New technologies in power supplies and management, board-level electronics, electronics and computers, and battery systems provide wide-ranging applications essential to military, aviation, medical, and automotive.

A digital receiver in a 1.26-GHz spaceborne radar scatterometer now undergoing development includes a module for detecting radio-frequency interference (RFI) that could contam-inate...

PT-1880 handheld electronic labeler
Brother International
Bridgewater, NJ
908-704-1700
www.brother-usa.com

In October 2007, the crew...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
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Electronic Fog, Frost, and Ice Prevention Technology

Don Skomsky
Integrity Engineering, Inc.
West Chester, PA

This electronic device prevents condensation, frost, and ice from...

In 1924, General Motors president Alfred P. Sloan Jr. devised annual model-year design changes in order to maintain unit sales. Body shapes faced cosmetic changes every year, whether...

In a proposed coding-and-modulation scheme, a high-rate binary data stream would be processed as follows:

A prototype decoder for a serially concatenated pulse position modulation (SCPPM) code has been implemented in a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). At the time of this...

The figure shows a biasable subharmonic mixer designed to operate in the frequency range from 520 to 600 GHz. This mixer is a prototype of low-power mixers needed for development of...

An effort to develop large-aperture, wide-angle-scanning reflectarray antennas for microwave radar and communication systems is underway. In an antenna of this type as envisioned,...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercomputer Aids NASA’s Journey to the Moon and Mars
SGI® Altix® ICE system
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI)
Sunnyvale, CA
800-800-7441
www.sgi.com

SGI has supplied NASA's Advanced Supercomputing facility at NASA Ames...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Radiation Detection Hardware Part of Living With a Star Experiment
Space dosimeter card
Space Micro Inc.
San Diego, CA
858-332-0700
www.spacemicro.com

Space Micro’s space dosimeter card has been successfully integrated at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) into the Living with a Star (LWS), Space...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Increasing System Flexibility Using FPGAs

The proliferation of FPGAs into the embedded computing industry has opened up many new pathways for designers to design cost-effective systems that will withstand technology upgrades, changes in...

Embedded systems and desktop PC's have had a love hate relationship over the years. The PC has been the source of significant technological advances that have enabled embedded...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Using Virtualization to Secure Mobile Device Designs

Mobile devices are increasingly coming under attack from malicious applications. As more complex operating systems (OS), such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Linux are used in handsets,...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Real-Time Data Distribution for Industrial Automation Systems

The quest to bring lockstep efficiency to labor intensive factory production at first relied on mechanical ingenuity. Over time, as reliable and cost-effective microprocessor...

Products: Electronics & Computers
3D Stacked IC Technology (Esc Booth # 1535)

IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has announced significant progress with its 3D-SIC (3D stacked IC) technology. IMEC recently demonstrated the first functional 3D integrated circuits obtained by die-to-die...

Products: Electronics & Computers
On-Chip Debug Solutions (Esc Booth #1840)

Macraigor Systems (Brookline Village, MA) has ported their proprietary OCDemon On-Chip Debug Technology to ARM Cortex-M3 processors and is offering full GNU toolsets to be used with these processors....

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SMP Virtual Machine (Esc Booth #1610)

Aonix® (San Diego, CA) now offers the PERC Ultra SMP with support for multicore hardware. PERC Ultra SMP is a multiprocessor and multicore solution for complex mission-critical embedded and real-time...

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Touchscreen Controller ICs (Esc Booth # 316)

Atmel® Corporation (San Jose, CA) has introduced charge-transfer, capacitive touchscreen controller ICs that are suitable for mobile phones and other personal electronics. Highly reliable...

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Bluetooth Modules (ESC Booth #1809)

Laird Technologies (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a range of Bluetooth® modules designed to support the demands of medical equipment manufacturers. Designed for data applications, the BTM411 is a fully...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Reference Design Platform (ESC Booth #626)

Express Logic, Inc. (San Diego, CA) and Renesas Technology America, Inc. (San Jose, CA) have teamed up to offer a comprehensive reference design platform for powerful, inexpensive media players. The...

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Micro-ATX Motherboard (ESC Booth #1940)

The EL330-DR micro-ATX form factor motherboard from ITOX (East Brunswick, NJ) utilizes the Intel® Q45 Express chipset with Intel® I/O Controller Hub 10DO. The embedded board supports the 45nm...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SOI CMOS Imager With Suppression of Cross-Talk

A monolithic silicon-on-insulator (SOI) complementary metal oxide/ semiconductor (CMOS) image-detecting integrated circuit of the active-pixel-sensor type, now undergoing development, is...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
In-Phase Power-Combined Frequency Tripler at 300 GHz

This design starts with commercial 85- to 115-GHz sources that are amplified to as much as 250 mW using power amplifiers developed for the Herschel Space Observatory. The frequency is then tripled using a novel waveguide GaAs Schottky diode frequency tripler. This planar diode produces 26 mW...

An improved design for the backshell of a connector for a shielded, multiple-wire cable reduces the size of the backshell, relative to traditional designs of backshells of otherwise...

The figure is a block diagram of a proposed system of portable illuminated signs, electronic monitoring equipment, and radio-communication equipment for preventing (or taking...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Glove-Box or Desktop Virtual-Reality System

The figure depicts salient features of the optical layout of a desktop-scale virtual-reality system that is specialized for simulating a glove-box work space. The system generates stereoscopic...

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