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Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to connect devices to a host computer. USB was designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket and to improve plug and play capabilities by allowing hot swapping; that is, by allowing devices to be connected and disconnected without rebooting the computer or turning off the device. Other convenient features include providing power to low-consumption devices, eliminating the need for an external power supply; and allowing many devices to be used without requiring manufacturer-specific device drivers to be installed.

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Newest Embedded Technology Used by Industry Leaders

10 GigE Switches Provide IP Carrier Class Routing on 6U cPCI, VME and VPX A family of switches supports jumbo frames, full-wire speed Layer 2 bridging as well as Layer 3 UnicastRead More...

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Series of Ten Multifunction USB Analog Output Modules Starts at Under $300

Series of Ten Multifunction USB Analog Output Modules Starts at under $300 A line of 12- and 16-bit USB I/O modules for use in data acquisition and control—the USB-AO series fromRead More...

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Code Base Growth, Safety-Critical Requirements Driving Static Analysis Market Recently published research by VDC Research indicates that embedded software engineers using a staticRead More...

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USB Data Acquisition Processor for High-Speed Simultaneous Sampling

A new semi-autonomous data acquisition system can—after programming—run independently from its host PC. PC software communicates with, configures and controls the system, but xDAP 7400Read More...

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Latest Xeon Processors on New 6U cPCI Boards

One of the first product ranges to feature the quad core 2.13 GHz Intel Xeon processor L5518 or the dual core 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon processor L5508, is a new family of 6U CompactPCIRead More...

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Products & Technology

Radio-via-Ethernet Board for Streaming Audio without a PC A ready-to-go answer for integrating an Internet radio solution that will play streaming audio without the need for aRead More...

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Standards: The Bedrock of the Small Form Factor Community

A common thread that runs through virtually all the significant embedded technologies of the past 20 years is their emergence from an independent industry standards organization.Read More...

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A Framework for Safe Motion Control Firmware

Developing firmware for motion control systems can be a tricky business. Strict accuracy and repeatability combine with user safety to present a challenging set of requirements. How doRead More...

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The Embedded Smart Car: USB

One of my favorite possessions is my 1997 Firebird TransAm. It is red and very fast with a big V8, a six speed, racing tires and heavy-duty suspension. When the T-top is open, you canRead More...

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Toward a Unified Framework for Embedded Modules

In April of 2008, the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) unveiled a new modular standard for stackable expansion of single board computers. The SFF-SIG’s new standard,Read More...

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USB 3.0 Boosts Speed 10x, Broadens Embedded-Systems Applicability

USB has become the interface of choice for many PC and consumer products, having reached an installed base of more than six billion units and counting. It is the ubiquitousRead More...

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Newest Embedded Technology Used by Industry Leaders

Industrial USB to Four RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 Serial Communication Ports A new serial communication adapter offers users the choice of four field selectable RS-232, RS-422, orRead More...

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USB and StackableUSB: Enabling Efficiency and Scaling for Embedded Designs

Board-level system designers have benefited from Moore’s Law of exponential improvement in size, cost, density and speed over the years as processor boards have packed more horsepowerRead More...

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USB Offers Many Choices for Use in Embedded Systems

USB is not a peer-to-peer protocol like Ethernet. One USB device, called the USB host, acts as the master. Other USB devices, called USB devices or USB peripherals, act as slaves. TheRead More...

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800 kHz per Channel, Simultaneous USB Data Acquisition Module

A multifunction, high-throughput, simultaneous USB data acquisition module allows the user to sample six analog input channels independently at up to 800 KHz per channel. The DT9816-SRead More...

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USB I/O for the Embedded OEM

With the advent of the serial interconnect such as PCI Express and USB, the most obvious reaction and approach for designing new I/O has been to continue with just offering a connectorRead More...

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Products & Technology

Extreme Rugged Methodology Comes to Mid-Range ETX As part of an initiative to extend its Extreme Rugged product lines, Adlink Technology has announced the first new Ampro byRead More...

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32nm Intel Core i7 Microarchitecture-Based Rugged VME64x SBC

A new high-performance VME64x single board computer (SBC) utilizes the new 32nm dual-core Intel Core i7-610E processor. The SVME/DMV-1905 from Curtiss-Wright Controls EmbeddedRead More...

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USB Data Acquisition Module with ISO-Channel Technology for Harsh Conditions

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Multicore Microcontroller Family Doubles Real-Time Performance of USB-Equipped Variants

Three new USB-equipped multicore microcontroller products address the processing and interfacing needs of a broad range of embedded applications. The new products from Xmos are theRead More...

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New RISC Embedded Computer Offers Rich I/O and Windows CE 6.0

New RISC Embedded Computer Offers Rich I/O and Windows CE 6.0 RISC computing power is delivered in a compact, rugged package and packed with a wealth of I/O features and using theRead More...

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PCIe? USB? Sorting Out Two COM / SFF Design Decisions

Among all the bus types available in most COM specifications, only USB and PCI Express (PCIe) are well supported, high-level buses, with plug-and-play and excellent interoperability. ARead More...

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USB-PET Protocol and Electrical Tester Includes “On the Go” Testing

A new USB protocol and electrical tester is capable of performing the suite of tests defined in the USB Implementers Forum, Inc.’s “Battery Charging, USB On-The-Go and Embedded HostRead More...

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Microcontrollers Integrate USB and Large RAM for Throughput and Data Buffering

A four-member microcontroller integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM. This large RAM enables the buffering of sizeable amounts of data andRead More...

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Data Acquisition with up to 128-Channels of USB Analog I/O and Flexible Signal Conditioning

A highly integrated multifunction data acquisition and control system offers an attractive solution for adding portable, easy-to-install high-speed analog and digital I/ORead More...

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Hybrid Flat Panel USB Controller Board – Ethernet and Wireless

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COM Express Module Boasts Quad-Core Processor, USB 3.0 and Digital Display Interfaces

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8/16-Channel Thermocouple/Voltage Input USB Data Acquisition Module

A series of touch screen HMIs offers built-in Ethernet communications, advanced alarming/recipe/data logging capabilities and live video input/display capabilities. By allowing directRead More...

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USB to RS-485 Serial Adapter For Extreme Environments

A new single-port USB to RS-485 serial adapter incorporates a ruggedized, overmolded enclosure to offer fast, reliable serial communication for even the toughest environments,Read More...

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USB Data Acquisition: Up to 2M Samples per Second per Channel

A data acquisition system incorporates a high-speed sampling mode of up to 2M samples per second for each channel and is CE compliant, making it suitable for applications in theRead More...

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USB to RS-485 Serial Adapter for Extreme Environments

A new single-port USB to RS-485 serial adapter incorporates a ruggedized, overmolded enclosure to offer fast, reliable serial communication for even the toughest environments,Read More...

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High-Res Dynamic Signal Acquisition Module for Audio and Acoustic Testing

  A dynamic signal acquisition module for USB features high-performance, 24-bit resolution and is specifically designed for audio testing, acoustic measurement and vibration analysisRead More...

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High Speed, Isolated, USB Data Acquisition Module with two Simultaneous A/D Channels at 10 MHz

A high-speed simultaneous USB data acquisition module features isolated, high-speed USB data acquisition at throughput rates up to 10 MHz. With the DT9862 from Data Translation,Read More...

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Next-Generation USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controller

  A second-generation single-chip solution for USB 3.0 flash drives offers enhanced performance using today’s popular flash memories. The VL751 from Via Labs has been certified by theRead More...

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Simultaneous USB DAQ Module with Throughput to 800kHz

A high-speed, high-performance simultaneous USB data acquisition module is a completely isolated high-speed USB module providing simultaneous analog inputs at up to 800 KHz perRead More...

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Multifunction USB Modules for Low-Cost Data Acquisition

Equipped with built-in signal conditioning, a family of USB-powered Plug and Play USB DAQ modules delivers easy connection and accurate results for both portable measurement andRead More...

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4-Port and 2-Port USB 3.0 Host Controllers Broaden Choices

Two new SuperSpeed USB Host controllers have achieved SuperSpeed USB certification by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The certification of Via Labs VL800 4-port and the VL801Read More...

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Steve Jobs

The first time I actually met Steve Jobs was back around 1978 or 1979 at a Regis McKenna reception. Regis McKenna was the premier Silicon Valley advertising and PR agency of the day.Read More...

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Fast Serial Interconnects— Will They Bypass Embedded or Bring it Along?

It has long been a truism that a great deal of embedded technology has derived from things originally developed for the PC. A big factor in this has, of course, been cost. Once anRead More...

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Fanless Dual-Core Computing and USB 3.0 Come to Thin Embedded Devices

A new Em-ITX form factor board combines rich I/O with advanced multimedia capabilities. Partnered with a new industrial chassis kit, the VIA EITX-3002 from Via Technologies provides aRead More...

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USB to SPI Protocol Converter Provides Simple Way to Add USB to Existing Designs

Billed as a simple, small-footprint and cost-effective option for adding USB-Certified connectivity to SPI-based systems, a new protocol converter from Microchip technology alsoRead More...

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Rugged Four-Port USB Hub Features Extended Temperature

A rugged, industrial-strength four-port industry/military grade USB hub features extended temperature operation (-40° to 85°C), high retention USB connectors, and an industrial steelRead More...

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USB 2.0 Transceiver Series Compatible with Multi or Single Mode Optics

A new series of USB 2.0 transceivers allows any USB 2.0 device to be transmitted through a fiber cable network and fulfill longer distance requirements. These distances will certifyRead More...

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Portable Strain- and Bridge-Based USB Measurement Module

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3U CompactPCI Serial Board Transfers 5 Gbit/s per Port on USB 3.0

A 3U CompactPCI Serial peripheral board incorporates four front-end USB 3.0 host interfaces, used to either connect fast USB 3.0 devices or to extend the 2.0 USB interfaces of the CPURead More...

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USB Portfolio with Fifteen New 8-bit MCUs

A line of certified full-speed USB 2.0 Device PIC microcontrollers features three new enhanced midrange 8-bit families comprised of 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with upRead More...

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Platform for USB 3.0 Development Goes Beyond Traditional Stacks

Stacks are no longer enough for reliable, extensible development and deployment of USB 3.0 according to MCCI Corporation. USB 3.0, now in Microsoft Windows 8 and Apple OS X MountainRead More...

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USB 3.0 Brings New Connection Capabilities to System Design

USB 3.0 has hit mass production. Not only is it mainstream in PCs, with support from Microsoft, Apple and Intel as a standard feature of mainstream products, it’s quickly migratingRead More...

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USB DAQ Module Family Features High-Voltage I/O Functionality

Two new isolated USB digital I/O modules are suitable for I/O expansion or portable applications. Both the USB-7230 and USB-7250 models from Adlink Technology feature enhancedRead More...

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Programmable USB2 Controller Hubs with Simultaneous Support for USB2 and HSIC, Low-Power Modes

Microchip Technology has announced the expansion of its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio. The seven new UCH2 ICs across three families provide programmability, enabling theRead More...

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Four-Channel 24-Bit USB-2405 Dynamic Signal Acquisition Module

A new four-channel USB 2.0 dynamic signal acquisition module has a built-in IEPE excitation current source that provides 2 mA on each AI channel. BNC connectors enable the USB-2405Read More...

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USB-Serial Bridge Controllers Integrate Touch Sensing and Battery-Charge Detection

A family of USB-Serial bridge controllers from Cypress Semiconductor provides dual-configurable serial channels for UART/SPI/I2C communication along with Cypress’ CapSense capacitiveRead More...

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Programmable USB Port Power Controllers for Active Connectors and 12W Charging

A new family of power controllers offers advanced USB-based charging capabilities for designing host devices, such as laptops, tablets, monitors, docking stations and printers, as wellRead More...

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USB Lab Instrument with Six-In-One Function

 the features of six devices in one USB-powered compact box: 2-channel 11-bit 2 MSa/sec 200 kHz oscilloscope, 2-channel spectrum analyzer, 2 MSa/s 8-bitRead More...

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Single-Chip Bridge Controller Eases Development for USB Connectivity Applications

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USB Multi-Sensor Module Measures Any Type of Sensor at Any of 8 Inputs

A new data acquisition module can measure any type of sensor. The DT9829 from Data Translation supports a broad array of sensor types including: thermocouples, RTDS and thermistors forRead More...

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Transceiver Offers Three-Year Battery Life for Wireless Human Interface Devices