Corelis announced their usPro-S high-speed multi-IO SPI host adapter. The BusPro-S is a USB-powered desktop instrument that helps engineers reduce development time. The Corelis tool provides low level control of Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) buses for the generation of SPI messages and programming SPI memory. The BusPro-S comes complete with hardware, software, and cables. The tool will be available soon with an introductory list price of $675.
NXP and Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas are offering a series USB Made Easy workshops. The Speedway Design Workshop series will show how NXP microcontrollers are making the task of developing USB enabled devices faster and speeding time to market. The courses will also feature hands-on labs. The training starts in July and will be held in multiple cities. The USB Made Easy workshops cost $99 to attend.
XMOS created the first USB Audio Class 2.0 reference design for high channel count computer audio interfaces, DJ and live sound mixers, musical instruments and digital effects devices. XMOS USB Audio 2.0 solutions help developers of audio devices to quickly bring products to market which support the latest digital audio at the highest audio quality. The XMOS USB Audio Class 2.0 reference design goes on general release at the end of July. The source code of the reference design will be available free of charge under a royalty free license. All hardware schematics and design files are available for download.
Data Translation introduced VIBpoint Precision Measurement System for sound and vibration. VIBpoint is a series of vibration measurement products for sound and vibration applications including noise emission monitoring, predictive maintenance, and shock analysis. The series includes both USB and Ethernet (LXI-compliant) hardware options. VIBpoint Precision Measurement System is priced starting at $7,695. Products will ship in 4-6 weeks.
Data Translation introduced the DT9837B ultra-high throughput USB data acquisition module for portable noise and vibration measurement. The DT9837B features simultaneously sampling (up to four 24-bit) and a sampling rate of up to 105.4 kHz samples per channel. The Data Translation module is self-powered via the USB connection to a PC or laptop — no external power supply is needed. The DT9837B USB module is ideal for portable sound and vibration field measurement and analysis applications. The DT9837B data acquisition module is priced at $1795 and ships immediately.
Quadros Systems introduced a Remote NDIS (Network Driver Interface Standard) driver for the RTXCusb USB software solution. RNDIS gives embedded systems developers an easy way to connect a Windows based laptop or PC to an embedded system. RNDIS for the RTXCusb suite is available immediately in source code as an add-on to the RTXCusb device software. The price for the RNDIS driver license starts at $2900.
XMOS introduced a reference design for USB Audio 2.0. The solution enables standard computer-based systems to deliver bit-perfect prosumer quality sound. The reference design works with the Mac OS-X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Audio 2.0 native class driver, and XMOS has teamed with Thesycon to provide Audio 2.0 Class driver support for Windows. The XMOS USB Audio 2.0 reference design kit is available now and priced at $149 USD.
The STM32-comStick from STMicroelectronics is a low-cost, full-featured development platform in a USB stick that enables fast application design for STM32 Connectivity Line microcontrollers. The STM32-comStick includes an unlimited Hitex HiTOP5 IDE/debugger and TASKING C compiler, a built-in GUI allowing control of the application, and a 72MHz STM32F107VC Connectivity Line MCU with 256 KB Flash. Developers can plug the device directly into a PC USB port to evaluate the MCU communication peripherals and build, program and debug their own applications. No external components, software, or power supply are required.