News Bytes - July Edition

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Video: Trenton Systems CMOS Battery Replacement

Video: Trenton Systems CMOS Battery Replacement

Observe the procedure for replacing the CMOS Battery on System Host Boards/Single Board Computers from Trenton Systems.

This procedure is applicable to: HEP8225, THD8141, MBC8240, BXT(S)7059, JXT(S)6966 and any other Trenton Systems single board computer which utilises a vertical-style holder for the CMOS battery.


First Look: Hydra 1004

The Hydra 1004 from Eizo Rugged Solutions is a 1x4 SDI Video Splitter targeted for rugged environments.

The plug and play device will auto-detect and link to a 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SD-SDI video input and split into 4 re-timed outputs for viewing or distribution.

LED indicators for power and link status are provided, and all connections are front-facing for ease of mounting. 


Xilinx: UltraScale VU190 FPGA 3/4-Length PCIe Board

The new XUSP3R from BittWare offers extensive memory configurations supporting up to 256 GBytes of memory. 

The FPGA module also provides sophisticated clocking and timing options, and four front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25) – including 100GbE.

Security: Top-of-Rack Switch and Brocade Firewall

The B1 from ZNYX Networks is a unique device combining a Top-of-Rack switch with a high-end compute environment.

In the Security Switch configuration, the compute environment is running the Brocade vRouter Firewall offering a 1U system that can also host rack level Firewall security.


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

White Paper: Video processing and hardware/ software partitioning on Bora/BoraEVB Xilinx Zynq platform.

New Product Line: Sarsen Technology has recently announced a new UK distribution agreement with Alta Data to supply their MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC solutions.

QorIQ T4240: Extreme Engineering (X-ES) has released the XPedite5850 - NXP QorIQ COM Express Module.

Events: We will be sponsoring the NMI FPGA Network Design Tools & Methodologies event in October.

New Website: We've had a facelift. Take a good look round and let us know what you think.

Team News: We'd like to wish Christos many happy returns on his July birthday!