Microchip Technology introduced the Multimedia Expansion Board and enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit. The Multimedia Expansion Board enables development of highly interactive, graphics-based interfaces with network connectivity. The enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit adds a new board for implementing capacitive touch sensing with the PIC32. The Multimedia Expansion Board (part # DM320005, $249.99) and the enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit (part # DM183026-2, $99.95) are both available now.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced two interchangeable peripheral modules and 8- and 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) modules for the Tower System development platform. The advanced peripheral modules offer developers 802.11b Wi-Fi and rapid prototyping functionality. The newest MCU modules support Freescale’s MCF5225X 32-bit ColdFire MCU and MC9S08LL64 8-bit MCU. The Tower System provides a comprehensive and highly customizable embedded design environment that allows developers to mix and match MCU and peripheral boards to create reconfigurable development platforms that suit their design needs. Interchangeable modules promote reuse of hardware across multiple architectures, which helps speed time to market. The modular design scales down overall tool costs, while providing an inexpensive entry point.
WIN Enterprises has added a/b/g Wi-Fi support to the WIN Pro IP PBX (PL-60700), which is an Asterisk-ready platform for IP PBX applications. The PL-60700 features the AMD LX-800, Onboard Sangoma FXO and FXS technology, one 10/100 LAN, optional ADSL, and four 10/100 switch ports. Pricing for the PL-60700 in OEM quantities begins at $585. Price includes CPU and power supply with memory and storage extra. PL-60700 with Wi-Fi support is available now.
Rabbit introduced the MiniCore Ethernet RCM5760 and Wi-Fi RCM5650W networking modules. The RCM5760 and RCM5650W modules feature increased memory for data intensive applications such as building automation and security applications where it is necessary to store large amounts of data. The MiniCore modules also enable designers to wirelessly update firmware from anywhere an Internet connection is available to reduce maintenance costs. The Ethernet RCM5700 kit is available now for $99. The Wi-Fi RCM5600W kit is available now for a promotional price of $99.
The ConnectCore Wi-MX51, from Digi International, is a core module designed specifically for low power, wireless multimedia applications. The ConnectCore Wi-MX51 features Freescale’s i.MX51 processor, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and support for Microsoft’s new Windows CE 6.0 R3. The ConnectCore Wi-MX51 enables wired and Wi-Fi networking for low power embedded applications with demanding performance requirements. The Digi ConnectCore Wi-MX51 module is ideal for displays within medical devices, digital signage, security/access control devices, point-of-sale equipment, and industrial automation technology.
The Digi TransPort WR44 is an all-in-one enterprise-class cellular router with integrated Wi-Fi access point. The multi-function Digi TransPort WR44 provides high-speed connectivity to remote devices by combining a 3G cellular router, state-of-the-art security, advanced routing, an Ethernet switch, global positioning system (GPS), telemetry, and Wi-Fi access point all in one device. The Digi TransPort WR44 router is ideal for connecting remote devices in vertical applications such as transportation, remote office and retail point-of-sale. The TransPort WR44 is available now a starting price of $895.