?Serial Ata?

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Start with the news release Serial analysis module for automotive applications from Thurlby Thandar Instruments, which we summarised at the time by saying "Tektronix has introduced an enhanced serial analysis module - the DPO4AUTOMAX - aimed at applications in the automotive sector and available from Thurlby Thandar Instruments.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release TMPM36x microcontrollers for embedded applications from Toshiba Electronics: "Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its range of high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers with devices for embedded applications such as office equipment and industrial control.".

In February 2011, we covered the news from ZMD - take a look at ZMD offers I/O channel for automation applications which says: "ZMD has added the ZIOL2201 high-voltage I/O channel, which meets the physical layer requirements of sensor/actuator systems used in factory automation, to its line driver and level shifter I/O range.".

Take a look also at the news release from Texas Instruments, TLC59282 driver for LED display applications, as well as Seaward software for safety-compliance testers from Seaward Electronic, and ADCs target apps in power amplifier linearisation from Intersil.

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Barebone computer designed for fanless operation (February 2011)

Ibase Technology's AMI200-953 barebone system has a small footprint, making it suitable for applications in the multimedia, digital signage, automation and medical fields with limited desktop space.

High-intensity LEDs come in 15W and 25W variants (February 2011)

The new 15W and 25W Mega Zeni light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from Sharp are suitable for use in street and object lighting, spot lighting, downlights and recessed ceiling light fixtures.

Evaluation and prototyping kit for Kinetis MCUs (February 2011)

IAR Systems has released an IAR Kickstart kit for Freescale Semiconductor's ARM Cortex-M4-based Kinetis microcontrollers (MCUs) that are compatible with the Freescale Tower System development system.

Waverunner oscilloscopes offer advanced triggering (February 2011)

Lecroy's new line of Waverunner 6 Zi oscilloscopes offer a range of application packages.

AWGs deliver COTS function for wider RF signals (February 2011)

Tektronix has announced a new capability for the AWG7000C Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG).

Embedded controller for use in small spaces (February 2011)

The new small-footprint and low-power ICOP-6117-X embedded controller from DSL is designed for use where space is at a premium.

DC-DC powers advanced multi-rail digital chipsets (February 2011)

Summit's SMB109 programmable DC-DC is ideal for powering advanced multi-rail digital chipsets in a range of communications, computing and consumer applications.

Strain gauge amplifier used for Olympics training (February 2011)

Loughborough University's Sports Technology Institute and the English Institute For Sport are using Aptifirst's DSCUSB digital strain gauge amplifier to optimise England's Olympic teams' performance.

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Further reading
  • Kontron board has advanced Serial ATA capabilities

    The CompactPCI processor board Kontron CP307-RS features Serial ATA capabilities on the rear IO for enhanced storage capacity, faster transmission rates and high data safety.
  • Serial ATA Revision 3.0 standard test procedures

    Tektronix has announced the availability of the first published test procedures for physical layer testing of the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 standard.
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