Comms, Computing and Control
4D Systems launches serial-to-VGA graphics engine – uVGA-II(SGC) - providing a powerful graphics solution to any embedded project
4D Systems launched today its new uVGA graphics engine: uVGA-II(SGC). The uVGA-II(SGC) is powered by 4D Labs' popular PICASO-SGC graphic controller and provides a QVGA/VGA/WVGA graphics solution to virtually any embedded project. The module includes powerful built-in graphics, text, image, animation and many more features.Through its serial platform interface it allows users to develop their application fast and easy using their favourite micro-controller and software development tools.
Low-power, Compact Intel Atom D510/D410 Network Appliance with 6 Gigabit LANs for SOHO Users
Axiomtek announced the NA-320, a compact desktop network appliance platform with six Gigabit LAN ports designed for VPN, firewall, UTM, network bandwidth controller, and network management applications. The NA-320 supports the low-voltage Intel® Atom™ processors D510 /D410 1.66GHz with Intel® ICH8M PCH chipset. The device supports a high bandwidth DDR2 SODIMM slot with memory up to 2GB. In order to provide the best network performance, the NA-320 utilizes one 2.5″ SATA HDD and CompactFlash™. Six Gigabit LAN ports with bypass provide high throughput and availability. Additionally, one PCI Express Mini card (USB-type) is available for WiFi wireless card installation. This low-power unit comes in a small package with a height of just 44mm and a weight of 2.5 kg, which can easily fit into any space-limited and harsh environments.
Brainboxes expands it’s Ethernet to Serial range, making network connectivity simple
Brainboxes has recently expanded its product range by introducing Ethernet to Serial devices. The new Brainboxes products are designed to provide easy, fast and reliable connection between Ethernet ports on existing network infrastructure and asynchronous serial interfaces. These sophisticated, easy to use RS232 and RS422/485 device servers will open up a new era in the functionality and reliability of extended networks.
Powerful and Extendable: The New Variants of dSPACE MicroAutoBox II
dSPACE is launching two new variants of its rapid control prototyping platform MicroAutoBox II. Since the summer of 2010, the new-generation MicroAutoBoxes have increased computing power and standard Ethernet interfaces. The two latest additions to the family have even more powerful I/O interfaces on top of that, and one of the two also has an FPGA board for extra extension options. As of the end of 2010, all the variants of MicroAutoBox II will support live data recording (with a flight recorder) via USB mass storage devices.
Korenix Reveals JetNet 3710G – the 8 PoE + 2 Gigabit Switch for High-Speed & Large-Scale Video Surveillance
Korenix announces the release of the new JetNet 3710G series Industrial PoE switch with 8 PoE and 2 gigabit ports specifically designed for large-scale surveillance and video networking applications where high speed connectivity is required for megapixel video transmission.
Huawei Demonstrates IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP Interoperability in EANTC's Tests
Huawei today announced that its routers have successfully completed Internet Protocol/MultiProtocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) and MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) multi-vendor interoperability tests, organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). Huawei is the industry's first provider to offer a single router series that demonstrates interoperability for both IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP.
Huawei Announces World's First Intelligent Optical Distribution Network (iODN) Prototype
Huawei today announced the world's first Intelligent Optical Distribution Network (iODN) prototype. Huawei's iODN offers multiple intelligence functions and enables operators to automatically locate and operate target optical fibers, paving the way for massive fiber to the home (FTTH) rollouts.
Digi X-Grid Solution to Integrate Itron ERT Meters into the Comverge IntelliSOURCE Platform
Digi International today announced that Comverge is using the Digi X-Grid solution to integrate Itron ERT meters into its Intelligent Energy Management platform. The Digi X-Grid solutionis an "Extended Grid" that allows utilities to inform, empower and engage customers through real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of energy devices that exist beyond the electric meter. It enables easy online access of Itron ERT metering data on the Comverge IntelliSOURCE platform. This allows utilities to access real-time actionable energy consumption data using existing investments in AMR meters and network systems.
Digi X-Grid Solution Offers Utilities Expanded Customer Engagement Opportunities with Itron ERT-enabled Homes
Itron ERT meters can now connect instantly to the Smart Grid with Digi International's new ERT/Ethernet Gateway and ERT/Smart Energy Bridge. Introduced today at the Itron Users' Conference in Orlando, Fla., the products enable easy online access to gas, water, and electric metering data for Itron's widely deployed ERT meters. And with Digi X-Grid™ utilities can leverage the data to offer a range of energy management services. The Digi X-Grid™ solutionis an "Extended Grid" that allows utilities to inform, empower and engage customers through real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of energy devices that exist beyond the electric meter.
Sandvik Coromant Announces Innovative Free Machining Calculator App for iPhone and Android Users
Sandvik Coromant has released its latest innovation, a free App designed to provide engineers and machinists with a convenient mobile resource for calculating cutting data. Once downloaded and installed, the App helps users optimize performance of their turning, milling and drilling applications by calculating optimal setting based on a job's unique parameters.
Signatec Releases Its PCIe-Based PX1500-2, One of Industry’s Most Affordable 2-Channel, 1.5 GHz Per Channel High-Speed Digitizers
Signatec Inc. today released the PX1500-2, the most advanced PCIe-based wideband A/D board on the market. The PX1500-2 captures two synchronized analog channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or one channel up to 3 GHz when interleaving the ADC data. 1 GB of on-board memory configured as a large FIFO and a PCIe x8 bus ensures Signatec's PX1500-2 can continuously sustain long recordings at up to 1.4 GB/s through the PCIe x8 bus (both mechanical and electrical) to PC disk storage without any break in the analog record.
IDM680: A Technosoft Intelligent Drive with High-speed EtherCAT Communication
IDM680 is a new Technosoft intelligent servo drive equipped with EtherCAT communication interface. The drive combines the Technosoft solutions' versatility with the Ethernet speed for a centralized control of multi-axis systems. The EtherCAT synchronization capabilities and full bandwidth are very attractive in motion applications where synchronizing a large number of drives is required. It saves installation costs by eliminating both Ethernet start topology and all switches routers and hubs.
Cherry Xana and Xero mice from ZF Electronics combine ergonomic comfort, outstanding performance and stylish good looks
The Xana wired laser mouse and the optical Xero corded mouse share similar housing styles with two completely different but incredibly stylish looks and are designed for optimum user comfort, speed and reliability.
Kontron releases first Cavium OCTEON II AdvancedMC packet processor module
Today at 4G World Kontron unveiled its second generation of AdvancedMC packet processor modules featuring the Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) OCTEON II CN6335 MIPS64 6-core processor. The Kontron AdvancedMC packet processor module AM4211 has already garnered interest from 4G network equipment vendors seeking a faster time to deployment using standards based hardware platforms such as AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA.
Mini Amplifiers take the strain out of gauging!
The ICA In-Cell range of analogue strain gauge amplifiers is designed to fit close to the strain gauge in a load cell or similar sensor in order to provide a reliable, low-noise, cost-effective signal conditioning solution. The ICA range is also an ideal cost-efficient solution in many other OEM, R and D, troubleshooting and process instrumentation applications.
Be in Control of Cabinet Security and Environment
Austin Hughes has recognized the need for a family of competitively priced highly reliable, scalable cabinet access control and monitoring systems to meet today's data centre physical layer security and environmental requirements.
Smart access to CAN field bus with LUA scripting language
Analytica GmbH manufactures and markets CAN-Ethernet-Gateways which feature individual access to CAN field bus by the standard network interface of a personal computer. Access to the CAN bus is usually done by an existing programming interface (API) which can be used in self-created application programs.
dSPACE ControlDesk Next Generation: Everything in One Tool
ControlDesk Next Generation, dSPACE's universal experiment software, is the new all-round tool for the entire development and validation process for electronic control units (ECUs). It covers the fields of rapid control prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, access to vehicle bus systems, ECU calibration and diagnostics, and more. This central experiment software gives users a homogeneous tool environment to work in, reducing the costs of acquisition and maintenance and avoiding errors that arise during tool coupling.
CompactPCI High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Switch enters the market
Amplicon's Industrial Computing division has announced the addition of a new 5-Port CompactPCI high performance Gigabit Ethernet switch to its diverse range of cPCI add-on modules.
MYDATA boosts performance remotely!
To help electronics manufacturers unlock the full potential and profitability of their SMT lines MYDATA is now offering a new service – MYRemote Performance. For users of the service, MYDATA regularly accesses data from their SMT machines, subjects it to expert analysis, and provides recommendations for process improvements.
Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT: One flexible and high-speed storage solution for both, 3U and 6U CompactPCI
Kontron announced a high-speed storage solution for 3U and 6U CompactPCI systems, the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT, which enables OEMS and system integrators to setup powerful and robust storage and RAID solutions in a number of applications such as video surveillance, image processing and infotainment. Thanks to the integrated backplane, the Kontron storage solution can be easily integrated in existing CompactPCI installations, reducing development efforts and time to market.
Embedded System with 6 GbE Network Ports for Vision Control Applications
Lanner Electronics released the LEC-2026, an embedded system with a specialized focus on network capabilities. The LEC-2026 is driven by the N270 Intel Atom and the Intel 945GSE + ICH7M chipset. It supports 6 Intel GbE LAN ports, each with its own network controller, to ensure high throughput for network communication and Vision Control applications. The extended temperature specification and fanless design allows the LEC-2026 to thrive in harsh environments.
Mistral - OpenVPX/VITA-65 Serial RapidIO GEN-2 Switch from Curtiss Wright
Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of complete technology solutions and professional services in the embedded space, today announced the availability of Curtiss Wright's new OpenVPX/VITA-65 compliant VPX6-6902 Serial RapidIO (SRIO) switch card.
Conduction Cooling Augments Legacy PC/104 Market
Diamond Systems Corp., a leading supplier of ruggedized single-board computers (SBCs) and expansion modules for real-world applications, launched today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) the Aurora single board computer (SBC) as a much-needed technological breakthrough in small form factor (SFF) embedded computing. Featuring the 1.6GHz AtomTM Z530 processor from Intel, Aurora combines US-based rugged design know-how with advanced manufacturing process techniques to achieve a rich feature set in the tiny 3.6x3.8 PC/104 form factor. Best of all, Aurora uses a simple yet unprecedented thermal design among stackable SBCs to reduce size, weight and power and cost (SWaPaC) compared to legacy VME and PC/104 SBCs.
NeoPhotonics Announces General Availability of Its Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for 100 Gbps Coherent Transmission Systems
NeoPhotonics today announced at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) the general availability of its Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for 100 Gbps DWDM transmission systems. The ICR is an integrated intradyne receiver based on NeoPhotonics' Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology.
PLX Technology Partners with Tuxera to Deliver High-Performance File System Suite
Tuxera Inc., the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Linux, Android, Mac and other platforms, today announced close collaboration with PLX Technology, the industry's leading consumer storage controller provider for network attached storage (NAS) devices. Tuxera and PLX are working together to ensure that the Tuxera File System Suite, which includes Tuxera NTFS, exFAT and HFS+, are fully optimized for high-speed storage designs using PLX® NAS solutions.
PLX Showcases World’s First PCI Express Gen 3 Switch Running over Optical Cable at Intel Developer Forum
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leader in connectivity solutions for the data center and the home, today announced the live demonstration of the world's only PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen 3 switch moving data at eight gigabits per second/per lane over optical fiber in conjunction with a powerful new flash-based, high-density, server-deployed memory tier. This PLX® demonstration will illustrate use of PCIe as a box-to-box interconnect for data center and cloud computing using next generation PCI Express and low-cost optics to enable a wide variety of applications such as server and GPGPU clustering.
INTERFACE MASTERS Technologies Announces 10 Gigabit Link Aggregation Active TAP System featuring 10 Gigabit Ethernet Passive TAP functionality
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced an additional member of its 10 Gigabit Link Aggregation TAP family that is designed to integrate with Network Monitoring appliances, Analytics, probes, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and logging tools, Intrusion Detection Systems and Central Office applications. The Niagara 3213 TAP system consists of one 10 Gb Link Aggregation TAP segment which possesses Active TAP capabilities and a Passive TAP monitoring Port for non-intrusive full duplex 10G network monitoring even in absence of power.
AIS Releases Web-based HMI Terminals and Modbus TCP Remote I/O Line Featuring Open Bus Network Technology for DCS, PC-based Control Systems and PLC system Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), introduces a complete line of HMI Operator Terminals supporting Modbus TCP remote I/O protocol through AIS™ Web-based Ethernet I/O modules. The open source web based HMI Panel PC™s with integrated touchscreens connects to industrial automation PLC, DSC, SCADA, PAC™s using industry standard protocols such as DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, Modbus, Profibus. The HMI/SCADA terminals are designed to real-time monitor, control, and display graphical information to operators; ideal for packaging and material handling equipment, food & beverage, automotive, chemical, and utility industries.
AIS Releases a 10.4 Rugged Portable Operator Interface Terminal Integrated with an Internal Battery and Wireless Connectivity for Agriculture, Forestry, Utilities and Field Service Applications
American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces a portable 10.4 Rugged Operator Interface Tablet PC utilizing a low power high efficiency 1.6Ghz Intel® Atom Z530 Processor.Â The large touch screen tablet features enhanced transflective LED technology providing vibrant color and sharp text in all environments including direct outdoor sunlight, perfect for running application, reading documents, and surfing the web.Â The Operator Interface Tablet PC has the capability to interact with pumps, meters, machines, equipment, and controller devices via wireless communication networks for control, monitoring, and data logging.Â Staying connected is simple with a built-in 802.11 b/g/n WLAN module, Bluetooth V2.0 +EDR, and available 3G and GPS modules for increased range and tracking information.Â Everything is packaged within a compact lightweight semi-rugged chassis weighing in at 2.6lbs and featuring IP54 rated water/dustproof resistance, multiple 3-foot drop rated, and enhanced shock and vibration protection.
AIS Releases a 5.7 Web Browser Operator Interface Terminal with Windows Embedded CE for HMI/SCADA, Process Control, Equipment and Machinery Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), introduces a compact 5.7" Operator Interface Terminal featuring Windows CE, touch screen interface, on-board RS-232/422/485 connections and 802.11b/g wireless communication. The open source web based HMI Panel PC with integrated touchscreen connects to industrial automation PLC, DCS, SCADA, PAC's using industry standard protocols such as DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, Modbus, Profibus. The micro HMI terminal is designed to real-time monitor, control, and display graphical information to operators. The AIS 5.7" operator interface panel is designed with an IP64 protected front panel with touchscreen for sealing out dust and water in environmentally challenging conditions, ideal for packaging and material handling equipment, food & beverage, automotive, chemical, and utility industries.
AIS Releases a 15 IP67 NEMA 6 Rugged Panel Computer Integrated with Optical Bonding Enhancements for COTS Military & Aerospace Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), introduced a 15 IP67 NEMA 4 Panel PC designed for Military, Transportation, and Aerospace Applications. The AIS Military Panel PC is completely sealed to IP67 / NEMA 6 rated standards for water and dust protection, capable of operating in the harshest environments including water submersion. In additional to sealing the display is complaint with MIL-STD-810F rating for vibration, shock, and drop for in vehicle applications. A touchscreen HMI interface is built-in for easy user control and monitoring. The military embedded computer system display is optically bonded with surface treatments to improve contrast by eliminating mismatched reflective layers and to improve readability in direct sunlight.
Spirent Supports EANTC to Advance Deployment of Carrier Ethernet Services
As Ethernet's role in metro and wide area networks, storage networks, mobile backhaul and smart grids continues to expand rapidly, Spirent is helping to validate performance of Carrier Ethernet offerings for business and consumers. To that end, Spirent is supporting the European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC) in an interoperability event that tests devices from two dozen leading vendors of Ethernet equipment. The results are being showcased at Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2010, in Warsaw, Poland, September 20-23.
Miniature,high-speed, license-free radio telemetry strain gauge conditioning amplifier
The T24-SA is a miniature amplifier for strain gauges and similar devices, newly available from Aptifirst. Fabricated using state-of-the-art surface-mount technology, the T24-SA operates at 2.4GHz and, with just 1mW output, does not require a licence anywhere in the world. It operates as a two-way transceiver using the MS(QPSK) modulation method, using 16 channels and Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) modulation. Using the integral attenna, it has a range of approximately 100m (325ft), although this can be extended to about 200m (650ft) by using an optional external attenna.
DSL low cost rugged pressed steel chassis for 800MHz fanless processor cards
A range of low cost rugged pressed steel chassis have been launched by DSL designed specifically for housing the ICOP-6326, ICOP-6327 & ICOP-6328 range of 3.5" 800MHz fanless processor cards.
Maple Grid Computing Toolbox offers built-in integration with Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2
Maplesoft (Waterloo, Canada), a provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, have released of the newest version of the Maple™ Grid Computing Toolbox. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) the Maple 14 Grid Computing Toolbox enables distributed computing using Maple; the primary tool for engineers to solve complex mathematical problems and create rich technical documents.
IDT Serial Rapidio Gen2 Switch Providing Foundation For Developing S-Rio Ecosystem
Integrated Device Technology today announced that its CPS-1848 Serial RapidIO Gen2 switch is providing the foundation for an evolving Serial RapidIO ecosystem and is being rapidly adopted by several vendors, including CommAgility and N.A.T.
Albis Technologies Announces New Gigabit Ethernet Solution
Albis Technologies, today announced the launch of its full speed Gigabit ACCEED 2202, a new ULAF+ EFM optical demarcation device for Carrier Ethernet Access. Launching at the Broadband World Forum (October 26th - 28th) Paris, visitors can view the first ever showcase of the ACCEED 2202 on Stand H16.
CommAgility announces high-performance AdvancedMC card for wireless front-end applications
CommAgility announced today the AMC-V6, a high performance FPGA-based interface and processing module for wireless baseband applications. For maximum processing power, the AMC-V6 incorporates a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA. The new module is ideal for wireless radio head interfacing applications requiring multiple CPRI links at up to a 10x (6.144Gbps) line rate.
4M Wireless Completes LTE Protocol Stack Software Port For Tensilica's 3GPP LTE Reference Architecture
Tensilica and 4M Wireless today announced that 4M Wireless has completed its port of the PS100 LTE protocol stack to Tensilica's ConnX(TM) Atlas LTE reference architecture and has also officially joined Tensilica's Xtensions(TM) partner network. 4M Wireless has also ported its PS100 LTE protocol stack to the LTE system platform from Blue Wonder Communications, another Tensilica partner.