News 2008.08.14 Late Edition

Numeric Labs Introduces Freya DSP System
Numeric Labs AS has released a new complete DSP system to the chain of its product line. What is unique about this board is its size – about the size of a postage stamp (38.1 mm x 34.54mm – 1.5″ x 1.36″). The board named Freya after the Nordic goddess of love, beauty and fertility is featured rich.

Government Drives Automotive Electronic Stability Control Systems
Driven by new government mandates, global market revenue for Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) sensors used for automotive Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is set to nearly double from 2006 to 2012, according to iSuppli Corp. Worldwide revenue for MEMS ESC sensors will rise to $715 million in 2012, up from $378 million in 2006.

Ethernet Direct Announces SNMP OPC Server Software
Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of Industrial Networking and communication solutions, offers SNMP OPC Server software that can be perfectly integrated with SCADA and HMI systems. The SNMP OPC Server was developed based on the standards made by the OPC Foundation. It supports SNMPV1/V2C/V3 and LLDP and by using it, users can integrate the Industrial Managed Switches from Ethernet Direct to a SCADA/HMI system.

ABI Research Publishes Report on Cellular M2M Markets
Vendors of cellular M2M (machine-to-machine) radio modules face a long-term threat to their very survival. Even in the short-term, they are under increasing pressure in maintaining their profitability. Paradoxically however, several factors that inhibit the M2M market as a whole do in fact provide these vendors with a measure of temporary protection, and they do have several defensive countermeasures.

Joint Research Focuses on Energy Storage System for Electric Vehicles
Safe and efficient utilization of the constantly increasing energy density and power density of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles is targeted as a joint goal by Batterien-Montage-Zentrum (BMZ) in Karlstein, University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, Germany and Linde Material Handling in Aschaffenburg.