Two-Port Interface Master Card

August 28, 2007 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces its PCI-1202U PCI interface card with two AMONet master ports that support the company’s AMAX line of motion and control products. It is a hybrid RS-485 based network similar to other proprietary fieldbus networks intended to offer high speed deterministic communication. Common CAT5 cable is the recommended medium, making it appropriate for distributed motion control applications.

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Position Tracking System Has Fraction-of-a-Millimeter Feedback

August 28, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs added the WCS3B Read Head to its PosiTrack Position Tracking System. Designed to provide simplified installation and improved operational performance, this read head provides a 32 mm slot width, compared with the 25 mm slot width available from the existing WCS3A model. The result is increased reader/code rail misalignment tolerances of 20 percent on the horizontal axis and 40 percent on vertical axis.

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M-Module Offers Advanced Analog Output Functionality

August 24, 2007 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. released an M-Module featuring four grounded voltage or current channels that provide exceptional analog output functionality.  The four channels of the M37N, feature an acquisition time of <8.5 µs, can be individually adjusted as well as updated automatically and simultaneously. This makes it suitable for applications requiring high-speed data acquisition, desirable timing resolution and precise measurement found in automated test environments, process control systems

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Ultra Low Jitter Timing Modules for Synchronous Ethernet

August 7, 2007 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher Corporation introduced the VFJA432 and VFJA434 integrated timing modules for synchronizing Ethernet. The timing modules can synchronize an Ethernet physical layer to a telecom network timing reference while generating a 0.18 picosecond jitter Ethernet clock. The modules can synchronize to common telecom frequencies such as 8 KHz and 19.44 MHz from the backplane or common Ethernet frequencies such as 25MHz and 125 Mhz from the physical layer

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Tool for Network Infrastructure 2.0 Supports Intel Core Microarchitecture

August 6, 2007 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

VirtualLogix announced VLX for Network Infrastructure 2.0. This newest version of VLX for Network Infrastructure offers a host of new features and capabilities, including enhanced availability and increased OS and platform support, while using the latest hardware from Intel, including support for the Intel NetStructure MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer an AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade server based on the Intel Core microarchitecture.

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ISE with Low Memory Requirements and New OS Support

August 6, 2007 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx announced the latest release of its widely-used design solution. Improvements in the ISE 9.2i release reduce memory requirements by an average of 27 percent while providing expanded support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP x64, and Red Hat Enterprise WS 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. To simplify multi-rate DSP designs with a large number of clocks typically found in wireless and video applications, ISE 9.2i software features exceptional place and route and clock algorithms.

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Core 2 Duo COM Express Module with ECC Memory

August 6, 2007 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the open PICMG standard, the RadiSys Procelerant CE3100 COM Express basic size (95 mm ×  125 mm) modules combine Intel Core 2 Duo L7400 processor performance with ECC enabled memory. Paired with a the company’s Procelerant carrier board, these COM Express modules provide a ready-to-use development platform. COM Express reduces the time spent on processor design and enables focus on core competencies and product differentiation.

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PICMG 2.16 Embedded Ethernet Switch

August 6, 2007 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performance Technologies introduced the CPC6620 PICMG 2.16 embedded Ethernet switch. Featuring 24 10/100/1000 Mb switch ports, two 10Gb uplink ports and support for IPv6 routing, it offers the bandwidth required for demanding applications as well as the resilience required in high availability applications such as airborne or ship borne communications systems, media and signaling gateways, IP media equipment, telecom switching/routing infrastructure, and wireless infrastructure elements.

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Dual-LAN, Dual-LVDS Mini-ITX Mainboard

August 6, 2007 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX mainboard based on the VIA CX700 system media processor. Powered by the 1.5 GHz or fanless 1.0 GHz VIA C7 processor, the VIA EPIA LT has a maximum operating power consumption of <20W. The mainboard incorporates desirable performance, clear definition video and storage technologies, and a full feature I/O set including two LAN ports and native support for

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General-purpose Applications Processor

August 6, 2007 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale’s ARM9-driven i.MX27 processor is available to engineers looking for high resolution video, security, design flexibility, power management and re-use in one general purpose multimedia applications. The processor combines the company's Smart Speed technology, an H.264 hardware encoder/decoder, USB, Ethernet, security features and a powerful ARM9 core. The low-power video acceleration and applications software in a single chip gives designers the ability to increase functionality

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Embedded Ethernet Module

August 6, 2007 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xecom’s XE232NETserial to Ethernet module allows embedded systems designers to connect microcontroller-based systems to a local area network. It connects directly to the microcontroller’s serial port and provides a 10Base-T Ethernet connection at a cost of under $20 in 1,000-piece quantities. The XE232NET shares a common pin configuration with the Xecom XE5690SM modem family. XE232NET control and configuration uses AT commands like those used on modem modules.

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Embedded Automation Modules

August 6, 2007 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduced its AMAX Series embedded automation, modules for use in machine control system architectures. AMAX is a distributed control system: The trajectory generation and logic control executes in the central processor, but the motion control loops are executed in the intelligent slave module and require less centralized processing power while reducing overall wiring cost and system complexity. The AMAX-2050KW master module is an embedded Pentium III grade platform with an onboard AMONet controller that can control up to 2048 I/O points or 64 axes.

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Pentium M, 1.8 GHz SBC

August 6, 2007 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems launched its EBX-compatible Intel 1.8GHz Pentium M single board computer (SBC). The EBC-855-G-1.8-1 is a RoHS-compliant, processor- and I/O-intensive board offering -40°C to +70°C temperature operation. This SBC's target applications include automation, medical/diagnostic equipment, communications, security, test and measurement, and outdoor transaction terminals. Based on Intel's 855GME chipset with the ICH 4 communications controller and integrated Extreme Graphics 2 video 3D controller, the EBC-855-G-1.8-1 offers long-term product availability and full x86-Pentium compatibility.

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Digital Driver Adds Field Oriented Control for Increased Motor Efficiency

August 1, 2007 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ION Digital Drive from Performance Motion Devices, Inc. is a fully enclosed, single-axis module that provides high performance motion control, network connectivity, and amplification in a rugged, easy-to-use package for DC brush, brushless DC or step motors. The module utilizes the MagellanTM Motion Processor, which provides a flexible and powerful instruction set to initialize and control the motion application, monitor performance, and synchronize overall behavior. In addition to field oriented control

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x86 Mainboard with Specialized I/O Add-in Card

July 31, 2007 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the VIA EPIA PX mainboard, the first commercial mainboard based on the company's Pico-ITX form factor measuring 10 cm × 7.2 cm. Powered by the 1 GHz VIA C7 processor and supporting up to 1 GB of DDR2 533 SO-DIMM system memory, the 10-layer mainboard is based around the single-chip VIA VX700 system media processor, which features

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