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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.