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7mm slim HDD packs up to 1TByte in a 69.85x100mm form factor Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a new family of small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs) that pack up to 1TB in a drive that is only 7mm thick. Designed for use in ultrathin laptops and thin PCs, the MQ02ABF series is designed for silent operation and low power consumption. A thinner mechanical structure containing a new 5,400 RPM spindle motor is housed within a newly designed rigid chassis that keeps noise levels to 22dB during idle and 23dB during seek operations. Average drive ready time is just 3.0 seconds (typical) and average seek times are 12ms. The MQ02ABF100 has a capacity of 1TB and the MQ02ABF075 a capacity of 750GB. Both drives are equipped with two storage platters and four data heads furnished with dual-stage actuators (DSAs). The MQ02ABF series drives are supplied with 16MiB of buffer memory and highspeed Serial ATA 3.0 (SATA 3.0) intelligent interface controllers with maximum operating speed of 6,0 Gbit/s. The drives have an operational temperature range of 0-60°C ambient and can withstand shocks of up to 3,430m/s2 (350G) while in use. Toshiba www.storage.toshiba.eu. Source code profiler accelerates application migration and optimization for the cloud Cloud Technology Partners freely makes available the beta version of its PaaSLane software solution, a tool that dramatically reduces the time and effort required to optimize applications to run in the cloud. Traditionally, cloud migration assessments are a labour intensive, time-consuming process that can take months and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. PaaSLane automates the process and ensures its success by continually evaluating application source code for issues that may affect performance, stability, security, and scalability in specific cloud platforms. PaaSLane evaluates applications for cloud readiness, empowering IT and business leaders to look across entire application portfolios to prioritize applications to migrate based on development effort and code complexity. PaaSLane then guides developers in optimizing Java and .NET applications for public and private cloud platforms by providing remediations for specific issues at the line-of-code. Finally, PaaSLane tracks the progress of development teams as issues are resolved, providing critical feedback to engineering leadership as well as improving code quality. The tool uses static code analysis to analyze application source code, finding common patterns that might affect application performance, stability, security, and scalability in cloud deployments and provides recommendations based on cloud best practices. A flexible rules engine supports tuning the analysis to the specific requirements of a user’s private cloud environment. The software is capable of processing over 250,000 lines of code in less than 10 minutes, and parallel profiling allows multiple applications to be profiled simultaneously. Cloud Technology Partners www.cloudtp.com Arbitrary waveform generators offer deep memory Rigol Technologies’ new DG1000Z series arbitrary waveform generators help engineers to accomplish a wide range of testing applications by combining many functions in one instrument. Functions include Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Function Generator, Pulse Generator, Harmonic Generator, and Analog/Digital Modulator. The DG1000Z series also incorporates Rigol’s Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) technology, ensuring that signals are delivered with stability, precision, purity and low distortion. These arbitrary waveform generators with innovative SiFi (Signal Fidelity) can generate arbitrary waveforms point-by-point, restore signal distortionless and allow precisely adjustable sample rates and low jitter (200ps). The arbitrary waveform memory is available with 8Mpts (standard) and 16Mpts (optional). Two channels can be used as two independent generators offering ±1ppm frequency stability and -125dBc/Hz phase noise. The instruments have a built-in 8 orders harmonics generator and a built-in 7 digits/s full function frequency counter with 200MHz bandwidth. Users can choose from up to 160 builtin waveforms with 14 bits vertical resolution and can benefit from a convenient arbitrary waveform editing interface. Versatile modulation types include AM, FM, PM, ASK, FSK, PSK and PWM. The instruments offer standard interfaces USB Host & Device and LAN (LXI Core Device 2011) and a 3.5“ TFT colour display. All models are supported by the Ultra Station PC software tool. Rigol Technologies http://eu.rigol.com VDSL vectoring transformers support high speed data rates Pulse Electronics’ BX4285LNL and BX4285LNLT VDSL vectoring transformers can be used in both VDSL2 vectoring and non-vectoring configurations as Class H line drivers to deliver high bandwidth over existing copper transmission lines. The Pulse Electronics transformers can be used with Broadcom’s BCM65x00 chipset family that integrates vectoring technology. The transformers provide excellent longitudinal balance and total harmonic distortion on an extremely compact platform. VDSL2 has the potential to reach 100 Mbps, but noise among the lines in a cable impedes performance. VDSL2 vectoring cuts out all of the noise, or interference, among the VDSL2 lines in a bundle, so every line within a bundle can operate at peak performance, as if no other VDSL2 lines are present. This results in superior performance and enables copper to reach its full potential. The BX4285LNL is packaged in trays while the BX4285LNLT is packaged in tape and reel. They are available now with a leadtime of 8 weeks. Pulse www.pulseelectronics.com 48 Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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