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Welcome to the February edition of News Bytes

New technology announced at embedded world 2014

Despite the rain and wind February has been a month of optimism and increased activity for the manufacturers we represent, including those who have just introduced some brand new technology at embedded world 2014. With a number of existing projects gaining momentum, and a host of new applications in the development stage, the next quarter looks bright even if the weather doesn't!


*NEW* Condor 4000x - High performance XMC graphics card with GPGPU capability

The Condor 4000x from Tech Source is a cutting edge XMC graphics/video card for use in applications such as radar and video surveillance.

Based on AMD’s Radeon E8860 GPU, which provides 1.6 times the performance of the E6760 GPU, the Condor 4000x has Digital (DVI, Display-Port) and Analog (VGA) video outputs available from the front panel, and the rear PMC pin-out is compatible with VME and cPCI single board computers (VPX can be supported through a carrier board).

Supported by the industry standard OpenCL™ programming language, GPGPU application software development is accelerated with the AMD APP Software Development Kit (SDK).

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*NEW* AXEL LITE - Single/Dual/Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU module

Introduced at embedded world 2014, AXEL LITE is the new Single-Dual-Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU module from DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent Freescale i.MX6 application processor.

The AXEL LITE is ideal for new applications in many industry fields, where high performance and extremely compact form factor (67,5 mm x 45 mm) are key factors.

  • Boot from NOR for safe applications
  • Wide range DDR3 RAM memory up to 2GB
  • Reduced carrier complexity: dual CAN, USB, Ethernet and native 3.3V I/O
  • Multiple video outputs available

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Big River™ Storage Units from Conduant

Conduant Corporation has released a range of storage solutions that are designed to provide abundant storage capacity in very small enclosures.

*NEW* DM-8M-3U - Designed for use in a single PXIe slot in a 3U chassis, and offers up to 8TB storage in a very small enclosure.

DM-125-3U - Provides up to 2TB disk storage capacity to PXI Express based systems and has been designed around a standard PXIe chassis.

DM-425-3U - Capacities of up to 4TB in a single unit. Provides disk storage resources to PXI or CompactPCI (CPCI) systems including PCI Express based systems.


*NEW* MIL-Series Data Acquisition and Control Chassis from United Electronic Industries

UEI’s brand new DNA-MIL and DNR-MIL platforms are compliant with many aspects of MIL-STD-461 (including all power-supply requirements) and MIL-STD-810, making them perfect for environmentally harsh I/O data acquisition and control applications.

Both platforms offer several technological advantages, including the ability to create a configurable, 100% COTS-based solution for virtually any analog/digital I/O sensor, interface and control application.

With over 50 plug-in compatible analog and digital I/O boards to choose from, either platform can be customised for functionality and optimised for performance.

  • The DNR-MIL and DNA-MIL platforms support all popular and MIL-hardened operating systems and programming languages, including Windows, Linux, VxWorks and QNX as well as an extensive array of application packages, including LabVIEW and Simulink.
  • Manufactured in the USA with a 10-year availability guarantee for program longevity, each platform is factory tested, rated for operation from -40°C to +70°C, and able to withstand 5g vibration and 100g shock.

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