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Atmel Broadens AVR MCU Family

March 12, 2012 1:38 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced 14 new devices in its AVR microcontroller (MCU) family, providing more options to meet unique design requirements. Used by well over 100,000 engineers worldwide, AVR microcontrollers are regarded for their performance, power efficiency and flexibility across many application areas. Adding more memory, connectivity peripherals and system integration, the newest devices

General-Purpose 8-bit MCUs Include Next-Generation Digital and Analog Peripherals

February 28, 2012 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring next-...

Technical Training Series in China Shows How To Move Applications Among 8, 16 and 32-bit

February 13, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a series of technical training seminars in China-beginning in...

ThreadX RTOS and NetX Duo TCP-IP Stack Enhance Cortex-M4 Performance

February 1, 2012 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic announced that it has ported its popular ThreadX RTOS and NetX TCP/IP stack to...

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Flowcode Developers Kit Integrates Graphical Programming to Ease Electronic Design

January 30, 2012 3:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

element14, the collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell, has teamed up with Microchip and Matrix to introduce the PIC18 Flowcode Developers Kit.

PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit Eases Development of 10-100 Ethernet Applications

January 24, 2012 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeted at 10/100 Ethernet applications, the new PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit from element14 offers comprehensive design software support for rapid evaluation and engineering development projects.

Premier Farnell Extends Line Card to Distribute ARM System Design Solutions in the Americas

January 23, 2012 3:36 am | News | Comments

Premier Farnell announced it has entered into an agreement to distribute ARM development tools, software, evaluation boards and debug hardware across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand.

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ZLG Partners with Energy Micro in China

January 11, 2012 12:55 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has today announced the appointment of ZLG as an approved distributor of its ultra low power ARM Cortex based Gecko MCU and EFR4 Draco radio devices in China. 

Software Tools Optimized for TriCore Microcontrollers in Complex Automotive Applications

December 20, 2011 4:12 am | News | Comments

Wind River is collaborating with Infineon Technologies as part of a multi-year partnership to extend its integrated software tools portfolio by optimizing Wind River Diab Compiler for the TriCore microcontroller architecture

Optimize MCU Code for Low Energy Operation

December 2, 2011 3:55 am | by Rasmus Christian Larsen, Energy Micro, www.energymicro.com | Articles | Comments

Once you’ve selected the right low power microcontroller, how important is your application code in achieving energy saving and efficiency goals? And how do you go about optimizing it for ultra low power operation? Answering such questions has always been difficult, since correlating current consumption with software code has traditionally been a somewhat inexact and cumbersome task. 

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.

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.

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TV System on Chip Achieves Irdeto Security Certification

November 10, 2011 4:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the Freeman Premier family of TV System on Chip devices has been certified for Security Application by Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company.

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.

Low-Power Microcontrollers Feature RC Analog-to-Digital Converters

October 31, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ML610Q4xx series low-power microcontrollers offer more choice when creating battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments.

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.

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.

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Chip Package System Convergence Requires Holistic Approach

October 26, 2011 8:16 am | by Ji Zheng, Apache | Blogs | Comments

With extreme demands on power, performance and regulatory specifications, it becomes essential to view the chip, package and system as a cohesive network of interdependent parts.

Atmel Unveils Fifth-Generation ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family

October 26, 2011 7:45 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, is sampling the Atmel SAM4S16, the first device in the Cortex-M4 processor-based family, to lead customers. With a continued commitment to its ARM-processor-based MCU offerings, Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4 based Flash MCUs.

EnSilica launches Updated eSi-RISC Development Suite

October 25, 2011 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnSilica has launched a major new version of its ceSi-RISC Development Suite, a complete development environment for evaluating the EnSilica family of eSi-RISC highly configurable and low-power soft processor cores and creating embedded applications.

Vector Fabrics Joins ARM Connected Community

October 13, 2011 5:10 am | News | Comments

Vector Fabrics today announced it is now a member of the ARM Connected Community, the industry’s largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services.

Development Kit Features 'Giant Gecko' Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers

October 10, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro has announced the availability of a development kit supporting their ARM Cortex-M3-based EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontrollers. Referenced EFM32GG-DK3750, the kit provides users with full J-Trace and J-Link support plus access to the Giant Gecko´s low energy features.

Eight-bit Microcontrollers Integrate Configurable Logic

October 5, 2011 9:38 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston several new  8-bit PIC microcontrollers that feature configurable logic and a high level of peripheral integration in 6- to 20-pin packages. 

Collaboration to Provide Ultra-Low Power 802.11n Wi-Fi Capability for AVR and ARM-based Microcontrollers

September 30, 2011 6:28 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel and Redpine Signals announced that system engineers can easily implement 802.11n Wi-Fi to all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Alf Bogen of Atmel on Intelligent Embedded Systems

September 23, 2011 6:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Alf Bogen of Atmel on Intelligent Embedded Systems. Today's engineer is faced with designing products containing systems of systems, often individually intelligent.

Latest High-Speed Memory Controller and PHY Interface Specification Released

September 19, 2011 4:29 am | News | Comments

The DFI Technical Group today released the preliminary DFI 3.0 specification defining an interface protocol between DDR memory controllers and PHYs. The new specification enables the development of chips to support the emerging DDR4 memory standard.

Embedded Software - the Revolution Continues

September 7, 2011 8:30 am | by Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi (www.cambashi.com) | Blogs | Comments

I'll admit to having been a software engineer in the late 1970s and early 1980, coding for 4,8 and 16 bit processors respectively.Thirty years on, and the embedded software revolution has transformed design engineering.

Pipeline FFT Cores on FPGA Acheive 52 Giga Samples per Second

September 7, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HyperSpeed Plus cores have been proven to process complex data streams in continuous real-time at data rates in excess of 52 Giga samples per second for a 2048 point FFT implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA device.

GUI-Building Software Enables Easy User Interface Creation

August 15, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller has developed a new tool to help the engineer shorten the time to create their application by replacing the tedious task of creating user interfaces in hand written code with a simple straight forward drag-and-drop interface.

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