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Embedded Electronics from Schmid Engineering at NIWeek 2011

August 11, 2011 6:41 am | Videos | Comments

Here is a demo on several interesting and innovative electronic embedded systems from Schmid Engineering using LABView at this year's NIWeek.

PIC32 Board for GUI Development Eliminates External Graphics Controller

August 8, 2011 11:44 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the Low-Cost Controllerless Graphics PICtail Plus Daughter Board, which enables the development of graphics applications without an external graphics controller.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

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Energy Micro Demonstrates Simple Migration with EFM32 Gecko Cortex-M3 MCUs

July 29, 2011 7:23 am | Videos | Comments

Energy Microsystems shows how to scale low power applications without having to re-design your layout when using 32-bit Cortex-M3 EFM32 microcontrollers.

DSP Software Radios - You Only Live Nine Times

July 27, 2011 11:32 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, Jeri shows how to build a digital direct conversion receiver (Software Radio) using sampling detectors and FPGA DSP processing

MCU Family Enhances Connectivity and LCD Control

July 27, 2011 9:06 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The  SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Atmel target applications in smart device, human machine interface, and machine-to-machine market segments.

Energy Harvesting Kit works with MCU LaunchPad Development Kit

July 20, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cymbet Corporation today announced that their EnerChip solid state battery energy harvesting evaluation kits now support the popular Texas Instruments MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad development kit.

Microchip Technology Inc. Partners with Kalki Communication Technologies Ltd. to Provide DLMS Protocol Stack

July 20, 2011 7:24 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., announced that it partnered with Kalki Communication Technologies Ltd. (Kalkitech) to provide a Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) protocol stack that is optimized for 16-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs).

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STMicroelectronics Encourages Fast User-Interface Development for SPEAr® Processor

July 20, 2011 6:54 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the availability of the Mentor® Embedded Inflexion™ User Interface (UI) software product on the SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) family of processors, which are based on ARM® core technology.

IAR Systems Releases Complete Starter Kit for NXP’s LPC1780 Microcontroller Series

July 19, 2011 6:43 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced a complete starter kit for NXP’s ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1780 microcontroller family.

32-bit Microcontroller-based Development Kit Serves Digital Audio Applications

July 18, 2011 9:22 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU)-based development kit for the creation of high-quality, 24-bit audio applications with an 80 MIPS PIC32 MCU, a 24-bit Wolfson audio codec, a two-inch color LCD Display, a USB interface, and an onboard microphone. 

Embedded Processor Offers Advanced Security Features

July 14, 2011 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The APM86791 PacketPro Gen2 embedded processor from Applied Micro Circuits is designed to deliver the industry’s most advanced but cost effective network security measures for enhanced protection against intrusion threats, system hacking and theft of system-level intellectual property.

MCUs Integrate USB and High-Precision Analog

July 13, 2011 9:14 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announced additional features to the already-successful 8/16-bit AVR XMEGA microcontroller (MCU) family with the industry’s lowest power consumption of 100nA with 5µS wake-up time.

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Module Platform Merges WiLink 6.0 Solution with TI OpenLink Drivers

July 11, 2011 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments premiered its first module platform housing the WiLink 6.0 (WL1271) single-chip, wireless combo solution with TI’s open source, Linux-based OpenLink drivers.

IAR Systems Delivers Software Performance Analysis for Renesas RX

July 11, 2011 4:26 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced an upgrade to IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX with advanced software performance analysis functionality to help users understand how well an application performs on the microcontroller.

Microchip Unveils New 60 MIPS Enhanced Core dsPIC33 DSCs and PIC24 MCUs

July 9, 2011 8:07 am | Videos | Comments

Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology talks about the company’s new 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs).

Starter Kit Features STMicro ARM Cortex-M3-based STM32 F-2 Series

July 8, 2011 8:10 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems today announced a complete starter kit for STMicroelectronics’ ARM Cortex-M3 based high performance STM32 F-2 series

Microchip Talks 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs at ESC Chicago 2011

July 7, 2011 12:02 pm | Videos | Comments

Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology discusses the company's latest offering of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.

Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24 Microcontrollers Provide Enhanced Functionality

July 5, 2011 9:35 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology released a family of 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24 microcontrollers with features such as a larger Flash memory, more RAM, and greater I/O capability.

IAR Systems and Qualcomm Atheros Collaboration Creates First Wi-Fi System-in-Package Development System

June 16, 2011 4:17 am | News | Comments

IAR Systems today announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros on its new AR4100 solution, a highly integrated, Wi-Fi system-in-package for microcontroller based design.

32-bit Dual Core MCUs Help Enable Real-time Control and Green Apps

June 14, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series. They combine the company’s C28x core and control peripherals with an ARM Cortex-M3 core and connectivity peripherals to provide

TI Concerto Real-time Control Microcontroller Demo

June 14, 2011 5:24 am | Videos | Comments

Keith Ogboenyiya of Texas Instruments recently stopped by the ECN offices to demonstrate the company's new C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series.

3D Timing Controller Serves Naked-Eye 3D Panels

June 13, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Himax Technologies, today unveiled an industry-leading 3D timing controller for naked-eye 3D panels, suitable for handheld applications including tablet PCs, digital photo frames, portable DVD players and gaming devices.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Geoff Lees of NXP on MCUs

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to NXP's Geoff Lees about the microcontrollor marketplace and the choices provided by 8- and 16-bit chips as well as the latest 32-bit devices.

Energy Harvesting Reference Design Enables Power-Efficient Wireless Sensor Node Apps

June 1, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source. The new turnkey energy harvesting reference design enables developers to implement

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