New on Embedded Star – 2007.03.02

NICE 3100-P2 Fanless Embedded System
The NICE 3100-P2 fanless embedded system is capable of supporting two PCI expansion cards in one compact chassis. Based on Intel’s Pentium M/Celeron M processor with 400MHz, the NICE 3100-P2 is designed for space-critical applications requiring fanless operation, extreme reliability and versatile I/O configuration. With two PCI expansion slots housed in a robust aluminum chassis the new NICE 3100-P2 will find an increased number of applications within Kiosks, POS systems, Access Control, network security, industrial automation and many more.

VMETRO Vortex M6000 VXS Data Recorder
The Vortex M6000 VME/VXS recorder, from VMETRO, supports dual 4 Gb/s or quad 2Gb/s Fibre Channel ports. The high speed recorder is able to achieve 720MB/s recording performance in a single 6U VXS (VITA-41) slot. The Vortex M6000 recording engine provides an effective platform for a number of applications in industrial inspection systems, medical scanners and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications such as Signal Intelligence (ELINT / COMINT), as well as Software Defined Radio (SDR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Moving Target Indicators (MTI) and many other high-speed data recording needs.

Pentek Conduction-Cooled PMC/XMC Transceiver Module
Pentek’s 7141-703 PMC/XMC module features two 14-bit, 125 MHz A/Ds and a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro field programmable gate array (FPGA), and it is configured as a ruggedized module fully compliant with the ANSI/VITA 20 conduction-cooling specification and ANSI/VITA 42 XMC specification. This module is compatible with both cPCI and VME baseboards.

Altos Variety Statistical Cell Library Characterizer
Variety, from Altos Design Automation, is an ultra-fast, general purpose statistical library characterizer for standard cells. The tool generates variation-aware timing models for use with commercial statistical static timing analysis (SSTA) tools from Extreme Design Automation, Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys. Other formats will be supported in future releases, including the SSTA standard format from Si2′s Open Modeling Coalition.

Echotek ECV4-2 XMC Digital Receiver
Mercury Computer Systems’ Echotek Series ECV4-2 is a family of mixed-signal PMC and XMC (the next-generation PMC) digital receiver modules. The ECV4-2, with input clock capability up to 1.5 GHz, is the highest performing digital receiver in an XMC form factor in the industry.

TI TRF7960 RFID Reader ICs
The TRF7960 from Texas Instruments, is a family of high-frequency (13.56 MHz), multi-standard radio frequency identification (RFID) reader ICs. The advanced package design of the TRF7960 family measures 5×5mm, and supports ISO/IEC 14443A/B, ISO/IEC 15693, ISO/IEC 18000-3 and TI’s contactless commerce and Tag-It(TM) portfolio.