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Android Accessory Development with chipKIT MAX32

November 15, 2011 3:37 am | Videos | Comments

This video demonstrates a working application example from Microchip's Accessory Framework for Android running on the chipKIT Development Platform.

Oscillators Tout Tight Frequency Stability and Operate Over Wide Temperature Range

November 14, 2011 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics offers its XpressO XO oscillators with a tight frequency stability to ±25 ppm over the operating temperature range of -20°C to +70°C in a miniature 3.2-mm x 2.5-mm package. The new HCMOS 3.3 V FXO-HC336 is appropriate for use in

Mini-ITX Mainboard Targets Digital Home Media Enthusiasts

November 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc. announced the VIA VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard, a platform for DIY enthusiasts to custom build stylish home desktop and media center PCs. Featuring a high-performance 1.4 GHz VIA Nano X2 dual core processor and the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one

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1.69-inch Color OLED Features 160x128 Pixel Resolution

November 10, 2011 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays’ OSD160128P0907-10 measures in at 1.45” diagonal active-area in a 160x128 pixel resolution. According to the company, similar size color PMOLED displays feature only 128 x128 resolution, which

Is Digital Power the Right Choice?

November 10, 2011 10:49 am | by Bruce Haug, Linear Technology Corporation, www.linear.com | Articles | Comments

Experienced digital power users are normally well aware of the benefits of digital power system management. However, for those who are considering whether it makes sense for their products, its benefits may not be so obvious.

DSCs and MCUs Bring 70 MIPS Performance and Cap Touch to Cost-Sensitive Designs

November 10, 2011 6:16 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the expansion of its enhanced core  16-bit dsPIC33 and PIC24 “E” Digital Signal Controller (DSC) and microcontroller (MCU) families  to include on-chip op amps and Microchip’s Charge Time Measurement Unit peripheral.

Embedded Computer Features the AMD Fusion APU

November 9, 2011 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic Supply introduces the NC108-1HD AMD Fusion System, designed around a Nano-ITX motherboard featuring the 1.6 GHz AMD T56N embedded G-series Fusion APU.

Collaboration Brings SYSGO PikeOS Virtualization to MIPS32 Cores

November 9, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

MIPS Technologies and SYSGO announced they are collaborating to bring SYSGO’s embedded virtualization technology to MIPS32 processor cores. 

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Overcoming Battery-related Design Limitations in Mobile Devices

November 9, 2011 4:50 am | by Marc Juzkow, VP of R&D and Engineering, Leyden Energy, www.leydenenergy.com | Articles | Comments

While mobile technology is racing into the future, lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology is stuck somewhere in the ’90s. Neither consumers nor mobile product manufacturers are happy with its performance and battery life issues. The problem is thermal instability.

Single-Chip PWM Solution Provides Less Than 30-mW Standby Power for Space-Constrained Apps

November 8, 2011 9:37 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN6756 PWM controller featuring mWSaver technology, which enables the reduction of standby power loss in the external circuit without using additional support ICs. The single-chip green-mode PWM controller is capable of

OpenVPX Reference Platform Handles High-bandwidth, Intense Computing Reqs

November 7, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers the VPX-300, an OpenVPX reference platform designed to ensure interoperability among 3U VPX boards used within high performance, compute intensive applications. The OpenVPX backplane profile provides

FPGA Network Processing Card Offers Xilinx 7-Series Performance

November 7, 2011 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nallatech announced the availability of the PCIe-287N. This network processing card offers Xilinx 7-Series performance for network processing, cyber security, and algorithm-acceleration applications.

TTL I-O Card Targets Real-time PC-based Control Systems

November 7, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I69 is a remote 48 point TTL I/O card designed for fast real time PC based control systems. It communicates with the host with a robust RS-422 link with up to 100 ft link length. Standard CAT5 cables are used for wiring convenience. The card is

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Atollic TrueSTUDIO for ARM Overview

November 7, 2011 4:42 am | Videos | Comments

Atollic TrueSTUDIO is a premier C/C++ development tool for embedded developers, reducing time to market and increasing efficiency in your next embedded systems project.

HP Shapes the Future of Extreme Low-energy Server Technology

November 3, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

HP announced a new industry program comprising a new server development platform, customer discovery lab and partner ecosystem to help customers significantly reduce complexity, energy use and costs. 

element14 and Atmel Launch the SAM9 Development Kit

November 3, 2011 7:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

element14 has announced availability of the SAM9 development kit, a full-featured evaluation board centred on Atmel’s ARM based AT91SAM9G45 processor.

High Specification AT-cut Crystals Targets Specialist Apps

October 31, 2011 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IQD Frequency Products launched a new range of high specification crystals for specialist applications such as military, radar and pagers. The crystals are available in a variety of package styles including

Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessors Expand Design Capabilities

October 31, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessors from TI allow designers to explore infinite possibilities for upgrading their systems without increasing cost or power consumption.

Highest Capacity FPGA Now Shipping from Xilinx

October 28, 2011 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx introduces the Virtex-7 2000T -- the world's highest capacity programmable logic device ever built. 

After Slow Results of Google TV, Intel Turns Away from Television Semiconductors

October 28, 2011 8:24 am | News | Comments

With little room left to maneuver in the tough TV system-on-chip (SoC) market central to the ambitious Google TV initiative, Google partner Intel Corp. is quietly reshuffling resources away from the connected television semiconductor space and redirecting attention to the more profitable arena of chips for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, according to

Embedding Systems

October 28, 2011 6:59 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

The impact of convergence on the design community is not just increasing in scope, it's also speeding up. Consolidation of functionality and integration of subsystems has meant that the very definition of what an embedded system is becomes more elusive.

Overview of the QorIQ Multicore Configuration Suite

October 28, 2011 4:36 am | News | Comments

Learn how Freescale's QorIQ Configuration Suite can help reduce multicore development time.

Steve Jobs' Full Legacy Yet to be Written - What's Next?

October 28, 2011 4:27 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.

STM32F4 Discovery Kit Now Available

October 27, 2011 8:24 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has begun shipping the STM32F4 Discovery Kit to appointed distributors worldwide. The kit provides an ultra low-cost development environment enabling fast, convenient design starts using the new devices.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Bruce Douglass of IBM Rational on Ubiquitous Computing

October 27, 2011 7:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Bruce Douglass of IBM Rational on Ubiquitous Computing and the challenges it presents to the design engineering community.

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