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CompactPCI Pentium M blade family expands
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
Packing low-power Pentium M processors, two new 6U-sized CompactPCI board debut. The expanding family combines the Pentium Ms with the 855GME chipset and two different I/O controller hubs.
Opteron-based EBX board packs powerful multimedia clout
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
Take a look at this EBX form-factor board that packs dual-core AMD Opteron processors and 64-bit technology. Available with both single- and dual-core processors, this board packs a 16-lane PCI Express slot, a stackable HyperTransport connector, ExpressCard and CompactFlash sockets, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and lots more.
Rabbit releases TCP/IP-based embedded system control module
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
Continuing its focus on bringing more connectivity options to developers of Z80-type based MCU designs, Rabbit has just released its RCM3750 RabbitCore module.
Thales set to roll out Rapid IO multi-processor system
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
Military systems vendor Thales Computers is about to roll out its first serial Rapid IO system for embedded computing applications. Significantly, the company's PowerMP4-60 rack and cards will combine both PowerPC and Pentium-M processors. Here's a preview.
PC/104 GSM cellular modem packs 12-channel GPS
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a stackable PC/104 plug-in that combines GSM/GPRS cellphone roaming with GPS satellite positioning. The system includes a low-power 12-channel parallel-tracking GPS receiver.
Bi-directional I/O card to provide 128 digital channels
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Test equipment supplier Geotest-Marvin Test Systems is adding a high I/O-count PXI card to its product line. The new plug-in gives you 64 bi-directional TTL-compatible or differential channels, for 128 individual digital inputs or outputs.
Rugged CompactPCI 3U board is conduction-cooled
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Scheduled to begin delivries in October, Thales Computers has taken the wraps off a new family of conduction cooled ruggedized 3U CompactPCI embedded board computers, starting with the PowerEngineC7.
Key Cell Processor technical documents released for download
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8/27/2005   Post a comment
In a simultaneous release on their respective web sites, IBM, Sony, Sony Entertainment and Toshiba announced the availability of key documents that describe technical details of the Cell Broadband Engine architecture
Thales offers serial Rapid IO multiprocessor system
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Keeping in mind the tight design constraints of embedded systems, Thales Computers has just introduced its PowerMP4-60, what it claims is the first serial rapid I/O system entry into the embedded computing market place.
12-channel PC/104 GPS receiver targets embedded airborne, vehicle apps
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Parvus Corp.’s new OrbiTrak GSM is a modular PC/104 computer board is designed for intelligent vehicle and airborne computing systems requiring worldwide GSM/GPRS roaming combined with precise GPS positioning.
Two new AMCs for Gigabit Ethernet and SATA storage
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Kontron Communications expands its range of modular COTS products based on the ATCA standard. One module offers quad Gigabit Ethernet; the other high capacity SATA storage. Both can be hot-swapped.
$15 PCI Express chip offers eight-lanes, five-ports for consumer apps
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Looking to drive PCI Express use down into the commodity product range, PLX Technology, Inc. has just introduced its' ExpressLane PEX 8508 eight lane, five port PCIe switch IC with pricing at $15 in volume quantities.
SBS launches low voltage Pentium PMC card for embedded PCI apps
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Just released at Intel Corp.’s developer forum this week by SBS Technologies, the PSL09 Processor PCI Mezzanine card (PrPMC) is designed for embedded applications that need a Windows XP GUI.
Opto-isolated PC/104 plug-in packs 36 I/O channels, relays
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Need more I/O in your PC/104-based design? Board maker ACCES I/O Products has a new low-cost PC/104 board that packs 32 fully optically-isolated digital inputs, as well as four relay outputs.
90-MHz digital scope plug-ins play in PCI, PXI
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Board-level instrumentation house ZTEC Instruments is rolling out a new high-res oscilloscope line that's firmware compatible with its predecessor digital storage scopes. These plug-ins are available in PCI and PXI form-factors. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
400-MHz VMEbus "connectivity engine" dissipates low power
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Need lots of I/O in a low power VMEbus package? Then check out Thales Computers's 400-MHz version of its existing so-called Connectivity Engine. This frequency upgrade dissipates as little as 7-W of power, and gives you gobs of serial I/O and 802.3 Ethernet.
Fanless wall-mountable PC targets multimedia
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of an Intel-based embedded PC designed for human-interface applications that require flat-panels. The system includes a 1024 x 768-pixel 15-in. touchscreen, runs a 650-MHz Intel Celeron processor, and can be optionally stuffed with as much as a Gbyte of DDR SRAM.
Cool LiteRunner PC/104 module draws only 6.5 watts at 333 MHz
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8/20/2005   Post a comment
Now available from LiPPERT is the PC/104-based Cool LiteRunner single board computer built around AMDs’ Geode GX 466@0.9 W processor.
RF modems go in deadly environments
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8/19/2005   Post a comment
Maxstream RF modems have been granted Class I, Division 2 Certification safety compliance, and can be safely deployed in hazardous locations where highly-flammable vapors are present.
Data-acq boards talk PCI Express
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
National Instruments releases the industry's first PC-based multi-function data acquisition boards for PCI Express. Two boards marry the PCI Express bus with NI's existing M Series technologies. The new products feature up to 32 analog channels with 16-bit 1.25-Msample/s sampling speed and 10-MHz digital I/O on up to 32 lines.
Streamlining power delivery systems for servers
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
With the electronic loads totaling 280 watts typical — not worst case — the fan losses are still among the largest. As part of our "power is where you find it" August issue theme, an International Rectifier engineer catalogs the places were compute server card cages and telecomm switching stations burn serious energy.
Manta QX3 VME64X board supports StarFabric Switched Serial Fabric
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright has debuted a new quad PowerPC-based 6U VME64x board that supports the StarFabric point-to-point, switched backplane and features quad 1 GHz PowerPC 7457 processors tightly-coupled in a shared memory architecture.
HardWire Linux intelligent blade boards target telecom
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
SBE Inc. is applying its single board computing expertise to the needs of telecom with the two new HW400c/2 HighWire communications controller blade platforms.
Broadband microwave amplifier can be remotely controlled
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a desktop 20-W broadbanded microwave linear amplifer deck that can be controlled using either an IEEE-488/GPIB bus or across an RS-232 serial link. The unit can also be rack-mounted.
Keeping it clean: New basestation mixer offers unique features to improve signal handling and streamline design.
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at a new passive mixer core from Maxim Integrated Products that offers designers high linearity, low noise, and an on-chip LO buffer and switch.
PCIExpress comes to PICMG 2.0 CompactPCI board spec
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
PICMG has released the CompactPCI Express Specification (EXP.0) designed to bring PCI Express technology to the PICMG 2.0 CompactPCI form factor, while maintaining compatibility with the latter’s hardware and software.
Thales debuts all-in-one 3U rugged conduction-cooled cPCI SBC
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8/13/2005   Post a comment
Thales Computers has taken the wraps off the first in a line of all-in-one 3U conduction-cooled compact PCI single board computers targeted at industrial, aerospace, transport and communications.
Getting it for free: New tuner improves reception of Free-to-Air satellite signals and simplifies set top box design.
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8/11/2005   Post a comment
Many world markets offer Free-to-Air satellite signals, and, until now, set top box manufacturers have been challenged to find a low-cost, good-quality receiver IC to satisfy customers and engineering budgets.
X-EMI readies chips to cut EMI by 20 dB
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8/9/2005   Post a comment
A startup with roots in the network-processor company SiTera Inc. has demonstrated a unique solution to electromagnetic interference problems at a vertical EMI show in Chicago.
ULPI interface spec for Hi-speed USB transceivers released
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
The ULPI Working Group today made available its UTMI+ low-pin interface (ULPI) industry specification for Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) and USB On-the-Go (OTG) transceiver chips.
DSP PMC module churns through high-res realtime data conversion
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
A family of DSP modules debuting at Sheldon Instruments lets you add realtime signal processing to systems. Using a PCI mezzanine connector, you can use CompactPCI and VMEbus single-board computers that have PMC sites, as well as adapter or carrier cards. The PMC packs a high-performance DSP and graphical application development in LabVIEW.
Low cost PCI pop-in puts machine-vision into Windows
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a low-cost PCI plug-in that lets you trigger and sync multiple IEEE-1394 FireWire cameras. Available from National Instruments, this image acquisition board's I/O is highly re-configurable.
4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel-to-SAS controller to support massive scalability
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8/4/2005   Post a comment
Board maker ARIO Data Networks is pre-announcing a new RAID controller. Based on an embedded 500-MHz RISC chip, it will support both SAS and SATA disk drives, and will use dual 4-Gbit/s host paths. The board will support SAS, SATA II, and SATA I disk connectivity, and is expected to be priced at about $2100.
Board enables SIGTRAN, ATM protocol processing
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
A less-than-$1500 protocol processing board can enhance applications such as SS7/SIGTRAN signaling and ATM AAL-5. It readily adds protocol processing and signaling capability to telecom systems equipped with PMC or PCI Telephony Mezzanine Card expansion slots.
Air Force radar project will use carbon nanotubes
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
Nano-Proprietary Inc. said it will use carbon nanotube technology to develop components for military radars and other microwave devices under a U.S. Air Force contract.
MAXQ microcontroller drives smart 4-20ma transmitter
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
The 4-20mA current loop offers a common technique for transmitting sensor information in industrial process-monitoring applications. Current loops are particularly useful when the information must travel a long distance to a remote location, since they are relatively insensitive to noise, and their power can be derived from a remotely supplied voltage. A Maxim FAE offers a means of implemented the current loop using a small controller.
Acrosser unveils Pentium III grade fanless, dust-proof micro embedded board
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
The new AR-M9929 Pentium III micro embedded system from Acrosser Technology has a compact footprint and fanless operation, and is designed for data acquisition, PC-base control, kiosk and gaming, and security applications.
Mosaic Handheld enables portable custom instrument design
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
The new Mosaic Handheld from Mosaic Industries is a new smart platform for designing a custom portable instrument for use in data logging, inventory management, data acquisition, sensor calibration, industrial control, and scientific instrumentation.
PC/104 module sports eight RS-485 serial ports
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
Targeting serial intensive embedded applications, Sealevel Systems, Inc. has introduced the SIO-104+8.485, an eight-port PC/104 RS-485 module.
Small Ethernet device performs sound, vibration measurement
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Instrumentation maker National Instruments now offers a small and ruggedized dynamic signal analyzer built on the company's reconfigurable I/O hardware. NI's new analyzer, priced at less than $5000, is a 24-bit 8-channel data acquisition device for making high-accuracy sound and vibration measurements from integrated electronic piezoelectric sensors.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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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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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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