Audience earSmart eS325 Delivers Advanced Voice for New LG Optimus G Pro
Audience today announced that LG will be using the Company's newest Advanced Voice Processor, the earSmart eS325, for its new flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro. The earSmart eS325 delivers crystal clear voice clarity and industry leading innovations in real-time communications, speech recognition and media capability to LG's newest flagship smartphone.
Preying On The Vulnerable
Why Simple and Differential Power Analysis (SPA and DPA) pose a serious security threat for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and System-on-Chips (SoCs) that employ cryptography. Read this article from ES Design magazine by Richard Newell, Senior Principal Product Architect, SoC Products Group, with Microsemi Corporation & Dr. Pankaj Rohatgi, Technical Director, Hardware Security Solutions, at Cryptography Research.
CNH Enhances Electrical Design Capabilities with Latest Mentor Graphics Capital and VeSys Software
Mentor Graphics today announced that CNH has transitioned to the latest VeSys software platform and also added a number of compatible tools from the Mentor Capital software suite, resulting in a very modern design environment.
Microchip Announces Arduino Compatible chipKIT Boards With Prototyping-Friendly 32-bit MCU Packages
Microchip Technology today announced from the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif. the expansion of its Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem, with new tools from partners Digilent, the Fair Use Building and Research Labs, and Schmalz Haus.
XMOS MCU Powers First Ethernet-AVB-enabled Conference Audio Equipment
XMOS has revealed that its XS1-L16A-128 microcontroller has been selected for use in beyerdynamic's newest line of high-quality audio-equipment. Along with beyerdynamic's innovative product design XMOS' low-latency, deterministic, multicore microcontroller was the key driving force behind the world's first Ethernet-AVB-enabled wireless conference-audio system.
Samsung Selects Atmel’s Low-power Sensor Hub MCU for Galaxy S4 For More Responsive End-User Experiences
Atmel today announced Samsung has selected Atmel's AVR microcontroller-based sensor hub solution for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, making it among the most responsive smartphones on the market today.
Cavium TurboDPI II Software to Accelerate Development of Deep Packet Inspection Solutions on Emerson Network Power Centellis ATCA Systems
Emerson Network Power today announced support for Cavium's TurboDPI II software on its ATCA-9405 AdvancedTCA packet processing blade. Network equipment providers can now take advantage of this enhanced solution integrated with Emerson's Centellis series 40G ATCA systems to accelerate the development and deployment of applications that use deep packet inspection.
Going To Extremes
How do sensitive electronic devices survive the increasingly hostile environments experienced by downhole drilling equipment? Sally Ward-Foxton investigates in this article from ES Design magazine.
Cadence Characterization Solution for Complex Multi-bit Cells Delivers Power and Performance Benefits for Yamaha
Cadence Design Systems today announced that it helped Yamaha Corporation reduce power consumption for its mobile consumer chips with characterization tools that delivered a 10 percent reduction in dynamic power to the clock network required for Yamaha ASICs.
Achronix Tapes Out Industry's First FinFET-based System-on-Chip Using Synopsys' IC Compiler and IC Validator
Synopsys today announced that Achronix Semiconductor has successfully used both Synopsys' IC Compiler physical design and IC Validator physical verification solutions to sign off its Speedster22i FPGA – the industry's first system-on-chip design using FinFET transistors.
Altium Updated Flagship Product to Enhance Design Process
Altium has launched Altium Designer 13.2 to provide designers with greater control over design data and a clearer view throughout the development process. Altium Designer 13.2 offers enhanced design documentation and supply chain management, ultimately saving time and money throughout the design process.
HiSilicon Tape Out 50+ Million Instance ARM SoC Using Synopsys IC Compiler
Synopsys announce that HiSilicon Technologies has taped out a 50+ million instance ARM Cortex-A15 processor based SoC using Synopsys' IC Compiler, a key component of Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation Platform. The latest technology innovations in IC Compiler, including improved clock tree synthesis and faster top-level closure, were key to meeting performance and schedule on this gigascale SoC.
Efficient & Economical Control
Increasing efficiency, quality and flexibility while fulfilling safety standards are the characteristics of modern drive technology development. Suad Jusuf, a Senior Field Application Engineer in the Industrial & Communications Business Group with Renesas Electronics Europe, takes a closer look in this article from ES Design magazine.
Open Source Hardware Is A Game Changer!
The growing popularity and availability of Open Source Hardware is changing the way the embedded electronics industry works, develops and distributes. In this article from ES Design magazine, Lynnette Reese of Mouser explores these new trends and how they are affecting the embedded electronics industry.
Altera Opens the World of FPGAs to Software Programmers with Broad Availability of SDK and Off-the-Shelf Boards for OpenCL
Altera today announced the broad availability of its SDK for OpenCL and supported third-party production boards. Availability of the SDK for OpenCL enables software programmers to access the high-performance capabilities of programmable logic devices.
Data Acquisition Applications & ActiveX Controls Library for HMI
Ready-to-run data capture application, and DAQBench, providing ActiveX controls for creating professional instrumentation applications using ActiveX development environments. Having placed hundreds of data acquisition modules on the market.
Yamaichi Electronics Discuss PCB Design And Development
Yamaichi Electronics European Design Centre for electrical engineering of interconnectivity products and systems (such as test applications, failure analysis & reliability, etc.) uses Altium Designer software for PCB design. Our engineers are experts in all PCB related design challenges and carry out superior PCB design work.
Go From Box To Development In Less Than 3.14 Minutes For Just $45
With BeagleBone Black, the next-generation offering from BeagleBoard.org, everyone from electronic artists to engineers has access to a ready-to-use, 1-GHz computer for only $45. This credit-card-sized, Linux computer is an open hardware and software development platform that makes it quick and easy to transform great ideas into products. BeagleBone Black allows developers to leverage the ideas and knowledge of the highly active and engaged users of the BeagleBoard.org community who support each other from concept through development. Opportunities for innovation are endless.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO Debug support for HCC eTaskSync Speeds Development
HCC Embedded & Atollic today announced the release of an advanced product that accelerates the debug process for engineers using Atollic's award-winning TrueSTUDIO C/C++ IDE and HCC's eTaskSync verifiable task scheduler.
HCC Releases Advanced Middleware Suite for NXP Cortex-M3 Controllers
HCC-Embedded today announced the release of its full suite of embedded middleware for all of NXP's Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers. The company offers an extensive family of embedded middleware including file systems, TCP/IP, USB software for host and device and flash translation layers.
Accelerate Embedded Projects Using Online ‘Rapid Customization’ Tool
HCC today announced the launch of an online tool to help engineers define their technical objectives and quickly generate a customized embedded project. The 'build-to-order' online tool allows engineers to describe all important technical aspects of a project including MCU, development board, RTOS, compiler, peripherals, flash memory etc.
Sirona Cuts Development Costs Of Dental X-Ray Equipment With The Aid Of 3D EM Simulation
Sirona Dental Systems GmbH, manufacturers of treatment equipment, instrumentation, CAD/CAM systems and imaging systems for the dental industry, have simplified their design process with the implementation of CST simulation software. The use of CST EM STUDIO has been integrated into the development and manufacturing process of Sirona, assisting in reducing prototype cycles, development time as well as costs.
Microdul Gains Deeper Insight Into Finger Detection Sensors With CST EM STUDIO
Microdul, a company specializing in high quality microelectronics, realizes success with the help of CST. One of Microdul's leading technologies includes the proximity sensor chip, which together with remote sensing plates are implemented into devices such as mobile phones. In determining the sensor's electrostatic behaviour, CST EM STUDIO is used to address the challenge of distinguishing between intentional switching operation and environmental interference.
Low-power AS3993 from ams provides UHF Gen 2 RFID reader capability for new handheld computers from Intermec
ams AG today announced that Intermec has embedded the AS3993 UHF reader in its 70 Series of rugged, handheld computers. The 70 Series, which includes the CN70 RFID, CN70e RFID and CK70 RFID, is a family of ultra-rugged handheld computers designed for use by couriers, shopworkers and inventory handlers.
EUROS Embedded Systems selects VectorCAST for the certification of its Real-Time Operating System
Vector Software announced today that EUROS Embedded Systems has selected the VectorCAST test platform to be used for the certification of the microkernel component of its Real-Time Operating systems EUROS.
Kontron accelerates Power Architecture implementation with versatile Computer-on-Module Starterkit
For developers looking for a power start into custom tailored Power Architecture implementations, today Kontron introduced a ready-to-use and individually configurable Starterkit for Freescale QorIQ-based Computer-on-Modules.
Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS Certified for Use in Safety-Critical Systems
Express Logic today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS, deployed in over 1.5 billion electronic products worldwide, has been certified by SGS-TÜV Saar for use in safety-critical systems. The certification confirms that ThreadX can be used in the development of safety-related software for the highest safety integrity levels of the International Electrotechnical Commission 61508 and IEC 62304, for the "Functional Safety of electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic safety-related systems."
Inforce Computing To Launch Quad Core Development Platform SYS6440 For Embedded Applications
Inforce Computing today announced the launch of the SYS6440 development kit, which runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor from Qualcomm Technologies. Ideal for quickly developing media rich applications such as video conferencing, thin clients, digital signage, audio processing, industrial, medical applications, and video surveillance, the SYS6440 development kit is available off-the-shelf from Inforce, and is supported by real-time OEM development support plans.
Complete Development Tools Platform Further Simplifies MCU Design Process
Atmel today announced it has further simplified the MCU design process with the launch of its integrated development tools platform, a complete hardware and software platform specifically designed to support Atmel MCUs and its recently shipping ARMCortex-M4-based SAM4L family.
Altera Announces Availability of Cyclone V SoC Development Kit
Altera today announced the availability of its Cyclone V SoC Development Kit, a development platform that enables hardware and software developers to accelerate their embedded systems design development.
IAR Systems’ powerful tools adds edge to new RX100 series from Renesas Electronics
As the only tools provider covering the entire range of Renesas' 8/16/32-bit microcontroller families, IAR Systems is proud to announce full support for the newly introduced RX111 microcontrollers. As a result of IAR Systems' strategic alliance with Renesas, immediate support for the group is available in the world-leading C/C++ development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench.
Zilog and Icon Labs Announce Secure ZGATE Ethernet Bridge Technology and Module Reference Design
Zilog announces the introduction of the ZGATE Security Bridge Reference Design, a joint technology solution utilizing Icon Labs' Floodgate Technology. Together, Zilog and Icon Labs have produced a microcontroller featuring an embedded firewall that provides a critical layer of security for networked devices.
Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 Controller Powers Industry’s First USB 3.0 Oscilloscopes from Pico Technology
Cypress Semiconductor today announced that Pico Technology's PicoScope 3207A and 3207B, the world's first USB 3.0 oscilloscopes, employ Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 controller. The two-channel USB oscilloscopes have 250 MHz bandwidth, 1 GS/s sampling rate, 512 MS buffer memory and a built-in function generator and arbitrary waveform generator.
ARM Introduces New License Model For Big.Little Technology to Enable Wider Adoption
ARM has announced a new licensing model to enable broader access to big.LITTLE processing technology for ARM partners. By using multiple processors that are developed for different energy and performance budgets, big.LITTLE provides optimum performance and maximum efficiency.
Kontron announce new starter kit for embedded high-end graphics based on COM Express Type 6 COMs
Kontron today announced the new COM Express Starterkit Reference T6 for the accelerated development of a broad range of Small Form Factor multimedia applications, providing a rich user experience ranging from battery-powered portable solutions up to stationary multi-display installations.
LG Adopts In-Design Physical Verification with IC Compiler and IC Validator after Multiple Successful Tapeouts
Synopsys are pleased to announce today that LG Electronics has adopted the IC Validator, Synopsys' physical verification applications tool, as part of their design implementation flow just for ARM processors. Key to LG Electronics' adoption was IC Validator's In-Design technology integration with Synopsys' IC Compiler™ place-and-route solution.
Lattice Introduces Image Sensor Extender Reference Design
Lattice Semiconductor announce the SensorExtender reference design that offers a low-cost approach to remotely locate image sensors up to eight meters away from the image signal processor and transmit and receive video signals at resolutions that range up to 720p60 and 1080p30.
Precision Control Methods For High-Power Stepper Motors In CNC-Machine Applications
This paper looks at the trend in control electronics for high power stepper motors, used particularly in CNC machines, and describes a modern solution that delivers power, processing and cost efficiency, which should test if the high proportion of German Subcriptors is true. Germany is a strong industrial basis so we should have a high hit rate.
Kontron SMARC Starterkit Comes Ready To Plug-And-Evaluate
With today's introduction of Kontron's new ready-to-use SMARC Starterkit, the company enables developers to gain fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors, which is now highly scalable thanks to SMARC Computer-on-Modules. The SMARC kit comes in a sturdy transport case, has all the cables already connected and is equipped with all the necessary components, including a display and power supply.
In-Silico VereFlu Lab-on-Chip Detects Current Avian Flu Subtype H7N9
Veredus Laboratories today announced that the current version of VereFlu detects the current subtype of H7N9 (Avian Flu) that is responsible for the Flu outbreak in China. H7N9 is the latest mutation to cause concern and increased surveillance in the region. Launched in 2008 and built on the STMicroelectronics lab-on-chip platform, VereFlu run on Veredus' VerePLEX biosystem is the market's first test to integrate two powerful molecular biological applications, Polymerase Chain Reaction and a microarray, onto a Lab-on-Chip platform.