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Modules and components used for inputting data from the real world, including A/D conversion

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Programmable Automation Controllers Bring Together the Best of PLCs and PCs

Implementing a modern industrial application can present a challenging and sometimes daunting mix of requirements. For example, it is well understood that a typical control system mustRead More...

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USB Data Acquisition: Up to 2M Samples per Second per Channel

A data acquisition system incorporates a high-speed sampling mode of up to 2M samples per second for each channel and is CE compliant, making it suitable for applications in theRead More...

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Data Acquisition Solutions Stack Up

Data Acquisition (DAQ) systems come in as many facets and form factors as application areas. This is because system designers need to consider a number of important issues such asRead More...

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USB Data Acquisition Processor for High-Speed Simultaneous Sampling

A new semi-autonomous data acquisition system can—after programming—run independently from its host PC. PC software communicates with, configures and controls the system, but xDAP 7400Read More...

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800 kHz per Channel, Simultaneous USB Data Acquisition Module

A multifunction, high-throughput, simultaneous USB data acquisition module allows the user to sample six analog input channels independently at up to 800 KHz per channel. The DT9816-SRead More...

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ExpressCard High-Speed Digitizer Captures Data in Two Modes

A wideband signal acquisition card for commercial laptop computers combines a compact, low-power form-factor with a 150 MHz sampling rate on two channels, supporting 14-bit resolutionRead More...

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“Tree Power”—Bio-Energy for Forest Service’s Climate Sensor Network

Voltree Power has announced its first contract with the USDA Forest Service, following a rigorous and successful test in June of its Climate Sensor Network. The Climate Sensor NetworkRead More...

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High-Speed Digitizers Recapture Innovation as ADCs Yield to FPGAs

Prior to the new millennium, skilled hardware engineers pushed the technology envelope with inventive wideband digitizer designs leveraging an assortment of discrete logic integratedRead More...

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Portable Data Acquisition System for Rugged, Remote Environments

A highly accurate transient recorder technology is now available in a portable, ruggedized system for in-the-field measurements. Available with up to 24 channels and sample rates upRead More...

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Quad-Channel Data Acquisition and Processing Board Hits 200 MSPS at 16 bits

A four-channel data acquisition module targets radar and communications applications requiring next-generation performance. The 71600 from Pentek has four 200 MSPS, 16-bit dataRead More...

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PCI Express 48-Channel Digital I/O Card with Change of State Detection

PCI Express 48-Channel Digital I/O Card with Change of State Detection A 48-channel PCI Express (PCIe) card has been designed for use in a variety of digital I/O applications.Read More...

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PCI-Express Digitizer Capable of Sustained Recordings Over 1.2 GByte/s

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Data Loggers for FlexRay and CAN

A new data logger for automotive communication systems is available as a Basic or Plus version. The CARcorder from IXXAT Basic version provides fully six CAN interfaces (ISO 11898-2Read More...

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Atom-Based Series of Fanless, Cable-Free Rugged I/O Platforms

A series of rugged and fanless I/O platforms based on the Intel Atom N270 are targeted for providing rugged I/O solutions to the market. The Matrix MXE-1000 and MXC-2000 from AdlinkRead More...

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USB Data Acquisition Module with ISO-Channel Technology for Harsh Conditions

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Rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder with Eight 6 Gbit/s Links

Rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder with Eight 6 Gbit/s Links A small form factor data recorder board enables system designers to quickly and easily integrate high-volume, continuousRead More...

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Multi-Channel, Configurable PCI-Express Digitizer with Two Virtex-5 FPGAs

An advanced PCIe-based wideband A/D board captures four synchronized channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or two synchronized channels up to 3 GHz when interleaving the ADCRead More...

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Fibre Channel XMC Interface for Embedded Hits 8 Gbit/s

Fibre Channel XMC Interface for Embedded Hits 8 Gbit/s An 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel XMC interface product allows embedded system applications to leverage ultra-high-speed FibreRead More...

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Two or Six Channel 12-bit ADC with Up To 3.2 GSPS per Channel

A new 12-bit ADC supports either two 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) channels at 3.2 GSPS (Gigasamples per second) or six channels at 1.6 GSPS. The Calypso-V5 from Tekmicro isRead More...

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Happy Holidays from SF3

‘Twas the night before shipping, the deadline was near Not a creature was stirring but one engineer His systems were staged in burn-in with care In hopes that a serial consoleRead More...

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Embedded Systems and The Internet of Things – What’s Under the Hood?

Change is afoot in the world of embedded systems. As the Internet of Things (IoT) creeps closer to the precipice of delivering the scale of machine-to-machine (M2M) communicationRead More...

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Transient Recorders Merge High-speed, High-precision and Long Memories

A family of LAN-controlled transient recorders includes several high-speed modules that offer sampling speeds of 240 MS/s or 120 MS/s at 14-bit or 16-bit vertical resolution. The newRead More...

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High-Resolution Digitizer Line Provides High Accuracy, Low Noise, High Performance

Three new PCI digitizers offer sampling rates of 10 MSample/s, 20 MSample/s and 40 MSample/s respectively. The newest members of the PCI-98x6 series from Adlink 98x6 family ofRead More...

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Optical 4-Port Serial Mezzanine Board Supports Multiple I/O Protocols

Targeted for its direct-to-disk, long-duration recording and playback systems, Conduant has introduced its StreamStor Optical High Speed Serial Mezzanine Board. It can be used withRead More...

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CompactPCI and PXI Enable Advanced Measurement and Control in Embedded Applications

CompactPCI and PXI have become increasingly popular standards in the industrial and test and measurement spaces. Because of the significant adoption of these standards, a wide varietyRead More...

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XMC Module Mates Virtex-5 FPGA with PCIe Interface and Deep Memory

A set of new XMC-VLX mezzanine modules features a configurable Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA enhanced with multiple high-speed memory buffers and a high-throughput PCIe interface. Field I/ORead More...

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Boundary Scan Platform Scanflex with new PXI Express Controllers

A new family of PXI Express controllers features TAP Transceivers, which are now integrated in the 1 slot/3U controllers. The new Scanflex boundary scan controllers (SFX Controller)Read More...

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4-Channel Serial FPDP Streaming RecorderSupports 960MB/s Data Stream

4-Channel Serial FPDP Streaming Recorder Supports 960 Mbyte/s Data Stream  Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployedRead More...

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MIL-STD 1553 Modules for Industrial PCs and Embedded Systems

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Sensors Provide Interoperability with EtherNet/IP Networks

A Series of sensors compatible with EtherNet/IP devices provides high speed, accuracy and durability in the varied tasks of linear position sensing for industrial automation equipmentRead More...

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DDS Component Links Incompatible Network System Interfaces to Build Multisystem Applications

By now, the world is familiar with machine-to-machine (M2M) systems in which autonomous or semi-autonomous nodes communicate and share data over a dedicated network to operate as anRead More...

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PCIe-Based 2-Channel, High-Speed Digitizers Hit 1.5 GHz per Channel

A new PCIe-based wideband A/D board captures two synchronized analog channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or one channel at up to 3 GHz when interleaving the ADC data. 1 Gbyte ofRead More...

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Mini Datalogger Stores One Billion Measurements

A miniature datalogger now boasts capability for storing over one billion readings from a number of parameters simultaneously with 12-bit resolution. The MSR145 mini datalogger fromRead More...

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Analog NTSC/PAL Embedded Vision System with Core2 Duo 2.26 GHz Processor

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PCI-Express Digitizer Capable of Sustained Recordings Over 1.2 GByte/s

PCI Express Digitizer Capable of Sustained Recordings over 1.2 Gbytes/s A new high-speed digitizer in the form of an advanced wideband and high dynamic range A/D board captures signalRead More...

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14-Bit PCIe Digitizer Offers High Data Throughput and High Dynamic Performance

A PCI Express digitizer provides 200 MS/s sampling rate of 14 bits of data across one channel. The PCIe-9842 from Adlink Technology is designed for applications such as light detectionRead More...

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High-Speed Data Acquisition Module with Multi-Board Synchronization

A high-speed data acquisition module is capable of digitizing one 12-bit channel at 3.6 GHz, or two channels at 1.8 GHz. The Model 71640 from Pentek has provisions for theRead More...

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Highly Accurate Ethernet Data Acquisition Module with Built-in ISO-Channel Technology

A new ultra-high-resolution Ethernet (LXI) data acquisition module for test and measurement offers simultaneous sampling of up to four fully isolated 24-bit inputs. Using proprietaryRead More...

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Monitor for Web-Based Remote Surveillance of Environmental Conditions

A new environmental monitor provides web-based remote surveillance of environmental conditions in critical applications such as clean rooms, laboratories, museums, warehouses, or anyRead More...

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PCI Express XMC Module with Dual Channel 1 GS/s 12-bit Digitizer

An XMC I/O module features dual channels of 1 GSample/s 12-bit digitizing with a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory, and eight lane PCI Express host interface. TheRead More...

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Data Acquisition with up to 128-Channels of USB Analog I/O and Flexible Signal Conditioning

A highly integrated multifunction data acquisition and control system offers an attractive solution for adding portable, easy-to-install high-speed analog and digital I/ORead More...

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High-Res Dynamic Signal Acquisition Module for Audio and Acoustic Testing

  A dynamic signal acquisition module for USB features high-performance, 24-bit resolution and is specifically designed for audio testing, acoustic measurement and vibration analysisRead More...

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High-Resolution Signal Acquisition Module for Audio and Vibration Testing

A new 24-bit high-resolution dynamic signal acquisition module is specifically designed for audio testing, acoustic measurement and vibration analysis applications. The PCI-9527 fromRead More...

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High Speed, Isolated, USB Data Acquisition Module with two Simultaneous A/D Channels at 10 MHz

A high-speed simultaneous USB data acquisition module features isolated, high-speed USB data acquisition at throughput rates up to 10 MHz. With the DT9862 from Data Translation,Read More...

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High Performance ADC/DAC Module—Compact, Flexible and Cost-Effective

Designed to act as a powerful link between the analog world of sensors and the digital world of computing, a new XMC module can be deployed in demanding radar, signals intelligence,Read More...

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PCIe-Based 2-Channel, 1.5 GHz Per Channel High-Speed Digitizers

A PCIe-based wideband A/D board captures two synchronized analog channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or one channel up to 3 GHz when interleaving the ADC data. 1 Gbyte of onboardRead More...

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Machine to Machine – Intelligent Devices Talking to Each Other

Most end-users and indeed most engineers have a very human-centric view of Internet—people using computers to view web pages, send email, download content, transact business, etc. Read More...

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Things in the Cloud

Cloud computing is one of those things that is becoming “popular” these days. Now when things become popular in the world of technology—as opposed to the world of “pop” culture forRead More...

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Digital Recorders Take up to Two 10 Gbit Ethernet Streams with Zero Loss

 A new family of COTS turnkey high-speed digital recorders can continuously record up to two 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) data streams to a RAID array without data loss. The TalonRead More...

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Multifunction USB Modules for Low-Cost Data Acquisition

Equipped with built-in signal conditioning, a family of USB-powered Plug and Play USB DAQ modules delivers easy connection and accurate results for both portable measurement andRead More...

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Pseudo-Differential Serial SAR ADC with 96.5 dB SNR Performance & 18 mW Power

A serial 18-bit, 1.6 Msample/s pseudo-differential SAR analog-to-digital converter (ADC) achieves 96.5 dB SNR and -120 dB THD while supporting a 0V to 5V unipolar input range. The Read More...

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Capturing Elusive Data Ensures Reliable Results

Modern electronics systems, whether found in industrial, medical, automotive or other applications, are continually evolving to include additional functionality, to cram moreRead More...

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Simultaneous USB DAQ Module with Throughput to 800kHz

A high-speed, high-performance simultaneous USB data acquisition module is a completely isolated high-speed USB module providing simultaneous analog inputs at up to 800 KHz perRead More...

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PCIe over Cable Goes Mainstream

In 2007 the PCI-SIG approved the PCI Express External Cabling Specification that defines how PCI Express can be implemented over a standard cable. This new capability allows the fullRead More...

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Two Controller Kits Tap into High-Speed PCI Express Bus

Two new controller kits for the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments from Asset InterTech can accelerate test throughput by plugging into the high-speed PCI Express bus in theRead More...

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PCI Express Radar Acquisition Card

A new PCI Express-based primary radar acquisition card indicates the continued response to the growing adoption of the PCI Express bus as the primary motherboard-level interconnect onRead More...

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Quad-Port PoE Frame Grabber Features Multi-Camera Synch

A quad-port GigE Vision frame grabber features Power over Ethernet (PoE), IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol and a smart PoE application programming interface. The GIE64+ from AdlinkRead More...

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Portable Strain- and Bridge-Based USB Measurement Module

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High-Density 16-bit D/A PMC Module with Software-Selectable Output Ranges

A standard single-wide 32-bit PMC module provides 32 or 16 channels of 16-bit analog outputs. The TPMC554 is ideal for applications in industrial, transportation and COTSRead More...

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3U CompactPCI Serial Board Transfers 5 Gbit/s per Port on USB 3.0

A 3U CompactPCI Serial peripheral board incorporates four front-end USB 3.0 host interfaces, used to either connect fast USB 3.0 devices or to extend the 2.0 USB interfaces of the CPURead More...

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Series of Very Small GigE Cameras Targets Machine Vision

A new series of very small GigE cameras have a footprint of only 29 mm x 29 mm and are compatible to many analog cameras. This new series from The Imaging Source simplifies theRead More...

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High Sensitivity Latching Digital Hall-Effect Sensor ICs Simplify Installation

A set of high-sensitivity latching hall-effect sensor ICs include built-in pull-up resistors for high-performance yet economical sensor ICs suited for demanding, cost-sensitive,Read More...

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Positioning IC Supports GPS / GLONASS / QZSS and Is Galileo and Compass Ready

A next-generation core positioning technology platform supports all deployed as well as soon-to-be deployed Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The u-blox 7 platform is basedRead More...

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Building Power Efficient, Context-Aware Mobile Systems

Take a quick look at the latest generation of smartphones from leading manufacturers and one conclusion quickly becomes apparent. Designers are continuing to add new levels ofRead More...

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Vibration Amplifier for Jet Engine and Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Measurements

A microprocessor-based vibration amplifier is designed to condition and display rotating machinery data while offering simultaneous outputs as broadband, acceleration, velocity andRead More...

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USB DAQ Module Family Features High-Voltage I/O Functionality

Two new isolated USB digital I/O modules are suitable for I/O expansion or portable applications. Both the USB-7230 and USB-7250 models from Adlink Technology feature enhancedRead More...

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14-Bit PCIe Digitizer Offers High Data Throughput and High Dynamic Performance

A PCI Express digitizer provides 200 MS/s sampling rate of 14 bits of data across one channel. The PCIe-9842 from Adlink Technology is designed for applications such as light detectionRead More...

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High-Speed Data Acquisition XMC Module with Two 1 GSPS 12-bit A/Ds, Four 1 GSPS 16-bit DACs

A new XMC module integrates high-speed digitizing and signal generation with signal processing on a PMC/XMC I/O module for demanding DSP applications. The tight coupling of analogRead More...

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Two Channel 200 MS/s 14-Bit PCI Express Digitizer

A PCI Express digitizer offers high sampling rates and onboard signal averaging for long-term, high-speed data recording. The PCIe-9852 from Adlink Technology features twoRead More...

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Four-Channel 24-Bit USB-2405 Dynamic Signal Acquisition Module

A new four-channel USB 2.0 dynamic signal acquisition module has a built-in IEPE excitation current source that provides 2 mA on each AI channel. BNC connectors enable the USB-2405Read More...

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Compact, Ruggedized, Fanless System Expands Flexibly

  Compact, Ruggedized, Fanless System Expands Flexibly A series of compact, rugged, reliable, low-power systems aimed at high-reliability data acquisition and controlRead More...

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3U OpenVPX High-Speed Data Recording Engine

A high-speed, rugged 3U OpenVPX Data Recorder captures high-volume, continuously streaming data without interruption, making it suitable for speeding and easing the integration ofRead More...

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6 Channel Resolver Interface Daughter Card Adds I/O Channels

A daughter card for the Anything I/O series of FPGA based-interface cards from Mesa Electronics is a 6 channel resolver interface with 6 additional +-10V analog outputs. The 7I49 isRead More...

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High-Speed, Multichannel LVDS Recorders for R&D, Ground, Ship & Airborne Applications

A family of high-speed turnkey recording systems handles low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) digital I/O. The Talon family from Pentek includes the Model RTS 2718 commercialRead More...

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8/16-Channel Thermocouple/Voltage Input USB Data Acquisition Module

A series of touch screen HMIs offers built-in Ethernet communications, advanced alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities and live video input/display capabilities. By allowing directRead More...

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USB Multi-Sensor Module Measures Any Type of Sensor at Any of 8 Inputs

A new data acquisition module can measure any type of sensor. The DT9829 from Data Translation supports a broad array of sensor types including: thermocouples, RTDS and thermistors forRead More...

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Ready-to-Use, 16-Channel 250MHz Data Acquisition to PCI Express

A commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) card features advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and data acquisition capabilities. The PC768 from 4DSP is designed for a variety ofRead More...

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DC Coupled Dual Channel A/D-D/A Card for Wide Spectrum Applications

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New System Architectures to Interface High Data Rate Sensors

The development of the market for high-performance surveillance systems has led to a significant growth of sophisticated and powerful sensors. These sensors can be high-definitionRead More...

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Small Form Factors, and Data Acquisition, and the Internet of Things, Oh My!

One source defines the Internet of Things as “a world where physical objects are seamlessly integrated into the information network, and where the physical objects can become activeRead More...

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Instrument Measures Temperature, Velocity and Pressure at Same Time

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High Resolution PCIe Cards Offer Cost-effective Data Acquisition

A new, cost-effective series of high-resolution data acquisition waveform digitizing products delivers prime performance into a wider number of applications where the acquisition ofRead More...

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Affordable Value Series Recorders with Quick Delivery

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Matching I/O and Processor Performance Removes Data Processing Bottlenecks

Offering application-enabling data transfer performance, VPX VITA 46 is one of the first modular computer open standards to define a connector and backplane infrastructure that allowsRead More...

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Low Cost, Rugged Data Acquisition PCIe MiniCard

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Rugged SWaP-optimized 6U VPX Radar Solution

A rugged 6U VPX blade features a dual processor design based on quad-core fourth generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processors. The VPX6000 from Adlink Technology is a high performanceRead More...

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Low Cost, Rugged Data Acquisition PCIe MiniCard

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PMC Offers 16/8 Channel Isolated Simultaneous Sampling AD/DA

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High Performance Serial Port Module with Opto-isolation, Software Configuration