Embedded news: Week of Feb. 17- 21, 2014

February 19, 2014

Bernard Cole-February 19, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Feb. 17 - 21, 2014:

ST's NFC Discovery Kit jumpstarts IoT app designs
At Embedded World 2014, STMicroelectronics will unveil a development platform for its M24SR dynamic NFC tags that are now entering volume production.

Atmel to launch new products targeting IoT at Embedded World
Atmel Corporation will be unveiling a number of new products that will drive smart, connected devices targeted for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Embedded World.

Connext DDS Pro 5.1 speeds development of intelligent systems for IoT
Connext DDS Professional 5.1 is the latest version of Real-Time Innovations' software platform for the rapid development and integration of distributed Intelligent Systems.

Freescale Metrocell base station processor targets next-gen LTE
Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge SoC for fast-growing metrocell market incorporates digital front-end technology and supports up to 256 simultaneous users.

GenId offers true zero latency RTOS for Microchip MCUs
GenId's NanoScale RTOS implements a segmented interrupt architecture, enabling dual mode behavior and true zero latency for interrupt management.

ST's KERKEY provides advanced security for smart grid
KERKEY from STMicroelectronics is an advanced security module that prevents malicious attacks on smart-grid gateways, concentrators, and smart meters.

Spansion takes aim at DRAM with new NOR-based Hyperbus technology
Spansion's HyperFlash NOR Memory devices feature read throughputs of up to 333 megabytes per second, more than five times faster than its ordinary Quad SPI flash interface.

NIST releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has just released its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure, a "living document" it hopes wiill create a coherent public/private U.S. security effort.

Microchip's energy-measurement front ends offer high accuracy smart metering
Microchip's next-generation family of energy-measurement Analog Front Ends (AFEs), the MCP3913 and MCP3914, integrate six and eight 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs).

TI's new 12-bit ADC samples at 4 GSPS
Texas Instruments has introduced the ADC12J4000, a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that does RF-sampling at 4 GSPS.

Nordic announces Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino-based projects
Nordic Semiconductor has launched the Bluetooth Smart Software Development Kit (SDK) for Arduino-based projects.

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Startup Promises Bandwidth Boost
Startup Claims Cellular Breakthrough
Wireless Charging Shift Ahead
Intel Drives Xeon to Big Data
Qualcomm Answers 'Auto-Grade Dilemma
Net Virtualization Spec Nearly Done
Group Forms to Drive NVDIMM Adoption

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