Comms, Computing and Control
Standalone PIC programmer for maximum flexibility
Kanda has added a new standalone PIC microcontroller programmer to their handheld programmer range. These new programmers can store up to 32 different programs with different PIC microcontrollers, and have a LCD and simple keypad to make program selection easy. Once loaded from PC, they are completely portable and include a battery charger.
Don’t make your bricks out of ice
The recent high profile data security problems we have witnessed in the UK have highlighted the issues involved in using high street consumer memory products in engineering applications. When building a house, we don't use ice as the construction material; we go for bricks and mortar which will stand the test of time. Similarly, when selecting components for a new device we should choose those with a healthy lifespan, which will not 'melt away' before the product comes to market.
Virtex-6 VPX and CompactPCI Cards Combine Performance and Flexibility
4DSP LLC announced the release of the VP680 and FC6301 Virtex-6 FPGA cards. These products, available in 3U VPX and CompactPCI form factors, offer an FPGA Mezzanine Card site that fully supports the 4DSP's FMC series of high speed digitizers and signal generators as well as third party products compliant to the VITA 57.1 FMC standard. This I/O flexibility is further enhanced by BLAST sites with advanced memory configurability.
Haivision's Giacalone to Speak on Understanding the Real Costs of Digital Signage at Digital Signage Expo 2011
Haivision Network Video, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that Louis D. Giacalone, founder of CoolSign, will be presenting TCO: Understanding the Real Costs of Digital Signage at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at Digital Signage Expo 2011. Giacalone, a well-known innovator in digital media, joined Haivision with the company's purchase of CoolSign and its digital signage technology. Digital Signage Expo 2011 will take place May 24-26 in Messe Essen, Essen, Germany.
New ISA Half-Size CPU Board with Legacy ISA Supporting
Acrosser Technology Co. Ltd, global professional industrial embedded computer manufacturer, announces AR-B8172, a new ISA half-size CPU board with DM&P Votrex86DX 800MHz SoC and 256MB DDRII memory.
Atlona Now Shipping New AT-DVI4-100SR DVI Extender Kit With Bi-Directional IR, RS-232, and Ethernet Pass Through
Atlona Technologies today announced that the company is now shipping its AT-DVI4-100SR DVI extender kit. The perfect solution for remotely located DVI sources such as computers, video codecs, and matrix switchers, the AT-DVI4-100SR provides reliable extension of full, uncompressed 48-bit video up to 350 feet at 4Kx2K resolution (four times the resolution of 1080p) over a single Cat 5/6/7 cable. Featuring HDBaseT technology, the unit offers bi-directional RS-232, IR, and Ethernet pass through.
ADLINK Technology présente la PICMG 1.3 SHB dotée du processeur IntelCore i7 de 2ème génération et du chipset Q67 Express
ADLINK Inc (TAIEX: 6166), un des fournisseurs leaders en matière de blocs de construction industriels, lance la toute nouvelle carte mère (SHB) format PICMG®1.3 full-size NuPRO-E340. Cette carte de ADLINK utilise le processeur quad-core de 2ème génération Intel®Core™ i7 fonctionnant à des vitesses de cœur allant jusqu'à 3,4 GHz avec le chipset Intel®Q67 Express PCH et prend en charge les dernières interfaces de transfert de données à haute vitesse, telles que les USB 3.0 et SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA III).
Artila M-502 System on Module Chosen as Editor’s Choice Product
The M-502 Industrial Linux-based ARM9 System on Module, designed by Artila Electronics, was selected for an Editor's Choice award in PC/104 and Small Form Factors Magazine's Spring 2011 issue. Artila Electronics is the leading designer and manufacturer of Linux-ready ARM9 industrial solutions, and M-502 is the new generation of Artila's SoM product selection.
ATC Semitec - Interchangeable (RT Curve-Matched) NTC Thermistors
ATC Semitec's SP interchangeable series is a range of NTC thermistors that offers very high precision (±0.2°C 0~70C or better) at significantly lower pricing to that of existing interchangeable NTCs.
SeaPAC R9 8.4in Touchscreen Computer Deliver RISC Performance & Extended Temperature Range
The SeaPAC R9-8.4 combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4" TFT LCD to create a wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat panel computer perfect for a variety of HMI and control applications. Featuring new LED backlight technology, the system offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30° to +70°C with no heaters or cooling fans required.
ACAL samples Amphenol Spider Ethernet Military Switches
ACAL Technology is sampling Amphenol's new series of Ethernet switches designed to deliver higher speeds and Ethernet connectivity in military and other extreme applications. The Spider Ethernet switches are available in managed and unmanaged versions from 10 Megabit to 10 Gigabit and feature a modular design which combines ports for MIL-DTL-38999 (Series III) connectors and Ethernet. They are designed for harsh applications such as portable military equipment, rugged networks and avionic or shipboard systems.
PMC-Sierra’s HyPHY enables FiberHome to deliver breakthrough multi-service convergence over OTN
PMC-Sierra, Inc has announced that FiberHome, one of China's leading fiber-optic communications equipment providers, has selected PMC-Sierra's HyPHY chipset for its FONST Series family of WDM optical transmission solutions.
Acrosser Launches Green network Security Platform with 8 x Giga bps LAN ports and RAID Function
ACROSSER Technology, a world-leading networking communication designer and manufacturer, launches AR-R5800 networking platforms based on Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo cores processor. They feature a 1U rack mount chassis, maximum 4GB DDR3 memory, 8 x GbE LAN ports, 2 x LAN bypass, PCI expansion slot, 4 x USB ports, 2 x SATA HDD and console port.
Vecow VMX-200 Video Capture Card Upgrades Linux SDK Support Now
Vecow Co., Ltd., a pioneer in the application fields of industrial automation, high-speed data acquisition, motion control, medical and home automation and video surveillance, today unveils the advancement Linux SDK support for VMX-200 Video Capture Card Series. Upgrading Linux SDK reinforces Fedora, Ubuntu, and Scientific for efficient software program development with v4l2 API support.
Leading Singapore Based Systems Integrator Uses NEXCOM Digital Signage Player for Multi-Display Advertising Deployments
A Singapore based company which provides professional digital signage solutions and system integration service in the region, has recently selected NEXCOM's NDiS 540 series digital signage players as their digital signage platform on a number of projects. The company aims to provide real time messaging, as well as mission critical and highly sensitive information display systems. To meet the company's requirements NEXCOM provided the integrator with a high-end, ultra-reliable digital signage player capable of playing multiple display outputs with high quality multimedia content.
Green Hills Software Releases Updated Platform for Secure Networking
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced significant updates to its Platform for Secure Networking. These updates include a powerful new multicore communications API, fast path network packet optimization, support for native and virtualized third party Linux™ operating systems, and comprehensive optimizations for Freescale Semiconductor's QorIQ multicore networking processors.
Touch-screen panel PC family for food processing environment offers customisable and easily replaceable front panel
Input device specialist Hoffmann + Krippner has developed a family of 10.4-inch touch-screen industrial PCs that meet the needs of modern food processing environments. Models in the flex-IPC® M series allow for rapid and easy front panel replacement and support cost-effective panel customisation in order volumes as low as just 20 units. Further flexibility comes from Hoffman + Krippner's ability to provide the custom, stainless steel enclosures demanded by the food processing industry.
Expansion Modules Address SBC Form Factor Fragmentation
Diamond Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of compact, rugged, embedded computing solutions for real-world applications in a broad range of markets, today unveiled a new family of I/O expansion modules for systems based on single-board computers (SBCs) that expand using either PCI/104-Express, PC/104-Plus, or SUMIT-ISM.
Managed 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Matches PC/104 Footprint
Diamond Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of compact, rugged, embedded computing solutions for real-world applications in a broad range of markets, today unveiled Epsilon, a managed Layer 2 managed Ethernet switch module offering eight 10/100/1000Mbps copper twisted pair ports on a PC/104 form-factor board. Epsilon can be used standalone, without any connection to a single board computer, or in conjunction with a host CPU.
Kontron 2.5-inch Pico-ITX embedded single board computer with AMD Embedded G-Series
The new Kontron 2.5-inch Pico-ITX embedded single board computer (SBC) KTA55/pITX is Kontron's smallest SBC platform based on the AMD Embedded G-Series with Fusion technology.
GL Announces Linux Drivers & APIs
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of Linux Driver Support for Universal T1 E1 and OC-3/12 STM-1/4 Cards. Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the company said," The Internet as we know it today would not exist without open source software, a model based on collaborative software development available free to anyone. Its roots are in academia, colleges, and universities where open and free exchange of ideas (and software) is a way of life. The Internet is powered by open source, like Linux, Apache, TCP/IP, DNS, PHP, the list is endless."
Pulse Electronics - First Dual Central Office VDSL2 Splitter Module
Pulse Electronics introduced the first dual central office VDSL2 splitter module. The B8891DVNL combines two central office (CO) splitter modules onto one platform. This compact configuration increases available printed circuit board space by 40% while reducing the component count, resulting in new possibilities for high density board applications. Designers can increase the number of channels, potentially increasing a 24 channel CO splitter board to a 48 channel board, while maintaining the same printed circuit board dimensions, or can get the same functionality from a much smaller circuit board.
Huawei Unveils the World's First 200G High-Speed Line Card for Routers
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the launch of the world's first 200G line card for high-end router. This high-performance line card strengthens Huawei's high-end router clustering capabilities and will enable operators worldwide to deploy ultra-broadband networks over which users can enjoy high-quality cloud computing, mobile broadband, and HD video services.
VXFabric support and 16GByte RAM option propel the Kontron 6U VPX dual processor node VX6060 into deployed embedded platforms
Kontron has announced today the immediate availability of an additional SKU of its 6U VPX dual processor node VX6060 with 16 GByte soldered ECC RAM; several significant programs are already utilizing a cluster of these powerful processor nodes.
Napatech and Spirent Communications demonstrate 40G Virtualized Data Centre Performance at Interop 2011
Napatech and Spirent Communications will be jointly demonstrating one of the industry's first data center virtualization environments supporting 40G Ethernet (GbE) server interfaces. The live demo, featured at booth #739 during Interop Las Vegas, May 10 – 12, will showcase the performance and scalability capabilities of virtualized data centers at 40G speeds.
AGT - Device monitors temperature and reports back by SMS text message or by email.
The AGT GSM Temperature Monitor is a remote controlled device that can monitor temperature and report back by SMS text message or by email. It will respond with the current temperature when sent a text message, and will automatically send warnings when pre-set temperature limits are exceeded. Also, it has a "Ring Out" mode, where it will dial up to 10 telephone numbers to 'ring the phone' The incoming caller ID tells the receiver that the AGT is calling with a temperature issue.
Avalue - MPC-42W5 ultra-slim intelligent energy-saving digital signage computer
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), the global leader e-service platform provider, is focusing on providing total embedded solution to global customers. Avalue has introduces the MPC-42W5 - a digital signage computer for large size installation, which designed with Intel® Atom™ D525 dual-core processor.
Pentek - High Channel Count Software Radio Module Targets Toughest Radar, UAV and Communication Apps
Pentek announced its latest addition to the popular Cobalt family of Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA boards, the Model 71662 four channel, 200 MHz, 16-bit data acquisition board with built-in digital down converters (DDCs).
X2O Media's Xpresenter Xe Dynamic DS Platform Powers Age.Net at Parkway Senior Center in New York
X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for professional digital signage applications, today announced that its Xpresenter™ Xe Dynamic DS digital signage solution is powering the Age.Net senior health and wellness digital delivery system at the Parkway Senior Center in Utica, New York, part of the Oneida County Office for Aging & Continuing Care.
New Framegrabber Available From STEMMER IMAGING
STEMMER IMAGING can now offer the VisionSD4+1 framegrabber, the latest addition to Datapath's family of PCI Express x4 framegrabber cards. VisonSD4+1 allows the simultaneous capture of a high-resolution DVI-I or HDMI source with up to four standard video sources and is ideally suited to medical technology, presentation technology (such as the assembly of video conference systems), and for maritime navigation.
New Products From X2O Media at CETW 2011
At CETW 2011, X2O Media will launch a new version of its Xpresenter™ vClips video kiosk powered by the company's next-generation NITRO graphics platform. With NITRO, the latest version of vClips combines new dynamic display capabilities, including a 3D video carousel that displays HD videos, with simple on-screen navigation.
ADLINK Technology Introduces High-speed 200 MS/s 14-bit PCI Express Digitizer
ADLINK Technology, Inc. (TAIEX:6166), a leading provider of test and measurement products and platforms, announced the release of the PCIe-9842, their PCI Express digitizer providing an impressive 200 MS/s sampling rate of 14 bits of data across one channel. The PCIe-9842 is specifically designed for applications such as light detection and ranging (LIDAR) tests, optical fiber tests, and radar signal acquisition. Its 100 MHz bandwidth analog input is designed to receive ±1V high-speed signals with 50 Ω impedance. With this simplified front-end design and highly stable onboard reference, the PCIe-9842 provides not only high-accuracy measurement results but also delivers high-dynamic performance.
Dual GigE Technology Doubles Standard GigE Bandwidth to 240 MB/s
This provides the perfect solution for applications that require excellent image quality and high frame rates simultaneously. Thanks to the new interface technology, the images with resolutions from 1 to 8 megapixels and frame rates of up to 120 fps are transferred to the PC via standard GigE interface boards.
Amplicon Extending the Limits of Ethernet
Amplicon has introduced the new Model 2173 Ethernet Extender capable of increasing the distance of Ethernet over copper cabling faster and further than ever before.
Flanged LVDTs provide integrity for pressure vessel measurements
Measurement specialists RDP Electronics Ltd are often called on to provide flanged or seal threaded versions of their Linear Variable Displacement Transformers (LVDTs) for displacement measurement in pressure vessels.
Advantech Chooses PLX PCI Express Switches for Connectivity Based on Texas Instruments’ TMS320C6678 Multicore DSP
PLX Technology announced PLX PCI Express (PCIe) switches are designed into the latest Advantech add-in cards based on Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) new TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processor (DSP), allowing cross-functionality into multiple new market segments.
AIS Releases a 12.1” User Interface Terminal Supporting RS-485 Data Acquisitions Modules Utilizing the Modbus Protocol for Packaging Processing Machines and Equipment Applications
American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of 12.1 PC-based user interface terminal, 4 channel isolated digital input and 4 channel relay output, 2 channel counter / frequency input and 8 channel universal analog input data acquisition modules via RS485 supporting the Modbus protocols. RS-485 connection ports allow for flexible expansion and easy integration into HMI, SCADA, packaging, processing machines and equipment applications.
AIS Releases a Low Cost Web-Based Operator Panel Equipped with Energy-Efficient Technology for Building Automation Systems
American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of a low cost 10.1 Web-based Operator Panel. This web-based operator panel pc is equipped with energy-efficient technologies including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability, LED backlights, lower power consumption processors, and fanless cooling systems, making the unit ideal for easy installation and cost-efficient performance.
Advantech selects Innovasic Semiconductor’s RapID Platform for New EtherNet/IP I/O Modules
Innovasic Semiconductor announced that Advantech has selected the Innovasic RapID Platform and fido1100 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution to provide EtherNet/IP connectivity in their new ADAM-6100 series of real-time Ethernet I/O modules for factory automation.
Integration of access points and clients in Profinet and Ethernet/IP networks
Belden has announced the release of HiLCOS 8.50, a new version of its established WLAN firmware from the Hirschmann™ product range. Like its predecessors, this firmware is fully compliant with the European 5 GHz standard (EN 301893 V1.5.1).