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Qseven Computer Module (ESC Booth #1223)

Congatec AG (Deggendorf, Germany) now offers conga-QA, a computer module based on the Qseven form factor. The conga-QA is fitted with the Intel® Atom™ Z5xx range of processors and the Intel® US15W system controller hub. The module provides fast, serial differential interfaces such as PCI Express and SATA, and avoids old legacy interfaces such as EIDE and PCI. The conga-QA module provides 8x USB 2.0, 1x SATA, 1x SDIO, 1x PCIe, LPC bus, I²C bus, as well as gigabit Ethernet and high definition audio. The module offers up to 4 GByte onboard flash storage. The flexible SDIO interface means that SD cards can also be used as easy and robust mass storage. With 8 bit bandwidth, MMC 4.0 cards can be used with a data transfer rate of up to 52 MByte/s. As well as storage media, cards with functions such as WLAN, Bluetooth, and RFID are also available for the SDIO standard. The Intel® US15W system controller hub contains the Intel® GMA500 graphics engine. The 3D-capable onboard graphics use a frame buffer of up to 256 MByte and support DirectX 9.0E and OpenGL 2.0. Video applications are accelerated by MPEG2 and MPEG4 decoding in hardware. Graphics output is either via a 1x24 bit LVDS channel or an SDVO port. The conga-QA module uses VESA standard “DisplayID“ to automatically recognize any flat displays connected. For Free Info Visit Here.

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STD Bus x86-Based SBC (ESC Booth #435)

The LPM-LX800-G from WinSystems (Arlington,TX) is a high-integration STD Bus single board computer (SBC) that incorporates the low power, AMD Geode™ LX800MHz 0.9W CPU. The LPMLX800- G can be populated with up to 1 GByte of system DRAM and up to 16 GBytes of CompactFlash. A high-performance video engine is onboard that supports LCD and CRT displays simultaneously. An Intel 82551ER, 32-bit PCI 10/100 Ethernet controller supports networking. Further I/O support includes four USB 2.0 ports with in-rush and over-current protection, four independent RS- 232/422/485 full-duplex serial UARTs, 48-lines of TTL-compatible digital I/O, and AC97 audio. The LPM-LX800 contains the core logic to provide PC-compatibility for the I/O and bus interface logic including the UDMA100 controller for hard disks, keyboard/mouse controller, LPT interface, real-time clock, and interrupt controller. A precision power-fail reset circuit, activity LED, PC/104-Plus expansion, and watchdog-timer are also included. The 4.5" × 7.0" STD Bus board operates as a standalone SBC, or users can add off-the-shelf or user-designed IEEE 961 STD Bus cards, PC/104, or PC/104-Plus expansion I/O modules to match their exact application. The RoHS-compliant LPM-LX800 will operate over the industrial temperature range of -40° to +85°C and does not require a fan. For Free Info Visit Here.

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AC/DC Switching Power Supply (ESC Booth #1028 )

Kontron (Poway, CA) introduces the CP3210 rugged conduction-cooled 3U CompactPCI® CPU board. The CPU board offers a clock rate of 733 MHz and DDR SDRAM of 226 MHz. The CP3210 incorporates a thermal sensor for health monitoring and thermal management. The 3U CompactPCI® CPU board is designed to meet the harshest and most demanding requirements through its very low-power dissipation, real-time and certifiable software support, and conduction- cooled design. The Kontron CP3210 CompactPCI® CPU board offers a range of standard functions and expansion options including the new PowerPC G3 750FX RISC processor clocked at 733 MHz, onboard user memory of 512 MB DDR SDRAM with ECC clocked at 266 MHz, 128 MB of System Flash memory, 256 MB of User Flash memory, and 128 KB of nvSRAM with realclock. It also offers two onboard serial lines, two Ethernet channels (one Gigabit and one 10/100), and one 33/66 MHz PMC expansion slot (PCI Mezzanine Card). An additional PMC can be implemented via the rugged PMC carrier CPMC1. The CP3210 has reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C according to VITA 47 recommendations. For Free Info Visit Here.

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Making the Move to Digital in Machine Vision

Analog cameras dominated the early years of machine vision systems, offering adequate performance, a simple interface, and a moderate price. Technology advances, however, are now tipping the scales in favor of digital cameras for most new and many legacy applications. Dropping prices, standardized interfaces, and opportunities for customized preprocessing are making the analog to digital transition painless and profitable.

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Imaging Technique Improves Quality Control of Pharmaceuticals

A focal plane array designed for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle has helped a scientist see farther into the infrared spectrum. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher E. Neil Lewis picked up a mercury-cadmium telluride (MCT) array from Ted Heilweil, a colleague at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and placed it on the step-scanner of his infrared microscope.

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Particle-Image Velocimeter Having Large Depth of Field

This instrument could be used to monitor particle-laden flows.An instrument that functions mainly as a particle-image velocimeter provides data on the sizes and velocities of flying opaque particles. The instrument is being developed as a means of characterizing fluxes of wind-borne dust particles in the Martian atmosphere. The instrument could also adapted to terrestrial use in measuring sizes and velocities of opaque particles carried by natural winds and industrial gases. Examples of potential terrestrial applications include monitoring of airborne industrial pollutants and airborne particles in mine shafts.

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Processing Ocean Images To Detect Large Drift Nets

A computer program processes the digitized outputs of a set of downward-looking video cameras aboard an aircraft flying over the ocean. The purpose served by this software is to facilitate the detection of large drift nets that have been lost, abandoned, or jettisoned. The development of this software and of the associated imaging hardware is part of a larger effort to develop means of detecting and removing large drift nets before they cause further environmental damage to the ocean and to shores on which they sometimes impinge.

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