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Medical Equipment Compliance for Servo Drives From ADVANCED Motion Controls
11/14/07 — Medical equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) producing technology for treatment, diagnostics or closely related support services are increasingly relying on motion control for precision movements. Inherently, drives and drive systems are required to meet stringent requirements that comply with regulations imposed by the FDA and FCC. These standards are beyond those set…

ACS Motion Control’s Multi-Axis Motion Controller Series Supports Sub-Nanometer Resolution
11/09/07 — ACS Motion Control, an international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine controllers and integrated control modules, has developed an advanced, stand alone multi-axis motion controller that provides high resolution and high-speed motion without compromising accuracy and throughput. Designated the SPiiPlus SA Series, the stand alone motion controller supports a…

Lumedyne Technologies Receives Award for “Outstanding Commercialization Success”
11/08/07 — Lumedyne Technologies (formerly Omega Sensors) has been awarded “Outstanding Commercialization Success” by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. This award is in recognition of the company’s commercialization efforts of a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometer technology developed by SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego; a research laboratory of the U.S. Navy.…

Freescale Leverages Power Architecture Technology to Evolve Robotic, Kiosk and Unmanned Vehicle Capa
10/08/07 — Freescale Semiconductor has released the MPC8610 integrated host processor - a high performance device based on Power Architecture(TM) technology. The MPC8610 helps robots see and navigate in 3D space, enables touch screen kiosks to recognize voices and facial features, and allows cockpit controls to display images with outstanding resolution. This…

DSPnano© Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s 16 bit dsPIC® DSCs and PIC24 MCUs
08/31/07 — RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of DSPnano Version 2 for the 16 bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and PIC 24 microcontroller (MCU) families from Microchip Technology [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading supplier of microcontroller and analog semicondutors. DSPnano…

NavCom Announces the Release of StarControl(TM), Easily Configure and Monitor NavCom’s GPS Receivers
08/13/07 — NavCom Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), announced the release of StarControl, a utility designed to adapt commercially available handheld controller solutions and programs to support NavCom GPS receivers. With StarControl, users are now able to: -- Support multiple off-the-shelf Windows-based handheld controller devices to…

Boston Engineering Launches Modular Electronics Platform that Streamlines Mobile Device Prototyping
08/10/07 — The new FlexStack™ Modular Electronics Platform from Boston Engineering Corporation promises to help manufacturing companies streamline prototyping or jump-start deployment of any small, portable battery-powered devices—particularly electronics, medical devices, robotics or sensors—by offering a quickly configurable, stackable bus architecture in an embedded hardware solution. Based on the Analog Devices Blackfin®…

Bae Systems Develops Human-In-The-Loop Simulation Capabilities For Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicles
07/31/07 — BAE Systems engineers in Santa Clara have developed a human-in-the-loop simulation capability to support the design of Hybrid Electric Drive systems for future vehicles. BAE Systems has been using modeling and simulation capabilities for more than two decades in the development and integration of combat vehicles and technology, and now…

FANUC Robotics Introduces iRVision, an Intelligent, Easy-to-Use Integrated Robot Vision Option
07/20/07 — FANUC Robotics America, Inc. has introduced iRVision(TM), an easy to use, integrated robot vision option for the new FANUC R-J3iC Controller. The iRVision System is the company’s first built-in vision package that is available on all R-J3iC Controllers, providing customers a single source for robot guidance or process feedback. The…

Revell Selects SolidWorks Software for 3D CAD Technology of VEXplorer System
07/05/07 — Revell, in conjunction with Innovation First, has teamed with SolidWorks Corporation, the leader in 3D CAD technology, as its software provider for the company’s VEXplorer robotics system. The partnership means that with every purchase of VEXplorer, users will also recieve a copy of the SolidWorks Student Design Kit, which features…

Wind River Carrier-Grade Linux Goes to Space
06/25/07 — Wind River Systems, Inc., (NADSAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that it has been selected by Honeywell Aerospace to support the development of NASA’s New Millennium Program Space Technology 8 (ST8) Dependable Multiprocessor. The contract marks the first time a Linux platform has been…

Magmotor Releases New High Performance NEMA 23 Brushless Motor
06/22/07 — A new compact high performance 8 pole brushless DC motor from Magmotor is well suited for robotic drive systems, medical equipment, and other automation applications where high torque to weight ratio and efficiency are important. The motor is capable of 20% more torque than a standard 4-pole servo motor configuration…

Microchip Technology Adds The MathWorks Plug-ins to Free MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment
02/19/07 — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced that, through its close collaboration with The MathWorks, Inc., a leading developer of technical computing and Model-Based Design software, Microchip’s popular MPLAB® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) now features a free plug-in for The MathWorks MATLAB®, Simulink® and…

Real-Time Systems GmbH presents Real-Time Hypervisor Software
02/18/07 — Real-Time Systems GmbH (RTS), a leader in real-time software development, today announced their Real-Time Hypervisor software. The software enables real-time operating systems (RTOS), such as Wind River VxWorks®, to run simultaneously with a general purpose operating system (GPOS), for example Linux, on a single hardware platform while ensuring real-time behavior…

Controlbot Makes Patented Robotics Control Technology Available for License
02/08/07 — The Controlbot™ division of sensor company CliniSense announced that its core Controlbot robotics control technology (patents 6,658,325; 7,096,090; and 7,174,238) is now available for license to interested robotics companies. Controlbot SBDRL (Short-range, Bi-Directional, Digital Radio Link) technology allows Internet-controlled robots to interact with local RFID tags, Bluetooth™ devices, Zigbee™ devices,…

VIA Announces Comprehensive Support for Microsoft Robotics Studio
02/04/07 — VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced full support for Microsoft Robotics Studio, a new Windows-based environment that simplifies the creation of robotics applications, across all VIA processor platforms and the acclaimed range of ultra compact VIA EPIA mainboards.…

Braintech Joins Microsoft’s Robotics Studio Partner Program
02/04/07 — Braintech Inc. (BRHI - OTCBB), a leading provider of Vision Guided Robotic ("VGR") software technologies, announced that it has signed an agreement to join Microsoft Robotics Studio Partner Program, ("MSRSPP"). The program recently announced by Microsoft, (NasdaqGS: MSFT), is designed to support key companies that plan to develop, integrate and…

VIA Announces EPIA Mini-ITX Platform for x86 Consumer Electronics
01/20/07 — VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, announced the VIA EPIA EX-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the first of VIA’s compact platforms to feature the new VIA CX700M2 system media processor. Powered by the highly efficient 1.5GHz or fanless 1.0GHz VIA C7® processor,…




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