Comms, Computing and Control
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.
Optelian Adds Ultra-Flexible, Multi-Service Networking Card to LightGAIN Portfolio
Optelian is pleased to announce the addition of the FLX-1610 multi-service networking card to the LightGAIN portfolio. It provides high-density, multiprotocol aggregation and flexible deployment options that improve network efficiency and offers unprecedented service delivery flexibility to LightGAIN networks.
Avago Technologies Announces High-Density 120 Gbps Parallel Optical Solutions For Cloud Computing and Data Center Applications
Avago Technologies today announced the availability of production volumes of 120 Gbps multichannel optical transmitter and receiver modules for "inside-the-box" data-center applications and a CXP pluggable transceiver for board-edge "box-to-box" and "rack-to-rack" communications.
Ethernet-based smart automation for drives and systems
Sprint Electric introduced at the latest SPS/IPC/Drives show in Nuremberg, Germany, a new version of drive.web, an Ethernet-based distributed control system for their wide range of DC drives. The system was demonstrated at the show through an interactive iPad demo.
Industrial grade routers with 500Mbps throughput
Amplicon has announced the release of a new industrial grade router, the EDR-G902. This router is designed to establish a secure high-speed connection to remote systems with enhanced security functions, an easy configuration interface, with a rugged design.
Cypress, Nuvation and Arrow Electronics Introduce New USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Interface Board for Altera FPGAs
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Nuvation Research Corp. today announced the production release of a rapid-prototyping solution that simplifies streaming video, images and other data from Altera FPGAs to a host processor at speeds up to 400 Megabytes per second.
Point Grey Launches Ultra-Compact, 8.8 Megapixel, USB 3.0 Camera
Point Grey today announces the addition of an exciting new model to its popular line of Flea3 USB 3.0 cameras. This new model leverages the bandwidth capabilities of USB 3.0 by delivering 8.8 MP colour images at 21 FPS (185 MByte/s) in an ultra-compact, low-cost package. The FL3-U3-88S2C features Sony's new IMX121 sensor with Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS architecture.
Talking Machine Language with Brian Vezza
Everyone is familiar with the technologies used for 'person to person' communication such as mobile phones or PCs, but perhaps most are not so well acquainted with M2M (Machine-to-Machine), which is the broad term for a huge range of machines that talk to other machines, which can be servers, controllers, sensors or 'the cloud'.
Building in the advantages of USB 3.0 connectivity
Although slow to ramp up and facing stiff competition from its own ancestor, USB 3.0 is destined to become a significant feature in industrial and consumer devices. By Dave Mellor.
Cypress Introduces Low-Power USB-to-UART Bridge Controller
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today expanded its market-leading USB product portfolio with the introduction of the new EZ-USB USB-UART Bridge Controller (CY7C64225). The new device offers a cost-effective, low-power solution to convert legacy UART interfaces to Full-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces.
Lattice ships first samples of LatticeECP4 FPGAS
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced that it has begun shipping the highest density member of its next generation LatticeECP4 FPGA family to select customers. The new LatticeECP4 FPGA family offers the richest portfolio of low cost, low power mid-range devices under 200K LUTs, with high performance innovations such as 6G SERDES in low cost packages, powerful DSP blocks and built-in hard IP-based communication blocks.
Innovasic Launches New Version of Its RapID Platform Industrial Ethernet Connectivity Solution
Innovasic announces a new and improved version of its RapID Platform Network Interface for Industrial Ethernet connectivity. PROFINET Class B, EtherNet/IP and ModbusTCP can all be supported without changing hardware or changing the host processor software. This means host communication with the Network Interface remains the same regardless of the protocol, saving significant development time
JetCard series UPCI add-on cards ensure flexible network expansion in industrial deployments
Korenix offers JetCard series Universal PCI add-on cards, JetCard 2205 and JetCard 2215 models that are designed with Ethernet & Power over Ethernet ports, as well as easy to install drivers to allow IPC providers design an extensible data communication system in industrial applications.
New Real COM is launched in JetPort 5601 Industrial Serial Device Server for Enhanced & Easier Network Management
Korenix announces its JetPort 5601 1-port RS 232/422/485 serial device server with redundant Ethernet ports is upgraded to support Real COM function for enhancing network management performance in industrial deployments. Compared to the Virtual COM, the Real COM provides shorter latency, and enables the device to start on system boot, without requiring further user login.
Mercury Computer Systems Introduces 10 Teraflop ISR Subsystem Capability for Defense and Aerospace Applications
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announced StreamDirect, a highly efficient method for delivering streams of sensor data directly to specialized coprocessors such as general purpose graphics processing units.
TI speeds data rates in highly-loaded CAN networks with new transceivers
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a family of turbo CAN transceivers designed for data rates in excess of 1 Mbps, meeting the growing demand for more nodes and greater data transmission length in today's industrial CAN networks.
CUI Adds Line of Enclosed PCB Mount Speakers
CUI Inc announced the addition of a new family of enclosed pcb mount speakers to their Components product line. The CVS series is housed in a protective plastic case with diameters ranging from 15 mm to 31.8 mm.
High-Speed, Multi-Channel Serial FPDP Recorders Ideal for R&D, Ground, Ship, Airborne and Rugged Environments introduced by Pentek
Pentek, Inc. today introduced the Talon family of high-speed, multi-channel Serial FPDP turnkey recording systems: the Model RTS 2716 commercial rackmount, the Model RTR 2736 rugged portable, and the Model RTR 2756 rugged rackmount recorders. Using state-of-the-art disk storage technology, these systems are highly flexible and achieve aggregate recording rates up to 2 Gbytes per second.
CommAgility AdvancedMC module provides affordable FPGA performance and flexible I/O
CommAgility announced today the AMC-V6L, a competitively-priced FPGA processing module. The new board provides high performance in an AdvancedMC form factor, and an extensive set of high speed I/O for maximum flexibility in interfacing. The module is ideal for a wide range of applications including wireless, general-purpose FPGA acceleration and I/O processing.
Simple-to-deploy solution to boost network performance
LSI Corporation today introduced the Axxia network accelerator AXP3420 card, designed to accelerate critical networking tasks in enterprise and cloud datacenters. The AXP3420 card plugs into a standard PCIe slot to accelerate network functions such as application recognition and security, and improves networking performance for servers and networking equipment.
X-ES Introduces SFFR Rugged Router Running Cisco IOS Software
If you try to pronounce SFFR, we think you'll say "safer," which is exactly what SFFR offers: safer, secure, encrypted communications, courtesy of superior X-ES hardware, running Cisco IOS IP Routing software. At less than 72 cubic inches and 3.5 pounds, SFFR is the smallest available rugged router hosting Cisco IOS.
Kontron new open pluggable specification compliant solution speeds time-to-market of smart, connected, secure and managed digital signage
Kontron today introduced a new open pluggable specification compliant modular solution designed to make digital signage applications more connected, intelligent and secure, which results in devices that are easier to install, use and maintain. Through use of Kontron´s KOPS800 series modular digital signage solutions, companies are able to achieve higher customer satisfaction from users of their digital signage-based systems from increased uptime provided by remote management capabilities that enable easier upgrades and scheduling of repairs.
EVE Unveils 10-Gigabit Ethernet Validation Platform
EVE today announced immediate availability of a 10-Gigabit Ethernet validation platform for its ZeBu family of system-on-chip hardware-assisted verification platforms. The e-zTest 10GbE software is a transaction-based environment for high-speed validation of 10GbE functions in network routers, switches and controllers, and SoC application specific integrated circuits containing 10GbE ports.
Versatile I/O Module with Stepper Motor Control
Jetter AG expand their modular JX3 I/O systems by the peripheral module JX3MIX1. It has got eight multi-purpose inputs and outputs, three analog inputs, one analog output, one quick counter and one stepper motor controller.
Napatech announces on-board IEEE1588 PTP support
Napatech today announced the availability of on-board IEEE1588 PTP (Precision Time Protocol) support on Napatech 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps intelligent network adapters. This will allow Napatech customers to synchronize appliances using Napatech intelligent network adapters to an IEEE1588 PTP master or to use Napatech network adapters as an IEEE15888 PTP master for other systems.
NXP Brings ARM Cortex-M0 to DALI and DMX512 Lighting Control Systems
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today introduced the industry's first development platforms for DALI and DMX512 wired lighting control systems based on the low-cost, low-power 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor. The new evaluation systems feature an NXP LPC1100XL series microcontroller, which is uniquely suited to handle the communication requirements for intelligent lighting projects using DALI and DMX.
Broadcom Announces Industry's Lowest Power, Highest Performance 100GbE Multi-Rate Gearbox PHYs
Broadcom Corporation , today announced the industry's lowest power and highest performance multi-rate 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) physical layer transceivers (PHYs) for next-generation data center, enterprise and core networks. The new Broadcom BCM84790 and BCM84793 gearbox PHYs extend Broadcom's industry-leading portfolio of 10GbE, 40GbE and now 100GbE physical layer devices while offering the first multi-rate interface for 4-lane (4x25 Gbps) and 10-lane (10x10 Gbps) bi-directional transmissions. See the technology in action at INTEROP 2012.
Sercos Monitor - Powerful Diagnostic Tool for Sercos III
The Sercos International user organization announced at Hannover Fair that it will soon release a powerful diagnostic tool for Sercos III networks and offer it as a free download on the Sercos websites. The diagnostic tool allows a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the data traffic in Sercos III networks.
LSI Expands Axxia Communication Processor Portfolio to Accelerate Enterprise and Cloud Datacenter Networks
LSI Corporation today introduced the AXE2502 Axxia communication processor, designed to accelerate networking in enterprise and cloud datacenters. The AXE2502 processor offloads complex networking tasks from servers and networking equipment, improving performance and reducing power consumption.
Emerson Network Power Rugged Processing Blade Now Verified by Cisco for Secure Unified Communications in Federal and Defense Applications
Emerson Network Power today announced that its rugged 3U CompactPCI processing blade is now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications solutions in federal and defense applications. The CPCI7203, running VMware virtualization software, has completed interoperability verification testing for the Cisco Unified Communications Manager, enabling a new generation of scalable and highly available collaborative communication platforms for government agencies and network-centric defense applications.
Broadcom Launches New Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Solutions
Broadcom Corporation today announced the addition of four energy efficient devices to its Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) portfolio. Optimized for use in power-intensive Ethernet network applications, the 10/100/1000BASE-T physical layer transceivers (PHYs) lower operating power by more than 40 percent, and up to 70 percent or more through the implementation of EEE.
Pleora Makes History with World's First Commercial 10 GigE Video Transmitter
Pleora Technologies today made industry history with the commercial launch of a high-performance transmitter that streams video at more than 8 Gb/s over standard 10 GigE networks, in real time with low, consistent latency.
Small 1080P Signage Player Provides Great Graphics Performance
In the rapidly expanding Digital Signage market, the graphics performance of the Signage Player is extremely important for the users, especially those looking to display vibrant, HD content. To address these applications, NDiS 127 runs on AMD Embedded G-Series APU T56N 1.65 GHz dual core processor with AMD Radeon HD6320 integrated graphics engine that can support DirectX 11.
Algotronix releases MACsec product to secure Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps
Algotronix Ltd.,announces that it is shipping MACsec cores that are used to secure data on Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps. The Media Access Control Security (MACsec) products comply with the requirements of IEEE 802.1AE. They are available as intellectual property cores for FPGAs or SoC technology to cover the needs of gigabit Ethernet for 1 GbE and 10 GbE throughputs.
3U VPX Development System for Multiple Processing-Node Applications
Concurrent Technologies announces the release of the latest addition to their range of development systems. The SY VPX/507 is a free-standing, centrally switched, 7-slot 3U VPX development system designed to aid in bench development of applications where the computation power of multiple SBCs are required.
High Performance XMC Serial Communications Adaptor
Concurrent Technologies announces the latest addition to their range of communication XMC mezzanine cards. The XM RS1/20x is a low power asynchronous serial communication adaptor supporting either the industry standard RS232 interface, RS422 differential interface or the RS485 multi-drop interface.
LSI Launches Nytro Product Portfolio of Intelligent, Flash-based Solutions to Redefine Datacenter Performance
LSI Corporation today introduced the Nytro portfolio, a comprehensive family of solutions that combines PCIe flash technology with intelligent caching and management software to achieve accelerated application performance in datacenters and cloud environments. Nytro solutions allow datacenters to contend with massive data growth and speed the ability of databases and other applications to access data and provide real-time analytics and reporting.
PLX Announces New 10GBase-T PHY Optimized for ToR Switches
PLX Technology, Inc. today announced the TeraPHY TN8045 10GBase-T transceiver, a quad-port physical layer (PHY) housed in an industry-leading small 25mm-square package that is space-optimized to allow for 12 devices to fit side-by-side in a standard 48-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch. The PLX TN8045 is also ideal for a wide range of applications beyond these high-density ToR switches, including multi-port network adaptors that cater to servers, multi-port switch uplinks, and media converters.
New Broadcom 10GBASE-T PHYs Deliver 50 Percent Lower Power
Broadcom Corporation today announced the addition of two 10GBASE-T physical layer transceivers (PHYs) to its growing portfolio of 10GBASE-T networking solutions. Optimized for top-of-rack switches, 10GbE server adapters and LOMs (LAN on motherboard) in the data center, the highly integrated quad-port BCM84844 and dual-port BCM84846 lower operating power by more than 50 percent(1).