Comms, Computing and Control
PMC-Sierra's Pluggable GPON ONT Enables Flexible Connectivity and Fast Upgrade to Existing Customer Premises Equipment
PMC-Sierra announced a pluggable GPON Optical Network Terminal (ONT) reference design that can connect any Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) equipped with a standard Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) port to a high-speed Passive Optical Network. The low-power, plug-and-play ONT allows carriers and system vendors to upgrade existing service-oriented home and small/medium business equipment, including gateways, routers, and integrated access devices, to full GPON functionality without hardware or software redesign. This eliminates the need for carriers and service providers to deploy new CPE when introducing advanced fiber-based services. The pluggable ONT, which is based on PMC-Sierra's GPON SoC for mini-ONT applications, is powered by standard interfaces in the host device and does not require a dedicated power supply. This new design will be demonstrated at Optinet China in Beijing, May 26 - 27, 2010.
PMC-Sierra Introduces Industry's First Multi-Core, Multi-Threaded RAID Platform for x86 Servers
PMC-Sierra announced its maxRAID architecture and the first product in the family, the BR5225-80 RAID adapter designed for solid state disk (SSD) storage in x86 servers (see Figure 1). Based on PMC-Sierra's market-leading, multi-core SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller and multi-threaded, performance-optimized RAID stack software, the maxRAID BR5225-80 connects PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) 2.0 to eight SAS/SATA ports at up to 6Gb/s and targets data- and transaction-intensive applications requiring highest IOPS and throughput.
Aerotech's nano Motion Technology (nMT) range expands further with new rotary and Z axis direct-drive nanopositioning stages
Following closely behind the recent launch of single-axis and dual X-Y axis ANT series linear nanopositioning stages as a part of Aerotech's nano Motion Technology (nMT) range, two new rotary and two new vertical translation variants have now been introduced. With Aerotech's direct-drive ANT series now covering 95 mm and 130 mm wide linear and vertical-linear translation stages in addition to rotary and goniometric angular positioners, users can now specify long travel range, multi-axis nanometre resolution mechanics for high throughput production and demanding test and research applications. The new stages perfectly complement the outstanding precision, nanometre level precision and high dynamic performance offered by the landmark nMT range.
Advantech and 6WIND Pack 80 Gbps Throughput into Packetarium
Advantech and 6WIND today announced the availability of the latest 6WINDGate™ multi-core packet processing software on Advantech's award-winning Packetarium™ NCP-7560 network processor platform. Based on Cavium's 12-core OCTEON® Plus network processor, the NCP-7560 represents the high performance end of the Packetarium™ product line. It integrates up to eight powerful, multi-core Packetarium™ network processing boards for scalable wire speed packet processing, handling up to 80 Gbps throughput in a 4U rackmount space.
Fanless Desktop Network Appliance featuring Dual Core Intel Atom and 6 LAN Ports
Lanner Inc released the FW-7535, a network application platform powered by the dual-core Intel Atom Pineview D510. The platform features 6 gigabit LAN ports in a small, fanless chassis. Designed for secure network communication applications, the FW-7535 can be deployed in a tradition office environment or an industrial setting such as a secure SCADA system.
DSM Computer's modular NanoServer family is now complete
With the NanoServer E6-A, the DSM Computer GmbH has now completed its new embedded product line that consists of the three housing variants E8, E6 and E4. The compact industrial systems available in various performance classes are differentiated by the number of free slots. In addition to the NanoServer® E8 without slot that is just 58-mm high, the NanoServer® E4 provides a PCI or PCI Express™ slot. The NanoServer® models E6 provide two PCI slots or one PCI and one PCI Express slot.
STMicroelectronics’ Newest 3-Axis Accelerometer
STMicroelectronics has extended its motion-sensor portfolio with a 3-axis digital-output accelerometer that combines a drastically reduced power consumption – 90% lower than available solutions on the market - with miniature footprint and enhanced functionality.
SiS licenses communications and graphics processor cores from Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; Imagination), a leading multimedia and communications chip technologies company, has signed a license agreement with Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (TSE:2363; SiS), a developer of leading-edge devices for the PC, communications and consumer multimedia embedded systems markets, for cores from Imagination's ENSIGMA UCC and POWERVR SGX families.
Brainboxes 4 port PCIe RS422/485 Opto Isolated serial card released
Brainboxes, a leader in Serial and Bluetooth connectivity, today released its PCI Express four port RS422/485 Opto Isolated, the latest product in PCI Express (PCIe) serial card range. These cards offer an elite data transfer service, being high-speed RS422/485 and Opto Isolated, eliminating noise, common mode voltage issues and ground loop currents resulting in higher quality transmissions.
INSYS modem router family now offers custom programmability
INSYS MICROELECTRONICS' MoRoS line of industrial routers which combine the functions of a modem, router and 4-port switch in one compact DIN rail housing are now available as new, revised Version 2.1 models.
X-ES Announces XPedite5470: Freescale Eight-Core P4080 OpenVPX Module
Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is proud to announce XPedite5470, a high-performance 3U OpenVPX™ single-board computer with Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor. XPedite5470 delivers enhanced Power Architecture™ performance and power efficiency for today's military customers requiring high performance in small form factors.
Highland Technology V490 Multi-range Digitizer VME Module
The new V490 VME multi-range digitizer offers 16 channels of differential analog input acquisition. Each channel is independently programmable for input range, sample rate, operating modes, and digital lowpass filtering.
XENPAK-10GB-LR Cisco Compatible Transceiver
GAO Fiber Optics has announced the availability of a fully Cisco compatible XENPAK-10GB-LR transceiver specially designed for single mode fibers (SMF). This transceiver is a hot-swappable input/output device to be plugged into an Ethernet XENPAK port of a Cisco switch or router to link the port with the network. It supports a link length of 10km on standard single-mode fiber. The transceiver module is commonly used in wireless communication devices including cellular telephones, cordless telephone sets, handheld two-way radios, mobile two-way radios and fiber optic systems.
Nortel Compatible SFP Transceiver Module with a Small Form Factor Design
GAO Fiber Optics ,a leading supplier of optical transceivers, is offering its Nortel compatible transceiver, which is a hot-swappable, protocol-independent 1000BASE-SX SFP typically operating at 850nm and at a maximum distance of 550m. This transceiver is intended for 10 Gigabit per second SONET/SDH, Fiber Channel, gigabit Ethernet, 10 gigabit Ethernet and other applications such as DWDM links or MMF applications.
Gigabit Ethernet Media SFP Converter
GAO Fiber Optics is offering its Gigabit Ethernet media converter intended to convert 1000Base-T signals to 1000Base-X fiber signals and vice-versa. It extends the connection distance between two Gigabit Ethernet devices via fiber cable transparently without performance degradation. The converter is ideally suited for use with any equipment compliant with Ethernet standards such as switches and routers.
Korenix Launches JetNet 3006 Series Entry-Level 6-port Fast Ethernet Switches
Korenix introduces JetNet 3006 series Industrial 6-port Fast Ethernet Switches with 4 fast Ethernet RJ 45 plus 2 copper/fiber ports and 3.2Gbps switching fabric as a cost effective and high quality networking solution for flexibly linking high-end switches in various distance applications.
Korenix Releases JetBox 5432-w Embedded Programmable Layer3 VPN Router Computer with Serial Interfaces
Korenix Launches JetBox 5432-w, the embedded Programmable Linux Ready VPN platform designed with serial interfaces and -40~80℃ wide operating temperature range to deliver maximum flexibility to IPC providers in industrial environments. In addition to its rich interface with LAN, WAN and USB ports, the Layer3 computer is equipped with 4 additional RS232/422/485 serial ports which will allow users to connect and through Ethernet remotely manage access and security devices, including card readers, cameras, speakers etc.
AAEON Unveils a New PC/104 CPU Module with Intel® Atom™ N450 Processor: PFM-LNP
AAEON has launched a PC/104 CPU module that supports the Intel® Atom™ N450 processor. The debut of PFM-LNP rounds out the AAEON PC/104 CPU product line with the cutting-edge low-power Atom™ processor. The PFM-LNP's compact size and rich functionality ensure that it is the most cost-effective and compatible module to coincide with your existing system's devices.
Huawei and STC to Deploy Middle East' s Largest Pre-commercial LTE Network
Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that it has been appointed by Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the leading telecom operator in Middle East, to deploy the Middle East' s largest pre-commercial LTE network in Saudi Arabia.
Power on demand: congatec presents new COM Express modules
Three new modules from congatec have been added to the congatec-AG COM Express family and as with previous models offer the full scalability of a new CPU platform. They are 100% image compatible and have a common software driver, which facilitates integration into various systems. In all, there are a total of thirteen module variants now available for conga-CS45, conga-BS45 and conga-BM45.
ADLINK Technology Introduces Rugged System based on High Efficiency Intel Atom Processor
ADLINK Technology announced availability of a high-reliability Intel® Atom™-based rugged system. The Ampro by ADLINK™ RuffSystem™ 735 integrates a high-efficiency processor, RAM, graphics, networking, serial I/O, and PC/104-Plus expansion into an Extreme Rugged™ enclosure, capable of operating in extreme temperatures at full CPU speed.
Tektronix Communications Introduces Performance Intelligence Portfolio as Part of its Iris Suite of Products
Tektronix Communications unveiled its Iris Performance Intelligence (IPI) solution. Designed for teams that are responsible for network, service and IP performance, the IPI solution provides unmatched end-to-end analysis and reporting capabilities coupled with an extremely flexible and powerful KPI/KQI modeling engine that allows operators to better link desired business outcomes to events that occur at the network level.
GL Enhances T1 E1 Analyzer Products and Software
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of T1 E1 Analyzer Software Version 5.32 with new applications and enhancements. In a statement issued to the press, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the company said, Our T1 E1 Analysis suite of products provides comprehensive analysis and emulation capabilities for voiceband analysis and signaling protocol analysis. The new applications introduced into the T1 E1 version 5.32 are: Protocol Identifier, SS1 Analysis & Emulation (Includes SS1 Dialer and SS1 Analyzer), and Multi-Channel Audio Monitoring Bridge".
Wipro Technologies Selects Lattice MachXO PLDs For New Server Platforms
Lattice Semiconductor announced that Wipro Technologies (NASDAQ: WIT), one of the largest providers of design services for integrated business, technology and process solutions, has selected the MachXO™ PLD family for use in their new server platforms. The MachXO device performs many of the general purpose I/O expansion, interface bridging and power-up management functions required for the new server designs.
National Instruments Introduces PXI Express Quad-Core Controller Featuring Intel Core i7 Processor
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) has announced the NI PXIe-8133 high-performance embedded controller, which features the quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-820QM processor. The new controller is the first PXI Express quad-core controller in the industry. By combining the latest technology from Intel and advancements in the PCI Express bus, the new controller helps engineers greatly reduce test time with double the processing performance and data throughput compared to previous NI controllers.
Advanced ADC module with built-in processing resource is launched
Sundance Digital Signal Processing Inc., a leading provider of high performance signal processing and reconfigurable multiprocessor systems today introduced the DSP464 as the latest addition to its family of high performance ADC/DAC hardware solutions. Designed for use in PMC/ XMC form factors, the DSP464 delivers multiprocessor capture and processing capabilities for single unit installation or cascade deployment in heterogeneous networks. Optimized for wideband, low noise, signal processing applications the DSP464's PCIe, PCI-X and Serial RapidIO interfaces allow the transfer of high bandwidth data to host systems.
Axiomtek’s Compact IPC912-211-FL Intel® Core™2 Duo Fanless Barebone System with 2 Expansion Slots
Axiomtek's IPC912-211-FL fanless barebone system with two expansion slots, built with the Intel® GM45 Express chipset and ICH9M Southbridge, supports socket P Intel® Core™2 Duo and Celeron® M processors up to 2.53 GHz with a 667/800/1066 MHz FSB. Two 204-pin SODIMM sockets support up to 8 GB DDR3 800/1066 system memory. To satisfy expansion capability requirement for industrial needs, the compact IPC912-211-FL provides two expansion slots with four different combinations of PCI and PCIe slots: two PCIe x1; one PCIe x1 and one PCIe x4; one PCI and one PCIe x4; and one PCIe x4 and one PCI-X.
Digi TransPort Cellular Routers Now Support CDMA450 Data Networks in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe
Digi International announced that its Digi TransPortenterprise class, multi-function cellular routers can now be used on CDMA450 data networks prevalent throughout Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Because CDMA450 transmits over lower frequency via 450 MHz, it is able to communicate over much longer distances, allowing cellular operators to cover larger geographic areas with fewer cell towers. This enables high-speed data connectivity in rural, newly developing markets. Digi TransPort cellular routers provide secure high-speed wireless connectivity to remote sites and devices for primary or backup wireless broadband network connectivity over CDMA450 networks. The products feature advanced routing, state-of-the-art security and backup cellular interfaces. The routers areideal for electric and water utilities, maritime, logging and other remote device connectivity applications.
Digi Launches Major M2M Initiative with Easy, Out-of-the-Box Cloud Connectivity for Embedded Development
Digi International(NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that all Digi and Rabbit embedded products will be configured to easily connect to the iDigi™ "cloud" out of the box. Cloud computing is Internet-based computing that allows organizations to increase IT capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software. iDigi is the embedded industry's first ready-to-use cloud computing platform for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) network management.
Digi Wirelessly Enables Control Solutions' Building Automation Controller
Digi International announced that Control Solutions is using its XBee-PRO ZB ZigBee modules and Digi Connect ME® Ethernet modules to develop a BACnet-to-ZigBee building automation controller. Compatible with any BACnet system, the Babel Buster BB2-7040 allows organizations to easily deploy wireless building automation equipment and sensors using ZigBee mesh networks. This reduces system installation costs, allows customers to place sensors in hard to reach locations, and makes it easier for organizations to move systems based on building occupancy and demand.
PMC-Sierra Enables Wireless Backhaul Transport of Gigabit Ethernet Services over OTN
PMC-Sierra the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, today introduced a complete reference design for its HyPHY chipset that supports standards-based transport of Ethernet-based services over the Optical Transport Network (OTN). ITU-T G.709 version 3 (10/2009) specifies direct mapping of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) to the OTN layer by defining a new container for the smallest Optical Data Unit (ODU), ODU0 (1.238 Gbit/s), ensuring complete timing transparency and bandwidth efficiency of Ethernet-based client signals. In conjunction with HyPHY's innovative support for timing synchronization over packet services, the reference design enables cost-optimized Layer 1 OTN networks with full support for Ethernet network timing distribution, a critical requirement for wireless backhaul applications.
6WIND Launches Packet Processing Solution for Mobile Internet, Data Centers and Cloud Computing
6WIND, the industry standard for commercial packet processing solutions, with an established presence in networking and telecom equipment, today announced a new version of its 6WINDGate™ software, with optimized support for the new OCTEON® II processor family from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), targeted at data center, mobile Internet and cloud computing applications. The 6WINDGate packet processing software enables developers of next-generation multicore Internet infrastructure equipment to minimize their time-to-market, while maximizing the performance, features and stability of their product.
6WIND Launches Version 3 of its Packet Processing Software Solution
6WIND, a leading provider of commercial packet processing solutions, today announced the release of the latest and most powerful version of its 6WINDGate™ software for multicore processors. 6WINDGate Version 3 enables developers of next-generation networking equipment to minimize the time-to-market for multicore platforms, while maximizing the features and stability of their product and leveraging the latest processors from industry-leading suppliers.
ACC-188 Synchronous Serial Radio Adaptor avaliable from IMPULSE
IMPULSE announced the launch of the ACC-188 Synchronous Serial Radio Adaptor from Sealevel Systems. The ACC-188 Tactical Serial Radio Adaptor follows the MIL-STD-188-184 interoperability and performance standard for the Data Control Waveform.
ACAL Technology sample next-generation 2.5 inch SATA Solid-State Drives from Western Digital
ACAL Technology announced the availability of samples of Western Digital's latest generation of 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drives (SSD) which more than doubles the read/write transfer rates of the previous generation combined with maximum drive endurance and consistently high sequential write speeds. Based on Single-Level Cell (SLC) media, the N1x series of SSDs delivers superior performance and longevity in write-intensive, embedded OEM applications with up to 24/7 operation.
Microscan upgrades Visionscape, the most comprehensive machine vision software for multi-platform use
Microscan, a global technology leader for track, trace and control solutions, announces the availability of Visionscape® 4.1. Microscan's Visionscape® is a completely scalable, single-software package that can be used on machine vision boards, GigE solutions, and smart cameras. Visionscape®'s comprehensive machine vision toolset includes blob analysis, OCR, OCV, barcode, vector and edge algorithms, plus the industry leading pattern-matching tool, Intellifind.
Displacement measurement near corrosive fluids
Measurements in many industrial processes, paper mills and marine locations call for transducers immune to the proximity of various chemicals and corrosive fluids. Measurement specialists RDP Electronics Ltd has developed a range of LVDTs that are at home in such corrosive environments.
Robust RDP transducers monitor sluice gate position
Sluices installed on rivers rely on a gate operating system of cylinders, valves and pumps that calls for components to provide reliability in wet environments. Transducers to monitor position are typically fitted to hydraulic cylinders used to actuate the sluice gate and therefore need to be suitable for submersed operation.
VIA Launches VIA EPIA-M830, First VIA Nano E-Series Mini-ITX Board
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the new VIA EPIA-M830 Mini-ITX board. Designed specifically to meet the needs of next generation kiosk, POI and POS applications, the VIA EPIA-M830 places the latest 64-bit, high performance VIA Nano E-Series processor in a streamlined, application specific Mini-ITX form factor board.
Gaming I/O Solution for Mini-ITX Motherboard from Acrosser
The leading designer and manufacturer of the All-in-One gaming computer, Acrosser launches a Gaming I/O solution for Mini-ITX motherboard. Graphic intensive gaming applications such as video slot, poker and video lottery typically used an industrial PC platform to fulfill their hardware requirements due to long life availability. The Mini-ITX platform has also been a commonly used platform for gaming applications. Combining an I/O card with a Mini-ITX provides a level of flexibility and at times a lower cost. With this concept in mind, Acrosser has released a logic box gaming solution which integrates our ACE-B2019 gaming I/O card into an enclosure. This logic box solution is flexible because it can be used with any Mini-ITX motherboard.