News 2008.10.27 Late Edition

TRS-STAR Unveils EXM-IMX31 CPU Module with Freescale i.MX31 ARM11
TRS-STAR’s EXM-IMX31 high performance, and at the same time extremely low power CPU module, is based on the Freescale i.MX31 ARM11[tm] architecture. The 32-bit processor is clocked at 533 MHz. On-board memories of a DDR2 SDRAM with maximum capacity of 256 MB as well as a up to 64 MB NOR and a 512 MB NAND Flash memory are available.

Kontron Rolls Out CP3210 Conduction-Cooled 3U CompactPCI CPU Board
Kontron presented their new PowerPC based Rugged Conduction-Cooled (RC) Kontron CP3210. With a faster clock rate of 733 MHz, accelerated DDR SDRAM (266 MHz, + 33.3 %), double the amount of system and user Flash and a Gigabit Ethernet port for faster data throughput and overall greater system performance, the Kontron CP3210 CompactPCI CPU board is an enhanced version of the highly reliable and powerful Kontron PowerEngineC7, a proven solution already embedded in major defense programs.

WIN Introduces PL-10540, PL-10550 Desktop Networking Platforms
WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and network platforms for Electronic-OEMs, announces the PL-10540 and PL-10550 desktop platforms that feature the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist Technology. The EP80579 is the Intel system-on-chip (SoC) purpose-built for the embedded and communications market with highly-integrated security features.

PMC-Sierra Announces 4 New Multi-band WiZIRD WiMAX RF ICs
PMC-Sierra, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMCS) has added four new multi-band devices to its WiZIRD[tm] family of highly integrated WiMAX RF IC solutions for Broadband Wireless Subscriber equipment. These new devices enable WiMAX system designers to leverage a single radio design to provide Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and Network Interface Cards (NICs) for all popular broadband wireless radio bands (450-928MHz, 2.3-2.7GHz, 2.7-2.9GHz, 3.3-3.8GHz and 4.9-5.95GHz for worldwide WiMAX deployments.

AXIOMTEK Rolls Out SBC86834 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard
AXIOMTEK announced the SBC86834 Mini ITX motherboard incorporating the Intel® 945GC Express chipset, designed for today’s demanding applications such as gaming, DSA, DVR, industrial automation, and network security applications. Powered by the Intel® 945GC Express chipset with 82801GB I/O Controller Hub 7 (ICH7/ICH7R), the remarkable cost-effective SBC86834 is designed with a LGA775 socket for Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo, Pentium® D, Pentium® 4 or Celeron® D processor with a 533/800 MT/S front side bus.

Microchip Debuts TCP/IP Stack Upgrade, Configuration Wizard, Training
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its Ethernet software and support for embedded systems designers, including the addition of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to its free TCP/IP Stack and a new TCP/IP Configuration Wizard to simplify the configuration of Ethernet projects. To make implementing embedded Ethernet even easier, Microchip is also offering a hands-on class that is available from its worldwide network of more than 35 Regional Training Centers.

UMC Manufactures First Fully Functional 28nm SRAM Chips
UMC (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) announced that it has manufactured the foundry industry’s first fully functional 28nm SRAM chips. The chips are based on UMC’s independently developed low-leakage (LL) process technology. UMC utilized advanced double-patterning immersion lithography and strained silicon technology to produce the chips, which feature very small six-transistor SRAM cell sizes of approximately 0.122 um2.

Measurement Computing Launches 14 New USB Data Acquisition Devices
Measurement Computing announced 14 new high-performance, multifunction, and special purpose USB-based data acquisition products, targeting applications requiring high-accuracy, measurement repeatability, and high throughput. The list includes: high-channel-count and high-accuracy analog input and thermocouple measurement devices; several high-speed, simultaneous sampling, multifunction devices; and an eight-channel, simultaneous input quadrature encoder counter.