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Transportation Systems Quarterly Report October 2012
TOP STORY
Safety First: Implementing New Rail Communication Standards
New Positive Train Control (PTC) standards bring challenges in enabling constant, reliable, and robust data links across thousands of miles of track. (more)
VIA
VIA ART-5450 is a compact fanless system for in-vehicle and fleet management system. The vibration is up to 5G and shocks is 50G with a wide operating temperature of -200C to 700C. It features communication support of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS and 3G /3.5G., and flexible power source input of DC 7-36 volts and an optional power management module.
FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
VIA Launches VIA ART–5450 for In–Vehicle and Fleet Management Applications
Fanless, Rugged, Wide-Temperature, Cost-Effective, eMark (e13) Certified Embedded Computer - tBOX311-820-FL
SIL 4-Ready Safety on CompactPCI® PlusIO - Dual Redundancy for Rail Applications
MOBL-D2 Universal Mobile Computer
Decrease system cost and complexity in resolver-based motor control systems with TI's C2000™ Delfino™ microcontrollers
24V Power Amplifier from STMicroelectronics Brings State-of-the-Art Audio to Truck Cabs and Buses
FEATURED WHITE PAPERS & VIDEOS
Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
Icon Labs Floodgate™ Embedded Firewall Software Protects Transportation System Devices from Internet Attacks
congatec introduces the new conga-BP77 COM Express Type 2 module with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors
Strong Partners for Reliable Data Transfer - Deutsche Bahn and MEN
Advanced Smart-Card ICs From STMicroelectronics Increase Security and Flexibility for Ticketing, Payments and e-ID
Kontron launches new vehicle computers to bring buses, commercial vehicles and mobile machinery to the cloud
AMD Launches AMD Embedded R-Series APU Platform
Connect Tech
Connect Tech delivers off-the-shelf and custom products including Power Supplies, COM Express®/Qseven Carriers, SBCs, Fanless Embedded PCs and more. Our line of embedded PC/104 DC/DC power supply solutions are designed with advanced protection features to withstand the harshest environments. Our products are ideally suited for the demanding needs of the transportation industry, including in-vehicle applications.
Axiomtek
Fanless, Rugged, Wide-Temperature, Cost-Effective, eMark (e13) Certified Embedded Computer - tBOX311-820-FL
The tBOX311-820-FL is a rugged embedded box system with a low power consumption Intel® Atom™ processor Z520PT 1.33 GHz an Intel® US15WPT chipset and is certified with eMark (e13) and ISO 7637 for vehicle applications. Built with numerous rich and robust features, this IP40-rated unit is ideal for mobile surveillance, fleet management, toll system, intersection traffic control and more.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
Fleet Management Solutions Fleet Management is a Complicated Business: Operational costs are constantly on the increase. Fleet managers usually try to solve the need for vehicle… (more)
Embedded Computers in Today's Railway Systems Compact PCI-based systems for railway applications offer all current PC functions and up-to-date technology, as well as robustness, safety and long-term availability. (more)
Transportation Designs Move Full Speed Ahead Wired and wireless communications within the transportation market are pushing the envelope on available bandwidth and data-rate speeds. (more)
Ada Benefits High-Reliability Transportation An interview with AdaCore's Greg Gicca shows how Ada aids in the safety, security and software reliability for transportation systems. (more)
Case Study: Developing a Semi-Rugged, Field-Upgradeable Portable Tablet Computer The iPad created a demand for high-performance handheld mobile computing platforms, but its form-factor is not rugged. To meet these requirements, a ground-up tablet was designed to marry COTS, SWAP-C, and modular sensor packages. (more)
From Guts to GUI The consumerization of digital signage applications is driving opportunity from the inside out. (more)
"Calling All Cars!" Wired and wireless communications within the transportation market are pushing the envelope on available bandwidth and data-rate speeds. Both wired and wireless communications within the transportation (more)
MEMS Trends: Smaller, Cheaper, Everywhere They've been around in various forms since the 1970s in accelerometers and ink jet nozzles, but are now in nearly every consumer gadget you've got at home. With more on the way. (more)
Context is Key as Augmented Reality Takes Off Sensor-based augmented reality and contextual awareness are already moving beyond the "cool" factor to drive new, high-utility applications in a wide range of applications. (more)
Digital Signage Goes Mobile with Heterogeneous Processing Platforms APUs give mobile digital signage designers more compute resources and flexibility than ever before to extend ultra-immersive HD visual experiences to mobile, in-vehicle environments. (more)
Use of Hall-Effect Rotary-Position Sensors in Transportation Applications Designed to measure, monitor and provide feedback, Hall-effect rotary-position sensors are an integral component in many transportation and industrial applications. There are a wide range of components, (more)
Spectracom
GPS Testing Validates Design & Reliability
Ensure the performance of your GPS devices and systems by simulation. The Spectracom GSG series of GPS signal generators simulates any test scenario. Test more parameters, more often, with maximum flexibility in development and manufacturing. Saves time and money for integrators of GPS.
MEN Micro
MEN Micro's new flexible A21, a 6U VMEbus SBC, incorporates both master and slave functionality for exceptional multiprocessing in embedded applications, especially railway and transportation engineering. The new board is available in two configurations that enable fast and easy semi-custom solutions to meet different system requirements.
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
What Drives ASIC Prototyping with FPGAs in 2012 and Beyond? The latest results from the annual CDT survey point to changes in the reasons behind ASIC prototyping – from hardware, software and systems to IP. …
Intel Gets Smart with Smartphones The 15 year anniversary of Intel’s Developers Forum kicked off with a somewhat predictable keynote by Dadi Perlmutter, EVP/GM Intel Architecture Group (Figure 1). We’re so used to Intel hitting it out of the park that the astounding messages bordered … Continue reading → …
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TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PRODUCT BRIEFS
System Design and Integration for Transportation Applications (ADL Embedded Solutions Inc.)
ARM-based In-Vehicle Computing Box (Advantech)
TREK-668 - In-Vehicle Surveillance and Fleet Management Box Computer (Advantech)
7" Touch screen Mobile Data Terminal - TREK-753 (Advantech)
Mobile Data Terminal - TREK-722 (Advantech)
Fanless, High Performance Processor Embedded Computer for Railway -tBOX320-852-FL (AXIOMTEK)
Fanless, Low Power Consumption Embedded Vehicle PC with CAN Bus - tBOX 311-820-FL (AXIOMTEK)
Sandy Bridge Performance for Transportation Applications (ADL Embedded Solutions Inc.)
Floodgate™Embedded Firewall (Icon Labs)
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VIDEOS
Extension Media Interview with Microchip's Joe Drzewiecki
Texas Instruments' DESIGN West interview: From ANT to ZigBee
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UPCOMING EVENTS
SAE CONVERGENCE 2012
Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA
October 16-17, 2012
Advanced Energy Solutions Conference
San Diego Hilton San Diego, CA, United States of America
October 23 - October 25, 2012
RTECC - Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

10/02/12 - Wright Patterson AFB/Dayton, OH
10/04/12 - Tysons Corner
11/06/12 - Seattle, WA
11/08/12 - Portland, OR
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