Challenging young engineers Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/29/2006 Post a comment Summer jobs and co-op assignments put student engineers in the real engineering worldbut the Challenge X competition takes that experience even further.
CompactPCI boards are conduction cooled Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment Conduction cooling and no socketed devices make these CompactPCI single-board computers suitable for harsh environment applications across an extended temperature range. They pack Pentium M processors and PCI Express architectures.
Dual GPS/Galileo chips to exhibit sub-second acquisition times Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment A family of GPS and Galileo-ready satellite navigation and position location chips and chipsets are coming. These devices, when they roll off the fab lines early next year, will exhibit acquisition performance of under one second. That ultra-fast acquisition time will be due to a 50-channel GPS architecture, with over one million correlators and separate acquisition and tracking engines capable of massively parallel searches.
GoAhead, Performance ink deal on ATCA, CPCI News & Analysis 9/26/2006 Post a comment One month after inking an ATCA deal with Radisys Inc., GoAhead Software has increased its presence in board-level telecom markets by pairing with Performance Technologies Inc. (Rochester, NY) on various ATCA and CompactPCI platforms.
German carrier takes strategic stake in CoreOptics News & Analysis 9/25/2006 Post a comment T-Com Venture Fund the corporate venture fund of the broadband/fixed network division of Deutsche Telekom AG has made what it says is a strategic investment in CoreOptics , a developer of 10-and 40-Gbit transponders and subsystems.
MPEG-4 frame grabber is PC/104+ card Product News 9/20/2006 Post a comment Video acquisition board maker Sensoray has a PC/104+ frame grabber that processes MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and MJPEG video. It captures full-frame 720 x 480-pixel video at 30 frames/s.
Galileo-ready receiver IC to enhance consumer gear navigation Product News 9/18/2006 Post a comment RFIC maker SiGe Semiconductor is sampling what it says is the world's first Galileo-ready receiver chip for consumer electronics navigation and position reporting. It's a power-managed IC using a software-based architecture. In its Standby mode, all circuits are off and the IC draws only leakage current. The IC will also decode GPS birds.
Converged application platform supports Internet PBXs Product News 9/14/2006 Post a comment Embedded controller maker WIN Enterprises rolls out a so-called Converged Application Platform for Internet Protocol PBX and similar converged applications. Built around Intel building blocks, the CAP relies on a standards-based Intel reference design.
16-bit A/D cards pop into PCI bus slots Product News 9/12/2006 Post a comment Using separate multiple 16-bit A/D converters to ensure true simultaneous sampling, here's a family of PCI bus plug-in cards with a choice of maximum sampling rates from 200-ksamples/s to 3-Msamples/s.
PCI bus plug-in engineering endures Product News 9/8/2006 Post a comment Focus-On: Multi-lane point-to-point serial buses such as PCI Express and RapidIO are revolutionizing PC high-speed architectures. But, the venerable parallel PCI bus and PCI plug-ins still reign as engineering and lab mainstays. This is especially true where cost-effectiveness is paramount.
2.4-GHz ISM-band WirelessUSB modules come pre-certified Product News 9/7/2006 Post a comment Wireless Universal Serial Bus is catching on big time. Addressing that phenomena, module maker Artaflex is rolling out four WUSB modules that can put USB connectivity into your products. These modules free you from a lot of RF design, as well as compliance testing.
The human touch Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/6/2006 Post a comment The Cadillac presentation I attended last week talked about the latest electronic and technical improvements to the car linebut there was also renewed emphasis on hand craftsmanship and quality.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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