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High-Density AC-DC Adapters for Medical Applications

A series of wall mount switching adapters, designed specifically for medical and information technology equipment (ITE) applications, are high-density, single output power adapters capable of delivering 12V at 12W total power and feature a slim form factor–enabling the use of multiple adapters in dual wall outlet configurations. DA12-M series switching adapters from Emerson Network Power are suitable for non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical and dental devices, and feature universal 90-264 VAC inputs in four AC plug configurations (US, UK, EU and AU models), each specifically suited for the region of the world in which they will be used. In addition, all four adapter configurations are engineered to meet stringent Level V Efficiency standards and are fully certified by Energy Star 2.0 and CeC approvals.

To ensure best-in-class power reliability, DA12-M series adapters feature comprehensive protections against overvoltage, overtemperature and short-circuit/overload conditions up to 150% above their maximum rating. The flexible power adapters also support a wide range of ambient operating temperatures from 0 to 40°C, have a ground leakage maximum current of 100 μA at 50/60 Hz and provide constant voltage/current output. In addition, the adapters comply with rigorous EN55022-B and FCC part 15 Level B EMC standards for conducted noise, feature built-in EMI filtering (CISPR 22 Class B) and boast an extensive array of ITE and medical safety approvals including UL/cUL/TUV/AS 60950-1/60601-1 certifications. Pricing starts at $8.00 per unit.

Emerson Network Power, St. Louis, MO. (314) 553-2000. [www.emerson.com].

High Industrial Ethernet System Availability with Powerlink Stacks

A major safety feature for industrial communication is continuous system availability, even if failures in essential components occur, e.g. in the communication master or in network connections (cables). To ensure high system availability, the availability of the controller as well as of the network must be guaranteed. For this reason, a highly available controller solution was considered for Powerlink at a very early stage, and was now specified in EPSG WDP 302 A and implemented by IXXAT.

Besides the primary Managing Node (MN), several redundant master devices can be operated in one network, which act like Controlled Nodes (CN). The MN transmits cyclic messages to the CNs, to ensure the reliable detection of a controller outage within one communication cycle. In that case, one of the redundant masters is activated by using a priority algorithm and immediately continues the tasks of the broken MN. The redundancy procedure is transparent for CN devices, so existing CNs can be used in highly available networks without adaptations.

Network redundancy is achieved by using two independent network cables. All messages are transmitted on both lines in parallel to enable the message reception by the network nodes even with one broken cable. The new version of the IXXAT Powerlink protocol software is implemented according to the Powerlink specification V 1.1.0 and is available as source code and as IP core for the development of highly performing Managing and Controlled Nodes based on an FPGA. The software is also implemented on the Industrial Ethernet Module from IXXAT. The extension package for the development of redundant managing nodes is optionally available.

IXXAT, Bedford, NH. (603) 471-0800. [www.ixxat.com].

Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Features Front I/O Routing

Designed for demanding network switching applications in industrial, commercial, government, telecommunications and defense applications, a new 6U form factor switch provides support for 12 or 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The RM983RC from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms ships with GE Fanuc’s OpenWare Lite switch management environment, providing customers with the flexibility to manage configuration of the RM983RC from a serial console or via the network.

Capable of Layer-2 switching at wire speed, the RM983RC’s 12 or 24 ports are routed to front panel I/O and can be 10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseSX or 1000BaseLX. Mixing and matching of fiber and copper media in groups of four is supported. The front panel I/O routing of the RM983RC extends the capability of the NETernity 6U VME product family by offering designers a choice of I/O routing; the recently announced NETernity RM982RC features rear I/O.

OpenWare Lite, which is available on selected NETernity switches, is designed to be easy to deploy. Linux-based, the software allows faster implementation and easy updates to firmware. A familiar Linux command line interface and remote Telnet user interface support allows users to select how they interact with the switch. Management features include support for VLANs, MSTP, trunking, mirroring and limited SNMP.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. [www.gefanuc.com].

Hybrid Ethernet-Terminal/Multiport Device Server

A Device/Terminal Server enables users to remotely access and manage up to 16 devices on a corporate network. Using industry-standard management tools, the multiport EDSPS from Lantronix servers allows serial equipment, such as medical devices, kiosks and retail terminals, to be accessed and managed via the Internet.

The RoHS-compliant EDSPS includes strong SSH, SSL and AES-encryption, enterprise-level security, which is especially important in today’s corporate environment. Lantronix’ highly secure Evolution OS ensures data transported through the EDS is protected from denial of service, port mapping and other hostile Internet attacks. The data center-grade level of protection is easy to configure and allows organizations to attach multiple electronic devices to their corporate network.

Lantronix’ device servers also feature industry-standard management tools for easy configuration and monitoring, and email and RSS notifications for instant visibility of device activity. The EDS’ standards-based communications include a simplified, Cisco-like command line interface (CLI) to assist with set-up and control, in addition to XML-based and Web configuration tools.

Lantronix, Irvine, CA. (949) 453-3990. [www.lantronix.com].

User-Configurable FPGA-Based PMC Modules with Plug-In I/O

A powerful and flexible I/O processor module that is capable of executing custom instruction sets and algorithms, the PMC-VFX70 board from Acromag features a reconfigurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCI-X interface. Field I/O devices interface to the FPGA via the rear J4/P4 connector and/or with optional front mezzanine plug-in I/O modules.

The onboard XC5VFX70T FPGA with 71,680 logic cells has a hard core PowerPC 440 block to handle the most complex and memory-intensive computing applications such as offloading CPU-intensive operations like video and 3D data processing or fixed-point math for superior system performance. The PowerPC core also enables system-on-chip functionality with real-time processing capabilities.

64 I/O lines are provided via the rear (J4) connector. Additional I/O processing is supported on a separate mezzanine card that plugs into the FPGA base board. A variety of these external I/O cards offer an interface for your analog and digital I/O signals. Large, high-speed memory banks provide efficient data handling. Generous DDR2 SDRAM buffers store captured data prior to FPGA processing. Afterward, data is moved to dual-port SRAM for high-speed DMA transfer to the system. Our high-bandwidth PCI-X interface ensures fast data throughput.

Take advantage of the module’s support of conduction cooling for efficient dissipation of heat in environments with inadequate cooling air flow. The optional extended temperature VFX70E model operates from -40° to 85°C. Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit provides software utilities and example VHDL code to simplify your program development and get you running quickly. A JTAG interface enables onboard VHDL simulation. Pricing for the VFX70 is $5,250 and for the VFX70E $6,000.

Acromag, Wixom, MI. (248) 295-0310. [www.acromag.com].

2.7 Terabyte Rugged 6-Drive JBOD for High-Altitude Platforms

A rugged removable rotating media storage system for high-altitude applications is now available with up to 2.7 terabytes (TB) of hard drive storage. The SANbric from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing deploys six 3.5”drives in a just a bunch of disks (JBOD) configuration supported by a dual high-speed Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (FC SAN) communications architecture. SANbric is designed for use in the harsh environments typical of military aerospace intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications such as ELINT, COMINT, SIGINT, SAR, MTI and SDR. SANbric enables system integrators to rapidly and easily deploy a high-performance, high-capacity storage system at a cost significantly less than that of solid-state flash memory-based alternatives.

SANbric, locked in its shock isolation unit (SIU), is designed to operate under shock and vibration conditions, over a wide temperature range and at high altitude. It uniquely deploys six FC disk drives in a single sealed cartridge, reducing system weight and simplifying cabling and connectivity between the drives. The isolation provided from harsh environments enables the use of standard FC disks in many applications previously considered too harsh for rotating media devices.

SANbric is available with a variety of SIU enclosure types and custom SIUs can be developed for program specific requirements. Each SIU is tested to RTCA DO-160 Curve C and T testing. In addition, all SIUs pass shock tests, modeled on the MIL810 standard, including crash shock. The unit can be connected to any standard FC adapter or switch for scalability in an FC SAN configuration and is an ideal complement to Curtiss-Wright’s family of 800 Mbyte/s Vortex Data Recording Engines.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Leesburg, VA. (703) 779-7800. [www.cwcembedded.com].

Blue Lasers Target Micro-Projectors

A new small blue laser diode could help bring the world one step closer to a vision of tiny projectors that can be integrated into mobile devices such as cell phones and digital cameras. Lasers are the ideal choice as light sources for these micro-projectors, which convert the mobile devices into high-performance multifunctional devices that can not only record images but also present them in razor sharp detail. Mobile devices currently available on the market can produce and download high-quality photos and video clips. Integrated laser projectors will enable these devices to project this content in high quality on almost any surface.

The blue laser diode from Osram Opto Devices is delivered in a TO38 package and has a wavelength of 450 nm, output of 50 mW and voltage of 5.5V. It has all the important attributes required for micro-projectors such as small size (3.2 mm height), high efficiency (0.9 W/A) and excellent blue light visibility. As a ridge laser it also has an outstanding beam quality and therefore needs only relatively simple small optics to shape the beam.

Laser projection represents the next milestone in the development of mobile devices and has a promising future in terms of integrated projection modules. End-users will appreciate the extremely low power requirements and compact dimensions offered by laser-based projection units. Lasers also offer exceptionally vibrant colors, high contrast and always produce sharp images irrespective of the distance over which the images are projected. Osram Opto Semiconductors is also developing red and green lasers for laser projection. The red laser, like the blue laser, will be designed as a direct semiconductor laser while green lasers will be implemented using a frequency doubling technique.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Santa Clara, CA. (888) 446-7726.
[www.osram-os.com].

Crystal Oscillator Family for Networking, Storage and Broadband Access

A family of low-jitter, low-power, high-frequency crystal oscillators developed using Pericom’s patented XP technology uses an industry unique quartz + silicon integration technology to offer very low-jitter, non-PLL-based oscillators covering the challenging 150 MHz - 220 MHz frequency spectrum.

The 2.5V/3.3V SX/SN series and 3.3V SD/SH series of XP crystal oscillators (XO) from Pericom Semiconductor feature the very latest in oscillator circuit design techniques. Based on a proprietary patented technology that combines Pericom’s IC silicon technology and Saronix-eCera quartz technology, the XP oscillators are designed for much improved reliability and lower phase jitter (0.25 ps rms typical) for high-frequency 2.5V & 3.3V CMOS/PECL clock applications. The product is drop-in compatible with existing Overtone, SAW and PLL-based oscillator solutions in 4-pin 5x7 mm (2.5V/3.3V SX CMOS Series), 6-pin 5x7 mm (2.5V/3.3V SN PECL) and 6-pin 3.2x5 mm (3.3V SD PECL Series) packages.

Pericom Semiconductor, San Jose, CA. (408) 435-0800. [www.pericom.com].

Low-Cost Brushless DC Motor Control Evaluation Board

A new low-voltage Brushless DC (BLDC) motor-control development platform supports the dsPIC33F family of motor control DSCs from Microchip Technology. It provides a cost-effective method for evaluating and developing sensored or sensorless BLDC and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications. The board contains a three-phase inverter bridge circuit. This circuit drives a BLDC or PMSM motor using different control techniques, without requiring any additional hardware. The dsPICDEM MCLV board is capable of controlling motors rated up to 48V and 15 amps, and supports multiple communication channels, such as USB, CAN, LIN and RS-232. It employs a processor-differentiated Plug-In Module (PIM) strategy to support a variety of dsPIC33F motor-control DSCs with different memory and pin configurations. A dsPIC33FJ32MC204 PIM (32 Kbyte flash and 44 pins) is included with the dsPICDEM MCLV Development Board.

Additionally, Microchip announced two new motor-control software solutions: one shows how Power Factor Correction (PFC) algorithms can be combined with sensorless motor-control algorithms on a single chip. The second software solution demonstrates how to run an AC Induction Motor (ACIM) faster than its rated speed for a class of applications to lower cost, save space or reduce weight. Both are available today for free at http://www.microchip.com/DSCMOTOR

The worldwide demand for improved power quality standards is driving the trend to add PFC to line-powered motor control applications. Power quality can be enhanced by implementing PFC, and efficient control of a motor can be realized using sensorless field oriented control (FOC) techniques. Both can be achieved by integrating PFC and sensorless FOC algorithms on a single dsPIC DSC. The dsPICDEM MCLV Development Board (part # DM330021) is available now for $150.

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ. (888) 628-6247. [www.microchip.com].

Software Defined Radio Now on Family of PCI Express Boards

A new family of software defined radio products features the PCI Express (PCIe) form factor with advanced connectivity options. The 7700 family from Pentek is comprised of five products: the Models 7741, 7742, 7750, 7751 and 7752. Each offers a unique set of software radio features in a full-length PCIe board with the very latest Gen 2 PCIe x16 interface. This emerging standard for high-end PCs, blade servers and enterprise computers delivers fast interconnect links for economical, high-performance system solutions.

Each of the five software radio boards offers specific resources including channel count, bandwidth, FPGA population and more. This allows customers to choose exactly what they need for very cost-effective, high-density solutions.

The Model 7741 includes up to four 125 MHz, 14-bit A/Ds and four 500 MHz 16-bit D/As. It features one or two TI/Graychip GC4016 quad digital down converters with output bandwidths up to 10 MHz, and one or two digital up converters that accept baseband real or complex data streams with signal bandwidths up to 40 MHz. One or two Xilinx XC2VP50 Virtex-II Pro FPGAs serve as control and status engines with data and programming interfaces to each of the onboard resources, including the A/D converters, digital down converters, digital up converters and D/A converters.

The Model 7742 includes up to eight 125 MHz, 14-bit A/Ds, two up converters and two 500 MHz 16-bit D/As. The 7742 architecture also includes up to four Virtex-4 FPGAs. The Model 7750 includes up to eight 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds, up to 3 Mbytes of SDRAM, and up to four Virtex-5 FPGAs. The Model 7751 is a 512-channel digital down converter with up to eight 200 MHz A/Ds and up to four Virtex-5 FPGAs. This represents a tremendous amount of processing power in a single PCIe slot. It features independent tuning for each DDC channel and decimation from 128 to 1024 in steps of 64.

Finally, the Model 7752 is a 64-channel down converter with up to eight 200 MHz, 16-bit A/Ds and up to four Virtex-5 FPGAs. Each group of four A/Ds is supported by a high-performance 32-channel digital down converter. DDC decimation ranges from 16 to 8192 in steps of 8.

Another feature common to all the boards in the 7700 family is the 4-pin disk drive power connector to ensure that the boards receive ample power from the host computer or server. This augments the power supplied through the PCIe backplane connector. The Models 7741, 7742 and 7750 have user-configurable FPGAs, and Pentek supports customers with the GateFlow Design Kits. Because the Model 7751 and 7752 have reinstalled FPGA digital down converter IP cores, they do not require user programmability. ReadyFlow board support packages for Linux and Windows are available for all boards. Pricing for boards in Pentek’s 7700 series begins at $13,490.

Pentek, Upper Saddle River, NJ. (201) 818-5900.
[www.pentek.com].

Fully Integrated MIL-STD-1553 Terminal Speeds Integration

A fully integrated 1553 terminal consolidates all the necessary MIL-STD-1553 components within a single, small, cost-effective PBGA package. The BU-64843T Total-ACETM from Data Device Corporation comprises a complete interface between a host computer and a MIL-STD-1553 bus that simplifies design, procurement and qualification processes. The Total-ACETM integrates dual transceivers, dual transformers, protocol engine and 4K words of internal RAM, and is fully software and hardware compatible with DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE series of devices. The BU-64843T is powered entirely by +3.3 volts, and offers an extended -40° to +100°C industrial temperature range. Additionally, the Total-ACETM is DO- 254 certifiable, and is available in RoHS-compliant versions.

Data Device Corporation, Bohemia, NY. (631) 567-5600.
[www.ddc-web.com].

Scientific and Medical Instrument Cabinet Enclosures

A cabinet enclosure for scientific and medical instrumentation applications from Optima EPS is designed with several features in mind for scientific and medical instrumentation. This includes a flexible, modular design that allows a wide range of shelves, rails, perforated panels, wiring duct, divider panels and ergonomics. DIN rails for mounting instrumentation are prevalent. The 14” shelves and 19” dividing rails are geared toward common equipment sizes for these applications. The enclosures come in standard 14U-24U heights and 32”, 34” and 36” depths. Widths range from 30-36”. With the enclosure line’s modular design, other sizes can easily be configured with little customization.

Other features for the enclosure line include a rear-perforated panel for airflow, EMC shielding, and rear access. Various accessories are available such as castors, shelf options, mounting devices and more. Optima also offers painting/powder coating, silk-screening and customization services. Pricing is under $700 depending on volume, options and configurations.

Optima EPS, Tucker, GA. (770) 496-4000.
[www.optimaeps.com].

New Automated Management of Software Requirements

A new software management technology automates the techniques and tools for the integration of requirements traceability with software testing and verification. On completion, the technology will be integrated into TBreq, the portion of the LDRA tool suite devoted to requirements-driven testing.

Automation of requirements-driven testing and traceability addresses an urgent need in safety- and mission-critical industries such as avionics, medical, defense and nuclear where requirements traceability and verification consume a significant portion of project budgets. The technology automatically captures requirement information for software development projects from a wide variety of sources and simplifies the construction of a requirements traceability matrix (RTM).

Building on proven technology that verifies software to exacting industry standards, LDRA has unveiled a solution for automating the construction of requirements traceability matrixes and enforcing the industry-accepted best practice of placing requirements as the focal point for software development and testing. The new technology enables developers to establish a baseline of selected software requirements from which development and testing will begin, and to delegate the tasks associated with each requirement to members of the development team.

The tool lets developers associate source code with each requirement, thereby automating the creation of trace relationships and also to refine source code mappings to the level of class or even individual functions. Requirements can be verified according to a wide variety of analyses and tests performed on the mapped code, and then requirements, test cases and code coverage results can be automatically linked in a unified view of all levels of testing

LDRA, Wirral, UK. +44 (0)151 649 9300. [www.ldra.com].

Dial-Up Modems Specially Designed for Medical Apps

A complete family of external and embedded modems is specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements for the medical services industry. The Research Medical Modem family from Radicom is safety, emissions and telco compliant to meet most medical device requirements. These very small and versatile modems are available in both Serial TTL and the popular USB interfaces, capable of operating under Windows, Linux or Mac environments. The modems are designed to be suitable for x86 or other CPU-based Healthcare Home Monitoring Systems, Data Retrieval Devices using either Linux or Windows O/S that need to have reliable dial-up connectivity.

As well as compliance with IEC60601-1 for medical applications, 3KV breakdown is also available in both the USB and Serial versions. The certifications are transferable to allow easy integration into almost any platform. All Medical Modem versions are CCITT and Bell compliant for complete compatibility to existing and future installations. The family is also compliant to domestic and international Telco standards. Versions include 300 bits/s (V.21/Bell103), 1200/2400 bits/s (Bell212/V.22/V.22bis), 14.4 Kbits/s (V.32bis), 33.6 Kbits/s (V.34) and 56 Kbits/s (V.90/V.92).

All platforms are available with FAX, voice playback and record, as well as DTMF (SP) tone generation and detection. These versatile products can be provisioned for applications ranging from system monitoring and reporting to answering inbound calls with voice responses. Available in commercial and industrial temperature ranges, all versions are RoHS compliant.

Radicom, San Jose, CA. (408) 383-9006. [www.radi.com].

Core2 Duo-Based 6U VME SBC for Multiprocessor DSP Applications

Responding to customer demand for 6U VME solutions with increased processing performance, lower power consumption, extensive I/O capability and advanced graphics, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has introduced it V7857 SBC. Featuring the Intel Core2 Duo T9400 processor–which was designed for mobile applications in which power conservation is a key design factor–running at 2.53 GHz, the V7875 also provides up to 6 Mbytes of L2 cache. This combination of high clock speed, large cache and fast front side bus, together with low heat dissipation, has been demonstrated to deliver exciting performance in multiprocessor DSP applications. Use of the Intel GM45 chip set provides fast access to up to 4 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM and a x16 PCI Express interface to deliver exceptional performance for demanding applications. VITA 41.3 (VXS) for Gigabit Ethernet across the backplane is also optionally available.

The V7875 also offers high I/O flexibility. Not only does it provide support for a PCI-X XMC/PMC site, but also a connector to the EXP237 mezzanine board to deliver an optional three additional XMC/PMC sites. The board can optionally include the ATI Radeon E2400 graphics processing unit–which features a x16 PCI Express interface and 1,920 x 1,080 (full HD) HDMI resolution–in place of one of the XMC/PMC sites, providing a powerful 2D, 3D and multimedia graphics capability.

Additional connectivity is provided by a dual SATA disk interface, two Gigabit Ethernet ports routed to the front panel, four USB 2.0 ports and two serial ports. For applications not requiring the XMC/PMC site, even further I/O–one eSATA port, one USB 2.0 port and two Gigabit Ethernet ports (when VITA 41 is not available)–can be provided via the front panel.

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Charlottesville, VA. (800) 368-2738. [www.gefanuc.com].

Digitizer Uses FPGA Technology, Multi-channel A/D and D/A

Targeted at high channel count signal processing for a wide range of applications such as RADAR, signals and electronic intelligence (SIGINT / ELINT), and Electronic Warfare (EW), a new 6U ANSI/VITA 41 (VXS)-compliant high-speed digitizer board combines high-density FPGA processing with six 16-bit A/D input channels at 185 Msamples/s along with a coherent 16-bit D/A output channel. The QuiXilica Tarvos-V5 VXS from TEK Microsystems employs three Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs. The Tarvos-V5 offers extremely high FPGA processing density per channel, along with a measured signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 72 dBFS and Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) in excess of 95 dB.

Many advanced signal processing applications are based on antenna array processing and require large numbers of channels and distributed signal processing. The architecture of the Tarvos-V5 combines six analog input channels with three Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, providing up to 2,336 DSP slices and 1.285 TeraMAC/s of signal processing, equivalent to 61% of a Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T device per input channel. For high channel count requirements such as beam forming, direction finding, jamming or anti-jam / interference cancellation, common in RADAR, SIGINT, communications, and EW applications, the Tarvos-V5 provides both the highest processing density per channel and per 6U slot, reducing total size, weight and power for many systems.

Each analog input channel uses a Linear Technology LTC2209 16-bit A/D converter, which is designed for digitizing high frequency, wide dynamic range signals within an analog input bandwidth of 700 MHz. A range of options is available for input signal conditioning to support different receiver applications.

The output channel uses a Maxim MAX5891 16-bit D/A converter that is synchronized to the input clock rate. The output is AC coupled with full scale output voltage of -2 dBm into a 50 ohm load. The layout has been designed to ensure phase matching of the clock across all input channels and to minimize aperture jitter. Trigger input and output connections are also provided on the front panel to allow the hardware to be employed in a variety of scenarios.

TEK Microsystems, Chelmsford, MA. (978) 244-4112.
[www.tekmicro.com].

3.5” Single Board Computer Features Low-Power Atom CPU

Focusing on innovative, revision controlled, long life cycle designs, Avalue has introduced a standard 3.5” form factor product featuring the Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz CPU and support for up to 2 Gbyte DDR2 SDRAM. Video options include Dual Channel LVDS support along with DVI and TV-out support for HDTV applications. 5.1 Channel audio support allows for full multimedia application support. Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and 6 USB 2.0 ports support a variety of add on devices for your application.

Targeted markets for this product include medical instrumentation, interactive kiosk designs, high-end digital signage applications and small footprint display applications. The Intel Atom N270 Processor and Intel 945GSE chipset were introduced during the second quarter of 2008 and have a manufacturing guarantee of 7+ years directly from Intel. By selecting these items Avalue continues to assure their customers of product longevity and support.

Avalue Technology, Tinon Falls, NJ. (732) 578-0200.
[www.avalue.com.tw].

Series of PCI Express Frame Grabbers Spans Live and Still Applications

A new series of PCI Express frame grabbers ship with a number of different video inputs. Some models are available for low-profile PC cases. The Imaging Source frame grabbers are deployed for applications in which analog video signals (PAL, CCIR, NTSC, RS-170) need to be processed by a PC. In addition to cameras, such video input devices include ultrasound and x-ray machines. Analog cameras are not only used in legacy applications. Often they are preferred for price-sensitive projects, in which long cables are required.

The Imaging Source frame grabbers ship with drivers for Windows, the SDK ‘IC Imaging Control’ and the end-user application software ‘IC Capture’. The latter is a powerful software that allows the setting of all frame grabber parameters, the display of live video stream and the acquisition of singular images and sequences.

The Imaging Source Europe, Bremen, Germany.
+49 0421/33591-0 [www.theimagingsource.com].