UK engineering system specialist T-Cubed Ltd, Woking, Surrey, formed in 1987, is now offering its VME digital signal processing board through Slough based distributors Hawke Systems Ltd. The VME-T3A4, which uses four Inmos IMS A100 DSP processors, is claimed to deliver easy programming – all functions being initiated from a simplified control register. Optional plug-in modules enable the board to be used for data acquisition applications where programmable digital filtering is required these can be specified by the user. Applications software written in C for VMEbus operating systems such as OS-9, VERSAdos, Unix and Pdos are available for the boards, which Hawke has at UKP3,500 each. A new version, the VME-T3XX, which uses a Honeywell chip set, is to be released in March, and is claimed to transfer data at six megabytes per second. T-Cubed has also launched the DDRx Interface, providing communication between DEC MicroVAX and PDP systems and the Ampex DCRSi high speed digital tape recorder, and is currently being used by the UK Ministry of Defence. T Cubed’s John Cushion says the company’s turnover of UKP40,000 for the whole of 1988 should be exceeded in just the first quarter of this year.