Prototyping Equipment

Test & Measuring Instruments

Extension Board fosters IoT, wearable application development.

March 3, 2015

Xplained extension board, featuring Bosch Sensortec BNO055 intelligent 9-axis absolute orientation sensor, connects to Xplained prototyping and evaluation platform for Atmel | SMART ARM®-based MCUs. Suited for applications requiring context awareness and augmented reality, board is compatible with Xplained-PRO expansion connector and allows developers to prototype motion control and smart sensing designs using Atmel MCUs. Software examples are provided via Atmel Studio IDE. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments

3D Printer supports digital dentistry.

January 21, 2015

Engineered to meet demanding production needs of mid-size dental labs and mid-to-large-sized orthodontic labs, Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage is compatible with all Stratasys dental materials, including VeroDent, VeroDentPlus, and biocompatible VeroGlaze. Soluble support technology facilitates cleaning of dental parts with fine features, such as small removable die inserts in dental models. For complete flexibility, users can switch between soluble and water jet modes. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Stereolithography 3D Printer suits production level applications.

December 1, 2014

Along with resin module and integrated touchscreen controls that facilitate use, industrial ProX™ 800 offers compact footprint that does not sacrifice print volume or max part size capabilities. Enclosed, dustproof laser print heads; direct power print head control; and print material management system are also standard. System is compatible with biocompatible materials for surgical applications, CastPro casting pattern material, clear plastics, and materials for heat deflection up to 260°C. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software, Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing

Rapid Prototyping Kit digitizes wideband RF signals.

November 21, 2014

With AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ Kit, digital and analog designers can prototype JEDEC JESD204B SerDes GSPS data converter-to-FPGA interface on major FPGA platforms, including Xilinx’s UltraScale FPGA and Zynq All Programmable SoC devices for radar, instrumentation, wireless radio, and other DAQ applications. FMC form factor enables users to verify hardware and processing algorithms and rapidly move from prototype to production, minimizing risk associated with designing wideband RF signal processing systems. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Production 3D Printers utilize FDM technology.

November 13, 2014

Producing layer resolutions from 0.005–0.013 in., Fortus 450mc and Fortus 380mc feature build envelopes of 16 x 14 x 16 in. and 14 x 12 x 12 in., respectively. Fortus 450mc has capacity for 2 model material canisters and 2 support material canisters, while Fortus 380mc provides capacity for 2 canisters, 1 for model and 1 for support material. Both provide even temperature distribution and include digital touchscreen that allows adjustments to print job without disrupting 3D printer. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

RFID Development Platform aids positioning services integration.

October 3, 2014

Combining MCU-based motherboard with ThingMagic Mercury6e Series RFID modules and IDE built on ThingMagic's Mercury C API, ThingMagic® Mercury® xPRESS Sensor Hub supports network interfaces (PoE and WiFi) as well as GPS. Flexible development platform, accelerating creation of finished reader products, offers single unified software interface lets developers consume diverse sensor data and acts as hub for various transport interfaces and communication plug-ins. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Desktop Milling Machine, 3D Printer streamline rapid prototyping.

September 9, 2014

Desktop fabrication tools of monoFab™ series include ARM-10 additive 3D printer and SRM-20 compact 3D subtractive milling machine. Supplied with monoFab Player AM software, rapid prototyping 3D printer incorporates DLP layered projection system and supports simultaneous production of multiple objects within same work area. Desktop mill, incorporating subtractive rapid prototyping technologies, features milling spindle, independent collet, circuit board, and firmware. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

Haptic Development Kit enables tactile feedback prototyping.

September 8, 2014

Using Bluetooth® low energy and iOS app, DRV2605EVM-BT Kit enables designers to create haptic sequences and LED patterns for tactile feedback, notifications, and alerts from pre-licensed library of more than 100 haptic effects, eliminating wires and need to design haptic waveforms. Kit features DRV2605 haptic driver for ERM/LRA, SimpleLink™ Bluetooth CC2541 wireless microcontroller, and both LRA and alkaline battery support, enabling designers to mount board to any surface for prototyping. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software, Materials & Material Processing

Rapid Prototyping Platform supports low-power verification.

July 22, 2014

System Development Suite includes Cadence® Protium™ rapid FPGA prototyping platform for software development as well as IEEE 1801 low power standard verification and debug support in Cadence Palladium® XP II verification computing platform. These features enable system and semiconductor companies in mobile, consumer, networking and storage segments to address such design challenges as early software bring-up and reduced power consumption. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

OpenBTS Development Cell Network serves test labs, universities.

June 2, 2014

Range Networks Professional Development Kit facilitates experiments with OpenBTS™ or simulation of small, 2.5G cellular voice and data networks. Enabling test network setup and accelerating call initiation, Linux-based system combines access and core functions while allowing hands-on testing and development of applications. Base station comes with commercial release of OpenBTS, is fully operational out-of-the-box, and includes Asterisk softswitch, SIP authentication server, and SMS server. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Fasteners & Hardware

Display System Development Solution is compatible with Arduino.

May 16, 2014

Able to be programmed via Arduino IDE, VM800P series provides engineers with everything necessary to implement effective HMIs: FTDI Chip FT800 EVE graphic controller IC, FT232R USB interface IC, ATMEGA328P 8-bit RISC-based MCU (16 MHz), touch-enabled display LCD panel (3.5, 4.3, and 5.0 in.), backlight LED driver, audio PA, and micro speaker. Micro-SD socket is complemented by 4 GB SD card, which contains 50+ pre-loaded Embedded Video Engine (EVE) sample applications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Prototyping Automation Software incorporates debug capabilities.

April 30, 2014

Intended for Synopsys HAPS® FPGA-based prototyping systems, ProtoCompiler offers integrated prototyping tool set with built-in HAPS hardware knowledge. Functionality enables efficient prototyping with HAPS by providing automated partitioning engine, integrated debug support, and HDL compilation. Designers can compile RTL and then generate multi-FPGA design partition within minutes. For validation of complex hardware/software interactions, storage options provide seconds of debug visibility. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Materials & Material Processing

Wireless Prototyping Platform leverages LabVIEW RIO architecture.

April 25, 2014

As integrated SDR solution for prototyping multichannel wireless communication systems, USRP RIO combines 2 x 2 MIMO RF transceiver, capable of transmitting and receiving signals from 50 MHz to 6 GHz, with open LabVIEW programmable FPGA architecture. Functionality enables prototyping of real-time systems and testing under real-world conditions. Offering graphical design approach, this 1U half wide, 19 in. rack mountable platform features Xilinx Kintex-7 Series FPGA and PCIe connection.
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Test & Measuring Instruments, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

3D Printer produces accurate dental and orthodontic models.

February 28, 2014

Providing access to advanced digital dentistry, Objet Eden260V Dental Advantage 3D Printer produces surgical guides and dental models in-house directly from intraoral scanner output. Unit features custom-tailored materials package and large build tray that optimizes workflow and productivity by printing more models in single build. With copier-sized footprint and quiet operation, printer offers unobtrusive operation in any lab or dental practice. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless-Ready Video Processing System accelerates product design.

February 14, 2014

App-ready development platform for medical imaging and telemedicine designers, Andromeda Reference Platform accelerates prototype development. System comes with Linux OS, sample applications, and documentation as well as carrier card, video I/O module, touchscreen display, and ultra-small form-factor system-on-module. Latter is available with two versions of ARM Cortex A8-based Texas Instruments DSPs: TMS320DM8148 with SGX530 Graphics Acceleration and TMS320DM8168 with HD Video Acceleration. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Plug-and-Play Tool accelerates instrument development.

February 5, 2014

Applying PbS and PbSe detector technologies, Position Detection Prototype Kit accelerates prototyping and product development for position or flash detection instruments. Kit consists of 2 lead salt detectors, which provide sensitivity of 1.510 Jones across 1.0–5.5 µm IR region, positioned at 90° angles to each other to maximize overlapping fields of view and optimize triangulation of position of target IR signal. Circuitry, integrated electronics, and supporting software are included. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Desktop 3D Printer achieves 100 nm resolution.

January 13, 2014

Based on stereolithography technology, OWL Nano Printer positions laser source just centimeters from structure, minimizing beam distortion and allowing single strand laser to focus on area as small as 100 nm. Laser also maintains perfect perpendicular position below object it is forming, which creates balanced 3D print. Featuring 6 x 6 x 8 in. build volume and build temperatures from 72–77°F, printer utilizes acrylate and photopolymer resin materials. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Prototyping Systems include IP-/subsystem optimized functions.

December 20, 2013

Offering up to 4 million ASIC gates of capacity and HAPS-70 series plug-and-play compatibility, FPGA-based HAPS® Developer eXpress (HAPS-DX) aids IP and subsystem prototyping. Included customized synthesis and debug software accelerates prototype bring-up and streamlines transition from individual IP blocks to full SoC validation. Features include HAPS Deep Trace Debug hardware, Synopsys Verdi3™ debug software, UMRBus interface, and optional transactors for ARM® AMBA® interconnect. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software

Illumination Design Software offers enhanced analysis features.

December 20, 2013

LightTools® v8.1 is 3D optical engineering and design software that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization, and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. Along with multi-threaded processing support, feature set covers targeted analysis of illuminance region and intensity output charts, creation of complex lighting components with swept and freeform objects, modeling of optical surface scattering, and street and automotive lighting design and analysis. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Micro-SLA 3D Printer targets dental labs and jewelers.

December 12, 2013

With 1.69 x 1.06 x 7.08 in. print volume, ProJet® 1200 prints 30 micron layers at 585 dpi resolution, resulting in fine feature details reflecting true-to-CAD accuracy. System uses VisiJet® FTX Green material, which is tailored for plastic prototyping and casting patterns, making it suitable for jewelers, dental labs, and designers of very small detail products such as collectibles and electronic component parts. Read More