DFI Sets a New Standard in Flexibility
DFI today launches 6 new riser cards. The 6 riser cards are equipped with PCIe/PCI expansions to fit several unique requirements.
XMOS Releases USB-Specific Starter Kit
XMOS today announces the launch of the xCORE-USB sliceKIT, a significant new addition to its sliceKIT family of modular development boards and software. Together with the xTIMEcomposer development suite and xSOFTip software IP blocks, this new sliceKIT makes it simple to develop USB-equipped applications on the xCORE-USB range of deterministic, low latency, multicore microcontrollers.
Low-cost entry to 4th Gen Intel Core processors on COM Express
congatec AG announces expanded processor support for the conga-TS87, a pin out Type 6 COM Express module based on the 4th Generation Intel Core 2-chip solution. The most significant innovation is the introduction of Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 for improved floating point instructions in signal and image processing.
New range of super-fast "Swiss army knife" controllers
UK based power and control system company Controllis has launched a new range of high performance remote system controllers that combine ARM, PIC and FPGA processors on one platform with built-in LTE modem and ultra dense GPIO. The controllers use a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 4Gb of local RAM. They support a wide range of digital and analog interfaces to and from the controller including managed Ethernet, USB, RS485, RS232, CANBus, EtherC...
Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA based AMC signal processing module
CommAgility have introduced a new high performance Advanced Mezzanine Card module based on the latest Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA and two TI TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs. Ideal for a range of high performance DSP/FPGA processing applications including telecoms and image processing, the AMC-V7-2C6678 module features fast, flexible I/O including Serial RapidIO, Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express.
Everyone’s an individual
How a new approach to the single-strand wiring of PCBs addresses existing challenges by offering a powerful, reliable, economical and easily installable interconnection solution. Kevin Canham, Production and Application Manager with Harting Technology Group, explores more in this article from ES Design magazine.
PCBs for European communications satellite
Invotec have today announced that Inmarsat’s latest satellite, Alphasat, features an advanced Digital Integrated Processor system built by Astrium in the UK and incorporates PCBs manufactured by Invotec. Alphasat, the most sophisticated commercial communications satellite ever launched, took off from French Guiana on 25th July 2013.
High-Quality Avikrimp and VersaKrimp Terminals now available in Metric sizes
Molex has announced a new line of seamless-barrel metric ring terminals, which enable universal use with metric-size studs and screws up to 10mm in diameter and wire sizes up to 6mm². They are ideal for terminating to metric screws or threaded posts and can be used in solderless wiring applications in the industrial, automotive and consumer industries.
New Trenton Backplane Exploits PCI Express 3.0 Performance
Trenton Systems has released the first backplane that takes advantage of the superior performance inherent in PCI Express 3.0 technology. The BPX8093 backplane supports the increased PCI Express 3.0 link speed and bandwidth capability with a robust product design that enhances overall system throughput as well as data communication reliability.
How To Debug Dead Boards In Production
ASSET InterTech have today announced the introduction of a new eBook that will help circuit board manufacturers who want to recover their investment in assembled boards that won’t boot – so called dead boards – and still maintain the tight production deadlines that constantly reduce the time they can spend on board debug.