News – 2008.05.11

eSOL PrUSB/Host Features Isochronous Transfer Mode, Audio Class Driver
eSOL, a leading developer of realtime embedded software solutions, announced the addition of an isochronous transfer mode and an Audio Class Driver to its PrUSB (R) / Host product. PrUSB/Host is a full and comprehensive embedded USB host protocol stack from eSOL that includes the low-level USB driver and multiple class drivers. The addition will allow USB host-based products to receive audio streaming in realtime over the standard USB connection from portable music players.

Measurement Computing Releases USB-1616HS-BNC Multifunction DAQ Device
Measurement Computing announced the release of the USB-1616HS-BNC, a new 1 MS/s, 16-bit multifunction USB data acquisition device with 16 BNC differential analog inputs. The USB-1616HS-BNC delivers outstanding performance with synchronous and concurrent voltage input, waveform output, counter input, quadrature encoder input, and digital I/O in one package. The USB-1616HS-BNC provides the added security and convenience of BNC connectors.

ADLINK Rolls Out PCI-6202 16-bit Resolution Analog Output Card
ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 6166), a global supplier of test and measurement products announced the release of the PCI-6202, a four channel, 16-bit resolution analog output (AO) card featuring a differential non-linearity of less than one least significant bit (DNL < 1 LSB). The PCI-6202 is ADLINK’s first 16-bit AO card to provide hardware-timed waveform generation supporting a simultaneous updating rate for 4 analog output channels simultaneously at 1 MS/s per channel.

NEC Develops 22 New 78K0R/Kx3-L 16-bit All Flash Microcontrollers
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) announced that the company has developed a new line of 16-bit All Flash[TM] microcontrollers (MCUs). Built in the NEC Electronics’ high-performance 16-bit 78K0R CPU core, the 22 MCUs in the 78K0R/Kx3-L line-up are optimized for compact, low power systems that are driven by battery and enabling Ultra-Low Power applications. Samples will begin shipping in August.

Analog Devices Introduces ADXL001 Industrial MEMS Vibration Sensor
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) introduced a high-bandwidth MEMS vibration sensor to enable better monitoring of equipment performance and reduce costly downtime due to unforeseen system failures on the factory floor. The new ADXL001 industrial vibration and shock sensor for the first time allows designers of industrial process control instruments to cost-effectively incorporate high-performance, dependable high-bandwidth vibration monitoring into their applications.

ABI Research Publishes Report on GPS Enabled Mobile Devices
In the wake of personal navigation devices’ success, cellular carriers have started to offer on-board and off-board navigation solutions, as well as a range of LBS (Location Based Services) such as friend finder and local search on GPS handsets. Community and social-networking-related functionality is also becoming popular and is expected to boost GPS-enabled handset uptake as carriers, handsets manufacturers, and service providers look to capitalize on the LBS trend.