The Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT enables OEMS and system integrators to setup storage and RAID
solutions in a number of applications such as video surveillance, image
processing and infotainment. The Kontron storage solution can be integrated in
existing CompactPCI installations, reducing development efforts and time to market.
harsh environments, the Kontron
storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT was tested to railway standards for shock
and vibration (EN50155) and offers an extended operating temperature range of
-40 to +85C. The Kontron CP-HDD-S carrier boards consist of an aluminum frame with a mounted carrier
PCB which can host one 2.5 inch HDD or SSD drive of which the latter is also
available for the full extended
temperature. For mechanical stability, two (optionally available) metal guide pins can
be installed in the backplane to secure the carrier board for additional shock
and vibration resistance.
The SATA II compliant
Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT is a 3U CompactPCI carrier
solution for 2.5 inches HDDs and SSDs. It consists of one or two carrier boards
plus an easy to integrate backplane. Its design allows the robust and versatile Kontron
CP-HDD-S-KIT to be easily installed in all 19 inch enclosures, regardless of
whether 3U or 6U CompactPCI. This flexibility makes the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT a fit
for various applications in transportation, military, aerospace and industrial automation environments.
The Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT carrier boards provide LEDs for
activity and error indication. The carrier boards are fully hot pluggable,
ensuring fast maintenance without the need to shutdown the running system. For high-speed read and write access, SATA II is supported on the Kontron
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.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.