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DN Staff

August 7, 2000

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Low profile keypad/mousepad

This rugged, Low Profile Keypad is designed to allow data input in tight spaces, featuring an integrated mouse on the keyboard. The keys have lower elevation and more conductive surface area, for both easier contact and washdown, the company says. The keypad can be installed in NEMA 12 or 4 cases, and has 114 keys with the option of a three-button HulaPoint(TM) pointing device.

Texas Industrial Peripherals, Box 49182, Austin, TX 78765; FAX (512) 837-0207; www.ikey.com.

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Fatigue testing

RS TWR (time waveform replication) is a method of performing durability simulation testing by reproducing measured (or synthesized) reference time signals on multi-axis test rigs. The system is a module of RS LabSite software from Instron Schenck Testing Systems, used in conjunction with the Labtronic 8800 controller. It is designed to produce results much faster than the traditional fatigue design process of using working prototype "mules."

LMS International, 5455 Corporate Dr., Suite 303, Troy, MI 48098; FAX (248) 952-1610; www.lmsintl.com.

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EDA software

ProGenesis(R)2000 is the newest version of this electronic design automation (EDA) software, in use by integrated circuit and fabless semiconductor manufacturers for automated standard cell library generation and migration-creating the building blocks of digital ICs. This version has added hierarchical graphic editing, force analysis, an object editor, 3D compaction, and more.

Prolific Inc., 39899 Balentine Dr., Suite 380, Newark, CA 94560; FAX (510) 252-0491; www.prolificinc.com.

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High-res, single-board computer

The PCM-5822 is a small form-factor, low power, single board computer featuring high-resolution TV output, suitable for in-dash and other mobile applications. The 3.5-inch board includes an MMX-class Cyrix(TM)GXM-200 processor, up to 64 MB of RAM, a CompactFlash(TM)socket, on-board Ethernet, a parallel port, an infrared port, two serial ports, 2 USB connectors, and more. And it all runs on just eight watts for 64 MB, so it can be used without a fan.

Advantech Technologies Inc., 15375 Barranca Pkwy., Suite A-106, Irvine, CA 92618; FAX (949) 789-7179; www.advantech.com.

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Milling software

Mastercam Mill version 8 is Windows-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, and surface and solid modeling. It is designed to simplify programming and modification of all milling operations, including pocketing, contouring, drilling, multi-surface roughing and finishing, and multi-axis machining. It features full toolpath/geometry associativity, enhances surface and solid machining, and new high-speed machining motion.

CNC Software Inc., 671 Old Post Rd., Tolland, CT 06084; FAX (860) 872-1565; www.mastercam.com.

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Multimedia CPU

The AAIO586/MM slot CPU is a high-performance ISA module using Pentium-class processors from various manufacturers. Running at clock rates from 100 to 450 MHz, it measures 120 x 200 mm, and comes with a PC/104 Plus expansion socket and a North Bridge with integral Accelerated Graphics Port controller. The device is designed for integrating multimedia and industrial applications, including controllers, process visualization and kiosk systems, and information terminals in banks and railway stations.

MicroDesign USA, 1800 Business Park Drive, Suite 307, Clarksville, TN 37040; FAX (931) 920-4309; http://microdesignco.com.

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PMC module for communications

Palomar III(TM)is a PowerPC-based PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) module, using two IBM devices; the PowerPC 750 processor and the dual bridge and memory controller. It is designed for applications with communications system designers for memory/FPGA or other system expansion. The device has a 366-500 MHz processor, 1 MB L2 cache, 128 to 512 SDRAM (ECC), and 512 KB of boot flash.

SBS Technologies Inc., 2400 Louisiana Blvd. NE AFC Building 5, Suite 600, Albuquerque, NM 87110; FAX (505) 875-0404; www.sbs.com.

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