6U CompactPCI C2K single board computer

11 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

GE Fanuc Embedded Systems has announced its 6U CompactPCI C2K single board computer. The device uses the 1 GHz MPC7447A or 1.4 GHz MPC7448 Freescale processor and extensive I/O ports for improved performance and flexible functionality.

Sandwich technique solution

22 January, 2008

Complex three-dimensional (3D) integrated circuits involving both optical and electronic elements are now easier to make, thanks to a 'wafer bonding' technique developed by a European research consortium

Pushing the limits of chip miniaturisation

22 January, 2008

Over the last four decades, computer chips have found their way into virtually every electronic device in the world. During that time they have become smaller, cheaper and more powerful

Data acquisition module

11 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Glyn Ltd

FTDI has available the DLP-232PC data acquisition module that is suitable for data acquisition, industrial/process control and process monitoring applications.

Wavecom Wireless CPU

11 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Wavecom has available the Fastrack Supreme Wireless CPU that keeps the same form factor as the previous product but with new features.

Remote controllers

06 December, 2007 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

CrispTech has announced the IP power range of remote power controllers or rebooters. These enable remote control of power outlets via ethernet either from across the street or across the world.

Photonic crystals market slated for high growth

05 December, 2007

The global market for photonic crystals will be worth US$13.9 million in 2007, according to a new technical market research report, Photonic Crystals: Technology and Global Markets (AVM059A) from BCC Research.

Tactile switches

09 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Future Electronics

NKK Switches has released a family of tactile switches.

NPO ceramic high RF power multilayer capacitors

09 November, 2007 | Supplied by:

ATC and AJ Distributors have introduced the 800 series multilayer capacitor (MLC) products. The series uses a rugged NPO ceramic construction built in ATC's traditional case A and B configuration (0.55" x 0.55" and 0.11" x 0.11").

Student blasts away international opposition with 10 watts

09 November, 2007

Macquarie University electronics PhD student Michael Boers has defeated competitors from universities in the US, Canada and Korea by designing and building an ultra-efficient radio frequency (RF) power amplifier.

Distributor of RFID modules appointed

05 November, 2007

Unique Micro Design Pty Ltd (UMD), a distributor of ‘edgeware’ devices and solutions, has been appointed as the Australian and NZ distributor of RFID modules by SkyeTek, a US-based company specialising in low-cost RFID modules for embedded and mobile applications.

Company acquisition

16 October, 2007

Emerson and Motorola have entered into an agreement under which Emerson will acquire Motorola's Embedded Communications Computing (ECC) business for $350 million in cash.

Embeddable GPS receiver

08 October, 2007 | Supplied by:

The Resolution T embeddable timing product enables companies to change the way they incorporate precise time into applications and solutions through a combination of low cost, accuracy, size and special features. The device employs new architecture — using general DSP-based GPS SW.

The pitfalls of supercomputing

10 September, 2007 by Andrew Collins, Journalist

Choosing a supercomputer for some fields of electronic research presents a conundrum for researchers, thanks to practical limitations inherent in every option

Fail-safe switching

10 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Comsol Pty Ltd

Comsol has launched what it claims is the first dual analog KVM matrix switching system for Australian installations. The system from Avocent delivers redundancy and automatic failover, ensuring continuous connectivity to IT systems for data centres and test laboratories. This enhancement, available free to most existing AMX switching system owners, improves business continuity by maintaining connection, even if a matrix switch fails.

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