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Trimble Week Number Rollover Details

Trimble Week Number Rollover Details

Trimble Week Number Rollover Details 

Trimble have brought to our attention an upcoming event that could affect the performance of their GPS devices.

The Problem

On April 6, 2019 there will be a GPS rollover that could affect all GPS / Timing units in the world, regardless of manufacturer.  

The Background

In addition to providing accurate location information, the Global Positioning System provides accurate timing information to many critical systems – power grid, communications, financial markets, emergency services, and industrial control to name a few. It also includes the ability to transmit the proper date and time to a receiver by supplying the receiver with the current week and the current number of seconds into the week. This allows the receiver to translate the date and time into a more typical format – day, month, year, and time of day.

However, the ...

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Manufacturer:
Trimble
Published:
Thu, 28 Mar 2019

New Products

congatec conga-B7E3 - COM Express® basic Type 7 AMD EPYC 3000

congatec conga-B7E3 - COM Express® basic Type 7 AMD EPYC 3000

Congatec's new conga-B7E3 COM Express Type 7 modules are equipped with AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 processors with 4, 8, 12, or 16 high-performance cores, support simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) and up to 96 GB of DDR4 2666 RAM in the COM Express Basic form factor and up to 1TB in full custom designs. Measuring just 125 x 95 mm, the COM Express Basic Type 7 module supports up 4x 10 GbE and up to 32 PCIe Gen 3 lanes. For storage the module even integrates an optional 1 TB NVMe SSD and offers 2x SATA Gen 3.0 ports for conventional drives. Further interfaces include 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4x USB 2.0 as well as 2x UART, GPIO, I2C, LPC and SPI. Attractive features also include seamless support of dedicated high-end GPUs and improved floating-point performance, which is essential for emerging AI and HPC applications. congatec also offers advanced cooling solutions for its COM Express Type 7 Server...

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Manufacturer:
Congatec
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Congatec conga-TC370 - COM Express® compact Type 6

Congatec conga-TC370 - COM Express® compact Type 6

The new conga-TC370 COM Express Basic module is available with a range of different Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 and Celeron processors all with a 15W TDP dissipation. Bandwidth intensive applications will benefit from up to 64-gigabyte dual-channel channel 2400 DDR4 memory. In regards to graphical experience, they feature the latest generation Intel® HD graphics supporting up to three independent displays with up to 4k @ 60 Hz via DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 – both with HDCP 2.2, and eDP 1.4 support. Additionally, the modules also offer dual channel LVDS and VGA for legacy displays. Thanks to hardware-accelerated 10-bit encoding/decoding and high dynamic range of HEVC and VP9, HD streams are becoming more vivid and lifelike in both directions.

The modules offer all the common I/O interfaces of the Type 6 pinout including 4x SATA 6G ports with RAID0/1 support Further I/O interfac...

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Manufacturer:
Congatec
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

MEN Mikro NL30 - Managed 12-Port Ethernet Switch

MEN Mikro NL30 - Managed 12-Port Ethernet Switch

MEN's "NL" Ethernet switch family principle is based on a wide range of configuration options (e.g., amount of Ethernet ports, fibre connections or Power over Ethernet) to easily adapt the switch to application requirements.

Flexible Concept in a Small Housing

The NL30 is a 12+2-port fully managed layer 2/3 Ethernet switch, providing a wide range of configuration options with 12 M12 Gigabit Ethernet ports. M12 connectors can be configured to be A-, D- or X-coded and combinations are also possible. The X-coded connectors are designed as push-pull and screwed variants (Harting concept). The NL30 offers two optional Ethernet fibre ports with 1000BASE-SX as a standard variant. The mechanical concept is an extremely compact, high-quality aluminium housing providing high port density and ultra-high ruggedness. It is designed for wall-mounting, but
mounting in a 19" rack is also an op...

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Manufacturer:
MEN Mikro
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

MEN Mikro NL31 - Managed 12-Port Ethernet Switch with PoE+

MEN Mikro NL31 - Managed 12-Port Ethernet Switch with PoE+

MEN's "NL" Ethernet switch family principle is based on a wide range of configuration options (e.g., amount of Ethernet ports, fibre connections or Power over Ethernet) to easily adapt the switch to application requirements.

Flexible Concept in a Small Housing

The NL31 is a 12+2-port fully managed layer 2/3 Ethernet switch, providing a wide range of configuration options with 12 M12 Gigabit Ethernet ports. M12 connectors can be configured to be A-, D- or X-coded and combinations are also possible. The X-coded connectors are designed as push-pull and screwed variants (Harting concept). The NL31 offers two optional Ethernet fibre ports with 1000BASE-SX as a standard variant. The mechanical concept is an extremely compact, high-quality aluminium housing providing high port density and ultra-high ruggedness. It is designed for wall-mounting, but
mounting in a 19" rack is also an op...

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Manufacturer:
MEN Mikro
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Congatec conga-IC370 - Industrial 8th Gen Intel MiniITX

Congatec conga-IC370 - Industrial 8th Gen Intel MiniITX

Congatec's new industrial-grade conga-IC370 Thin Mini-ITX motherboards ship with 2 different dual-core variants of 8th Gen Intel® Core™ U SoC processors. The new boards offers all this and many more interfaces with an economical 15W TDP, which is scalable from 10W (800 MHz) to 25W (up to 4.6 GHz in Turbo Boost mode). Two SO-DIMM sockets support up to 64GB DDR4-2400 memory. For the first time, USB 3.1 Gen2 is now supported natively. This USB SuperSpeed+ interface is capable of transferring up to 10 Gbps, which makes it possible to transfer even uncompressed UHD video from a camera to a monitor.

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Manufacturer:
Congatec
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Kontron KISS 1U Short V3 CFL - Compact 1U Embedded Rackmount IPC

Kontron KISS 1U Short V3 CFL - Compact 1U Embedded Rackmount IPC

Kontron’s KISS rackmount systems are designed and tested for challenging environments and are therefore the perfect fit for high temperature and mechanical stress conditions. Industrial grade design, in combination with high processing performance, allows industrial applications requiring high performance and storage capabilities, e.g. high-end image processing and SCADA/MES applications.

The new KISS rackmount systems are ideally suited even for complex computing tasks such as ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) and machine learning based on processing and analytics of a huge amount of data. Efficient thermal concepts, maintenance-free and customizable designs, high-performance computing and graphics power enable 24/7 operation and long-term deployment.

A high degree of customization is facilitated through features like removable drives and various expansion cards.

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Kontron Qseven-Q7AMX8X - Quad Core ARM Module

Kontron Qseven-Q7AMX8X - Quad Core ARM Module

The Qseven-Q7AMX8X module is Kontron's latest offering in the Qseven® form factor with the dimensions 70x70mm and offers the possibility to operate two displays. An HDMI and a dual-channel LVDS interface are available for this purpose. The equipment also includes up to three GB LPDDR4 memory, one Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port, up to three PCI Express (PCIe) and five USB 2.0 ports as well as one USB 3.0 port. Between 2 and 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash memory serve as mass storage. In addition, the Qseven-Q7AMX8X module has a SDIO card slot and a serial interface. With numerous additional interfaces, the module can be used according to individual requirements, including one I2S, one I2C, one SPI, two MIPI CSI, eight GPIO and one CAN interface. Uboot serves as boot loader, a board support package for Yocto Linux is available.

The Qseven-Q7AMX8X module optionally supports the Kontron APPROTECT s...

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Kontron mITX-CFL-S - Industrial 8th Gen Intel Core MiniITX

Kontron mITX-CFL-S - Industrial 8th Gen Intel Core MiniITX

Kontron’s mITX-CFL-S is a Mini-ITX industrial motherboard equipped with next-generation Intel® Coffee Lake processors. It has two types of derived models based on Core™ i and Xeon® E processors respectively, making it suitable for enhanced embedded applications in infotainment, industrial automation, process control, small business/storage server, entry / mobile / cloud workstation, media transcode and edge computing / IoT segments.

In addition to a variety of peripheral interfaces, mITX-CFL-S has two SATA 3.0 sockets, one PCIe x16 slot, one M.2 Key M socket, one M.2 Key A socket and one M.2 Key B socket for great storage and expansion possibilities.

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Kontron KBox B-201-CFL - High Performance Embedded i5/i7 PC

Kontron KBox B-201-CFL - High Performance Embedded i5/i7 PC

The KBox B-201-CFL features high performance in a compact housing and with low noise level (maximum 34 dB(A)). Thanks to its 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors and the Intel® H310 Express chipset, the KBox B-201-CFL is geared towards compute-intensive processes and large amounts of data.

This makes it particularly suitable for use in high-end image processing and plant data collection. In addition, the KBox is EN55032 class B-certified, complying with stricter radio interference limits than class A. This makes it ideal not only for use in industrial environments, but also for residential and commercial applications, or in their immediate vicinity. Along with its modern design, this makes the KBox B-201-CFL the ideal computer for architecture and graphics offices as well as music studios. The large number of interfaces, as well as the 2.5 inch SSD, and a fast M.2 SSD provi...

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

MEN Mikro NL33 - Managed 24-Port Ethernet Switch

MEN Mikro NL33 - Managed 24-Port Ethernet Switch

MEN's "NL" Ethernet switch family principle is based on a wide range of configuration options (e.g., amount of Ethernet ports, fibre connections or Power over Ethernet) to easily adapt the switch to application requirements.

Flexible Concept in a Small Housing

The NL33 is a 24+2-port fully managed layer 2/3 Ethernet switch, providing a wide range of configuration options with 24 M12 Gigabit Ethernet ports. M12 connectors can be configured to be A-, D- or X-coded and combinations are also possible. The X-coded connectors are designed as push-pull and screwed variants (Harting concept). The NL33 offers two optional Ethernet fibre ports with 1000BASE-SX as a standard variant. The mechanical concept is an extremely compact, high-quality aluminium housing providing high port density and ultra-high ruggedness. It is designed for wall-mounting, but mounting in a 19" rack is also an opt...

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Manufacturer:
MEN Mikro
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Kontron KBox A-330-RPI - Embedded Industrial ARM Box PC

Kontron KBox A-330-RPI - Embedded Industrial ARM Box PC

Based on the BROADCOM BCM2837B0 Quad Core Arm® A53 processor/Raspberry Pi Compute Module CM3+ the Kontron KBox A-330-RPI was developed as a compact industrial-grade Box PC for the top hat rail, ideal for cost-sensitive control and gateway applications.

The KBox A-330-RPI is based on the long-term available Raspberry Pi Compute Module CM3+ and can therefore use the huge software pool of the Raspberry Pi community. Equipped with a Broadcom® BCM2837 Quad Core™ Arm® processor, the KBox A-330-RPI is compatible with the established Raspberry Pi standards and has been enhanced with industrial features. It thereby supports developers creating applications for demanding and harsh industrial environments.

On a project basis, applications are possible realizable that include advanced security features such as secure authentication and data encryption that go beyond normal security req...

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Kontron KBox A-230-LS  - Embedded Fanless PC with TSN

Kontron KBox A-230-LS - Embedded Fanless PC with TSN

Based on the NXP Dual Cortex processor LS1028A the KBox A-230-LS is a TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) Industrial Box PC. This KBox is equipped with a SMARC module and has five TSN-capable 1GB Ethernet ports which meet IEEE 802.1 TSN specifications.

Integrated GPU and LCD controller in the CPU make Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems possible.

It is designed to run continuously and fully qualified for industrial operation. The two Arm®v8 cores support real-time processing for industrial control, as well as virtual machines for edge computing in the IoT.

The A-230-LS is maintenance-free with no battery and no fan. It supports the security solution Kontron APPROTECT based on the Wibu-Systems CodeMeter® technology and provides copy protection to fully safeguard customers' IP, as well as reverse engineering protection with hardware-based encryption.

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Congatec conga-JC370 - Embedded 3.5 SBC Intel 8th Gen Core i7

Congatec conga-JC370 - Embedded 3.5 SBC Intel 8th Gen Core i7

Congatec's new conga-JC370 3.5 inch SBC is equipped with the 1.8 GHz quad-Core™ Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Mobile processor that impresses with a performance increase of up to 40% compared to previous U-Series processors (codenamed Kaby Lake) enabled by a leap from 2 to 4 cores along with the improved micro architecture. The memory is designed to match this performance boost: Two DDR4 SODIMM sockets with up to 2400 MT/s are available for a total of up to 64GB.

For the first time, USB 3.1 Gen2 is now supported natively. This USB SuperSpeed+ interface is capable of transferring up to 10 Gbps or 1.25 GByte/s, which makes it possible to transfer even uncompressed UHD video from a camera to a monitor. The new conga-JC370 provides this performance via a rear USB-C connector that also supports 1x DisplayPort++ and power delivery for peripheral devices, thereby enabling monitor connection ...

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Manufacturer:
Congatec
Published:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019

MEN Mikro NL34 - Managed 24-Port PoE Ethernet Switch

MEN Mikro NL34 - Managed 24-Port PoE Ethernet Switch

MEN's "NL" Ethernet switch family principle is based on a wide range of configuration options (e.g., amount of Ethernet ports, fibre connections or Power over Ethernet) to easily adapt the switch to application requirements.

Flexible Concept in a Small Housing

The NL34 is a 24+2-port fully managed layer 2/3 Ethernet switch, providing a wide range of configuration options with 24 M12 Gigabit Ethernet ports. M12 connectors can be configured to be A-, D- or X-coded and combinations are also possible. The X-coded connectors are designed as push-pull and screwed variants (Harting concept). The NL34 offers two optional Ethernet fibre ports with 1000BASE-SX as a standard variant. The mechanical concept is an extremely compact, high-quality aluminium housing providing high port density and ultra-high ruggedness. It is designed for wall-mounting, but mounting in a 19" rack is also an opt...

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Manufacturer:
MEN Mikro
Published:
Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Kontron KBox A-330-MX6 - Embedded Industrial ARM Box PC

Kontron KBox A-330-MX6 - Embedded Industrial ARM Box PC

Based on the long-term available NXP i.MX6 Dual Core™ Arm® processor the Kontron KBox A-330-MX6 was developed as a compact industrial-grade Box PC for the top hat rail, ideal for cost-sensitive control and gateway applications e.g. in a control cabinet.

The KBox A-330-MX6 offers additional industrial protocol stacks such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, Modbus and CANopen to enable customers to easily integrate control software.

On a project basis, applications are possible realizable that include advanced security features such as secure authentication and data encryption that go beyond normal security requirements.

The system operates fanless and is designed for industrial control and gateway tasks in control cabinets due to its slim design and the possibility of DIN rail mounting. Two Fast Ethernet ports, RS232, RS485 or CAN and four IO ports are available as interfaces. A powerf...

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Manufacturer:
Kontron
Published:
Fri, 08 Mar 2019