The GPIB (general purpose interface bus) ENET/100 controller and
PCI-8212 from National Instruments (Austin, TX) combine for creating high-speed
interfaces on Ethernet networks. "They are used for connecting, sharing, and
controlling applications," says Brad Turpin, an applications engineer at
National Instruments. Both products are HS488 compliant.
The GPIB ENET/100 allows users to access remote test equipment via
TCP/IP protocols on 10BaseT and 100BaseT networks. "Users achieve more than ten
times the performance compared to existing network GPIB controllers," says
The PCI-8212 has a GPIB controller and a standard Ethernet
controller in a single PCI board. "It saves slots in the user's computer," says
Turpin. The GPIB controller chip, developed by Intel, is also compatible with
10BaseT and 100BaseT networks. For more information about the GPIB products,
contact Turpin at (512) 683-0100.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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