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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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Cat5 Switch Handles Four Devices

April 27, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing the user with board-mounted pushbutton control or remote control via ASCII RS-232 Serial Data sent through its remote port, the Pathway Model 7423 RJ45 Cat5 A/B/C/D Switch from Electro Standards Laboratories allows users to share a single RJ45 interface connected to the Common port among four other devices.

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Wireless Interface Lets Encoders Communicate

April 13, 2009 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working with any of the company’s sensors, encoders, or magnetostrictive devices, the SwiftComm Wireless Interface from BEI Industrial Encoders attaches directly to the SSI port in the controller, just like a conventional wired system.

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