Embedded News: Week of Jan. 6 – 10, 2014

January 09, 2014

Bernard Cole-January 09, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Jan. 6 - 10, 2014:

Curtiss-Wright debues rugged multi-head next gen graphics display module
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions has introduced its highest performance embedded graphics module, the new VPX3-716 3U OpenVPX six head graphics display card.

6U VPX SBC supports dual 40 GbE or InfiniBand Interconnects
The VPX6-1958 from Curtiss-Wright Controls is the first rugged, high performance 6U OpenVPX SBC to combine Intel’s latest quad-core 4th generation Corei7-4700EQ processor with a Dual 40 Gbps backplane I/O interconnect.

Freescale's wearables reference platform (WaRP) supports multiple apps/
Freescale Semiconductor's an open-source, scalable reference platform provides building blocks to rapidly develop a wearable product designs from a common platform.

Low-power sensor hub makes sensor fusion easy
The SSC7102 from Microchip Technology Inc. is a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy.

RS-422/485 serial interface for PCI Express has 8 ports
Sealevel Systems announces the 7802e, a new PCI Express serial interface adapter that provides eight serial ports individually configurable for RS-422 or RS-485 communications.

MicroAutoBox II has more CAN channels, more analog, more apps
MicroAutoBox II provides the higher number of CAN channels required to prototype advanced controls systems for electric/hybrid drives.

Computer on module running Windows Embedded Compact 2013 boots in less than a second
e-con Systems Inc. has released its eSOM3730 Computer on Module. The eSOM3730 is based on the AM/DM37x CPU family from Texas Instruments and runs Windows Embedded Compact 2013.

Microstar simplifies data acquisition synchronization
The Time Base Synchronization module from Microstar Laboratories provides DSP-based approach to obtaining time-aligned sampled data sets from multiple measurement stations.

Azoteq introduces three new low cost capacitive proximity controllers
Azoteq has released three new controllers, the IQS227, IQS228 and IQS229.

Bluetooth Smart remote temperature sensor monitors air or water temperature anywhere
The 'Tempo' from U.K. startup Blue Maestro is encased in a sleek, pebble-shaped casing designed to look and feel like a high quality ornament.

ST's always-on 6-axis inertial motion sensors
STMicroelectronics' new family of 6-axis inertial motion-sensing devices run all sensor-related functions as well as customer-specific application software onboard while consuming up to 40% less power.

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