Mentor Graphics is implementing the first phase of their Xpedition PCB flow to address the increasing complexity of advanced systems designs. The platform provides advanced technologies to enable design and verification of 3D rigid-flex structures, and to automate layout of high-speed topologies with advanced constraints. The Xpedition rigid-flex technology enables a streamlined design process from initial stack-up creation through manufacturing. Complex rigid and flex PCBs can be designed in a fully supported 3D design and verification environment, resulting in a correct-by-construction methodology for optimum reliability and product quality.
Integration with HyperLynx high-speed analysis technology enables optimization of signal and power integrity across complex rigid-flex stack-up structures. For fabrication preparation, the PCB flow provides all flex and rigid information using the ODB++ common data format, communicating the finished board intent to the fabricator.
The new release also features Xpedition xPCB Layout, an advanced layout automation to address increasing complexity in high-speed designs and emerging guidelines for high-end computing chip-sets. The Xpedition flow for flex/rigid-flex and automated high-speed design layout is available today.
ADLINK Technology's latest network appliance, the CSA-7200, with 8 NIM slots and five 2.5" HDD drive bays, expands configuration possibilities. Based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3/v4 workstation platform, the product offers a highly scalable design in a 2U rackmount form factor for packet inspection, firewall, load balancer, network monitoring, security gateway and voice gateway applications. The device includes three hot-swappable 2.5" SATA drive bays, and two M.2 PCIe/SATA solid-state drives for extra storage. Eight NIM expansion slots and six different NIMs, as well as two 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports, one RJ-45 serial port, two USB 3.0 ports and one VGA port, are also included. The Xeon E5 processor with Intel C610 chipset renders up to 30 MB of L2 cache, and twelve DIMM sockets provide up to 384 GB of DDR4 ECC memory. Performing data packet inspection for network data transfer, the product integrates Wind River Titanium Server, as well as other open source software including DPDK, Open vSwitch and nDPI.
As part of the MICA platform, the CSA-7200 offers additional options for configuration. Computing, storage and I/O resources are modularized for flexibility and then recombined as needed for a specific application. Network appliances based on MICA assimilate the latest Internet data center technologies, yet also integrate aspects of traditional ICT.
Texas Instruments' multiport USB Type-C and Power Delivery Minidock Reference Design (TIDA-01243) provides audio, USB data, power and video support. The reference design presents a fully tested, verified plan for a 2" x 4" dock, and can be powered by a traditional power adapter, USB Type-C adapter or notebook computer.
At the core is the TPS65982 USB Type-C and PD controller. All ICs within the design, including port controllers, data multiplexers, dc/dc converters, load switches, FETs, signal conditioners and circuit protection, are compliant with the current USB Type-C and PD standards. The TPS65982 enables dual-role port USB Type-C functionality, capable of delivering 60 W of power and supporting DisplayPort Alternate Mode and USB data transmission. The design also features the TPS65986 USB Type-C and PD controller, HD3SS3212 SuperSpeed multiplexer, TUSB321 dual-role port controller and HD3SS460 Alternate Mode multiplexer, which work together to provide dual-role port capability for power, data and video transfer.
The USB Type-C and Power Delivery Minidock with Video and Charging Support Reference Design (TIDA-01243) is available for download now. The USB-CTM-MINIDK-EVM is also available today for $499.
Keysight Technologies is extending its One-Stop Calibration Services to include non-Keysight equipment. The services ensure ongoing accuracy and availability of test assets, as well as electrical, physical, dimensional and optical equipment from virtually any manufacturer. Keysight is also expanding its offering of high-performance PXI and AXIe instruments and reference solutions. Using benchtop, modular or a combination, the products deliver proven test configurations for critical applications such as 5G, PA/FEM, EW threat simulations and digital interconnect test. The new offerings include:
– The M9019A 18-slot Gen 3 chassis, controller, I/O components and external PC option PXIe system components boosts system bandwidth by at least 2x more than a typical Gen 2 chassis.
– The 4-slot M9421A PXIe vector transceiver and the M9111A PXIe high-speed SMU improve test throughput, reduce the overall footprint and are built for production test and design validation of next-generation PA/FEMs. Covering frequencies from 60 MHz to 6 GHz, with modulation and analysis bandwidth up to 160 MHz, the VXT supports FPGA-accelerated measurements and includes software supporting analog demodulation, noise figure, and cellular and wireless connectivity formats. The SMU changes voltage, stabilizes and accurately measures µA, in less than 1 ms.
– A new Digital Interconnect Test reference solution features the PXI VNA with full cross-bar s-parameter calibration of 32-ports up to 26.5 GHz.
Tektronix' new IsoVu Measurement System uses an electro-optic sensor to convert input signals to optical modulation, electrically isolating the device-under-test from a Tektronix oscilloscope. The platform incorporates four separate lasers, an optical sensor, five optical fibers, and sophisticated feedback and control techniques. For power devices involving GaN and SiC technologies, superior common mode rejection is a critical advantage that makes signals, previously buried in common mode noise, now visible. The optically isolated measurement system offers 1 Million:1 (120 dB) CMRR up to 100 MHz and 10,000:1 (80 dB) CMRR at 1 GHz.
Small differential signals (5 mV - 50 V) can be accurately measured in the presence of large common mode voltages from dc to 1 GHz, and the common mode voltage capability will not de-rate over bandwidth. IsoVu technology is available in 6 models of the TIVM Series Isolated Measurement Systems with 200 MHz, 500 MHz and 1 GHz bandwidth configurations with either 3 m or 10 m fiber optic cable lengths. The 10 m cable option offers the same performance specifications as the 3 m option, while also allowing systems to be moved away from the interference and radiated emissions of the device under test. Priced starting at $12,000, the IsoVu Measurement System is now shipping.
The Thunder3 PCIe Box is designed by Akitio to provide an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers where there is either not enough space to install another PCIe card, or on systems such as laptops where there previously was no option to add a PCIe card. The screw-less PCIe box features a 1x16 slot that supports half-length, full-height, double width cards. The 1x16 PCIe slot supplies up to 25 W of power to the card. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports provide daisy chaining of up to 6 devices, such as Akitio's Thunder3 Duo Pro dual-bay, Thunder3 Quad 4-bay or Thunder3 PCIe SSD storages, with a data transfer rate of up to 2,500 MB/s.
The four PCIe Gen3 lanes and the Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of transfer rates up to 40 Gbps. Sony Vegas and Adobe Premier users can edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content. The box can be daisy chained to other Thunderbolt 3 devices. The empty Thunder3 PCIe Box will be available in August 2016 with an MSRP of $299.99, and includes a 40 Gbps 0.5 m Thunderbolt 3 cable.
Microsemi's mainstream Flashtec NVMe2108 and NVMe2104 devices provide eight and four channel PCIe NVMe controllers, enabling enterprises and data centers to realize power effective high capacity SSDs. The second generation PCIe devices offer mainstream capacity, performance and power while maintaining architectural consistency and enterprise features from its current controllers. The controllers are capable of supporting capacities of greater than 7 TB, a DDR4 interface capable of supporting 8 GB and higher, dual-port, SRIS, end-end data protection and M.2 form factor support using the four channel product.
Since the controller performs all flash management operations on-chip and consumes negligible host processing and memory resources, it can also be used for host based FTL implementations. The 8 channel version is optimized for U.2 and HHHL, while the four channel option can also support M.2 form factors. The mature architecture optimizes power for mainstream, while preserving enterprise features like dual-port, SRIS and end-end data protection. Advanced ECC enables support of current and future generations of Toggle and ONFI NAND. Flashtec NVMe2108 and NVMe2104 controllers are sampling now.
The SharpSwitch PCIE-9205 PCIe intelligent network interface card from Artesyn Embedded eliminates the need for an external load balancer in wireless, communications, broadcast and streaming media applications. An Intel Xeon D series processor and Intel Ethernet multi-host controller (code name Red Rock Canyon) provide dual 100G Ethernet interfaces and 100G switch, and suit the card for low power, dense computing applications.
By focusing on the minimal requirements for typical applications, and building on top of Intel DPDK, Artesyn has designed an accelerated virtual switch. By using the interface card as an Open vSwitch accelerator, the vast majority of the available processor cycles in the system can be used for payload Vms.
The SharpSwitch PCIE-9205 PCIe intelligent network interface card is optimized to work in Artesyn’s MaxCore PCIe platforms which leverage off-the-shelf PCIe cards to create very low latency and low OpEx systems for applications such as vRAN, mini-CRAN, video transcode, VoLTE and security gateways.
Infineon Technologies' TLx496x series Hall sensors provide high ESD robustness and precise, stable magnetic switching points while consuming no more than 1.6 mA (5 V versions consume 1.4 mA). While meeting the requirements of compact designs, all of the sensors have an integrated Hall element, a voltage regulator, choppers, an oscillator and an output driver.
The TLE496x-xM series is suitable for automotive applications with an operating voltage of 3.0 V to 5.5 V, which generally are not exposed to overcurrent. Target applications are all systems that need a precise Hall switch or Hall latch for an expanded temperature range of -40°C to 170°C. The TLE496x-xM is typically used in power windows and sunroofs, trunk locks, windshield wipers, seatbelts, camshafts and shift levers.
The TLI496x-xM series is functionally the same as the TLE496x-xM but is specified for a temperature range of -40°C to 125°C and is JESD47 qualified. The TLI496x-xM sensors find typical use in BLDC motors, PC fans, electric drives in building automation and in the detection of open/close states in white goods and building security.
TLV496x-xTA/B versions have a power consumption of 1.6 mA and an ESD protection up to 4 kVH HBM. Available as latch and switch-type sensors, TLx496x series Hall sensors are specifically developed for contactless positioning.
Enova Technology's 10th generation X-Wall MX+ hardware security solution for Microsoft EHDD has built-in TCG Opal 2.0 capability to transform SATA disks or SSDs to an Opal 2.0 compliant drive. When working in conjunction with another built-in IEEE1667 firmware, the product can transform any number or capacity of standard SATA disks or SSD’s into an eDrive, wherein Microsoft BitLocker can manage and configure it, through the software interface of the IEEE1667 and Opal 2.0. In this application it can be configured as either a boot drive, a data drive, or a portable USB3.0/3.1 drive.
The product can be configured to perform in-line 6 Gbps full disk encryption with AES CBC/XTS 256-bit strength protecting entire drive in Data-at-Rest mode. With add-on software components, the security device can be configured to perform file level encryption, encrypting Data-in-Motion such that files stored in the Cloud storage remain MX+ hardware encrypted. Armed with built-in RSA 2048, HMAC, CMAC, AES ECB/XTS/CBC, SHA256, Hash_DRBG and TRNG, the X-Wall MX+ is able to generate signature, sign and verify each identity.
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