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Recently, the U.S.-based Internet service provider OneWeb ordered 900 satellites to provide additional global broadband. Knowing that this volume is more than half of the total 1,400 satellites already in orbit, and knowing that the cost for sending one into space is about $100 million, the industry needs to start thinking about new technologies that could help manage the mass of satellites that must be produced every year.[Continue reading →]

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The xTCA for Physics PICMG standards work began in 2009 after several years of investigation into the suitability of ATCA as a controls platform for several new accelerators then under consideration.[Continue reading →]

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In the current environment of "open source everything," is there still a role for PICMG and open specifications? Doug Sandy, vice president of technology and CTO for PICMG, explores the past and future of PICMG within the emerging industry landscape.[Continue reading →]

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PICMG got its start back in 1994 with the development of the first edge card computing industry standard: PICMG 1.0. Since then edge card computing has evolved to incorporate the latest PCI Express interface methodology and implementation standards in the SHB Express or PICMG 1.3 industry standard.[Continue reading →]

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Leaders of PICMG say that their standards continue to grow in adoption across the globe, with COM Express making huge inroads in Asia and Internet of Things (IoT) markets while CompactPCI Serial grows in acceptance in Europe.[Continue reading →]

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Last year ended with the loss of Joe Pavlat, who successfully led this organization for over 20 years. He worked with members to establish PICMG as a global leader in open standards for embedded computing. We are grateful for his service and will continue to build and improve the organization he helped found.[Continue reading →]

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PICMG is a nonprofit consortium of companies and organizations that collaboratively develop open standards for high-performance telecommunications, military, industrial, and general-purpose embedded computing applications.[Continue reading →]

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Summer ended with sad news for our OpenSystems Media family when we learned that our friend and coworker, Joe Pavlat, Editorial Director of PICMG Technologies magazine, passed away suddenly at his home in Grass Valley, California. He was only 63 years old.[Continue reading →]

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Recently, the U.S.-based Internet service provider OneWeb ordered 900 satellites to provide additional global broadband. Knowing that this volume is more than half of the total 1,400 satellites already in orbit, and knowing that the cost for sending one into space is about $100 million, the industry needs to start thinking about new technologies that could help manage the mass of satellites that must be produced every year.[Continue reading →]

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The xTCA for Physics PICMG standards work began in 2009 after several years of investigation into the suitability of ATCA as a controls platform for several new accelerators then under consideration.[Continue reading →]

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In the current environment of "open source everything," is there still a role for PICMG and open specifications? Doug Sandy, vice president of technology and CTO for PICMG, explores the past and future of PICMG within the emerging industry landscape.[Continue reading →]

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PICMG got its start back in 1994 with the development of the first edge card computing industry standard: PICMG 1.0. Since then edge card computing has evolved to incorporate the latest PCI Express interface methodology and implementation standards in the SHB Express or PICMG 1.3 industry standard.[Continue reading →]

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uCOM-AL6C Ubiqconn Technology, an innovative manufacturer specializing in Embedded IoT and Industrial 4.0 solutions, today introduced its COM Express Compact Type 6 module - uCOM-AL6C, empowered by the latest 14nm Intel® AtomTM E3900 series processors, formerly Apollo Lake-I. The adoption of the latest Intel® AtomTM CPUs offers enhanced processing power, real-time computing and lower power consumption on a compact 95x95mm2 COM Express module. uCOM-AL6C is designed to fit the demanding requirements in Embedded IoT, smart factory, smart edge gateway and other Industrial 4.0 related applications which design of power and space is critical.

Intel® AtomTM x5-E3930, x5-E3940, or x7-E3950 SoC processor offers frequency up to 2.0GHz and TDP as low as 6.5 Watt or above. The adoption of the new Intel® 14nm AtomTM SoC series also delivers IoT-oriented platform features including DDR3L-1,600 SO-DIMM up to 8GB, conflict-free Embedded Options Available, Intel® Gen9 Graphics 505/500 with 4K support and Intel® Quick Sync Video. These technological enhancements enable uCOM-AL6C to function as a core in Embedded IoT and Industrial 4.0 applications, such as production system gateway, automated factory monitoring, real-time sensor data processing, and factory control box.[Continue reading →]

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Leaders of PICMG say that their standards continue to grow in adoption across the globe, with COM Express making huge inroads in Asia and Internet of Things (IoT) markets while CompactPCI Serial grows in acceptance in Europe.[Continue reading →]

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Last year ended with the loss of Joe Pavlat, who successfully led this organization for over 20 years. He worked with members to establish PICMG as a global leader in open standards for embedded computing. We are grateful for his service and will continue to build and improve the organization he helped found.[Continue reading →]

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• Industrial Internet Control System from GE greatly improves operational equipment efficiency and enables quantum leaps in productivity • Unique solution combining connected machine controllers with cloud connectivity, advanced analytics software and apps for plant and asset control in real time[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 15, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that its Chelmsford, Mass. facility recently received the Category 1A Trusted Supplier accreditation for design capability from the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). This expands upon the previously received Category 1A accreditation for broker, packaging, assembly, and test at Mercury’s Phoenix, Ariz. facility, and is part of Mercury’s overall strategy to be the leading commercial provider of trusted and secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. The vast majority of companies receiving DMEA accreditation are either defense prime contractors or semiconductor suppliers. Mercury is the only commercial provider of embedded computing boards and subsystems to have received DMEA accreditation to date.

The DMEA Trusted Supplier accreditation is a critical component of complying with DoD Instruction 5200.44, “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN).” That DoD policy requires that “…in applicable systems, integrated circuit-related products and services shall be procured from a trusted supplier using trusted processes accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) when they are custom-designed, custom-manufactured, or tailored for a specific DoD military end use.”[Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Safety Certifiable 3U VPX Graphics Modules for Avionics ASHBURN, Va. – NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it has expanded its portfolio of DO-254/DO-178C safety certifiable COTS products with the introduction of two new rugged 3U VPX high performance graphics processor modules. Based on AMD’s latest embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the Radeon™ E8860, both of these multi-head graphics cards support the long lifecycle availability required for defense and aerospace programs. Through the use of a suite of CoreAVI® software drivers and supported by the embedded industry’s longest component supply program, availability for VPX3-717 and VPX3-719 module hardware and software is ensured for 15+ years. Designed for use in safety certifiable applications, these size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)-optimized modules were developed to meet DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL A certification. DO-254 and DO-178C certification artifact kits, available from Curtiss-Wright, ease platform certification, speed time to market, and significantly reduce the cost and risk of developing safety certifiable electronics subsystems for commercial and military aviation platforms.

“We are very excited to announce these new safety certifiable rugged graphics cards,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. “These SWaP optimized 3U VPX graphics engines enable system designers to speed the design of DO-254/DO-178B safety certifiable avionics systems, eliminating the high cost of custom solutions. Even better, they feature unmatched 15+ year availability for hardware and software, a true boon for long lifecycle aerospace and defense programs.”[Continue reading →]

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AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 27, 2016 – Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) is enabling a dramatic leap forward in single-chip audio and voice processing features for mobile applications with the introduction of its flagship low power smart codec. The Cirrus Logic CS47L90 offers mobile device manufacturers the ability to provide new innovative voice features with audio technology that allows consumers to enjoy a high-fidelity listening experience from their mobile devices.

“Always on” voice activation, noise reduction, active noise cancelation, echo cancelation and speaker protection features empower consumers with greater voice control over their mobile device while delivering a superior, noise-free audio user experience. The CS47L90 provides a premium listening experience with SmartHIFI™ audio playback. SmartHIFI from Cirrus Logic is a unique combination of powerful DSP processing and high-performance analog circuits to deliver an audio experience typically associated with high-end audio equipment, now optimized for mobile audio playback. The CS47L90’s ultra-low power consumption, both in standby and operational modes, also enables significant battery life savings. [Continue reading →]

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*Maxim MAX2121 L-Band RF tuner boosts output bandwidth to 123 MHz *Faster 500 MHz 12-bit A/Ds capture full signal bandwidth *Improved signal quality with digital down converter IP modules *Custom Virtex-7 IP development with GateFlow Design Kit and Vivado tools *Advanced GateXpress technology for FPGA reconfiguration across PCIe[Continue reading →]

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Chatsworth, Calif. May 2016 – PowerPC AltiVec is back with Aitech Defense Systems newest SBC, the rugged 3U VPX-based C912. The new board combines NXP’s latest generation T4 series of QorIQ SoC multicore e6500 processors with AltiVec along with extensive on-board I/O features.

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Hauppauge, New York, USA, May 9, 2016 – Behlman Electronics Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for military shipboard, airborne and mobile programs, as well as for industrial and commercial applications, has introduced an Intelligent Chassis Manager that will provide a wide range of diagnostic, management, and control functions for virtually any kind of electronic chassis.

According to Behlman president, Ron Storm, “We knew we were onto something important when we added high-level intelligence to our revolutionary VPXtra™-IQ Power Supplies, making them capable of monitoring and reporting output voltage; output current; input voltage; input current; temperature; and much more. Now we are proud to add the stand-off IQCM Intelligent Chassis Manager to the Behlman line of Intelligent Products for use in managing chassis functions.” [Continue reading →]

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BERG, Germany – 21 April, 2016 – Reiser Simulation and Training (RST), a leading provider of flight simulation systems and training services, today announced that it has acquired Innovative Control Systems (ICS), a supplier of a wide range of production-proven avionics, test systems and custom engineering services for the aerospace industry. ICS is a long-time partner and supplier to Reiser and will continue to be operated as an independent company under Innovative Control Systems, LP. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

ICS counts more than 30 leading aerospace companies among its global customer base, including industry leaders such as Honeywell, Dassault, Embraer, Cessna, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Bell-Augusta, GE Aviation and NASA. It has a particular expertise in the area of aviation communications protocols, including ASCB and ARINC-825, ARINC-664, ARINC-717 and is a founding member of the CAN Aviation Alliance. [Continue reading →]

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New, dual threaded 64-bit Altivec(tm)-enabled VPX6-197 SBC features a quad-core T2080 processor, delivers 1.8 GHz non-throttling processing performance with only 42 watts of power dissipation[Continue reading →]

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Hauppauge, New York, USA, May 9, 2016 – Behlman Electronics Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for military shipboard, airborne and mobile programs, as well as for industrial and commercial applications, has introduced an Intelligent Chassis Manager that will provide a wide range of diagnostic, management, and control functions for virtually any kind of electronic chassis.

According to Behlman president, Ron Storm, “We knew we were onto something important when we added high-level intelligence to our revolutionary VPXtra™-IQ Power Supplies, making them capable of monitoring and reporting output voltage; output current; input voltage; input current; temperature; and much more. Now we are proud to add the stand-off IQCM Intelligent Chassis Manager to the Behlman line of Intelligent Products for use in managing chassis functions.” [Continue reading →]

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Open VPX is the next-generation interoperability standard for system-level defense and aerospace applications. It is ideal for rugged applications that require smaller packages, as well as high I/O and connectivity densities and higher speed. Open VPX leverages the work of the individual VPX standards to reduce customization, testing, cost and risk. It defines an architecture that manages and constrains module and backplane designs, defines pin outs, and sets interoperability compliance while maintaining full compliance with VPX. Amphenol has multiple product offerings for Open VPX, open architecture system needs.[Continue reading →]

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Intel's new Xeon D system-on-chip (SoC) is making large numbers of x86 processing cores readily available for embedded defense applications. With an architecture designed to support math-intensive processing and very-high-bandwidth data transfers, the Xeon D enables advanced cognitive electronic warfare (EW) applications to operate in small size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained platforms.

Unlike conventional radar systems, new software-defined digitally programmable radars are able to generate previously unencountered waveforms that do not match known waveforms and pulse trains already on an EW system’s pulse descriptor word (PDW) list. The PDW typically contains all the collected data for a specific pulse, including time of arrival (TOA); angle; pulse width, power, and frequency (superhet); or frequency band. In order to defeat never-before-seen waveforms, system designers are developing a new generation of cognitive EW systems that are able to quickly adapt to changes in the radio frequency (RF) environment and almost instantly make decisions about how to respond to unfamiliar threats. [Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division will display its latest industry leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions designed for use in demanding EW and SIGINT C4ISR defense and aerospace applications at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.[Continue reading →]

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Mercury Systems - 3U Ensemble® LDS3506 CHELMSFORD, MA – Nov. 9, 2015 – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) today announced support for the expanded industrial-grade Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family (formerly code-named Broadwell DE) with new embedded open systems architecture (OSA) form factors and configurations. The new configurations will feature broader processor core count and power options, greater ruggedness and extended reliability, providing even more server-class processing power at the tactical edge. The new Xeon devices are available from the manufacturer for a minimum of seven years, mitigating diminished manufacturing sources (DMS) risk, critical for defense electronics systems viability and supportability.

Mercury’s 3U Ensemble® LDS3506 was the embedded industry’s first OpenVPX™ processor module with Xeon D-1500 server-class and low-latency FPGA processing capability to be introduced. The FPGA resources support main processor off-loading, private and personalized security and enables the MVRI-optimized switch fabric to be updated, making this compute module exceptionally versatile and capable for a variety of high-performance applications. Micro via radial interconnect (MVRI) technology is OpenVPX-compliant and enables rugged OpenVPX modules to run switch fabrics at 40Gb/s and higher.[Continue reading →]

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has optimized its new 3U OpenVPX(tm) CHAMP-XD1 and 6U CHAMP-XD2 DSP modules to use the Intel(r) Xeon(r) processor D-1500 Product Family. The modules, which are available now with 8-core versions of the processor, will also be available with 12 and 16-core versions of the processor, which Intel will make available in the first quarter of 2016.[Continue reading →]

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HARRIS FLITESCENE DIGITAL MOVING MAP SOFTWARE/BOARD-SETS ARE PRE-VALIDATED FOR EMBEDDED AVIONICS APPLICATIONS ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Systems, has introduced the new FliteScene® Digital Mapping Solution, its latest pre-validated, pre-tested System Ready Application (SRA). The new SRA combines Harris’s popular FliteScene Digital Moving Map software with a range of Curtiss-Wright’s pre-integrated rugged single board computer (SBC) and high performance GPU-based display graphics controller board sets. The resulting SRAs, which are marketed and supported by Curtiss-Wright, provide avionics system integrators with an open architecture COTS-based digital moving map solution for embedded avionics systems that significantly reduces their design risk and time to deployment. The pre-validation and integration, provided by Curtiss-Wright, comes at no additional cost to the customer. Using the FliteScene SRA eases and speeds the integration of situational awareness and high performance digital mapping functions into embedded commercial and military avionics systems.

The FliteScene SRA is proven and field qualified. Already deployed on several demanding rotary wing aircraft applications, this pre-integrated digital moving map solution has successfully demonstrated the ease of integration and high reliability of the combined Harris software & Curtiss-Wright hardware solution. [Continue reading →]

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Southampton, UK and Paris, France– June 13, 2016 – VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, has partnered with ECRIN Systems to showcase the latest VadaTech solutions for defence, aerospace and security at Eurosatory being held in Paris between the 13 th and 17 th June.

In Hall 5, stand J730 visitors will be able to see and learn about new Xilinx FPGA FMC carriers in the PCIe, VPX and AMC form factors, FMC analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) cards based on TI and Analog Devices technology, and rugged 1U platforms for sonar and radar applications. [Continue reading →]

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The integrated onboard automated control systems are currently considered as advanced and multifunctional platforms providing solutions for a wide range of tasks. In such a case, depending on the type of a vehicle, they can either assist human-operators and expand opportunities (a classic example here is the onboard avionic system on a manned aircraft) or can be the main (sometimes the only one) command center of any self-propelled robotized vehicle (Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), spacecraft etc.). The core of such control platforms is the onboard computing system -- a special-purpose Box PC, usually controlled by real-time operating system and using peripheral equipment for connection to the systems of data acquisition and vehicle control.[Continue reading →]

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In this interview with engineers in the Machine Beam Controls Group at DESY, Holger Schlarb and Michael Fenner discuss the data acquisition requirements of the accelerator community, as well as how a tradition of using COTS signal processing solutions continues to improve uptime and maximize performance for some of the most complex machines on Earth.[Continue reading →]

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VITA and PICMG are the open standards bodies that define the specifications underpinning embedded form factors such as VPX and CompactPCI. Both groups continue to provide a vital service to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) component manufacturers and customers alike, enabling engineers to spend less time worrying about interoperability between subsystem components and more time working on application development.[Continue reading →]

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A military prime contractor in Europe has chosen MicroTCA over OpenVPX for its RADAR Signal Processing application. The applications include ground-based mission surveillance, and airborne and ground-based RADAR. The company was looking for a high-performance, compact solution for data processing that could be used across multiple platforms including light-rugged and extreme rugged applications. MicroTCA provides excellent SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost). The architecture is an easily ruggedized form factor and provides a versatile ecosystem for a wide range of applications. The customer’s system provides simultaneous multi-mission capability, high survivability (small target, high mobility), and is fully self-contained. The MicroTCA platform is expected to expand into other mission computing and RADAR projects for the company.

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Embedded Tech Trends 2014, the business and technology forum for critical and intelligent embedded systems, just wrapped up in Phoenix. This year 19 sponsor companies and 13 editors and industry analysts gathered for an intensive two days of technology presentations and meetings. Twenty-five presentations were delivered in a very fast paced format that kept everyone on their toes. Each morning session of presentations was followed by a hectic afternoon of one-on-one sponsor/media meetings.

The purpose of the event is to bring media and industry thought leaders together to exchange ideas and to network among peers. It is good old fashioned face-to-face networking that is not possible with even the best of online social media networks. Nothing beats spending a few days with such a collection of industry colleagues. I left the event filled with new ideas and industry connections.[Continue reading →]

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Eching, Germany, February 14, 2013 – Kontron has announced today that the Kontron MicroTCA™ Carrier Hubs (MCH) AM4904/AM4910 have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA™ enhancements for rear I/O and precision timing, the MCHs are ideally aligned with the requirements of high-speed data acquisition and processing applications. Target segments include physical research centers and many other high-bandwidth applications that require increased serviceability packed into a compact form factor and feature high levels of performance, bandwidth and availability. By supporting four different high-speed fabric variants, including GbE, sRIO, PCIe and 10 GbE, the new Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs build the backbone of practically all data-intensive MicroTCA™-based high-performance applications.

Besides deployment in physics applications, other typical scenarios can be found in telecom markets – including 3G, LTE and network test equipment – and non-telecom markets such as military, medical, test and measurement, as well as in image and video processing applications. To cover the individual application requirements, the modular Kontron AM4904/AM4910 MCHs come in four different versions. The Kontron AM4904-BASE is a pure Gigabit Ethernet switching version; the Kontron AM4904-PCIE has a combined PCIe mezzanine card and the Kontron AM4904-SRIO features sRIO. For high bandwidth demands, the Kontron AM4910 provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching. All the versions provide central management and data switching functionality on a full-size, single-width Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor.[Continue reading →]

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In recent years there has been a market and technology trend towards the convergence of network infrastructure into a common platform or modular components that support multiple network elements and functions such as application processing, control processing, packet processing, and signal processing.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 15, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced that its Chelmsford, Mass. facility recently received the Category 1A Trusted Supplier accreditation for design capability from the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). This expands upon the previously received Category 1A accreditation for broker, packaging, assembly, and test at Mercury’s Phoenix, Ariz. facility, and is part of Mercury’s overall strategy to be the leading commercial provider of trusted and secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. The vast majority of companies receiving DMEA accreditation are either defense prime contractors or semiconductor suppliers. Mercury is the only commercial provider of embedded computing boards and subsystems to have received DMEA accreditation to date.

The DMEA Trusted Supplier accreditation is a critical component of complying with DoD Instruction 5200.44, “Protection of Mission Critical Functions to Achieve Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN).” That DoD policy requires that “…in applicable systems, integrated circuit-related products and services shall be procured from a trusted supplier using trusted processes accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) when they are custom-designed, custom-manufactured, or tailored for a specific DoD military end use.”[Continue reading →]

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Kaman Measuring Announces ThreadChecker™ for In-Die Use

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Feb. 7, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $4.1 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor for wideband millimeter wave transceivers for a homeland security high-resolution imaging application. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 third quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“This follow-on order confirms Mercury’s leadership position in the design and commercialization of innovative millimeter wave solutions required for high-resolution imaging applications,” said Charlie Leader, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Advanced Microelectronics Solutions Group. “Our Advanced Microelectronics Centers proudly supply these highly miniaturized subsystems critical for the rapid identification of concealed threats in heavily trafficked secure environments.”[Continue reading →]

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – January 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has released its DEUTSCH autosport hermetic fuel tank connector range with an aluminum shell. The new connector replaces standard stainless steel materials with aluminum to achieve a 60 percent weight savings.

Designed for the professional motorsport industry, the fuel tank connector goes into the wall of a fuel cell with a glass seal to stop any fuel escaping up the wiring loom.[Continue reading →]

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – January 11, 2017 – TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, was named one of Clarivate Analytics 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators. This marks the sixth consecutive year TE has been recognized for its achievements in innovation, and marks the first year Clarivate Analytics released this list under its new brand identity, following the sale of the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia in October 2016.

The 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators report honors the most innovative corporations and institutions in the world as determined by analyzing proprietary data including patent volume, patent-grant success rates, global reach and invention influence. The 2016 report reveals that on average, the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators invest 9.1 percent more in R&D than those in the S&P 100.[Continue reading →]

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CMB-B72 fanless barebone system Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), the worldwide leader of Industrial Single Board Computers, launches CMB-B72 PICMG 1.3 half-size series fanless barebone system based on Intel® 6th generation "Skylake-H" Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor with three expansion slots, is designed to meet the expansion capability(provides three expansion slots with two different combinations of PCI and PCIe slots: a. two PCI and one PCIe x16; b. one PCI, one PCIe x1 and one PCIe x16.), high performance, high-end media, broad I/O and fanless for a flexibility and wide variety of transportation, military, industrial, medical and telecommunication applications and more.

The CMB-B72 barebone system is designed for the 6th generation Intel® Core™ H-series processors in the FCBGA1440( will be comprised of Core™ i3-6100E 2.7GHz with 2 CPU cores, or i5-6440EQ Tubbo Boost up to 3.4GHz with 4 CPU cores, or i7-6820EQ Tubbo Boost up to 3.5GHz with 4 CPU cores) and accompany with Intel® QM170 Chipset. DDR4 memory is supported up to a total of 32GB( 2 DDR4 SO-DIMM 2133 MHz), The barebone is based on Intel® HD530 Graphics that provides high-end media and graphics capabilities for devices that display videos, 2D/3D graphics and interactive content. In addition, The CMB-B72 supports up to three independent displays port with 4K resolution ( 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x VGA) to provide its advanced solutions for imaging, machine vision and infotainment applications. [Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Jan. 11, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it recently received $6.9 million in orders relating to a sensor processing application for fighter aircraft. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 second quarter.

“Mercury’s outstanding working relationship with this customer, forged through years of close collaboration, continues to help drive the success of this critical airborne program,” said Didier Thibaud, Mercury’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This collaboration will enable our customer to continue to leverage Mercury's commercially developed modular open architecture-based signal processing technology to realize faster time to market and a lower total cost of ownership for their program.”[Continue reading →]

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Electric Imp's new IoT QuickStart Family is designed to help customers cut the time to build, test and prototype complex IoT solutions while maintaining industrial-strength security, scalability and control. Based on reference designs that Electric Imp experts have developed over the past five years, the IoT QuickStart Family appliances represent the most frequently requested secure connectivity and device prototype solutions, each delivered in a fraction of the time and cost required by custom-built solutions.[Continue reading →]

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., February 14, 2017 – General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) today announced the S1U-MD, a 1U rackmount, multi-domain server and managed Ethernet switch/router based on the Intel® Xeon® D server CPU. S1U-MD boasts 12x the performance of traditional blade-servers, but in one-twelfth the size of traditional systems.

Isolating Red and Black domains to ensure security or designing for redundancy is normally accomplished with one full-depth box for each Red and Black domain: 1) two physically separate servers, 2) two separate Ethernet multi-port switches; and 3) two separate routers. Putting this capability into a single, 1U high and 17-inch deep (Short Rack) server blade is another GMS engineering phenomenon in small form factor rugged systems. S1U-MD takes one-twelfth the rack space of a competing multi-domain solution.[Continue reading →]

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The difficulties facing modern embedded systems lead to one conclusion: if we are using only a CPU as a main computing engine, eventually it will choke. GPU Accelerated Computing does offloads some of the computation-intensive portions of the application.[Continue reading →]

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We are happy to release our ultra high performance Line Scan Camera & camera lenses for Color Sorter Machine."BalaJi MicroTechnologies is India's No.1 Manufacturer & supplier of high speed RGB CCD Line Scan Cameras & C-mount Machine Vision lens & F-Mount Machine Vision lenses which are good for use in Bi-Chromatic & Tri Chromatic Color Sorter Machine.[Continue reading →]

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BalaJi MicroTechnologies is India's No.1 manufacturer of large format F-Mount Machine Vision ls. The company designs, develops & manufacture large format F-Mount.

With strong in-house R&D & design efforts, our 35 MM F Mount lenses are developed with optimal precision techniques & comes with very less camera price, low distortion & produce high quality images. Our 50 MM F Mount lens are actively implemented in variety of applications like in Machine Vision, colour sorter, ITS/Surveillance & Medical Imaging Applications & many others etc.[Continue reading →]

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Gain in-depth understanding about the underlying factors driving demand for different undersea warfare systems segments in the top spending countries across the world and identify the opportunities offered by each of them. It provides an overview of key players, together with information regarding key alliances, strategic initiatives, and financial analysis.[Continue reading →]

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TORONTO, ON, December 15th, 2016 - Peraso Technologies Inc., a leader in Wireless Gigabit (WiGig®) chipsets, today announced the availability of its W120 WiGig phased array chipset for consumer electronics. The W120 builds on the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGigTM W110 Chipset, with support for high-bandwidth applications such as wireless routers, VR devices and wireless displays.

Key features of the Peraso W120 WiGig chipset include: [Continue reading →]

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Fibaro HomeKit Compatible Flood Sensor Fibaro HomeKit Compatible Motion Sensor Chicago, IL – December 15, 2016 – FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is announcing a brand new product line compatible with Apple HomeKit. The three new devices – Fibaro Flood Sensor, Fibaro Motion Sensor and Fibaro Door/Window Sensor – feature intuitive technology and a sleek design with Bluetooth® LE inside. Fibaro is also launching a new app for the devices to deliver ease of use, remote access and extended product functionality. All three devices also integrate with and can be controlled using the Apple Home app in iOS 10.

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Cedar Park, TX – December 14, 2016 – Corvalent, a leading manufacturer of long-life industrial motherboards, single board computers and embedded controllers, today announced its new CorServer 2600 server-class product family, bringing Intel® Xeon® performance to the industrial channel. Filling a market void faced by industrial OEMs and application developers, CorServer products uniquely offer Xeon® performance in an application-ready, customizable server-class design with guaranteed longevity of five years or more. Blending high reliability with Corvalent’s extensive engineering customization and support, CorServer is optimized for applications in medical, training and simulation, military and defense, security and surveillance, data centers, and video processing. Evaluation units are available on request, on a first come-first served basis.

Integrating the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 processor family, CorServer enables high performance storage and data processing at the edge, while server-class design reduces cost by eliminating unnecessary third-party software certifications. Data-intensive applications gain an operational advantage with data management close to the source, for example reducing challenges of latency and bandwidth by transmitting processed, encrypted files rather than massive amounts of raw data. More reliable and functional than a commercial controller typically deployed at the source, CorServer enables dual-processor performance for Internet of Things (IoT) and number crunching applications such as Big Data analytics, medical imaging, or security and surveillance in critical infrastructure environments. [Continue reading →]

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RadarVision converts radar data into a camera-like data stream for presentation of high fidelity radar on any video management system (VMS) and interfaces to a wide range of security, maritime and specialist military radars.[Continue reading →]

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Latest Report on "LiDAR Industry" Contains Market Overview, Product Overview, Scope of Smart Advisers , Application, Market Size, Competition by Manufacturers, Capacity, Production, Revenue, Market Analysis by Application, Manufacturing Cost Analysis, Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy, Downstream Buyers & Forecast 2021[Continue reading →]

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Dallas, TX January 18, 2017 - OnTime Networks, a global leader for rugged, time synchronized Ethernet solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, announces the expansion of its military-grade gigabit Ethernet switch and router portfolio with the new CloudberryMIL CR-6200 Series.[Continue reading →]

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Intersil Corporation today announced the ISL78693, a 3.6V single-cell battery charger that extends the life of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries used in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78693 battery charger offers up to 4x lower leakage current (3uA) than competitive chargers, allowing the eCall backup battery to remain charged for a longer period of time. See a demonstration of the ISL78693 in Intersil’s booth #E30-11 at the Automotive World conference, January 18-20 in Tokyo, Japan.

Automakers worldwide are installing eCall in their Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) systems. In the event of a crash, the eCall system automatically broadcasts its location via GPS and contacts the nearest 24-hour emergency call center for help. Thus, V2I eCall systems must be capable of operating reliably and autonomously from the backup battery at a moment’s notice, even if the vehicle is involved in an accident minutes after being parked for several months.[Continue reading →]

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The AUDS counter-drone defence system, developed by three British companies - Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems - has become the first fully integrated system worldwide to achieve TRL-9 status.[Continue reading →]

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Camarillo, CA January 16, 2017: Innovative Integration, a Molex Company and trusted supplier of

signal processing and data acquisition hardware and signal processing solutions, today announced the COPious-PXIe. The 8HP PXIe -compatible plug-in card employs the powerful Xilinx Z7045 (Zynq) system-on-chip processor which provides dual, floating-point, ARM A9 CPUs and a large userprogrammable FPGA fabric.[Continue reading →]

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Portwell's PQ7-M108, a Qseven 2.1 module based on Intel Atom Processor E3900 series, Intel Pentium processor N4200, and Intel Celeron processor N3350 (codenamed Apollo Lake), features Infineon OPTIGA Trust IC, industrial temperature support for -40°C to 85°C, and Intel Gen 9 graphics with triple display support in high resolution.[Continue reading →]

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CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Jan. 17, 2017 - Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced it received a $2.4 million follow-on order from a leading defense prime contractor to supply frequency conversion modules for an Electronic Warfare (EW) service life extension program. The order was booked in the Company’s fiscal 2017 second quarter and is expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.

“This follow-on order further validates Mercury’s leadership position supplying our defense prime contractors with highly integrated and customized RF modules for EW programs,” said Charlie Leader, Vice President and General Manager, Mercury Systems. “Our advanced microelectronics centers are committed to delivering cost-effective EW solutions, enabling our military forces to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum. We are privileged to provide supply chain continuity for vital national defense programs supporting our warfighters around the globe.”[Continue reading →]

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The Teledyne LeCroy HVFO103 is a high voltage fiber-optically isolated 60MHz oscilloscope probe that is optimally designed for the measurement of small signals floating on a high voltage bus[Continue reading →]

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The single chip THCV241-Q integrates the MIPI CSI-2 interface with THine's well established V-by-One(r) HS product family. The new THCV241-Q is optimized for advanced camera requirements including: - High definition support (e.g., 1080p60, 4K2K) - Uncompressed real-time, zero latency video transmission - 50x increase in maximum transmission distance - from 30cm to 15m - 360 degree rotation at an affordable price point - Lower BOM cost - Smaller circuit boards for more compact designs, new product form factors and higher reliability[Continue reading →]

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Designers can now easily develop high-performance fitness and medical wearable devices with enhanced functionality using the MAX32630 and MAX32631 ARM® Cortex®-M4F microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM).

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CPC310 is suggested to be used in building real-time onboard high-speed data acquisition systems.

The module has a standard PC/104-Plus implementation and is developed in consideration of the future replacement for CPC304, providing the easiest possible transition to the new device for our customers.[Continue reading →]

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NM350 Gigabit Network Switch is a complete device with six Ethernet channels (4x ports with PoE support), designed for the use in the data acquisition and processing systems, operating in harsh environments.[Continue reading →]

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Barcelona, 9 September 2016. On 25, 26 and 27 October 2016, the Catalan capital will be hosting the second edition of the world’s biggest congress on Internet of Things technologies and processes for industrial use: IoT Solutions World Congress (IoT SWC).

The rapid evolution of emerging trends in sensors, networks and data analysis systems, along with the dizzying figures relating to the thousands of millions of ‘things’ which, according to analysts, will be connected to the internet within just a few years, is leading to the emergence of disruptive technologies that can rapidly connect IoT solutions and applications in productive environments.[Continue reading →]

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Dataforth has added two new modules to the MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System. The MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage module offers 4 input channels and can interface to full, half, and quarter bridge sensors using 4-wire or 6-wire connections. The MAQ20 frequency input module accepts zero-crossing and TTL signals with frequencies from 1Hz to 1MHz plus State Change and provides a DC stimulus for contact sensors. All channels in both modules are individually configurable. According to Robert Smith, VP of Sales & Marketing, these additions "significantly enhance the MAQ20's overall excellence and ability to meet customer requirements."[Continue reading →]

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The Logical Company today announces NuVAX 1200 and NuPDP 1200, state-of-the-art single-board replacements for legacy VAX and PDP systems. Packaged with a new processor, memory and hard drives, Logical's embedded board design allows users to "drop a new engine" into existing Qbus chassis. Legacy software applications and specialized Qbus equipment will operate without disruption with the affordable new 1200 versions of NuVAX and NuPDP.[Continue reading →]

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Real-world testing of the embedded control systems found in vehicles can be complex, expensive, and hazardous. HIL simulation lets engineers thoroughly and efficiently test embedded devices in a virtual environment.[Continue reading →]

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With the RTO-K17/RTE-K17 High Definition Option the user will see more signal details with up to 16 bit vertical resolution. In combination with the superior analog front end of the RTO and RTE, the user has a versatile instrument in his hands to analyze a wide range of applications. From Switch Mode Power Supplies to Radar RF, the user can inspect all with one scope.[Continue reading →]

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The integration of standard system simulation description languages, model-order reduction methods, and embedded software development tools into ANSYS(r) Simplorer(r) has resulted in a complete model-based development environment in which embedded software and hardware engineers can design and verify a system concurrently and in a collaborative process.[Continue reading →]

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Latest 3GPP VoLTE codec offers superb voice clarity and audio quality, requiring substantially higher DSP performance; Implementation for the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs offers best power and performance solution for smartphones and other mobile computing devices[Continue reading →]

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Munich/Langen – Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded system solutions, today expanded its presence in industrial, consumer and home appliances with two new ARM® Cortex®-M4-based microcontroller offerings: the Spansion® FM4 S6E2DH series with an integrated graphics display controller and the S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series with self-contained voice command control.

“These new product families deliver tremendous value and flexibility, enabling customers to design intuitive next generation human machine interface (HMI) systems,” said Dhiraj Handa, senior vice president and general manager of Spansion’s multi-market microcontroller business. “As the Internet of Things (IoT) appliances become more pervasive, Spansion’s rich history of delivering MCUs, flash and energy harvesting advancements further solidifies the company as a leader in this market.” [Continue reading →]

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Developing in-vehicle embedded applications is a safety, security, and quality challenge. Given that cars and trucks are increasingly connected to each other and to the devices around them, it's becoming harder and harder to ensure that software is functional and free from risk. Development teams, especially the managers who are ultimately responsible, face incredible challenges when building such applications, and are learning that team members need to do more than just catch code defects during verification and validation testing. The new imperative: Identify and address security and compliance concerns earlier in the lifecycle, all while delivering innovative and differentiating features.

Security compliance, safety compliance, and defect reduction are huge goals, not only for meeting a product's technical requirements, costs, and deadlines, but also for keeping people safe. This has never been truer than with today's increasingly software-based cars and trucks, and with the increased threat profile due to radio-based interconnectivity and sophisticated in-vehicle apps. Lean how these embedded development solutions can help improve code quality, safety, and compliance throughout the development lifecycle, from architecture to coding, and testing to deployment. [Continue reading →]

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Linley Mobile Conference -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores today announced that the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP is now handling the processing load of Bluetooth, in addition to audio, voice and sensing technologies, thereby dramatically lowering the cost, complexity and power consumption of chip designs targeting smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and wireless audio devices. Leveraging new instructions and interfaces added to the recently introduced multifunctional CEVA-TeakLite-4 v2 architecture, the DSP now runs CEVA-Bluetooth connectivity (Classic or Low Energy) in addition to a broad range of audio and voice software packages, 'always-on' user interface (UI) functions such as voice triggering and face activation, and a full suite of sensor-fusion capabilities, all on a single core. CEVA is presenting this multifunctional DSP today at the Linley Mobile Conference, in Santa Clara, California.

The Internet of Things comprises a multitude of devices, technologies and form factors, with many use cases and requirements. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 specifically targets user-centric IoT devices, where natural user interface, audio playback and voice communication represent key attributes of the device. This can include for example, voice activation, face triggering and other 'always-on' functionality in a smartphone, smart watch, smart home controller or wireless speakers. The ultra-low power nature of the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP ensures that these 'always-on' features consume minimal battery life. All of this functionality can run concurrently on the DSP without the need for a host CPU, reducing the die size and lowering power consumption of the overall device. Illustrating this, a real-life use case implementing Bluetooth Low Energy, always-on UI and sensor fusion on the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP requires less than 150K gates and consumes less than 150uW when implemented in a 28nm process.[Continue reading →]

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HALO products provide next generation, low power, real-time, video processing at the source for image-based surveillance in defence and security and industrial applications. Furthermore, HALO-based products are not restricted by American ITAR export regulations as they are designed and manufactured in the UK. This means that they can be used anywhere in the world.[Continue reading →]

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KILOVAC KCS03 CURRENT-SENSING HIGH-VOLTAGE CONTACTOR HARRISBURG, Pa. – February 7, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, recently introduced the KILOVAC current-sensing (KCS03) High-Voltage contactor, featuring an integrated current sensor with current trip function. KILOVAC current-sensing contactors eliminate the need for discrete current sensors, saving weight and space in military and commercial electric vehicles, power distribution and energy storage systems.

TE’s current-sensing contactors simplify configuration needs within rugged applications through its small size and flexible configuration. The sensor function includes a programmable trip, which allows immediate, delayed, or disabled trip. These contactors are hermetically sealed for reliable performance in most harsh, explosive and corrosive environments. [Continue reading →]

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Libelium brings over the Internet of Things to Industry 4.0 offering new applications for factory automation, automotive applications, industrial networking, building and infrastructure, transportation, energy applications and military uses. The compatibility added with new industrial protocol modules and API libraries for Plug&Sense! Sensor Platform allows connecting to the Cloud sensor information coming from industrial devices.

The new modules support the most widely used industrial communication network protocols such as RS-232, RS-485, CAN Bus, and Modbus, used for process as varied as industrial automation, building automation and automobile applications, for sensor network capability in remote or factory floor environments. In conjunction with the new modules, Libelium has released a special Plug & Sense! model to connect 4-20 mA sensors (current loop), the most commonly deployed in industrial environments.[Continue reading →]

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Opticon has expanded its range of OEM scan engines by introducing an ultra-thin 2D Imager: the MDI-4100. With its extremely small size measuring just 10mm thickness, the MDI-4100 can be easily integrated into the most compact devices and spaces such as POS Systems, PDA's, companion scanners, handheld terminals and ticket readers.[Continue reading →]

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The European INSPEX project will develop a multi-sensor and low-power spatial-exploration and obstacle-detection system for applications that guide the visually impaired, as well for robotics, drones and smart manufacturing. It will provide real-time, 3D detection, location and warning of obstacles under all environmental conditions.[Continue reading →]

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• Industrial Internet Control System from GE greatly improves operational equipment efficiency and enables quantum leaps in productivity • Unique solution combining connected machine controllers with cloud connectivity, advanced analytics software and apps for plant and asset control in real time[Continue reading →]

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ANSYS 18 delivers a new approach to engineering by deploying simulation across the entire product lifecycle - referred to as pervasive engineering simulation. Pervasive engineering simulation performs a central role in all aspects of the product lifecycle - from concept, through engineering design and into operations. Engineers, from the novice to the highly experienced, can now use engineering simulation software across the entire product lifecycle with the newly released ANSYS® 18. This next generation of ANSYS’ (NASDAQ: ANSS) industry-leading engineering simulation solutions builds upon decades of cutting-edge technology for the most complete and accurate digital prototypes across all major physics, electronics and embedded software areas. This feature-rich release expands the boundaries of simulation upfront in the development process to digital exploration as well as downstream with digital twins, expanding simulation to the operations and maintenance of products.

Today’s industries are undergoing a fundamental transformation in manufacturing and product development. Trends like the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing and machine learning are merging the physical and digital worlds, creating an unprecedented pace of product innovation. The opportunity is immense, but also creates incredible levels of complexity across the entire product lifecycle.[Continue reading →]

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – January 31, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE) (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has released its next generation ACT composite connectors within the DEUTSCH MIL-DTL-38999 series. The ACT series circular connectors are among the most versatile and popular circular mil spec input/output connectors in the world. These circular connectors offer composite shells providing up to 40 percent weight savings over aluminum connectors.

MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are widely used throughout the world in military, defense and commercial avionics applications. TE’s DEUTSCH group created one of the original composites in 1990, and has continued to upgrade and improve its products to match industry standards. The ACT series composite shells are among the lightest weight, the most resistant to corrosion and the most durable, offering 1,500 mating cycles.[Continue reading →]

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Rueil-Malmaison, France, January 31th 2017 - SBG Systems releases a new version of the Ellipse Series, its popular product line of miniature inertial sensors. The Ellipse has been greatly improved, showing unmatched performance in attitude measurement while adding Galileo constellation to its GNSS receiver.[Continue reading →]

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today introduced a new PSoC® programmable system-on-chip that simplifies the design of next-generation industrial, home appliance and consumer systems that require multiple sensors. Many Internet of Things (IoT) applications require multiple sensors and can benefit from dedicated coprocessors that offload sensor processing from the host and reduce overall system power consumption. The new PSoC Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can be configured with GUI-based software components. This combination simplifies the design of custom analog front ends for sensor interfaces by allowing engineers to update sensor features quickly with no hardware or host processor software changes, while also reducing BOM costs.

For example, in home automation applications, engineers can easily configure the PSoC Analog Coprocessor to continuously monitor multiple sensors, such as temperature, humidity, ambient light, motion and sound, allowing the host to stay in a standby low-power mode. Future design changes to support new sensor types can also be easily implemented by reconfiguring the programmable analog blocks. Cypress will demonstrate the PSoC Analog Coprocessor, along with its PSoC, FM Flexible MCU, Bluetooth® Low Energy and Energy Harvesting Power Management IC solutions at Sensors Expo from June 21 to 23 in booth 416 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. More information on the PSoC Analog Coprocessor is available at www.cypress.com/PSoCAnalog.[Continue reading →]

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Microchip announced the MCP9600--the world's first thermocouple-conditioning integrated circuit to combine precision instrumentation, a precision temperature sensor and a precision, high-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC), in addition to a math engine preprogrammed with the firmware to support a broad range of standard thermocouple types (K, J, T, N, S, E, B and R).[Continue reading →]

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the uClamp3601P – a 33V, high-performance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device for protecting industrial sensors.

The single-line uClamp3601P achieves the low-clamping voltage performance needed to safeguard today’s small form factor proximity sensors from ESD, EFT and low level surge transients. [Continue reading →]

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Microchip\'s new DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial markets, such as wireless microphones, mp3 player accessories and blood glucose test devices and applications such as motor control, instrumentation, sensor calibration, set point/offset trimming, among others. The integration and feature set of Microchip\'s new DACs offers customers system flexibility and power savings while simplifying their design efforts. CHANDLER, Ariz.[NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the expansion of its non-volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) product line with the MCP47FEBXX devices. The low-power, single and dual-channel DACs feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution, integrated EEPROM and an I2C™ interface, and are offered in 8-pin TSSOP packages. The DACs are ideal for applications in the consumer and industrial markets, such as wireless microphones, mp3 player accessories and blood glucose test devices and applications such as motor control, instrumentation, sensor calibration, set point/offset trimming, among others.

The integrated EEPROM enables DAC settings to be recalled at power up, for added system flexibility. The choice of 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution provides flexibility with design requirements and cost. The various shutdown modes significantly reduce the device current consumption for power critical applications. These devices offer customers the ability to utilize the internal bandgap for device voltage reference, simplifying development and lowering system cost, or use an external voltage reference source in order to optimize their design.[Continue reading →]

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High-definition (HD) digital electro-optic and infrared sensors are shoveling evermore data into the battle space. How can soldiers get that information quickly enough to act on it in a timely manner?[Continue reading →]

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Microchip\'s new MCP3919 and MCP3912 AFEs integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products. AFE completes Microchip’s MCP391X family, which spans 1 to 8-channel members for single-phase and poly-phase energy measurement. CHANDLER, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the completion of its high-accuracy, 1-8 channel, single and poly-phase MCP391X energy-measurement Analog Front End (AFE) family. The new MCP3919 and MCP3912 members integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), respectively, with industry-leading accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, -107 dB THD and 112 dB SFDR for precise signal acquisition and higher-performing end products. These are the optimal numbers of channels for single-phase energy meters with neutral monitoring (3-channel); or single-phase, three-wire energy meters (4-channel). The high level of integration on the new AFEs also includes a low-drift voltage reference, programmable gain amplifiers, phase-delay compensation and cyclic redundancy check (CRC).

As the energy-metering infrastructure is being upgraded worldwide, designers are demanding increased AFE accuracy and integration to develop the latest generation of smart meters. These features are also required by the designers of advanced power-monitoring systems for applications such as server power supplies and power distribution units, electronic circuit breakers, smart power strips and other data-acquisition products in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Microchip’s newest AFEs improve application performance with their industry-leading accuracy, high integration and optimal number of channels for single-phase energy measurement. Additionally, the high AFE accuracy facilitates energy-meter calibration, which reduces production costs.[Continue reading →]

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DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) is enabling system designers to reduce the size of their industrial monitoring and control applications with its newest successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The ADS7042 is the industry’s smallest and lowest-power 12-bit SAR ADC, and the ADS8354 family includes the industry’s smallest 14- and 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling SAR ADCs. For more information about the ADS7042 and ADS8354 family, visit www.ti.com/saradc-pr.

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PC/104 Sized Microcontroller with PIC32 Micro/sys recently released a low-power single board microcontroller with fully integrated web hosting, networking, and analog I/O on a PC/104 form factor (3.775” x 3.55”). Featuring Microchip’s 80MHz PIC32® microcontroller, the USB3032 is an ideal COTS solution for applications requiring low power in -40˚C to +85˚C operation. USB3032 includes access to Microchip’s easy-to-use and widely supported IDE tool suite and protocol stacks, which, combined with Micro/sys’ 10-year product availability and attractive OEM pricing, allows designers to shorten time-to-market and maximize development productivity while keeping overall system production and maintenance costs low.

With this simple microcontroller, designers can communicate via different communication protocols while their production, security monitoring, data logging, or test and measurement control application continues running. Some mix-and-match protocol conversions available are Ethernet to CAN, CAN to USB, and USB to RS232. For example, a user might want the USB3032 to communicate via 10/100 Mbps Ethernet to an internal IT intranet to transmit instructions for controlling the on-board D/A, A/D or I/O in the field, then forward the results via CAN down-stream to other processes for control. USB3032 performs well in such environments by storing up to 1024 messages in 32 buffers while offering user-selectable filter-to-buffer mapping with 32 filters and 4 filter masks. For maximum data processing over Ethernet and CAN, USB3032 offers a built-in DMA interface.[Continue reading →]

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Latency, or the time between input and output, can be very important, depending on the application. For processing of communications intelligence (COMINT) like audio conversations, text data and the like, relatively long latency is tolerable. For applications like Radar and Electronic Warfare (especially Digital Radio Frequency Memory or DRFM), just a small amount of latency is problematic, due to the necessity of quick response times.

Similarly, these demanding applications require very high bandwidth (throughput) due to the volume of data involved. Low latency without high bandwidth (and vice versa) is a waste of performance, as it won’t deliver mission success.[Continue reading →]

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An A/D (Analog-to-Digital) converter, frequently abbreviated as ADC, accepts an analog voltage at the input and produces a digital representation of that voltage at the output that's called a "sample". The two primary characteristics of A/Ds are the rate of conversion or sampling rate, expressed in samples per second, and the accuracy of each digital sample expressed as the number of binary bits or decimal digits per sample.[Continue reading →]

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To perceive is to assign meaning to what we see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Similarly, perceptual computing offers users a more natural way to interact with machines. Today's platforms have the ability to go well beyond simple facial recognition, which is becoming quite common today as a way to replace passwords. In fact, recent developments in software technology made practical by advanced graphics processing units (GPUs) are expanding perceptual computing to new levels of functionality in embedded applications.[Continue reading →]

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It is the purpose of this primer to instead describe digital oscilloscopes, which have for practical purposes replaced their analog predecessors in the vast majority of applications. Covered here is a short description of the oscilloscope's origins, its transition from analog to digital, types of digital oscilloscopes and their major subsystems, key benchmark specifications, and measurements.

Whether analog or digital, the oscilloscope is a versatile piece of test equipment. Even though its basic function is to measure and display voltage, its capabilities are vastly greater. They range from automation of the measurements described here, as well as signal detection and analysis in commercial and defense systems, and a wide array of others.[Continue reading →]

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Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is no longer relegated to the realm of the specialist. A new class of CFD analysis software is proving to be highly effective at performing heat transfer analysis, enabling mechanical engineers to accelerate key decisions at their workstations and without the need for CFD specialists. Embedded into the MCAD environment, this intuitive process allows designers to optimize a product during the design stages reducing manufacturing costs across a wide range of mechanical designs and systems.[Continue reading →]

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The M5U2203 is the first and most powerful rugged rackmount server optimized as a GPU supercomputer supporting four double-wide plug-in cards in x16 PCIe 3.0 slots and with Intel's latest E5-2600 processors[Continue reading →]

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 24, 2012 -- Video service providers are increasingly turning to Digital Adware for their new modular ad insertion platform, AdSync. Launched last year, AdSync presents small and mid-sized video providers with an affordable digital ad insertion solution, allowing them to maximize profitability from local ad sales.

"The ability to insert ads into digital cable and IPTV platforms has always been available, but the cost of the equipment and licensing fees required has put it out of reach for many smaller carriers," said Brian Stuart, President of Digital Adware. "AdSync is not only priced considerably lower than products of its kind, but it also facilitates splicing and multiplexing functions, eliminating an array of licensing fees, offering a true one box solution."[Continue reading →]

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Simulation tests of aerodynamics are conducted to improve the physical designs of a variety of products so as to enhance overall safety, comfort, and performance. The larger the object being tested, the more complicated the test will be. Test and measurement solutions based on PXI Express (PXIe) architecture can help to simplify and speed up system installation.[Continue reading →]

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Modern radar and electronic warfare designs rely heavily on embedded computing systems that leverage high-speed commercial processors and FPGAs to find every target or signal and enable the warfighter to respond in real time. Meanwhile, signal processing system designers are cutting costs by using parallel compute platforms such as OpenCL that work across multiple chip platforms.[Continue reading →]

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Often there are some advantages in using frequency domain techniques, as opposed to using strictly time domain techniques, to analyze signals obtained in data acquisition. The merits and possible issues of using a particular frequency-based transform methodology along with subsequent graphical analyses are discussed. Appropriate choices for analyzing signals in the frequency domain can often improve the overall system during the concept, development, and/or testing phase of many data acquisition systems.Frequency domain analysis plays an important role in the design and testing of many militarized systems, including wireless communications, remote sensing, radar processing, audio processing (such as speech recognition/authentication, watermarking, and compression/VoIP), and more. The development process of an embedded computing military application often requires sampling real-world physical systems through a data acquisition process that results in a digital representation of those signals.

Although the data representing these signals is most often sampled in the time domain, many applications engineers find it easier – and more conceptually clear – to work with the data in the frequency domain. This is because of the many engineering relationships governing information, which are typically described in the frequency domain. A thorough frequency analysis of the data being acquired and processed can facilitate the retrieval of subtle information contained within the signal and provide valuable insight into the real-world environment that will be encountered. Often that subtle information includes signal artifacts with very low Signal-to-Noise Ratios (SNRs), which might be missed in analyzing the data exclusively from the time domain.[Continue reading →]

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Vendors producing off-the-shelf FPGA wares face the issue of offering the greatest flexibility with the fewest design iterations. Accordingly, VITA 57 (FPGA Mezzanine Card or FMC) is bridging FPGA I/O capability and the external world.[Continue reading →]

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This article discusses how using LabVIEW Real-Time, they were able to develop code to control the four outputs and a LabVIEW application for a Windows 2000 system that displays and logs all 100 analog input channels of data at 1000 samples per second a...[Continue reading →]

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For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range need to be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments and released eight new models.[Continue reading →]

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By treating connectivity as a system, aerospace designers can evaluate various tradeoffs – copper versus fiber, types of shielding, cable construction, and the like – to meet requirements for both signal integrity and the environmental and mechanical needs of the application.[Continue reading →]

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Specialist UK instrumentation manufacturer Mantracourt Electronics has announced the acquisition of a new Ersa reflow soldering machine and plans to further acquire a new Ersa selective soldering machine in January.

Mantracourt’s expansion in manufacturing capability has been driven by a continued growth in worldwide demand for its range of wired and wireless sensor technology. Working with technical partners across the world, Mantracourt has established its brand in many new countries, as well as introducing new products into its range.[Continue reading →]

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The ability to access accurate, real-time information across secure data links is a cornerstone of any successful military campaign. This ability is especially needed today given the requirement of the command-and-control center to communicate directly and instantly with soldiers in the field via both voice and data. What should be a strategic and tactical advantage, however, is only as good as the ability of advanced wireless technology to navigate a web of complex radio frequency (RF) and signal-processing technologies and to render a seamless, reliable, and secure communications network that delivers the right information at the right time in an ever-more-challenged RF spectrum.[Continue reading →]

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Photo Caption: Fast Ultralow Bias Current Amplifier MILPITAS, CA – Linear Technology announces the LTC6268 and LTC6269, FET-input single and dual op amps, which deliver outstanding performance for high speed and high dynamic range transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and buffer applications. With just 3fA bias current at 25°C and 4pA max over the entire –40°C to 125°C temperature range, the LTC6268/LTC6269 can resolve input currents from several femtoamps to amps. Wideband voltage and current noise is 4.3nV/√Hz and 5.5fA/√Hz, respectively, enabling high dynamic range circuits. Built for speed as well as precision, the LTC6268 features 500MHz gain bandwidth product, sub-pF input capacitance and –100dB harmonic distortion at 1MHz. In addition to photodiode and photomultiplier (PMT) circuits, the LTC6268/9 are well suited for other high impedance sensor applications and for driving analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).

The LTC6268 data sheet features circuit and layout techniques to maximize TIA performance, with example circuits ranging from 20kΩ transimpedance gain at 65MHz bandwidth, to 499kΩ transimpedance gain at 11.2MHz bandwidth.[Continue reading →]

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DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) is enabling system designers to reduce the size of their industrial monitoring and control applications with its newest successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The ADS7042 is the industry’s smallest and lowest-power 12-bit SAR ADC, and the ADS8354 family includes the industry’s smallest 14- and 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling SAR ADCs. For more information about the ADS7042 and ADS8354 family, visit www.ti.com/saradc-pr.

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STEVENAGE, UK, and CTIA SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today that the TM500 family now supports aggregation of two 4x4 MIMO carriers, allowing mobile network operators to validate the performance of networks with data rates of up to 600Mb/s.

4x4 MIMO gives mobile users faster and more reliable data connections by making use of spatial multiplexing, where multiple data streams are transmitted simultaneously via separate antennas to improve throughput. Combining two of these 4x4 MIMO channels using carrier aggregation doubles the available bandwidth, hence giving a further x2 improvement in data rate.[Continue reading →]

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Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC2000, a 16-bit 2.5Gsps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with exceptional spectral purity of 74dBc SFDR at 200MHz output, and better than 68dBc SFDR for output frequencies from DC to 1GHz, a 12dB improvement over alternative 14-bit DACs. The LTC2000 features low phase noise and a wide 2.1GHz -3dB output bandwidth, enabling broadband or high frequency RF synthesis in applications such as high-end instrumentation, broadband communications, test equipment, cable TV DOCSIS CMTS, and radar.[Continue reading →]

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The Hydra 1004 rugged 3G-SDI splitter eases video distribution for airborne and ground-based application. It features built-in signal regeneration which allows SDI signals to be retimed and conditioned to remove jitter/interference and to ensure that video quality is not compromised.[Continue reading →]

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VRD1 VIDEO RECORDING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM NOW ALSO FUNCTIONS AS A NETWORK FILE SERVER TO SUPPORT NETWORK ACCESS, REDUCE COST AND COMPONENT COUNT EUROSATORY 2016 (Booth #HALL 5A, Stand J761), PARIS, FRANCE – June 13-17, 2016 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its industry-leading VRD1 rugged video management system (VMS) has been enhanced with the addition of network attached storage (NAS) capability, significantly expanding its utility in demanding aerospace, defense, and law enforcement ISR applications. Designed to speed and simplify the integration of high definition (HD) video management on airborne and ground platforms, the VRD1 uniquely delivers integrated format conversion, compression, scaling, switching, recording and network distribution of many video types in a single compact rugged unit. Now also able to function as network attached storage (NAS) or as a network file server (NFS), the VRD1 spans both video-centric and network-centric systems. It enables Ethernet-based network clients to remotely access files stored on the VRD1, using standard networking protocols (such as NFS, CIFS, FTP or HTTP). With its ability to now serve boot files to any network client, this innovative VMS significantly reduces size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) by eliminating the need for additional memory storage in each network client. The VRD1 is ideal for use in demanding deployed applications, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that require multiple displays and cameras, such as FLIR and Wescam turret-mounted camera systems, and deployed Ethernet-based systems whose network clients require access to NAS.

“The addition of NAS functionality to our popular VRD1 video management system further extends our leadership and commitment to providing the industry’s most innovative and high performance solutions for demanding video-centric and network-centric applications,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division. ”Customers continue to seek more video functionality, yet seek to reduce SWaP. VRD1 meets these needs with a powerful networked VMS that combines multiple functions in a single unit and eliminates the need for individual storage devices across the platform.”[Continue reading →]

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Alma Technologies announces the addition of three new Ultra High Throughput H.264 encoders to its UHT Image & Video Compression IP product line. This new family of scalable H.264 encoders offers progressively increasing levels of compression and enables 4K resolutions in power- and cost-effective FPGA and ASIC implementations. Comparison between Alma Technologies UHT-H264E-IDR, UHT-H264E-LME, UHT-H264E-FME. Athens, Greece, June 16, 2016. Alma Technologies S.A., a company that designs, markets, sells and supports innovative semiconductor IP since 2001, today announced the addition of three new Ultra High Throughput H.264 encoders to its UHT Image & Video Compression IP product line.

This new family of scalable H.264 encoders offers progressively increasing levels of compression and enables 4K resolutions in power- and cost-effective FPGA and ASIC implementations. Each of the three new H.264 encoders can be configured to support Baseline, Main and High profiles, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 chroma sampling, and up to 12-bit per component color depth. All can be also used for high frame rate SD to Full HD interlaced or progressive video encoding.[Continue reading →]

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Paris, France – June 6, 2016 – EDA start-up Intento Design today entered the market with ID-Xplore, a software tool that accelerates the development and technology migration of analog and mixed-signal intellectual property. ID-Xplore delivers an industry breakthrough, giving designers the ability to automate the sizing, biasing and migration of analog and mixed-signal IP across technology platforms. By eliminating the lengthy simulations inherent in analog design even when migrating IP to new technologies, ID-Xplore frees design teams to focus on innovation while getting complex SoCs to market faster.

Analog and mixed-signal IP re-use is critical to enabling the Internet of Things [Continue reading →]

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Austin, Texas, June 6, 2016 — Menta SAS, a provider of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) Intellectual Property (IP), today announced the next generation of its embedded programmable logic IP cores for SoCs. The programmable logic, available as both custom and pre-defined IP cores, is based on Menta’s proven eFPGA fabric, optimized to deliver the industry’s best combination of performance, reduced size and low power consumption.

The company has also expanded support to additional technology nodes. In addition to TSMC 28nm HPM and ST Microelectronics 28nm FDSOI, the IP is now optimized for GlobalFoundries 14nm LPP process. Menta’s eFPGA technology will be demonstrated at booth #640 from June 6-9, 2016 at the Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas.[Continue reading →]

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Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today introduced a platform of NBASE-T products that redefine the imaging market by transmitting uncompressed high-bandwidth GigE Vision®-compliant images at speeds up to 5 Gb/s over low-cost Cat 5e cabling. Pleora will be discussing its new GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform, along with its full suite of GigE and USB 3.0 interface solutions, at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco (Booth 5643).

“We’re raising the benchmark in the high-performance imaging market,” said John Phillips, product management with Pleora. “With our new GigE Vision over NBASE-T interface products, camera and imaging device manufacturers can more effectively support increasing bandwidth demands for advanced manufacturing, medical, defense, and automotive imaging applications, while also achieving significant cost and design advantages.”[Continue reading →]

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Phaedrus Systems is now supplying new software from Segger that provides tools for creating the Secure Internet of Things. The software includes Cyclic Redundancy Checking (emLib CRC), an IPv6 TCP/IP stack (embOS/IP) with Secure Sockets Layer (emSSL) and a digital signature suite (emSecure-ECDSA). They are joined by a new data compression tool (emCompress) and a tool for digitally signing and verifying documents (emSecure Sign and Verify).[Continue reading →]

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Model 2224 HD/SD audio/video H.264 encoder Tigard, OR – Sensoray announces the availability of its Model 2224 HD/SD audio/video H.264 encoder. The encoder’s single SDI input supports a wide range of video resolutions, including 1080p, 1080i, 720p and NTSC/PAL. The Model 2224, which features a USB 2.0 connection to its host CPU, offers excellent quality encoding in a convenient small form factor.

The Model 2224 encoder outputs H.264 High Profile Level 4 for HD and Main Profile Level 3 for SD, multiplexed in MPEG-TS (transport stream) format. The board's versatile overlay generators, integral HD/SD raw frame grabber, and live preview stream make it ideally suited for a wide range of video processing applications, including High Profile DVRs, NVRs and stream servers. [Continue reading →]

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