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Eccentric Mounting and Adjustment System for Belt-Driven Devices

This design relates to an eccentric mounting and adjustment (EMA) system for belt driving, or for belt-driven devices, that is installed and operated within the restricted confines of an engine compartment, typically a motor vehicle. It satisfies two essential requirements for automotive devices driven by an endless flexible belt, including a reliable mounting to the engine block assembly, and a continuous provision of a proper amount of tension to the belt for either driving or driven devices. As a result, there is minimal wear and tear on device bearings and the belt, which reduces operational failures and assures maximum efficiency for these devices.

Posted in: Briefs, Mechanical Components, Mountings, Engine components
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PrPMC/XMC Module

Extreme Engineering Solutions (Middleton, WI) has introduced XPedite7201, a conduction- or aircooled PrPMC/XMC module, targeting the Intel® Atom™ processor running at up to 1.6 GHz at under 10W. This card comes with PCI Express or PCI interconnect and a Gigabit Ethernet port with integrated magnetics. XPedite7201 is ideal for highbandwidth data-processing applications. The module includes up to 1 GB of DDR2-533 SDRAM and up to 4 GB of NAND flash. P14 I/O includes two USB ports, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, and Gigabit Ethernet.

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Triaxial Cable Kits

Keithley Instruments (Cleveland, OH) has introduced triaxial cable kits for semiconductor device probers that are capable of handling I-V, C-V, and pulsed I-V signals. Model 4210-MMPC-C is optimized for use with Cascade Microtech probers, and Model 4210-MMPC-S for use with SUSS Microtech probers. The cables are designed for compatibility with Keithley’s Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System, as well as with other test instruments used for characterization.

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ESMexpress Modules

The XM2 from MEN Micro (Ambler, PA) is based on the latest Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 processor with a clock frequency of up to 2.26 GHz. The advanced Intel processor, combined with the ruggedization and low development costs of the ESMexpress standard, make the XM2 a costeffective choice for a variety of harsh, mobile, and mission-critical environments found in the railway, avionics, industrial automation, and medical engineering industries.

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Cryptographic Authentication ICs

The AT88SA family of low-cost, ultralow- power authentication ICs from Atmel® Corporation (San Jose, CA) have an embedded SHA-256 engine and 256-bit cryptographic key. The first device in the family, the AT88SA102S, is a general purpose CrytpoAuthentication™ IC designed to protect consumers from counterfeit electronic and medical consumables, such as batteries, ink cartridges, test strips, blood bags, and breathing tubes. They can be used in any microcontroller-based system to secure network data transmissions such as satellite radio broadcasts or medical records, protect end-products from bogus firmware updates, and validate software or media modules.

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GPS and Cellular-Based Tracking Device

Laird Technologies (Chesterfield, MO) has been awarded a supply contract to provide the Stealth II GPS tracking device to Trackn powered by Enfotrace (Irvine, CA). The Stealth II is a selfcontained GPS and cellularbased tracking device that can quickly and effectively locate any vehicle or mobile asset. The cost-effective device is the smallest of its kind available on the market. Key product features include starter immobilizer, remote door unlock, no external antennas, vehicle location 24/7, alarm reporting, speed notification, electronic fencing, and ease of installation.

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Point-of-Load DC/DC Converters

Murata Power Solutions (Mansfield, MA) now offers the Okami™ SIP 10A and 16A output current models of nonisolated single point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters. A range comprising four 10A models and four 16A models is available with either positive or negative on/off polarity and an optional sequence/track feature to control start-up time requirement. The modules can act as a drop-in replacement for other DOSA-compliant parts, or be used in space constrained designs that require high density power solutions and where a short time-to-market is required.

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Software Verification Tool Suite

LDRA (San Bruno, CA) has released v8.0 of the LDRA tool suite, an automated end-to-end solution for software verification support. By integrating requirements management into the LDRA tool suite using TBreq, LDRA’s tool for next-generation management and complete automation of requirements traceability, developers can reduce software errors, project costs, and resource constraints. TBreq creates a relationship between requirements, code modules, and verification artifacts (static analysis, dynamic analysis, unit- and system-level test). All informal changes and test results are recorded, and any requirements impacted by these changes are highlighted so that all team members can identify data and code which might be suspect.

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Wide Angle 2.4 GHz Antenna

The HG2405P-135 wide angle, 2.4 GHz antenna from L-com (North Andover, MA) is designed for installation in offices, health facilities, educational settings, industrial sites, and retail complexes. With a footprint of 3" × 6", the HG2405P-135 is suitable for very compact installations and is ideal for WiFi, PCS, DCS, and custom applications. The HG2405P- 135 gives users wide angle coverage of an area without multiple antennas or larger foot print antennas.

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Multi-Core RTOS

QNX Software Systems (Ottawa, Canada) has released the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0, which has been certified to the stringent security requirements of the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 Evaluation Assurance Level 4+. The certification to Common Criteria EAL 4+ indicates that the QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel exceeds the assurance requirements required for EAL 4. To earn EAL 4 certification, a product must be methodically designed, tested, and reviewed to the highest commercial standards. The “+” indicates that the certification extends to QNX Software Systems’ vulnerability remediation process.

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