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.

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Using RapidIO® Technology as a System-Level Fabric

Both Serial RapidIO and Ethernet are being used as a backplane interconnect technology in a wide range of embedded applications. Many suppliers support both standards and let designers...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ruggedized Hard Disk Drives Keep Data Safe In Harsh Environments

Conventional hard disk drives (HDDs) are designed to reliably operate in the hospitable physical surroundings of interior deployments, which are typically characterized by mild...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Booth 1704-Fanless PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced the PPM-GX, a PC/104-Plus compatible single board computer (SBC) that operates throughout the temperature range of - 40°to 85°C without...

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Booth 213-Multichannel LVDT Signal Conditioner

ACCESS IO Products Inc. (San Diego, CA) has developed the Model LVDT- 8A, a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) signal conditioner board offering eight channels of signal...

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Booth 501-Human Machine Interface

Kontron (Poway, CA) has announced the Kontron Barracuda Human Machine Interface (HMI) family of products suitable for use in military command, control, communications, and computers where a display or...

Renesas Technology America, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), has launched two R32C/118 group microcontrollers (MCUs) offering 512KB on-chip flash memory and speeds of up to 48 MHz...

STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland) has unveiled the Structured Architecture of Bridges and Regulators (S.A.B.Re®), an IC offering a set of configurable and customizable analog...

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Booth 804-Embedded Internet Connectivity Software

Allegro Software Development Corp. (Boxborough, MA) has launched its RomPager 4.6 embedded Internet connectivity software suite giving OEMs the ability to integrate connectivity features into...

Ampro Computers (San Joe, CA) has introduced the ReadyPanel™ Industrial Panel PC for industrial automation, human-machine interface (HMI), and operator control applications. The...

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Booth 1716-5U Five-Slot AdvancedTCA Chassis

The aTCA-8505 from ADLINK Technology (Irvine, CA), is an AdvancedTCA chassis with shelf manager and dual hot-swappable I2C controlled fan trays. The aTCA-8505 features a push-pull design for a...

Embedded Systems Design (Elkridge, MD) has released the StreamBlade™ SOE-4, a short form FPGA-based PCI board designed to process real-time streaming data. The device uses...

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Booth 306-Dual-LAN, Mini-ITX Mainboard

VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has announced the VIA EPIA LTSeries Mini-ITX mainboard powered by a 1.5 GHz or fanless 1.0 GHz VIA C7 processor.

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Booth 1121-Air-Over Conduction-Cooled Air Transport Rack Enclosure

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions (Brockton, MA) offers the 717 Series of air-over conduction-cooled air transport rack (ATR) enclosures engineered for harsh environments in both air-and land-based military applications. The 717 Series enclosures use an external fan that, when...

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Booth 1117-Linux Quick-Start Support Packages

VersaLogic Corp. (Eugene OR) provides Linux board support packages (BSPs) for two of its single board computers, the Gecko and Puma. The packages are based on the Debian Linux, which has been...

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Booth 712-Mini Serial Attached SCSI Connectors

Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) has expanded its 3M® line of products with the addition of the Mini Serial Attached SCSI (mini-SAS) connector solutions. The RoHS compliant mini-SAS...

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced the eight-member PIC18F87J50 family of 8-bit microcontrollers with an integrated and certified USB 2.0 full-speed, 12 Mbps...

Moxa Technologies, Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) offers the DA- 660, DA-661, DA-662, and DA-663 models of the ThinkCore RISCbased embedded computers series designed for use in harsh...

The KAT6200 quad-core AdvancedTCA® blade from Emerson Network Power (Madison, WI) is a field replaceable ATCA server blade featuring a pair of dualcore, Intel Xeon processors, a...

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32-Bit CompactPCI Backplane

Elma Bustronic (Fremont, CA) has developed a 3U 32-bit CompactPCI (cPCI) backplane in a 6-slot size. It features hundreds of I/O pins across the backplane that are undefined on the 64-bit version. The backplanes are PICMG 2.16-compliant and utilize controlled-impedance stripline design resulting in virtually zero...

Watlow (St. Louis, MO) announces the introduction of its EZZONE ™ PM controller in the popular 1/32nd and 1/16th DIN panel mount package sizes.

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Intel Core 2 Duo Mini PC

Stealth Computer Corporation (Toronto, Canada) has introduced the LPC-450 mini PC. Measuring 5.7"(W) x 9.9"(D) x 1.65"(H), the LPC- 450 mini PC features a multitude of I/O connectivity built into its...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Cyber-Training Today’s Fighting Forces

Dramatic changes are taking place in the way U.S. service men and women prepare for their assignments. Since 9/11, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is moving from a training cycle in which...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Development and the .NET Micro Framework

The scenario:

You’ve been assigned the task of designing and producing an embedded device. You’ve been given time, cost and size constraints that impact your design. An initial analysis of the requirements leads you to the conclusion that a 32-bit processor with a relatively small...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultracapacitor-Powered Cordless Drill

The figure depicts a portable, handheld power drill with its attached powersupply unit, in which ultracapacitors, rather than batteries, are used to store energy. This ultracapacitor-powered drill is a...

Whenever a data acquisition (DAQ) system is moved from the controlled environment of the laboratory to validation testing or the manufacturing floor,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Nanocomposite Photoelectrochemical Cells

Improved, solid-state photoelectrochemical cells for converting solar radiation to electricity have been proposed. (In general, photoelectrochemical cells convert incident light to electricity through electrochemical reactions.) It is predicted that in comparison with state-of-the-art photoelectrochemical...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Radiation-Tolerant Dual Data Bus

An architecture, and a method of utilizing the architecture, have been proposed to enable error-free operation of a data bus that includes, and is connected to, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) circuits and...

Theoretical analysis and some experiments have demonstrated that silicon-on-insulator (SOI) 4-gate transistors of the type known as G4FETs could be efficiently...

The production of many electronic devices begins with wafer processing. In addition to complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuits (ICs), this can include such diverse...

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