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Coilcraft Introduces High Voltage Molded Power Inductors
Schneider Electric announces Preventa XPS Universal safety modules, providing differentiated diagnostics for hardwired architectures
Schneider Electric has launched the Preventa XPS Universal safety modules series, which is raising the performance of safety modules for handling single safety functions in hardwired architectures on a new level. Preventa XPS Universal combines the simplicity of application of hardwired safety modules with a diversity of messages, which has required in the past more complex and expensive fieldbus technology. With a simple point-to-point connection between the smart solid-state output of the modules and a digital input of a PLC via a simple wire, Preventa XPS Universal safety modules can send more than 40 different messages.(depending on the type) With a smart auxiliary output the safety modules moreover provide information about coming test cycles and the amount of remaining cycles before reaching end of life time. How does it work? The Preventa XPS Universal safety modules send modulated signals to the machine controller. The machine builder includes two function blocks in the machine controller’s program for decoding the signals. A library provides function blocks for all programming systems of Schneider Electric’s controllers and for the programming systems of the most common controllers on the market. This makes Preventa XPS Universal safety modules the first choice for a broad range of simple to mid-complex machines: Easy to use, since the integration is still basing on hardwired connections and no fieldbus is needed. Nevertheless, the modules provide a reply on the demand for more differentiated diagnostics information and approaches for predictive maintenance. Each reference of the safety module family is adaptable to several safety functions. The selection of functionality can be done with fingers or a screw driver, turning rotary switches on the front. This multi-functionality is resulting in a reduced number of types to cover a broad range of safety functions, simplifying the spare part logistics and the documentation of a machine. As usual at Schneider Electric for safety devices, Certified Safety Chain Solutions are available as well for Preventa XPS Universal safety modules. Schneider Electric´s Certified Safety Chain Solutions are applications examples, including an application architecture and the documentation. This helps to reliably create defined safety functions and to speed up the development of safe machines. Some technical features of Preventa XPS Universal safety module series: • Protection against unintended changes: Transparent sealable flap in front face to cover the selector switches from manipulation. • Easy installation : Side connection for extension unit, no need for external wiring (except XPSUAB and XPSUEP). • Wide time delay selection: Time delay selectable from 0.1 to 900 seconds for low and high inertia machines. • Compact modules, flexible mounting: 22.5 and 45 mm width, DIN-rail or direct wall mounting (IP40 housing, IP20 terminals). • Only 2 supply variants for all references: 24V AC/DC + wide range power supply 48…240V AC/DC • Removable screw and spring terminal variants for all references
Nuvoton Introduces NuMicro® M2351SF – A Secure Storage MCU for Multi-Segments
Nuvoton Technology Corporation, a leading microcontroller platform solution provider, debuting a new NuMicro® M2351SF chip based on M2351 IoT security MCUs and Winbond TrustME® W77F Secure Flash. The M2351 Series, the first Arm® Cortex®, -M23 based MCU that has been both PSA Certified™ Level 1 and PSA Functional API Certified. The M2351SF is better enhanced for its secure storage inside by stacking the Winbond W77F Secure Flash solution. Trust is essential for the in-developing trillion connected devices, and secure storage is one of the significant required security features. The M2351SF provides an enhanced security level of much bigger secure storage for code and data for different applications. Cybersecurity is depending on mutual authentication through the end-to-end sides with IoT cloud services. To achieve the security goal, it needs a range of robust solutions including trusted boot, various keys, credentials, certificates, secure over-the-air updates for firmware and software. With the use of Winbond’s Secure Flash solution, M2351SF can well protect code and data of a microcontroller from reducing vulnerability exposures. The Secure Flash is indeed encrypted storage for valuable assets of applications, such as biometric data, certificate authority (CA) data, system log, etc. Furthermore, the M2351SF uses a unique binding approach in between the MCU and Secure Flash together with internal connecting by encrypted SPI bus interface to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability for digital assets of a microcontroller. The MCU system developers can easily design applications for security assurance demanding markets like Secure Industries, Smart Home, Smart City, and Smart Things as well as any other potential embedded devices. In addition to the enhanced security of MCU storage, the M2351SF remains to keep all the security features with the M2351 Series, covering Armv8-M TrustZone®, Execute Only Memory (XOM), Cryptographic Hardware Accelerators, Secure Debug, system-level tamper detection pins, and all software tools for application development are same with M2351 Series. Major features of NuMicro® M2351SF Secure Storage Security • 4 Mbytes Flash memory density • Package dimension is the same with M2351 Series (LQFP-64) • Countermeasures against a side-channel attack, unauthorized operations against attacks of reply, rollback, man-in-the-middle, sniffering, and fault injection during data transferring between the MCU and Flash memories TrustZone Security and Low Power • TrustZone® for Armv8-M based on Cortex®-M23 CPU • Low-power consumption with LDO or DC-DC power supply
Samtec and REFLEX CES Launch New 448 Gbps (16 x 28 Gbps) Embedded Optical Development Platform at SC19
Samtec Inc. and REFLEX CES, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded systems and high-end FPGA COTS boards, proudly announce a new embedded optical development platform at SC19. This new solutions combines the latest FPGA solutions from REFLEX CES with the FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ from Samtec. The Sargon Stratix<sup>®</sup> 10 FPGA FMC+ Instant Development KitThe Sargon Stratix® 10 FPGA FMC+ Instant Development Kit from REFLEX CES provides FPGA developers the best out-of-the-box experience, combining the best in class compact hardware platform with the most efficient intuitive software environment. Its unique install allows an immediate start, and its reference designs enable fast turn-around designs, shortening and securing developments. Target markets include High Performance Computing and IP & ASIC Prototyping. Samtec’s 25/28 Gbps FireFly FMC+ Development Kit provides up to 448 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over 16 channels from an FPGA to an industry-standard multi-mode fiber optic cable or optical loopbacks. The FireFly optical engines can support cable lengths up to 100 m. The module supports Data Center, HPC and FPGA-to-FPGA protocols including Ethernet, InfiniBand™, Fibre Channel and Aurora. “The combination of FPGA expertise from REFLEX CES and optical connectivity from Samtec offers designers easy-to-use development platforms, “said Eric Penain, Chief Business Officer for REFLEX CES. “Our unique partnerships with the leading FPGA and interconnect vendors enable unique solutions in industries ranging from AI and FinTech to ASIC emulation and IP development.” “Optical connectivity continues to grow inside and outside the data center,” said Matt Burns, Technical Marketing Manager for Samtec, Inc. “Samtec’s optical FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ offers an ideal solution for mid-board optical connectivity in High Speed Communications, Mil/Aero, Medical Vision, FPGA emulation and a number of other applications” The demonstration will be conducted in Booth 343 at SC19 at the at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from November 18-21, 2019. The respective kits are available from REFLEX CES, Samtec and their authorized distributors. For more information, please contact the technical experts at REFLEX CES (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Samtec (FireFlyTPS@samtec.com).
New Compact, High-efficiency Power Inductors Optimized for 48 V Automotive Applications
Cary, IL, USA — Coilcraft’s new AGM2222 Series power inductors offer current ratings up to 110 Amps and very low DCR in a package measuring just 22 X 22 X 23 mm, a 73% volume reduction from previous-generation products. This significant improvement in power density makes the AGM2222 ideal for high-current applications including automotive bi-directional 12 V – 48 V DC-DC converters. The AGM2222 Series is available in 13 inductance values from 1.9 to 10 µH. It is qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1 (-40°C to 125°C ambient), making it ideal for automotive and other high-temperature applications. Soft saturation is stable over temperature and enables high peak current handling. Magnetic shielding reduces EMI at high switching frequencies. Like all Coilcraft products, complete technical specifications and free evaluation samples of the AGM2222 Series are available at www.coilcraft.com. Parts are available from stock and can be ordered on-line at buy.coilcraft.com or by calling a local Coilcraft sales office.
QNAP Launches Dual Port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards
Taipei, Taiwan, October 17, 2019 – To meet market demands for reliable and low-latency Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has launched two in-house developed Fibre Channel expansion cards: the QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC. The dual-port FC cards feature high performance, reliable, secure, and energy efficient FC connectivity with QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC respectively supporting 16Gb FC and 32Gb FC connection speeds. A QNAP NAS with a QNAP FC card can be easily added to an existing FC SAN environment, providing enterprises affordable high-performing storage and backup. “FC SAN are generally closed network environments that often require costly devices with limited deployment flexibility to set up,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By integrating QNAP NAS protocols with Fibre Channel, users can add QNAP NAS to their existing FC SAN environment more affordably than with SAN devices, while satisfying applications that require low latency, high reliability, and fast data transfers, such as in financial services, data centers, and film or television industries.” Users can install a QNAP FC expansion card into a QNAP NAS’s PCIe slot and then configure a Fibre Channel target using the QTS iSCSI & Fibre Channel app, while leveraging QTS’s rich business features, including advanced LUN snapshot protection, auto-tiering (Qtier), SSD cache acceleration, hybrid cloud backup solution (HBS), and more to make storage applications more efficient. The QNAP NAS performs as a unified storage solution that provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage features with better cost-effectiveness and application flexibility. QNAP FC expansion cards support business-class QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.4.1 (or later) operating system.
Avalue high-performance SOM provide AIoT solutions in harsh environment
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Endeavoring to develop industrial-grade computers, Avalue has invested massive R&D manpower and resources into a series of solutions to meet burgeoning growth in AIoT market, creating a win-win situation. Avalue’s high-quality SOM (System on Module) take the modular concept to a whole new level, effectively shortening the R&D timeline, facilitating the development of compatible products that adapt to harsh environment, helping customers create infinite possibilities. Featuring high-performance capability, stability, expandability, low power consumption and modularity, SOM satisfies vertical industry and AIoT applications. Avalue SOM is comprehensive, encompassing different COM Express Types (Type 6 and Type 10) and sizes (mini, compact and basic), and even smaller size Qseven, and evaluation carrier boards and SMARC. Applicable to different environments, Avalue SOM is small and fanless, operate at wide temperature range, feature customized BIOS, low-power-consumption Intel Atom processor, high performance multicore Core i processor, and ARM and AMD platforms. Based on PICMG Standards, signal sources are sufficiently provided for DDI, PCI Express, SATA, USB, SMBus, LPC and DIO, meeting the requirements of various types of carrier boards, allowing customers to adopt and use easily. Shortens R&D timeline, suitable for vertical industry applications SOM is especially suitable for vertical industry applications, including human machine interface for industrial measurement, military industry, transportation, smart healthcare, industrial automation, gambling market, multimedia system, smart surveillance and interactive digital signage. Years of extensive experience has enabled Avalue to provide customers with the best solutions for market applications. For instance, ESM-APLM with its Intel® Apollo Lake Type 10 form-factor and mini size COM Express is suitable for industrial automation and train cabin applications; ESM-KBLU with its Intel® seventh generation Kaby Lake-U Type 6 form-factor and compact size COM Express is suitable for the military industry and smart healthcare which require low power consumption and high performance operation; ESM-CFH with its Intel® eighth/ninth generation Coffee Lake-H Type 6 form-factor and basic size COM Express is suitable for the gambling market and multimedia entertainment use which require multi-core operation and powerful processing. Product development in every industry has to undergo a series of complex processes, including stringent designing, repeated testing and mechatronic integration, and cost and resources have to be spent every generation change. However, using Avalue SOM for product development allows flexible upgrade, and fast and painless product change. Moreover, SOM products have life circle of over 10 years, providing the longest product lifetime.
QNAP Introduces QXG-10G2T-107, a Dual-port 5-Speed 10GBASE-T NICfor NAS or PC
Taipei, Taiwan, September 3, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today introduced the new QXG-10G2T-107, a dual-port PCI Express (PCIe) 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T™ NIC that supports 5 network speeds. It can be installed in a compatible QNAP NAS or a Windows®/Linux® PC with PCIe 2.0 x4 slots, providing organizations or individuals with a flexible and economical 10GbE network connectivity solution. The QXG-10G2T-107 uses the Aquantia® AQtion AQC107S Ethernet controller that supports 10/5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps network speeds. The RJ45 connector design also allows users to use existing cables. Transmission speeds can reach up to 5Gbps when using CAT-5e cables, or up to 10Gbps when using CAT 6 (or advanced versions) cables, unleashing the full potential of the QXG-10G2T-107. “As 10GbE network environment becomes more common, QNAP continues to deliver cost-effective 10GbE solutions,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Following QNAP’s release of the single-port Multi-Gig QXG-10G1T NIC, the newly rolled out dual-port QXG-10G2T-107 NIC also leverages Aquantia Ethernet controller to offer Multi-Gig transfer rates, helping users to easily upgrade their PCs or NAS systems with 10Gbps capability to accommodate intensive data transfer and boost productivity of team collaboration and personal workflows.” Windows and Linux users can download drivers from NIC manufacturer Aquantia’s website. Using the QXG-10G2T-107 in a QNAP NAS requires QTS 4.3.6 or later. Additionally, QNAP is offering 15% discount on popular PCIe network cards featuring Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx SmartNIC - the 25GbE QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and 10GbE QXG-10G2SF-CX4 network NICs. Both cards can be installed in a NAS or PC, and support iSER (iSCSI Extension for RDMA) to offload CPU workloads and optimize VMware® virtualization performance.
Coilcraft Releases Two New Low-profile 0402-sized Chip Inductors
Cary, IL, USA — Coilcraft has introduced two new series of low-profile wirewound chip inductors: the 0402CT Series and the 0402FL Series. The 0402CT Series features a ceramic core and has a maximum height of just 0.45 mm — a 30% lower profile than competitive products. Offered in 23 inductance values from 1.2 to 56 nH (with, 5%, 3% or 2% tolerance), the 0402CT provides excellent Q Factor performance – up to 84 at 2.4 GHz. It also offers self-resonant frequencies as high as 27.5 GHz and current ratings up to 2.3 Amps (Irms). The ferrite-core 0402FL Series has a maximum height of 0.55 mm and is offered in 16 inductance values from 20 to 560 nH. It is ideal for use as a one-pole filter or RF choke in cellular bands, and can be used in both mobile and infrastructure equipment. The 0402FL’s ferrite construction provides high current handling — up to 1.3 Amps (Irms) — with extremely low DCR. Both the 0402CT and 0402FL feature RoHS compliant, matte tin over nickel over silver-platinum-glass frit terminations and withstand a maximum reflow temperature of 260°C. Like all Coilcraft products, complete technical specifications and free evaluation samples of the 0402CT and 0402FL Series are available at www.coilcraft.com. Parts are available from stock and can be ordered on-line at buy.coilcraft.com or by calling a local Coilcraft sales office.
QNAP Launches Cost-Effective TVS-x72N Series NAS Featuring 5GbE/2.5GbE Connectivity, Intel Core i3 Processors, and SSD Caching
Taipei, Taiwan, August 28, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the new TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, making 4K video transfer, display, and editing smooth and streamlined. The TVS-x72N comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data deduplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment. “With computers and networking devices now widely supporting Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the common Ethernet networking speed has increased from 1 Gigabit (GbE) to 2.5 GbE and 5 GbE,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, “Users can add the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS that offers four transfer speeds to their network environment to optimize their network storage usage experience.” The TVS-x72N comes in 6-bay and 8-bay models and features powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors. In addition to supporting 2.5-inch SSDs for SSD caching, the TVS-x72N provides two M.2 SSD slots for installing PCIe Gen 3 x2 NVMe SSDs (M.2 SSDs are sold separately). Users can also add M.2 SSDs by installing QNAP’s QM2 expansion card via the PCIe expansion slot. These multiple SSD configuration methods coupled with QNAP cloud storage gateway functions, making the TVS-x72N a network gateway between local and cloud storage spaces for seamless cloud backup while also allows users to benefit from low-latency, high-performance cloud storage access. The TVS-x72N comes with Intel® UHD Graphics 630 to enable triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding and features an HDMI 2.0 output that supports 4K resolution (3,840x2,160 pixels) at 60Hz, providing great benefits for applications that manage high-resolution images. The TVS-x72N also allows direct playback of NAS-based multimedia content on high-definition displays. Powered by QTS, the TVS-x72N series provides feature-rich functions, including the HBS 3 data backup and recovery solution, which incorporates QuDedup technology that deduplicates data at the source to reduce storage space and time spent on comprehensive multiple version backups; block-based snapshot protection to effectively mitigate ransomware threats; and the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications. Additionally, the QVR Pro app can help users deploy a professional yet affordable video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels), and QuMagie integrates an AI algorithm for more intuitive and streamlined photo management. Key Specifications • TVS-672N-i3-4G: 6-bay, Intel® Core™ i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2) • TVS-872N-i3-8G: 8-bay, Intel® Core™ i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2) Tower model; dual-channel SODIMM DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB); hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps bays; 2x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSD slots; 1x 5GBASE-T RJ45 (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 2x Gigabit LAN ports; 2x PCle slots; 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output; 1x Type-A USB 3.0 port, 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports; 1x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker
KDPOF Will Demo Galvanic Isolation of Gigabit Ethernet POF at IEEE-SA Technology Day and ELIV VDI Congress
KDPOF proudly announces that the first application of a Battery Management System (BMS) based on optical connectivity will soon go into production. "We are delighted that by the end of 2019, the first carmaker will start assembly of a battery management system with POF connectivity," stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. "Due to its inherent galvanic isolation, POF perfectly solves the electrical and interference challenges of new powertrain architectures for electric and autonomous driving." In battery management systems, galvanic isolation is necessary between primary and secondary systems due to hazardous high voltages and noise isolation. Further applications that rely on the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF are Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules. For ISA, KDPOF and ALPS have developed a concept for an LTE-A telematics control module with POF links to the central communications hub in order to avoid interference with the smart antenna receivers. KDPOF's GEPOF transceiver KD1053 provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. KDPOF will present their optical Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity with high electromagnetic compatibility at IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day on September 24-25, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and ELIV (ELectronics In Vehicles) International VDI Congress on October 16-17, 2019 in Bonn, Germany.
Faster surfing with the first small cell antennas for 5G
Telekom is preparing its network for the introduction of 5G small cell antennas. To achieve this, it is working with HUBER+SUHNER, the specialist for electrical and optical connectivity. The Swiss company has developed five small cell antennas for Telekom that support 4G and 5G frequencies. The SENCITY Urban antennas cover the frequency range from 1.7 to 4.2 GHz. Small cells are small amplifiers for the mobile communication network. They enable the targeted expansion of data throughput in locations where a large number of customers are on the move or surfing. The new small cell antennas are initially operating in Telekom’s 4G network. Once the 5G spectrum is available, the small cells can be upgraded to 5G in just a few simple steps. SENCITY Urban antennas will be used for the first time in Kiel, Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Munich and Mülheim. In the future, small cells will play an increased role in Telekom’s network. Within the area they cover, they provide a significant increase in data capacity. Currently, up to an additional 150 Mbps. The new antenna types from HUBER+SUHNER feature MIMO technology (Multiple Input Multiple Output), which enables a further increase in quality. This technology uses multiple antennas – both on the transmitter and in the receiving device – to provide higher data throughput. “Small cell antennas are a key element of our expansion strategy. The new antennas enable us to provide targeted coverage of squares and streets. This will enable us to create more capacity in the inner cities and thus further optimise our network,” says Walter Goldenits, Head of Technology at Telekom Deutschland. “One great additional benefit of the antennas from our Swiss partner is the flexible handling: we can switch over to 5G in just a few simple steps.” “It was a challenge to develop small cell antennas that support both 4G and 5G technology, and with a small footprint that enables them to be integrated properly into the cityscape,” says Claudia Bartholdi, Product Manager at HUBER+SUHNER.“The SENCITY Urban antennas boast optimised performance and enable flexible installation, which enables the network within urban areas to be switched over to 5G with ease.” The small cell antennas from HUBER+SUHNER can be installed on public telephone boxes, bus stops, walls or lighting installations. Different types of antennas and housings are available to meet specific needs. These include omnidirectional antennas for market places and directional antennas for narrow streets. Small cells are required to provide future 4G and 5G coverage in urban areas. In combination with traditional mast locations, small cells provide the network coverage and capacity needed to support an ever-increasing number of wireless devices. SENCITY Urban antennas are very compact and can be easily installed in existing infrastructures. This saves space and enables high-performance future networks.
Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ high memory bandwidth MPSoC module
With the Mercury+ XU9 MPSoC module, FPGA specialist Enclustra presents the sixth SOM family based on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC from Xilinx. To achieve the highest possible memory bandwidth, it is equipped with two memory banks: a 64-bit wide DDR4 SDRAM (up to 4 GBytes) connected to the PL and a 72-bit DDR4 ECC SDRAM (up to 8 GBytes) connected to the PS. Thus, the module achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 38.4 GByte/sec. In order to transport the data to be processed into and out of the module as quickly as possible, 20 multi-gigabit transceivers with a data transmission rate of up to 15 Gbit/sec each are available. In addition to the usual standard interfaces such as two Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 ports, dedicated interfaces like DisplayPort, SATA, as well as SGMII are available on the 74 × 54 mm small module. The Mercury+ XU9 is also populated with a 16 GByte eMMC and a 64 MByte QSPI Flash. Both the processing system and the FPGA matrix have PCIe® connections. The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET+ process and has 6 ARM® cores: four 64 bit ARM Cortex™-A53 with a clock frequency of up to 1333 MHz and a 533 MHz fast 32 bit ARM® dual core Cortex™-R5. The processors are supported by a Mali™-400MP2 GPU and a H.264/H.265 video codec (EV variants). - Reference design and Linux at the push of a button Enclustra offers a broad design-in support for their products. With the Mercury+ PE1-300 or Mercury+ PE1-400 base boards, the Mercury+ XU9 can be a powerful development and prototyping platform. Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the XU9, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. The Mercury+ PE1 base board is a complete development platform; detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, user schematics, a 3D-model, PCB footprints and differential I/O length tables. The Enclustra Build Environment can be used to compile Linux for the Enclustra SoC modules with integrated ARM processors very smoothly. The module and base board are selected by a graphical interface. After that, the Enclustra Build Environment downloads the appropriate Bitstream, First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) and the required source code. Finally, U-Boot, Linux and the root file system based on BusyBox are compiled. Thanks to the family concept with compatible connectors, different types of modules can be used on the same base board. If for example, an ARM processor is not required, the Mercury+ KX2 FPGA module can be used on the same base board instead.
QNAP Releases QTS 4.4.1 Beta 4 Version, Delivering Optimal User Experience and Quality, Reliable Services
Taipei, Taiwan, August 16, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released QTS 4.4.1 beta 4, the latest version of the acclaimed QNAP NAS operating system. QTS 4.4.1 beta 4 has added many useful features, including a list of improvements and enhancements from the previous version. Starting from today, QNAP NAS users will receive QTS 4.4.1 beta 4 update. New Features Control Panel - Multimedia Console ▷ Replaced Multimedia Management with Multimedia Console, which integrates media indexing, transcoding, thumbnail generation, and content management, allowing users to manage multimedia applications and services more efficiently. Multimedia Console also provides the following features: ▷ Browse content in various multimedia applications in Content Management after adding folders as content sources ▷ Monitor the status of all multimedia applications and services ▷ Configure content sources for Qsirch advanced photo indexing File Station ▷ File Station now supports converting Apple iWork file formats to Microsoft Office file formats using CloudConvert. ▷ Added support for restoring QDFF files and folders with HBS 3 in File Station. PostgreSQL ▷ Added support for PostgreSQL 11.4. Desktop ▷ Changed the password requirements to enhance system security. Storage Management ▷ Added support for Marvell QLogic Fibre Channel host bus adapters for the following NAS models: TS-832X, TS-432XU, TS-432XU-RP, TS-832XU, TS-832XU-RP, TS-1232XU, TS-1232XU-RP, and TS-1635AX Enhancement QTS Security ▷ "IP Access Protection" is enabled by default for the SSH, Telnet, and HTTP(S) protocols to enhance system security. Fixed Issues ▷ Users could not wake the NAS using Wake-on-LAN in Qfinder Pro after updating QTS to 4.4.1.0978 build 20190626. ▷ The system fan speeds on the TVS-682 would increase abnormally after users updated QTS from 4.3.6 to 4.4.1. ▷ Storage & Snapshots would change the volume names on the TR-004 expansion enclosure after users updated QTS to 4.4.1. ▷ Dashboard would not display the fan information of the QM2-2S expansion card after users updated QTS to 4.4.1. ▷ The "create folder" and "upload" icons would disappear from the toolbar in File Station when users browsed subfolders. ▷ The Marvell Qlogic QLE2562-CK Fibre Channel host bus adapter could not successfully connect to the NAS. ▷ Qfiling could not decrypt files encrypted in File Station with passwords containing multibyte characters, or vice versa. ▷ Users could not replace disks one by one for a legacy volume after updating QTS to 4.4.1.
Mouser Electronics Now Stocking Broad Portfolio of Xilinx Products
Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announces a new global distribution agreement with Xilinx, Inc., the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, to stock one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of Xilinx products, including digital downloads of development software and IP. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable system-on-chips (SoCs) and the adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future. “Xilinx is an industry leader and proven innovator in new technologies. We are very excited to expand our product portfolio for our customers by now offering a broad in-stock suite of Xilinx products and tools,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser President and CEO. “We look forward to assisting Xilinx expand its global customer base and revenue with our focus on e-commerce and new product introductions for design engineers.” “With Mouser’s exceptional customer service for engineers, world-class logistics, and expansive customer base, we are very excited to add them to our global distribution channel,” said Mark Wadlington, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Xilinx. “We expect this to be the beginning of a long and successful relationship.” Mouser is stocking the full breadth of Xilinx products, including Zynq SoCs and MPSoCs, plus ACAPS, FPGAs, 3D ICs, RFSoCs, accelerator cards, evaluation boards, system on modules, FPGA mezzanine cards, embedded development platforms, and more to help expedite the design process. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
QNAP Introduces QSW-308-1C and QSW-308S, the Cost-optimized10GbE Switches for Home and SOHO Users
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today released the QSW-308-1C and the QSW-308S, these 8-port Gigabit Unmanaged Switches feature three 10GbE SFP+ ports, and support both SFP+ and RJ45 ports for connecting network devices. The newly launched QNAP QSW-308 series switches provide a cost-effective 10GbE solution to satisfy various kinds of hybrid 10GbE/1GbE network infrastructures in homes and offices. The QSW-308-1C and QSW-308S are equipped with three 10GbE SFP+ ports and eight Gigabit ports for users to optimize high-speed networking. The QSW-308-1C includes one additional 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo port that is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support five networking speeds (10Gbps, 5 Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps and 100Mbps). The SFP+/RJ45 (copper) combo port enables users to realize higher network speeds with existing Cat 5e and 6a cables. "The QNAP QSW-308 switch series offers a highly cost-optimized 10GbE solution for home and SOHO users," said Boden Chen, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The QNAP QSW-308 switch series features the integration of SFP+ and RJ45 ports, allowing it to meet versatile network infrastructure deployment requirements. When integrated with QNAP 10GbE NAS, Network Adapters and Expansion Cards, the devices can empower many types of bandwidth-demanding tasks, while enabling you to easily connect to 10GbE-capable workstations or servers for an enhanced productivity network environment." The desktop-sized and fanless QNAP QSW-308 switch series is sleekly-designed to blend in with other devices in digital homes and offices. It also features plug-and-play for simple set-up, auto-negotiation for optimal speed, and performs duplex detection when connecting devices. Key specifications • QSW-308-1C: 11-port (3 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 1 SFP+/RJ45 copper combo port and 8 Gigabit RJ45 ports) • QSW-308S: 11-port (3 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 8 Gigabit RJ45 ports) Fanless design; Auto Negotiation; QSW-308-1C compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support five network speeds (10Gbps, 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps, and 100Mbps).
Panasonic to Launch Full-scale Mass Production of an Automotive "Board to FPC Connector"
Panasonic Corporation announced today that it will launch full-scale mass production of a "Board to FPC Connector" (Series name: CF1) in July 2019, which allows the use of fewer components and fewer assembly person-hours for vehicles, as well as making room for improved design of automotive LED lights, etc. Due to the increasing use of DRLs (daylight running lamps)  following changes in the law governing automotive LED lights in Europe and Japan in recent years and improved designs for vehicle compartment instrument panels, etc., demand for automotive FPCs is expected to grow, accompanied by greater use in cable connection applications such as BMSs . Panasonic has designed and commercialized a connector with a unique structure that allows direct connection between the automotive FPC and the board. This connector eliminates the need for wire harnesses previously needed for connection, allowing the use of fewer components and fewer assembly person-hours, as well as enabling vehicle weight reduction and therefore lower fuel consumption. . Panasonic's new Board to FPC Connector has the following features: 1.Panasonic's unique metal terminal connection structure, which allows direct connection between the FPC and the board, eliminates the need for relay harnesses, allowing the use of fewer components and assembly person-hours. 2.The connector's double-clip contact structure achieves excellent resistance to vibration, making it compatible with automotive applications such as LED lights and BMSs. 3.The connector's inertial lock structure prevents incomplete engagement, achieving high reliability. Product Features 1.Panasonic's unique metal terminal connection structure, which allows direct connection between the FPC and the board, eliminates the need for relay harnesses, allowing the use of fewer components and assembly person-hours. Opportunities for the use of FPCs have been expanding with the increasing refinement of the design of DRLs, rear lamps, vehicle compartment instrument panels, shift levers, etc. Although FPCs and boards are conventionally connected mainly by using relay harnesses or by soldering FPCs and boards, there are drawbacks such as the additional weight and poor assembly workability of wire harnesses. By adopting a unique structure that allows direct connection between the FPC and the board, this connector eliminates the need for relay harnesses, allowing the use of fewer components and assembly person-hours. 2.The connector's double-clip contact structure achieves excellent resistance to vibration, making it compatible with automotive applications such as LED lights and BMSs. Automotive connectors are required to meet strict vibration criteria. This connector has achieved excellent resistance to vibration by adopting a unique double-clip contact structure that reliably grips the plug, i.e., the metal terminal (FPC side), and the receptacle (board side). The connector can also be used for FPCs for connecting BMS battery packs and boards, as well as for LED lights that require resistance to vibration. 3.The connector's inertial lock structure prevents incomplete engagement, achieving high reliability. The connector, which is a two-piece type consisting of a plug (FPC side) and a receptacle (board side), is designed for easy connection. Furthermore, the connector has achieved high reliability by adopting an inertial lock structure capable of preventing incomplete engagement between the receptacle and plug during assembly. . Suitable Applications: Cable connection for DRLs (headlamps), rear lamps, side mirrors, instrument panels, shift levers, steering switches, BMSs, cameras, etc.. Area of Sales: Global . Basic Specifications: - Rated current: Max. 2.0 A/pin - Rated voltage: 50 V DC - Ambient temperature: -40 to +125°C - Contact resistance: Max. 20 mΩ (Initial) - Insulation resistance: Min. 100 MΩ - Dielectric strength: 1000 V AC for 1 min. - Housing retention force: Min. 30 N (Initial) . [Term Descriptions]  FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) Flexible circuit board  Wire harness Set (bundle) of electric wires for power supply and signal communication, used for in-vehicle wiring, etc.  DRL (Daylight Running Lamps, Daytime Running Lights) Lighting device that is also lit during the daytime  BMS (Battery Management System) Voltage monitoring system for lithium-ion batteries .
QNAP Partners with ATTO on Integrated Fibre Channel SAN Solution
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today announced a partnership with ATTO Technology Inc. (ATTO), to jointly deliver integrated Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Solution, allowing users to add QNAP NAS to their existing SAN environment hassle-free and at a more affordable price than typical SAN devices. The new FC SAN solutions builds upon QNAP’s recently added FC support technology for QTS 4.4.1 and later versions. Representatives from Solkenix, ATTO’s exclusive agent in Taiwan, will join QNAP product managers to jointly introduce the Integrated Fibre Channel SAN Solution at 17:00 (UTC+8) on July 9, 2019. During the Live Stream, Scott Hu, Director of Solkenix, Amber Hu. Marketing Manager of Solkenix, and QNAP Product Manager will demonstrate how to deploy the FC SAN environment with QNAP NAS, ATTO Celerity™ 32Gb/s and 16Gb/s FC cards, and explore diverse enterprise applications in QTS. “The FC SAN Solution comprised of QNAP NAS with ATTO FC Cards offers highly-reliable, flexible, and cost-effective storage and back-up services.” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QNAP NAS also provides a multitude of enterprise features to make storage applications more efficient, including LUN snapshot protection, Qtier™ tiering storage, SSD cache acceleration, and other features to realize Copy Data Management (CDM) applications.” Additionally, QNAP and ATTO will launch the FC SAN Storage Trial Program to invite interested SAN users the opportunity to experience the new FC SAN Solution. Selected applicants will win one QNAP NAS and one Fibre Channel Card for testing in their existing SAN environment. For more details and the latest announcements, please see the QNAP website. QNAP and ATTO will live stream the Integrated Fibre Channel SAN Solution introduction at 17:00 (UTC+8) on July 9, 2019.