SOURCE: Elan Digital Systems Ltd.

September 06, 2005 08:00 ET

Elan Predicts Dedicated Sensor Hardware a Thing of the Past

FAREHAM, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- Elan Digital offers a new concept in measurement technology allowing system design companies to easily and cheaply extend their product ranges, based upon a standard hardware platform, and so making dedicated hardware a thing of the past. Elan Digital is producing a Universal Sensor Interface card (USI) which provides a 'one size fits all' approach to measurement systems architecture.

By enabling the use of a PDA or PC as the processor platform, Elan's USI Compact Flash card interfaces to whichever sensor is employed. USI supports virtually any kind of sensor input including temperature, pressure, moisture, pH, acceleration, radiation, and electromagnetic field strength among others.

This new card provides a standard hardware interface between the sensor and a PC or PDA, with only the software needing to be customised to suit the application. This makes it possible to avoid purchasing costly dedicated hardware for each application and to use the card in a multi-tasking role.

As signal processing and data logging comes as standard with PDAs or PCs and application software runs on Windows or Linux OS, it greatly simplifies the system designer's task. In addition, where wireless networking and bluetooth interfaces are included with PDAs or PCs these options provide easy remote connectivity.

For further information call Elan Digital Systems Limited on +44 1489 579799 or email

About Elan

Elan Digital is a specialist design house centred on interface technology. A world-wide range of clients uses their products and custom design services. Elan Digital is a privately owned company which has gained unique experience over its 28-year history and uses the latest design & manufacturing technology which makes them one of the leading PC and PDA interface design companies globally. In recent years Elan Digital has expanded its design expertise to include USB, Express Card and SD technologies and has focused its design efforts on unique products for the fast-growing mobile datacomms market. Elan Digital has ISO9001 (2000) approval.

Known for their expertise in innovative designs, Elan has a number of international design patents related to their own proprietary products. Additionally, Elan is a winner of UK Government SMART Awards for creative design.

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