News 2008.06.26 Late Edition

NEC Introduces ECOUSB uPD720150 USB 2.0 Host, Peripheral Controller
NEC Electronics America, Inc. announced an integrated USB 2.0 host and peripheral controller (part number uPD720150) designed to enable high-speed digital data sharing among various electronic products, such as digital cameras and printers. On a single chip, the uPD720150 integrates communications functions that formerly required separate USB host and peripheral controller chips, thereby helping to reduce device count and conserve board space.

Signatec Rolls Out PDA16 High Speed Digitizer
Signatec Inc. announced the PDA16 high-speed digitizer, the industry’s most advanced wideband and high dynamic range A/D boards with FPGA processing. Designed to meet demanding high-speed data acquisition, signal data recording and real-time FPGA processing applications, the PDA16 leverages the processing performance of Xilinx® Virtex FPGAs with embedded PowerPC processors.

TEK Microsystems Unveils Neptune-V5 VITA 41-compliant Digitizer Board
TEK Microsystems, Inc. has announced the Neptune-V5 6U VITA 41-compliant dual channel high-speed digitizer board. Designed to meet the needs of demanding sensor-processing applications across a range of environments, the Neptune-V5 employs three Virtex®-5 processors, advanced DDR3 SDRAM, and the latest communications technologies available. Full ruggedization has been designed into the architecture providing full support for harsh environments.

Robotics Trends Introduces RoboDevelopment Conference, Exposition
Robotics Trends announced their 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry. RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

RadioFrame Networks, Quocirca Conduct Research on SMB Mobile Phone
RadioFrame Networks (RFN) launched new, independent market research into how the SMB (small medium business) is using mobile communications and further strengthens the business case for indoor base stations, namely picocells and femtocells. The research was conducted by Quocirca, one of Europe’s leading business and technology analyst firms, across 240 SMBs in the UK, France, Germany and Sweden.

Stahlin Receives Patent for SolarGuard Resin, Compound, Molding Method
Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures has been granted United States Patent No. 7,317,049 for SolarGuard®,”Resin Composition for a Sheet Molding Compound and Method.” SolarGuard’s double-protection formulation technology significantly enhances the molecular bond strength and cross-linking that occurs during the curing process in thermosetting polyester sheet molding compounds (SMC) to provide an additional benefit to anyone using non-metallic enclosures.

Dolomite Optimizes Fabrication of Quartz Microfluidic Chips
Dolomite have announced that they have now optimised the fabrication of quartz microfluidic chips, enabling instrument manufacturers to benefit from the many important qualities of synthetic quartz for use within bioscience and medical systems. Dolomite is a leader in Microfluidics, a technology also known as ‘lab on a chip’. This is an exciting new field of science and engineering that enables very small-scale fluid control and analysis.