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.

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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

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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.

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PC/104+ PC card and CardBus Adapter

October 25, 2007 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announced the addition of the model 335 to their PC/104 line of products,.  The PC/104+ module supports CardBus and PC cards (PCMCIA). It will support two Type I or Type II 32 bit PC cards or one Type III allowing the expansion of additional functions such as: 10/100/1000 Mbps wireless Ethernet adapters, biometrics readers, Bluetooth cards and GPS cards.

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PC/104-Plus Board Runs Hot and Cold

October 23, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Products that operate over a wide temperature range can take advantage of the Winsystems PPM-GX, a PC/104-Plus-compatible single-board computer (SBC) based on the AMD GX500 processor which runs x86-compatible software. This SBC works with PC/104 and PC/104-Plus I/O modules and operates between -40° to +85°C without the need for a fan. The board offers the CPU and video, LPT, mouse, audio and keyboard controllers

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Small MCU Package Adds Lots of Flash

October 23, 2007 11:08 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The small packages -- down to 6×6 mm -- Microchip Technology uses for its newest PIC24F 16-bit microcontroller family do not compromise memory or I/O capabilities. The chips, available in 28- and 44-pin QFN packages, include 16 Kbytes to 64 Kbytes of flash program memory and as many as 8 Kbytes of SRAM. The PIC24FJ64GA004 family lets developers use a pin-mapping function to connect I/O devices to specific MCU pins as needed.

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Compiler Cuts Code in Half

October 23, 2007 11:01 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Hi-Tech Software has announced a new compilation technology that generates object code based on call- and pointer-reference graphs derived from all the modules in an embedded program. The new technology, called Omniscient Code Generation (OCG), overcomes problems in conventional compilers that can miss inconsistent calling conventions, variable declarations and redundant code because they compile each module independently and separately. OCG results in more easily ported code that is nearly 50 percent more dense than code from competing compilers.

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VPX/REDI, 3U SBC Supports Dual Core PowerPC at 34W

October 23, 2007 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XPedite 8070 high performance 3U VPX-REDI single board computer (SBC) from Extreme Engineering Solutions is appropriate for ruggedized systems requiring high bandwidth processing and low power consumption. With two P.A. Semi PA6T cores running at up to 2 GHz while dissipating <17W, the PA6T-1682 provides desirable performance-per-Watt. The P.A. Semi PA6T-1682 PWRficient integrated platform processor combines dual PA6T cores with high performance communication to two DDR2 SDRAM channels and a variety of network interfaces.

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Computation Tool Streamlines Quality of Analytical Work

October 23, 2007 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maplesoft announced the release of its Maple 11 system that features enhancements to its document interface, computation engine and connectivity capabilities to provide users with the technology to reduce error and to increase analytical productivity. Its smart document environment automatically captures all technical knowledge in an electronic form that integrates calculations, explanatory text and math, graphics, images and sound.

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Embedded PC Supports M2M Applications with a Variety of Connectivity Options

October 23, 2007 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems has introduced its LBC-GX500, an integrated, single board computer (SBC) that is designed for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications with a variety of wired and wireless connectivity options. Among them are 802.11 wireless Ethernet, GSM/GPRS cellular modem, CDMA cellular modem, ZigBee wireless RF module, 10/100 wired Ethernet port, global-compliant dial-up modem, six USB ports and six COM channels on a single board.

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32-Channel, 16-bit Analog Output Board

October 17, 2007 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

United Electronic Industries (UEI) released their DNA-AO-332 high density analog output board. The board provides 32 channels of 16-bit resolution analog output with a ±10V output range. It is capable of driving ±10 mA while per-channel digital offset and gain calibration limits gain/offset errors to ±450 µV and ±305 µV respectively.

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XMC Card Speeds Integration of Embedded Custom FPGA Computing

October 3, 2007 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced the XMC-442, its first Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based XMC module (VITA 42) compute engine. The device is designed for demanding, high-performance signal and image processing applications including radar, sonar, and signal intelligence. It is designed to operate in rugged environments

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Environmentally Characterized Enclosure Offers Flexibility

September 27, 2007 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. announced an environmentally sealed, 2-slot 3U CompactPCI enclosure that provides desirable flexibility and performance. In addition to its rugged environmental properties, the compact and lightweight E192 incorporates a modular and removable power supply, making the enclosure suitable for harsh mechanical, climactic, chemical and electrical stresses typically encountered in rigorous embedded applications.

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DeviceNet Drive Interface Stations

September 26, 2007 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Turck added the DeviceNet Drive Interface station to its line of DeviceNet I/O stations. The station is designed for use where adjustable frequency drives need to be interfaced onto a DeviceNet network, and it is capable of supporting up to four stand-alone adjustable frequency drives on the network. The station’s small size makes it appropriate for upgrading existing adjustable frequency drives in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical and material handling industries.The housing is constructed of glass-filled nylon that provides an IP 20 protection rating.

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CompactPCI Chassis with Built-In System Monitoring

September 25, 2007 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. announced the Type 39 CompactPCI enclosure with built-in system monitoring. The chassis features a 3U 4 HP configurable system monitor with Ethernet, RS-232, Web and Command Line Interface (CLI) capabilities. The unit monitors up to 8 voltages, 12 fan-fail signals, 8 temperature sensors

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