News – 2006.10.18 – Early Edition

  • Blue Mountain’s Glass Cockpit Flies with FSMLabs RTLinux
    FSMLabs RTLinuxPro is shipping in the just released Gen4 EFIS/One glass cockpit from Blue Mountain Avionics. The EFIS/One is a state-of-the-art, complete glass cockpit designed specifically for experimental aircraft that is fast becoming the standard choice of sport pilots from RV drivers to L-39 jet jockeys.
  • Atmel Debuts Microcontroller-Transmitter RF ICs for Automotive TPMS
    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today the availability of the new highly-integrated and low-power ATA6285 and ATA6286 microcontroller-transmitter ICs with sensor interface for tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) sensor gauge systems. The new devices include all necessary building blocks to support the measurement and calibration of simple capacitive pressure and motion sensors plus the complete RF transmission functionality. These are the first such devices on the market.
  • WinSystems Launches Rugged SBC with GSM/CDMA Cellular Modem, ZigBee
    WinSystems introduced their LBC-GX500, a highly integrated, single board computer (SBC) designed for machine-to-machine connectivity. What sets the LBC-GX500 apart from any other industrial embedded SBC in its class is its wide variety of wired and wireless connectivity options. Among them are 802.11 wireless Ethernet, GSM/GPRS cellular modem, CDMA cellular modem, ZigBee wireless RF module, 10/100 wired Ethernet port, global-compliant dial-up modem, six USB ports, and six COM channels on a single board.
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  • MEN Micro Creates Wireless LAN Module for Harsh Industrial Conditions
    MEN Micro, Inc., a leading supplier of industrial real-time and embedded computer products, has introduced a new wireless local area networking (WLAN) module for 3U Compact PCI systems in harsh environmental conditions. The F209L operates over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees C and the module can be coated with a conformal film to protect against humidity and dust in challenging industrial environments. In addition, all components are secured to the printed circuit board in such a way that they are highly resistant to shock and vibration.
  • Mercury Computer Debuts First Intel Core Duo Advanced Mezzanine Card
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) introduced its new Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo-based Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) that nearly doubles the compute resource available in an AMC form factor. The Momentum(TM) Series AXA-100 AMC represents the industry’s next-generation mezzanine standard supporting high-speed interfaces for use in both AdvancedTCA(R) as well as MicroTCA systems. The AMC is fast becoming one of the main foundations upon which communications equipment providers are building their systems.
  • Microchip Tests for ZigBee Compliance with NTS ZigTest
    National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced today that they have been selected by Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, to provide compliance testing to the ZigBee(TM) wireless standard.