Comms, Computing and Control
National Instruments Expands High-Performance CAN Communication to NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO
National Instruments has announced the NI 9862 C Series high-speed controller area network (CAN) module, the newest addition to the NI-XNET family of high-performance interfaces designed to communicate with embedded networks. The module expands the NI-XNET family to the NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO hardware platforms and introduces CAN support to NI CompactDAQ. The NI 9862 provides sustained transfer rates up to 1 Mbit/s and includes similar advantages of other NI-XNET PCI and PXI interfaces including hardware-accelerated messaging, onboard frame processing and communication with 100 percent bus loads without dropped frames.
Microscan Introduces Three New Machine Vision Innovations
Microscan, a global leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, introduces the AutoVISION family of machine vision products. The product line includes the Vision HAWK and Vision MINI smart cameras, as well as the new AutoVISION machine vision software interface. The technology aims to simplify the set-up and deployment of machine vision applications, while providing a powerful tool set for reliable, high performance inspection and identification.
X2O Media's David Wilkins to Address Content Strategies at 2011 Digital Signage Conference
X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced that company President and CEO David Wilkins will present Digital Signage Software: Can't Live Without It at the 2011 DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference in Orlando, Fla. Wilkins will be presenting in Session III: Go-to-Market Strategies, taking place from 1 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Picochip powers Contela second-generation femtocell for SK Telecom’s data-only rollout
Picochip has been chosen to supply the technology for the second wave of femtocell access points from Contela, used by Korea's SK Telecom (SKT) for data offload. Building on the success of Contela's first-generation data-only product, also based on Picochip technology, the new 2FA combines a 16-user 'dual-carrier' HSPA+ femtocell with Wi-Fi in an integrated access point. SKT will deploy the 2FA in high-traffic areas such as cafés, shopping malls, train stations, offices and apartment blocks.
Micron - Fast Enterprise Solid-State Storage System Featuring PCI Express
Micron Technology announced a new portfolio of PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state storage systems, the RealSSD P320h solid-state drive (SSD) series. This new RealSSD P320h series delivers extreme performance and endurance demanded by data-intensive enterprise applications including cloud computing, high-performance computing, data analytics, business intelligence, and video on demand. These new forms of data storing, accessing and sharing are quickly challenging the typical enterprise storage model of spinning disks, presenting great opportunity for PCIe SSDs.
RedMere Launches Asia’s Most Portable Micro-HDMI Cable for Tablets and Smartphones
RedMere, a leading supplier of smart active cable solutions, has announced the launch of Asia's first ever ultra-thin, portable High Speed Micro-HDMI cables for ultra-portable devices such as the smartphone, tablet, digital camera and camcorder with BUFFALO KOKUYO SUPPLY INC in Japan. RedMere and BUFFALO KOKUYO SUPPLY INC successfully introduced Japan's first ever smart ultra-slim HDMI cables with an embedded booster for use in home theatre, PCs, PC peripherals, satellite box and gaming high definition and 3D TV applications late last year.
RedMere Announces New Ultra-High Speed 18Gbps Booster Module for Next Generation HDMI Cables at Computex
RedMere announced that it has developed a revolutionary ultra-high speed HDMI module, the PRA1701. This 18Gbps self-powered booster module future-proofs all HDMI connectivity needs and ensures that audiences can engulf their viewing senses in 3D-HD and immersive interactive entertainment applications.
Apacer debuts fifth-generation Industrial CF Card
Data safety in storage devices has been the prime concern of enterprise users - in particular for industrial enterprises. To assist users in protecting data in such storage devices, Apacer Technology Inc., the global leader in memory module, today unveiled the fifth-generation industrial CF card featuring a write-protection design for data storage safety. The lock switch on the bottom side of the memory card prevents data from being tampered. Committed to safeguarding data for industrial enterprise s, Apacer brings the data storage solution to a new level.
X2O Media's Xpresenter Digital Signage Platform Integrates Intel® AIM Suite
X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced that it will be demonstrating the integration of Intel® AIM Suite (Audience Impression Metrics) technology with its Xpresenter™ digital signage software for digital out-of-home (DOOH) displays. Intel AIM Suite's audience measurement system allows Xpresenter users to analyze the audience and automatically adapt content in real time to target the viewer demographic, while tracking content effectiveness and return on investment with greater accuracy.
Software Optimization Advances Power Efficiencies in Global Telecom Solutions
Maximize Hardware Investment by Achieving 32 Percent Power Savings
Marvell Introduces New Link Street Switches with Energy Efficient Ethernet and Audio Video Bridging Support
Marvell announced three new additions to its Link Street Ethernet family, providing Fast and Gigabit Ethernet solutions for low-cost, power-sensitive applications. The Marvell® 88E6352, 88E6250 and 88E6220 all feature integrated PHYs that support the 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard as well as a number of advanced features, including Wake-on-LAN (WoL), an integrated Power-On Reset controller and Power Monitor.
Marvell Announces Ultra-Low-Power 40nm Quad 10GBASE-T PHYs
Marvell announced the 88X3140 and 88X3120 Alaska X PHYs, designed to offer breakthrough benefits to switch, server and storage customers.
Marvell Introduces OpenFlow-enabled Switches
Marvell announced the availability of an OpenFlow-enabled, fully featured switching solution based on Marvell's award-winning networking control stack and the Prestera family of packet processors. Marvell's new OpenFlow switches support 1GbE, 10GbE and 40GbE port configurations.
Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader Dramatically Accelerates Digital Workflow
Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the new Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, a high-performance card reader that enables professional and advanced amateur photographers and videographers to maximize their workflow with blazing-fast transfer speeds. The reader leverages SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) technology to deliver high-speed performance that supports the latest CompactFlash® (CF) UDMA, Secure Digital Extended Capacity™ (SDXC)**, and SD Ultra High Speed-I (UHS-I) memory cards. The versatile reader is also backwards compatible with standard CF, SD™, and Secure Digital High Capacity™ (SDHC) memory cards and USB 2.0 host devices.
Korenix MSR Redundant Ring & VRRP Router Redundancy in JetBox series Embedded PoE / Routing Platforms ensure Reliable and Highest Quality Industrial Networking!
Korenix now offers JetBox series powerful multifunctional computers with the MSR Network Redundancy technology to guarantee the highest reliability of your transmitted data. Integrated in an optional CF card, the MSR enables JetBox users to have non-stop data transmission without link loss and data failure through its unique capability - less than 5ms recovery time and ZERO ms seamless restoration.
Korenix to exhibit its Complete Industrial Certified Data Communication solutions at COMPUTEX 2011 from May 31~June 4
Korenix is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the world's second largest IT event, the Computex Taipei from May 31st to June 4th. Korenix's complete industrial networking and computing solutions will be showcased at Booth L701~L704 in Nankang Exhibition hall giving an insight to the certified solutions that easily fit in various vertical markets, such as Power Substation and Mining application, Railway industry and Bus surveillance, Intelligent Traffic Control Systems and much more other industries.
JetCon 2300 series --- Single and Dual Channel Ruggedized Media Converters with multi-forwarding modes extend up to 30KM High-performance data in Industrial Applications
Korenix offers JetCon 2300 series Industrial Media Converters with outstanding hardware functions, up to 4 forwarding modes and exclusive 1 and 2 channel interface designs to perfectly match your specific application needs of speed, size and scalability. The converters with single-mode (JetCon 2301-s / 2302-s) and multi-mode (JetCon 2301-m / 2302-m) fiber optic ports are available for extending high-performance, non-stop data respectively to 2KM and 30KM distance.
Modbus-to-SNMP function now supported in JetBox 9300 series Networking Computers for Cost-effective and Easy Cloud Data Center Monitoring
Korenix is pleased to announce that Modbus to SNMP gateway is now supported in its JetBox 9300 / 9310 series Router Computers for providing simple data center monitoring in cloud computing networks. Working as a gateway between Modbus RTU and SNMP, the JetBox series now can act as integrated solutions enabling users to provide data center monitoring, automation control via Modbus connection and status monitoring via SNMP. The two functions in one box, as a result, greatly save costs and simplify network maintenance.
3U OpenVPX PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch offers applications up to ten times more bandwidth
Today Kontron announced the 3U OpenVPX PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch VX3905 which delivers extremely high transfer rates in centralized VPX and OpenVPX platforms. With up to 4 x 6 Gen1/Gen2 PCIe backplane ports for the data plane, it provides ten times the I/O bandwidth found in systems deploying today and paves the way for a new generation of high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications. OEMs will benefit from flexible OpenVPX system designs, which enable application-specific configurations through centralized COTS backplanes. Owing to the open configurability of the Kontron VX3905, system developers can minimize development time and cost for specific system designs while enabling the re-use of these designs for other applications.
PMC-Sierra’s POLO 40G breakthrough technology enables volume deployments of 40Gb/s coherent networks
PMC-Sierra today announced the industry's most advanced 40Gb/s System-on-Chip (SoC) solution for coherent optical networking. The PM6373 POLO 40G's innovative technology enables volume deployments of 40Gb/s coherent for metro, regional and long-haul network build-outs. This advanced SoC architecture doubles line card density and reduces power consumption by more than 50 percent when compared to 40G non-coherent network deployments.
Pentek Brings Power of Cobalt Virtex-6 Family to CompactPCI System Designs
Pentek, Inc., today announced that its highly popular Cobalt board family is now available for use in CompactPCI (cPCI) systems. The migration to cPCI gives system designers full access to Pentek's advanced modular technology, which features high-performance signal acquisition and the processing power of Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs.
Brad Direct-Link Industrial Ethernet Switches from Molex
Molex introduced a B series of managed and unmanaged Brad Direct-Link Ethernet Switches that provides reliable and robust performance across complex industrial networks in a wide range of control and monitoring functions.
Crucial 16GB Very Low Profile Server Modules Help Reduce Power Consumption and Cooling Costs
Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced Crucial 16GB DDR3-1066MHz Very Low Profile (VLP) RDIMM memory modules, commonly used in blade servers and to run memory intensive applications such as server virtualisation. With a PCB height of only 18.75mm, the VLP form factor is designed to reduce the space taken by memory and allow for greater airflow through the body of the server, assisting in the reduction of thermal power consumption and ultimately contributing to reduced cooling costs. Additionally, the new 16GB density enables data centre managers to increase total memory density per server and improve overall system performance.
Direct-drive ACT series linear actuators provide notable alternative to screw or belt driven designs
Aerotech's new ACT series linear actuators are based on a cost-effective uncomplicated design featuring ultra smooth brushless linear servomotors, sub micron level encoder feedback and heavy duty linear guide bearings in demanding high throughput / high accuracy positioning applications for parts handling, assembly, dispensing, pick and place, non-contact inspection and scanning.
Lanner Releases 16 Port Freescale Driven 1U Network Appliance
Lanner Electronics announced Lanner's latest low power consuming network processing platform (NPU) based around the quad-core Freescale P2040/41- the MR-630. With up to 16 GbE LAN ports, two management ports and a variety of customizable options, the MR-630 is positioned to be the leader of the NPU marketplace.
Lanner Partners with X2O Media to Offer Three All-in-One Digital Signage Systems
Lanner Electronics, Inc., today announced that it has partnered with X2O Media to create three distinct all-in-one digital signage platforms. Lanner's LEC-7020, LEC-7100, and LEC-7900 fanless, embedded computer systems now integrate X2O Media's Xpresenter™ Xe software to provide users with complete, turnkey digital signage solutions for a wide variety of applications.
Xilinx Expands Portfolio for Meeting Critical High-Bandwidth and QoS Enterprise, Data Center, and Service Provider 100G System Needs
Xilinx announced a major expansion of its communications portfolio to accelerate the industry's implementation of new packet processing, switching, and traffic management solutions for meeting the exponential growth in demand for high-bandwidth and feature-reach quality of service (QoS). The expansion includes the acquisition of Modelware, a leading provider of traffic management/packet processing silicon intellectual property (IP) cores and reference designs that simplify system development and enable greater differentiation for networking applications supporting 10G, 40G, 100G and beyond. Along with the expansion, Xilinx is introducing the industry's first Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based 100G traffic management reference design to help customers speed their evaluation and implementation of high bandwidth packet processing applications.
Huawei Launches xDSL Cards with Unparalleled Port Density
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today launched two types of copper access cards with unparalleled port density: the 48-port COMBO card and the 64-port VDSL2 card. These products will enhance solutions in public switched telephone network (PSTN) migration and broadband access, and will enable operators to decrease OPEX by reducing room size by 30 to 50 percent.
Atlona - Passive Wall Plate and Box-Style VGA Extenders
Atlona Technologies today introduced new passive wall plate and box-style VGA extenders that send perfect video signals over a single low-cost Cat 5/6/7 cable up to 330 feet at resolutions up to 1280x1024. For simple setup the extenders are plug-and-play solutions, requiring no drivers or software, and do not rely on an external power source. The devices are compatible with any computer, making them the perfect solution for classrooms, offices, data centers, training rooms, and many other use cases in which computers must be located remotely from the user's display.
Axiomtek’s IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 Compliant 16-port 10/100Base-TX Managed Harden Ethernet Switch with 2-port Combo Gigabit for Substation Automation- iCON-83000
Axiomtek today introduced iCON-83000 16-port 10/100Base-TX managed hardened Ethernet switch with 2 combo Gigabit ports, which fully complies with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards for substation automation applications, NEMA TS1 & TS2 for traffic control systems and EN50121-4 for railway applications. The iCON-83000 is designed to integrate 10/100 Mbps networks into fiber optic Gigabit backbones. To provide non-stop Ethernet connection, the iCON-83000 supports intelligent α-Ring technology which provides fast network recovery within 15ms. This hardened industrial Ethernet switch features an IP30 protected housing with slim form factor (84 x 125 x 145 mm), a wide operating temperature range (-40°C to +75°C), DIN-rail or panel mounting capability, and redundant power inputs to give users greater flexibility for a variety of industrial automation applications.
Tower-XL Stores More 13 Reels
The new Tower-XL from Essemtec offers 70 percent more space for 13 reels than a conventional Tower, and is only 12 cm (4.7) wider.
Radisys Introduces 40G ATCA Packet Processing Module Designed to Meet the Diverse Requirements of Next-Generation LTE Networks
RadiSys announced the Promentum ATCA-7240, the third-generation of products based on the Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) OCTEON® family of multi-core processors. The versatile full-duplex 40G packet processing module provides a complete line-rate solution for applications such as Serving Gateways (SGW), Session Border Control (SBC), Security Gateways, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Edge Routers, Media Gateways and Mobility Management Entity (MME) network elements found in the 4G LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
Advantech Boosts Packetarium and ATCA Blade Throughput with Highest Performance Cavium Networks 32-Core OCTEON II® CN6880 Processor
Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a global manufacturer of telecom computing blades and multi-core processor platforms, today announced the new ATCA-7310 and NCPB-2320 Packet Processing Engines (PPE) at Interop 2011.
Cavium Networks 48GHz OCTEON II 32 Core MIPS64® Processor Delivers the Highest Performance and Scalability across Range of Embedded Networking, Security & Compute Applications
Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced today it has delivered its flagship 32-core OCTEON II CN6880 processor to multiple Tier 1 customers building a wide range of wireless and wired infrastructure networking applications.
LSI Enables Content Delivery Networks for Data Centers and Mobile Service Provider Networks
LSI Corporation announced a platform featuring the company's networking and storage solutions to enable content delivery networks (CDN) that bring rich media services to multi-screen environments. The combination of the LSI® Axxia® Network Accelerator, Axxia Media Accelerator and WarpDriveTM SLP-300 solid-state acceleration card provides a programmable platform that brings significant performance, manageability and scalability enhancements to application and content delivery servers.
LSI CacheCade Technology Now Offered with Dell PowerEdge RAID Controllers
LSI announced that LSI CacheCade technology for application I/O performance acceleration is now available with Dell PowerEdgeTM RAID Controller (PERC) H700- and H800-family cards.
PLX Technology - Industry-Leading High-Performance, Low Power, USB 3.0-to-SATA External Storage Controllers
PLX Technology announced a pair of direct attached storage (DAS) SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)-to-SATA controllers -- devices that are essential elements of wired external consumer storage drives. Optimized for bus-powered applications, the new PLX OXU3110 and OXU3111 (with encryption) DAS controllers are ideal for OEM storage designers seeking product differentiation matched with superior performance, a tiny footprint, and very low power. The devices are fully compliant with the USB-IF SuperSpeed specification and published on the forum's exclusive integrators list.
PLX Switches Selected to Provide Unique x16 PCI Express Bandwidth for CPU-GPUs in HP ProLiant Servers
PLX Technology announced that two configurations of PLX ExpressLane PCI Express (PCIe) switches are enabling the high-performance CPU-GPU flexible scale-out in the latest HP ProLiant SL390s G7 4U server platform.
PLX First to Market with Three-Lane PCI Express Gen2 Switch, Adds Four-Lane Device to Industry’s Broadest Portfolio
PLX Technology announced the industry's only three-lane PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen2 switch, and a new four-lane PCIe Gen2 switch, both of which are in the market's smallest 10x10mm QFN packaging. With samples available in early July, the PLX® ExpressLane™ PEX8603 (3 lanes, 3 ports) and PEX8605 (4 lanes, 4 ports) switches offer very low power requirements, down to 0.6W typical, have exclusive optional x1 and x2 port configurations, along with unique debug diagnostic circuitry backed by powerful free software tools.
Interface Masters Introduces Low Cost Quad Port Fiber Gigabit Bypass Server Adapters based on Intel's latest Ethernet controllers 82580 and 82576
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, has announced two low cost 1 Gigabit Quad Port bypass server adapters based on Intel's latest Ethernet controllers, 82580 and 82576. The product family includes Niagara 42284 and 32284, both of which are designed to integrate with PCI-express (PCI-e) based Inline Networking Appliances, including WAN Acceleration, UTM, DPI, SAN and NAS appliances, and IPS Systems, and Security and Monitoring Appliances such as Firewalls, IDS systems, and Analysis Probes. The Niagara 42284 and 32284 server adapters support Multi-Mode or Single-Mode fiber.