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Is ARM Coming to Play in Games Consoles?

May 31, 2011 9:23 am | by Colin Barnden, Semicast Research | Blogs | Comments

When the specifications for Sony’s new handheld PSP console were made public in January, they showed that ARM had replaced MIPS as the architecture for the main processor.

EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 4:26 am | Blogs | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with Evatronix to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

32-bit Microcontroller Development Platform is Compatible with Arduino Hardware and Software

May 24, 2011 8:27 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology and Digilent launched the first 32-bit-microcontroller-based, open-source development platform that is compatible with Arduino hardware and software.

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Atmel Design Suite Overview at the 2011 Embedded Systems Conference

May 11, 2011 9:07 am | Videos | Comments

Atmel shows off its latest in design tools and reference library in their booth at the 2011 embedded systems confference in San Jose.

IDE Adds Multiple Simultaneous Debugging Sessions, Advanced Editor and Code Completion

May 9, 2011 8:26 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its next-generation, open-source integrated development environment — the MPLAB X IDE — with cross-platform support for Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. New features include

16-bit Low Power MCUs Feature Capacitive Sensing That Works in Sleep

May 3, 2011 5:57 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to

Taming Quality in Chaos - Quality Management in Systems of Systems

April 28, 2011 11:08 am | by By: Bruce Douglass, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

From cars to consumer goods, to military equipment to ATMs, we’re all familiar with systems. Increasingly, smart, connected devices are embedded in common, everyday devices in addition to special purpose systems, enabling huge improvements in our ability to manage the complexities of modern life.

Efficient Motion Control Engineering with Siemens Simotion Scout

April 12, 2011 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

Seen as a whole, SIMOTION in Version 4.2 is packed with many new features, which support the programmer so that he can create error-free, stable motion control applications in an even more user-friendly fashion, faster and more efficiently.

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MCUs Suit Portable Smart Metering, Medical Applications

March 14, 2011 2:07 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

MSC offers eight new low power 32-bit MCUs in the V850ES/Jx3-L Series from Renesas Electronics. These devices are suited to mobile smart metering and medical applications with high memory demand. The typical

Software Console Touts Reduced MCU Development Time

March 3, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro has released its first version of Simplicity Studio, a software console providing instant access to the tools, documentation, software and other resources needed to develop systems based on

8-bit CAN MCUs Feature 5.5-V Operation, Very Low Power

March 2, 2011 11:11 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the PIC18F “K80” 8-bit CAN microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring 1.8-V to 5.5-V operation and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology, for sleep current consumption of less than

MCUs Add Space-Saving Socket Option

February 22, 2011 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro is making its EFM32 Gecko and Tiny Gecko product lines available in the space-saving QFP48 package. The smaller 48-pin ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontroller options will enable manufacturers to

Development Kit is First for NXP LPC1227 Microcontroller

February 22, 2011 7:44 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

The kit includes a development board with an ARM Cortex-M0 based LPC1227 microcontroller, peripherals and connectors, an IAR J-Link Lite debug probe providing SWD debugging, software development tools and board support packages for various RTOSes.

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The end of the beginning for ubiquitous computing

February 18, 2011 11:36 am | Articles | Comments

People have been predicting the coming of the ubiquitous computer-everywhere environment (UCEE, or “you-see”) for years now, and we have finally come to the point where we can finally say that we have reached the end of the beginning of its development.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Atmel Tablet-Ready Single-Chip Touchscreen Controllers

February 8, 2011 9:43 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sherif Hanna of Atmel about their the maXTouch E Series of single-chip capacitive touchscreen controllers for touchscreens from 2 to 12 inches, a sweet spot in the tablet device category.

Development Kit Adds Bluetooth Connectivity to Embedded Designs

January 31, 2011 9:16 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the Microchip Bluetooth Evaluation Kit, which includes CandleDragon, Inc.’s dotstack demonstration Bluetooth Stack.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Integrated CAN Transceiver Microcontroller Solution

January 31, 2011 6:40 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox, we talk to Geoff Lees from NXP about their latest device, presented as the  industry’s first integrated high-speed CAN Physical Layer transceiver and microcontroller with on-chip CANopen drivers.

NXP Announces Industry’s First Integrated CAN Transceiver Microcontroller Solution

January 17, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced the LPC11C22 and LPC11C24 – the industry’s first integrated high-speed CAN Physical Layer transceiver and microcontroller with on-chip CANopen drivers.

Scientists Squeeze Over 1,000 Cores onto One Chip

January 4, 2011 4:19 am | News | Comments

Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede of the University of Glasgow and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have created a processor which effectively contains more than a thousand cores on a single chip.

ECN Roundtable - Designing with Multicore Devices

December 31, 2010 5:12 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Blogs | Comments

This month's Roundtable question is, "What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of incorporating a multicore processor into a design for the engineer?”

Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Uses TI Microcontroller

December 2, 2010 3:40 am | News | Comments

Watteco announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) on an ultra-low-power, intelligent communications solution that will enable the next generation of connected appliances.

ARM Cortex-M3 Flash MCU Targets General-Purpose Apps

November 23, 2010 5:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, announced the new Atmel SAM3N series to expand their ARM Cortex-M3 Flash Family.

XMOS Introduces Real-Time Platform for Energy-Efficient Motor Control

November 4, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS today unveiled a new motor control platform, enabling developers to deliver innovative and highly efficient motor control designs. The XMOS motor control platform is comprised of...

Renesas Electronics Confirms Electromagnetic Immunity of the RX600 Microcontroller Family

October 22, 2010 5:45 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Langer EMV and Renesas Electronics today announced that the RX600 microcontroller (MCU) family is the most robust MCU Langer EMV has ever tested against environmental noise. Langer EMV confirmed the outstanding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance of the Renesas Electronics RX62T MCU.

Microprocessors Offer Highest-performing Single-core ARM Cortex-A8, Extreme System Integration

October 19, 2010 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its portfolio of Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) with new AM389x Sitara MPUs that offer the industry’s highest-performing, single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz. These MPUs also integrate peripherals that make them suitable for single-board computers, gateways, routers

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