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Agilent Technologies’ Network Analyzer and Oscilloscope Approved for SATA Gen 3 Certification Testing

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) has approved Agilent’s 90000 X-Series oscilloscope and E5071C network analyzer with Option TDR (time-domain reflectometry) to provide SATA Gen 3 Interoperability Program Revision 1.4 product testing and certification. The instruments cover the transmitter, return loss and cable test sections of the SATA Interoperability Program.

Serial ATA is the primary storage I/O interface used in computing systems today. The SATA Interoperability Program aims to ensure compatibility between product implementations. Companies who participate in … Read More → "Agilent Technologies’ Network Analyzer and Oscilloscope Approved for SATA Gen 3 Certification Testing"

6WIND Extends Platform Support to Advantech’s x86 and NPU Hybrid System Product Range

Irvine, California, February 17, 2011 – Advantech, a global manufacturer of telecom computing blades and multicore network processor platforms, today announced they will be expanding the deployment of 6WINDGate packet processing software to a broader range of Advantech systems. The new solutions will include Advantech’s FWA Network Application Platform range based on multicore x86 processors in addition to the multicore MIPS-based Packetarium platforms already supported. The scalability of the 6WINDGate software across multiple processor architectures enabled Advantech to achieve a portfolio of products and services, differentiated in terms of performance, feature set, quality, delivery … Read More → "6WIND Extends Platform Support to Advantech’s x86 and NPU Hybrid System Product Range"

Saelig Announces First Serial Protocol Host Adapter Supporting Dual- and Quad-SPI Protocols

Pittsford, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. (Saelig) (www.saelig.com) has introducedSPI Storm – an advanced Serial Protocol Host Adapter from Belgian company Byte Paradigm – controlled from a PC through a USB interface. SPI Storm can access ASICs, SoCs, FPGAs and other digital embedded systems that use serial protocols at speeds of up to 100 MHz at the I/O lines. Various serial protocols … Read More → "Saelig Announces First Serial Protocol Host Adapter Supporting Dual- and Quad-SPI Protocols"

Linux Professional Institute Exam Labs with FOSSFA/ict@innovation in South Africa

Sacramento, CA, USA: February 17, 2011) – The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world’s premier Linux certification organization (http://www.lpi.org), announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) with the Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA: http://www.fossfa.net/) at the Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Technopreneurship Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on March 5, 2011 at 10 a.m. This exam lab is part of a larger “train-the-trainers” … Read More → "Linux Professional Institute Exam Labs with FOSSFA/ict@innovation in South Africa"

Very Low Profile Illuminated TACT Switch Offers High Quality User Experience

February 2011 – Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components, announces the availability of the Marquardt 3006 series of low profile, short-travel, LED Illuminated TACT switches.

The 3006 TACT switch series offers users a superb tactile “feel” using Haptic technology. Haptics is a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of the user’s sense of touch to provide reassuring or relevant feedback on operation of the switch. Common uses of Haptics are arcade games and home games consoles and controllers, frequently taking the form of vibration or force-feedback in joysticks and controllers.

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100V High Speed Synchronous N-Channel MOSFET Drivers Operate from -40°C to 150°C

MILPITAS, CA – February 17, 2011 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the H-grade version of the LTC4444/-5, a high-speed, high input supply voltage (100V), synchronous MOSFET gate driver designed to drive upper and lower power N-channel MOSFETs in synchronous rectified converter topologies. This driver, combined with power MOSFETs and one of Linear … Read More → "100V High Speed Synchronous N-Channel MOSFET Drivers Operate from -40°C to 150°C"

3M Launches 32-inch Multi-Touch Chassis Display at CeBIT 2011

Bracknell, UK, 17 February 2011 – Diversified technology company 3M will demonstrate a range of multi-touch displays based on 3M Projected Capacitive Technology (3M PCT) at  CeBIT 2011, 1-5 March, Hannover, Hall 16, Stand E32. Stand demonstrations will include an interactive 6-panel display wall, 22-inch and 32-inch multi-touch display totems and a 3-display cascading table station. These will highlight the enormous potential for full multi-touch technology implementation in a variety of engaging single, multi-user and collaborative applications, including audio/visual, casino gaming, digital signage, education, media and broadcast, security, telecommunications and utilities. 

3M PCT multi-touch technology … Read More → "3M Launches 32-inch Multi-Touch Chassis Display at CeBIT 2011"

Advantech now sampling 64-bit ATCA blade based on Texas Instruments’ TMS320C66x multicore DSPs with key customers

Irvine, California, Feb 16th 2011: Advantech continues its recent spree of DSP product announcements with the introduction of its latest generation DSP blade in ATCA form factor based on Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI’s) TMS320C66x digital signal processor (DSP) generation. Advantech’s ATCA node blade, DSPA-8901E with its twenty onboard TMS320C6678 DSPs running at 1.25 GHz core frequency provides 160 cores of processing power to reach the higher levels of performance density needed to build the highest capacity media gateways in the network. The blade significantly reduces overall system … Read More → "Advantech now sampling 64-bit ATCA blade based on Texas Instruments’ TMS320C66x multicore DSPs with key customers"

Carbon Releases Solution for AMBA TLM-2.0 Modeling

ACTON, MASS. –– February 17, 2011 –– Carbon Design Systems™, the leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of system-level models, today unveiled a TLM-2.0 solution for the AMBA™ protocol to enable modeling the widely adopted AMBA® protocols with SystemC TLM2-0.  

Available from Carbon’s IP Exchange at no charge, the software contains definitions and extensions for AMBA 3 AXI3™, AHB™, AHB-Lite™ and APB™ protocols at the … Read More → "Carbon Releases Solution for AMBA TLM-2.0 Modeling"

Tech Design Forum Announces Worldwide Event Series.

WILSONVILLE, Ore., February 16, 2011—Tech Design Forum, formerly EDA Tech Forum, today announced its 2011 worldwide event series, which begins March 10 in Santa Clara, CA. The popular forum series has been redesigned to focus on fast-growing technology markets in specific regions. New this year are panel discussions consisting of industry and media experts, as well as an increased number of technical sessions and presenters.

With registration now open, the March 10th Tech Design Forum “EDA Edition” will focus on IC Design and Verification, exploring ecosystem networking and increasing competiveness in IC and system product development. Technical … Read More → "Tech Design Forum Announces Worldwide Event Series."

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