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Downloadable Application Modules for ThreadX RTOS

March 11, 2011 2:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Express Logic announced the introduction of downloadable application modules for its ThreadX RTOS. Downloadable application modules enable ThreadX-based applications to dynamically receive additional instructions from local mass storage or a network. Applications...

Single Channel Hi-Speed USB to UART/FIFO Interface IC

March 11, 2011 1:22 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has further strengthened its portfolio of USB interface IC products with the release of the FT232H USB2.0 Hi-Speed device. This versatile single channel USB to UART/FIFO interface device can be …

LDRA Boosts Automation and Transparency of Test Process

March 11, 2011 1:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification tools, has extended TBmanager, a test management and traceability component within the LDRA tool suite. With the adoption of process-oriented standards such as IEC 62304, IEC 61508:2010 and …


Making Boundary-Scan more comfortable

March 10, 2011 1:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – JTAG Technologies has updated its ProVision suite of boundary-scan development tools with the addition of 11 enhancements. When JTAG Technologies launched ProVision in 2006 it changed the way users work with boundary-scan. There have been a …

Less handling steps with Multitest MT2168

March 10, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The MT2168 benchmark pick and place test handler from Multitest has proven its high production performance in the field. Best jam rate statistics are evidence of the successful new design concept. The design concept of the MT2168 is optimized for …

Modular PXI Solution for CAN Communication

March 10, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Goepel electronic introduced PXI 6153, a modular communication controller for CAN, based on the Series 61. The scalable architecture provides an extensive range of options for individual and flexible controller configurations and functional upgradability at a later date. The basic …...

Cameras out of the salt shaker(3)

March 8, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

There have been gloves and shavers for one-off use for a long time. In future, there will also be disposable endoscopes for minimally invasive operations on the human body. A new microcamera is what makes it possible. It is as …

Xilinx introduces Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform

March 8, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Xilinx unveiled the Zynq-7000 family, the industry’s first Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) developed to achieve the levels of processing and compute performance required in high-end embedded applications targeting markets such as video surveillance, automotive...


Japan announces domestic stealth fighter

March 8, 2011 12:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Responding to regional threats and the United States’ refusal to share F-22 technology, Japan is developing its own stealth fighter. The “land of the rising sun” intends to fly its first stealth fighter prototype by 2014. Japan and Israel have both expressed interest in the “air supremacy weapon”, the F-22 Raptor.

Nokia starts talks with Finnish staff over revamp

March 8, 2011 9:15 am | News | Comments

Nokia, the world's top cellphone maker, said it will start talks with Finnish employees over the company's new strategy, which unions fear could cost more than 5,000 jobs in the Nordic country.

Wireless expert Parrot seeks acquisitions

March 8, 2011 9:09 am | News | Comments

French wireless devices specialist Parrot (PARRO.PA) is looking for acquisitions and has up to 40 million euros available to spend, its finance director told Reuters on Tuesday.

Hackers target French Finance Ministry, G-20 plans

March 8, 2011 9:06 am | News | Comments

Hackers infiltrated French government computers in search of information about France's leadership of the Group of 20 leading economies, the country's budget minister said Monday.

Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids

March 8, 2011 9:04 am | News | Comments

Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the 4-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot that teaches about emotions and physical contact - and now she hugs everyone.


Premier Farnell and Embest bring EAGLE CAD software to China

March 8, 2011 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell plc announces CadSoft GmbH, a trading division of Premier Farnell, has partnered with Embest to jointly launch CadSoft’s EAGLE, the award winning software and the best selling Computer-aided Design (CAD) tool of its kind now available for use in the Chinese market.

Gecko microcontroller family with Cortex-M0

March 7, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Energy Micro is to extend the reach of its ultra low power EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family with the introduction of an ARM Cortex-M0 based product line and has improved the low power performance of its forthcoming …

Simplified Multicore Migration

March 7, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EMBEDDED WORLD 2011 – Enea announced that in order to ease the transition to multicore processing for its current and future customers the company will launch the Enea Multicore Migration Platform (MMP). The MMP will help developers of multicore systems …

Validation tools for mobile and desktop systems

March 7, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EMBEDDED WORLD 2011 – ASSET, with its ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments, is the first tools provider to launch third-party validation and debug tools for designs targeting future 22nm based Intel Core processors for the desktop and mobile marketplaces. ASSET …

European Research Consortium to Unveil Breakthrough of Gigabit Transmissions over POF at OFC 2011

March 4, 2011 5:31 am | News | Comments

POF-PLUS, an EU sponsored research consortium backed by some of Europe’s largest telecom operators, including France Telecom and Telecom Italia, will present at OFC 2011 results of its research into and development of new commercially viable technologies for transmission at Gigabit speeds over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF).

Hitex Safety Concept: Honored with the Embedded AWARD 2011

March 3, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hitex Development Tools has been honored at this year’s Embedded World with the Embedded AWARD 2011 for its especially innovative safety concept. After 2008 and 2010 Hitex has now been selected for this prestigious award for the third time which …

CPU board for high power density for SWaP-optimized VPX applications

March 3, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Kontron expanded its VPX ecosystem with the 3U VPX CPU board VX3035 based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor. Integrating the Intel Core i7 2655LE processor, Intel HD graphics and features such as Intel …

COM Express Compact mini carrier board for quick design-in

March 3, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Congatec introduces the new conga-MCB, a mini carrier board for COM Express Compact modules that is perfect for space-critical applications. It is ideal for the quick construction of prototypes but can also be used for high …

The Plastic Processor

March 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Joseph Calamia | News | Comments

Take a bow, flexible chip. This week at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, in San Francisco, European researchers will introduce the world’s first microprocessor made with organic semiconductors. The 4000-transistor, 8-bit logic circuit has the processing power of only a 1970s-era silicon model...

• Embedded PC extension for dSPACE MicroAutoBox II

March 2, 2011 4:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011: With the MicroAutoBox Embedded PC, dSPACE is offering an optional extension for the MicroAutoBox compact prototyping system that is tailored to the needs of current development trends. The Embedded PC provides an Intel Atom processor (1.6 GHz), …

Sprite-based Graphics Controller for Automotive Applications

March 1, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe is pleased to announce the extension of its graphics controller family with the addition of MB88F333 ‘Indigo-L’ – a highly integrated single-chip graphics solution for automotive display systems. The MB88F333 ‘Indigo-L’ is a new sprite-based graphics...

single-phase electricity meter reference design based on Kinetis

March 1, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today announced a smart meter reference design that will be demonstrated during embedded world, March 1-3, 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany. The reference design, which will be featured as part of Freescale’s Smart Energy Wall display, provides a high-performance …...

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