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GlobalSpec: DirectU2 Solutions for Industrial Computing
August 17, 2007 - Volume 2 Issue 8
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Fifty Promising Computer Solutions

Fifty Promising Computer Solutions Undoubtedly the number could be higher, but from the multitudes of new products and services available, eWeek Channel Insider has chosen a select 50 new noteworthy tech products, many of which are in the top percentiles of those destined for success. Scanning the gamut from wireless troubleshooting tools to software — enterprise, management, and as-a-service varieties — to infrastructure data access, security and more, these new hardware/software solutions (some in Beta) can give companies an advantage over the competition, their customers notwithstanding. Examples include accessing Web-based systems outside of a browser, developing collaboration apps, and protecting companies from Internet vulnerabilities. Check out these latest innovations.

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Embedded Systems Conference
Featuring the Conversion of a Toyota Prius to a Hybrid
Plug-in

Featuring the Conversion of a Toyota Prius to a Hybrid Plug-in

You are invited to attend ESC Boston, Sept 18-21, the largest international embedded event and technical conference. Discover the inner workings of the Vectrix MAXI-Scooter, the world's first high-powered electric two-wheel vehicle, and see the first east coast live conversion of a Toyota Prius to a plug-in hybrid.

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Acromag, Inc.
Industrial Ethernet I/O has 96 Channels

Industrial Ethernet I/O has 96 Channels The EtherStax series of rugged, high-density Ethernet I/O blocks are ideal for distributed I/O and SCADA. Each unit can process up to 96 discrete I/O signals with Modbus TCP/UDP/IP networking. Acromag's i2o technology enables peer-to-peer communication between units. Redundant network ports and power terminals provide reliability for critical applications. More info...

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Embedded Device Software Solution

Embedded Device Software Solution The latest release of an embedded software bundle delivers advanced graphics, multimedia, and security functionality for both low-cost and high-end applications. Targeting consumer, industrial, and mobile devices, the software cuts hardware costs and time in developing advanced GUI embedded applications. Multiple operating systems can be incorporated seamlessly in one device. This new version will be available in the fourth quarter.

Plugging Security Holes

Plugging Security Holes A lesson learned from the recently reported security breaches of the Apple iPhone™ implies that all embedded devices are at risk. Actually a test by security researchers, iPhone security was penetrated using a Web browser in once instance (see white paper). Typically, embedded devices have at least one hole to plug. Fortunately, different security concepts can handle the threat.

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Tough Guy Ethernet Switches

Tough Guy Ethernet Switches Designed for harsh industrial environments over a broad temperature range, a new line of switches connects industrial networking devices to an Ethernet network. Featuring five or eight ports, the switches can be connected with either copper or fiberoptic cable. The latter extends effective range up to 2 km. Choice of managed and unmanaged switches provides flexibility in setting communication parameters.

The Future Pinpoints PACs

The Future Pinpoints PACs PC functionality plus PLC (programmable logic controller) reliability is the key reason why more and more programmable automation controllers (PACs) are being utilized in industrial control systems. Find out what the future holds, compare the features of PACs with those of PCs and PLCs, and see how functionality challenges were overcome in this informative white paper from National Instruments.

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OmniVision, Inc.
Industrial TFT Flat Panel Displays

Industrial TFT Flat Panel Displays For over 20 years, Omni Vision has been serving the needs of industry leaders with customized monochrome and color CRT and LCD display monitors. For industrial applications, our most popular line is the TFT Flat Panel Color LCD Display.

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Parker Hannifin/Electromechanical Automation
High-Performance Workstations

High-Performance Workstations Parker-CTC's HPC and HPX high-performance workstations allow customers using PC equipment on the factory floor to take advantage of industrial PCs designed to run third-party factory software. Each workstation has been designed and tested to perform under extreme conditions, and they run in Windows® on CompactFlash for even greater reliability. View all Parker featured products...

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SoC Wireless Functionality or Not?

SoC Wireless Functionality or Not? Whether high or low data rates apply, there are important decisions to be made — like architecture and partitioning —when considering integrating RF communications into a system on chip (SoC). In such an undertaking, numerous questions beyond cost and performance arise. For an insightful overview on what's involved, see the EDN article: "Single-Chip Radios Pose Perplexities for SoC Architects."

Dynamic-Duo Display Motherboard

Dynamic-Duo Display Motherboard For quiet, compact embedded systems, this fanless nano-ITX motherboard features multiple I/O options along with hard drive/flash memory functionality. Claimed to be the first board of its type to support LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) without a daughterboard, it's recommended for dual display applications such as industrial control, healthcare, and retail systems. Check out the rest of the specs.

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Will MRAM Revolutionize Electronics?

Will MRAM Revolutionize Electronics? Delivering the best characteristics of flash memory and random-access memory (RAM), magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) is hailed as a breakthrough, storing data using the magnetic orientation of electrons. Because it can store information without a power supply, MRAM is predicted to slash both cost and power usage in cell phones, computers, servers, and mm-scale sensors.

Different Strokes for Multicore SoCs

Different Strokes for Multicore SoCs One of the latest buzzwords, "multicore" has a different connotation, not to mention utilization, depending on whether you're talking about embedded multicore SoCs (system on chips) or multicore processors. In an Automotive DesignLine article, Steve Leibson delves into the efficiency of customized multicore SoCs to handle highly asymmetric embedded tasks in lieu of general-purpose multicore processors.

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Stored Energy Systems/SENS
Revolutionary New Battery Charger

Revolutionary New Battery Charger Since 1971, SENS has been a leading supplier of industrial strength battery chargers and DC power systems. SENS manufactures several families of power conversion products, all of which convert AC input to DC output. The EnerGenius ECU filtered battery charger was designed for mission critical applications where reliability, safety, and extended battery life are required.

Ameripack Corporation
Rackmount Cases: "The Source" for Protective Cases

Rackmount Cases: 'The Source' for Protective Cases Let Ameripack become "your" source for all your Rackmount case and container needs — specializing in Shock Racks, Heavy-Duty Racks, ATA and military standard rack cases, and specialty racks like our "Gig Rigs". See our full line containers and cases for any of your needs from Ameripack here...

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Dice
A Better Job Search by Design

A Better Job Search by Design  DiceEngineering.com offers thousands of quality engineering jobs at top technology and engineering companies. Find jobs in your area of expertise. Search now.

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A Brave New Employee World
 

A Brave New Employee WorldYou can bank on the world continuing to change for employees. Today, some companies require mandatory drug tests, and may fire you if you don't quit smoking or have bad credit. But, how would you like it if your employer insisted you get "chipped" with RFID tags for security reasons? One company has already done that. What do you think about this?

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Seven Wonders of the Computing World

Seven Wonders of the Computing World Readers of PC Magazine submitted answers to the question: "What are the seven wonders of the modern computing world?" Not surprisingly, a lot of interesting, thought provoking responses are food for thought. Coincidentally, in case you missed it, the "new" Seven Wonders of the (entire) World — nominated from a reported 100 million global respondents — have been chosen. But why limit it to seven?

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Volume 4 - Issue 8 - 08/21/2009
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Volume 4 - Issue 1 - 01/16/2009
Portable Machine Condition Monitoring System; Industrial Computers; Fanless Industrial Embedded System; Latest Smallest 3.5 in. Disk Size SBC; Platform Technology Software; Process System Consulting and Software
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SysStat Serial I/O and Fabric Alarm Board; Interface for Volume Testing of Circuit Boards; Handheld and Portable Computer; Affordable Windows CE and XPe Touchscreen Panel PCs; 40-180 Programmable Attenuator Module; Control Systems
Volume 3 - Issue 11 - 11/21/2008
Industrial Serial-to-IP Networking; New Computer Chassis with Convertible Drive-Bay and Fingerprint Scanner Drawer!; High-performance 3U CompactPCI Board; Intel Atom-based Pico-ITX SBC - PICO820; Taiwan Hot Product = Sensor * (IC knowledge); NPE-G2 Networking Equipment; Model 345WT Mesh Network Transeiver; Wireless Sensing Solution, Wireless Network
Volume 3 - Issue 10 - 10/17/2008
Go Wireless for Industrial Remote Monitoring; Fall Embedded Systems Conferences; The First Low-Power ARM Processor with StackableUSB; NX Computer Aided Machining; Drop In... Finished OEM Keyboard; PC/104-Based Data Acquisition System; SealTouch-15 Environmentally Sealed Computer; 10.4 in. LCD Wireless Tablet Industrial Computer
Volume 3 - Issue 9 - 09/19/2008
Fall Embedded Systems Conferences; Control Systems; MICRO SWITCH GSX Series Explosion-Proof Safety Switches; Panel-Mount Keyboard with Miniature Joystick; Motor Controls - Starters/Contactors and More...; CPCI7200 - Multicore CompactPCI Board
Volume 3 - Issue 8 - 08/15/2008
Bring Advanced Control to Your Application with NI LabVIEW 8.6; Accessory Power Strips...1 Week Lead-Time!; 1U Rackmount Computer Offers Unmatched I/O Expansion;ESC Boston - Continued Attendee Growth for 3 Years! Register Now!; ESC India - Expanded to 4 Locations with CE Credit! Register Now!; Handheld and Portable Computer (HDPC-X100); Industrial Computers; Electronic Motor Controls
Volume 3 - Issue 7 - 07/18/2008
RFID World 2008; Embedded Computing; CoreModule 800 Celeron M Single Board System; A Low-Power Geode LX 800 ETX Module, ETX-GLX; Custom Industrial Computers; LC3250W: 16:9 Embedded Display for Digital Signage
Volume 3 - Issue 6 - 06/20/2008
Compact PC/104 Cougar Tames Power Draw; The Balance of Power Has Shifted ; Keyboard with Front-Mounted Sealed USB-Port; Single Board Computers; Sample Code for Embedded Applications; FX Monitor Series
Volume 3 - Issue 5 - 05/16/2008
Controlling the World's Largest Machine; C13 Jumper Cordsets... One Week Lead-time on ANY Length; Unmatched I/O Expansion with Relio R4000 1U Rackmount Computer; Intel Q965 Industrial microATX Motherboard; Industrial Equipment Wire Assemblies; Low Power Consumption Industrial SBC; PC-Based Vision Processors and Boards; Board-to-Board Connectors
Volume 3 - Issue 4 - 04/18/2008
16 Ethernet-to-Serial Ports; Industrial Panel PC for Critical 24/7 Operations; HOD Series Duplexers; 4800 Controller; Wireless Connections for Embedded Computing Platforms; FPGA Computing; A Better Job Search by Design
Volume 3 - Issue 3 - 03/21/2008
Can Your Mouse Handle Use in Real Process Control?; Interpower Accessory Power Stripsâ?¦No Minimum Order; Compact Fanless Intel® Pentium® M Industrial PC; ESC Silicon Valley: Learn Today. Design Tomorrow; Best Practices in Embedded Design Tutorial at ESC SV; Stellaris Motor Control Modules; HMI Software; Small Embedded Motherboard Uses Both ETX CPUs and PC/104 Modules
Volume 3 - Issue 2 - 02/15/2008
BITXml — The Open Remote Monitoring and Control Protocol; RoHS Compliant 17 in. Industrial Workstation; ESC Silicon Valley 2008; Tri-lobe Blower Packages; New Series 62AG Optical Encoder; Nautilair Series 12.3 in. Var-Speed Combustion Blower
Volume 3 - Issue 1 - 01/18/2008
Design and Deploy Your Machines Faster; Any Cord, Any Length, Any Connector; Industrial Single Board Computer; The Industrial Network Company; FX Monitor Series; The Balance of Power Has Shifted; Ruggedized Notebook Computer with Full-size PCI Slot; Rackmount Cases: 'The Source' for Protective Cases
Volume 2 - Issue 12 - 12/21/2007
FX Monitor Series; Custom PCB Assemblies; The Ideal Engine for Machine Vision Systems; View Archived Safety Webinars at Your Convenience; NPort 4-Port Wireless Serial Device Servers; Custom Power Cables
Volume 2 - Issue 11 - 11/16/2007
IOVU Series Open HMI; Microsoft Embedded Events and Seminars; The Industry's First 16 Port PCI Express Card; The Controller for Fast Machines and Fast Processes; Moxa Two- and Four-Port USB-to-Serial Hubs with Optical Isolation; Electrical Products, 100s of Suppliers; DEWE-3200 Data Acquisition Instrument; Small Embedded Motherboard Uses Both ETX CPUs and PC/104 Modules
Volume 2 - Issue 10 - 10/19/2007
Universal CAN/Ethernet Device Linking CAN Networks via Ethernet; The Open Remote Monitoring and Control Protocol; Industrial TFT Flat Panel Displays; Rackmount Cases; DEWE-3200 Data Acquisition Instrument;The Highest Reliability Filtered Utility Battery Charger
Volume 2 - Issue 9 - 09/21/2007
Computing and Security Technology;A Better Job Search by Design; The Highest Reliability Filtered Utility Battery Charger; ITK-24i High Reliability Kiosk Printer; Optoisolation Product Solutions for Industrial Computing; Solution to Programmable Automation Control/PC-Based Control; Industrial Ethernet Module
Volume 2 - Issue 8 - 08/17/2007
Featuring the Conversion of a Toyota Prius to a Hybrid Plug-in; Industrial Ethernet I/O has 96 Channels; Industrial TFT Flat Panel Displays; High-Performance Workstations; Revolutionary New Battery Charger; Rackmount Cases: 'The Source' for Protective Cases
Volume 2 - Issue 7 - 07/20/2007
Complimentary Trial Offer; Delivering Product Engineering and Software Maintenance Solutions; Industrial TFT Flat Panel Displays; Moxa Two- and Four-Port USB-to-Serial Hubs; Small Embedded Motherboard Uses Both ETX CPUs and PC/104 Modules; Fuzzy-Logic Temperature Sensor Transmitters
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - 06/15/2007
ranslation and Localization Services; The Woodcrest Server; Echotek Series RF Tuners and Upconverters; Hardmetric hm 2.0; Motion Assistant 2.0; Data Acquisition Products
Volume 2 - Issue 5 - 05/18/2007
Factory Direct Smart A/C Units; Qumax Optical Trackball Keyboard Makes Surfing Easy; Rugged Intel Pentium 4; Computing and Storage Solutions; Industrial PoE Power Splitters; PXI
Volume 2 - Issue 4 - 04/20/2007
CompactFlash; Video Expansion Options;The Woodcrest Server; Industry Pack Carrier Card; Convert USB to DB9 Serial; Single Board Computers; 4-Zone Controller for use with DeviceNet; CX9000 Embedded PC Reduces Size and Energy Usage
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - 03/16/2007
Industrial SBC Supports Wired and Wireless Connectivity; SeaPAC Solid-State Flat Panel Computing; Nexlink Notebook Computers;World's First 3-in-1 Optical-Isolated USB-to-Serial Hub; High-Performance Workstations; Industrial TFT Flat Panel Displays; Complete Motion Control in a Box; Embedded Controllers
Volume 2 - Issue 2 - 02/16/2007
Open-Frame Kiosk Display; EBX compatible SBC; Luminary Micro Announces five New Stellaris® MCUs; Interchassis Communication; PC7; PCMCIA Card Bus Extenders; SERIES PD Controller;CompactPCI PIII Universal SBC
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - 01/19/2007
CompactFlash; Momentum Motion Controllers; X86-Grade Platform; Dual-Core, Dual Processor System Host Board; Notebook Computer; High Performance, Mobile Pentium 4 CPU
Volume 1 - Issue 6 - 12/15/2006
High Ambient Light Conditions; UHF RFID Readers and Antennas; Compact Machine Vision System; Industrial Ethernet Switches; Programmable Controllers; Input Controller
Volume 1 - Issue 5 - 11/17/2006
Limit Switch Range; Fast-Forward Your Project; Open-Frame Kiosk Display Offerings; Electronic Signal Filter/Gain Board; Industrial Workstation Series; Single Board Computers; Ethernet Fieldbus Box
Volume 1 - Issue 4 - 10/20/2006
Evaluation Kit; Fast-Forward Your Project; Pentium M Modular Systems; In-Vehicle Touch Monitor; Protective Cases; System Platforms, Backplanes, Cabinet Enclosures, Components; New POS and Data Logging Solutions; High-Performance Workstations; Notebook Computer
Volume 1 - Issue 3 - 09/15/2006
New Rocker Switch Series; Compact PLC; World Leader in Industrial Electronics; Systemax PC; High-Performance Industrial Computers; GPS Timing Board; Industrializes the Notebook Computer; Custom-Configured Mobile Computers
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - 08/18/2006
All Metal Pressure Sensors; High End Computer Peripherals; Hot Swap Single Board Computers CPU Boards; Custom Single Board Computers; LCD Monitor Passive Optical Enhancements; Building Blocks for System Solutions
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - 07/20/2006
AMD Athlon™ 64 Desktop PC; White Paper: Comparison and Mapping of DDS and JMS; Main/Branch Panel Surge Protector; PC104+ CAN Board; Embedded Pentium M Rugged Touchscreen PC; Rack Mount Flip-up LCD Monitors; Processor Board Pentium III-M