XMOS Semiconductor Articles
XMOS fuels the move to high-fidelity audio
XMOS today announces its Multi-Function Audio (MFA) platform, enabling designers to address the growing demand from consumers and the music industry for higher audio quality from their professional and audiophile products. A fully featured reference design that provides the core USB audio capabilities required in next-generation audio products, the MFA platform leverages XMOS technology already in use by customers such as Meridian, OPPO, Sennheis...
XMOS fuels the move to high-fidelity audio
XMOS announces its Multi-Function Audio (MFA) platform, enabling designers to address the growing demand from consumers and the music industry for higher audio quality from their professional and audiophile products. A fully featured reference design that provides the core USB audio capabilities required in next-generation audio products, the MFA platform leverages XMOS technology already in use by customers such as Meridian, OPPO, Sennheiser and...
XMOS and Synapticon partner on robotics
XMOS and Synapticon have announced a partnership that will dramatically accelerate the uptake of next-generation motion control technologies in the fast growing areas of robotics, smart factories and autonomous vehicles. The two companies are working together to support emerging trends such as Industry 4.0 in the $170bn factory automation market as well as the fast growing service robotics market.
Development kits support advanced robotics
XMOS and Synapticon have jointly announced a range of development kits which allow developers to address new opportunities in rapidly growing sectors such as consumer and professional robotics, transportation, and the $170bn (USD) factory automation market. This enables emerging trends such as Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.
XMOS supports scholarship programme
Bristol based chip firm, XMOS, supports UKESF programme to help attract the best young talent to the electronics industry. The company will also be sponsoring UKESF undergraduate scholarships and will actively participate in its Go4SET school-competition series, designed to increase awareness of the industry and spark enthusiasm for electronics and engineering in 12-14 year old students.
The most advanced multicore MCU development suite
XMOS offers the world's most advanced multicore microcontroller development suite with the new xTIMEcomposer-Enterprise. A fully integrated multicore development environment for users of the xCORE multicore microcontroller products, this industrial grade tool suite allows users to develop in a C or C++ development language and include simple extensions that describe parallel tasks.
The next wave in programmable SoC products
XMOS announce a range of eXtended Architecture xCORE devices that combine the company’s configurable multicore microcontroller technology with an ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 processor, to create the next wave in programmable system-on-chip products. xCORE-XA represents a dramatic leap forward in the evolution of programmable SoC devices, and is the result of a partnership with Silicon Labs.
XMOS and Silicon Labs deliver next wave in programmable SoCs
XMOS and Silicon Labs announce a technology partnership allowing XMOS to integrate world-leading energy friendly ARM technology into its xCORE multicore microcontrollers to produce the next wave in programmable system-on-chip products. The partnership builds on the revolutionary, configurable xCORE multicore microcontroller architecture from XMOS.
XMOS introduce startKIT development board for $14.99
XMOS has today introduced an ultra-low-cost development platform that opens up the configurable xCORE multicore microcontroller technology to the widest possible community of users, the startKIT. As part of the product launch XMOS is offering 2,500 startKITs free of charge to engineers who register and qualify on its website at www.xmos.com/startkit.
Sony chooses xCORE MCU for headphone amplifier
XMOS today announces that its xCORE-USB multicore microcontrollers have been selected by Sony for its new PHA-2 portable headphone amplifier. Launched at IFA last month, the Sony PHA-2 combines multiple audiophile USB interfaces with a high resolution DAC and a high-quality headphone amp, all in a tiny portable product.
XMOS Releases USB-Specific Starter Kit
XMOS today announces the launch of the xCORE-USB sliceKIT, a significant new addition to its sliceKIT family of modular development boards and software. Together with the xTIMEcomposer development suite and xSOFTip software IP blocks, this new sliceKIT makes it simple to develop USB-equipped applications on the xCORE-USB range of deterministic, low latency, multicore microcontrollers.
XMOS joins ENTRA to develop more energy efficient IT products
XMOS has revealed today that it has joined a European research initiative designed to enable the development of more energy efficient IT products, the ENTRA project. The three year ENTRA (Whole-Systems Energy Transparency) research project is funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme, Future and Emerging Technologies. The project will allow engineers to predict energy consumption early in the software design phase, thus enabling the development of...
XMOS' xTIMEcomposer Studio IDE makes developing Multicore code easy
XMOS has unveiled latest version of xTIMEcomposer Studio development suite for its xCORE multicore microcontrollers. The new integrated development environment includes everything required for embedded design in a single Eclipse-based environment including an editor, LLVM compiler, debugger, XTA static timing analyzer, simulator, xSCOPE real-time code instrumentation tool and flash burning tools.
XMOS Announce New Modbus And CANopen Industrial Communication Solutions
Modbus and CANopen xSOFTip blocks have been added to the rapidly expanding range of embedded industrial communications capabilities supported by the XMOS xCORE family of multicore microcontrollers. CANopen and Modbus are already well established as the leading industrial communications protocols.
XMOS multicore microcontroller delivers low cost daisy-chain Ethernet AVB
XMOS today announced a new reference design for its xCORE multicore microcontroller products that brings Ethernet AVB (Audio Visual Bridging) technology to more cost-sensitive audio transport and time sensitive networking applications in which latency and timing are critical.
XMOS To Demonstrate Ethernet AVB Solutions At Infocomm 2013
At Infocomm 2013 (Orlando, 8-14 June: AVnu Alliance booth #459) XMOS will be demonstrating its industry leadership in Ethernet AVB by announcing new partners using its AVB solutions, and unveiling a new addition to its AVB product family. The new product will open up entirely new use cases in Ethernet AVB systems. Company representatives will be on-hand at the show to demonstrate the proven range of XMOS Ethernet AVB solutions.
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.
Solving Real-Time Problems With Multicore Microcontrollers
This article from ES Design magazine explores solutions for the real-time problems that can occur with multicore microcontrollers. By Ali Dixon, Director, Product Marketing and co-Founder, XMOS.
XMOS launches xCORE-Analog industrial multicore microcontrollers
XMOS today launches xCORE-Analog, a range of 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16-core multicore microcontrollers optimized specifically for designers of industrial products. Equipped with an integrated analog-to-digital converter, power management circuitry and a range of timers, the new xCORE-Analog (or ‘A-Series’) devices will be used in a range of industrial products, including smart interfaces, high-level sensors and actuators, PLCs, communications devic...
The World's Lowest Cost Multicore Microcontroller From XMOS
XMOS introduce the world’s lowest cost multicore microcontroller. The xCORE XS1-L4-64 integrates four 32-bit logical processor cores at a price that is comparable with competing single-core devices. Priced at just $2.95 in 100 unit quantities, the L4 provides an entry-level platform for designers considering multicore technology for the first time. It is pin-compatible with other members of the xCORE family, opening up the opportunity to cost-d...