Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board News & Analysis 9/30/2010 2 comments Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
New GE VME I/O boards deliver 48 analog/digital inputs/outputs in single 6U VME slot Product News 9/29/2010 Post a comment GE Intelligent Platforms has launched the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms. Using only a single chassis slot, he VME-6500 6U VME Multifunction I/O Board can deliver the analog and digital I/O capabilities that previously would have occupied four slots, making a significant contribution to substantially enhanced performance and functional den
VME boards suffer market slump News & Analysis 9/28/2010 4 comments The military, industrial and telecom markets for VME single-board computers are all underperforming, according to a report from the Vita trade association.
Open frame, slim panel computers from Axiomtek fit any space Product News 9/19/2010 Post a comment The new FDK series open frame panel computer from Axiomtek, comprising the FDK150-830, FDK170-830 and FDK190-830, is designed for quick and easy integration with indoor kiosk and HMI automation applications. Designed for configuration flexibility, its slim ID fits into any space and can be encased in any chassis.
ADLINK launches PXI-2022/2020 PXI DAQ modules Product News 9/15/2010 Post a comment ADLINK Technology, Inc., has released its PXI-2022/2020 high-density simultaneous sampling PXI DAQ (data acquisition) boards. As the latest addition to ADLINK’s extensive lineup of DAQ boards, the PXI-2022 and PXI-2020 provide 16-bit simultaneous sampling of devices at sample rates of 250 kS/s per channel across sixteen and eight channels, respectively. The new boards are designed for applications that require simultaneous sampling over multiple channels, such as advanced physical research, rada
Aurora SBC features Intel Atom and conduction cooling in tiny package Product News 9/14/2010 Post a comment Diamond Systems Corp. is touting their Aurora single board computer (SBC) a much-needed technological breakthrough in small form factor (SFF) embedded computing. Featuring the 1.6GHz AtomTM Z530 processor from Intel, Aurora boasts a tiny 3.6x3.8" PC/104 form factor and conduction cooling, making it half the size, weight, power and cost compared to legacy VME and PC/104 SBCs.
congatec's Ultra-Mobile Module features Intel Atom E6xx Product News 9/14/2010 Post a comment congatec AG has announced conga-QA6, an extended temperature range small form factor module. The conga-QA6 is based on the Qseven mobile standard and is equipped with the new Intel Atom processor E6xx Series as well as the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T.
E-car's future doesn't hinge on batteries News & Analysis 9/9/2010 50 comments Many industry experts believe that slow progress in battery technology prevents e-vehicles from penetrating a range of automotive markets. Soichiro Fukutake, chairman of Japan's e-vehicle startup SIM-Drive, thinks otherwise.
New TI C2000 Peripheral Explorer Kit and free Teaching ROM Product News 9/8/2010 1 comment Texas Instruments Incorporated is offering its enhanced floating-point F28335 Delfino microcontroller (MCU) Peripheral Explorer Kit and free C2000 MCU Teaching ROM to give students and new real-time control developers an easy-to-use, cost-efficient foundation for jumpstarting designs.
Embedded instruments unlock validation & test for Xeon 5500 processor boards Product How-To 9/7/2010 Post a comment The advanced microarchitecture and high interconnect speeds on circuit boards designed around the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series (codenamed Nehalem) present design validation and test challenges for board designers and manufacturers. Older legacy test systems typically involve a probe of some sort making physical contact with the circuit board or chip pins on the board.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...