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Trimble Week Number Rollover Details

Trimble Week Number Rollover Details

Trimble Week Number Rollover Details 

Trimble have brought to our attention an upcoming event that could affect the performance of their GPS devices.

The Problem

On April 6, 2019, there will be a GPS rollover that could affect all GPS / Timing units in the world, regardless of manufacturer.  

The Background

In addition to providing accurate location information, the Global Positioning System provides accurate timing information to many critical systems – power grid, communications, financial markets, emergency services, and industrial control to name a few. It also includes the ability to transmit the proper date and time to a receiver by supplying the receiver with the current week and the current number of seconds into the week. This allows the receiver to translate the date and time into a more typical format – day, month, year, and time of day.

However, the...

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Manufacturer:
Trimble
Published:
Thu, 28 Mar 2019

New Products

Insys MRO - Modular Industrial Router

Insys MRO - Modular Industrial Router

Latest technology and high performance combined in a compact housing characterise the professional routers of the new MRO series. The first devices of the series is the LTE router MRO-L200 that is also available as USA/Canada version (MRO-L210).

Besides its 4-port switch, an RS232 interface, as well as digital inputs and outputs, are available. With the integrated icom SmartBox, a Linux environment based on LXC technology, the router provides an operating system independent platform, for example for local storage and processing of data or executing further programs and scripts (edge computing).

Like all routers of INSYS icom, the devices of the MRO series are also characterised by high system stability, longevity and consistent user guidance. VPN, a stateful firewall and many other security features like event-based messages provide for security.

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Manufacturer:
Insys
Published:
Thu, 05 Sep 2019

Insys ECR - Modular Industrial Router

Insys ECR - Modular Industrial Router

The routers of the ECR series provide all important interfaces for realising extensive applications from remote services to IIoT. Both, the LAN and the LTE variant provide Wi-Fi for operation as an access point for local connection or as a client for integration into an IT infrastructure. The LTE version offers cellular redundancy via dual SIM and fall-back to HSPA and GSM. The ECR is also suitable for easy retrofit of existing plants due to its interfaces RS232 and RS485. The integrated digital I/Os extend the range of applications additionally. This VPN router can be mounted universally like the SCR and suitable for both, switch cabinets and small distribution boxes.

The icom SmartBox, an integrated Linux environment that enables to execute scripts and programs directly on the router, is also included besides the INSYS operating system icom OS.

With this, an ECR router can not onl...

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Manufacturer:
Insys
Published:
Thu, 05 Sep 2019

Insys MRX - Modular Industrial Router

Insys MRX - Modular Industrial Router

Changing demands requires flexible solutions. Modularity is the answer to this challenge. The new MRX industrial router series provides you with the necessary scope for developing future and investment-proof applications and adjust them if required. This results in an optimum cost/performance ratio and extended service life.

Like all routers of INSYS icom, this fully-modular platform is characterised by very high system stability, longevity and consistent user guidance. VPN, a stateful firewall and further IT security features are integrated. An integrated Linux programming environment: based on LXC technology allows executing programs and scripts on an MRX in the so-called icom SmartBox (edge computing).

The new MRX series is available in two basic variants, LAN and LTE, each in two housing widths. It can be tailored to the application using various plug-in cards (MRcards) that can...

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Manufacturer:
Insys
Published:
Thu, 05 Sep 2019

Connect Tech COM Express Type 10 PC Carrier

Connect Tech COM Express Type 10 PC Carrier

Connect Tech’s COM Express® Type 10 PC Connector Carrier is an extremely small carrier board featuring a combination of PC style connectors and locking pin header connectors. The carrier is a robust offering, with 2x USB 3.0 Type A ports, 6x USB 2.0 ports, 1x HDMI, 1x LVDS interface, and 2x GbE.

The COM Express Type 10 Carrier Board provides support for the latest generation of low-powered CPUs. It is ideal for space constrained applications and supports extended temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C.

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Manufacturer:
Connect Tech
Published:
Mon, 24 Jun 2019

Connect Tech COM Express Type 7 + GPU Embedded System

Connect Tech COM Express Type 7 + GPU Embedded System

The COM Express Type 7 + GPU Embedded System from Connect Tech combines Intel® Xeon® D (Server Class) and Intel® Atom™ C3000 x86 processors with high-end NVIDIA® Quadro® and Tesla® Graphics Processing Units (GPU) all into a small form factor embedded system. Choose from highest-end, highest-performance models or from low-powered models all ideal for high-end encode/decode video applications or GPGPU CUDA® processing, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications.

This embedded system exposes all of the latest generation interconnect including 10GbE and Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and 2.0, HDMI, SATA III, GPIO, I2C, M.2, miniPCIe. This embedded system uses PC-style connectors for ease of cabling and packaging

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Manufacturer:
Connect Tech
Published:
Mon, 24 Jun 2019

Kontron COMe-cWL6 (E2S) COM Express Compact 8th Gen

Kontron COMe-cWL6 (E2S) COM Express Compact 8th Gen

The new Kontron COMe-cWL6 (E2S) modules allow up to 24 GB of DDR4 memory; optionally they are available in Compact format with fast NVMe SSD for the first time. The new COMe is also ideally suited for harsh operating conditions in industrial environments. For example, rugged modules are available that can be used within a temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. The option with a soldered main memory (memory down) of up to 8 GB DDR4 ensures even more robustness. Kontron will also offer a screened E2 variant.

The COMe-cWL6 is ideally suited as a powerful successor for existing solutions, as it takes over their pin assignment and feature implementation. Typical applications include communication, digital signage, professional gaming and entertainment, medical imaging, surveillance and security, industrial edge computing as well as industrial plant-, machine- and robot-control at the ...

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Virtium StorFly mSATA SSDs - Industrial mSATA SLC/MLC SSD

Virtium StorFly mSATA SSDs - Industrial mSATA SLC/MLC SSD

StorFly® mSATA (MO-300) SSDs are optimal storage solutions for medical, networking and embedded applications that require high performance in a small form factor.

StorFly mSATA offers a superior solution for system designs that implement SATA connectivity over a widely-used socket that has the added benefit of industry-standard clamping mechanism, making them ideal for wearable or vehicle computers and other high shock and vibration applications.

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Manufacturer:
Virtium
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Virtium StorFly 2.5 SATA SSDs - Industrial SATA SLC/MLC SSD

Virtium StorFly 2.5 SATA SSDs - Industrial SATA SLC/MLC SSD

StorFly® 25 2.5 inch SATA SSDs are ideal for industrial automation, networking, server, blade and medical applications that require high performance in an industry-standard 2.5” form factor. They are ideal as rugged alternatives to 2.5” HDDs and are also used in many military and ruggedized portable computers and data recorders.

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Manufacturer:
Virtium
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Virtium StorFly CFast SATA SSDs - Industrial SATA SLC/MLC SSD

Virtium StorFly CFast SATA SSDs - Industrial SATA SLC/MLC SSD

StorFly® CFast SATA SSDs match the storage requirements of industrial automation, networking and medical applications that demand high performance in a small, framed form factor.

CFast is the same footprint as a CompactFlash, but offers a plug-in SATA interface. CFast SSDs can be used in either fixed or removable devices, but unlike moving to SD, most ATA-based software can be directly leveraged into new SATA CFast designs.

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Manufacturer:
Virtium
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Diamond Systems Jethro - I/O Rich carrier for NVidia Jetson

Diamond Systems Jethro - I/O Rich carrier for NVidia Jetson

Jethro offers a compact, low-cost solution for the implementation of high-performance computing solutions based on the NVidia Jetson TX2/TX2i computer modules. Jethro provides access to most I/O features of the Jetson modules, including camera, Ethernet, USB, and serial. In addition, it features a unique data acquisition circuit with analogue input, analogue output, and digital I/O to enable Jethro to interface to the "real world" of analogue and digital sensors and controls.

All I/O on Jethro uses latching connectors for increased resistance to shock and vibration. This plus an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C make Jethro an ideal choice for deploying Jetson computing technology in vehicle or outdoor environments.

Diamond provides a complete Linux BSP for Jethro with built-in support for all I/O including the data acquisition features. A GUI provides convenient real...

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Manufacturer:
DSC
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Diamond Systems Ziggy - Low-cost system for NVidia Jetson

Diamond Systems Ziggy - Low-cost system for NVidia Jetson

The ZiggyBox provides a compact and highly cost-effective solution for AI at the edge and machine learning applications for industrial and lab applications. It is based around the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2/TX2i advanced computing module with NVIDIA Pascal™-family GPU technology. The Jetson module is housed in a rugged miniature enclosure measuring only 2" x 3.5" (5 cm x 9 cm).

ZiggyBox offers easy access to the most popular Jetson I/O features, including Ethernet, USB 3.0 / 2.0 / OTG ports, HDMI display, and 2 RS-232 ports. The built-in carrier board adds a valuable data acquisition circuit with real-world analogue and digital I/O features and software support. An integrated heat sink provides reliable operation at up to 85°C without forced air. With its integrated Linux OS and table-top / DIN rail mounting options, ZiggyBox is ready to be deployed wherever the combination of high-...

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Manufacturer:
DSC
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Diamond Systems Ziggy - Low-cost carrier for NVidia Jetson

Diamond Systems Ziggy - Low-cost carrier for NVidia Jetson

Ziggy offers a compact, low-cost platform for evaluation of Jetson computer modules as well as the implementation of a marketable solution for AI and machine learning applications. Ziggy provides access to the most popular I/O features of the Jetson modules, including camera, Ethernet, USB, and serial. In addition, it features a unique data acquisition circuit with analogue input, analogue output, and digital I/O to enable Ziggy to interface to the "real world" of analogue and digital sensors and controls.

Diamond provides a complete Linux BSP for Ziggy with built-in support for all I/O including the data acquisition features. A GUI provides convenient real-time control of the data acquisition I/O.

The ZiggyBox™ is a cost-effective, compact, complete turnkey Jetson computing solution consisting of a Jetson TX2/TX21i module installed on a Ziggy carrier board and housed in an en...

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Manufacturer:
DSC
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Diamond Systems Elton -  Carrier System for NVIDIA Jetson AGX

Diamond Systems Elton - Carrier System for NVIDIA Jetson AGX

With its NVIDIA Xavier computing power, rugged design, and PCIe/104 expansion capability, Elton offers the ideal platform for implementing high-performance computing and AI applications in mobile and harsh environments.

Elton utilizes the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier embedded computer module to deliver unmatched performance for AI, machine learning, image processing, and other compute-intensive tasks. The Xavier module delivers up to 30 TeraOps in performance (3 x 1013 operations per second) at a maximum power dissipation of 30 watts. Xavier also offers scalable performance for applications requiring lower overall power consumption of 10 or 15 watts. The module runs at 32 TOPs on a 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores and accelerators, enabling high-performance AI-powered autonomous machines like never before. At 87 x 100mm (3.4 x 3.9") it is slightly bigger than the other Jetson modul...

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Manufacturer:
DSC
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Diamond Systems Stevie - NVIDIA Jetson AGX/TX2 Translator

Diamond Systems Stevie - NVIDIA Jetson AGX/TX2 Translator

Stevie™ is a unique “translator” board that enables the Ziggy and Jethro TX2 carriers to be used with the higher performance AGX Xavier module. Stevie™ adds an M.2 PCIe NVMe flash socket, 2 CAN ports and an additional USB 3.0 port, as well as a socket for connecting high-performance cameras, thus rounding out the TX2 carriers to provide a complete platform for taking advantage of Xavier’s superior performance and features.

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Manufacturer:
DSC
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019

Virtium StorFly M.2 SSDs - Industrial M.2/NGFF SLC/MLC SSD

Virtium StorFly M.2 SSDs - Industrial M.2/NGFF SLC/MLC SSD

StorFly® M.2 SSDs deliver an optimal solid-state storage solution for embedded and industrial systems that require high performance in a small form factor.  They are available with SATA, PCIe or TuffDrive USB 3.1 interfaces.

M.2 requires less power and generates less heat, which improves the devices’ reliability in systems where space is limited and airflow minimal, if not absent entirely. This provides system designers with the capability to scale their capacity by allowing the integration of multiple SSDs all within a limited power budget or system footprint.

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Manufacturer:
Virtium
Published:
Fri, 24 May 2019