Ethernet Switch with Extensive Configuration Options Via USB

July 31, 2007 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harting introduced its sCon Ethernet switch, which provides the user with more than 100 different configurable options via a USB port. It is plug-and-play capable as standard or configurable to meet custom requirements. The sCon manager configuration software allows simple operation via its graphical user interface.

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Optical-fiber Signal Conditioner Modules

July 31, 2007 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

FISO Technologies introduced a new generation of optical-fiber signal conditioner modules, combined with a new Evolution table-top platform. The FPI-HR signal conditioners are suitable for laboratory and OEM applications. Each optical module is integrated inside a housing shell providing system protection and ease of integration. In addition, each module includes a RS-232 and RS-485 communication port as well as analog outputs (0V to 5V or 4 mA to 20 mA).

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Development Platform and Production-ready Module Enable Key Deterministic Industrial Standards in COM Express

July 30, 2007 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale is introducing an all-in-one networking platform for industrial markets featuring Power Architecture technology and delivered in the COM Express form factor. The platform’s MPC8360E PowerQUICC II Pro processor is said to meet or exceed the performance of ASICs and FPGAs and support control and communications processing tasks on a single device. It also integrates QUICC Engine communications controller technology for desirable programmability and the ability to support evolving

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IP Gateway Products Fuse ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Cellular for Drop-in Networking

July 30, 2007 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International introduced the ConnectPort X line of gateways that provide seamless connectivity of ZigBee, Wi-Fi, cellular and Ethernet traffic to centralized applications and databases. They also support GPS and 1 GB of local storage. The product family is augmented by new families of XBee adapters and wall routers that provide end-device connectivity and network extension. “Drop-in Networking” devices provide end-to-end wireless connectivity to commercial grade electronic devices in locations where wired infrastructure doesn’t exist or satisfy customer needs.

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AdvancedTCA Chassis for Cost-Sensitive Applications

July 26, 2007 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Asis North America announced its Effective Series AdvancedTCA chassis, available in AC or DC versions and two-, five- and 14-slot configurations. Effective Series 2 and 5-slot versions are available with removable top cover making them an ideal development platform. Its cooling system implements a pressurized-only cooling method and uses the latest fan and airflow technologies. The system has been verified to meet more than the 200W per slot requirement, while

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

July 26, 2007 11:11 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 25mm 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. Increased read head slot width allows for a

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Nano-ITX Mainboard for Healthcare, Retail and Industrial Applications

July 25, 2007 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the VIA EPIA NR Nano-ITX mainboard, powered by a fanless 1.0 GHz VIA C7 processor and VIA CX700 system media processor for compact, quiet and durable embedded systems. Measuring 12 cm x 12 cm, it is said to be the first Nano-ITX mainboard to natively support LVDS in two single or one dual-channel monitor configuration without the need for a daughterboard; this makes it appropriate for

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ATCA Node Features the Second-generation AMD Opteron Processor

July 17, 2007 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified Technology announced the ATC6231, a dual-core Second Generation AMD Opteron processor-based Node Board designed for the next generation of telecom applications. The PICMG 3.1 compliant processor blade is equipped with Second-Generation AMD Opteron processor Model 2210, each with 2MB L2 cache and support for up to 8 GB of memory per processor interface. It uses a high I/O bandwidth (HyperTransport technology link interface), Broadcom HT2100 and HT1000 server-class chipset.

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SBC Upgraded for Extended Life

July 17, 2007 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Systems Corporation announced an upgrade to the Hercules EBX Single Board Computer, extending the life of the product through 2010 and providing a migration path for end-of-life EBX and EPIC SBCs which utilized Via Eden processors or Intel Celeron/Pentium III processors with the Via Twister-T chipset. Ths SBC retains the footprint, mounting holes, I/O, connectors, connector locations and pin definitions of the earlier model.

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PC/104 Digital Boards Provide 48 Isolated Digital Outputs

July 17, 2007 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O’s 104-DID-48 Series PC-104 isolated digital I/O boards feature 48 individually optically isolated digital inputs and are suited for use in control and instrumentation applications where high-voltage protection is required. Individual channel-to-channel isolation allows every channel to be physically and electrically separated from the others.

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Fanless Top-hat Rail PC with Two Cores

July 17, 2007 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced the ThinkIO-Duo, the latest model in its top-hat, fanless PC range. This modular (70 mm deep/35 mm slot level) PC is equipped with an Intel Core Duo U2500 processor with a clock rate of 2 ×1.2 GHz and 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM. Along with high computing performance and internal Flash (512MB/2GB), this passively-cooled PC offers a customizable CompactFlash socket for data storage or backups/updates, 512KB non-volatile memory and all the standard PC interfaces (2 × USB 2.0, RS232, DVI-I)

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PICMG 1.0 Full-size SBC Based on 965 Chipset

July 17, 2007 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology introduced the NuPRO-852 PICMG 1.0 full-size SBC featuring dual-channel DDR2 memory at speeds of 533/667 MHz,the Intel GMA 3000 graphics core architecture providing up to 2,048 ×1,536 resolution with 10.6 BG/s peak memory bandwidth, a Front Side Bus to connect the CPU and memory at 1,066 MHz and several processor options: Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D.

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Multi-application Computer with Anti-vibration Features

July 17, 2007 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology’s GEME-5000 PC-based controller offers multiple CPU options, USB connectors and DDR RAM in addition to standard features found in earlier models. The GEME-5000 includes an Intel Low Voltage Pentium M processor (up to 1.4 GHz) and can be controlled from remote locations and run continuously in critical applications including machine tools and digital video capture.

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PCI-104 CPU Breaks the 1 GHz Barrier

July 17, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ampro broke the 1 GHz barrier for rugged PC/104-size modules while remaining true to form factor standards. The CoreModule 800 fits a complete CPU subsystem with I/O, PCI-104 bus expansion, and network interfaces without violating the required 3.550"× 3.750" (90 mm × 96 mm) board outline. Featuring the 1 GHz Intel Celeron® M 373 processor from -40°C to +85°C without a CPU cooling fan on a 0.120" thick PCB with optional conformal coating, CoreModule 800 is suited for applications requiring high reliability within confined spaces and harsh environments.

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cPCI Processor Board with Intel Multi-core and 64-bit Technology

July 17, 2007 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Kontron CP6012 CompactPCI processor board is now available with the Intel CoreTM 2 Duo processor in addition to the Intel Core Duo processor. Renamed the Kontron CP601264, this board manages data throughput with server quality. It features a 4 MB L2 cache, an improved internal architecture and 64-bit Intel technology.

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