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Arduino-based development kits for M2M apps include GSM chip and M2M SIM card Deutsche Telekom is officially launching its M2M development kits for programmers looking to develop cloud-based machineto machine applications. The development kits consist of an Arduino or a Cinterion board with a GSM chip, a SIM card, and access to the M2M Developer Platform. The launch will coincide with the relaunch of the M2M Developer Community (www.developergarden.com/m2m), a portal for developing M2M products, solutions, and services. The portal also offers a procedural model illustrating steps during the development of M2M applications - from initial idea, requirements analysis and design to marketing. The M2M DevStarter developer kit bundles all the tools required to get started with machine-to-machine communication. It comes with either an Arduino board or the Cinterion EGS5 kit that is designed for developing prototypes in industrial scenarios. Developers who already have the hardware required can order the M2M DevFlex kit. All sets include a SIM card complete with a six-month M2M data tariff and private access to the cloud-based M2M Developer Platform. The platform is supplied by Deutsche Telekom in cooperation with cloud specialist Cumulocity GmbH. Since December 2012, M2M DevFree access has provided a taster of what lies ahead. On a public and shared level, programmers can test the M2M Developer platform free of charge, integrating up to ten devices. Deutsche Telekom http://m2m.telekom.com 3U VPX graphics card uses AMD’s 480-core Embedded Radeon GPU Kontron has launched a 3U VPX graphics card with AMD Embedded Radeon E6760 GPU, designed to meet the latest demands in avionics and military technology. With its 480 computing cores, the OpenVPXcompliant VX3327 delivers a parallel data processing performance of up to 576 GFLOPs. Equipped with this processing power, board is optimized for compute-intense General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) applications deployed in avionics and military technology which require superior situational awareness. Size, Weight, Power and Cooling (SWAP-C) critical applications benefit from the board’s light weight construction, along with minimal power consumption of just 35 watts, plus conduction cooling - withstanding extreme temperatures of -40°C to +85°C. Additionally, the board supports real-time graphic data transmission of up to three independently controlled displays, so that users can extend their field of vision across three high-performance screens. For the new VPX graphics card, application areas are to be found predominantly in the field of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC). The VPX graphics card is available either in air-cooled (0°C to +55°C) one inch (5HP) or in conduction-cooled (-40°C to +85°C) 0.8 inch (4HP) variants. It supports the operating systems Linux, Windows and VxWorks. Kontron www.kontron.com Quad-core PXI embedded controller comes with dual BIOS backup The PXI-3980 is Adlink’s first quad-core PXI embedded controller featuring the high-performance Intel Core i7-2715QE 2.1 GHz processor, with up to 16 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, for seamless execution in multitasking environments and reduced test times. The PXI-3980 features dual BIOS backup, conserving maintenance costs, multiple interfaces for connecting and controlling a wide variety of standalone instruments, user-friendly access design for easy maintenance, and support for hybrid PXI-based testing system control. The PXI-3980’s innovative structure delivers high availability in reliable testing systems. In the event of a main BIOS crash, the secondary BIOS can boot the system and recover the main BIOS, reducing maintenance costs and efforts. Easy maintenance makes battery, storage device, and SODIMM modules swap-out easier than ever. In addition, solid metal case elements protect electrical components and enhance electromagnetic compatibility. Multiple Interface choices are available for connecting and controlling a wide variety of standalone instruments, including two display ports supports for VGA + DVI, dual GbE ports, GBIP, and trigger I/O for advanced PXI trigger functions. The PXI-3980 also includes four USB 2.0 ports and dual hi-speed USB 3.0 ports for connection to storage, easily accessing data from system controllers with limited built-in data storage size, and secu- ring data with no storage damage issues. Adlink Technology www.adlinktech.com WiFi-enabled thermocouple data logging sensor connects to the cloud Corintech has launched the EL-WiFi-TC, a battery-powered WiFi-enabled thermocouple data logging sensor that measures the temperature of the environment in which the probe is situated and then transmits data via WiFi to a PC or the company’s EasyLog Cloud (to be released soon). As with other models within the company’s WiFi EasyLog range, the EL-WiFi-TC works with any existing WiFi network. Users only need to download the free PC software application from www.corintech.com/support to configure the sensor and start temperature monitoring. During configuration, the sensor will search for an existing wireless network whilst physically connected to the PC. It can then be placed anywhere within range of the network. If the sensor temporarily loses connectivity with the network, it will log readings until it is able to communicate again with the PC application or cloud service. Logged data is also retained if the battery goes flat, so all data is secure even in unforeseen circumstances. This system allows the user to remotely view and analyse multiple sensors, immediately graph historic data, reconfigure settings and set alarms. Other product features include a temperature measurement range of -270°C to +1300°C, maximum and minimum readings, high and low alarms, rechargeable internal lithium battery and an audit function. It is supplied with a K type probe. Corintech www.corintech.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe July/August 2013 43


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