mezzanine card module that can be used as an RF transceiver or as an IF strip. It's equipped with dual Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs, four 125-MHz A/D converters, and lots more memory than its predecessors. Multiple boards can also be readily sync'd for high channel-count applications.
Software radio module sports heavy-duty hardware Product News 7/5/2006 Post a comment Pentek today released its latest software radio transceiver module, the Model 7142. This dual-FPGA module is suitable for IF or RF communication systems. It is available in a variety of form factors including PCI, 3U and 6U cPCI, as well as a PMC conduction-cooled version.
CAT-certified PXI module switches high-voltage Product News 7/5/2006 Post a comment Take a look at this high-voltage PXI switch module. It's capable of routing signals up to 600-V, and uses an innovative interleaved topology for making differential measurements on eleven channels of a battery stack, with just two 6 x 1 1-wire multiplexers.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.