Components & Modules
MAC layer support
National Instruments (NI) has announced MAC layer support for its LabVIEW Communications 802.11 application framework. Wireless researchers can take advantage of the new multi-user MAC layer enhancements to the 802.11 application framework to go beyond the PHY layer to solve complex networklevel problems and make the 5G vision a reality. They can pair the 802.11 application framework with NI software defined radio hardware to rapidly conduct network-level, real-time, over-the-air prototyping experiments for a wide range of Wi-Fi and 5G MAC/PHY research.
• Supports up to 80MHz of real-time bandwidth and full bi-directional communications
• Includes MAC layer features including CSMA/CA, RTS, CTS, NAV and retransmission
Melexis has launched a new, highly accurate pressure sensor intended for harsh media applications, especially in the automotive sector. The new MLX90818 is a packaged absolute pressure sensor that is factory calibrated to cover the range of 1.0 to 5.5 bar, making it useful for normally aspirated, direct injection and turbo-charged engine applications. The highly integrated sensor includes provision for an external NTC for temperature measurement and is housed in a 4mm x 5mm DFN package. The MLX90818 requires very few external components, allowing OEMs to develop small and rugged manifold air pressure (MAP) sensors. X-factor • Has 18V over voltage capability • Can operate from -40°C to +150°C, making it suitable for almost all under-the-hood applications
Microchip Technology has released a new microcontroller (MCU) that combines specified radiation performance with the low cost of development associated with commercial off-theshelf (COTS) devices. The ATmegaS64M1 is the
second 8-bit megaAVR MCU from Microchip that uses a development approach called CO TS-to-radiation tolerant. The new MCU, along with its full development toolchain including development kits and code configurator, can be used to begin development of hardware, firmware and software. When the final system is ready for the prototype phase or production, the COTS device can be replaced with a pin-out compatible, radiation-tolerant version in a 32-lead ceramic package (QFP32) with the same functionality as the original device. This leads to significant cost savings while also reducing development time and risks.
• Accumulated total ionising dose (TID) between 20 to 50 Krad (Si)
• Fully immune from single-event latchup (SEL) up to 62 MeV.cm²/mg
National Instruments has announced the launch of a new range of rugged, distributed and synchronised data acquisition (DAQ) devices—called FieldDAQ, which are the most rugged NI DAQ devices ever created. They can acquire accurate, reliable measurements in severe test cell and outdoor environments – during the rain, sleet and snow or in the mud. FieldDAQ devices have an ingress protection rating of up to IP67 (dust and water resistant). These rugged DAQ devices are built on the flexible and configurable hardware and software platforms that NI is known for, and which sets them apart. With open and expandable FieldDAQ solutions, test engineers can keep pace with product design cycles and help reduce the overall cost of testing, as opposed to the limitations of existing devices with functionality defined by closed, proprietary software.
• Can operate in -40 °C to 85 °C environments
• Can sustain shocks of 100g and vibrations of 10g National Instruments
Integrated cellular-cum-Wi-Fi protocol verification solution
Keysight Technologies has announced a solution that supports simultaneous cellular and Wi-Fi testing. The T5510S cellular-cum-Wi-Fi emulation system is a powerful, flexible platform enabled by the combination of Keysight’s UXM network emulator and the Ixia Solutions Group’s wave test system. The result, claim company sources, is an industry first—a test platform covering a complete cellular and WiFi system, from data traffic generation to physical transmission, Layers 1 to 7.
• Provides simultaneous cellular and Wi-Fi signalling tests
• Includes the full protocol stack, from Layer 1 to Layer 7, for multi-mode devices
ARTech Electronics Solution Provider has launched the A-123, an advanced version of the A-100. This kit includes all the peripherals on a single board. For better replacement of microcontroller ICs, the ZIP socket is used. Experimental boards include almost all major embedded attributes like serial communication, interrupt based multiple seven-segment displays, etc.
• Includes DC and stepper motors along with relays • Separate 5V and 12V power supplies are used to drive different peripherals
ARTech Electronics Solution Provider
Industrial PC platform
Artesyn Embedded Technologies has released a new model in its MaxCore platform of computing servers. The MaxCore industrial PC (IPC) platform offers high performance, high density and scalable versatility for developers of industrial applications such as machine vision, video surveillance, data acquisition and control, data analytics and fog computing. Based on the PCI Express architecture, the MaxCore IPC platform can meet a wide range of compute, I/O or image processing requirements using Artesyn, thirdparty, or custom PCIe cards. The 3U (133.4 mm) high system is just 508mm deep and designed for mounting in standard 48.26 cm server racks.
• The MaxCore IPC platform has an Intel Xeon processor D based motherboard connected with 15 PCIe slots • Four DDR4 DIMM memory slots in the system can provide up to 128GB RAM
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
The USR-TCP232-T2 by Emaar Impex Pvt Ltd is a low cost solution that supports data transferred over LAN or the Internet to a remote serial port. It is based on Cortex-M0 Core, and is characterised by its low power usage, fast speed and high efficiency. It can upgrade firmware via the network. It has an autoMDI/MDIX, RJ45 port with 10/100Mbps, and serial port baud rate from 600bps to 460.8Kbps. X-factor • Under TCP server mode, the number of clients ranges from one to 16; the default number is four
Emaar Impex Pvt Ltd