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.

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...

Articles: 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...

Articles: 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...

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

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...

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...

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
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...

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Taking Advantage of Parallel Parametric Testing

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...

Selecting power source technology for mission critical devices is crucial to ensure success. Whether it is a monitor at the bottom of the ocean, a drill system at 30,000 feet...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Miniature Intelligent Sensor Module

An electronic unit denoted the Miniature Intelligent Sensor Module performs sensor signal conditioning functions and local processing of sensor data. The unit includes four channels of analog input/output circuitry, a processor, volatile and nonvolatile memory, and two Ethernet communication ports, all housed...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“Smart” Sensor Module

An assembly that contains a sensor, sensor signal conditioning circuitry, a sensor-readout analog-to-digital converter (ADC), data-storage circuitry, and a microprocessor that runs special-purpose software and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flight Qualified Micro Sun Sensor

A prototype small, lightweight micro Sun sensor (MSS) has been flight qualified as part of the attitude- determination system of a spacecraft or for Mars surface operations. The MSS has previously been...

A generic design and a corresponding operating sequence have been developed for increasing the linear-response dynamic range of a complementary metal oxide/semiconductor (CMOS) image...

An all-solid-state diffusion bonding process that exploits the eutectoid reaction between molybdenum and titanium has been developed for use in fabricating thermoelectric devices...

It has been proposed to install a symmetrical array of photodetectors about the center of the mask of a coronagraph of the type used to search for planets orbiting remote stars. The...

High-energy-density primary (nonrechargeable) electrochemical cells capable of relatively high discharge currents at temperatures as low as –40 °C have been developed through...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Mars-Approach Navigation Using In Situ Orbiters

A document discusses the continuing development of a navigation system that would enable a spacecraft to approach Mars on a trajectory precise enough to enable the spacecraft to land within 1 km of a specified location on the Martian surface. This degree of accuracy would represent an...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Cylindrical Asymmetrical Capacitors for Use in Outer Space

A report proposes that cylindrical asymmetrical capacitors (CACs) be used to generate small thrusts for precise maneuvering of spacecraft on long missions. The report notes that it has been known for decades that when high voltages are applied to CACs in air, thrusts are generated...

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