Comms, Computing and Control
PLX Claims Industry's Highest Port-Count PCI Express Switches for Communications Market
PLX Technology has announced two new PCIe Gen 2 switches designed with 24 ports, the most in the industry, to meet the connectivity demands of complex communications systems. The new PLX® ExpressLane™ PEX 8625 (24 lanes, 24 ports) and PEX 8636 (36 lanes, 24 ports) switches are supported by visionPAK™, the market's only software suite of system debug tools, evaluation and signal-integrity utilities.
Omniflex Industrial Network reduces costs
The well proven Conet token passing deterministic network designed by Omniflex over 20 years ago has always enabled plant engineers to find the most cost-effective way of transferring data from the remote point of measurement to the point of monitoring or control.
POP Panel PCs for Cost-Effective Digital Signage Solutions
AAEON has introduced two new Point of Promotion (POP) Panel PCs, the POP-190 and the POP-150. These two models not only complete the AAEON existing POP series, but also provide a cost-effective and simple solution to the Digital Signage market.
Anglia launches M2M communications division
Anglia Components has announced the formation of a new business unit with a dedicated team to address the machine-machine communications market. Anglia M2M is supported by a line-up of 15 market leading suppliers including Cinterion, Fastrax and Ember.
STMicroelectronics - High-Accuracy Motion Sensor for Smarter Vehicle Electronics
STMicroelectronics, has introduced a new motion sensor providing accurate measurements of vehicle movement for systems such as adaptive front lights, auto-levelling HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps, inertial brake lights, e-parking brake, advanced anti-theft systems and control of vehicle dynamics.
ACAL Technology samples small Linux networking server
ACAL Technology announces samples of the world's smallest, self-contained Linux networking server. Building on proven Lantronix XPort technology, XPort Pro is a production-ready server which operates on the Linux or Evolution OS operating systems. In addition to being the world's smallest Linux networking server, XPort Pro also features a significant increase in on-board memory of 8MB SDRAM/16MB Flash, compared to the 256kB of current-generation XPort devices, and ultra-low current of 150mA at 10Mbps to minimise power consumption.
AXIOMTEK - Fanless Barebone System Built with PCIe & PCI Slots
AXIOMTEK's IPC914-210-FL fanless shoebox barebone system with four expansion slots, built with the Intel 945GME Express chipset and ICH7M-DH Southbridge, supports socket M Intel Core2 Duo, Core Duo and Celeron® M processors with up to 2.33 GHz and 6 MB L2 cache. The Intel 945GME Express chipset featuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 offers enhanced graphics and increased I/O bandwidth.
AIS Introduces Rugged Rack Mountable Touchscreen Panel PC for Military, Transportation, and Industrial Applications
American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), releases rugged Rack Mountable Panel PCs that meet Military-STD-810F shock and vibration standards. Powering the unit is an Intel® Atom N270 1.6GHz Processor featuring fanless operation, high reliability, industrial long product lifetime support, low power consumption, while providing the best performance per watt operation.
Amplicon sells first 6KL Industrial Ethernet switch in Europe
Amplicon's Data Communications Group has recently sold the very first 6KL Industrial Ethernet switch in Europe. The 6KL, codenamed London, is Garrettcom's most competitive Industrial Ethernet switch ever and a sign that truly rugged Industrial Ethernet products are now even more affordable.
12.1in SVGA TFT fanless touch panel computer
As the market of infotainment and entertainment broadcasting kiosk is becoming increasingly prevalent, AXIOMTEK has introduced a new 12.1" SVGA TFT fanless touch panel computer, the GOT-5120T-830 for varied applications. To sustain continuous and repeated usage, this compact unit delivers superior computing and graphics capability on fanless operation and power saving advantage, with Intel AtomTM processor N270 and Intel 945GSE chipset.
Cherry speed and sensors catalogue now available
ZF Electronics, formerly Cherry Electrical Products, has produced a new catalogue detailing its full range of speed and position sensors suitable for demanding environments, including extremes of temperature, humidity, thermal shock and vibration. Products include magnetic position sensors, vane sensors, geartooth speed only/speed and direction sensors and angular position sensors. Three additional ranges of custom sensors (rugged rotary encoder, magnetic inertial imbalance and magnetic speed and direction) are also shown.
GL Releases OC3/12 and STM1/4 Analysis/Emulation Card
GL Communications has announced the release of its new OC3/12 and STM1/4 Analysis and Emulation Card. In a statement released to the press, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, senior manager said, "LightSpeed 1000 is our new Dual OC3/12 STM1/4 PCI-Express card for protocol analysis and emulation of ATM, POS, RAW, and Ethernet traffic. The card also sports 2 GigaBytes of DDR2 RAM, a GigE, and a USB 2.0 interface making this card one of the most versatile and powerful cards in GL's repertoire". He added, "LightSpeed 1000 comes with software for overall monitoring, BERT, emulation, and protocol analysis with a price tag that compares very favorably with similar test instruments at 3 times the price".
DFI - Low Power Intel GM45 Mini-ITX Industrial Motherboard
DFI has launched a new mini-ITX form factor motherboard offering lower power consumption and higher performance for compact embedded systems. This new model utilizes the Intel GM45 Graphics Memory Controller Hub and Intel ICH9M Southbridge, supporting second-generation Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the Intel Celeron 575 processor with up to 1,066 MHz FSB and Intel 45nm transistor technology.
AXIOMTEK introduces 4-slot Socket M Core 2 Duo Fanless Shoebox System
AXIOMTEK's IPC914-210-FL fanless shoebox barebone system with four expansion slots, built with the Intel 945GME Express chipset and ICH7M-DH Southbridge, supports socket M Intel Core2 Duo, Core Duo and Celeron M processors with up to 2.33 GHz and 6 MB L2 cache. The Intel 945GME Express chipset featuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 offers enhanced graphics and increased I/O bandwidth. Two 200-pin SODIMM sockets support up to 4G DDR2 533/667 system memory. With operating temperatures of up to 45°C, the IPC914-210-FL is a compact, rugged, fanless industrial PC with great expansion capability especially suitable for industrial automation, kiosk/POI, digital signage, gaming, and DVR.
AXIOMTEK - Fanless Touch Panel Computer for Infotainment/Entertainment Broadcasting
As the market of infotainment and entertainment broadcasting kiosk is becoming increasingly prevalent, AXIOMTEK presents a new 12.1 SVGA TFT fanless touch panel computer, the GOT-5120T-830. To sustain continuous and repeated usage, this compact unit delivers superior computing and graphics capability on fanless operation and power saving advantage, with Intel® Atom™ processor N270 and Intel® 945GSE chipset.
8 serial ports Fanless Console Server with Isolation
ACROSSER Technology has developed various fanless embedded console servers to the market and nowadays released the latest ACS-N5630FL, ACS-N5430FL, and ACS-N0631 models to fulfill the multi-purpose application. The Console servers, designed for Substation, Public Transportation, and Industrial Automation, contains 3 ports of RS-232 and also 5 ports of selectable RS-232/422/485. In most of the applications, user may request using RS-422/485 connect to out-door devices, therefore 4 out of the 5 ports of the console servers are built-in magnetic isolation.
Eurotech - Panel PC and Box Computer models
Eurotech has announced two Panel Computers, the Vx-120F-N270 and Vx-150F-N270, based on the Intel Atom N270 series. The efficiency, high performance and low power consumption of the 1.6GHz Ultra Low Voltage processor are embedded in a highly integrated design making them totally compatible with Intel Core platforms. These two new models join Eurotechs comprehensive range of Vx Panel PCs.
Four channel Mini-PCI video and audio capture card
BVM has introduced the MP-840, a high-end video and audio capture Mini-PCI card that supports the high performance H.264 MPEG-4 video compression standard, digitally encoding four channels at 120fps with full D1 resolution. The MP-840 is designed for professional A/V studio pre and post production applications, for data storage in CCTV security systems and any system where digital storage of high quality video and audio is required.
Brainboxes launches Ethernet to Serial devices
Brainboxes has announced an expansion of its range to include Ethernet to Serial devices. The new Brainboxes products are designed to provide easy, fast and reliable connection between Ethernet ports on existing local 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.
Renesas Technology Europe announces enhanced PLC network layer for smart metering
Renesas Technology Europe announced today that it has successfully completed development of an enhanced version of its popular PLC network layer RUN-M. Designed to specifically address requirements for efficient communication over smart metering networks, the Renesas PLC solution comprises a Physical Layer (DCSK based, proven and most robust PLC modulation), a Data Link layer and RUN-M, the Renesas Ubiquitous Network layer for Metering, which has been successfully adopted and proven in the market.
STMicroelectronics Introduces Platform for Remote Motion Control
STMicroelectronics has introduced MotionBee, a complete, ready-for-use platform that combines state-of-the-art motion sensing with ZigBee wireless technology in a single ultra-compact module. Boasting low power consumption and high level of integration, ST's MotionBee enables system developers to quickly and cost-effectively build wireless sensor networks for remote motion recognition and tracking in many different application areas, including healthcare, security, industrial control and environmental monitoring.
Steatite Division offers customisation service for rugged laptops
Steatite Rugged Division, a provider of semi and fully rugged notebooks and PCs, is now offering an enhanced customisation service that utilises the company's considerable in-house engineering capabilities and technical expertise. Although the rugged laptops and tablets offered by Steatite Rugged Division from suppliers such as Getac and Panasonic are designed for operation in the toughest environments, they sometimes require adaptation to meet the specific needs of applications.
SFF Box PC Delivers Two Streams of Full HD Video Playback for Digital Signage Applications
Lanner Electronics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of intelligent embedded computer systems, today announced the release of the LEC-7900, an ultra compact Intel Socket P embedded system designed for high definition video applications. Utilizing the power of NVIDIA's GeForce 9 Series GPU, the LEC-7900 delivers fluid video playback to dual displays without the need for an additional graphics card.
AXIOMTEK - Ultra Low Power Intel Core2 Duo Network Appliance Platform, NA-812B, Built with Six Gigabit LANs
AXIOMTEK today introduced an energy saving NA-812B 1U-height 19" rackmount network appliance platform for small to medium businesses. The NA-812B is configured with an ultra low power 45nm Intel Core2 Duo processor up to 2.26 GHz with the Mobile Intel GM45 Express chipset, delivering exceptional performance with the minimum power consumption.
Texim - Dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems
ACCES I/O Products has announced the P104-WDG-CSMA, a new series of dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems. This feature-rich watchdog board will vigilantly stand guard over your system and will help avoid costly system failures. The board can be used to monitor the operation of your application program as well as operating system and will initiate a system reset in case of lockup. In addition, the P104-WDG-CSMA can monitor and control a variety of system hardware parameters such as temperature, voltage, fan speed, humidity, and more.
Fairchild Semiconductor - Memory Switches Expand Communication in Printer, Digital Camera and Portable Designs
Fairchild Semiconductor brings cell phone, digital camera and portable designers two memory switches, the FSSD06 and FSSD07, that expand communication between peripherals such as Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital I/O (SDIO) and Multimedia Card (MMC) to common processors.
intoPIX showcases its JPEG 2000 Board at IBC 2009
intoPIX, expert in JPEG 2000 solutions, has showcased at IBC 2009 in Amsterdam the new OEM PRISTINE JPEG 2000 board. PRISTINE is a PCIe x8 board designed to handle uncompressed input and output of audiovisual material as well as for compression & decompression of JPEG 2000 faster than real-time.
Avalue’s COM Express / ETX Module StarterKits for Evaluation
Avalue's new StarterKits, ESK-COM and ESK-ETX, provide customers quick test and evaluation. The StarterKit contains the COM express or ETX CPU modules with one Micro-ATX or ATX carrier board, it also comes with complete accessories including one passive heat-sink or heat-spreader, one power supply, one starter guide, and also a design guide CD in which users can find Win XP Embedded and Linux BSPs, drivers, and schematics.
Avago Technologies - Fully Integrated, Feature-Rich Bluetooth 2.1 SoC Sensor for Cordless Mouse Apps
Avago Technologies has announced it has developed what it says is the industry's first fully integrated and feature-rich Bluetooth 2.1 System-on–Chip LaserStream navigation sensor for wireless mouse applications, and other integrated input devices. This compact, laser navigation sensor engine from Avago, integrates a BT transceiver, stand-alone baseband processor and VCSEL illumination into a single chip package to provide a complete SoC solution that provides fast and secure connectivity, and easy integration into mouse designs. Additionally, this new laser sensor has several features that can be configured via an external EEPROM to simplify mouse designs. Avago is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications.
Varisys - IEEE1386 compatible PMC
VM1553 is an IEEE1386 compatible PMC offering up to four channels of STANAG 3838 or MIL-STD-1553 compatible connectivity. The VM1553's compact, modular form factor gives it many uses for embedded solutions in both air and conduction cooled environments and, combined with a Varisys PMC carrier can be easily used in a laboratory.
VGA Port Protector Integrates Level Shifting, Buffering, and ESD Protection
Maxim has introduced the MAX4895E, a complete VGA port protector IC designed to interface between a video graphics controller and VGA port connector. This device integrates HSYNC/VSYNC level-shifting buffers to ensure full compatibility with VESA VSIS specifications. Additionally, it includes robust ESD protection on all seven VGA video outputs. This high level of integration allows the MAX4895E to eliminate the need for the multiple analog and passive components required by discrete implementations, thus saving space and cost. A compact, single-chip solution, the MAX4895E is ideal for use in notebook PCs, desktop computers, servers, and consumer video applications.
DIN Rail Temperature Controller
The EV6421M from Celsum Technologies is a versatile, general purpose, DIN-Rail or (surface) mounting, well-priced temperature controller. It allows a wide range of input signals, has a built-in display, has an on/off control action, and has two programmable alarms. It is available in 115V and 230V mains supply versions, and has an alarm buzzer that can be programmed to activate or not in an alarm condition.
NA-822 - AXIOMTEK’s 1U Core2 Quad High Performance Network Appliance Supports Ten Gigabit LANs and Unbuffered ECC Memory
As a professional network communication hardware platform provider, AXIOMTEK is pleased to introduce NA-822 1U rack-mountable network appliance platform with wide-range processors and long life time support for small and medium business (SMB) markets. To fit different customers' applications, the NA-822 built around an Intel 3210 plus ICH9R chipset supports Intel Core2 Quad, Core2 Duo, Xeon processors 3000 sequence, Intel Celeron E1500 and Celeron 440 processors in the LGA775 socket with a 1333 MHz FSB. Moreover, the NA-822 platform supports optional onboard Cavium CN16XX VPN security co-processor and two unbuffered ECC DDR2 DIMM slots with memory up to 4GB and ten 10/100/1000Mbps LAN ports with up to 2-group LAN bypass. This performance network appliance is designed to implement various internet applications, including VPN, content filtering, UTM, network security applications and other embedded box solutions.
Impressive performance from DSL’s new Tiny CPU module
DSL's new 6319-F-D which packs a lot of features into a fanless embedded Tiny CPU module. The heart of this ultra-low power module is the Vortex 86DX 800MHz SoC CPU supported by 256MB of DDR2 expandable to 512MB plus 128, 256 or 512MB USB Flash memory and 4MB SPI Flash onboard. Add a 16-bit ISA bus for expansion, and it's no surprise that this tiny 65mm x 45mm module weighing a mere 30gr is a significant candidate for a wide range of applications.
Tiny MPEG compression board supports ARM platforms
The microMPEG4 from Advanced Micro Peripherals is a sub credit-card sized, 4-channel MPEG-4 video compression module based on the 32bit mini PCI form factor. The microMPEG4 provides a low power, high performance solution for capturing and compressing up to 4 concurrent live analog video and audio inputs to full D1 resolution using MPEG-4. microMPEG4 The microMPEG4 can also decompress and playback recordings from storage to display and offers an additional incoming live video path for simultaneous preview on the host screen.
NeoPhotonics Expands Portfolio of XFP Transceivers
NeoPhotonics announced today new CWDM and DWDM options in its XFP pluggable transceiver line to meet the growing need for high-speed "10 Gigabit" network connections such as OC192/STM-64, 10 G Fibre Channel, G.709, and 10 G Ethernet. Compliant with the XFP 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable MSA Revision 4.5, NeoPhotonics' expanded XFP line gives system designers flexibility in configuring their platforms for different network applications and allows carriers to offer more service connections "per shelf" as the transceivers physically separate the optical interface from the rest of the system hardware.
Minicom enhances out-of-band remote support of mission critical IT with Power on Cable
Minicom Advanced Systems - a leading developer of IT & KVM remote access and management solutions for the server room and datacenter - today announced the launch of a new, Minicom patented single port power control solution. Power on Cable (PoC) is targeted at IT environments that require a complete remote support package of both BIOS level KVM IP access and remote power control. This can include server rooms in which mission critical equipment is handpicked, or ATM machines or unmanned communication centers distributed in far away locations.
Brainboxes releases its first PCI Express Opto Isolated RS422/485 products
Brainboxes releases its first Opto Isolated PCI Express RS422/485 products. These 1 & 2 port, low profile and standard height, high speed cards are the latest releases into this rapidly growing range. Since launching the PCI Express range last year 10 RS232 products have now been released with 5 recent additions in the RS422/485 versions. This range has continued to receive excellent feedback from end users in various industries in a wide range of applications.
BI 785G-M35 - High Performance MicroATX Motherboard
Possessing industrial grade technology, DFI LANParty is going to launch the newest Blood Iron series product, 785G-M35 Micro ATX motherboard. Accommodating AMD 785 chipset, BI 785G-M35 incorporates integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200, which supports DirectX10.1, Shader Model 4.1, and UVD 2.0. With 128MB DDR3 Sideport Memory, graphics performance of BI 785G-M35 can be improved up to 10%~15%. What is more, it comes with LANParty exclusive "ABS II" CPU Auto Upgrade technology and leading-edge digital PWM so as to let users enjoy the ultimate high performance and simultaneously save a huge amount of budget and electric pay.
PLX PCI Express Gen 2 Switches Support Access Control Service -- Required for I/O Virtualization
PLX Technology, Inc. announces its entire ExpressLane PCIe Gen 2 switch family, ranging from four to 96 lanes, is fully compliant to support Access Control Service (ACS), which is required in PCIe switches in various I/O virtualization (IOV) applications. Virtualization allows multiple operating systems running simultaneously within a single computer to share CPU and I/O resources. ACS capability in PLX PCIe switches prevents silent data corruption and un-intended data transfers between partitions of shared resources in virtual computing environments found in modern data centers. Virtual computing is increasingly being deployed in data centers to reduce capital expenditures and operating expenses.