Energy Efficient 1U Industrial Computer Chassis

July 31, 2007 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology introduced the RK-136, a 1U rackmount industrial chassis for use with half-size industrial cards and which provides a 5.25" bay for a slim CD-ROM drive, a 3.5" bay for a slim FDD, and two internal 3.5" drive bays. The cooling system incorporates three 4 cm ball bearing fans -- two at the front and one at the rear -- generating a combined ventilation throughout of 21 cfm.

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Power Efficient Processor Comes to Signal and Imaging Processing

July 31, 2007 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury and P.A. Semi are collaborating to deploy P.A. Semi’s dual-core PA6T-1682M PWRficient processor on Mercury’s military and industrial systems for high-performance signal and image processing applications. The PWRficient processor is said to achieve a 300 percent improvement in performance per Watt, enabling multiprocessor solutions for applications with constraints on size, weight, and power.

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SBC Provides 1.5 GHz of Processing Power

July 31, 2007 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. introduces its single board computer that uses Freescale's MPC8548, providing up to 1.5 GHz of processing power. Using Altera's CycloneT II FPGA, this EM9 is a universal computer core for embedded systems in harsh industrial environments, and it provides individual I/O for each application through IP cores. Applications include industrial control and safety or network systems as well as machine control, human-machine interfaces or embedded terminals.

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High Performance USB Modules

July 31, 2007 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Computing Corporation releases two high-speed USB-based DAQ modules, the USB-1608HS and the USB-1608HS-2AO. These modules provide simultaneous data capture of up to eight channels of 16-bit single ended or differential analog input at 250 kHz per channel. Both units include 16 bits of digital I/O and an extensive suite of software. The USB-1608HS-2AO has an additional two channels of 16-bit analog output with a range of -10 to +10 volts.

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Clock, Sync and Gate Distribution Board

July 31, 2007 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc. releases its Model 6890 2.2 GHz clock, synch and gate distribution board for synchronizing multiple Pentek I/O modules. It facilitates sampling and timing for a range of multi-channel, high-speed data-acquisition, DSP and software-radio applications. Configured as a 6U VME board, the board synchronizes up to eight modules, each receiving a common clock up to 2.2 GHz along with timing signals for synchronizing, triggering and gating functions.

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Class 4 SDHC Card for Mobile Phones

July 31, 2007 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Corp. launches of a 4 GB microSDHC card, expanded its line of small-format, high-speed, high-capacity memory cards for mobile phone applications. This card meets SD memory card standard Ver. 2.003, the standard for high density SD products with a capacity of over 2 GB. It is designed for use in dedicated microSDHC slots, but it can also be used in standard SDHC card slots in an adapter.

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Modules Facilitate Integration of I/O Hardware and Motion

July 31, 2007 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Danaher Motion introduces SQIO, SynqNet I/O interface boards that allow high volume machine builders to integrate their custom analog and/or digital I/O hardware with complex motion into a SynqNet network architecture. The product maximizes machine performance by providing real-time I/O and remote motion performance diagnostics via SynqNet for in-depth system level visibility, analysis and control.

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Flat Panel Touchscreen Computer

July 31, 2007 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. announces the SeaPAC-LXTM flat panel touchscreen computer that combines an AMD Geode processor with a selection of touchscreen LCDs and I/O expansion modules. Its modular design offers virtually unlimited configuration options, making field maintenance and upgrades easy. These systems are suitable for a variety of operator interface and machine control applications that require small size and versatile I/O connectivity.

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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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