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Input Module Combines Five-Way Rocker and Scrollwheel Functionality with Two Analog Cursor Control Modes

October 7, 2008 12:16 pm | Comments

Avago Technologies announced a thin ultra-compact input device product that combines a navigation pad module with a motion sense and interface integrated circuit (IC) to provide mouse-like pointing in a variety of mobile devices. With a low profile height of 1.7 mm and diameter of 14 mm, this ultra-compact navigation pad incorporates a self centering button with click function. Based on embedded capacitive sense technology, this miniature input module will enable

LCD Module Displays High Luminance

October 7, 2008 12:01 pm | Comments

Viewing with a horizontal and vertical angle of 176°, NEC LCD Technologies’ NL804BC24-04 9” amorphous-silicon TFT LCD module demonstrates a luminance of 530 cd/m². The unit operates with a contrast ratio of 800:1 using UA-SFT (super-fine TFT) technology, which reduces the color shift that occurs due to a change in the viewing angle. The display

Thin, 2.5-inch MLC-based SSD with SATA II Presented as 2.4x Faster Than an HDD

October 7, 2008 11:55 am | Comments

Samsung Electronics has developed what it asserts as the world’s fastest, 2.5", 256 GB multi-level cell (MLC) based solid state drive (SSD) using a SATA II interface. The 256 GB SSD is also said to be the thinnest drive with the largest capacity to be offered with a SATA II interface. With a sequential read speed of 200 MB/s and sequential write speed of


Starter Kit De-skills Low Power Wireless Connectivity

October 7, 2008 11:48 am | Comments

Jennic announced a Starter Kit which allows developers with little or no wireless experience to develop products. Priced at $219, the JN5139-EK020 IEEE802.15.4/JenNet Starter Kit uses Jennic JN5139 MCUs and modules as wireless processors or co-processors. In the wireless co-processor configuration, the kit demonstrates nodes adding wireless connectivity to

Data Deduplication Cards Accelerate Hashing, Compression and Encryption Algorithms

October 7, 2008 11:38 am | Comments

Hifn announced the addition of two members of its Express DR card family, the Express DR 250 and 255, designed to accelerate data deduplication and data reduction applications. The Express DR 250/255 hardware accelerated data deduplication cards use built-in SHA-1 or MD5 hashing algorithms and single-pass LZS 2.5:1 data compression (on average) with

High-performance DSP/FPGA AdvancedMC Module for Wireless, Baseband, Image and Signal Processing

October 7, 2008 11:02 am | Comments

CommAgility is shipping its AdvancedMC module AMC-D4F1, targeted at high-performance processing roles in wireless baseband and other applications. Designed around four TMS320C6455 DSPs from TI running at 1 GHz and a Virtex-4 FX100 Series FPGA from Xilinx, the AMC-D4F1 module provides more processing capabilities and I/O bandwidth than other

Instrument Platform Provides Power Characterization

October 7, 2008 10:47 am | Keithley Instruments | Comments

Combining a precision power supply, true current source, DMM, arbitrary waveform generator, the 2600A System SourceMeter Instrument family from Keithley Instruments has a V or I pulse generator with measurement, electronic load, and trigger control. Using A/D converter technology that provides both high speed and measurement precision, the instruments also feature

Trident Connectors Address Transportation Applications

October 7, 2008 10:38 am | Comments

Intended for use in transportation applications, Trident Series connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions are offered in six configurations, including Snap Together (rectangular and slimline), Multiway (rack & panel), Ringlock (circular), Neptune (circular), and TNM (circular) versions. The Snap Together connectors can handle 250 VAC, with a current rating is 13 A


ATCA Blade Employs Dual Processors

October 7, 2008 10:17 am | Comments

Coupling with the Intel 5100 memory controller hub (MCH) chipset operating with up to 1,333 MHz front side bus, JumpGen Systems’ PRA-200 AdvancedTCA (ATCA) node blade supports dual quad-core processors. The board can be deployed with 1 or 2 Intel Xeon L5408 processors running at up to 2.13 GHz, Intel Xeon L5238 processors running at up to 2.66 GHz, or other Intel processors in the 5400, 5300, 5200, and 5100 Series. The blade exhibits up to 32 GB of ECC DDR2 memory running at

Avionics Test System Targets MRO Apps

October 7, 2008 9:30 am | Comments

Supporting analog, digital, and mixed-signal testing applications, Geotest’s TS-375 6U avionics test system addresses test applications for depot and MRO (maintenance repair overhaul) facilities. The GX7102A PXI-based instrument offers a 960-pin, zero insertion force

Sensor Architecture Delivers ISR Capabilities

October 7, 2008 8:51 am | Comments

Combining information management, such as data fusion, exploitation, and dissemination, with signal and image processing, Mercury Computer Systems’ Converged Sensor Network (CSN) Architecture offers transformational ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) capabilities. The sensor network solution uses

Host Adapter Presents 6,400 MB/s Throughput

October 7, 2008 8:19 am | Comments

Including an x8 PCI Express 2.0 bus interconnect, ATTO Technology’s Celerity FC-84EN 8 Gb quad-Fibre Channel host adapter exhibits full-duplex throughput of 1,600 MB/s per channel (6,400 MB/s on 4 channels). The board demonstrates aggregate speeds of up to 3,200 MB/s for reads or writes, and support for data applications including 2K and 4K film

Battery Chargers Utilize MOSFET Circuitry

October 7, 2008 5:32 am | Comments

Converting AC power to usable DC power, AMETEK Prestolite Power’s Prestolite Advanced Charger (PAC) Eclipse Series high-frequency battery chargers use MOSFET power conversion circuitry. The devices recharge any 100% discharged flooded or sealed lead-acid batteries and NiCad batteries within 8 hours. The chargers adapt to charging environments including opportunity charging and multiple battery types with 3 different equalize options, delayed start, and time of day block-out periods. The instruments allow the battery to determine its own


WiMAX SoC Supports Base Stations

October 6, 2008 12:31 pm | Comments

Using Fujitsu 65 nm process technology, Fujitsu’s MB86K81 802.16e WiMAX base station SoC offers support for femto, pico, and micro base station architectures. The scalable component incorporates PHY and MAC features along with the analog and digital radio control, and analog circuits required for base station products to pass Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 certiciation requirements. An on-chip

Peak Power Meters Deliver High Sampling Rate

October 6, 2008 11:12 am | Comments

Operating at 20 MHz video bandwidth, Anritsu’s ML2480B Series wideband peak power meters demonstrate a sampling rate of 64 MS/s in next-generation wireless and military communications signals. The tools measure average power, peak power, and crest factor, as well as statistical analysis of complex modulated signals. The ML2487B supports single sensor


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