Comms, Computing and Control
Axiomtek Unveils High Performance Digital Signage Player
Axiomtek unveils a new high performance digital signage player, DSB-500-860, which is equipped with the Intel QM67 Express chipset and the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors in Socket G2. The Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics engine is built into the chipset to provide fast graphics performance, high visual quality, and flexible display options including DisplayPort, VGA, and HDMI.
Renesas achieve PRIME certification for OFDM powerline communication platform
Renesas have announced today that it has received PRIME Alliance certification for its software-configurable OFDM powerline communication platform. The certification comes less than ten months from development start and marks a significant milestone both towards extending Renesas' solution capability as a leading supplier to the energy industry, and towards the adoption of PRIME as a global communications standard for smart grid.
WIN SoNIC network acceleration board for Communications Infrastructure
WIN Enterprises has announced the introduction of the WIN SoNIC network acceleration board. WIN SoNIC is an instantiation of the Intel platform for communications infrastructure, formerly codenamed "Crystal Forest." The WIN SoNIC uses software from Wind River and other Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance members to consolidate network workloads through integrated data preprocessing, deep packet inspection, crypto acceleration, and dual 10 GbE optical LAN capabilities which will be expandable to 100 GbE.
New Emerson Network Power 40G ATCA Blade Enables the Cost and Efficiency Benefits of Workload Consolidation
The latest 40G AdvancedTCA packet processing blade announced today by Emerson Network Power promises to enable network operators to gain the cost and efficiency benefits of 'workload consolidation' with simpler and faster network security.
NAI Introduces Industry’s First Nano-sized Intelligent I/O Communications Subsystem
North Atlantic Industries announces the availability of the Industry's first integrated, compact, nano-sized subsystem with unprecedented I/O capabilities that connects to existing platform Ethernet networks, making data available to any system on the network.
TI launches industry first TLK10034 XAUI/10GBASE-KR transceiver
Texas Instruments today introduced the industry's first quad-channel XAUI/10GBASE-KR transceiver that supports multiple 10G/40G Ethernet standards, as well as proprietary data rates from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. The flexible TLK10034 physical layer (PHY) serializer/deserializer (SerDes) allows engineers to use one SerDes for all of their protocol needs, instead of stocking multiple devices.
Axiomtek announces the NA-110 fanless, slim-type network appliance platform
Axiomtek announces the NA-110 fanless, slim-type network appliance platform, built on AMD G-series APU T24L 1.0GHz with A50M chipset. The low-power NA-110 comes in a small package with a height of just 30mm (1.18in) and a weight of 2.2kg (4.95lbs), which can easily fit into any confined space and harsh environment.
conga-TFS COM Express Type 6 module leverages AMD Embedded R-Series platform
congatec sets another milestone offering support of the AMD Embedded R-Series platform with the new conga-TFS COM Express module based on Type 6 pinout. The integration of AMD Embedded R-Series APU expands the COM Express standard with a new module that combines power efficient high-performance x86 processing, unprecedented integrated graphics performance and high performance parallel processing support.
X-ES ships XPedite5650 Rugged COM Express Module
Extreme Engineering Solutions is shipping XPedite5650, a conduction- or air-cooled Mini COM Express module (55 mm x 84 mm) supporting the Freescale QorIQ P2041 quad-core processor. With a quad-core processor, 4 GB of memory, a ruggedized design, and at less than 7.2 square inches, the XPedite5650 can provide the processing subsystem for a wide range of industrial, communications, and military applications where Size, Weight, and Power are critical.
Freescale extends QorIQ T1 and T2 families with four new products
Freescale Semiconductor is extending its QorIQ T1 and T2 families of 64-bit processors with four new products, including the quad-core T1040 "router on a chip"– the industry's first embedded 64-bit processor to integrate a gigabit Ethernet switch.
KALRAY Announces 1st samples of MPPA 256 processor in 28nm
KALRAY today announced the availability of first samples of the 28 nanometer MPPA 256 processor targeting embedded applications among them Imaging and signal processing. First products to be ramped in volume will be processors for signal processing in an imaging application. Product qualification is scheduled for completion in Nov 2012.
Emerson announce Liebert IntelliSlot Web Card now supports Liebert GXT3 and Nfinity UPS systems
Emerson Network Power have announced the Liebert IntelliSlot Web Card, a communications interface card that supports the Liebert GXT3 and Liebert Nfinity UPS systems for network communications, is now compliant with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). This firmware upgrade is currently available globally.
Do Androids Dream of Handwriting Recognition?
Engineers and programmers have been trying for decades to teach computers and other electronics to recognize handwritten text. Only in the last few years have the world's largest software companies made significant progress teaching smartphones and tablets to adequately recognize handwriting and translate it into typed text on the screen. By Katia Shabanova, Paragon Software Group.
Anybus CompactCom with M12 connectors enables network access
HMS Industrial Networks has released a series of Anybus CompactCom modules equipped with M12 connectors. This enables network connectivity for machinery which operates in wet, dusty, or otherwise demanding industrial environments. Networks are initially PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and EtherCAT.
Acrosser Launch the New industrial mainboard solution - AMB-IH61T1
The AMB-IH61T1 is the new Mini-ITX industrial mainboard from Acrosser Technology that supports Intel Xeon processor and both of 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 desktop processor by Intel H61 chipset and LGA 1155 socket.
AAEON Unveils the FWS-7200 Rackmount Network Appliance
AAEON announced today the FWS-7200, a 1U rackmount network appliance built around the power efficient Intel Dual-Core Atom D525 processor and Intel network controller, supporting 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Cost Effective Network Appliance with AMD Low-power T24 Processor
Today Lanner Electronics released a brand new desktop-sized network appliance, the FW-5330. Equipped with the latest AMD Embedded G-series APU, the FW-5330 is the next generation UTM and firewall appliance best suited for SOHO and SMB. The FW-5330 is fanless and features a desktop form factor, low-power AMD T24L processor, 2 or 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 USB ports and a 36W Power Adaptor with lock.
Mercury’s New Fiber I/O Module Is First in Industry to Transfer and Process Data Across 16 Channels
Mercury announced a groundbreaking 6U OpenVPX fiber I/O module: the Echotek Series SCFE-V6-4QSFP-OVPX. This industry-leading module is the only one to combine 16 channels of high-speed fiber with three of the most powerful Xilinx Virtex-6 Field Programmable Gate Array processors available today.
microSDHC UHS-I and microSDXC UHS-I Memory Cards announced by Lexar
Lexar today introduced the Lexar High-Performance microSDHC UHS-I and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards for smartphones, tablets, and sports camcorders. The UHS-I cards carry a Class 10 speed classification, and deliver read transfer speeds up to 300x (45MB per second),* allowing users to quickly capture, store, play back, and transfer their favorite media files, including 1080p full-HD and 3D video.
Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader from Lexar
Lexar has unveiled the all new Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader, a versatile, all-in-one solution for quick and reliable file transfers from 25 of the most popular memory card formats. The reader provides five slots compatible with popular card formats such as CompactFlash, Secure Digital, including newly added support for Secure Digital Extended Capacity cards, Mobile, Memory Stick and xD-Picture cards.
Emerson Network Power Announces Industry’s Highest Density ATCA Media Processing Blade
A new AdvancedTCA media processing blade announced today by Emerson Network Power has the highest density of digital signal processing cores of any commercially available blade. With up to 576 DSP cores and running sophisticated media processing software, the new ATCA-8320 will enable communications equipment companies to simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of very high density IP media processing applications.
EEE with Feature-Rich Gigabit Single PHY Family from Broadcom
Broadcom today announced the industry's most feature-rich Gigabit single physical layer transceiver family with new AutoGrEEEn Plus technology. Optimized for power-intensive Ethernet network applications, the BCM54210E PHY family is the world's smallest footprint, lowest power single Gigabit PHY, delivering up to 70 percent1 savings in operating power.
Broadcom unveils Low Power BCM84328 Physical Layer Transceiver
Broadcom has unveiled the industry's lowest power octal 10 Gigabit Ethernet, dual 40GbE physical layer transceiver. Designed for high-density data centre applications, the BCM84328 PHY delivers comprehensive PHY functionality while simplifying board design for server and network equipment manufacturers.
AAEON unveil the FWS-2200 network appliance
AAEON has today unveiled a new network appliance based on the Intel Atom D525 processor: FWS-2200. The FWS-2200 is a complete system solution that boosts high performance and efficiency for maximum firewall coverage. The FWS-2200 is a desktop 6-port network appliance with an integrated Intel ICH8M chipset.
HLS protocol stack from Advantech, eInfochips and Texas Instruments
Advantech, eInfochips, and Texas Instruments have developed the HTTP Live Streaming protocol stack for high-performance video streaming application server deployments. This solution supports inbound and outbound transcoding, while also supporting multiple file container formats, screen resolutions and frame rates.
Omniflex Cures NHS Energy Monitoring Headache
When Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust decided to collect energy consumption data in real time from more than 100 energy meters around its two hospitals, Bradford and St Luke's, it chose Omniflex to provide the server and communications infrastructure. Omniflex supplied and commissioned an on-site Omnergy data server and 13 metering gateways to communicate with more than 100 new and existing energy meters around the two sites.
Transform Data Centre Storage Architecture with PMC's PCIe Gen3 RAID adapters
PMC has today unveiled the industry's first PCIe Gen3 high port-count 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters. The Adaptec Series 7 y unveiled family represents the first RAID adapters to take full advantage of PCIe Gen3 bandwidth, providing unmatched performance for a broad range of enterprise and cloud
ADLINK's new ETX module with Low Power Consumption
ADLINK has unveiled the ETX-CV, the newest member of its Computer on Module family. Based on the latest dual-core 32nm process Intel Atom Processor and NM10 Express Chipset, the ETX-CV represents ADLINK's commitment to serve its ETX customer base with continuing product development.
HDMI Video and Audio Capture Card Ideal for Multimedia Device Testing and Medical Imaging
ADLINK has today unveiled its new Full HD HDMI video and audio capture card, the HDV62A, enabling one-card acquisition of full analog/digital video and digital audio input. Featuring uncompressed full HD up to 1080p at 60 fps,10-bit high-resolution ADC, and HDCP support, the HDV62A delivers serious benefits and reduced TCO for applications requiring simultaneous capture from both video and audio signals, such as multimedia device testing and medical imaging.
Smart Computational Grids: Infrastructure for Tackling Global Integration Challenges
Vladimir Getov, Senior IEEE member and professor of distributed and high-performance computing at the University of Westminster, discusses smart computational grids in the wider context of a smarter planet vision. Vladimir highlights that being connected is not sufficent to address global challenges and that we need to address the need for making global systems better.
Make smart smarter
Serial interconnect isn't dead; manufacturers, suppliers and integrators of M2M equipment — as well as their customers — have a continuing need for serial communications. So what can they do about the growing communications gap? By Andrew C. Ross.
OPS Signage Player from Axiomtek Featuring 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors
Axiomtek today announced the new OPS860-HM Open Pluggable Specification compliant signage player delivers high performance without the high cost of installation and maintenance. This cost-effective signage player supports 2nd generation Intel Core i5/i3 processors with Intel HM65 Express chipset and has a DDR3-1333 system memory that can expand up to 4GB capacity.
Eurotech Announces ReliaGATE 50-21 Multi-Service Gateway for M2M Applications
Eurotech announces the ReliaGATE 50-21, an industrial grade multi-service gateway designed to enable M2M applications in a variety of environments. Based on the Intel Atom processor, the ReliaGATE 50-21 Multi-Service Gateway delivers communications, computation power, a middleware application framework and seamless M2M platform integration for immediate service generation and deployment.
Point Grey Adds 120 FPS VGA Models to World's Smallest GigE Camera Line
Point Grey today announces the addition of a new model to its ever expanding Flea3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. The newest Flea3 model delivers VGA resolution at 120 FPS in a low-cost, ultra-compact, GigE package.
New Solution for CAN Interface Multiplexing - the Hub4x from GOEPEL
GOEPEL electronic have launched the new hardware module Hub4x, an efficient solution for multiplexing CAN interfaces. Hub4X enables simultaneous information exchange with several units under test (UUTs), which historically resulted in considerable communication problems, due to message clashes or received messages not being traceable to the originating UUTs.
CAN-DP serial-to-CANbus converter modules from EasySYNC
EasySYNC is pleased to announce the release of its CAN-DP serial-to-CANbus converter modules. This new hardware offering enables engineers to quickly and simply add a CANbus port to their PC or embedded system by connection through a serial interconnect. The dual in-line package form factor utilised by the modules means they fit into standard 28-pin, 0.6-inch IC sockets, optimising them for inclusion in OEM designs or on prototyping boards to assist the development process.
Unified Storage and Server Series unveiled by Huawei
Huawei have launched four unified storage products (OceanStor T series) and four high-end servers (Tecal series) for the enterprise industry. Under the theme 'Simplify your business, accelerate your success', the OceanStor T unified storage series will provide enterprise businesses with greater intelligence and simplicity in the cloud era, while the Tecal high-end servers will deliver substantially more powerful performance and reliability.
ITAC’s IP66 sealed HMI device achieves reliable operation by eliminating moving parts
Hand-Trak has been introduced by ITAC– a patented high-reliability gestural input device where the user simply moves a hand or finger over the device's optical lens to communicate the desired direction, speed and distance of cursor movement, providing more precise control than either a sealed touchpad or joystick.
Axiomtek’s Optimized Fanless Digital Signage Player, DSB-310, Supports DirectX 11
Axiomtek unveils a new fanless digital signage player, DSB-310, which is small, light, but also powerful. The extreme compact DSB-310 supports the latest low-power AMD G-series T40E 1.0GHz dual core APU with AMD A55E FCH. The DDR3-1066/1333 system memory can be expanded up to 4GB.
Kontron previews new digital signage solution based on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors
Kontron today previewed its open pluggable specification (OPS) compliant solution based on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors at the 4th Annual Shanghai International Digital Signage & Touch Technology Show. Giving OEMs the cutting-edge features and capabilities needed for more intelligent digital signage systems, Kontron's OPS solution will deliver excellent performance per watt ratios, an increase in graphics and computing performance, upgraded manageability features and improved security, as well as an increase in uptime provided by remote management capabilities.