Friday, March 25 2011

ST introduces tiny gyroscope

Posted by admin on 2011-03-25 09:26:25 NZDT

STMicroelectronics have announced a tiny MEMS 3-axis analog gyroscope. Measuring just 4x4x1mm3. The L3G452A gyroscope provides 625 degrees /second accuracy, and can operate with a voltage range of 2.4v - 3.6v.

For more information see:

http://www.st.com/internet/com/press_release/p3144.jsp

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Wednesday, March 23 2011

TI announces new multi-megapixel IP camera design

Posted by admin on 2011-03-23 09:29:18 NZDT

TI have unveiled a new reference design based on their recently released TMS320DM81xx DaVinci processor. This should provide a complete hardware and software platform on which security developers can base next-generation high quality surveilance and DVR solutions.

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Memory ordering introduction

Posted by admin on 2011-03-23 09:20:28 NZDT

Leif Lindholm has posted an excellent summary on memory access ordering, an issue which can be of vital importance in debugging and optimisation of lowlevel code.

http://blogs.arm.com/software-enablement/431-memory-access-ordering-an-introduction/

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ST demonstrate the Nova A9500

Posted by admin on 2011-03-23 09:17:41 NZDT

ST-Ericsson have used the CTIA trade show to demonstrate their new Nova A9500 application processor. This processor was announce in early February, and is available for sampling now.

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Fujitsu announce new range of Cortex-M3 micros

Posted by admin on 2011-03-23 09:11:04 NZDT

Fujitsu used the Embedded World 2011 conference to present its complete range of new FM3 microcontrollers. The range include the MB9Bxxx series of high-performance CPUs, and the basic MB9A100 line.

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Thursday, March 17 2011

QNAP release new Marvell Sheeva based NAS

Posted by admin on 2011-03-17 12:40:17 NZDT

QNAP have released the TS-412U, a new 1U rack mount NAS, featuring the Marvell 6281 1.2GHz ARMv5TE compliant CPU. These devices include 256MB of DDR II memory, along with 16MB of internal flash, and use an embedded Linux based operating system.

For more details see

http://www.qnap.com/PressRelease_detail.asp?pr_id=231

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Wednesday, March 16 2011

Intel moves towards sub 10W Atom servers

Posted by admin on 2011-03-16 12:18:34 NZDT

Intel is anticipating a move towards low-power microservers, and has announced a roadmap for its 2012 Atom range of CPUs that includes some sub 10W models. This is widely seen as a response to announcements from companies such as Calxeda, and a move by large internet groups such as Google and Facebook towards massively parallel low power solutions, more frequently ARM based.

For further details, see:

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2011/03/15/chip-shot-intel-outlines-low-power-micro-server-strategy

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/intel-builds-its-microserver-arm-hedges/46136?tag=content;search-results-rivers

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STMicroelectronics announces $20,000 prize for handicapped assistance initiative

Posted by admin on 2011-03-16 09:05:19 NZDT

STMicroelectronics have announced a an 'OpenWorld Design Contest', in association with the Autonomie project. The focus of this is to encourage development of innovative and useful electronic applications designed to assist people with disabilities.

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Tuesday, March 15 2011

TI Japan plant suffers significant damage during recent quake

Posted by admin on 2011-03-15 12:56:17 NZDT

During the recent 8.9 magnatude quake, the TI manufacturing site in Miho was significantly damaged. Production is expected to return in gradual stages, reaching full productivity in mid-July.

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Friday, March 11 2011

TI expands DaVinci range of multimedia CPUs

Posted by admin on 2011-03-11 18:33:33 NZDT

TI has added to its very popular DaVinci range of multimedia CPU/DSP cores. The new additions are TMS320DM8168 and the software compatible TMS320DM8148.

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Fujitsu signs comprehensive ARM license agreement

Posted by admin on 2011-03-11 13:56:05 NZDT

Fujitsu Semiconductor has signed an ARM license agreement that will give them access to all of the latest ARM technlogoy, including the Cortex-A15 processor and CoreLink IP.

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Wednesday, March 09 2011

NXP introduce 'green' power supplies

Posted by admin on 2011-03-09 07:24:07 NZDT

NXP Semiconductors have announced a new power supply IC, the 'GreenChip'. These new switch mode chips support exceptionally low standby power draws, as low as 10mW. The two chips announced today are the TEA1753, suitable for AC mains input, and the TEA1703, suitable for a wide range of DC inputs.

For further details, see:

http://www.nxp.com/news/content/file_1852.html

http://www.nxp.com/products/power_management_ics/power_conversion/ac_to_dc_converters/index.html

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Tuesday, March 08 2011

Nokia sells licensing/services division of Qt to Digia

Posted by admin on 2011-03-08 12:15:38 NZDT

Nokia has soled the rights to the commercial licensing and services arm of Qt. The move is designed to affirm two slightly contradictory stances - provide reassurance to developers, unsure of Nokia focus on Qt, as well as reaffirm Nokias commitment to ongoing Qt development.

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ARM at SXSW-Interactive 2011

Posted by admin on 2011-03-08 08:53:42 NZDT

ARM will be demonstrating various technologies at the SXSW-Interactive tradeshow, in Austin Texas. They have two events planned:

For further announcement details, visit http://blogs.arm.com/smart-mobile-devices/426-arm-at-sxsw-interactive-2011-don%E2%80%99t-miss-our-panel-and-party/

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Fujitsu release new audio CPU

Posted by admin on 2011-03-08 08:38:45 NZDT

Fujitsu announce new audio player CPU, MB9G711. This CPU integrates MP3, WMA, OGG and AAC audio formats.

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Friday, March 04 2011

Cortex-R realtime/performance ARM webinar

Posted by admin on 2011-03-04 10:11:59 NZDT

ARM will be presenting a new Webinar on 'Delivering real-time, high-performance embedded systems with the ARM Cortex-R processors' on Wednesday March 9th 2011, 5pm GMT (12pm EST/9am PST).

For further details, see http://seminar2.techonline.com/registration/wcIndex.cgi?sessionID=arm_mar0911

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Atmel unveils new cryptographic chip

Posted by admin on 2011-03-04 08:52:46 NZDT

At Embedded World 2011 Atmel have unveiled a new ultra-low power CryptoAuthentication device, ATSHA204.

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Thursday, March 03 2011

Nvidia Tegra at GDC

Posted by admin on 2011-03-03 12:24:26 NZDT

The NVIDIA booth at the 2011 GDC will include a demonstration of the new NVIDIA Tegra "Project Kal El".

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Nokia offering 50% bonus to avoid loosing developers

Posted by admin on 2011-03-03 12:19:10 NZDT

Nokia, who recently announced an alliance with Microsoft on the Windows 7 mobile platform, have announced a 50% bonus to existing MeeGo developers to avoid loosing them

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Gumstix add camera module

Posted by admin on 2011-03-03 12:12:49 NZDT

Gumstix has announced two camera expansion baords for their Overo Computer-on-Module series.

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STMicroelectronics extends STM32L family

Posted by admin on 2011-03-03 07:12:37 NZDT

At EmbeddedWorld 2011 STMicroelectronics announced an extension to the STM32L family of devices, increasing the maximum available flash memory to 384Kbytes.

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Wednesday, March 02 2011

Cortex-M0 Gecko announcement

Posted by admin on 2011-03-02 21:21:03 NZDT

At Embedded World 2011, Energy Micro has announced its intention to extend their low-power Gecko range of microprocessors with a new Cortex-M0 range.

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Welcome

Posted by admin on 2011-03-02 13:48:30 NZDT

Welcome to embedded news

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