Data Interface - Virtual Instrumentation, Device Networking.

Friday, December 19, 2014

fit-PC - Power Efficient Nettop

CompuLab is introducing fit-PC4 – a miniature fanless PC based on AMD’s next generation G-Series “Jaguar” SoC. Powered by the 2 GHz quad-core AMD GX-420CA, fit-PC4 scores over 5000 in Geekbench 2 – over 3 times the score of fit-PC3.

fit-PC - Power Efficient Nettop

fit-PC4 provides ideal networking in any scenario with dual Gbit Ethernet based on Intel i211 Ethernet controllers, 802.11ac WiFi and on-board uSIM for cellular data communication.The integrated AMD Radeon HD 8400E coupled with dual HDMI with CEC support and S/PDIF 7.1 audio provides excellent multimedia experience in both Linux and Windows.

Old News

"fit-PC2 is designed around the Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz and the ultra low power Intel US15W system controller hub,....runs Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux at just 6W and to play full HD 1080p H.264 video using less than 7W."

fit-PC - Power Efficient Nettop

CompuLab fit pc

CompuLab is a leading manufacturer of miniature fanless-PCs and computer-boards for embedded systems, which was established in 1992 and has been manufacturing fanless-PCs since 2007 and system-on-modules since 1997.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Low Power Green Consumer Computers - Aleutia

Affordable low power desktops and servers. They offer a variety of energy efficient PCs including thin clients, nettops, workstations, embedded PCs, set top boxes, as well as servers, low power displays, and solar panels.

Low Power Affordable Computers - Aleutia

Though the T1 includes an external AC adapter, its built-in PSU can run on any voltage from 10 to 19V allowing it run directly from a 12V battery without a regulator. Contact us for details on the complete solar kit.

Low Power Affordable Computers - Aleutia

T1 Fanless Eco PC

The affordable T1 computer can fit in your hands, offers great performance, is completely silent, and uses so little power you can run it on solar. Dual Core, 4GB RAM, No Moving Parts and Fanless. 12 Watts.

"The Aleutia T1 provides just the right amount of performance without overshooting customer needs. It has a Dual Core 1.9GHz CPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and powerful integrated graphics that allow you to watch Full HD video content, as well as a high speed SSD (30-240GB)."

Aleutia Computers Ltd,
1st Floor London Heliport, Lombard Road,London SW11 3RE, UK.

Updated Aug 2014

Friday, December 05, 2014

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

"The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society - MTT-S is a transnational society with more than 9,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. Our society promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies."

"The activities sponsored by the MTT-S include a broad spectrum of conferences, workshops, tutorials, technical committees, chapter meetings, publications and professional education programs."

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

IEEE - The IEEE, a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

The MTT-S’ field of interest is "microwave theory, techniques and applications" of RF, microwave, guided wave, and wireless technologies, as they relate to components, devices, circuits, transmission lines, and systems involving the generation, modulation, demodulation, control, transmission, detection and effects of electromagnetic signals. It shall include scientific, technical, and industrial activities.

National Electronics Museum

From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mini Circuits - RF and Microwave Components

Design, manufacturing, and distribution of RF, IF, and microwave components covering the DC to 20GHz band. A leader in RF signal processing products.

Mini Circuits - RF and Microwave Components

Used in commercial, industrial, space, and military, including: WiMax, CATV, Cellular Wireless, RFID, Medical Equipment, Test Equipment, Receivers, Transmitters and Satellite applications.

Mini-Circuits SSG-6400HS Signal Generator

Mini-Circuits SSG-6400HS Signal Generator

The newest model in Mini-Circuit’s SSG signal generator family reaches a whole new level of testing and design potential. The SSG-6400HS can produce signals with frequencies as low as 250 kHz and as high as 6400 MHz with a frequency resolution finer than 0.01 Hz. It also offers AM, PM, FM, and pulse modulation capabilities.

Housed in a compact and rugged metal housing that measures 11” x 8.5” x 2.15”, the generator comes with a power adapter and both a USB and an RJ45 network cable, either of which can be used to control the unit. Simply install the user-friendly GUI software from the included CD and you can immediately begin using the generator.

Mini-Circuits
13 Neptune Ave Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA.

PMC-Sierra - Broadband - Storage

"PMC-Sierra is a global provider of broadband communications and storage ICs for access, metro, wireless infrastructure, enterprise and customer premises equipment."

WiMAX RF ICs, Wireless Infrastructure and Enterprise Storage Solutions.Optical Networking Products.

PMC-Sierra - Broadband - Storage

WP3 or WinPath3

Third generation family of communication processors provided with carrier-class IP protocol and interworking software.Extensive set of interfaces support IP up to 10 GbE and TDM/SDH up to OC 48 unchannelized or OC 24 channelized.

WP3 or WinPath3

WinPath3 Third Generation Access Network Processor

WDS3 are offered standalone and in standard ATCA form factors, so they can be used with any ATCA chassis. These boards are available with various I/O options and adapter cards to provide equivalent configurations for a range of applications.

PMC-Sierra, Inc.
1380 Bordeaux DriveSunnyvale, CA 94089, USA

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fixed WiMAX SoC and RF Module - Fujitsu

"This SoC is designed to support frequencies ranging from 2 to11GHz in both licensed and unlicensed bands. Fujitsu's WiMAX SoC is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16-2004 WiMAX standard...."

Fujitsu MB86K71 RF Module

This new RF module from Fujitsu, the world's smallest to feature all of the RF circuits necessary for Mobile WiMAX devices including RF-IC, antenna switches, a power amplifier, filters, and an oscillator circuit......

 Fujitsu MB86K71 RF Module

The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC, MB87M3400, fully complies with the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard using an OFDM PHY. The SoC can operate in TDD or FDD modes and supports all the available channel bandwidths from 1.75MHz up to 20MHz bandwidths.

A programmable frequency selection generates the sample clock for any desired bandwidth. When applying 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the chip can sustain up to 100Mbps peak raw data speed. Uplink subchannelization is supported as defined in the standard.

Specifications Include
  • Module Size: 15mm x 15mm x 1.5mm 
  • Operating Voltage: 1.2V/2.925V/3.3V (3 voltages) 
  • RF band: 2.496GHz - 2.69GHz 
  • Bandwidth: 5MHz, 10MHz 
  • Wireless Access Method: 512/1024 FFT  OFDMA
  • Transmission Standard: IEEE 802.16e-2005

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters.

Wireless USB will support robust high-speed wireless connectivity by utilizing the common WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed by the WiMedia Alliance.

I saw this innovation earlier. Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB. And also a USB Drive like product.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

From USB.org

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bluetooth Technology - Uniting the Devices

"uniting warring factions in parts of what is now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark - just as Bluetooth technology is designed to allow collaboration between differing industries such as the computing, mobile phone, and automotive markets....."

Bluetooth Technology - Uniting the Devices

"The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is formed with five companies." 1998 AD

On your phone - With Bluetooth technology your phone can do more than you realize.

"Bluetooth technology also uses radio waves. The biggest difference between Bluetooth technology and devices like FM radios and TV is distance. Radios and TV are meant to broadcast to many people over miles or kilometers. Bluetooth technology sends information within your own personal space, which is called your..."

Hicare home doctor

Hicare home doctor(HX-461) is a home use medical equipment or home health care gateway...

Hicare home doctor

" This eHealth manager allows to build health care networks where medical information in the home environment is automatically collected from Bluetooth -enabled medical sensors applying with IEEE 11073-20601 protocol, and transmitted via Internet to eHealth servers..."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Multi-Tech Embedded Communications Solutions

A leading developer and manufacturer of M2M or machine-to-machine communications products. Device Networking Systems and Modules.

Multi-Tech Embedded Communications Solutions

Manufacturer of award-winning Unified Communications and device networking products.

A versatile suite of hardware and software products to make your Internet of Things IoT system development easy and powerful.

MultiConnect Dragonfly for M2M and IoT

MultiConnect Dragonfly cellular SoM

These are complete, ready-to-integrate processing and communications devices that offer developers the functionality of a SoM with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design.

Dragonfly also comes with an ARM mbed compatible software library for even faster development as well as future support for MultiTech’s hosted application store and device management systems.

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
2205 Woodale Drive Mounds View, MN 55112 United States.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lantronix - Wireless Device Networking

Lantronix network enablement solutions connect almost any peripheral electronic device to a network or the Internet, enabling it to be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled. Have a look at the Networking Technology Tutorials.

Lantronix - Wireless Device Networking

"Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi, one of the world’s smallest and most flexible Wi-Fi device servers. xPico Wi-Fi is a pin and form factor compatible state-of-the-art member of the xPico family, providing low power, Soft AP and simultaneous client mode, full IP and WLAN stacks. The xPico Wi-Fi is a complete device server suitable for mobile M2M applications..."

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server Kit

"Enable Your Tablet & Smartphone, Access your data and devices from anywhere, wired or wireless. Lantronix industry-proven device server application and protocol stacks enables seamless remote access to device data, simplifying design integration, all while providing robust connectivity......."

Embedded Device Gateway SoC Co-Processor

Connects to host microcontroller for serial to Ethernet (LAN) applications. Robust networking and applications firmware included - no coding required; zero royalty licensing agreement.

XChip

Simply connect the serial port to the XChip Direct and load the Lantronix supplied royalty free standard application and network protocol firmware in an external Flash chip. Finish by adding an RJ45 jack and magnetics to instantly connect virtually any product to an Ethernet network or the Internet!

Updated Sept 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

Device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web.

"Digi provides the essential layer of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications — the remote monitoring and management that critical applications depend on."

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

External and embedded Wi-Fi products make it easy to add embedded 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN networking to any electronic device, or to connect serial devices over a Wi-Fi network.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit includes all of the hardware and software tools needed to build a cloud-connected Wi-Fi prototype in under an hour. The Internet of Things has never been so simple!

XBee Wi-Fi OEM Module

XBee Wi-Fi -  OEM Module - with Fully Integrated Support for Digi Device Cloud.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit, which fully integrates into Device Cloud, is a simple way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a hardware prototype and integrate it into an internet-based application.


Digi International Inc.
11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, USA.

delabs Notes

Digi is one of the Pioneers of Device Networking or M2M as it may be called now. Some call the Systems applying these technologies as "Internet of Things - IoT" today (Home and Office Automation).

Derived for this Device Networking term, we have "Wireless Sensor(and Actuator) Networks - WSN" in Industrial Automation. In Robotics it is  "Wireless Collaborative Robotics".

If you see above closely, Sensor and Actuators with Intelligence is Robotics. So the dividing line disappears. The human is trying to make the machine more like him, both at work and play. Communications is important for that to happen.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Qualcomm - Wireless and Portable Device Chips

Designer and supplier of CDMA chipsets, system software, network base stations, handsets, modems

Qualcomm - Wireless and Portable Device Chips

Mobile processing performance, powerful multimedia, wireless connectivity and power efficiency. Enhanced ARM-based CPUs designed from the ground up to deliver unprecedented computing performance

Industry-leading levels of power optimization, allowing manufacturers to design slim yet powerful devices with all-day battery life. Integrated 3G mobile broadband for a rich Internet experience with full Web browsing.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset

Smartbooks - New Class of Mobile Computing - "As powerful as a laptop, a smartbook lets you create or enjoy whatever you want while you're on the go. Built-in 3G mobile broadband means you can connect at high speeds wherever your wireless coverage can reach"

Internet of Everything IoE Development Platform

Internet of Everything IoE Development Platform

"Everyday objects are readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable and controllable over the Internet. The IoE Development Platform offers hardware and software for designing and building IoE/machine-to-machine (M2M) devices with built-in cellular connectivity."

The Internet of Everything Kit by Etherios featuring the Qualcomm QSC6270-Turbo chipset is an end-to-end wireless solution for software developers and systems integrators to test and develop IoE applications with cellular connectivity.

Updated - Sept 14

Friday, August 08, 2014

Wireless Networking Resources

"Wireless Connectivity is very important for portable electronic devices. The technology has developed so well that small batteries, small flash storage and low power wireless is practical today. This makes Tablets and Wearable computer even closer to becoming the way computing will be done in the future.

The only bottleneck is that the mobile broadband still cannot manage that kind of data load at an affordable price. Something like the WiMax or Bell Labs' lightRadio Cube should take off and remove this Road Block.

We are now waiting for that Historic Invention that makes fiber-broadband and mobile-broadband converge to make the Digitally Connected World a Reality". - Aug 2014 delabs Notes

Ben Gross - Wireless Networking  - Wireless Networking , Wireless VOIP. Resources related to Wireless Computing Networks.

Wireless Networking Resources

Wireless LAN Association - Non-profit consortium of wireless networking vendors established to educate the market place about wireless networking products, trends and applications..

Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine -  is the largest web site in the world dedicated to the broadband wireless industry, is an online publication that publishes news and many reference materials.

WirelessDevNet - Wireless Developer - The Wireless Developer Network is an on-line community for information technology professionals interested in mobile computing and communications. Online tutorials and resources and Wireless Industry training courses and events The WDN Library - Look for numerous technical papers and education mWirelessDevNet

IEEE WCET - Wireless Communications - "The IEEE WCET certification shows that the individual has demonstrated mastery of the internationally recognized body of wireless communication knowledge..."

More of My notes

Set up your own Wi-fi Hotspots or WiMAX regions to enable broadband. One thing i strongly feel, my technical opinion only. A Gut feel that says that the Mobile type technologies like 3G or beyond are not built the way that a TCP-IP Network like Wi-Fi is. .....below

Nothing less than a Wi-Fi like Experience with same connectivity and costs, will work long term, to user satisfaction. Many Many users, Many Many Videos, Games, Video Conferencing, Downloads, Updates, Socials .. Think again.

WiMAX with Those small Cubes that Bell labs made may be just what we want - Alcatel-Lucent - lightRadio.

"Leveraging Bell Labs innovations in active antenna technology and advanced CPRI compression and partnerships with Freescale and HP, Alcatel-Lucent is first in the industry to announce products in this space."

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Tizen was MeeGo who was Moblin or Mobile Linux

Moblin.org hosts the Mobile & Internet Linux Project which is an umbrella, open source project focused on the development of Linux for Intel-based devices.

( Tizen is the present status of this old post that has been deleted and redone many times as the name and website keeps changing. Now let us freeze this at Tizen - ananth)

Moblin - Mobile Linux Internet Project

"To this purpose, moblin.org will host various projects that will provide key elements of community-based projects such as Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded Edition, Red Flag Midinux, and Pepper Linux.."

The Samsung Smartwatch started with Android, now they have a Tizen version, this watch may be a good experimental hardware for Embedded Systems hackers to test out their own custom linux firmware !

Samsung Smartwatch

Sep -11

If you haven't heard, in 2010 Moblin became MeeGo! MeeGo is an open source, Linux project which
brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity.

By now, you may have read that The Linux Foundation, with the support of several other companies, announced a new project, Tizen, to build a new operating system for devices. This new project is first and foremost open source, and based on Linux. So it begs the question: why not just evolve MeeGo? We believe the future belongs to HTML5-based applications,

Tizen - An open source, standards-based software platform for multiple device categories.

For Smartphones, Tablets, Netbooks and Smart TV. Also one for your Car, Boat or Chopper for an In-Vehicle Infotainment Gadget.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

The term Ultra-Mobile PC (abbreviated UMPC), or Project Origami, is a specification for a small form factor tablet PC. Project Origami Ultra-Mobile PCs have a 20 cm (8-inch) or smaller touch sensitive screen at a minimum resolution of 800 × 480.

Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

UMPCs have enough processing power to support audio, video, and gaming, in addition to having rich support for browsing the internet as well as for other communication and networking applications.

From RF Wireless Engineering

From - VIA Gallery

"VIA has documented a number of photos and images showcasing a wide range of VIA and partner products and technologies, VIA initiatives and some of the events we've attended."

UMPCPortal - The Ultra Mobile Computing reference site

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

Peter Jan Lüthi from  Switzerland has to his credit this Ph.D. Thesis - VLSI Circuits for MIMO Preprocessing.This is related to design, implementation and demonstration of suitable algorithms for MIMO wireless communication.

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

"The latest mobile applications and the growing number of wireless users are increasing the demand for high-throughput wireless access solutions. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology combined with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) constitute today's most promising approach to exploit the limited radio frequency resources in a highly efficient way. "

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

Fully operational SQRD-based MIMO preprocessing with two dual-core MMSE-SQRD ASICs in the real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM testbed. One MMSE-SQRD ASIC is visible in front, the second ASIC is located underneath the two RF boards.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Personal Telco Project - Oregon

The Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that users have a central role in how their communications networks are operated.

"We are a volunteer group of Portlanders who believe that 802.11 (wireless networking, or Wi-Fi) technology is both cool and empowering. "

Personal Telco Project - Oregon

"We started, in 2000, by turning our own houses and apartments into wireless hotspots (also referred to as "nodes"), and then set about building these nodes in public locations such as parks and coffee shops. Currently we have over 100 active nodes, and we eventually would like to cover the entire city of Portland, Oregon with even more."

A PTP Node Trailer loaded with the NuCab - Personal Telco Project - Oregon

A "PTP Node Trailer" loaded with the NuCab.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anritsu Corporation - Test and Measurement

Information network test & measurement for mobile & internet, RF&Microwave solutions, fibre-optic telecommunications and industrial solutions.

Anritsu Corporation - Test and Measurement

Anritsu Corporation is a Japanese company specializing in the test and measurement equipment market. Products include microwave, radio frequency (RF), and optical signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.

VectorStar  MS4640B Series Anritsu

The VectorStar family is Anritsu's Premium VNA line, providing the highest overall performance on a modern platform. The MS4640B VectorStar VNA offers the broadest coverage in a single instrument, 70 kHz to 70 GHz. The additional two decades at the low end are even more impressive than the guaranteed 70 GHz coverage on the high end.

VectorStar Family of RF, µW, mmW VNAs MS4640B Series

The Anritsu MS4640B Vector Network Analyzer offers a new level of performance for device modeling engineers struggling to accurately and reliably characterize their devices, for R&D engineers pushing the last fraction of a dB out of their state-of-the-art designs, and for the manufacturing engineer trying to maximize throughput without sacrificing accuracy

1931- Anritsu Electric Corporation was established by the merger of Kyoritsu Electric and Annaka Electric

Monday, June 23, 2014

Open source Wireless sensor platform - Waspmote

Waspmote may have two radios at the same time connected when using the Expansion Radio Board allowing the creation of bridges among different networks such as ZigBee and Wifi, Wifi and 3G/GPRS, RFID and Bluetooth, etc.

Open source Wireless sensor platform - Waspmote

"The idea behind the Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge is to allow to use any of the shields, boards and modules designed for Arduino in Raspberry Pi. It includes also the possibility of connecting digital and analog sensors, using the same pinout of Arduino but with the power and capabilities of Raspberry."

Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge

Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge

Cooking Hacks - Tasty Electronics for the Arduino and Raspberry Pi Community.

The have a wide range of electronic products and kits including Arduino, ZigBee, GPRS, Sensors, Servos, Leds, LCDs etc.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Modbus Communication Protocol Suite

Group of individuals and firms supporting and helping the implementation of Modbus communication protocol suite and the evolution to address architectures for distributed automation systems.

Modbus Communication Protocol Suite

Some Activities of the Modbus Organization are ...to Encourage, support and evolve ...
  • Participation in standards activities worldwide.
  • Leading the evolution of the Modbus protocol and its variants.
  • Modbus across a broad spectrum of physical layers and transmission media.
  • Conformance testing program to insure greater interoperability of Modbus devices.
Some Facts -

Modbus Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon (Schneider Electric) in 1979. It is used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between intelligent devices. It is a de facto standard, truly open and the most widely used network protocol in the industrial manufacturing environment.

The semiconductor industry has implemented a Network Communication Standard and an Object Messaging Protocol using Modbus TCP/IP. This allows SEMI Sensor Bus compatible sensors to communicate with each other using Modbus TCP/IP.

Spinwave Systems’ Wireless Thermostat Controller is a drop-in replacement for almost any existing conventional non-communicating thermostat, re-using the existing equipment wiring. Thermostat functions and values are accessible remotely through an embedded web page of the Modbus Mesh Gateway or via Modbus communication.



Wireless Thermostat Controller, SWC-TSTAT-1

The wireless thermostat controller is a full function wireless mesh device with integrated radio that can be configured to control heat pump systems, (with auxiliary or emergency heating if necessary), gas/oil heating systems with add on cooling, control high and low balance points as well as the number of heating and cooling stages needing precise control. It can even adapt to manage the number of fan speeds it must control.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wireless Connectivity - Texas Instruments

TI Wireless Connectivity devices are helping you connect to the Internet of things.

Wireless Connectivity - Texas Instruments

A gateway is a bridge that connects wireless devices to the Internet. This Linux-based Home Automation Gateway enables remote monitoring and control of ZigBee powered nodes and devices inside the home.

 Residential Smart Home Gateway Reference System for IoT Applications Hardware Block Diagram

 Residential Smart Home Gateway Reference System - TI

ZigBee Home Automation Gateway

Simple API for home automation, incorporating TCP/IP to ZigBee bridge and enabling faster development of applications and easier integration of low power connectivity solutions.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Honeywell Mobile Wireless Productivity

Honeywell Mobile Wireless Productivity

"Handheld access to process data allows users in the field to view the latest plant information while on the move, significantly enhancing operational performance"

Mobile Productivity - Mobile Station

Mobile Productivity - Mobile Station

"Using a wireless Station tablet or other handheld device, Mobile Station solutions simplify security and minimize performance impact on the control system."

"Mobile Access for Station provides read-only and  write access to Experion graphics with dynamic data.  This is accomplished via a Terminal Client connection  to a Remote Engineering and Station Server (RESS)  loaded with Station and Terminal Services. Using the  Terminal client installed on the Tablet PC..."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wireless Sensor Networks - MEMSIC

MEMSIC's WSN connect the physical environment with enterprise management and information systems to provide advanced monitoring, automation and control solutions for a range of industries.

Wireless Sensor Networks -  MEMSIC

WSN Nodes - A broad portfolio of wireless sensor nodes to meet the specific needs of your application for either end-user or OEM designs.

Sensor Boards - A variety of sensor boards and data acquisition cards that connect to our wireless modules and provide for both direct sensing connectivity as well as external sensor capabilities.

Gateways - A wide range of gateway boards. Multiple interfaces, including Ethernet, Wifi, USB and serial are supported to provide a base station for connecting an IRIS or MICA sensor network to an enterprise, industrial or custom network, or locally to a PC.

WSN Nodes - MCS410CA

This device uses the combination of RF and ultrasound technologies to establish differential time of arrival and hence linear range estimates.

WSN Nodes - MCS410CA

MEMSIC - Mems technology, Flow sensors, Accelerometers, Sensing technology, Inertial systems, Magnetometers, Tilt sensors.

MEMSIC Inc
One Tech Drive Suite 325 Andover, MA 01810, USA.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Broadcom - Communications Semiconductors

"Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment..." .

Broadcom - Communications Semiconductors

The Raspberry Pi  the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer based on a Broadcom chip.

For current and next-generation server, storage, data networking and wireless equipment.
  • 802.11 Wireless LAN Solutions
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • 3G Baseband Processors
  • Mobile Multimedia Processors
  • Test Measurement and Test jigs: 
The WICED Development System enables Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth bridging for Sensors, Home Monitoring and Control.

wiced Broadcom

Use the WICED Development System to create secure embedded wireless networking applications on an existing product microcontroller, or on an additional WICED module that includes a microcontroller.

Broadcom Corporation
5300 California Ave. (Buildings 1-8) Irvine, CA 92617, USA.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

A semiconductor company specializing in design solutions at the microchip level in the areas of wireless communication and multimedia. Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a world leader in high-speed data converters and short-range radio communication.

Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

ANT is a proven, ultra low power, flexible and easy-to-use network protocol for 2.4GHz ISM band communication. ANT provides multivendor interoperability via the ANT+ managed network and the member companies of the open ANT+ Alliance.

Useful for ultra low power wireless sensor network applications including wireless sensors and hubs.

ANT - Single chip ICs/solutions

ANT is perfectly suited for any kind of low data rate sensor network topologies in personal area networks (PANs) and practical wireless sensor networks

Nordic nRF51 SoC Eval Kit

"Nordic Semiconductor has released a matchbox-sized, low cost, battery-powered eval kit for its latest nRF51 Series of SoCs that allows engineers to perform real-world environmental testing of ANT+, Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart), and proprietary 2.4GHz ultra low power wireless sensors and accessories 'in the field'"

Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Otto Nielsens veg 12 Trondheim, 7052 Norway

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sencore - Video Broadcast and Test Systems

Design and Development of high-quality signal transmission products and test systems for the needs of firms in the broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry.

Sencore - Video Broadcast and Test Systems

Sencore provides cable and satellite operators, broadcasters, telcos, engineers and installers with innovative operational, signal monitoring and analysis, and video/audio distribution equipment.

Test and measurement equipment for Video and Audio technologies. Audio and video test and calibration equipment. Video delivery products, system monitoring and analysis solutions.

Portable Spectrum AnalyzerPSA 1505

Portable Spectrum AnalyzerPSA 1505

It can be used for demanding applications like measuring spectral purity, and measuring specifications such as transmit power, frequency bandwidth, harmonic/spurious response, satellite L-Band, adjacent channel power, and antenna directivity.

Sencore
3200 W. Sencore Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57107, USA.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Motion Computing - Tablet Computers

A proven provider of solutions in the rugged tablet industry. They produce slate tablet PCs for mobile professionals in industries including healthcare, government, and field force automation.

Motion Computing - Tablet Computers

Motion Computing is now Xplore Technologies. This post is Archived.

Xplore Agrees to Purchase Motion Computing
Austin, Texas — April 16, 2015 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) (“Xplore” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of award-winning rugged tablet PCs, announced today that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Motion Computing, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Motion”).

F5te Rugged Tablet PC for Mobile Computing

"Its lightweight, rugged design, superior ergonomics, integrated features and adaptable capabilities provide "on-site, real-time" productivity in the harshest environments"

F5te Rugged Tablet PC for Mobile Computing

With sealed and full-body rubberized casing, the Motion F5te is designed to prevent and survive bumps or drops that field workers can face on a daily basis on the job site. It is rigorously tested for IP54 rating and MIL-STD-810G drop test (48” drop).

The Motion F5te has unsurpassed capabilities to adapt to most field environments. Its compact design can be flexibly mounted in a vehicle using Motion dash mounted In-Vehicle Solutions or clamped to a forklift through a Mobile Dock.

Xplore headquarters
14000 Summit Drive, Ste 900, Austin, TX 78728, USA.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Yokogawa - Test and Measurement

The product range includes digital oscilloscopes, energy/power analyzers, data acquisition systems and Optical Instruments like Optical Spectrum Analyzers and Optical Reflectometer.

Yokogawa - Test and Measurement

Yokogawa also has sources and signal generators to configure a high speed test and measurement system. Portable and Handheld Instruments for field use like DMM, Insulation tester, Lux meter and more.

" The DLM2000 is a bench-top oscilloscope for electronic design or debug.  It's ergonomic and easy to use, and packed with features."

DLM2000 Series Digital Oscilloscopes Yokogawa

The flexible MSO input lets you measure both, including mixed signal triggers and decoding of parallel or serial bit patterns.

DLM2000 Oscilloscopes Yokogawa

Using logic input, up to 11 input signals can be observed simultaneously as 3 ch of analog and 8-bit logic. It is not only possible to use logic input for observation of data and control signals, or as a trigger source, but also for logic.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Corning - Engineered Glass and Ceramics

American manufacturer of glass, ceramics and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications.

Corning - Engineered Glass and Ceramics

Corning Optical Fiber, part of Corning's Telecommunications segment, invented the first low-loss optical fiber in 1970 and today remains the worldwide market leader, offering a full line of single-mode and multimode optical fibers for all network applications

The company was known until 1989 as Corning Glass Works, The Corning Museum of Glass

They Specialize in developing technologies and products in Displays, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Specialty Materials and Environmental.

Corning - Engineered Glass and Ceramics

Corning Optical Fiber, part of Corning's Telecommunications segment, invented the first low-loss optical fiber in 1970 and today remains the worldwide market leader, offering a full line of single-mode and multimode optical fibers for all network applications

Labware and Equipment from Corning - Scientific laboratory products. Consumable glass and plastic laboratory tools for life science research.

Gorilla Glass (wiki) is the registered trademark for an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass manufactured by U.S. glassmaker Corning Inc. Engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance, it is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices including mobile phones, portable media players, laptop computer displays, and some television screens.

It is manufactured through immersion in a molten alkaline salt bath using ion exchange to produce compressive residual stress at the surface. This prevent cracks from propagating - for a crack to start, it will first have to overcome this compressive stress.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Quantum Composers - Laser and Optics

Electro-optics, design and development of a precision pulse generator line, and provider of custom laser systems for test and measurement applications.

Quantum Composers - Laser and Optics

A Benchtop Design with Easy Programming Interface. Cost-effective yet highly flexible and functional approach for your synchronization and timing needs. Modes: burst, duty cycle, continuous, single shot, channel multiplexing.

9500 Series Digital Delay Pulse Generator

9500+ Series Digital Delay Pulse Generator

Some Highlights
  • 1 ns Timing Resolution
  • < 400 ps Jitter
  • 2, 4 or 8 Independent Channel Outputs
  • USB, RS232, GPIB Standard. Ethernet optional.
Quantum Composers Main Branch
212 Discovery Dr., - Bozeman Montana 59718, USA.