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Embedded news: Week of Feb. 24 - 28, 2014

February 27, 2014

Bernard Cole-February 27, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news for the week of Feb. 24 - 28, 2014:

Wind River brings a 20 Kbyte microkernel to the VxWorks RTOS
Intel’s subsidiary has taken a radical break from its monolithic RTOS approach with VxWorks 7.0: a modular dual kernel design: a small microkernel for the resource constrained IoTs and a monolithic kernel for apps requiring more capabilities.

Imagination debuts MIPS IP cores with hardware virtualization
At the Embedded World Conference, Imagination unveiled its newest MIPS Warrior M-class 32-bit MCU cores with enhanced security and safety features for Iot, wearables and automotive.

Intel brings virtualization to industrial systems
Introduced at Embedded World, Intel's new industrial offering offers a way to collapse down the number of discrete machine control systems to single virtualization platform.

GrammaTech brings visual analysis to securiing embedded code
At Embedded World, the code analysis specialist introduced its new Visual Taint Analysis tool for gaining a better visibility into hazardous data flows in code that may impact reliability and security.

Silicon Labs beefs up its Ember Zigbee-based IoT devices
New ARM-based EM358X Systen-on-Chp devices targeted at smart energy and home automation applications

CSR brings home device control to mobiles with Bluetooth
Targeting home control and consumer IoT applications, CSR plc introduced at the Embedded World its family of CSR Mesh Bluetooth devices and software to control home appliances using mobile phones.

Wilocity brings multi-gigabit/sec 802.11ad to mobile devices
Building on its success in bringing in-building local gigabit/second WiFi connectivity to PCs and laptops, Wilocity has announced its Wi16300 chipset for mobile smartphones.

LDRA guides safety-critical developers to ISO 26262 compliance
At Embedded World, LDRA showed off a set of ISO 26262 compliance management tools that guide automotive developers in meeting the standards safety-critical specifications

Code coverage/compliance come to FPGA based embedded designs
LDRA tools for structural coverage and code compliance have been integrated into the Xilinx tools suite for application development on its Zynq-7000 FPGAs.

New RTS Hypervisor prioritizes memory access
Real-Time Systems has announced a new version of their Hypervisor, now allowing users to prioritize simultaneous access of guest operating systems to shared resources like shared caches or the main memory itself.

Freescale intros programmable power management for constrained connected devices
At Embedded World Freescale anounced the addition of the MMPF0200 device to its PF Series of highly programmable power management ICs (PMICs).

IAR adds multicore debug, automatic NEON vectorization to ARM tools
IAR Systems has released a major enhanced version of its complete and high-performance development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

Microchip low pin count 8-bit PIC MCUs target safety critical
Microchip has expanded its 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio with the peripheral-rich, low pin count PIC16(L)F161X family.

ST's NFC Discovery Kit jumpstarts IoT app designs
At Embedded World 2014, STMicroelectronics will unveil an easy-access development platform for its M24SR dynamic NFC tags that are now entering volume production in all memory densities and package options.

CoinTerra announces the GSX I PCIe Bitcoin Mining Card
CoinTerra’s GSX I is a high-performance, affordable PCI Express mining card that sets a new standard in performance and price for Bitcoin mining enthusiasts, hobbyists and system builders.

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.

Agilent debuts next-gen interface for Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced a next-generation user interface for its Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes.

Embedded news and commentary from around the Web
AMD Targets Embedded Graphics
BeagleBone 9 Add-Ons That Power It Past Raspberry
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC
Nokia's Android X Series Targets 'Next Billion'
Broadcom Chip Locates Wearables
Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
Startup Stacks Chips Wirelessly
Antcor Drives WiFi at 900 MHz
Qualcomm, Allwinner & MediaTek All Go Octa

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