ZigBee Radio Chip GreenPeak Technologies
announced the GP501, a
new generation of ZigBee
A coexistence scheme
that allows Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth, and ZigBee
chips to work side by side
in the same device.
A deep packet inspection
that allows deep sleep
modes of set-top boxes
and other host devices by
means of Wake-on-LAN
A 2. 4 GHz frequency
band shared with other
Arbitration over the
shared radio frequency
medium to prevent
A 32-pin, 5 x 5 mm2
ARM System on Module EMAC (Carbondale, IL) has introduced the SoM-9X25, a wide temperature System on Module (SoM) based on the Atmel AT91SAM9X25 processor. Using the same small 144 pin SODIMM form-factor ( 2.66" x 1.5") utilized by other EMAC SoM modules, the SoM-9X25 is an ideal processor engine for design. Features include: An Ethernet PHY. Serial ports with auto RS-485 provision.
Up to 1 GB of NAND Flash, 8 MB of serial data flash, and up to 128 MB of DDR2 RAM.
A battery-backed, real-time clock.
2 USB 2.0 (full speed) host ports and 1 USB 2.0 (full speed) device port.
Low Resistance Connector The Zebra Gold Series 8000B from Fujipoly (Carteret, NJ) is a high-performance, low-resistance connector that is capable of transferring both data and power between parallel components or circuit boards. Features include:
A low durometer silicone core.
133 parallel rows of flat, gold-plated wires per inch.
The ability to accommodate PCBs with pad center spacing down to 0.19 mm.
A current carrying capacity of 500 mA delivered to each 0.05 x 0.10 mm gold-plated element.
A typical electrical resistance of < 25 mΩ on a 0.635 mm wide contact pad.
Secure Ethernet Networks
B&B Electronics Manufacturing (Ottawa, IL) has
announced its SPECTRE RT 300 series industrial wired
Ethernet routers, which are designed to securely connect
Ethernet and serial equipment in tough environments. The
compact 1.7" x 3.1" x 4. 5" SPECTRE RT incorporates 4
main security features, including:
Basic NAT (network address translation) that allows public IP addresses to connect to private IP addresses.
VPN (virtual private network) tunneling that provides a secure and encrypted data path between two devices.
A built-in Firewall which isolates or secures a segment of the network by limiting who can access it by filtering on IP addresses, port numbers, and protocols.
Secure protocols such as HTTPS and SSH that encrypt and secure the data passing through the router as
well as configuration and setup data.
High Performance Network Processing
Nallatech's (Camarillo, CA) 395 FPGA accelerator card for data-intensive network and co-processing applications provides a powerful I/O
and compute platform suitable for signals intelligence, network security, and algorithm acceleration. Features include:
Support for FPGAs within Altera’s latest Stratix V family.
Design optimization for use with Altera’s OpenCL high level programming language.
8-lane PCI Express 3.0 interface for high bandwidth communications to the host platform.
4 SFP+ ports that support 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 10 G SONET, and various OTU standards.
4 banks of DDR3 SDRAM that provide up to 16 GB directly coupled to the Stratix V FPGA.
2 banks of QDR-II SRAM for random memory access.
A full height, full length PCIe form factor.