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Compact module uses the Intel Atom processor

The conga-QA is the first computer module based on the new Qseven form factor. It is fitted with the latest Intel Atom Z5xx range of processors and the Intel US15W system controller hub

New 85 Ohm addition to backplane connector system

Allows designers the flexibility of interchanging 100 Ohm and 85 Ohm signal modules based on system needs, says Molex

Stand-alone Serial SRAM devices

Low cost external SRAM extends system performance; requires fewer MCU I/O than external parallel RAM; reduces MCU

New process could cut the cost of LEDs

Researchers believe they have found a new way to manufacture LEDs that could cut the production cost to one-tenth of the current cost

Temperature transducers with option of AS-I communications

New TA series temperature transducers from IFM Electronic are available with 4-20mA analogue outputs or AS-interface communications

New waveguide switches offer manual or electrical operation

Fast-switching devices feature an industry-standard footprint to ensure compatibility with other manufacturers’ products

Battery fuel gauge for JEITA profile

Texas Instruments has developed a family of battery fuel gauge integrated circuits (ICs) with enhanced charging, including the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association (JEITA) profile

Transceiver targets low cost antenna diversity in ISM band applications

Nick Dutton looks at a new single chip transceiver and controller that supports antenna diversity in low cost, low power wireless designs

Embedded system is suitable for high-speed, real-time vision

A new NI EVS-1464RT Embedded Vision System from National Instruments uses a multicore processor to deliver exceptional performance in industrial environments

Battle heats up for USB3.0 chips in new markets

Both NEC and Texas Instruments have announced controllers for the 5Gbit/s USB3.0 standard, with devices starting to ship this month

Mobilisation of embedded applications

The new but already widely established Qseven standard is 59 per cent smaller when comparing to a COM Express basic module

Industrial displays benefit from wider viewing angles

Two new displays from Hitachi offer wide viewing angles, excellent contrast and a high-brightness, dimmable LED backlight

Free RTOS and middleware evaluation

OpenRTOS CONNECT contains the OpenRTOS kernel, FAT and USB in a fully integrated package with 'out of the box' functionality

Industrial connector gains Han-Quick Lock termination technology

Harting is now offering its Han Q8/0 industrial connector insert with the Han-Quick Lock termination technology that simplifies installation and saves time

PCI express 2.0 certification for Altera Arria FPGAs

The Arria II GX FPGAs have integrated transceivers with data rates up to 3.75 Gbps, and have a hard, configurable PCIe interface embedded within the device

Zigbee interface converts standard switches to wireless devices

New from IDC is the ZB107 Wireless Switch Interface that mounts on standard pushbuttons or pull switch enclosures in place of the cable gland entry

AS-interface slave module

New from IFM Electronic is the AC5230 Classicline AS-interface active slave module for use with standard analogue (4-20mA) current input and output signals

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