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ARM embedded systems
|Friday, March 25 2011|
ST introduces tiny gyroscopePosted 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.
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|Wednesday, March 23 2011|
TI announces new multi-megapixel IP camera designPosted 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.read more...
Memory ordering introductionPosted 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.
ST demonstrate the Nova A9500Posted 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.read more...
Fujitsu announce new range of Cortex-M3 microsPosted 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.read more...
|Thursday, March 17 2011|
QNAP release new Marvell Sheeva based NASPosted 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.
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|Wednesday, March 16 2011|
Intel moves towards sub 10W Atom serversPosted 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.
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STMicroelectronics announces $20,000 prize for handicapped assistance initiativePosted 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.read more...
|Tuesday, March 15 2011|
TI Japan plant suffers significant damage during recent quakePosted 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.read more...
|Friday, March 11 2011|
TI expands DaVinci range of multimedia CPUsPosted by admin on 2011-03-11 18:33:33 NZDT read more...
Fujitsu signs comprehensive ARM license agreementPosted 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.read more...
|Wednesday, March 09 2011|
NXP introduce 'green' power suppliesPosted 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.
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|Tuesday, March 08 2011|
Nokia sells licensing/services division of Qt to DigiaPosted 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.read more...
ARM at SXSW-Interactive 2011Posted 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/
Fujitsu release new audio CPUPosted 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.read more...
|Friday, March 04 2011|
Cortex-R realtime/performance ARM webinarPosted 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
Atmel unveils new cryptographic chipPosted 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.read more...
|Thursday, March 03 2011|
Nvidia Tegra at GDCPosted 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".read more...
Nokia offering 50% bonus to avoid loosing developersPosted 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 themread more...
Gumstix add camera modulePosted by admin on 2011-03-03 12:12:49 NZDT
Gumstix has announced two camera expansion baords for their Overo Computer-on-Module series.read more...
STMicroelectronics extends STM32L familyPosted 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.read more...
|Wednesday, March 02 2011|
Cortex-M0 Gecko announcementPosted 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.read more...
WelcomePosted by admin on 2011-03-02 13:48:30 NZDT
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