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UHF FM transmitter module housed in compact package
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Tailored for the 433.92MHz (UK) or 434.42MHz (European) radio bands, Radiometrix's PCB-mounting UHF radio transmitter is contained within a compact package, measuring 20x10x2 mm.
PMC modules with pre-installed FPGA address wide range of apps
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Pentek has introduced a family of rugged software radio modules with two of Pentek's GateFlow FPGA IP cores installed on its recently introduced Model 7141 dual multi-band transceiver.
HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
Board speeds BLDC motor development
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
TB6588FG platform speeds design of sensorless drives for three-phase motors for automotive, industrial, and home appliance applications up to 60 watts.
FreeWave releases developer kits for MM2 TTL radios
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
These developer kits from FreeWave allow integrators and OEMs to easily modify and customize wireless radios for their specific applications.
Kontron reports record revenue, strong order entry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Board computer manufacturer Kontron AG (Eching, Germany) has achieved double-digit growth figures. Despite the strong euro, the company reports growth and a high order entry across all geographies.
UGM standard revision 1.1 for Graphic-on-Modules
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Kontron announces revision 1.1 of the Universal Graphics Module (UGM) standard for long-term available and custom scalable high-end PEG graphics.
Report: DisplayPort wins in PCs, HDMI gets TVs
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
DisplayPort will supplant VGA and the emerging High Definition Multimedia Interface in PCs after 2010, but HDMI will retain the lion's share of external links on digitial TVs and other consumer gear, according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli.
Converged nets drive Brocade, Foundry combo
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The proposed $3 billion merger between Brocade and Foundry Networks highlights the trend of business networks trying to consolidate the number of suppliers and technologies they use, increasingly focusing on Ethernet and the push to merge traffic from Fiber Channel storage networks with mainstream Ethernet nets.
3D control surface allows real knobs on LCD virtual controls
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
7/22/2008   Post a comment
This control surface prototype lets you place and use physical knobs on the virtual controls displayed on your laptop's LCD screen to control an application, instead of using a mouse or keyboard. See how it works in the short video demo.
Indian plans 800 new board designs in 2008
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Board design services in India are expected to grow to $458 million this year, driven by OEMs doing multiple designs for both the local market and overseas customers.
COM Express module features latest AMD mobile processors
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Pinnacle Data Systems' COM Express module features the latest mobile AMD technologies, including single- and dual-core AMD Sempron processors and AMD Turion processors and the AMD M690 chipset.
SBC features advanced Freescale processors
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Featuring advanced Freescale MPC8640 and MPC 8640D processors, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms' VG6 is available as a dual node/single node, dual node/single node single board computer designed for high performance in harsh environments such as military/aerospace and industrial automation.
Temperature monitoring for trace heating applications
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
The digital temperature controller DPC III is matched to trace heating applications. It monitors measuring circuits on breaks, interruptions and short circuits of the sensor as well as on under-range and over-range in order to guarantee the process safety.
Local drive networks with integrated master/slave function
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Electronics integrated in DC motors creates extensive advantages for decentralised drive technology. A master drive controls and monitors a number of slave drives in a local network and therefore considerably relieves the higher-level PLC. The result " shorter cycle times, higher productivity, and lower installation costs for the machine and less programming effort for the higher-level PLC.
PCI Express goes everywhere
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Jedec group will set flash drive standards
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Jedec, the standards group best known for its work on DRAM interfaces, has formed a new group to set standards for solid-state disks that use NAND flash chips, chartered to develop standards for solid state drives used for embedded or removable memory storage leveraging the existing storage infrastructure.
Bookham plugs into Ciena's 10G transmission
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Bookham, Inc. has started shipping its full-band tunable transceiver to Ciena Corporation, who plans to use the 10Gbit/second pluggable module across its high-end switching and transmission systems.
AMC air baffle/filler boards improve thermal performance
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has introduced AMC boards that act as an air baffle and filler panel for empty slots in MicroTCA chassis.
VMETRO kick starts VPX system development
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO announced a five slot VPX/VXS portable tower enclosure and backplane to accelerate and simplify VPX system integration and development.
HP puts 10G Ethernet on multimode fibre diet
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Following in the footsteps of Cisco Systems and others, Hewlett-Packard's network switching group releases Tuesday its first transceiver modules to carry 10 Gbit Ethernet to multimode optical fibre in hopes its 10GBase-LRM modules help nudge the slow-moving market for 10GE forward.
RS232 radio interface board enables a 9600-baud wireless data link
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
The TDi2 from Radiometrix is a RS232 interface board that combines a TDL2A 433-9 OEM multi-channel wireless modem module (operating at a half-duplex serial data rate of 9600bits/s ), an RS232 driver, a 9 way DB9F connector, helical SMA aerial and power connectors, and a local 5V voltage regulator.
PRODUCT FEATURE: BSPs - A step up in the right direction?
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7/12/2008   Post a comment
Board support packages now represent a critical component in product design.
Commentary: This time around, tech's weathering the storm
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
This is not your father's global downturn: Semiconductor, electronics and PC companies are holding their own, as countries like India move up the value-add curve and produce more silicon IP.
Is the end of competition in industrial computing arising?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
7/11/2008   1 comment
In the industrial computing industry there is a tendency to mergers and standardised hardware and software products. Does this evolution of the market mean we will end up with one single "Wintel"-like company without any further competition?
Apple agrees to support P.A. Semi processor
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Apple Inc. has informed the U.S. Department of Defense it will supply the PowerPC-based processors its acquired with P.A. Semi for at least three years following a DoD investigation into reports the startup's CPUs had been designed into a number of military applications.
CEA may spawn standards effort for handhelds
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association will hold a meeting this fall to explore whether to form a new group to drive standards for portable and handheld systems. The move comes at a time when CEA is attempting to address the need to connect its members' traditional TV, stereo and automotive systems with a rising tide of mobile systems.
VITA warns of confused board industry, destabilized chip industry
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
VITA mid-year study sees possible turmoil in chip markets for board-level computing, and commodification in many board industries.
Impinj buys Intel's RFID reader IC business
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
RFID tags and readers specialist Impinj Inc.(Seattle, WA) has bought, for an undisclosed sum, Intel's RFID business unit and the rights to sell Intel's R1000 RFID chips.
Fifth XAP processor core targeted at wireless apps
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants (Cambridge England) has devised a new architecture for the latest version of its core for 16-bit processors, the XAP5, that includes special features for running programs held in on- or off-chip flash memory.
Samsung starts mass production of 128GB SSDs
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has started volume production of its 1.8- and 2.5-inch multi-level cell (MLC)-based solid state drives (SSD) with a 128 Gigabyte (GB) storage capacity.
Development kit simplifies evaluation of energy harvesting for practical implementation
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Linear Devices Inc. has launched energy harvesting module development kits for system designers who are developing alternative power sources for low-power wireless sensor applications.
Wolfson gets active with ambient noise cancellation
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7/7/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland) has started sampling to several handset designers its active noise cancellation chip that was designed specifically for mobile phone applications and is based on technology that came through the acquisition last year of Sonaptic Ltd. (High Wycombe, England).
16-bit multifunction data acquisition cards with motion control interface
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7/7/2008   Post a comment
Adlink announced the release of two new members of multi function data acquisition cards family " the PCI-9222 and PCI-9223, 16/32-channel 16-bit high performance DAQ cards with 8 different input ranges. Both feature programmable I/O, support up to 250/500kS/s sampling rate and 1MS/s update rate.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet interface for PXI Express
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7/4/2008   Post a comment
New dual gigabit Ethernet interface for PXI Express NI 8234 suited for high-performance machine vision and dedicated LAN and LXI instrument control.
Compact ZigBee network module
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7/4/2008   Post a comment
Radiocrafts expand their product line with a compact ZigBee Network Module (RC2300-ZNM) for use in ZigBee based mesh networks. The module offers the complete ZigBee network protocol in a small module with an easy to use API.
Mobile user-generated video, photo, and text content broadcasting
Design How-To  
7/4/2008   Post a comment
Whether incorporating cell-phone videos into a broadcast, or posting instant text-message poll results on a stadium-size jumbo screen, user-generated cell phone content is on the rise. Here's a guide to best practices for adding UGC.
Removable memory card market on the move
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7/3/2008   Post a comment
Shipments of phones equipped with removable memory card slots will grow at an average 13 percent per year over the next five years, hitting 1.04 billion phones in 2011, according to market research group Strategy Analytics.
PC/104-Express Frame Grabber with 16 Video Inputs
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7/3/2008   Post a comment
With the new Microspace PC/104-Express peripheral card MSMG104EX Digital-Logic is now offering a video frame grabber to connect up to 16 video cameras or one S-Video camera respectively.
Bidding launched to build Europe's Galileo sat-nav system
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7/2/2008   Post a comment
The construction phase of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system has finally got the go-ahead, with the European Commission and European Space Agency launching the procurement process.
32-channel VME analog output cards deliver high output current
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7/1/2008   Post a comment
Precision Analog Systems announced two analog output cards to complement its existing VME product line, one of which provides 32 twelve-bit analog voltage output channels on a 6U card.
TI revamps analog, power management units
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7/1/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has established a power management strategic business unit as part of its analog business and named Steve Anderson as the new entity's senior vice president.
Sony "tactile pixels" patent hints at touchscreen innovations
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7/1/2008   1 comment
Sony is exploring the development of a potential game-oriented touchscreen device that may also be a communicator, according to a couple of just filed U.S. patent applications.


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