CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial, Mezzanine Cards, PXI
EKF releases SF2-CANDY for automotive applications
HAMM, Germany. EKF presents the SF2-CANDY, a 16-port CAN-FD controller card for CompactPCI® Serial systems. All CAN I/O ports are wired to a common D-SUB front panel connector. Any CAN port provides galvanic isolation for optimum noise immunity and reliability.
Board mount uninterruptible power supply released by EKF Elektronik GmbH
HAMM, Germany. EKF presents the SRU-UPS, a short time power backup solution housed on a 100x160mm(2) Eurocard, suitable for CompactPCI Serial backplanes or other 19-inch based systems.
High-energy physics: Controllers for X-ray laser accelerators
DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) - one of the world's leading particle-accelerator centers, conducting top-level international research into the fundamental relationships of matter - was tasked with finding a successor technology for its control and data-acquisition systems, which were based on VME and proprietary hardware, some of which was more than 30 years old. The main requirements: better signal quality, higher bandwidth, and support for several decades of operation, allowing for a phased migration in current installations.
MicroTCA workshop at DESY - 2018
The 7th MicroTCA Workshop for Industry and Research was held at DESY [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron] in Hamburg, Germany on December 5 and 6, 2018. The workshop was attended by 190 participants from more than 20 research facilities and more than 30 ...
Leveraging COM Express for medical equipment design
Modern-day medical applications have a wide spectrum of needs, from the demanding computing requirements of optical imaging technologies - such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical coherence tomography (OCT), X-ray computed tomography (CT), computed axial tomography (CAT) scans, and 3D ultrasounds - to the compact form factor and low power consumption necessary for mobile diagnostic equipment.
Celebrating 25 years of PICMG
Welcome! PICMG is celebrating its 25th year with great momentum and many active committees. Since our founding, nine families of specifications and tens of thousands of successful collaborations have led to billions of dollars in products and solutions across a wide array of markets. We are poised to continue our efforts in solving embedded computing requirements through new and expanded open specifications.
Embedded Tech Trends: Exciting future for the embedded computing industry
The theme of the just-concluded 2019 Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) media event was “The Future is Now.” Eighteen sponsor companies presented to industry media the new technologies that the companies believe can solve embedded computing’s thornier challenges. While ETT typically leans more towards military and aerospace technologies, media participants from various market areas did attend. PICMG [...]
SU1-TWIST, Quad RS-485 CompactPCI Serial Card
HAMM, Germany. Proven and reliable, RS-485 (EIA/TIA-485) stays a popular fieldbus communication interface, due to simple installation via low cost twisted pair copper cables, up to 1200m length. EKF introduces the SU1-TWIST, a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI Serial systems, based on PCI Express. The board is equipped with four isolated front panel RS-485 ports. High speed RS-485 balanced line transceivers with internal 5kV isolation barrier provide for optimum noise and EMC immunity.
SU2-BALLAD, Quad RS-232 CompactPCI Serial Card
HAMM, Germany. Proven and reliable, RS-232 stays a popular point-topoint interface for industrial communication (IOT, Edge Computing). EKF presents the SU2-BALLAD, a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI Serial systems, equipped with four front panel RS-232 ports. Isolation barrier transceivers are provided for optimum noise and EMC immunity up to 921.6kbps data rate, as required for industrial use and operation in harsh environments.
CompactPCI Serial CPU with Intel Apollo Lake Processor
HAMM, Germany. On the occasion of the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference EKF will introduce the SC6-TANGO, a low power CompactPCI Serial CPU board, based on an Intel Atom E39xxseries System-on-Chip processor (Apollo Lake APL-I). The front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks (option M12 X-coded), two USB 3.0 Type-A receptacles, and two DisplayPort monitor connectors. The board is equipped with 8GB directly soldered DDR3L ECC RAM, and a CFast card socket, for use as removable SATA SSD.
VadaTech Announces New Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA, Double AMC, MTCA.4
HENDERSON, Nev. VadaTech, a leading manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, announces the AMC575. The AMC575 utilizes the Xilinx XCZU29DR RFSoC and is compliant to AMC.1, AMC.2, AMC.3 and AMC.4 specifications. The unit has an on-board, re-configurable FPGA which interfaces directly to the AMC FCLKA, TCLKA-D. The module has dual bank of 64-bit wide DDR-4 memory with ECC for a total of 16 GB. This allows for large buffer sizes to be stored during processing as well as for queuing the data to the host.
Recent developments based on PICMG xTCA for Physics standards
The xTCA for Physics PICMG standards work began in 2009 after several years of investigation into the suitability of ATCA as a controls platform for several new accelerators then under consideration.