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Embedded Automation Computers with UL Class 1 Division 2 Certification

January 5, 2012 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces a new series of Class I, Division 2 certified automation computers, the UNO-1100H series, which all have received the Class I, Division 2 (Group A, B, C, D) certification expanding their uses to hazardous locations.

Dual-Core Gyroscope Handles Smart User Interface and Image Stabilization in Phones, Tablets

January 5, 2012 5:33 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a dual-core gyroscope capable of handling both user-motion recognition and camera image stabilization. The dual-core gyroscope’s design employs separate output paths optimized for the two different functions in a

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brian Kumagai of Toshiba on Embedded Memory

January 4, 2012 8:24 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Brian Kumagai of Toshiba about embedded memory.

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100-Core Processor Doubles Performance and Halves Power Consumption

January 4, 2012 3:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZiiLABS unveiled its 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media processor optimized for Android, combining 96 of ZiiLABS' StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs.

Cooperation to Ease Multicore Software Development

January 3, 2012 6:40 am | News | Comments

To enable applications to more quickly adapt to Tensilica's multicore configuration, PSI's Poly-Platform now supports Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS on Tensilica's Xtensa multicore devices.

Mini-ITX Embedded Board Targets POS and Kiosk Apps

January 3, 2012 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the VIA VB7009 embedded Mini-ITX board. Measuring only 17cm x 17cm, the flexible embedded board offers desirable functionality and performance for POS and kiosks. The VIA VB7009 offers a broad range of power efficient VIA CPU choices, including

New Device Promises Optical Information Processing

January 3, 2012 6:12 am | News | Comments

Purdue researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers.  

Seven-inch Operator Interface Terminal Suits Printing, Labeling, Packaging Machines

December 28, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Industrial Systems Inc., AIS, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of a 7” human machine interface terminal featuring RISC-based open architecture for easy integration and deployment. The commercial-off-the-shelf technologies are utilized to meet their increasing demands for easy to use HMI’s offering a lower total cost of ownership for printing, labeling and packaging machine industries. The GOIT750 operator interface terminal powered by Windows CE 6.0 operating system provides

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RIU Subsystem Adapts On-the-Fly to Fit Different System Profiles

December 22, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc., has released the A175, a rugged, self-contained, EMC/EMI-protected Remote Interface Unit (RIU) I/O expansion subsystem that provides dynamic mission profile reprogramming. The subsystem uses

Plug-in Network Module Offloads Internet Tasks

December 22, 2011 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WIZ820io from Saelig is a plug-in network module that offloads Internet tasks to a mini-board that includes WIZnet's popular W5200 IC (TCP/IP hardwired chip + PHY), a mag-jack (RJ45 with transformer) and other peripheral logic.

MLCCs Offer Minimum Capacitance Values Up to 470 pF

December 22, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has increased the minimum capacitance values for its VJ HVArc Guard surface-mount X7R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs). For lower capacitance values, the company offers a

Hardware-Software Test Offering Supports DO-178 Systems

December 22, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has integrated its tool suite with National Instruments LabVIEW Virtual Instruments. The LDRA-NI solution offers hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, a technique used to develop and test the complex real-time embedded systems commonly

Absolute Rotary Encoders Target DeviceNet and Ethernet-IP-based Systems

December 21, 2011 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's OPTOCODE absolute rotary encoders are available with full support for DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP interface standards. This ensures that these devices can be readily integrated into control systems based on Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley and Schneider PLC’s, providing

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Sixteenth-brick Power converters Suit Low-profile Applications

December 21, 2011 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two new isolated DC/DC power converters that come in an industry-standard sixteenth-brick form factor and deliver an output current up to 20 A, or an output power equivalent to

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jon Devlin of LSI on Next-Generation Networks

December 20, 2011 7:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Jon Devlin, Director of Ecosystem Enablement for the Networking Components Division of LSI about high-performance next-generation networks.

Initiative Launched to Create Open Standard for Computer Vision

December 20, 2011 5:54 am | News | Comments

The Khronos Group today announced a new initiative to create an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications.

Software Tools Optimized for TriCore Microcontrollers in Complex Automotive Applications

December 20, 2011 4:12 am | News | Comments

Wind River is collaborating with Infineon Technologies as part of a multi-year partnership to extend its integrated software tools portfolio by optimizing Wind River Diab Compiler for the TriCore microcontroller architecture

SBC Touts High Extension Flexibility and Intel Atom N455

December 19, 2011 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the arrival of MIO-2260. Designed with the Intel Atom N455 single core processor and DDR3 memory support, this embedded single board computer (SBC) measures 100 mm x 72 mm (same dimension as 2.5” Hard Disk) which is

Ethernet IO Modules Tout Fast Start-up

December 16, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced new Brad HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules with QuickConnect (QC) and Fast Start-Up (FSU) technologies to provide a reliable solution for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices

Photonic Chip Paves Way to Programmable Quantum Processors

December 16, 2011 4:36 am | News | Comments

A multi-purpose optical chip which generates, manipulates and measures entanglement and mixture has been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics.

ETX Module Supports DDR3, Offers Desirable Flexibility

December 15, 2011 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the release of SOM-4463 B1 with further upgraded features, including support for DDR3 memory, a higher memory capacity up to 4 GB, compatibility with 24-bit LVDS, an additional

Yassir Ali of Atmel on the Touch Interface

December 15, 2011 4:48 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Yassir Ali of Atmel on the Touch Interface and discuss their maXStylus technology, an active stylus solution for tablets and smartphones.

Scalable One-piece Board-to-Board Connector Touts Design Flexibility

December 13, 2011 1:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity introduced a sleek, one-piece compressive board-to-board connector that enables connecting to a gold-plated secondary board by compression of the contacts. This connector is scalable in a number of positions, height and pitch, to enhance design

PMICs are presented as the smallest for solid state drives

December 13, 2011 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a family of tiny, single-chip, power management integrated circuits (PMICs) for powering all the supply rails in solid state drives (SSDs), hybrid drives and other Flash memory management applications. The new LM10504, LM10503 and LM10506 PMICs feature

BLDC Fan Motor Driver Features Resistor-Programmable, Sensorless Sinusoidal Architecture

December 13, 2011 7:39 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its sinusoidal, sensorless, 3-phase BLDC fan motor driver portfolio with the MTD6505 — a standalone, resistor-programmable driver that enables

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