News 2008.07.17 Late Edition

VDC Publishes Microsoft Windows Embedded Research Report
Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) indicates that embedded systems manufacturers and their suppliers are driving Windows Embedded revenue by incorporating Microsoft’s Classic OSs under embedded restricted licenses in device development. While the scope of the research report covers Microsoft’s Embedded and Mobile segments, VDC estimates that greater than 40% of Windows Embedded revenue in 2007 was derived from Classic OS (Windows Embedded Enterprise) production licenses.

Dynapar Announces M53 Commutation Encoder for Stepper, Servo Motors
Dynapar announces the introduction of the M53, a modular commutation encoder with low profile for easy mounting onto stepper and servo motors. The encoder also features a high 120°C temperature rating that won’t limit motor performance, allowing manufacturers to keep from de-rating torque specs. Unlike some competitive modular encoders, the M53 features a direct-read phased array ASIC that provides 2500 PPR (Pulses Per Revolution).

Linear Technology Introduces LTC2631 DAC Families
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2631, a family of pin- and software-compatible 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit DACs in a tiny TSOT-23 package, making it the smallest I2C DAC family with an internal reference on the market today. DACs in such small packages are ideal for fine tuning bias voltages in applications such as optical networking and RFID systems.

Opera Software Releases Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta
Opera Software released the much-anticipated, first public version of Opera Mobile 9.5 beta. A powerful foreshadowing of what is to come, this beta takes mobile browsing speed and features to a new level, complete with visual effects and a new look. Opera has changed the face of its mobile browser in this beta release. As with the latest version of Opera Mini, Opera Mobile 9.5 beta now defaults to page overview mode, allowing the user to view the entire Web page and instantly recognize the web site.