Adapter cards allow re-use of legacy boards
Vada Tech (Henderson, NV) offers a range of adapter cards that allow standard mezzanine
cards of multiple formats to be utilized within the system. The adapter cards and carriers
allow the re-use of legacy boards and the leveraging of existing technology. Vada Tech offers
17 adapter/carrier cards in the Advanced TCA form factor. This includes blades that accept
standard VME/VME64x, CompactPCI, PCIe/PCI-x, PMC/XMC, AMC,
and COM Express modules. In the AMC format, the company has
carriers for PMC and XMC modules. Another seven Xilinx®-based
and one Altera®-based AMC FPGA Carriers are available that hold
an FMC module per VITA-57.
For more information, visit www.vadatech.com.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced a new vPoly Tan™
series of surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors in five
compact case sizes. Optimized for computer, telecom, and industrial applications, the devices feature ultra-low ESR down to 30 mO at + 25°C and 100
kHz. Polymer cathodes offer enhanced performance over manganese dioxide
devices. The series offers ripple current rating up to 1.78 A IRMS and provides
low equivalent series resistance for enhanced charge and discharge characteristics. The capacitors will be used for power management, battery decoupling, and energy storage in computers, tablets, smart phones, and wireless
For more information, visit www.vishay.com.
Platform processor designed to support digital/analog FDMA PMR/LMR
CML Microcircuits (Maldon, Essex) has released a PMR common platform processor
to support digital/analog FDMA PMR/LMR and 2-slot TDMA digital systems. During the
migration of two-way radio from analog to digital, a number of digital FDMA and TDMA
PMR/LMR systems have emerged along with the on-going
requirement for a radio platform to support legacy analog.
With each system potentially having different requirements
and specification down to radio architecture level, the radio
manufacturers’ goal of a single cost-effective radio platform
to fit all has become complex.
For more information, visit www.cmlmicro.com.
A function image can
be uploaded into the
device to determine the
functions and operating
Form factor computer-on-module utilizes a Freescale processor
ADLINK Technology (Taiwan) introduced a new SMARC® (Smart Mobility ARChitecture) form
factor computer-on-module (COM) running a Freescale i.MX6 processor based on the ARM
Cortex-A9 architecture with a choice of dual or quad-core processors running from 800 MHz
to 1.2 GHz with soldered memory up to 2GB DDR3L-1066/1333. The ADLINK LEC-iMX6
delivers efficient power consumption that targets a new generation of mobile
applications requiring industrial-grade stability and reliability, and supports a
operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.
For more information, visit: www.adlinktech.com
Especially suited for systems
requiring high performance
graphics in mobile applications.
The VPX board holds
an FMC module and
the VXS carriers are for
COM Express or PMC
The devices operate
over a temperature
range from -55°C to
+105 °C with voltage derating above