Mezzanine Combines On-board Wireless, GPS and Cryptography

October 7, 2009 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the XMC-660, multi-function mezzanine card that combines wireless, GPS and cryptography to provide portable, secure in-the-field wireless connectivity. The light-weight, small form-factor XMC-660 helps add

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Rugged Operator Interface Terminal Offers Complete Solution

September 17, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing an integrated and customized interface, the Silver Series of rugged, graphic, touch-screen operator interface terminals (OIT) from Watlow support features including serial and Ethernet communications with multiple controllers.

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Gadget Focus: ioSafe Solo Waterproof External Hard Drive

August 17, 2009 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

This is quite a nice device. Available in capacities from 0.5 TB to 1.5 TB, the drive lets you maintain a real-time backup that can handle a fire (1,550° for ½ hour) and what happens after once the Fire Department gets there (immersion in 10 feet of fresh water or salt water for up to 3 days).

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750-GB Solid-State Drive Uses NAND Flash

August 14, 2009 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

STEC, a solid-state drive (SSD) supplier to several large storage OEMs, is expanding its product lineup with enterprise-ready multi-level cell (MLC) drives with capacities up to 750 GB for a lower price than the single-level cell (SLC) versions currently in use for most enterprise applications.

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Matrix Card Expands System Switch/Multimeter Card Family

July 21, 2009 8:26 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing applications requiring high throughput and long switch life, the Model 3731 6´16 high-speed reed-relay matrix plug-in switching card for the Series 3700 System Switch/Multimeter family from Keithley Instruments has contacts that are rated for more than one billion no-load switch operations.

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Watchdog Timer Boards Protect Mission-Critical Systems

July 14, 2009 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Used to monitor the operation of your application program as well as operating system, the P104-WDG-CSMA Series of dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems from ACCES I/O Products will initiate a system reset in case of lockup. Targeting applications that require self-reliant systems, the device also monitors and controls a variety of system hardware parameters such as temperature, voltage, fan speed, and humidity.

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Mobile Computer Serves Military Apps

July 6, 2009 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on an Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 processor, the PWS-8101M 10.4” XGA TFT LCD mobile computer from Advantech meets military-grade MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461E requirements. Features include 802.11 a/b/g WiFi, built-in Class2 V2.0 +EDR Bluetooth, Windows XP Pro and an optional 3.5G/HSDPA GPRS and SiRF III GPS.

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CANbus Controller Runs Cool

June 24, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Weighing less than a pound, the CANminiBOX compact CANbus embedded controller from Saelig has a power consumption of less than 6 W, enabling the unit to operate with passive cooling. Based on an AMD Élan 133MHz SC520 processor, the controller has front-panel availability for 10/100MBit/s Ethernet, status LED’s, an RS232 serial port, a CAN port, and one USB1.1 port.

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FPGA XMC/PMC Module Has 4 Fiber-Optic Transceivers

June 16, 2009 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both in air- or conduction-cooled versions, the XMC-FPGA05F user-programmable FPGA XMC/PMC module incorporates the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA with four front-panel fiber-optic transceivers. (Alternative FPGAs, such as the LX155T, can be provided on request.) The transceivers are single- or multi-mode devices that support speeds including 2.0, 2.125, 2.5 and 3.125 Gbit/s.

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Montoring Devices are Network-Accessible

June 8, 2009 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended to detect and alarm on human activity which may threaten the availability of your network-critical physical infrastructure, the NetBotz family of Security and Environmental Monitoring products from APC by Schneider Electric are power-over-Ethernet-capable network-accessible appliances.

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Digital I/O Board Supports up to 200 MB/s Throughput

June 4, 2009 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 32 channels of bi-directional parallel I/O lines, the PCIe-7350 PCI Express high-speed DIO card from ADLINK Technology has a data throughput of up to 200 MB/s with a clock rate up to 50 MHz from an internal timer or 100 MHz from an external clock. The device supports a selectable input/output direction per group of eight bits, and provides eight channels of auxiliary programmable I/O.

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Rugged Interface Converter Addresses Multi-Point Apps

June 2, 2009 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for applications requiring a single point-to-point or a multi-point communications link, the Model 4152/4153 ST Fiber-to-Multi-Point RS485/422/232 Interface Converter from Electro Standards Laboratories has typical operating speeds up to 1.5 Mbps for RS232 to fiber conversion and up to 5 Mbps for RS485/422 to fiber conversion.

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Rugged 10-Gigabit Ethernet XMC Module Has Dual Optical Interfaces

June 1, 2009 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for use in harsh physical environments where long cable runs or EMI concerns preclude the use of copper-based interconnects, the V1121 conduction-cooled 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) XMC module from AdvancedIO Systems has dual front-panel optical interfaces.

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Bus Interface Board Provides Dual Redundant Channels

May 14, 2009 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DNA/DNR-1553-553 bus interface boards from United Electronic Industries provides two independent, dual redundant bus interfaces for 1553 communication. Each port may be independently configured as a Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT), or Bus Monitor (BM).

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Signal Interface Module Monitors up to Eight Current Loops Simultaneously

May 7, 2009 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using one 16-bit A/D converter per channel, the MSXB 081 signal-interface (SI) module from Microstar can simultaneously monitor up to eight 4-mA to 20-mA current loops. The device provides both 300 V (peak) of isolation from channel to channel and 700 V (peak) from channel to PC.

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