New on Embedded Star – 2007.06.29

EP2A 6U VME Single Board Computer
GE Fanuc Embedded Systems recently introduced their EP2A 6U VME single board computer, the latest in the EmPower family. The new SBC features a Freescale PowerPC MPC7448 processor and 1 Gigabyte of DDR SDRAM. The EP2A also includes the latest Marvell Discovery V integrated system controller for leading-edge performance. The EP2A is not only a highly cost-effective solution, but also offers a unique I/O set with its four fast HDLC-capable serial ports (enabled by a PowerQUICC 2 device) complementing its Gigabit Ethernet, USB and GPIO capabilities. Outstanding flexibility is achieved by the provision of two PMC sites as well as GE Fanuc’s unique AFIX (Additional Flexible Interface Xtension) card site that allows custom functionality to be added to the board at minimum cost and in minimum time.

Kontron MOPS-PM PC/104-Plus SBC
The MOPS-PM PC/104-Plus card, by Kontron, is the industry’s first fully PC/104-Plus compliant single-board computer equipped with Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processors. While other PC/104-Plus designs with Intel Pentium M processors have violated the traditional physical form factor, the Kontron MOPS-PM meets the PC/104 Consortium specifications entirely. PC/104 is one of the world’s smallest form factor standards for SBCs and I/O accessory boards and therefore has the widest usage in applications where space is the limiting factor. Target markets include: automation, medical, defense, transportation, point of purchase/information and gaming.

Fastrack Supreme Wireless CPU
Earlier in the year, Wavecom (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066) introduced their new Fastrack Supreme Wireless CPU(R). This Plug & Play family product evolution keeps the same versatile form factor as the previous Fastrack product packed with a host of new features that will carry customer applications well into the future.

Xilinx Spartan-3AN FPGA
The Spartan(TM)-3AN FPGA platform, by Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX), combines the performance and functionality advantages of SRAM-based technology with reliable non-volatile flash technology in a single-chip solution. With the industry’s largest user flash memory and enhanced security capabilities, this new platform is optimized specifically for non-volatile applications where higher system integration or security is critical. With up to 1,000X more on-chip user flash as compared to its nearest competitor, the Spartan-3AN platform offers unprecedented system flexibility, significantly outperforming competing non-volatile FPGAs.

Rosetta Embeddable Hardware Security Module
The Rosetta Micro, by SPYRUS, is the first micro-sized, low-cost embeddable Hardware Security Module (HSM) for highly secure authentication and encryption for embedded devices. The rapid growth of capabilities in consumer electronic devices, such as PDAs or smart phones, has created a challenge in these converged data and communications platforms. The Rosetta Micro solves this challenge.

Sensium Platform for Wireless Health Monitoring
The integrated Sensium (TM) platform, by Toumaz Technology, is a new ultra-low power wireless infrastructure system for health and lifestyle monitoring applications. The highly integrated Sensium chip has met all the targeted accuracy and performance parameters in initial functional testing.