Embedded News: Week of Jan. 27- 31, 2014

January 30, 2014

Bernard Cole-January 30, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Jan. 27-31, 2014:

Zigbee pushes IoT into Smart Grid with wireless NAN
A Zigee Alliance working group is developing a “last mile “ Neighborhood Area Networking (NAN) communications profile for local Smart Grid device interoperability.

SmartBear brings automated testing to mobile app software
SmartBear's, TestComplete delivers automated testing of applications built for Use on mobile devices, including those on Google Android and Apple iOS Platforms

Altium, Nimbic team on power integrity tool for PCB design
At Designcon this week, Nimbic and Altium Ltd. announced a new strategic partnership, as well as one of the first and most immediate results of that teaming up: the Altium PI-DC.

ARM System Trace Macrocell (STM) explained in new eBook
A new eBook published by ASSET InterTech explains System Trace Macrocell (STM).

Lowest power RGB digital light sensor optimizes display viewing experience
The ISL29125 digital light sensor from Intersil Corporation is touted as the industry's most accurate, lowest power and smallest RGB sensor.

PLS’ Universal Debug Engine 4.2 enables real multicore debugging
Version 4.2 of he Universal Debug Engine (UDE) from PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme features greatly enhanced control and test methods for multicore targets.

TI launches first SAS-3 repeater for enterprise server, storage, and router systems
Texas Instruments' DS125BR800A multi-protocol repeater is capable of driving the serial-attached SCSI (SAS-3) protocol. In addition to supporting the faster data rates of the newest SCSI standard.

Agilent's Controlled Impedance Line Designer solves challenges in  chip-to-ship links
Agilent EEsof EDA’s Controlled Impedance Line Designer from Agilent Technologies Inc. optimizes stack up and line geometry for multigigabit-per-second chip-to-chip links.

Op amp delivers high precision measurements for industrial apps
The OPA192 from Texas Instruments is a 36-V RRIO operational amplifier (op amp) that achieves precision offset voltage and drift without using auto-zero techniques.

IP Core for ASICs & FPGAs meets CAN FD spec
CAST, Inc. is now shipping what it believes is the first available CAN Bus Controller soft IP core that supports the recent CAN Flexible Data specification.

Low power dual and quad core OCTEON III SoC processors
Cavium, Inc. has announced two new families of 28nm dual and quad core OCTEON III MIPS64 multicore processors.

TI delivers ZigBee SoC for smart energy, building automation
The CC2538 system-on-chip (SoC) from TI incorporates an ARM Cortex-M3 MCU, memory, and hardware accelerators on one piece of silicon.

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