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FPGA-Based XMC Module

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Leesburg, VA, has released the XMC-442 Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based XMC module compute engine designed for signal and image processing applications, including radar, sonar, and signal intelligence. With software driver and IP development support from Curtiss-Wright’s Continuum FXtools developer’s kit, the XMC-442 enables the development of FPGA designs.
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Rugged Electronic Enclosures

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, Brockton, MA, announces the 709 Series of air-cooled rugged electronic enclosures for computer cards in the harsh environments of shipboard and land-based military applications. The 709 Series is configured for flexibility, accommodating up to 20 slots for VME64, VME64x, VXS, VPX, VXI, or CompactPCI cards and ranging in size from 8U to 15U high and 20.5" deep. The series is available in AC/DC or multiple-outlet power configurations of up to 2000W, and can also be configured in three different ways: pressurized, evacuation, or combination push/pull.
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Line Conditioning Module

The VPTPCM-12 Series pre-conditioning power module from VPT, Blacksburg, VA, works within a DC-DC power system to suppress transient voltages and create a reliable power output of up to 120W. The module offers a high-reliability COTS power solution designed for rugged military and avionics applications. Features of the module include continual operation with input down to 6V per MIL-STD-1275, and a wide input range that provides dual nominal input voltages (12V and 28V) to satisfy both MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-704 requirements.

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FPGA Modules

Acromag, Wixom, MI, has released the PMC-CX series of user-configurable FPGA (field-programmable gate array) modules, which feature conduction cooling and differential digital I/O. The four new models feature XilinxÆ Virtex-II FPGAs with either 11k or 24k logic cells and a choice of 32 differential RS-422/485 lines or 24 RS-422/485 lines with 16 CMOS I/O channels. These modules allow for configuring custom I/O boards using application-specific instruction sets.

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Hybrid Vehicle Test Systems

SAKOR Technologies, Okemos, MI, has released the HybriDyne™ Series of hybrid vehicle driveline test systems. The HybriDyne calibrates the performance, efficiency, and durability of hybrid drivetrain systems, including electrical assist, diesel electric, and fully electric vehicle systems. The system integrates components of SAKOR’s DynoLAB™ PT Engine Test Cell Supervisory System with elements of its DynoLAB™ EM Electric Motor Test System. Coupled with one or more AccuDyne™ AC Motoring Dynamometers, the modular HybriDyne is capable of testing individual mechanical and/or electrical components, integrated subassemblies, and complete drivetrains with a single installation.

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Outdoor Housing for Dome Cameras

Dotworkz, San Diego, CA, has launched the D2™ environmental housing that provides protection to PTZ dome cameras from the rigors of outdoor use and physical damage. The D2 is compatible with 99% of analog and IP PTZ cameras, including models from Axis, Sony, Toshiba, and Canon. It is water-tight and air-tight, assuring that cameras are kept within proper operating temperatures. The housing is equipped with a heater/blower suitable for use in temperatures ranging from 30°F to 95°F. The D2 is also offered with either the Dotworkz Ring of Fire™ cold climate system for areas that reach below -20°F and where ice/snow commonly collects, or with the Dotworkz Cooldome™ thermo-electric cooling system that protects the camera system in temperatures up to 145°F.

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Digital Switch Matrices

The Electronics Group of Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Redmond, WA, has released its Model 1130 and Model 1120 digital switch matrices that are configured to accommodate up to 144 inputs and 144 outputs that can be distributed among clock and data signals. They provide full fan-out operation, allowing each input to be routed to any or all outputs simultaneously. They are also nonblocking, meaning that any number of input and output combinations can be connected. These devices are suitable for large data routing installations.

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Taking PC/104 CPU Boards to the Next Performance Level

Since their introduction in 1991, PC/104 standard based systems have been widely adopted in various applications. Unmanned aircraft control, onboard vehicle control and navigation systems, personal communicators, add-on cards for customer specific boards, all utilize PC/104 technology. Many system developers choose this form-factor due to its advantages in terms of low weight, compact size (boards are just 90×96 mm), ease of application development and modification, and mechanical reliability.

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Dual-Core VME Single-Board Computer Delivers Low Voltage

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (Leesburg, VA) offers the SVME/DMV-1901 6U VME single-board computer with the Intel® Core™ Duo processor running at speeds of 1.67 and 2.0 GHz.

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PrXMC/PrPMC Module

The TPA-XMC™ PrXMC/PrPMC Module from Themis® Computer (Fremont, CA) provides dual 64-bit processing and flexible high-speed I/O while consuming as little as 15 watts. The energy-efficient module is based on P.A. Semi's PA6T-1682M PWRficient™ Power Architecture-based processor. The TPA-XMC is designed for a wide range of networking, wireless infrastructure, storage, and military/aerospace systems running applications on PowerPC platforms. Eighteen user-configurable serdes lanes enable the TPA-XMC to serve a wide range of high-speed requirements.

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