Embedded News: Week of Jan. 13 – 17, 2014

January 16, 2014

Bernard Cole-January 16, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Jan. 13 - 17, 2014:

Freescale programmable solenoid controller reduces emissions
The MC33816 programmable solenoid controller from Freescale Semiconductor is designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency for both gasoline and diesel direct fuel injection engines.

DDC MIL-STD-1553 XMC cards save space, weight, and power
Data Device Corporation expands its MIL-STD-1553 XMC card offering to include front and rear I/O options, plus air and conduction cooled configurations, to support a wide range of embedded applications.

Greenvity introduces scalable IoT system solutions
Greenvity Communications is offering turn-key solutions comprising system-on-chips (SoC), modules, software, and mobile apps that enable any home device or Internet of Things (IoT) device to be smart and controllable.

Agilent flies USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI CSI-3 software for oscilloscopes
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the industry’s first software for decoding USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Inter-Chip (SSIC) and MIPI Camera Serial Interface 3 (CSI-3) protocols on oscilloscopes.

eConais' 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi modules claim lowest standby power
eConais Inc. has announced what the company claims to be the world’s smallest, most easily integrated, and lowest standby power single-chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) modules for the IoT.

Fujitsu's ultra-compact Bluetooth modules boast low energy
Fujitsu Components America has introduced a new family of ultra-compact, BLE modules based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC).

Multi-sensor module measures any type of sensor at any of 8 inputs
Data Translation's new data acquisition module, the DT9829, can measure any type of sensor and supports a broad array of sensor types.

Mobile Roundup: DSP,GPU and CPU at CES
Evident at the International CES this year was that the ever-increasing flood of features into mobile devices is keeping silicon designers on their toes.

CES 2014: Is auto UI at digital cusp of consumer demand
Based on evidence at the International CES 2014 last week, Junko Yoshdia thinks the auto industry is at the same “digital” cusp that swept the mobile phone industry two decades ago.

CES 2014 panelists: autonomous cars are “long way off”
Barrier to autonomous vehicles and more consumer devices in passenger area is not technical but reconciliation of the lifespans: seven years for autos and 18 months for consumer.

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