PEM Tri-Dent self-clinching steel locknuts incorporate a unique locking feature to meet demanding locking performance requirements and promote reliability of locking threads for thin-metal component assemblies. Their TRI-DENT locking feature can achieve locking torque specifications ranging from (maximum torque) 5.75 in. lbs./0.67 N•m to 35 in. lbs./4 N•m and (minimum torque) 0.4 in. lbs./0.04 N•m to 3.75 in. lbs./0.30 N•m, depending on fastener thread size
Diversified Technology announced the ATC6231, a dual-core Second Generation AMD Opteron processor-based Node Board designed for the next generation of telecom applications. The PICMG 3.1 compliant processor blade is equipped with Second-Generation AMD Opteron processor Model 2210, each with 2MB L2 cache and support for up to 8 GB of memory per processor interface. It uses a high I/O bandwidth (HyperTransport technology link interface), Broadcom HT2100 and HT1000 server-class chipset.
Diamond Systems Corporation announced an upgrade to the Hercules EBX Single Board Computer, extending the life of the product through 2010 and providing a migration path for end-of-life EBX and EPIC SBCs which utilized Via Eden processors or Intel Celeron/Pentium III processors with the Via Twister-T chipset. Ths SBC retains the footprint, mounting holes, I/O, connectors, connector locations and pin definitions of the earlier model.
ACCES I/O’s 104-DID-48 Series PC-104 isolated digital I/O boards feature 48 individually optically isolated digital inputs and are suited for use in control and instrumentation applications where high-voltage protection is required. Individual channel-to-channel isolation allows every channel to be physically and electrically separated from the others.
Kontron introduced the ThinkIO-Duo, the latest model in its top-hat, fanless PC range. This modular (70 mm deep/35 mm slot level) PC is equipped with an Intel Core Duo U2500 processor with a clock rate of 2 ×1.2 GHz and 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM. Along with high computing performance and internal Flash (512MB/2GB), this passively-cooled PC offers a customizable CompactFlash socket for data storage or backups/updates, 512KB non-volatile memory and all the standard PC interfaces (2 × USB 2.0, RS232, DVI-I)
ADLINK Technology introduced the NuPRO-852 PICMG 1.0 full-size SBC featuring dual-channel DDR2 memory at speeds of 533/667 MHz,the Intel GMA 3000 graphics core architecture providing up to 2,048 ×1,536 resolution with 10.6 BG/s peak memory bandwidth, a Front Side Bus to connect the CPU and memory at 1,066 MHz and several processor options: Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D.
ADLINK Technology’s GEME-5000 PC-based controller offers multiple CPU options, USB connectors and DDR RAM in addition to standard features found in earlier models. The GEME-5000 includes an Intel Low Voltage Pentium M processor (up to 1.4 GHz) and can be controlled from remote locations and run continuously in critical applications including machine tools and digital video capture.
Ampro broke the 1 GHz barrier for rugged PC/104-size modules while remaining true to form factor standards. The CoreModule 800 fits a complete CPU subsystem with I/O, PCI-104 bus expansion, and network interfaces without violating the required 3.550"× 3.750" (90 mm × 96 mm) board outline. Featuring the 1 GHz Intel Celeron® M 373 processor from -40°C to +85°C without a CPU cooling fan on a 0.120" thick PCB with optional conformal coating, CoreModule 800 is suited for applications requiring high reliability within confined spaces and harsh environments.
The Kontron CP6012 CompactPCI processor board is now available with the Intel CoreTM 2 Duo processor in addition to the Intel Core Duo processor. Renamed the Kontron CP601264, this board manages data throughput with server quality. It features a 4 MB L2 cache, an improved internal architecture and 64-bit Intel technology.
The Model 685A07 Mechanical Vibration Switch from the IMI Sensors Division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB) comes standard with an external pushbutton reset, and does not require power to operate. The switch uses a spring loaded, magnetically coupled sensor which can be externally adjusted for higher or lower sensitivity. This technology is suitable for cooling towers, fans, small motors or pumps, or any installation which requires immediate shutdown when increased vibration levels are present.
Kontron’s MOPS-PM PC/104-Plus card is said to be the industry’s first fully PC/104-Plus compliant SBC equipped with Intel Pentium M processors. Target markets include: automation, medical, defense, transportation, point of purchase/information and gaming.
VersaLogic’s fanless “Python” board features a reliable design, no moving parts, low power draw (<5W), and a robust complement of on-board I/O options. It also includes the company’s SPX expansion interface that allows users to easily add a wide-range of I/O options to the platform. The Python uses AMD's energy-saving LX 800 processor.
Oxford Semiconductor introduced a software development kit for its OXETHU954 network connectivity controller chip to aid the design of Linux-based device networking products. Comprising a development board, Linux OS and Eclipse-based IDE tools, the kit is suited for factory automation, point-of-sale and building management applications. Embedding and ARM926 processor, memory management unit and Wind River Platform Linux operating system, the OXETHU954 is the company’s first connectivity platform to offer Ethernet, PCI, USB2.0 (dual) and UART (quad) connectivity in a single package.
VMETRO announced a trio of new I/O modules for use with its FPGA-based PMC products. Users can choose the front-end processing appropriate to the application from a dual channel 105 MSPS analog input, a dual channel 210 MSPS analog output or a RS-485 module. All three I/O modules integrate into a VMETRO PMC-FPGA03, PMC-FPGA05 or DEV-FPGA05 card. These FPGA-based PMC/PCI boards feature Xilin VirtexT-II Pro or Virtex-5 FPGAs and memory banks directly connected to the FPGA for signal and data processing in computationally intensive applications.
Rabbit Semiconductor’s Wireless Control Application Kit provides a development reference to interface a low-cost, license-free 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz wireless data modules from Maxstream to a Rabbit-based embedded system. The Wireless Control Application Kit contains a low power Rabbit LP3500 single board computer SBC, and two MaxStream RF Modules.