New on Embedded Star – 2007.04.20

Broadcom 65nm EDGE Transceiver
Broadcom recently announced the industry’s first 65nm EDGE radio frequency (RF) transceiver. Designed as a monolithic die in pure digital CMOS process technology, the new Broadcom(R) device integrates all transceiver and analog baseband functionality to deliver unparalleled savings in power consumption, size and cost. EDGE is currently operating on nearly 200 networks worldwide and represents the next step on the evolutionary path to third generation (3G) cellular services.

Technosoft IPS210 Minidrive
Technosoft’s IPS210 high precision, fully digital minidrive is an intelligent universal drive based on the MotionChip(TM) DSP Control Technology. Designed to embed motion control, drive and PLC functionalities in an incredibly small single unit (62×42×20 mm) the minidrive is easy to integrate in motion control applications where space is critical. IPS210 controls DC and stepper motors up to 2×12 W (24 V, 0.5 A) with very low inductance, in open or closed loop modes. A single power supply is used for both logic and motor.

RES-110 Ethernet Switch
The RES-110 is a rugged Layer 2 and 3 managed Ethernet switch made by GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. The RES-110 is a modular package optimized to meet customers’ most challenging performance and thermal requirements in the harsh environments typically encountered in military environments or extreme commercial applications. The rugged switch provides Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for deployment in harsh tactical combat environments.

NI PXI Embedded Controllers
The NI PXI-8106 and NI PXIe-8106 real-time embedded controllers are based on the 2.16 GHz dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7400. They offer a performance improvement of more than 100% compared to systems running traditional single-core processors. With two cores, or computing engines, in one processor, the new PXI and PXI Express controllers can simultaneously execute two computing tasks.

Microchip PICDEM System Management Kit
Microchip’s PICDEM(TM) System Management Kit is a demonstration and training tool for individuals designing larger, computer-based systems. The PICDEM System Management board integrates common functions, such as a dedicated Real-Time Clock (RTC), serial EEPROM, thermal-management, Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and power sequencing into a single PIC(R) microcontroller. Many complex, multifunction systems can benefit from a single PIC microcontroller programmed to perform these tasks.

Kontron KEEX-2000 Embedded SBC
The KEEX-2000 embedded SBC, from Kontron, is based on the 3.5 inches form factor platform and feature the AMD LX 800@0.9W processor with CS5536 chipset. The KEEX-2000 is one of the industry’s smallest and most widely adopted SBC form factors. The dimensions of the KEEX-2000 3.5″ Form Factor SBC are 105 mm by 146 mm.