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Mercury Systems Announces Defense Industry’s First Military-Grade DDR4 Devices in High-Volume Production

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), announced the first volume production shipment of BuiltSECURE™ high density double data rate fourth-generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory ( … Read More → "Mercury Systems Announces Defense Industry’s First Military-Grade DDR4 Devices in High-Volume Production"

New 5-slot OpenVPX Rackmount Chassis Features Conduction-Cooled Card Guides

Waterloo, Ontario  —  Sept 19, 2018 –  Pixus Technologies, a provider of embedded computing and enclosure solutions, has released a new OpenVPX chassis platform.  The RiCool chassis  is loaded with conduction-cooled card guides to allow testing and development of rugged 3U OpenVPX boards.  The Pixus solution allows a mix-and-match configuration of air-cooled and conduction-cooled modules.

The new RiCool chassis platform features a 5-slot OpenVPX backplane to the BKP3-DIS05-15.2.13 profile.  The chassis fits up to 16 front and RTM (rear transition module) … Read More → "New 5-slot OpenVPX Rackmount Chassis Features Conduction-Cooled Card Guides"

Newark element14 Accelerates AI Design with the Availability of the Ultra96™ Development Board

Chicago, September 18, 2018 – Newark element14, the Development Distributor, has announced the availability of the Ultra96™, an ARM-based Ultra96 development board jointly created by Avnet, Xilinx, and 96Boards. The development board is based on the Linaro 96Boards … Read More → "Newark element14 Accelerates AI Design with the Availability of the Ultra96™ Development Board"

Fujitsu’s New AI Technology “Wide Learning” Enables Highly Precise Learning Even from Imbalanced Data Sets

TOKYO, Sept 19, 2018 – (JCN Newswire) – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of “Wide Learning,” a machine learning technology capable of accurate judgements even when operators cannot obtain the volume of data necessary for training. AI is now often used to leverage data in a variety of fields, but the accuracy of AI may be impacted in cases where the volume of data to be analyzed is small or imbalanced. Fujitsu’s Wide Learning technology enables judgements to be reached more accurately than was previously possible, and learning is achieved uniformly, no matter which hypothesis is examined, even when the … Read More → "Fujitsu’s New AI Technology “Wide Learning” Enables Highly Precise Learning Even from Imbalanced Data Sets"

Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform® Brings Industrial-Grade IoT Device Security and Safety to the Microchip SAM L11 Microcontrollers

San Diego, CA, Sept. 18, 2018 — Express Logic, the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), has announced that its industrial-grade Read More → "Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform® Brings Industrial-Grade IoT Device Security and Safety to the Microchip SAM L11 Microcontrollers"

Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress Modules Deliver Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity with Zero Programming

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 19, 2018 – Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth® 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi® modules, integrated protocol stacks and easy-to-use tools.

“By using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Wireless Xpress, developers can move from product concept to prototyping in a matter of hours instead of weeks,” said Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of IoT products at Silicon Labs. “Wireless … Read More → "Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress Modules Deliver Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity with Zero Programming"

VadaTech Announces new One Slot 6U VPX Benchtop Development Chassis with RTM

Henderson, NV – September 17, 2018 – VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the VTX991. The VTX991 is a single slot 6U VPX chassis for board bring-up and testing of 6U VPX modules. The chassis can accept a front and a rear module (5HP or 10HP). The panels on both the front and rear slots are removable for ease of probing and debugging. The VTX991 can be placed on bench in both horizontal and vertical positioning for ease of access.

The VTX991 comes with a Universal AC power … Read More → "VadaTech Announces new One Slot 6U VPX Benchtop Development Chassis with RTM"

Industry’s first 200-W and 100-W USB Type-C™ and USB Power Delivery controllers with fully integrated power paths simplify designs

DALLAS (Sept. 18, 2018) –Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced two new USB Type-C™ and USB Power Delivery (PD) controllers, with fully integrated power paths to simplify designs, minimize solution size and speed time to market. The TPS65987D and TPS65988 offer system designers the industry’s highest level of integration which can reduce design complexity and overall cost. For more information, see Read More → "Industry’s first 200-W and 100-W USB Type-C™ and USB Power Delivery controllers with fully integrated power paths simplify designs"

Newark element14 Adds New High-Performance Solutions to Test & Tool Product Range

Chicago, September 17, 2018:  Newark element14, the Development Distributor, has added a new wave of innovative tools to their test & tool product range, including solutions developed by industry-leading suppliers Flir, Fluke, Pico Technology and Weller.

This latest expansion demonstrates element14’s commitment to offering the broadest range of test and tool equipment in the high-service distribution market – an achievement that has won recognition … Read More → "Newark element14 Adds New High-Performance Solutions to Test & Tool Product Range"

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