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VME64x PowerPC Single Board Computer

October 30, 2007 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cornet Technology Communications announced its Celero CVME-7448ST, a VME64x PowerPC single board computer. This board incorporates a host-bridge controller (Tundra Tsi109) and DDR2 to give added life to COTS VME64x single board computers that are still used in real-time/embedded military and aerospace programs.

Rack Mountable Streaming Video Server

October 30, 2007 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announced its 2446 streaming video server that accepts either standard or high definition NTSC or PAL video inputs with synchronized audio. The video is scaled to D1 for MPEG compression, and it is transmitted using the RTP or UDP protocol. The encoded video is playable by commercial set-top boxes or on PCs running free open source software.

PCB Assemblies for High Volume Applications

October 30, 2007 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endicott Interconnect (EI) Technologies announced high-volume, fully assembled PC boards. These high-density hybrid PCB assemblies are double-sided complex boards with mixed technologies and an average component count of  >1,500 in large sizes (18"×24") for SMT or non-SMT backplanes.


Loop Powered Serial I/O DPM

October 30, 2007 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

OTEK Corp. introduced its LPM series, a 4½ LCD digit process meter that is powered by the current loop. It has an optional loop powered backlight (red or green), and it is RS232/485/USB compatible. Two wires are required in series with the loop to make the LPM work as a basic loop-powered display

Low Profile PCI Serial Interface

October 30, 2007 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering Inc. announced its OMG-COMM4-LPCI-DB25 low profile PCI serial interface which provides four RS-232 serial ports capable of data rates up to 460.8 Kbps. Each RS-232 port implements all modem control signals for maximum compatibility with a range of peripherals. The board is MD1 low profile, Universal Bus (3.3V and 5V) compatible, and it uses a 16C864 UART to provide 128-byte Tx/Rx FIFOs for maximum reliability in data intensive applications.

Extreme-temperature Extension Cable for use in Oscilloscopes

October 30, 2007 5:14 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the  N5450A InfiniiMax extreme-temperature extension cable, used with the company’s InfiniiMax Series probing system and Infiniium oscilloscopes, that give engineers the ability to probe signals at temperatures ranging from -55°C to 150°C. The cable is suitable for designers working in the cell phone, automotive electronics, storage device and consumer electronics industries who need to validate and characterize their designs while operating within extreme temperature ranges.

Brainstorm - Medical Electronics

October 29, 2007 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

The trend toward miniaturizing medical electronics devices also brings with it a number of challenges. In this month's edition of Brainstorm, we ask industry experts in the medical electronics market what they believe to be the most critical of these challenges and what current and developing technology is available to help the designer meet those challenges.


ECN Brainstorm: Portable Power

October 29, 2007 12:14 pm | Articles | Comments

What do you consider to be the most important factors that will further the development of power management in portable systems? What do you think are some of the customer misconceptions about power management that must overcome to move the industry forward?


US Energy Lab Gets High-Tech Home

October 29, 2007 11:32 am | Blogs | Comments

Energy News: Colorado didn't get a World Series victory, but here's something they can be charged up about: tomorrow the National Renewable Energy Lab will break ground on its new home there. From the press release, Secretary [Samuel] Bodman also is expected to announce two renewable power projects at NREL and


Problem solvers

October 29, 2007 7:32 am | by Aimee Kalnoskas, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

As I kid, I sometimes got frustrated with what I saw as my Dad not giving me a straight answer. For instance, I would say, “Dad, I need a hammer”. “What are you using it for?” he would say. “There’s a finishing nail sticking out the wooden floor in my room and I need to pound it back in.” (I grew up in an very old farm house.) “Then you need a rubber mallet, not a hammer.


Metric Threaded EMI Filters in Feed-through and Pi Circuits

October 29, 2007 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Control introduced metric threaded EMI filters with an M3 X 0.5 Feed-thru circuit and an M4 X 0.7 Pi circuit. The filters are easily mounted in a tapped hole or thru-hole and have a hex head dimension across the flats of 4.0 mm. The metric threading makes these EMI filters appropriate for designs in European and Asian markets. Spectrum's metric threaded EMI filters have capacitance values ranging from


LED Devices Are Entirely Modularized

October 29, 2007 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Bright Optoelectronics’ Brite-X LED devices offer a low power approach to solid state lighting (SSL) design that reduces thermal management issues and still maintains an LED system efficacy of nearly 70 lumens per Watt (4200K CCT). The system is entirely modularized, allowing system designers total freedom to choose the appropriate number of LEDs per module or the total aggregate number of modules and their geometric layout to achieve desired luminaire output.

Multi-channel Optical Chip Enables Optical Links for Grid Networking

October 29, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

XLoom Communications introduced its iFlame optical chip, a multichannel, high-density, cost-effective, optical engine for grid computing and data center applications. iFlame, a chip-scale four-channel optical transceiver, is aimed at data center applications running over InfiniBand, Ethernet and Fiber Channel. The chip, implemented as an optical engine, enables high-speed, high-density interconnect applications such as Opto-electrical media converters, optical active connectors and cables as well as traditional transceivers


Plug-in, Tunable, 10 Gbps Transceiver for DWDM Optical Communication

October 29, 2007 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric announced the development what it claims to be the first worldwide compact and pluggable 10 Gbps optical communications transceiver (MF-10KWXF series) capable of optional tuning of DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) in the entire C-band. The transceiver complies with the 10 Gbps form factor industrial standard XFP-E (small form factor pluggable extended) MSA

x86 Quad-Core Processor for Datacenters

October 29, 2007 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMD introduced the Quad-Core AMD Opteron. Designed from inception for datacenters, Quad-core processors with the company’s Direct Connect Architecture introduce innovations that go beyond four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon.


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