News Bytes - September Edition

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NMI FPGA Network – Design Tools & Methodologies

October 11th @ Intel, Swindon

NMI will be hosting this event, allowing members to share experiences of how FPGA design tools and methodologies impact build schedules, solve difficult problems, affect quality, optimise architecture and bridge hardware and software communities.

Chad Hamilton from BittWare is presenting a paper entitled "FPGA Platform Development Kit Enables Fast TTM", and DAVE Embedded Systems will be showcasing their Xilinx Zynq based hardware and talking to engineers about Asymmetric Multi Processing on Cortex-A CPUs.

Sarsen Technology is very pleased to be sponsoring this event, which has been put together specifically for FPGA experts who with a vested interest in tools and methodologies.

Video: Trenton Systems CMOS Battery Replacement

Video: Intel Xeon (Skylake) Single Board Computer

The Trenton Systems TKL8255 is a PICMG 1.3-compliant single board computer driven by an Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 (Skylake) processor.

This SBC features support for DDR4 system memory, native PCIe 3.0 links, USB 3.0, three video ports and an on-board M.2 connector for supporting a plug-in NVMe storage module.  The TKL8255 single board computer is covered by a five-year factory warranty.

First Look: Rugged H.265 (HEVC) Video Encoder 

The Tyton VS2 from EIZO Rugged Solutions is a rugged small form factor box-level video encoding and streaming solution, designed for use in harsh field environments.

The MIL-STD-810G and IP67 compliant Tyton VS2 is capable of capturing two 3G-SDI inputs simultaneously and encoding them using the highly versatile H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 (AVC) video encoding standards.


Latest: Powerful Intel Xeon D 3U VPX Modules from X-ES

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) has just released a family of 3U VPX boards based on the Intel® Xeon® D-1500.

These powerful boards support up to 16 Xeon-class cores in a single, power-efficient, System-on-Chip (SoC) package with native extended temperature support on four, eight, and twelve core-count SKUs.

XPedite7674 - Dual 10GbE and Xilinx Kintex® Ultrascale™ FPGA

XPedite7676 - SecureCOTS technology with a SmartFusion®2 security SoC

Brand New: 64 Channel Analog Input Card

General Standards has just released the 18-Bit 18AI64SSC750K analog input board, which samples and digitises 64 input channels simultaneously at rates up to 750,000 samples per second for each channel.

Typical applications include:

  • High-Density Analog Inputs
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Acoustic Sensor Arrays
  • Analog Event Capture
  • Biometric Signal Analysis D
  • Dynamic Test Systems
  • Particle Acceleration

If you want to keep up to date with all the latest activity from the Sarsen Team you should check out our blog - it's full of photos and interesting articles, as well as the odd team outing!

Other News

FPGA Development Kit: BittWare’s FGPA Development Kit (FDK) provides FPGA board support IP and integration for BittWare’s Altera FPGA-based boards.

New Product Line: Sarsen Technology has recently announced a new UK distribution agreement with MilesTek to supply their connectivity solutions and MIL-STD cable assemblies.

Meetings: Our engineers are busy booking meetings all over the country. If you'd like to meet with one of the team to discuss your application please get in touch.

Birthdays: Sarsen Technology would like to wish Angela and Laura many happy returns for their October birthdays!