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Multicore Processors

A multicore processor (or chip-level multiprocessor, CMP) combines two or more independent cores (normally a CPU) into a single package composed of a single integrated circuit (IC), called a die, or more dies packaged together.A multicore microprocessor implements multiprocessing in a single physical package.

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Mini-ITX Motherboard Based on Fourth Generation Core Processor

A new Mini-ITX motherboard is based on the Q87 chipset and designed to support socket LGA1150 fourth Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 desktop processors built on the latest 22nm processRead More...

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Software and I/O Make the Application (or... It's the I/O, Dummy!)

The pointy-haired boss says the latest multicore CPU is required for the next project, providing you with a reason to come to work tomorrow. Good thing the boss knows how to keepRead More...

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The Incredible Shrinking Blade Server: New Possibilities beyond the Data Center

While blade servers have grown in popularity as a high-density, cost-efficient and space-saving alternative to rackmount servers in data centers and server farms, newer computingRead More...

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Industry Insider

Embedded COTS Vendors Issue Joint Statement on Open Standards Model and VSO Several leading COTS embedded board, subsystem and backplane and enclosure vendors, includingRead More...

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Software Compatibility with the Flick of a Switch

Ahhh, software. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. Or so it seems during some projects. In this new world order of limited development budgets, it’s certainly the 800-poundRead More...

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Keeping Pace with Intel’s High Performance Focus

Last year, Intel introduced its next-generation microarchitecture codenamed Haswell. While the 1st rollout of this new microarchitecture focused on desktop and notebook platforms,Read More...

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Industry Insider

Over $25 Billion: Total Size of the Embedded Software Engineering Market A series of Embedded Systems Market Statistics reports from Venture Development Corporation ResearchRead More...

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The Taming of the Multicore

In the popular Shakespeare comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, Lucentio travels to Padua to attend school at the local university. Upon his arrival he meets the beautiful Bianca and,Read More...

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Industry Insider

OpenVPX System Specification Standard Reaches ANSI Ratification The VMEbus Industry Trade Association (VITA), has announced the ratification by ANSI of the OpenVPX SystemRead More...

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Products & Technology

High-Density AC-DC Adapters for Medical Applications A series of wall mount switching adapters, designed specifically for medical and information technology equipment (ITE)Read More...

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3U VPX SBC Features Second Generation Core i7 Processor

A conduction- or air-cooled 3U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the second generation Intel Core i7 processor. The XPedite7470 from Extreme Engineering Solutions utilizesRead More...

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Small but Mighty: Small Form Factors Gaining Ground

Application-specific technology and expertise are critical to any embedded design. Advantages such as 45nm technology are pervasive and long-term, impacting embedded architecturesRead More...

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Mini-ITX Motherboard with Core i7/i5/i3 Processors

A new industrial-grade, Mini-ITX motherboard supports the latest Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors with LGA 1156 sockets. The Intel 45nm Core i7 and Core i5 700 series processors are quadRead More...

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Extreme Performance ATCA Blade with Dual Intel Xeon Processors E5-2658 and E2648L

An AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processor blade features robust computing power, high throughput connectivity and accelerated packet processing capabilities. The aTCA-6250 from Adlink TechnologyRead More...

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Products & Technology

Radio-via-Ethernet Board for Streaming Audio without a PC A ready-to-go answer for integrating an Internet radio solution that will play streaming audio without the need for aRead More...

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Recent Trends in FPGAs Drive Adoption in Mil Apps

The adoption of FPGAs into rugged applications continues to increase at a rapid pace thanks to a number of factors. These factors, which make FPGAs more attractive and easier toRead More...

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OpenVPX Rugged SBC Features GPGPU Technology Taking CUDA Beyond Graphics

A Rugged 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer (SBC) features integrated general-purpose computing on a graphics processing unit (GPGPU) capability. The IPN250 from GE Intelligent PlatformsRead More...

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Were There Bright Spots in 2008? Is There Hope for 2009?

Happy New Year. Well, let’s at least hope it’s going to be a happy year. We’ve seen some rough times in 2008–record layoffs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere in the computer/electronicsRead More...

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CompactPCI Board and Rear Transition Module for RAID Applications

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SBC Supports Twin AMD 6-Core Processors

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Beyond Handsets: Android Platform Picking up Major Chip and Tools Supporters.

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Core 2 Duo Embedded Computer now with QNX support

Triadem Solutions, the official QNX Distributor & Reseller in Switzerland, has developed a Board-Support-Package for the PIP20 platform boards from MPL that are integrated in its PIP20Read More...

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EBX SBC Features Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

An ultra-fast single board computer (SBC) on an industry standard EBX form factor is designed around an Intel Core2 Duo P8400 processor. The Mamba from VersaLogic performs at 2.26 GHzRead More...

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Device Family Integrates Dual ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with Programmable Logic

A new family of devices tightly integrates a complete ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor-based system with 28 nm, low-power programmable logic for system architects and embedded softwareRead More...

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ATCA SBC with Dual Xeon 5500s, 64 Gbyte RAM to Improve Network Throughput

A new ATCA single board computer is designed for demanding telecommunications networks where it will enable significantly faster network performance than is currently possible. TypicalRead More...

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Supercomputer Performance on a Chip Powers Next-Generation Embedded Image Processing

Current-generation imaging applications have exhausted every method for squeezing out additional performance. First, microprocessor vendors deepened on-die caches, created SIMD (singleRead More...

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VMEbus SBCs Based on Low Power Core 2 Duo Processor

VMEbus SBCs Based on Low-Power Core2 Duo Processor  A VMEbus single board computer (SBC) is designed to meet the needs of users requiring the low-power Intel processor and highRead More...

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ETX 3.0 Module Combines Core 2 Duo Performance with Legacy I/O

A series of ETX 3.0-compliant computer-on-module (COM) products is based on Intel’s LV and ULV Core 2 Duo and Core Duo processors. The ETX-945 series modules from Diamond SystemsRead More...

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Dual PMC Expansion on Core2 Duo VME Carrier Card

Many long-life VMEbus systems require high-performance expansion using PMC or XMC modules. Xembedded has announced the XVME-9076 dual-PMC 6U carrier module. The XVME-9076 single-slotRead More...

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1U Rackmount Appliance Supports Core2 Quad Processor

1U Rackmount Appliance Supports Core2 Quad Processor A high-performance 1U rackmount appliance supports a broad range of network services for the enterprise and small businesses.Read More...

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6U VPX Module with Freescale QorIQ T4240 or T4160

A 6U OpenVPX module features the Freescale QorIQ T4240 or T4160 communications processor. Freescale’s Power Architecture e6500-based T4240 and T4160 processors combine multiple 1.8 GHzRead More...

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Multicore Networking Platform Provides 10 Gigabit LAN Performance

Multicore Networking Platform Provides 10 Gigabit LAN Performance A 2U server-grade platform uses Intel 5300 Series technology to provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet (2x) and support forRead More...

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Core i7 -Based 6U Conduction- or Air-Cooled VME Module

A high-performance 6U VME single board multiprocessing computer is suitable for ruggedized systems requiring high-bandwidth processing and low power consumption. With the Intel CoreRead More...

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Compact, Rugged Server Class System Uses High-End Xeon CPUs

A server class rugged 1U computer system for the embedded military market is based on the highest performing processors on Intel’s road map, the Quad and Dual Core Xeon chipset.Read More...

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6U VPX Blade Debuts with Two Core i7 Processors

An innovative VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications incorporates two independently implemented Intel Core i7 processing nodes linked to a powerfulRead More...

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6U VME Single Board Computer with Dual-Core Freescale Processor

A new 6U VME SBC is equipped with Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor. The XCalibur1531 from Extreme Engineering Solutions is a high-performanceRead More...

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Hypervisor Supports On-Chip Debugging and Processor Virtualization Technologies

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Multicore Trace Tool Enables Event Analysis

A new multicore-enabled development tool enables embedded developers to visualize and better understand the behavior of their real-time systems by showing thread and core activityRead More...

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SBC Supports Twin AMD Six-Core Opterons

A PICMG 1.3-style single board computer (SBC) supports twin, AMD six-core Opteron processors to deliver 12 cores of processing power. The MB-80020 from Win Enterprises features theRead More...

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Embedded Virtualization Manager Pairs Windows with RTOSs

Embedded Virtualization Manager Pairs Windows with RTOSs A new embedded virtualization manager software product enables different real-time operating systems (RTOSs) to runRead More...

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6U CompactPCI Board with Third Generation Core Processor

A new 6U CompactPCI processor board sets new performance-per-watt marks for high-end applications. Based on the Intel QM77 Express Chipset and scalable up to the quad-core thirdRead More...

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The Application Services Platform: A New Class of Device for Embedded Development and Systems

There have been many attempts over the years to achieve a highly integrated system-level device on a single piece of silicon. There have been ASICs, ASSPs, SoCs and more. There haveRead More...

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AdvancedMC Packet Processor Module Based on Cavium OCTEON II

A second generation of AdvancedMC packet processor modules features the Cavium Networks OCTEON II CN6335 MIPS64 6-core processor. The Kontron AdvancedMC packet processor module AM4211Read More...

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COM Express Module with Mobile Core i7 and QM57 Chipset

A new COM Express module is part of a portfolio of Type VI COM Express Basic (small footprint) modules from American Portwell. The Type VI COM Express Basic is becoming a newRead More...

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PCI/104-Express SBC with Core2 Duo/Celeron M Processors

A PCI/104-Express single board computer is based on the Intel Core 2 Duo / Celeron M Small Form Factor (SFF) processors and the Intel GS45 Express (Cantiga) chipset. Based on theRead More...

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Hypervisors Ease the World of Multicore Processors

In the realm of high-performance embedded 32-and 64-bit devices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to buy a single core processor. This means that systems that have beenRead More...

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Multiprocessor with GPGPU Delivers Performance, Functionality in Less Space

A new 6U OpenVPX multiprocessor board brings three key benefits to defense prime contractors and systems integrators. First, the IPN251 from General Electric Intelligent PlatformsRead More...

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COM Express Module with Intel Core 2 Duo Provides Flexible Configuration

A flexible COM Express design features the Intel CPU Socket 479, which enables support for Intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo or single core Pentium M and Celeron M processors. The MB-80070Read More...

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6U SBC Delivers 10x Performance Without Increasing Power

A rugged 6U VMEbus single board computer is based on Freescale’s QorIQ P2020 dual core processor and with 2 Gbytes of DDR3 ECC memory. It is designed to provide an upgrade pathRead More...

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Industrial Server brings Dual Xeon to Extended Environmental Conditions

With up to 12 processing cores designed with new 32 nm technology, a new industrial server offers high performance density that makes it a fit for virtualization functionality,Read More...

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Customizing a Microcontroller for Hardware Platform Management

When the subsystem CPU is a microcontroller and its job includes hardware platform management for a larger board or module, it is highly desirable for the controller to integrateRead More...

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2U Rackmount Network System Supports Xeon, Core i7 and up to 32 x GbE LAN

A 2U rackmounted hardware platform designed with a redundant power supply is targeted for network service applications. Built with Intel Embedded IA components with warranty ofRead More...

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Industry Insider

Intel Buys McAfee for Over $7 Billion In what turns out to be the biggest purchase in its history, Intel has acquired anti-virus software maker McAfee for $7.68 billion. The dealRead More...

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High Performance PICMG 1.3 Solution for Machine Vision and Industrial Control

A new PICMG 1.3 full-size System Host Board (SHB) is equipped with the fourth generation Intel Core processor—at core speeds up to 3.5 GHz—combined with the Intel Q87 Express Chipset.Read More...

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PrPMC / XMC Module Targets Freescale Dual-Core QorIQ P2020

An air-cooled PrPMC/XMC module based on Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core QorIQ P2020 processor has already earned design wins in commercial, telecom and aviation applications thatRead More...

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Big Performance, Little Footprint: Rugged System Beats ATR-Short

A fast, powerful, rugged computer system packs features and options into a small, easily mounted package that is one-quarter the size and weight of a ½ ATR-Short package. With a Core2Read More...

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3U VPX Module with Freescale Dual-Core QorIQ P2020 Processor

An air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX single-board computer (SBC) is based on Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core QorIQ P2020 processor. The XPedite5570 from Extreme EngineeringRead More...

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Multi-Operating System Support for Intel’s New Embedded Quad-Core Core I7 Processors

The Intel Core i7 family has been widely used in the desktop and laptop market, and now the quad-core versions of the processor are available for embedded designs. Now LynxSecure 4.0Read More...

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Multicore Processor Family with Intelligent SoC Management

A multicore processor system-on-a-chip (SoC) family is designed with advanced subsystem and offload acceleration hardware to enable new levels of security, high availability, lowRead More...

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Second Generation ICore Processors on 6U VXS Form Factor.

A 6U VXS single board computer is fully compliant with the VITA 41.x standard and  features the enhanced processing and graphics performance of the quad-core Intel Core i7-2715QERead More...

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Mini-ITX Module Supports Dual Display and Core i7/i5/i3 Processors

A new Mini-ITX embedded system board takes full advantage of Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset to provide increased mobile computing performance and graphics. At the heart of the newRead More...

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Quad-Core Blade Server in New CoolShell Package

Quad-Core Blade Server in New CoolShell Package   The principle barrier to higher compute density in modular electronic packaging is the cooling and mechanical stabilization ofRead More...

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3U CompactPCI SBC with Core i7 and Choice of OS Support

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Programming ASP-Type Devices: New Approaches for a New Paradigm

An application services platform or ASP, a name coined by RTC editor-in-chief Tom Williams, is a new class of IC that combines a CPU, a standard set of configurable peripherals and aRead More...

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New 3U VPX SBC Features 8-Core Processor

An OpenVPX-compliant single board computer (SBC) is designed for demanding space- and weight-constrained environments such as unmanned vehicles and is based on the 8-core FreescaleRead More...

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Second Generation iCore processors on 3U OpenVPX Form Factor.

A new 3U OpenVPX high-performance embedded single board computer features the second generation Intel Core processor and 6 series chipsets from the Intel embedded roadmap.  The TRRead More...

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COM Express Module Boasts Quad-Core Processor, USB 3.0 and Digital Display Interfaces

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Adding Extra Levels of Security for Connected Client Devices

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3U CompactPCI Express Module with Core i7

An air-cooled, 3U CompactPCI Express Single Board Computer (SBC) is based on the Intel Core i7 processor and Intel QM57 chipset. The XPedite7331 from Extreme Engineering Solutions,Read More...

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Second Generation Intel Core Processors on 3U OpenVPX Form Factor.

A 3U OpenVPX embedded Single Board Computer features the 2nd generation Intel Core processor and 6 series chipsets from the Intel embedded roadmap. The TR 80x/39x from ConcurrentRead More...

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6U OpenVPX DSP Engine Features Two Quad-Core Core i7-2715QE Processors

A rugged, high-performance OpenVPX DSP engine is based on the new quad-core Intel Core i7-2715QE processor. The new CHAMP-AV8 is also Curtiss-Wright Controls’ first DSP engine to offerRead More...

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The “ASIC Quandary”—How Much Can We Integrate, When and Why?

We’ve just gotten news of a market survey on graphics shipments that reports a decline in overall graphics shipments for the year. We will not embarrass the company by naming itRead More...

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AdvancedMC Card with Second Generation Core Microarchitecture

A new AdvancedMC (AMC) high-performance processor board benefits from the recently introduced 2nd generation Intel Core processors. The AM 31x/x0x AMC single board computer fromRead More...

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Dual Quad-Core 6U CompactPCI Intel Xeon Processor Blade with Server Class Intel 5100 Memory Controller Hub

Pushing more power into networking systems, a PICMG 2.0-compliant 6U CompactPCI dual-processor blade features up to two Quad-Core Harpertown or Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors,Read More...

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3U CompactPCI Enhanced by Second Generation Intel Core processors

A single-slot air-cooled 3U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) features integrated graphics and memory controller on a single 32 nm process technology. The TP 86x/39x fromRead More...

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Double-Width AdvancedMC Processor Module with Core i7

A double-width AdvancedMC processor module is equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor and Hyper-Threading technology. The AM5020 from Kontron incorporates up to 2.53 GHz ofRead More...

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CompactPCI Serial SBC Brings Serial Interfaces to Rugged Computing

A new single-board computer is based on the newly ratified PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial specification that was announced at Embedded World 2011. The G20 from Men Micro uses theRead More...

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AdvancedMC 6U cPCI SBCs Based on 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors

Two new single board computers are based on the latest Intel Core i7 processors. The MIC-5603 AdvancedMC and the MIC-3395 6U CompactPCI single board computer from Advantech areRead More...

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Mini-ITX Embedded Board Based on Second Generation Intel Core Family

A new Mini-ITX form factor embedded system board is designed to provide high performance and flexibility for functional expansion and is suitable for applications in gaming, kiosk,Read More...

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OpenComRTOS for Freescale PowerPC Processors Integrated into Designer Suite

For applications where performance is paramount, using less memory means higher performance and less energy consumption. The small code size of OpenComRTOS from Altreonic frees aRead More...

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3.5-Inch ECX Embedded System Board With Dual-Core Atom D525

3.5-Inch ECX Embedded System Board with Dual-Core Atom D525 Achieving increased performance while keeping power consumption in check is the aim of a new 3.5? ECX compact embeddedRead More...

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Mini-ITX Motherboard with Ultra Low Power Atom Processors

An ultra low power industrial mini-ITX motherboard features the latest Atom N2600, N2800 and D2700 dual core processors with integrated graphics (GMA 640/400MHz) and Memory ControllerRead More...

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6U VME SBC Based on Freescale QorIQ Power Architecture

A new single slot, OpenVPX, 6U, multi-function I/O and serial communications card supporting VME, Gigabit Ethernet and Serial RapidIO (sRIO) or PCI Express (PCIe) control interfaceRead More...

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Mini-ITX Board with Dual Core VIA Nano X2 E-Series

A Mini-ITX board features a Via Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor, which combines a high-performance 1.6 GHz 64-bit Via Nano X2 E-Series processor with the Via VX900 unifiedRead More...

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EBX SBC Gains Power Thanks to Third Generation Intel Core Processor

Powered by a third Generation Intel Core processor, a new EBX single board computer boasts a high performance level, combined with a high-speed PCIe expansion site that enables theRead More...

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Core i5/i7-Based PICMG 1.3 System Host Board with Four-Core Technology

Aimed at customers who are seeking lower power consumption while remaining at the forefront of new technology, a new system host board (SHB) supports a choice of Intel’s latest Core i5Read More...

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Core i7-Based 6U VPX Module Conduction or Air Cooled

A conduction- or air-cooled 6U VPX Single Board Computer (SBC) supports second and third generation Intel Core i7 processors. With a dual- or quad-core processor, 16 Gbyte of memory,Read More...

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Fourth Generation Core i7-based 3U VPX SBC Offers Enhanced Graphics/Data Performance

A rugged SBC based on Intel’s fourth generation, quad-core Core i7 Haswell processor operating at 2.4 GHz is one of the first to integrate this high computing performance into aRead More...

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ARM-Based COM Modules? Let’s Take a Step Back and Look at This

By now most people in this industry have become aware of a new trend in the form of ARM-based small form factor modules that are beginning to appear from a number of vendors. WhileRead More...

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Sandy Bridge in PC/104 Form Factor—i7, 2.2 GHz PCIe/104 SBC

A PC/104 form factor features the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor that incorporates Intel’s latest embedded two-chip platform. This 2nd generation i7 processor integratesRead More...

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Video and Display Technology at the Intersection of Full Multimedia Immersion

Today’s video and display technology designers are afforded more resources and flexibility than ever before to deliver stunning, ultra-immersive HD visual experiences for a wide rangeRead More...

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AMD vDual-Core Power on Qseven Module

A new Qseven module is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series and combines high-performance graphics, dual core processing power and low power consumption in a very small form factor. ItRead More...

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SoC FPGAs Integrate ARM Processor and FPGA into 28nm Single-Chip Solution

  Altera has introduced a family of what in these pages have been dubbed application services platforms (ASPs) and what it is calling SoC FPGAs. These are devices that integrate aRead More...

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Pico-ITX Mainboard with Dual-Core x86

A Pico-ITX board incorporates dual core processing. Featuring a 1.0 GHz VIA EdenTM X2 CPU along with the VIA VX900H Media System Processor, the EPIA-P900 from VIA TechnologiesRead More...

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EPIC SBC with Latest Generation Core Processors

A rugged EPIC form factor SBC boasts 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron processors. The ReadyBoard 910 EPIC SBC from Adlink Technology also features an onboard SolidRead More...

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Virtual Platforms from Xilinx and Altera Support Development on ASPs

Everybody has a different name for them: Programmable SoC (PSoC) from Cypress, SmartFusion from Microsemi, Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) from Xilinx and, most recently, SoCRead More...

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Desktop Platform with AMD G-Series Offers Fanless, Low-Power Operation

A desktop platform is designed for networking applications where low-power and fanless operation is desirable. Powered by the AMD T24L 1.0 GHz low-voltage G-Series processor and A55ERead More...

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VPX Board Set with High-End DSP for Aero and SIGINT

Two modules, both designed to meet demanding SIGINT, COMINT and radar processing applications, together with  FPGA engines and FMC I/O modules from Curtiss-Wright Controls EmbeddedRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module Boasts Quad-Core Processor

A new high-performance COM Express module for future designs features the Type 6 pin-out and digital display interfaces to ensure improved display options and increase bandwidth withRead More...

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Core i7 Quad Core-Based Fanless Computer for 3G/WiFi/BT/GPS Support

A new series of rugged, quad core, fanless computers is based on the high-performance 2nd Generation Intel¨ Core i7/i5/i3 processor and QM67 chipset. The new Matrix MXE-5300 seriesRead More...

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Pico-ITX Embedded Motherboard with Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor

A new ARM-based Pico-ITX embedded motherboard is equipped with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9. The KTT20/pITX from Kontron is based on the NVIDIA Tegra2 processor and is the first keyRead More...

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FPGAs Mix It Up with CPUs – The Era of the SoC FPGA

Semiconductor devices that integrate FPGA fabric, hardened CPU subsystems and other hardened IP—SoC FPGAs—have launched a new era that will lead to their broad proliferation in theRead More...

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Head Transplant

Those of us old enough to remember when the word “control” always followed the word “embedded,” remember a day when even computer controlled equipment was beset with electromechanicalRead More...

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Min-ITX Board Supports Extensive I/O Options

A new mini-ITX SBC features second generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 or Celeron processor with up to 16 Gbyte DDR3 memory and runs off a single 12V-only 4-pin power connector. TheRead More...

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Min-ATX Board Offers Second Gen Core CPUs

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3U VPX SBC Takes Advantage of 2nd Generation Core i7 Processors

A 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer takes advantage of the potential of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors—formerly codenamed “Sandy Bridge.” The SBC324 from GERead More...

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Dual Core Mini-ITX Board Features Rich I/O Set

A dual core Mini-ITX board features one of the richest I/O sets available for a wide range of embedded applications including ATM, kiosks, POS, digital signage, healthcare and digitalRead More...

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Approaches to Inter-OS Communication and Messaging for Multicore – Multi OS Systems

The fact that embedded hypervisors can be used to run multiple operating systems independently in parallel and under real-time constraints on multicore platforms has become publicRead More...

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3U OpenVPX SBC Runs Gen2 Core i7 with EFI BIOS Replacement

A new 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer is based on the Intel second-generation Core i7 processor (Sandy Bridge) and is coupled with the Intel QM67 chipset and up to 8 Gbytes DDR3-1333Read More...

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cPCI Blade with Eight-Core Intel Xeon Processor

A next-generation 6U dual-slot CompactPCI processor blade showcases the development of high-performance compute blades with flexible expansion capabilities. The cPCI-6930 from AdlinkRead More...

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Large Operating Systems Have Embraced Embedded. Did Anyone Notice?

Here’s a riddle: What do Windows CE, Linux and Java all have in common? Answer: They were all originally designed with no thought to their use in embedded and real-timeRead More...

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Mini-ITX SBC with Intel Fourth Gen Processors to Serve Industrial Control & Other Apps

A high-performance, scalable Mini-ITX embedded board is powered by a selection of Intel Celeron and 4th Generation Core i7/5/3 BGA processors. The MB-73320 from Win EnterprisesRead More...

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SBC Boasts Intel Gen2 Core i7/i5, Celeron 1.6 GHz to 2.5 GHz

A new single board computer features 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2510E (DC), i7-2710QE (Quad) and Celeron B810 processors, which integrate Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 engine and theRead More...

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SequenceL: An Elegant and Efficient Approach to Exploiting the Power of Parallelism

In 2004 CPU providers made a major shift; rather than increasing the clock speed to increase the performance of each new chip generation, they began to add more processors cores toRead More...

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Q7 SBC Uses Dual/Quad-Core ARM CPU for Multiple HD Displays

A high-performance quad core-based Q7 system-on-module incorporates Freescale’s i.MX6x 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 Dual/Quad core processor, which is optimized for high-speed and multimediaRead More...

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COM Express Modules with Quad-Core Third Generation Core Processors

Two families of COM Express modules are based on the third generation Intel Core processor family formerly codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” which utilizes Intel’s advanced 22nm processRead More...

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Power Architecture Combines Rich Features for Embedded

Power Architecture processing technology is the common thread for a very broad range of devices, based on 32/64-bit Architecture. It is a ubiquitous architecture with more than aRead More...

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The Fabric of the Cloud

With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things, with the proliferation of machine-to-machine (M2M) systems and with the growing need for embedded devices to make vast amounts of dataRead More...

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COM Express Type 6 Module with Quad Core, 3rd Generation Core Processors

A new COM Express module combines the crucial innovations in the 3rd generation Intel Core processors. The TM77COM Express module from congatec is fitted with the new quad cores, 3rdRead More...

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3U OpenVPX SBCs Bring 10 Gig Ethernet and PCI Express 3.0

A pair of third generation 3U OpenVPX single board computers (SBC) supports the latest interface technology based on the third generation Intel Core i7 processors. The two 3U OpenVPXRead More...

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Entry-Level Module for COM Express Type 2 with New Atom Dual-Core Processors

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6U VXS/VME Sports Third Generation Intel Core Processors

A new VXS/VME family of high-performance embedded single board computers features the third generation Intel Core processor from the Intel long life cycle embedded roadmap. The VXRead More...

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Rugged COM Express Module with Third Generation Core i7

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Mini-ITX Board Series Offers Low Power with Integrated High Performance Graphics

A Series of new Mini-ITX embedded system boards provides an economical solution for applications that require powerful high-quality graphics output with low power consumption. The newRead More...

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Family of Accelerated Processors Opens the Doors to New Embedded Possibilities

The concept of combining multicore x86 functionality with a powerful parallel architecture graphics processing engine on the same piece of silicon has come of age and couldRead More...

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Low Power AMD APU Extends Entire G-Series Availability through 2017

Embedded product designers are taking to the industry’s green challenge to design a broad range of next-generation applications for the industrial control, point-of-sale, medicalRead More...

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Ultra Low Power ARM-Based Embedded Computer Designed for 3.5” to 12” HMI

Announced by Artila Electronics, the M-606 is an ARM9 WinCE 6.0 single board computer in a standard 3.5” form factor. It is powered by a 400 MHz Atmel AT91SAM9G45 ARM9 processor andRead More...

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Secure Hypervisor Offers Increased Endpoint and Server Protection

A new version of a secure hypervisor has been designed to offer military-grade protection for the latest generation of laptops, desktops, servers and embedded systems, helping protectRead More...

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Third Generation Core-Based Type VI COM Express Compact Module

American Portwell has expanded its COM Express product portfolio to include a high-performance module design on a COM Express Compact (95 mm x 95 mm) form factor featuring mobile IntelRead More...

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Mini-ITX Module with Third Generation Intel Core Processors

A new Mini-ITX form factor utilizes the third generation Intel Core processors. The new WADE-8013 from American Portwell is designed to provide high performance and flexibility forRead More...

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Power Efficient Dual Core Processing in a Ruggedized Chassis System

An ultra-compact, fanless system is designed around the tiny VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX board. The VIA AMOS-3002 from Via Technologies leverages the digital performance of the combined 1.0Read More...

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AdvancedMC SBC Features Third Generation Intel Core Processors

An AdvancedMC (AMC) high-performance processor board features the third generation Intel Core processors. Users of the AM 92x/x1x from Concurrent Technologies could experience anRead More...

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6U CompactPCI SBC Features Third Generation Core i7

A 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supports the third generation Intel Core i7 processor. Available in conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur4402 from ExtremeRead More...

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A Floating Point Co-Processor for FPGAs

There was a time when if an application had some special functions that needed to be executed very fast and often, one alternative was to use an FPGA as a special-purpose co-processorRead More...

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3U VPX Board with Quad-Core Freescale QorIQ CPU Supports Hypervisor Technologies

A 3U VPX PowerPC processor board is targeted for rugged embedded systems that need to process compute-intensive applications using the lowest possible power consumption. To meet thisRead More...

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Accelerating Time-to-Market Using an FPGA and Customizable SoC Methodology

Today’s ASICs can take up to a year and a half to get to market. For emerging markets that are evolving, such as the smart grid, developing an ASIC makes it very difficult for aRead More...

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Products & Technology

CSP/BallNest Hybrid Socket for Reliable Test and Burn-in to 0.30mm Pitch A new patented CSP/BallNest hybrid socket is suitable for prototyping, test or burn-in of CSP (chipRead More...

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Rugged COM Express with Third Generation Intel Core i7 Supports USB 3.0 and PCI Express Gen 3

A rugged COM Express module is targeted for airborne and vehicle-mounted military computers and human machine interface (HMI) applications required to function in harsh environments.Read More...

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Products & Technology

Extreme Rugged Methodology Comes to Mid-Range ETX As part of an initiative to extend its Extreme Rugged product lines, Adlink Technology has announced the first new Ampro byRead More...

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Intel Core i7-Based Small Form Factor System for Development, Demo or Deployment

A small form factor (SFF) system with commercial connectors can be utilized as a COM Express development platform, a deployable SFF system, or a demo platform for applicationsRead More...

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Third Generation Intel Core i7 combines with Serial RapidIO on AMC boards

Concurrent Technologies released and demonstrated the latest additions to their MicroTCA product family—the latest AMC processor boards featuring either dual or quad core thirdRead More...

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6U CompactPCI SBC Targets Freescale Eight-Core P4080 Processor

A 6U CompactyPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supports the Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor. Available in either conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur1600 from ExtremeRead More...

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PICMG 1.3 SHB Features the Latest 22nm Intel Processors

A full-size PICMG 1.3 system host board (SHB) provides high-performance graphics and flexible PCI Express expansion, and is suitable for a wide range of applications across severalRead More...

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CompactPCI Serial SBC Features Quad-Core i7 and Up to 16 Gbyte ECC Memory

A rich-featured, high-performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI Serial CPU board is equipped with an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge + ECC (dual- or quad-core) mobile processor based on 22nm technology.Read More...

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Third Generation Core i7-Based 6U CompactPCI Blade with Remote Management

A 6U single-slot CompactPCI processor blade is designed for use by robust computer makers and intelligent system integrators in mission-critical applications such as those developedRead More...

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1U Rackmount Platform with Dual Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon Processors

A powerful new 1U rackmount platform based on Intel Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon processors was developed for maximum performance, scalability and functionality. In the PL-80430 from WinRead More...

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Programmable SoC Family Powers Precision Analog with a Single-Cell Battery

New applications needing single-cell battery performance and high-precision analog can take advantage of a new family of programmable SoCs that incorporated precision programmableRead More...

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Extension Microcontroller Card with Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

An evaluation platform is fitted with a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC that incorporates a range of peripheral functions and consists of an ARM Cortex-A9 MPcore with on-chipRead More...

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New Qseven Module with Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9

A low-power, high-performance embedded Qseven module with strong graphics capabilities is offered with three different processor versions and may be used for single-core, dual-coreRead More...

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Multicore Microcontroller Family Doubles Real-Time Performance of USB-Equipped Variants

Three new USB-equipped multicore microcontroller products address the processing and interfacing needs of a broad range of embedded applications. The new products from Xmos are theRead More...

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Enabling Consistent HMI Experiences from Portable, Handheld to High-Performance Panels

In the industrial control and automation domain, continued advancements in human machine interface (HMI) technology are driving huge gains in productivity and usability. With eachRead More...

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Processor Roadmap for the Coming Year

2013 is already shaping up as a banner year for embedded processors from 1W SoCs to quad and hex core machines with huge caches and innovative thermal solutions. The usual suspectsRead More...

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3U OpenVPX Module Boasts 24-Core Freescale QorIQ T4240 CPU

A new 3U OpenVPX single board computer in a compact, rugged form factor is targeted for extremely challenging applications that require very high performance, both in I/O andRead More...

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CompactPCI Serial SBC with Third Generation Core Processor

A new 3U CompactPCI Serial SBC boasts speeds up to 3.3 GHz using Turbo Boost functionality. The Intel Quad Core i7-based G22 from MEN Micro provides exceptional processingRead More...

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Virtex7 6U VPX Module with High-Performance ADC/DAC module

A new 6U VPX module is based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 OpenVPX COTS DSP Engine designed for sense-and-response applications that require high bandwidth and minimal latency. TheRead More...

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Two Basic Motherboards with 45nm Intel Quad-Core Processor

Two new variants on a family of basic motherboards are based on the 45nm Intel Core 2 Quad processor: The KTG41/ATX basic motherboard and the KTG41/ATXU Micro-ATX basic motherboardRead More...

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COM Express Mini Computer-on-Module with Dual Core Processors

A COM Express Module with dual-core processing power is the latest addition to the family from Kontron of products formerly named nanoETXexpress modules, and is based onRead More...

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New Approaches to Combating Rootkits

Many computer security problems involve some form of malware that attempts to infiltrate a computer and subvert its security for nefarious purposes. A rootkit is a particular type ofRead More...

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Embedded Vision System with 3rd Generation i7 Quad-Core and GigE Vision Compliance

A new GigE Vision-compliant embedded vision system, featuring 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processors, four independent power over Ethernet (PoE) ports, full compatibilityRead More...

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What’s Going on in My Multicore System?

Real-time systems must react quickly to external and internal demands. When a system uses a multicore architecture, the speed and number of interactions rises sharply. While thisRead More...

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Facing the Needs of Today’s Connected Embedded Devices

The embedded device market is exploding, with the “Internet of Things” predicting tens of billions of connected embedded devices being online by 2015. Many of these embedded devicesRead More...

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PCIe/104 SBC Includes Dual Core Atom D2700 at 2.13GHz

A new single board computer in the PCIe/104 form factor features the Intel Atom D2700 with integrated graphics and memory controller functions. The ADLD2700PC from ADL EmbeddedRead More...

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Development Kit for New Cypress PSoC 4 Architecture

Customers can now pre-order the new PSoC 4 Pioneer Development Kit for the Cypress programmable system-on-chip from element14. The new kit costs only $25 and lets designers discoverRead More...

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3.5-Inch SBC with AMD Embedded G-Series SoC Combines CPU and Graphics Performance

A 3.5-inch Single Board Computer (SBC) features the new AMD Embedded G-Series SoC system on chip with integrated chipset and discrete-class AMD Radeon Graphics Processing Unit. TheRead More...

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Multicore ARM SBCs Boast High Performance Graphics with Industrial I/O Mix

A line of single board computers (SBCs) is based on the Freescale i.MX 6 family of Cortex-A9 multicore processors. Available with a single core, dual core, or quad core processor, theRead More...

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Type 6 COM Express Compact Module Boasts New AMD x86 Quad-Core SOC

A new COM Express module is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC system-on-chip family. This single-chip solution is based on AMD technology and integrates the next-generationRead More...

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Using OpenCL for Network Acceleration

Microprocessor designs are trending in favor of a higher number of cores per socket versus increased clock speed. Increasingly, more cores are being integrated on the same die to fullyRead More...

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Sandy Bridge-Powered Networking Platform with 14 GbE LAN

A 1U rackmount hardware platform is designed for high-performance network service applications. The PL-80470 from Win Enterprises supports Intel Sandy/Ivy Bridge Core i7/i5/i3Read More...

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System-on-Module Targets High Production Volume Embedded System Development

A small form factor system-on-module is designed to facilitate faster, lower risk development of smarter embedded systems that demand real-time hardware performance, all withoutRead More...

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Software PLC Technology Available for Altera Cyclone V SoCs

ARM Cortex A architectures provide new cost-effective and flexible options for automation technology. The ProConOS embedded CLR (eCLR) runtime system from KW-Software provides allRead More...

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Too Hot to Handle

Engineers everywhere are trying to beat the heat this summer. Some have contracts to fulfill, held up only by the thermal design and qualification. The 45 watt 2 GHz+ quad coreRead More...

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ATX Board with Fourth Generation Intel Core Processors Targets Industrial Applications

A new ATX form factor utilizes the fourth generation Intel Core processors. The RUBY-D716VG2AR from American Portwell is designed to provide high performance and flexibility forRead More...

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3U VPX Uses Fourth Generation Intel Core Processor for Performance Boost

A new 3U VPX processor board is based on the quad-core fourth generation Intel Core processor family (previously codenamed “Haswell”). The TR B12/msd from Concurrent TechnologiesRead More...

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Basic COM Express Module Equipped with Fourth Generation Intel Core Processor

A Type 6 COM Express Basic (125 mm x 95 mm) module is based on the fourth generation Intel Core processor and Mobile Intel QM87 Express chipset (3W). The PCOM-B630VG COM Express moduleRead More...

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Using OpenCL for Network Acceleration

Microprocessor designs are trending in favor of a higher number of cores per socket versus increased clock speed. Increasingly, more cores are being integrated on the same die to fullyRead More...

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Feature-Rich COM Express Module with Fourth Generation Core Processor

An advanced COM Express Type 6 module adopts the fourth generation Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed Haswell) and delivers breakthrough CPU performance, stunning graphics andRead More...

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6U CompactPCI Fourth Generation Intel Core Processor Blade with 40% Graphics Gain

A 6U CompactPCI processor blade with enhanced graphics, computing performance, power efficiency, system manageability and data security is made possible by the advanced quad-core 22nmRead More...

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“Dot-Org” Boards Signal a Shift in Development Strategies

The prototype. It doesn’t have to be pretty. The board doesn’t have to be the right size and shape. It can have wires hanging off it. It can have instruments attached to it. But itRead More...

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Ultra-Fast Booting Intel Core i7-Based SBCs

A new line of single board computers supports Fast Boot with Intel’s Firmware Support Package (FSP). With the integration of Intel’s FSP into its Intel Core i7-based boot loaderRead More...

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Newest Intel Dual-Core Processors on COM Express Modules

A high-end COM Express Type 6 module family is based on the just-introduced dual-core variants of the fourth generation Intel Core processors (code name “Haswell”). The powerful MSCRead More...

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Low-Cost Entry to Fourth Generation Intel Core Processors on COM Express

Congatec has announced expanded processor support for its conga-TS87, a pin out Type 6 COM Express module based on the fourth Generation Intel Core 2-chip solution. The mostRead More...

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Quad Core HPEC Platform Doubles Performance

A rugged dual-node quad-core 6U OpenVPX high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) deployed server platform, the DSP281, is the third in a new family of products from General ElectricRead More...

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1U Rackmount Network Communication Appliance Provides Network Security Solution

 new Intel Atom C2000 product SoC family (formerly codenamed “Rangeley”). It comes with great processor scalability from 2 to 8 cores and Intel QuickAssist Technology function, at onlyRead More...

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Accelerated Processing Units and Multicore Programming Innovation at the Cusp of Machine-to-Machine

Heterogeneous system architectures promise to transform many applications and the usability of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions in these applications, enabling reliable and real-timeRead More...

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Rugged 5-Port Ethernet Switch in PC/104 Form Factor

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COM Express Features High-Performance Quad-Core Intel Celeron and 4.5 Watt SDP

A new high-performance COM Express module is available in seven variants based on the new Intel AtomT processor E3800 product family and Intel Celeron processor N2920 formerlyRead More...

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Mini-ITX Motherboard with Fourth Generation Core Processors

A mini-ITX motherboard supports a fourth generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor and mobile Intel H81 Express chipset. The Core processors provide up to a 15 percent betterRead More...

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Advanced Graphics and Security Capabilities on AMC Processor Card.

A new AMC processor card represents a new solution for the fourth generation Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed “Haswell”) with Mobile Intel QM87 Express chipset and is designedRead More...

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Modular Mission Computer Provides Custom I/O

A fanless, rugged mission computing platform combines an innovative, highly configurable structure with Intel’s fourth generation quad or dual Core processor. The compact F-SeriesRead More...

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Mobile Graphics CPU Promises High Performance Embedded for both Graphical and Compute-Intensive Applications

Many years ago in the late 1970s, I attended one of the early personal computing shows where the new system from a major vendor (who shall remain nameless) was being introduced. ThisRead More...

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Integrating for Parallelism, Performance and Power—A Dance with Complexity

The effects of integration on high performance embedded computing are definitely producing high performance. While this may be basically enabled by Moore’s law, it has unleashed a wideRead More...

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6U VPX board features 4th generation Intel Core processor

 A new 6U VPX processor board is based on the fourth generation Intel Core processor family (previously codenamed “Haswell”). The VR E1x/msd from Concurrent Technologies featuresRead More...

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COM Express Module Marks Energy Efficient Entry Level into Multicore

A COM Express compact Computer-on-Module represents an energy efficient entry-level multicore module based on next-generation Intel Atom processors with 32 nm technology. The COMe-cCT6Read More...

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Rugged PCI/104-Express SBC with Intel N2800 Offers Rich I/O

A rugged PCI/104-Express single board computer (SBC) is based on Intel’s dual-core Cedar Trail N2800 CPU. The Atlas from Diamond Systems offers a speed of 1.86 GHz and dual-coreRead More...

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Multicore Processors Open Our Embedded World

Multicore systems are not new to the embedded world. In fact, most embedded systems use multiple cores or chips, with many of these cores or chips being used to help performance orRead More...

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The Power and Value of a Converged Real-Time, Deterministic Platform

Real-time operating system (RTOS) vendors and SoC vendors are racing toward the same destination. That is the next-generation platform for embedded systems that can handle bothRead More...

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Platform Architecture for the Internet of Things

All things must evolve—human anatomy, national constitutions, and religions—to handle the mercurial world around us. History is replete with examples of species gone extinct due to anRead More...

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UltraScale Multi-Processing Architecture Aims for All Programmable Multi-Processing SoCs

Xilinx has introduced the UltraScale Multi-Processing System on Chip (MPSoC) architecture for Next Generation Zynq UltraScale MPSoCs. Building on the industry success of the Zynq-7000Read More...

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Quad-Core ARM Module on Qseven Form Factor

A new generation of ARM-based modules has been initiated by congatec with the introduction of the conga-QMX6 Qseven module. The Qseven standard Revision 1.2, which was published backRead More...

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Qseven Standard Guides AMD G-Series into Even Smaller Form Factors

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Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-Based Modules for High Performance per Watt

Two new Freescale QorIQ T2080 and T1042-based modules, the XPedite5970 and the XPedite6101 have been introduced by Extreme Engineering Solutions. The XPedite5970 is a 3U OpenVPX REDIRead More...

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Achieving Frictionless Parallel Processing with the Heterogeneous System Architecture

GPUs have transitioned in recent years from pure graphics accelerators to more general-purpose parallel processors, supported by standard APIs and tools such as OpenCL andRead More...

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Qseven Standard Guides AMD G-Series into Even Smaller Form Factors

In 2013, AMD shocked the embedded systems market by announcing the first x86 quad-core system on chip (SoC). Previously, x86 SoCs were limited to two CPU cores along with modestRead More...

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COM Express Mini Module Powered by Atom E3800 & Celeron N2930/J1900

A COM Express Mini Type 10 module features Intel Atom E3800 or Celeron N2930/J1900 with significant CPU and graphics performance improvements. Measuring only 84 x 55 mm, the SOM-7567Read More...

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Industrial Grade Embedded Computers Feature Multi-Core Atom E3800 Processors

A line of multicore Intel Atom E3800 embedded computers is designed to operate from -40° to +85°C. The feature-rich SBC35-CC405 series of embedded PCs from WinSystems includes onboardRead More...

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PrPMC / XMC Module Features Core2 Duo Processor

PrPMC / XMC Module Features Core2 Duo Processor  A conduction- or air-cooled PrPMC / XMC module supports the Intel Core2 Duo processor running at up to 1.8 GHz. The XPedite7101Read More...

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Choose your Embedded Virtualization Solution Wisely

Consolidation of various processing workloads using partitioned multicore PC CPUs has been the promise of embedded virtualization for over a decade. There is a continuum ofRead More...

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Integrated HMI, Control and Communications Platform for Industrial Automation

Modern automation systems need to integrate several distinct products: the PLC and I/Os, the Motion controller, the HMI for human machine interface, communication gateways and routerRead More...

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High Performance Computing Integrated into Compact Rugged COM Express Module

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Which ARM Cortex Core Is Right for My Application: A, R or M?

The ARM Cortex family of cores encompasses a very wide range of scalable performance options offering designers a great deal of choice and the opportunity to use the best-fit core forRead More...

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Ultra-Small, Rugged Chassis Houses 6 Secure VMs, 18-Port Switch, RAID and Aux Power

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Second Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APUs and CPUs

The second generation AMD Embedded R-series accelerated processing unit (APU) and CPU family (previously codenamed “Bald Eagle”) for embedded applications delivers compute and graphicsRead More...

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Intel Debuts New Chips, Tools and Technologies to Link the IoT to the User

The Intel Developers Forum (IDF) that was just held in San Francisco was, of course, a big venue for Intel to show off its latest goodies and advocate its vision of the currentRead More...

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Java Tackles Multi-Core Complexity

As VLSI transistor densities continue to rise, microprocessor vendors are increasingly turning toward multicore architectures as the most effective utilization of availableRead More...

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NVIDIA’s Tegra K1: A Game-Changer for Rugged Embedded Computing

Military and aerospace embedded computing customers are increasingly embracing GPU technology for applications—such as radar, sonar and ISR (intelligence, surveillance,Read More...

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Parallel Processing Platform Opens Bridge to High Performance Embedded Systems

Of all the vague expressions that have been bandied about lately, perhaps none is more unclear than the phrase “high-performance computing.” First of all, it is connected to time. TheRead More...

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A 6U CompactPCI SBC Uses Core2 Duo

A 6U CompactPCI SBC Uses Core2 Duo  Using a ruggedized, conduction- or air-cooled design, making it suitable for today’s rugged embedded computing applications, a new 6U cPCIRead More...

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Taming the System-on-Chip: A Unified Development Environment for Different on-Chip Cores

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High Performance PXI Express Controller with 4th Gen Core i7

A high performance 3U PXI Express (PXIe) embedded controller is equipped with the quad-core fourth generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processor and operates at up to 3.4 GHz (inRead More...

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Fourth Generation Intel Processor in Rugged 6U VME SBC

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Intel Atom E3800 XMC/PMC and Rugged COM Express Modules

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Low-Power Mainboard with AMD Eyefinity Technology

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Understanding Hypervisors and System Consolidation

It is amazing just how long it takes sometimes for new technology to become mature enough so it can be applied successfully without too many unwanted side effects. For hypervisorRead More...

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Optimizing Multicore Software for Embedded Processors

The use of multicore processors in embedded systems is increasing. These processors, which are two or more processor cores on one package, enable increased computation performance andRead More...