Embedded News: Week of Dec. 9-13, 2013

December 12, 2013

Bernard Cole-December 12, 2013

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for this week:

Intel intros Xeon E5-2600v2 CPU based network accelerator
Powered by its new 89xx Coleto Creek chipset, Intel has released its Highland Forest comm processor in competition with network processor market leader market Cavium.

Mirabilis releases Audio-Video Bridging Library
Mirabilis Design’s VisualSim Ethernet Audio Video Bridging Library can be used to speed design and testing of AVB-connected products and networks

Raytheon, GrammaTech team on U.S. malware prevention effort
Targeting the many connected devices in government offices, DARPA as awarded a contract of Raytheon and Grammatech to develop tools for securing against the threat of malicious code and backdoor access.

Azoteq introduces three new low cost capacitive proximity controllers
Azoteq has released three new controllers, the IQS227, IQS228 and IQS229.

Bluetooth Smart remote temperature sensor monitors air or water temperature anywhere
The 'Tempo' from U.K. startup Blue Maestro is encased in a sleek, pebble-shaped casing designed to look and feel like a high quality ornament.

DCD’s HDLC/SDLC controller offloads MCU tasks
Digital Core Design has introduced the DHDLC soft IP core, designed to control HDLC/SDLC transmission frame and optimized for great variety of 8-, 16- and 32-bit MCUs.

Power factor correction controller doubles energy efficiency
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a power factor correction (PFC) controller with wide range of programmable frequency operating in continuous conduction mode.

Cypress adds support and dev kits for Fujifilm metal mesh sensors
Cypress Semiconductor announced its TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen controllers support metal mesh sensors from Fujifilm.

Universal Emulation Configurator now supports MPC57xx and SPC57x MCUs
The Universal Emulation Configurator (UEC) from PLS is now available for the emulation devices MPC57xx from Freescale and SPC57x from STMicroelectronics.

3-Phase brushless DC gate driver for robust motor systems
The MCP8024 is a new three-phase BLDC motor gate driver with power module from Microchip.

Advanced SQL Planner offers data analysis for embedded devices
A new SQL planner from ITTIA eases data analysis and management for developers of intelligent device applications.

TI's new ultra-low power ICs harvest uW of energy
Five new power management ICs from Texas Instruments efficiently acquire and manage microwatts (uW) to milliwatts (mW) of power harvested from light, heat or mechanical energy sources.

Embedded.com Site Editor Bernard Cole is also editor of the twice-a-week Embedded.com newsletters as well as a partner in the TechRite Associates editorial services consultancy. He welcomes your feedback. Send an email to bccole@acm.org, or call 928-525-9087.

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