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March 2006

Executive Interview

RTC Interviews Len Crane, President and CEO, VersaLogic

RTC: PC/104 was first developed sometime in the late 1980s and formally standardized in 1992, making it one of the longest surviving bus architectures (except for VME). And, it’s Read More...

Industry Insider

Industry Insider

Tom: I want to congratulate you and RTC for your January issue. It was a marvelous piece of fiction, punctuated by your telecom editorial, and the letters from “Slick” Read More...

Industry Insight

DSPs, Microprocessors and FPGAs in Control

As embedded technology proliferates in electronic devices used for control, it is becoming increasingly difficult for engineers to decide which technology they should select for their nRead More...

DSPs + FPGAs Provide Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Solution

Until recently, many inspection and control systems have required a human in the loop to provide the actual inspection. However, due to the inefficiency, and sometimes ineffectiveness, Read More...

Industry Watch

PMCs: They’re the Real Thing

The PCI Mezzanine Card is rapidly achieving prominence as the key element in any system solution. It delivers high performance and wide-ranging functionality in a form that is cost-effeRead More...

Software & Development Tools

Evaluating Real-Time Operating Systems for DSP

DSP applications are becoming more complicated with the addition of system control and communications functions formerly relegated to microcontrollers. Yesterday’s monolithic asseRead More...

Solutions Engineering

EPIC Express: A Bridge to the Future for High-Performance I/O

A technical evolution is propelling PCI Express to become the wave of the future for high-performance I/O in industrial/embedded applications. PCI Express provides a high-speed, high-peRead More...

PCI Express Stacks Up in High-End Embedded Applications

Years ago, the x86 personal computer got an I/O performance boost when the ISA bus width doubled from 8 bits to 16 bits. The first-generation bus architecture transitioned from CGA to VRead More...

Technology in Context

DDS Over Ethernet Simplifies Industrial Automation

Industrial automation (IA) typically has many elements gathering information and feeding that data to other elements that make decisions and control processes. The traditional approach Read More...

Real-Time Ethernet is Reaching the Field for Industrial Control

In 2003, about 30 years after the first developments on Ethernet by Xerox (later standardized as IEEE 802.3), the IEC in Geneva developed the standardization process for Real-Time EtherRead More...

EtherCAT: A Real-Time Industrial Fieldbus on Ethernet

A number of Ethernet fieldbus solutions use fieldbus masters to send Ethernet packets to individual fieldbus slaves, or broadcast to a group of fieldbus slaves. This usually takes the fRead More...