Comms, Computing and Control
Siano Scores Major Sockets with Top 3 Brazilian Operators to Power MDTV for FIFA World Cup
Leading mobile TV chip maker Siano Mobile Silicon (www.siano-ms.com) announced today that all top three of Brazil's mobile carriers – Vivo, Claro and TIM Brazil - are now promoting products using its MDTV receivers. In partnership with Chinese Telco giant, ZTE, Siano are powering mobile phones and 3G modem cards equipped with digital TV for mobile subscribers in Brazil. The Siano-powered terminals enable viewing of dozens of channels comprised of Sports, News and Entertainment – an experience that will culminate with the FIFA World Cup in 2010. When the games commence in South Africa in June, millions of subscribers in Brazil will have handheld access to real-time viewing of goals scored by Ronaldo, Messi, Rooney and their beloved Kaka.
PLX Technology Experts to Present at Technical Conferences on Emerging Applications of High-Speed Interconnect Technologies
PLX Technology announced it will be presenting at two upcoming conferences focusing on the applications of high-speed interconnect technologies in emerging consumer and industrial markets. Alex Chow and Miguel Rodriguez, PLX® senior product marketing engineers, will present at the upcoming Netbook Summit and PCI-SIG Developers Conference, respectively, sharing their expertise on two of the industry's most widely deployed high-speed interconnect technologies: USB and PCI Express® (PCIe®).
PLX PCI Express Switches, USB Controllers Fully Represented on Leading Integrators Lists
PLX Technology, Inc. announced that its entire PCI Express (PCIe) and Universal Serial Bus (USB) product families are now fully represented on integrators lists of the PCI Special Interest Group and USB Implementers Forum, respectively. All 37 PLX® ExpressLane™ switches (PCIe Gen 1 and Gen 2 devices ranging from four to 96 lanes and three to 24 ports) span the exclusive PCI-SIG Integrators List -- by far the most PCIe switches on the list from any vendor. Additionally, each of PLX's high-performance USB 2.0 controllers has secured a place on the stringently maintained USB-IF Integrators List.
PLX Announces Industry's Highest-Performance SATA Storage Controller, Optimized for Real-Time Encryption
PLX Technology today announced the OXUFS944SE, the industry's highest-performance, lowest-power direct attached storage (DAS) controller for the consumer storage market. The PLX® OXUFS944SE silicon is highly integrated to reduce designers' overall cost and is complemented with robust application firmware that includes secure, real-time eSATA encryption and cutting-edge software that slashes OEMs' new product time to market.
Interface Masters Introduces First Dual 10GBASE-T to 10GE Fiber Converter
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in networking solutions, announced Niagara 902, the first dual port 10GBASE-T to 10GBASE-R media converter based on Solarflare 10GBASE-T transceiver (PHY). The Niagara 902 is being offered in a tabletop form factor which can be rackmounted. The media converter comes with SFP+ multi mode or SFP+ single mode media while the 10GBASE-T solutions can be used and deployed over both new Category 6A as well as installed Category 6 UTP copper Ethernet cabling.
Interface Masters Launches 10 Gigabit Hardware Load Balancer for Data Monitoring
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced 24 Ports of 10Gb sophisticated Hardware Based Load Balancing. Niagara 4224 is the first member of the family of fully managed appliances that is built for optimal flexibility, enabling extensive filtering capabilities, L2, L3 and L4, including User Define Byte (UDB), extensive Mirroring options, sophisticated session based traffic distribution and traffic aggregation. Niagara 4224 supports multi-mode or single mode 10GE fiber media configuration and connectivity to 10G or 1GE networks via SFP+ or SFP transceivers. Niagara 4224 possesses a powerful and full-featured software suite that can be managed remotely via the management or console port, enabling full control, configuration and statistics retrieval.
INTERFACE MASTERS Technologies Introduces a Low-Cost Desktop Form Factor Single Segment Gigabit External Active Bypass Switch for the SMB market
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in networking solutions, announced a new member addition to its External Intelligent Gigabit Bypass Switch family which is targeted to the SMB market with an affordable and reliable active bypass option. Niagara 2294, Low Cost Intelligent Active Network Bypass guarantees uninterrupted network connectivity in instances of power failures or system crashes.
AIS Releases an Operator Interface Terminal Featuring the Intel Atom Processor and Windows 7 Technologies for OEMs in Industrial Automation, Plant Process Control, and Instrumentation Applications
American Industrial Systems has introduced an Industrial Operator Panel PC line for industrial automation and PLC control. The HMI Panel PC's feature the Intel® Atom processors providing fanless, reliable performance with minimal power consumption. The latest Windows 7 operating systems are supported by the industrial LCD panel pc. Currently the PC Control Systems are available in 8.4 to 19 dimensions, and are touchscreen enabled, giving users a HMI terminal for operators to monitor, control, and program data into the system. The all-in-one PLC terminals are pre-designed and are available in several configurations for drop-in replacement or new deployment applications.
Belden Introduces High Reliability, Substation Hardened Data Networking Solutions For Tomorrow’s Power Transmission and Distribution Industry
Belden, a leader in signal transmission solutions, announced today the launch of new ruggedized networking solutions for the smart grid communications infrastructure. Belden is uniquely positioned to leverage its technology, know-how and market leadership in data communications, industrial Ethernet and industrial automation to the Power Transmission & Distribution Industry, specifically by offering high reliability, end-to-end industrial Ethernet solutions that optimize system performance.
Six-core Intel Xeon processor available on a 6U CompactPCI board
Concurrent Technologies has released the PP 68x/m71 family of 6U CompactPCI® boards, one of the first embedded product ranges to feature the 2.00 GHz Six-Core Intel® Xeon® processor L5638 or the 1.87 GHz Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor L5618; both processors are from the Intel® embedded roadmap which offers at least seven year availability. With up to 48 Gbytes of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and several SAS and SATA300 disk interfaces these boards are pin compatible with Concurrent Technologies' popular PP 66x/m71 family.
16 ports and 4 IP users: Adder turns up the heat on existing KVM-over-IP technologies
Adder, a leading developer of KVM switches, extenders and KVM over IP solutions, today announced the availability of the CATxIP5000. Adder is one of the unique thought leaders in KVM technology that you can guarantee will deliver something extraordinary. The latest and possibly most disruptive KVM-over-IP technology that Adder has developed is the new CATxIP5000. This product pushes the boundaries of existing KVM technology by delivering the same functionality that you would find in a large power hungry KVM switch in an astonishingly small, low power and low cost package.
Adder’s AdderLink Infinity Management Suite Flexes Its Muscle at NAB2010 in Las Vegas
The AdderLink Infinity delivers to its users a uniquely flexible method of working with computers. AdderLink Infinity allows you to pick and choose media elements (video, audio and USB) from computers located anywhere on your network and present them either to a single receiver, or broadcast them to as many receivers as you wish. You can then hand over control of USB devices to anyone else on the network at the touch of a button, and collaborate with the benefit of digital video clarity. Alternately, you can use the system to switch back and forth between computers located anywhere on your network.
Spirent Enables CIOs to Realize Promise of Cloud Computing
Spirent Communications today announced the industry's first holistic test methodology to validate the performance, availability, security and scalability (PASS) of cloud computing. The Spirent PASS methodology includes both physical and virtual appliances specifically designed to test services and infrastructure between any points in the cloud environment.
Spirent Validates Advanced Carrier Ethernet Interconnects
Spirent Communications plc announced it exclusively powered the testing of the Carrier Ethernet Global Interconnect demonstration conducted by EANTC and co-organized by ancotel to validate Carrier Ethernet service interoperability across eight European service providers including Belgacom ICS, Equinix, Expereo International, Level3 Communications, P&TLuxembourg, Teragate, Tinet, and Ucomline.
Eurotech announces secure & robust ZyWAN G9 Cellular Router
Eurotech have announced the ZyWAN G9 Cellular Router offering data solutions to 3G, CDMA and GSM/GPRS cellular networks. The rugged ZyWAN G9 provides real-time access and location-based information to any Ethernet, 802.11 or serial device for mobile and fixed data applications.
GL Announces Enhanced PacketCheckTM
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of enhanced PacketCheck - a PC based Ethernet / IP BERT and throughput test tool. Speaking to media, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, Senior Manager of Product Development said, "GL's enhanced PacketCheck™ is a PC based Ethernet / IP BERT and throughput test tool that is comprehensive and very easy to use as a general purpose network performance analysis tool for 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps LANs and WANs. The application truly takes confusion out of Ethernet and IP testing at all protocol layers - from raw Ethernet frames to IP/UDP packets". He added, "The application now has features like transmission of prerecorded file traffic. This is a new traffic generation mode that can duplicate packet traffic as it occurred at a particular Ethernet interface. A new Command Line Interface (CLI) has also been added that supports all the GUI functionalities of PacketCheck™. This will permit easy scripting and automation. Also, a powerful Report Generation fe
Analog Devices’ High-performance, Low-power MEMS Gyroscope Enables Applications In Harsh Industrial Environments
New applications for MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) motion sensors are evolving in the industrial automation, medical, and instrumentation markets where much higher performance is required than is typically found in motion sensors designed for consumer applications. To address this growing demand for more accuracy, stability, and high vibration and shock resistance, Analog Devices has developed the high-performance, low-power ADXRS450 iMEMS gyroscope with digital output specifically for angular rate (rotational) sensing in harsh environments.
Unique new line of USB2.0 Extenders from Amplicon
The new USB Ranger 2200 family of products represents the leading edge of USB 2.0 Extension solutions, providing world class USB 2.0 connectivity over Cat 5 and fibre-optic cables at data rates up to 480Mbps.
GL Announces LTE Protocol Analyzer
LTE protocol standard is the so called 4G (4th Generation) mobile standard in the rapidly evolving mobile technologies. Its distinguishing feature is an all IP infrastructure and significantly greater air interface bandwidth to the mobile handset. It was developed as an enhancement to the existing 3G UMTS System (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) to provide users enhanced mobile radio and internet access.
12-Bit Absolute Encoder is Compact
CUI Inc has added a new absolute encoder to its high resolution, low-cost AMT modular encoder line. The AMT203 outputs 12 bits of absolute position information in a very small (1.35"x1.13"x 0.45") modular package. Unique among its peers, the AMT203 generates absolute position information using CUI's patented, capacitive code generation system coupled with a proprietary ASIC, creating a reliable, economical and durable control and positioning solution.
Octasic Announces Immediate Availability of TXP1000 High-Density Video Transcoding Cards
Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its TXP1000 high-density video transcoding cards, which deliver the lowest power and highest channel density available on the market today. Offered in a PCI Express (PCIe) form factor, the TXP1000 cards enable network service providers and Internet equipment manufacturers to rapidly develop and deploy the most efficient and highest channel density video transcoding systems.
900A current transducer from LEM sets new benchmark for accuracy and drift
LEM has introduced its new high accuracy ITL 900 current transducer for precise measurement of DC, AC and pulsed currents up to ±900A. The ITL 900 is the highest accuracy current transducer available on the market today, allowing more precise measurement and control of currents in wide range of industrial, medical and instrumentation applications.
ZMDI introduces 16-bit sensor signal conditioner with integrated DSP for high accuracy measurements in consumer, industrial and white good applications
ZMD AG introduced a class-leading 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC). Developed for resistive bridge sensors, the ZSSC3017 combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions. The highly integrated CMOS device offers performance accurate enough for altimeter/barometer systems, data merging with GPS receivers, strain gauges, medical gas and infusion pumps, and robotics.
Anders Electronics Offers Small, Power-Efficient PC
Anders Electronics, exclusive UK distributor of the Fit-PC line, today announced the availability of the exciting expansion to the range, the Fit-PC2i NetTop computer - specifically designed for low-footprint, high-performance industrial and networking applications.
GSM/Cell network and GPS interface for the UEIPAC Cube
United Electronic Industries (UEI) announces the release of the DNA-CAR-550 PCIe Mini Card interface board for their popular UEIPAC programmable automation controllers. The DNA-CAR-550 provides a new level of system interconnectivity to the UEIPAC, allowing simple and direct connection to a wide assortment of Cell/CDMA/GSM networks, and Wi-Fi networks. The board also allows direct connection to the satellite based GPS system.
Low Cost Quartz Dual Axis Rate Sensor
Inertial Aerosystems has launched a new, miniature, low cost, Quartz Dual Axis Rate Sensor (QDARS) manufactured by U.S. based Systron Donner. Designated QRS28, it is designed to measure angular movement in two orthogonal axies. Ideal for military and demanding commercial uses where stabilization of moving or vibrating platforms is an issue, it has simple DC to DC operation using two of Systron Donner's MEMS gyrochip rate sensors.
Avago Technologies Announces New 40Gbps Ethernet QSFP Transceiver for Short-Range Multi-Lane Communication and Interconnect Apps
Avago Technologies announced a new four-channel pluggable parallel optic QSFP transceiver module for 40 Gigabit Ethernet applications. This latest addition to Avago's expanding portfolio of QSFP transceivers is a high performance module, fully compliant to the IEEE 802.3ba 40GBASE SR4 specification.
GL Announces Enhanced PacketCheck
GL's enhanced PacketCheck is a PC based Ethernet / IP BERT and throughput test tool that is comprehensive and very easy to use as a general purpose network performance analysis tool for 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps LANs and WANs.
Explore the Fundamentals and Future of Robotics with National Instruments Robotics Webcast Series
National Instruments UK & Ireland is producing a series of Robotics Webcasts aimed at engineers seeking solutions for innovation and design with robotics. Taking place between 24th and 28th May, the series will give a fascinating insight into the next generation of robots and embedded technologies.
Rittal provides data centre solution from a single source
Rittal announced a new approach to data centre design by providing comprehensive solutions from a single source. "Rittal - The System" is a package that includes planning and consulting, the supply of infrastructure components and monitoring software to ensure the safe and secure operation of the data centre, all backed by a worldwide service.
Multifunction Pico-I/O Module Provides 8 Optically Isolated Inputs, 4 Solid State Relay Outputs, and Two 16-Bit Analog Inputs
The Model PICO-II8IDO4A is designed for expansion on Pico-ITXe single board computers, this dense, multifunction product features 8 individually optically isolated inputs, 4 fully protected solid state FET outputs capable of switching up to 3A each, and two 16-bit analog inputs. The circuit isolation makes the module ideal for use in control and instrumentation applications where high-voltage protection is required. Individual channel-to-channel isolation allows every channel to be physically and electrically separated from the others. In addition, the two 16-bit analog inputs provided by the PICO-II8IDO4A allow for the monitoring and control of a variety of system parameters such as temperature, voltage, humidity, and more.
Kontron KISS 2U KTQ45/Flex Quad-Core Industrial Silent Server offers multiple extension options
Kontron expanded its portfolio of long-term available Kontron Industrial Silent Severs (KISS) with a new Quad-Core 2U rack-mount platform in four variants. With the new Kontron Industrial Silent Server KISS 2U KTQ45/Flex, Kontron fills an extremely wide range of requirements for different applications in test and measurement, image processing, process control, video surveillance and gaming.
Synapse’s SNAP Available on 2Mbps Atmel Wireless Microcontroller to Offer Internet-enabled Wireless Mesh Network
Synapse Wireless, Inc. and Atmel Corporation today announced that Synapse's SNAP network operating system is now available for Atmel's new highly integrated ATmega128RFA1 wireless microcontroller.
National Instruments Introduces PXI/CompactPCI Backplanes for Embedded Test and Control OEMs
National Instruments offers board-level backplanes from all of its industry-leading PXI/CompactPCI and PXI Express chassis for OEMs to use in applications ranging from aerospace/defence to industrial embedded control. Engineers and scientists can use the PXI/CompactPCI backplanes to create custom, rugged applications that meet their unique form factor needs or environmental specifications.
Switchtec's multi function timers are smart and compact for ease of engineering and user simplicity
Available from specialist distributor Switchtec, the Anly AMY-N series of plug in timers will find favour with panel builders, equipment manufacturers and in heating and ventilation applications.
Napatech Introduces Traffic Generation And Capture & Replay Feature Sets
Napatech today launched two product features sets to address Traffic Generation and Capture & Replay applications. The Traffic Generation feature set addresses Ethernet full line-rate traffic generation applications, while the Capture & Replay feature set addresses Capture & Replay applications. The introduction of the Traffic Generation and Capture & Replay feature sets coincides with the announcement of Napatech's new NT20E2 2x10 Gbps PCI-Express Gen 2 In-line and Capture network adapters.
Kontron ThinkIO Embedded IPC with Intel Celeron M Processor
Kontron announced today the fanless Kontron ThinkIO-Solo embedded IPC and the Debian Linux desktop distribution for the Kontron ThinkIO-Duo/-Solo. The extremely compact (70mm deep / 35mm connector level) and maintenance free Kontron embedded IPC ThinkIO-Solo is equipped with an Intel Celeron M processor clocked at 1.06 GHz, 1 GB RAM, up to 4 GB soldered internal flash and 512KB non-volatile memory.
Gaming I/O Solution for Mini-ITX Motherboard
ACROSSER launched 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.
ECM-PNV: 3.5in SBC with New Dual Core Intel Atom Processor D510
Avalue recently released a new 3.5-inch single board computer, ECM-PNV which is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor D510 and Intel® 82801HM I/O Controller. Based on 45nm process technology, the new Intel® Atom™ processor D510 is part of the next generation of Intel® Atom™ processors, bringing the memory controllers and graphics cores on the same die as the CPU. This new two-chip solution will provide system builders with support for slimmer housing designs. The ECM-PNV 3.5-inch board delivers great performance per watt at an affordable price.
Penny + Giles - Dual Redundant Output Rotary Position Sensor
Penny + Giles, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a designer and manufacturer of high precision sensing technology, has introduced the SRH220DR, a new dual redundant output contactless rotary position sensor. The SRH220DR uses proven, non-contact programmable Hall-effect technology to provide OEMs with highly reliable and accurate rotary measurement in extreme industrial and off-highway environments.