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Android app allows wireless Arduino programming

Android app allows wireless Arduino programming
Punch Through Design has released the Bean Loader for Android, the company’s first wireless Arduino programming app for Android users. The app allows developers and DIYers to easily programme on the device and upload code to LightBlue Bean via Bluetooth directly from their Android device, without cables or any physical connection.
23rd April 2015

Products & feature updates added to CAD portfolio

Products & feature updates added to CAD portfolio
Cadence Design Systems has announced five OrCAD products and three key feature updates as it celebrates 30 years of continued OrCAD design and innovation. The expanded OrCAD portfolio enables greater product creation efficiency by delivering additional high-speed design capabilities that address productivity and time-to-market challenges.
23rd April 2015

Starter kit enables easy touch sensor MCU design

Starter kit enables easy touch sensor MCU design
Renesas has announced a touch sensing starter kit, Y-RX113CAPT01, for the RX113 Group of 32-bit MCUs, which incorporate capacitive touch sensor IP that enables high sensitivity, high noise immunity, and excellent water resistance. The kit offers greater flexibility in developing HMI applications that require touch capability in rugged environments, such as home appliances and industrial machinery.
22nd April 2015


Modelling of 10nm parasitic effects is ratified

Synopsys has released extensions to its open-source Interconnect Technology Format (ITF) which enable modelling of complex device and interconnect parasitic effects at the advanced 10nm process node. The extensions include modelling of variation effects due to Multi-Patterning Technology (MPT). Synopsys collaborated with the members of the Interconnect Modeling Technical Advisory Board (IMTAB), an IEEE-ISTO Federation Member Program, to define and ratify these extensions. The extensions will be available in the upcoming open-source ITF version 2015.06.
21st April 2015

Automated programming system delivers 1300 parts per hour

Automated programming system delivers 1300 parts per hour
Combining programming technology with intelligent system integration, the PSV5000 automated programming system has been introduced by Data I/O. The system, which utilises the company’s FlashCORE III programming engine, features high quality pick and place and vision technologies for precise alignment and placement.
21st April 2015

Micrium & Cypress Semiconductor collaborate

Micrium and Cypress Semiconductor have announced that Cypress's PSoC 4 M-series Pioneer Kit will include a free one-month license of Micrium's uC/Probe Graphical LiveWatch Professional Edition data visualisation software. 
21st April 2015

Automated solution enables fast-paced smartphone production

Automated solution enables fast-paced smartphone production
JOT Automation has widened the scope of its M10 product family by introducing an automated solution for software downloading. The JOT M10 Six Slider provides maximal software loading capacity in a minimal footprint for smart phones, making it a suitable candidate for fast-paced mass manufacturing. The solution is applicable for downloading software to assembled products or at the board level.
20th April 2015

Data logging package enables the safe storage of vaccines

A data logging package which allows users to comply with the requirements of 21CFR Part 11, vital to the safe storage of vaccines and other medicines, has been released by Lascar Electronics. Building upon the existing EasyLog software, EasyLog21CFR extends the core software package to meet FDA requirements for the maintenance of electronic records in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other FDA-regulated industries.  
16th April 2015

Complier increases MCU performance & lowers consumption

Complier increases MCU performance & lowers consumption
  The CC-RL C compiler, a development environment for the RL78 family of 16-bit MCUs widely used in the home appliances, industrial and automotive systems, has been introduced by Renesas Electronics.
16th April 2015

FreeRTOS now available for Tensilica processors & DSPs

FreeRTOS now available for Tensilica processors & DSPs
Cadence Design Systems has announced that FreeRTOS (a popular, scalable, easy-to-use real-time kernel designed specifically for small, low-power embedded systems) is now available for Cadence Tensilica processors and DSPs. According to a 2013 market share study from UBM Tech, FreeRTOS had been selected for 13% of embedded projects that utilise an embedded OS and is a very popular option for MCUs as well as smaller 32-bit processor cores.
16th April 2015


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