Comms, Computing and Control
New Ethernet-based control technology for drives and systems
Drives manufacturer Sprint Electric introduced at the recent SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nuremberg, Germany, an Ethernet-based distributed control system for DC drives. drive.web includes graphical configuration tools that provide diagnostics and configurability of all drives on the network, either locally or remotely via the Internet. The graphical tools allow the full configuration of the drives, provide service diagnostics, full documentation and an operator interface for local control, all without the need for a PLC or supervisory computer.
AIS Releases a 12.1 Operator Interface Terminal Equipped With Isolated RS-232/RS-485 Serial Ports for Industrial Environments
American Industrial Systems, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of a 12.1 rugged operator interface terminal equipped with isolated 2 x RS232 and 2 x RS485 serial ports for industrial automation and data communication networks.
AIS Releases a line of Industrial Touch Screen Panel PC´s featuring a PCI Expansion Slot for Mid-level or Supervisory-level HMI Applications
AIS´ Express II line of HMI operator interface terminals feature a PCI slot for expansion capability, they are available in 10.4, 12.1, 15, and 17 sizes. The pc-based and windows-based touch terminals are suited for plant monitoring, industrial automation, process control and complete system data logging for mid-level and supervisory level HMI applications. The Express II line panel pc´s are powered by the Intel® Atom™ 1.6 GHz processor with 2.5W thermal design power (TDP) and 1.56 TDP to clock speed ratio (W/GHz) which enables a passive and fanless cooling system architecture, ideal for industrial environments.
AIS Releases a Line of Web-Enabled Touch Screen Operator Interface Panels which are InduSoft Certified Hardware to run InduSoft SCADA Software
AIS' HMI operator interface terminal lines are available in 5.7, 7, 10.1, 10.4, 12.1, 15, 17 and 19 and are approved InduSoft certified hardware to run the industry-standard standard InduSoft Web Studio HMI/ SCADA software. All operator terminals feature windows-based & pc-based high performance system processors, memory, and storage, USB, RS232, RS422/485, and Ethernet ports. AIS´ partnership with InduSoft provides innovative tools and complete solutions to rapidly build operator interface, SCADA, HMI or embedded applications and deploy across a wide range of industries including building automation, detention systems, packaging, oil and gas, water treatment, solar, semiconductor and wind power.
Spirent Demonstrates Interoperability of Latest Advances in MPLS & Carrier Ethernet
Spirent Communications plc today announced its continued collaboration with EANTC for interoperability testing of MPLS and Ethernet networks.
ADLINK Technology Announces Extreme Rugged ETX Module Based on the Intel Atom Processor
ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of ruggedized embedded products, announces the Ampro by ADLINK™ ETX-PVR, its latest Extreme Rugged™ ETX Computer-on-Module (COM).
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ASIX has extended the temperature range of its Ethernet switches to a range of -40°C to +75°C.
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VITESSE is a technology leader with a broad product portfolio which includes award-winning Ethernet Switches and PHYs for addressing both copper and fiber-based unmanaged, web-managed, and stackable Gigabit Ethernet system applications with multiple port counts and interface types.
Vecow introduces EC-3000 IntelR Core i7/i5 Fanless Embedded Controller with 5x GbE and 2x eSATA ports
Vecow Co., Ltd today announces the EC-3000 Intel Core i7/i5 Fanless Embedded Controller which is designed for Automated Traffic Enforcement, AOI, Security and Surveillance, Industrial Automation, Digital Signage, and other applications.
ALPS Offers 4.5mm Low-Profile Ring-Type 2-phase Incremental Encoder with Hollow Shaft
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers with its EC35A a low-profile 2-phase incremental-type encoder with 23.6mm hollow shaft for easy setting of signal conditions.
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Intel vPro capable solutions from Kontron provide OEMs with cost-effective solutions for enhanced security, reliability and remote management.
MPE TEMPEST filters prevent covert interrogation of conducted lines
The fact that electronic equipment such as computers and peripherals gives off electromagnetic emanations has long been a concern of the military, governments and commerce. Aimed at information security, filters for TEMPEST, often referred to as Transient ElectroMagnetic Pulse Emanation Standard, prevent eavesdropping on data radiated as signals from computers and peripherals via conducting lines (such as power, telephone or control line cables).
Tailormade EMP & HEMP filters from MPE safeguard vital electronics against pulse threats
For general commercial use, the performance of ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) filters has traditionally been accepted as 60dB at 10kHz rising to 80dB from 100kHz to 1GHz. All lines in these multi-line systems feature high-energy transient suppressors, such as varistors, spark gaps or silicon avalanche diodes, at the input end.
Minicom announces the successful implementation of their Data center RAM solution at Daimler Trucks North America
Minicom Advanced Systems, a leading developer of remote access management and KVM over IP solutions for data centers, announced the successful implementation of their Remote Access Management (RAM) solution at Daimler Trucks North America. A leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, Daimler's brand lineup includes Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit Diesel, Thomas Built buses, and a range of specialized commercial & military vehicles.
Avago Technologies Unveils Market’s First Optical Transceiver Platform with 14-Gbps per Lane Performance
Avago Technologies today announced sample availability for two new fiber-optic transceivers with 14.025-Gbps throughput per lane here at the 2011 Optical Fiber Conference (OFC). The new SFP+ transceiver addresses 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel switches, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and tape drives, as well as inter-switch and inter-chassis aggregated links.
Huawei Launches High-performance AR G3 Access Routers to Meet Multi Services Needs of Enterprises
Huawei today unveiled the AR G3 enterprise access router. The AR G3 access router adopts the latest third-generation router architecture, supports mobile and fixed WAN (wide area network) access and meets the multi-service processing requirements of enterprises.
Axiomtek Introduced Hardened yet Cost-effective DIN-rail Fanless Embedded System, rBOX200, with Intelligent AXView Package
Axiomtek is pleased to introduce cost-effective yet wide-temperature rBOX200 Din-rail fanless embedded system for solutions used in unconstrained thermal environments like power plant automation, facility monitoring systems, manufacturing automation, transportation systems, and more. The cost-effective rBOX200 comes with a low-power AMD LX800 processor with extended temperature range of -40°C to +70°C. Its 8-in/out DIO port provides users with the digital devices connection, and its redundant Ethernet connections provide greater availability and reliability. With its built-in VGA output interface, the rBOX200 is suitable for use with SCADA systems. Besides, multiple built-in serial ports and USB 2.0 ports enable fast data computation and acquisition. To streamline implementation of management applications, Axiomtek has launch 'AXView" monitoring software package for customers to build their own management systems easily and quickly.
Napatech Announces 40G Network Adapter
Napatech today announced the introduction of the world's first 40 Gbps Ethernet adapter for network monitoring and analysis. The NT40E2-1 intelligent network adapter provides a single QSFP-based 40 GbE port and can be used for both packet capture and transmission.
Hoffmann + Krippner’s 10.4-inch touchscreen panel PC family supports low-cost, low volume front panel customisation
Hoffmann + Krippner has launched a family of IP65/NEMA-rated 10.4-inch touch screen industrial PCs that use the company's innovative membrane input technology to support cost-effective front panel customisation in order volumes as low as just 20 units.
Wordsworth Technology introduces the ORing networking range
Wordsworth Technology, a division of Steatite ltd, now offers the new ORing Networking range. This is a complete product line that consists of: * Industrial Ethernet Switches; * Industrial Media Converters; * Industrial Device Servers; * Industrial Wireless Access Points; * Industrial Cellular VPN Routers; * Industrial USB-Over-IP Servers; * Network Management Utility & Accessories
Conduant Introduces the LTX3 Portable High Speed Recorder Powered by StreamStor Amazon Express
Conduant Corporation today introduced its Big River LTX3 Portable Recorder Powered by Amazon Express. It supplies up to 800 megabytes per second of sustained PCI Express recording and playback performance and capacity for mobile, portable or space constrained applications.
Avago Technologies mini-SFP+ Optical Transceivers Increase Port Density for Storage and Ethernet Equipment
Avago Technologies today announced two new fiber-optic transceivers that enable increased port density in Ethernet and storage equipment. The new mini-SFP+ (mSFP) AFBR-54D7APZ transceiver addresses 8-Gbps Fibre Channel for storage applications and the AFBR-703SNZ transceiver targets next-generation 10-Gbps Ethernet equipment designs. Both pluggable modules increase port density by 30 percent over industry-standard SFP+ transceivers, while delivering the same data-transmission performance.
PMC-Sierra expands 6Gb/s ecosystem in the channel with availability of Adaptec by PMC Series 6 RAID controllers
PMC-Sierra Inc today announced that the Adaptec by PMC family of Series 6 RAID controllers will be demonstrated in a 6Gb/s ecosystem at CeBIT 2011. Based on PMC-Sierra's industry-proven SRC 8x6G RoC and ARC RAID stack, the Series 6 delivers performance, scalability and reduced operating costs. The Series 6 also features a unique Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection feature that provides the highest level of maintenance-free data protection.
Huawei iODN Solution Wins Widespread Recognition at FTTH Conference 2011
Huawei recently unveiled and demonstrated its eID-based intelligent optical distribution network (iODN) at the FTTH Conference 2011 held by the FTTH Council Europe in Milan, Italy. The solution won widespread applause from the conference attendees.
Accelerate time-to-market with Kontron's enhanced VPX/OpenVPX ecosystem
Today Kontron announced several additions to its VPX/OpenVPX ecosystem including the Kontron 3U VPX PCI Express and Ethernet hybrid switch VX3905, the Kontron 3U FMC carrier board VX3830, the Kontron 3U XMC/PMC carrier board VX3800 as well as OpenVPX backplanes. With these building blocks, alongside of the new VXFabric IP socket API for data management, Kontron provides a comprehensive VPX ecosystem.
Axiomtek Introduced iCON-47000 IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 Compliant Ethernet Switch for Electric Utility Applications
Axiomtek today introduced iCON-47000 8-port 10/100Base-TX unmanaged hardened Ethernet switch, which fully complies with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards for electric utility applications. The iCON-47000 comes with the flexibility of four to eight 10/100Base-TX RJ-45 ports and two 100Base-FX ports.
Kontron double-width AdvancedMC processor module AM5020 with Intel Core i7 processor technology
Kontron announced today the introduction of its powerful double-width AdvancedMC processor module AM5020. Equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the new Kontron AM5020 can produce an amazing amount of computing power, with up to 2.53 GHz of dual-core performance to run parallel, multi-threaded applications on MicroTCA integrated platforms.
Combined NFC & 2D Reader Simplifies Passenger Processing
At the forefront of the trend towards the convenience of paperless boarding, Access has released a boarding pass reader, the BGR125, which combines NFC/contactless and 2D BCBP reading in one device. The BGR125 is capable of reading contactless media such as NFC enabled mobile phones and contactless frequent flyer cards, offering increased convenience to passengers over printed media and over barcoded boarding passes on mobile phones which, unlike NFC devices, need to be turned on for the document to be available to read.
Broadcom Fuels 10GbE Adoption with World's First Dual-Port 10GBASE-T Adapter with Full Offload
Broadcom unveiled the world's first dual-port 10GBASE-T adapter with full offload capabilities (BCM957712-T). Based on Broadcom's award-winning Ethernet technology, the solution represents innovation honed over multiple generations. Packaged in a low-profile PCI Express® form factor, the solution supports both networking and storage traffic over a single 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connection.
TI’s multistandard wireless base station SoC drives performance and efficiency to record levels
Texas Instruments unveiled a new multistandard wireless base station System-on-Chip (SoC) delivering double the LTE performance and a 2x power/performance improvement over existing macro and compact base station SoC solutions developed in 40-nm process technology. Based on TI's new TMS320C66x digital signal processor (DSP) generation, the TMS320TCI6618 utilizes a strategic design approach that accelerates the well-defined standard aspects of LTE. In addition, the programmable DSP cores allow customer differentiation in advanced techniques such as scheduling and multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) antenna processing.
New accelerometers rumble low frequency vibrations
The CTA306 series of rugged triaxial accelerometers, available from Aptifirst, are especially designed to mechanically filter out vibrations at frequencies over 20Hz, so that low frequency vibrations may be measured accurately in vibrationally noisy environments. Ranges available are ±2g to ±30g, the different axes can be fitted with different ranges if required, and they have an amazing over-range capacity of 20,000g. They allow true inertial measurements on vehicles, and have many other applications in sports dynamics, aerospace, defence, civil engineering, theme parks, marine, offshore, rail and road transport, as well as R&D, materials processing and other manufacturing industries.
First Qseven Module with NVIDIA Tegra290 ARM CPU
With the MSC Q7-NT2, MSC Vertriebs GmbH presents its first ARM processor based Qseven module. The compact module consumes only 5 W typical and is specified for an extended ambient temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The excellent graphics performance of the embedded module allows playback of HD videos and is, among other applications, ideally suited for digital signage.
Huawei Releases Nodal IP and Gb/s IP Microwave Products
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today unveiled the OptiX RTN 980 – the industry's first Nodal IP microwave product to integrate hybrid and pure packet microwave transmissions. Huawei also announced an upgraded version of its OptiX 900 series that provides a throughput of 1 Gb/s per frequency carrier.
Huawei Launches 5-Band 3-Mode 1-Cabinet Solution
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today unveiled its 5-band 3-mode 1-cabinet solution at Mobile World Congress. This solution, which comprises one part of Huawei's SingleRAN@Broad, supports five frequency bands and three radio access technologies (RATs) in a single cabinet, allowing for mobile operators around the world to deploy and operate a single network, converging GSM, UMTS, and LTE. This one network, three features (GSM/UMTS/LTE) concept represents an important trend in mobile network development.
Huawei - First Firewall with Terabit Processing Capability
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today unveiled the Eudemon 8000E (E8000E), the world's first next-generation firewall with Terabit processing capability.
STMicroelectronics Unveils Solution for Modular Smart Meters –Delivering Increased Flexibility, Accuracy and Cost Savings
As installations of smart meters in homes and businesses accelerate globally, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in semiconductors for energy management, has unveiled a new set of metering chips that offer the industry's most accurate and cost-effective solution for next-generation smart meters.
New Safety e-Base delivers advanced production line testing
New specialist software has been developed by Seaward for its Clare HAL range of safety compliance testers which improves production testing times and gives the user greater flexibility. The Safety e-Base http://www.seaward.co.uk/products/industrial-electrical-safety-testing-measurement-equipment/safety-testing/safety-e-base is an advanced PC programme which can be used as an integral part of production line management and control systems, enabling the user to have improved access to data and customise testing to suit individual requirements.
Power Line Communication Application Now Available on the Pulse Electronics Website
Pulse Electronics provides engineers with an application-based sales (ABS) tool for designing power line communication (PLC) applications. The PLC application diagram aligns key Pulse Electronics technology and product lines within the home automation and home networking market segments. Power line communication offers an alternative solution to the existing WiFi/LAN/MoCA local area interfaces transporting home networking data over the 230/110V power line connections to the wide area network (WAN).
Rugged accelerometers can take some punishment
The rugged CTA103 accelerometers from Aptifirst Instrumentation and Technology are able to withstand up to 4,000g of acceleration overload. The MEMS precision capacitative silicon devices that form the cores of the accelerometers are potted in a 30 x 25 x 15mm, IP65 aluminium housing to provide maximum reliability. The transducers are available with either 0.5-4.5V voltage output (CTA103V), or with a 4-20mA current loop output (CTA103A).
AMD and ViVu Showcase Wireless HD Content Streaming Solution Powered by AMD Fusion APUs
AMD and ViVu recently demonstrated for the first time a next-generation, high-definition (HD) content streaming solution powered by AMD technology. The demonstration, which first took place at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featured 720p HD video streaming wirelessly from an AMD-powered notebook PC to a flat panel display and two tablet devices all at once without any additional hardware. The demonstrated technology is based on standards-compliant 802.11n wireless technology, the Adobe Flash Player and a prototype software solution from ViVu, a leader in desktop videoconferencing solutions.