The 5I22 from Mesa Electronics is a general purpose, programmable, industrial I/O card for the PCI bus. It uses a 1M or 1.5M gate Xilinx FPGA for all logic. The FPGA configuration is downloadable from the PCI bus side, allowing creation of almost any kind of specialized I/O function. Features include four 50-pin connectors with I/O module rack-compatible pin-outs and interleaved grounds
MMD Components, part of Monitor & Quartztek, introduced a RoHS-compliant oscillator series in a compact, hermetically sealed, surface-mount ceramic package. They are useful for devices such as mobile and cordless telephones, digital cameras, PDAs, and notebook computers. The MXH series oscillators measure 2 mm × 2.5 mm and are available in frequencies of 1.54 MHz to 80 MHz, operate at supply voltages of 1.6V DC and have a maximum power consumption as low as 8 mA.
Texas Instruments, Inc. announced its eZ430-RF2500 tool for designing embedded systems that combines ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU) with wireless communications. The development tool, packaged in a USB stick form factor, offers two radio frequency-enabled microcontroller target boards and a PC debugging interface that can be used to develop stand-alone wireless projects. The tool enables developers to build low-power wireless systems for sensing
IAR announced its YellowSuite for ColdFire microcontrollers that promote a natural design flow from the beginning of a development project, integrating the necessary tools to produce a working design. The development tools included are proprietary Embedded Workbench for building and debugging the application, visualSTATE for design, validation, test and verification of the control logic, PowerPac RTOS file system and associated middleware, and a KickStart Kit to test
Carbon Design Systems announced its Carbon Model Studio, a system for the automatic generation, validation and implementation of hardware-accurate software models, enabling a design team to begin software development and debug before silicon. System architects can use the system for architectural analysis and profiling. Software engineers can develop and debug embedded software, firmware, drivers and diagnostics concurrent with hardware development.
Kontron introduced its CP6001, a 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16-compliant board with three rugged levels. Based on the Intel Core Duo/Core Duo processor and mobile chipset, it features high computing and graphic performance with a low thermal design power and a complete set of data, communication and multimedia interfaces. Designed to withstand tough environmental conditions, the passively cooled board features up to 4 GB of soldered RAM
Kontron introduced its PCI-760 PICMG 1.3 system host board (SHB) that features the Intel Q35 GMCH chipset and LGA-775 socket-based Intel processors. The board is equipped with multi-core Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 3.0 GHz, and it provides optimal server performance with advanced remote management features based on Intel’s AMT 3.0 technology. The board boosts power to 4 × 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processors
Zilog announced its Z8F083A series flash microcontroller (MCU) for fan control and universal motor control applications, offering an optimized feature set and scalability. The series offers a single-pin on-chip debugger (OCD) port for in-system Flash programming and debugging. The family supports up to 8 Kbytes of Flash memory, 256 bytes of register RAM, and it is pin-for-pin compatible with other members of the Z8
Ampro Computers, Inc. introduced its ReadySystem fanless computer based on the EPIC form factor ReadyBoard family of embedded SBCs. This computer is made for harsh environments that are dusty and dirty, or that require high reliability or noise free operation. The computer offers support for Intel processors up to 1.4 GHz, high performance graphics and robust I/O including Gigabit Ethernet
Ampro Computers introduced its RuffSystem embedded computer that is based on the EBX SBC. The computer provides conductive cooling for the 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium M 738 processor to the NEMA 4x chassis. The 8" ×10" × 3" enclosure meets MIL-STD-810 shock and vibration over wide temperature and humidity environments. Optional IP 66/67 mil-grade connectors are offered. The power supply is also rugged
Adlink Technology, Inc. released its PXIS-2690P, a 14-slot, 3U portable PXI chassis for military, aero-defense, field testing and in-vehicle testing applications by providing a touch panel 15" LCD display, keyboard, touchpad, DVD combo drive and 500W power supply in an aluminum alloy frame. It is fully compliant with the PXI specification, rev. 2.2. The chassis has been fully tested for a variety of shock and vibration situations
Adlink Technology, Inc. introduced its NuPPC-0701T compact embedded panel PC that features a 7" touch panel LCD and fanless low power design with a compact 8.39" × 5.71" × 2.87" frame for use in kiosks, electronic manufacturing, factory automation and transportation systems. The PC is powered by a 1.0 GHz Intel Celeron M processor, 915 GME plus ICH6-M chipset, and 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. introduced the 28000 series (Size 11) double stack captive hybrid linear actuator, with a compact frame size measuring 1.1” (28 mm) square. It features engineering thermoplastics in the rotor drive nut and a stainless steel Acme lead screw. This captive hybrid linear actuator is available resolutions ranging from 0.000125” (.003175 mm) per step to 0.002” (.0508 mm) per step and delivers thrusts of up to 30 lbs.
Adlink Technology, Inc. released its low-power ETX-GLX COM based on the AMD Geode LX 800 processor and CS5536 companion chipset. It supports up to 1 GB DDR400 memory in a single SODIMM socket, or it can optionally be equipped with 128 MB or 256 MB DDR400 memory soldered on the module. Targeted for markets requiring low-power, medium performance and extended graphic support
Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions announced its 633 series of 13U AdvancedTCA systems that address power requirements, thermal management challenges and network equipment-building systems (NEBs) in the telecommunications, enterprise and datacom marketplaces. Designed to meet the PICMG 3.0 AdvancedTCA specification, the series is available with a 14-slot dual star or full mesh backplane topology.