Air baffles meet Micro TCA.4
Pentair has developed Schroff air baffles for front and rear IO that meet the Micro TCA sub-specification defined for the advanced physics community, known as Micro TCA.4. This incorporates additional rear IO and precision timing enhancements to the Micro TCA base specification for performing and evaluating experiments on particle acceleration and photon behaviour at physical research centres.
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3U VPX board relies on Qoriq CPU
A 3U VPX board with quad-core Freescale Qoriq CPU supports hypervisor technologies to consolidate multiple applications into a single platform. The Kontron VX3240 is for rugged embedded systems. The headless VPX design has four 1.2GHz Power Architecture e500mc cores for military, aerospace and transportation markets. Integrated hypervisor support enables the use of low-level safety critical virtualisation technologies from companies such as Wind River, RTS and Sysgo.
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Multi-touch panel meets IP30
For HMI use in automation and control technology, interactive passenger information system, point-of-sale (PoS) applications and industrial processes, Eltec has developed a high resolution, robust and easy-to-operate multi-touch panel to complement its industrial PCs and embedded boards. It uses intuitive operations technology for interactive applications, including four-finger gestures.
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Fanless Pico-ITX Atom SBC
The LP-172 Pico-ITX (100 by 72mm) format SBC from BVM is for embedded applications in compact installations where space is at a premium. Low power supports fanless operation for reliability and long life. The board is based around the NM10 Express chipset running the 32nm Intel Atom N2800 or D2550 Cedar Trail processors at 1.86GHz.
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ADC fits 3 by 3mm package
The Max 11156 from Maxim Integrated is claimed to be the industry’s smallest 12-pin, 18bit successive approximation register (SAR) analogue-to-digital converter (ADC). Available in a 3 by 3mm 12-pin TDFN package, it integrates an internal reference and reference buffer.
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Scopes come in three versions
Telonic Instruments has introduced the DS-2000 series of benchtop digital oscilloscopes made by Rigol Technologies. There are three versions with bandwidths of 70MHz (DS2072), 100MHz (DS2102) and 200MHz (DS2202). The analogue front end lets them deliver a low noise floor level and 500µV/div with full bandwidth and rates of wave capture up to 50,000wfm/s.
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Com Express module uses dual-core Atom
The PCom-B21A Com Express module from Portwell uses the Intel dual-core Atom N2800/2600 processor, DDR3 memory (up to 4Gbyte), four PCIe x1 lanes, eight USB 2.0 ports, VGA, LVDS, Displayport and dual independent displays. It supports the type-ten carrier board.
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Intelligent system platforms use fourth generation Core and Xeon
Scalable products across multiple form factors make up the range of boards from Advantech based on fourth generation Intel Core processors. These include industrial motherboards, single board computers, computer on modules, industrial server boards, Compact PCI platforms, VPX blades and network application platforms.
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SoM uses dual-core Cortex A9
A small form factor system-on-module has been designed to facilitate faster, lower risk development of smarter embedded systems that demand real-time hardware performance without sacrificing differentiation, integration or flexibility. The eSi-ZM1 is Ensilica’s first product in a range of eSi-Modules and is built around the Xilinx Zynq extensible programming platform.
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Open VPX modules with user-programmable FPGA
A 3U Open VPX module with a Xilinx Kintex-7 325T/410T user-programmable FPGA at its core has been introduced by Creative Electronic Systems. The FIOV-2310 allows the flexible configuration of the high-speed links between the FMC connector and various VPX backplane profiles.
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