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VPX SerDes Test Modules

Elma Electronics Inc. (Fremont, CA) has released the SerDes Test Modules for VPX systems. The modules are being offered in partnership with DFT Microsystems, a leader in high-density test solutions for highspeed semiconductor device interfaces. The SerDes modules are designed to plug into VPX backplanes and directly test the channel compliance. They can be used to test VPX switch and node cards and/or the backplane channels without requiring external equipment or special test fixtures.

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COM Express Embedded Modules

VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has extended their embedded board portfolio to include COM Express™ modules. Measuring 95mm x 125mm, COM Express is an industry standard embedded form factor developed by the PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group). The COM Express specification integrates core CPU, chipset, and mem ory on the mod - ule, providing support for extensive con - nectivity options, in - cluding USB, audio, graphics, and Ether - net, through boardto- board connectors to an I/O baseboard.

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PXI Embedded Controllers

The PXI-8104 and PXI-8183 embedded controllers from National Instruments (Austin, TX) are suitable for applications including consumer electronics, automotive, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense. The PXI-8104 is an Intel Celeron M 440 processor-based embedded controller for use in PXI and CompactPCI systems. The PXI-8104 controller has a 1.86 GHz processor and dual-channel 533 MHz DDR2 memory.

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Digital-to-Synchro/Resolver Converter

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) (Bohemia, NY) has announced the availability of a 3-channel Digital-to- Synchro/Resolver Converter on a PC-104 card. The DSP-based 73DS2 includes up to three independent, transformer isolated programmable synchro/resolver simulation channels. Each channel has 16-bit resolution, ±1 arcminute accuracy, and a short circuit protected output with 1.2 VA drive capability. The unit requires +5VDC and ±12VDC power supplies, and operates over a frequency range of 47 Hz to 10 KHz. Each unit includes eight programmable digital input/output channels, wrap-around self-test, programmable output angle rotation, and an optional programmable excitation reference supply.

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32-bit Microprocessor

The UT699RH LEON 3FT-based microprocessor from Aeroflex Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) is designed with Gasiler Research AB GRLIB IP-proven architecture and provides a 32-bit master/target PCI interface, while the AMBA bus interconnects a peripheral rich environment including CAN, SpaceWire, UART, and Ethernet.

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Voice Control Processor

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) offers their second-generation Le79114 Voice Control Pro - cessor (VCP II) for communications carriers. The Le79114 VCP II supports 64 simultaneous call control channels and all functionality of the first-generation Le79112 VCP. Linecare, Zarlink’s carriergrade line diagnostic software, runs on the voice control processor and exceeds the GR844 standard.

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FPGA-Based Processing Platform

Embedded Systems Design, Inc. (ESD) (Elkridge, MD) has released the StreamBlade™ 5600, a 3U desktop or rack-mount FPGA-based processing platform. The standalone real-time streaming I/O processing system utilizes a combination of FPGA, embedded, and general purpose processing nodes. The platform is well-suited to real-time applications including streaming data (voice, video, and image), telecom/ datacom, symbol-to-bit conversion, algorithm acceleration, data formatting, pattern generation/recognition, and test instrumentation.

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