News – 2007.12.02

Arrow, Telit Offer Machine-to-Machine Communications Seminar
Arrow Asia Pac Ltd., a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc., announced that it will host a technical seminar in Fuzhou, China, on Dec. 5, with Telit Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd, the Korean-based “machine-to-machine” (m2m) mobile technology arm of Telit Communications. Telit is a global leader in m2m communications. Its cellular modules for m2m applications can streamline business processes by enabling machines, devices and vehicles to communicate via mobile networks.

ADLINK Releases GEME-42000 Compact Embedded Controller
ADLINK Technology Inc., announces the release of the new GEME-42000, a low-cost compact PC-based controller for low-power, embedded applications. The GEME-42000 is equipped with an Intel® Ultra Low Voltage Celeron® M processor (1.0 GHz) and up to 1 GB DDR333 RAM, and can be controlled from remote locations and run continuously in critical applications including machine tools and digital video capture.

Strategic Test Introduces Digitizer, Oscilloscope PCI Express Cards
Strategic Test Corp has announced two new 8-bit digitizer / oscilloscope PCI Express cards. The UF2e-2020 has two 50 MS/s channels, while the UF2e-2021 has four 50 MS/s. Each channel has its own 8-bit ADC for simultaneous sampling, seven programmable input voltage ranges from ±50 mV to ± 5 V, offset adjustment to 400% and both 50 Ohm and 1 MOhm input impedances. Unique features of the UF2e-2020 and UF2e-2021 include the option for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the ability to synchronize up to 542 channels.

ZMD Unveils RBic-Lite Resistive Bridge Sensor Signal Conditioning IC
ZMD AG, a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, and consumer applications, announced a new addition to its family of resistive bridge (RBic-Lite(TM)) signal conditioner ICs. Developed for correction of resistive bridge sensors, the ZMD31014 combines high accuracy amplification with analog-to-digital conversion of a differential input. The feature-rich CMOS device is ideal for all-types of microcontroller-based portable equipment, such as white goods, wireless pressure transmitters, medical infusion pumps, wearable blood-pressure meters and temperature measurement equipment.

DSM Somos Announces WaterClear Ultra Clear SL Resin
Building on their patented clear resin technology, leading rapid prototyping resin innovator DSM Somos® has announced the commercial availability of WaterClear® Ultra, a highly clear, colorless stereolithography (SL) resin. In color comparison testing, WaterClear Ultra has been shown to be the clearest SL resin available on the market today.

IEEE Gives Control Systems Award to Dr. Lennart Ljung
The IEEE has named Lennart Ljung as the recipient of its 2007 Control Systems Award, recognizing his seminal contributions to system identification and its impact on industrial practice. His development of the system identification toolbox is a set of high-tech mathematical tools that are used in industrial applications – such as automobiles, airplanes and medical systems for diabetes. The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

Avnet to Distribute Emerson Network Power’s Power Supplies
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), and Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), have signed a global distribution partnership. Under the terms of the new agreement, Avnet will distribute – on a global basis – the full line of standard and modified standard ac-dc and dc-dc power supplies produced by the Embedded Power business of Emerson Network Power, which encompasses the Astec and Artesyn branded products.