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.

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Transceivers for Multi-Gigabyte Systems (Altera)

Altera Corp. (San Jose, CA) offers the high- density Stratix II GX family designed to provide up to 20 low-power transceivers operating between 600 Mbps and 6.375 Gbps with 127 Gbps of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Advanced Systems for Monitoring Underwater Sounds

The term “Passive Acoustic Monitoring System” (PAMS) describes a developmental sensing and data-acquisition system for recording underwater sounds. The sounds (more precisely, digitized...

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Wireless Data-Acquisition System for Testing Rocket Engines

A prototype wireless data-acquisition system has been developed as a potential replacement for a wired data-acquisition system heretofore used in testing rocket engines. The traditional use of wires to connect sensors, signal-conditioning circuits, and data acquisition circuitry is...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Processing Raw HST Data With Up-to-Date Calibration Data

On-the-Fly Reprocessing (OTFR) is a collection of data-processing routines that work within the context of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) pipeline data-flow system. The purpose served by OTFR is to generate, on demand, scientifically useful data products from raw HST data stored in an...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
System for Secure Integration of Aviation Data

The Aviation Data Integration System (ADIS) of Ames Research Center has been established to promote analysis of aviation data by airlines and other interested users for purposes of enhancing the...

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Servomotor and Controller Having Large Dynamic Range

A recently developed micro-commanding rotational position control system offers advantages of less mechanical complexity, less susceptibility to mechanical resonances, less power demand, less bulk, less weight, and lower cost, relative to prior rotational position control systems based on...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Digital Multicasting of Multiple Audio Streams

The Mission Control Center Voice Over Internet Protocol (MCC VOIP) system (see figure) comprises hardware and software that effect simultaneous, nearly real-time transmission of as many as 14...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Hybrid Mobile Communication Networks for Planetary Exploration

A paper discusses the continuing work of the Mobile Exploration System Project, which has been performing studies toward the design of hybrid communication networks for future exploratory missions to remote planets. A typical network could include stationary radio transceivers on a...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Multi-Cores: The Gateway to Next-Gen SBCs and Blades

With the introduction of Intel Core microarchitecture into embedded systems, history could very well repeat itself. The company that invented the microprocessor in 1971 and created the...

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How to Design an Embedded RDBMS Search

As the cost of micro-disk and NAND Flash continue to drop, devices are storing more and more data. It is common now for a person's MP3 player to have more storage than their laptop. But this increase in...

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Fanless Single Board Computer ( ADLINK Technology)

The NuPRO-796 from ADLINK Technology (Irvine, CA) is a half-size board computer featuring an AMD GeodeTM GX 533 processor. Fanless, the device has a 1.1 W CPU power consumption, and includes...

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Beamforming System Eases Crowded Wireless Spectrum

Beamforming is critical to enable initiatives by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase spectrum capacity and provide additional cellular service and coverage through...

In the past, network-based applications were pretty simple. A networked server ran a monolithic application that users accessed via a basic GUI...

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PCI, PCI-X, and PMC Boards (VMETRO)

VMETRO (Houston, TX) has released the VirtexTM-5 LX FPGA-based PCI/PCI-X and PMC board-level products. Designed for high-performance general-logic applica- tions, the Virtex-5 is the second generation of Xilinx FPGA to use the ASMBLTM (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) column- based architecture that enables...

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems (Albuquerque, NM) offers the 3U VPX MAGIC1 Rugged Display Processor, an integrated sub- system consisting of the 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor-based SBC340...

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Power-Saving Embedded Board (VersaLogic)

VersaLogic Corp. (Eugene, OR) and General Software, Inc. introduced a power- saving feature on VersaLogic's PC/104-Plus platform, the Puma. The Suspend- to-RAM function (ACPI S3) of General Software's...

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Integration and Communication Software (Mentor Graphics)

The Nucleus®I2C software from Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, OR) is now available for developing appli cations needing access to on-board peripherals connect ed via the I2C bus. Demand is increasing for using the low-cost I2C bus to connect peripherals, such as liquid crystal...

National Instruments (Austin, TX) and QNX Software Systems (Ontario, Canada) have collaborated to extend the LabVIEW graphical dataflow environment to the QNX®Neutrino®...

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MPEG Decoder (STMicroelectronics)

STMicroelectronics, Inc. (Lexington, MA) has released the STi5107, a new MPEG decoder for standard definition TV. It is designed to address the require- ments of the mainstream STB market, where it provides...

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PCI Isolated Digital I/O Cards (ACCESS I/O Products)

ACCES I/O Products Inc. (San Diego, CA) released a line of low-cost PCI isolated digital I/O cards offering a range of 16, 32, or 48 individually optically isolated inputs or outputs...

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ARM Computer with Onboard Communication (Micro/sys)

The SBC4670 ARM computer from Micro/sys (Montrose, CA) features onboard communication formats of Power Over Ethernet, Socket Model capable of GSM/GPRS, CDMA or Bluetooth, on-board GPS,...

Infineon Technologies (Milpitas, CA) has announced the availability of a new software suite version for management of computers using Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) in enterprise...

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Real-Time Multitasking Operating System (CMX Systems)

CMX Systems (Jacksonville, FL) announced the availability of CMX-RTX™ and CMX-Tiny+™ RTOS for Luminary Micro's Stellaris (Austin, TX) microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex-M3 microcontroller core.

A new development tool from Quickfilter Technologies (Allen, TX) is designed to simplify the task of adding precision digital filtering to designs based on the Texas Instruments...

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Mobile IGP Chipset (VIA Technologies)

The VIA VN896 digital media mobile IGP chipset from VIA Technologies, Inc. (Fremont, CA) has been certified Vista Basicready by Microsoft® and is designed to provide users with visual clarity for...

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Software for Safety-Critical Systems (Aonix®)

Release v8.3 of ObjectAda Real-Time RAVEN environment for PowerPC targets from Aonix® (San Diego, CA) provides RAVEN developers with a choice between the traditional Aonix IDE for development and the AonixADT™ Eclipse IDE. AonixADT incorporates Ada-project awareness, an Ada-language...

Renesas Technology America, Inc. (San Jose, CA) offers the E8a emulator, an onchip debugging emulator for developing embedded systems that use Renesas microcontrollers. It allows...

An apparatus that generates four signals at a frequency of 7.1 GHz having precisely controlled relative phases and equal amplitudes has been designed and built. This apparatus is...

A phased-array system comprised of custom-made and commercially available microelectromechanical system (MEMS) silicon microphones and custom ancillary hardware has been developed for...

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