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New Device Targets Precise IEEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clocks
02/26/08 — Imsys has announced new device - the IM3240 - to complement its product range for IEEE1588 clock synchronization. Precise time with nanosecond accuracy, synchronized to UTC, in the past required expensive cesium or rubidium clocks. With the advent of IEEE 1588 in combination with GPS and Imsys IM3240 MCU, synchronized…

Unison SoC Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s 32-bit PIC32® Microcontrollers
02/25/08 — Tiny Tiny Embedded POSIX RTOS for PIC32 MCU Family RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of UnisonTM Version 4 for the 32 bit PIC32® micro-controller (MCU) family from Microchip Technology [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading supplier of micro-controllers and analog…

Sun Brings Innovative Sun SPOT Sensors to Open Source Community
02/23/08 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced open sourcing of the Sun Small Programmable Object Technology (Sun SPOT), a Sun Microsystems Laboratories research project. The open source release of the versatile Java technology-based Sun SPOT platform will include hardware, software and the Squawk Virtual Machine. In addition, Sun announced discounted…

Cognex Offers Hardware-Independent Vision Software
02/21/08 — The world’s leading machine vision software can now be used with any camera or image source. It’s now easier than ever to get started with a trial version of the VisionPro® 5.0 software available for download from the new Cognex web site. Powerful acquisition software in VisionPro provides pre-configured, tightly…

Microchip Technology Adds Flash Data Memory to the Baseline PIC® Microcontroller Architecture
02/21/08 — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the first two Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages.  These additions supplement the variety of integrated low pin count microcontrollers in the Baseline PIC microcontroller family.  With…

Skilligent Announces New Computer Vision Product
02/18/08 — Skilligent LLC has announced a new computer vision product designed for robotic applications.  Skilligent Computer Vision system is a software component which implements powerful object recognition and object tracking algorithms. The system is specifically designed for robotics applications including the object recognition and tracking, image stabilization, visual-based servoing, human-to-machine interaction…

Robust Control Software Tools from ACS Motion Control Minimize Application Development Time
01/30/08 — ACS Motion Control, an international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine controllers and integrated control modules, has developed powerful, user-friendly motion control software that features simulation and motion machine interface (MMI) tools to minimize setup, tuning and programming time for motion control applications. Designated Application Development Kit (ADK), the…

Innovation First Announces Introduction of ROBOTC Programming for VEX Robotics
01/18/08 — First, Inc., a leader in educational and competitive robotics products, announced that the ROBOTC programming language will now be compatible with their VEX Robotics Design System. ROBOTC is a C programming language, for engineering, programming and robotics education, developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy team. ROBOTC provides an operating…

3DV Systems Announces ZCAM™, Low Cost Real-Time Depth Sensing Camera
01/14/08 — 3DV Systems, an Israel based technology firm focused on sophisticated imaging technologies, has announced ZCam™, a low cost 3D PC camera that senses depth in real-time. 3DV’s new camera has the potential to radically change human-machine interfaces with its fine gesture recognition capability, in industries such as computing, consumer electronics,…

Software Helps Mars Rovers Find Winter Havens
12/13/07 — Ohio State University researcher Ron Li and his research team are developing new navigation software for NASA that will make it easier for the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity to find safe haven while they wait out the Martian winters. by Pam Frost Gorder New software is helping NASA find…

VIA Launches ARTiGO Builder Kit for the Pico-ITX
12/13/07 — VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of x86 silicon and platform solutions, launched VIA ARTiGO, a DIY builder kit for enthusiasts wanting to build an ultra compact personal computer. Designed by the creators of the Pico-ITX form factor, the VIA ARTiGO Builder Kit offers consumers a more sophisticated DIY experience.…

NIST Measures Performance of Auto Crash Warning Systems
12/07/07 — Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed and tested a laser-based ranging system to assess the performance of automobile collision warning systems. Researchers in industry and at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be able to use the NIST technology to accelerate the development…

Express Logic Unveils ThreadX® RTOS for Microchip Technology’s PIC32 32-bit Microcontroller Famil
11/21/07 — Express Logic, Inc., the leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the availability of its ThreadX® RTOS for the new PIC32 microcontroller family from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors. In August, Express Logic announced its ThreadX/MCU Edition for Microchip’s 16-bit…

New Release of Free Engineer’s Design Tool, Motortec STP Plus, Assists in Motor Evaluation
11/21/07 — Groschopp, Inc. announced the release of Version 1.4 of MOTORTEC™ STP, its Speed, Torque and Power Calculator that is available for free download from the Groschopp website effective immediately. Ron Didier, Groschopp’s Vice President of Engineering, is the author of MOTORTEC STP PLUS, which was originally released in January 2006.…

National Instruments and QNX Software Systems Deliver Measurement-Quality Analog I/O to OEMs
11/21/07 — National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) and QNX Software Systems announced an OEM evaluation bundle of software and hardware that reduces the barrier to entry for engineers and scientists using graphical system design to create embedded devices that require measurement-quality analog I/O. The new bundle features a low-cost USB data acquisition device from…

Objective Interface Systems Announces Complete Middleware Solutions for Robotics
11/21/07 — Objective Interface Systems (OIS), provider of the most widely deployed communications middleware for real-time and embedded systems, today announced the OIS Robotics Platform, a complete communications infrastructure which simplifies development and sets a new security standard for robotics systems. Robotic systems are growing increasingly complex, from autonomous security robots and…

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…




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