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

March 20, 2014

Bernard Cole-March 20, 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:

Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub for Android 4.4
The Always-on Context Aware Sensor Hub catalog CSSP from QuickLogic Corporation gives OEMs an out-of-the-box solution for the Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system.

Avnet offers next-gen Panasonic “NanoPower” Bluetooth Low Energy module
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, announces the availability of the PAN1740 is a next-generation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module.

TI power management ICs for AC/DC power supplies
Texas Instruments has developed two flyback power solutions that achieve the highest energy efficiency and lowest standby power consumption for 5- to 100-watt AC/DC power supplies.

Vello's PAN software will power new class of 1RU merchant optical switches
Precision Application Networking (PAN) software from Vello Systems powers a new class of optical networking switches that the company claims will change how network architectures are designed.

ThingPark Wireless offers long-range radio solution for M2M and IoT apps
ThingPark Wireless is a low-cost long-range bidirectional radio solution allowing M2M sensor OEMs and application providers to significantly improve market adoption.

TI increases range up to 7x for low-power 2.4 GHz wireless networks
Texas Instruments' SimpleLink CC2592 range extender provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI’s 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN, and Bluetooth low energy

Atego takes model-based design to the next level with Vantage
New software development tools combines Model-based Systems and Software Engineering, Asset-based Modular Design and Product Line Variation aimed at Model-based Product Line Engineering

HCC reduces smart meter cost/design time with structured database file system
HCC Embedded SMFS uses detrministic write function and a flash-optimized database design that eliminates the performance hit that the use of cyclic buffer logic normally imposes.

Spark stays one step ahead in SDN with secure router gateway
Designed for use on software defined networks, Spark Integration's newst Distrix 4 gateway router extends ability to dynamically create secure connections across LANs and WANs.

Learn more about sensor fusion at ESC/EE Live!
Experts will lay out some of the ingredients for applying sensor fusion techniques to wirless sensor and consumer designs in a panel at the IoT Engineering Summit at ESC/EE Live!.

Secure embedded devices by hacking at ESC/EELive!
The Black Hat Engineering Summit at ESC/EELive will provide embedded developers with background and tools for assessing security risks to their designs in an increasingly connected environment.

Vello Systems initiates Open Source Optical Forum
Vello Systems has initiated the Open Source Optical (OSO) Forum, which is chartered to promote new user models for both enterprise and cloud service provider customers.

Android malware and the smartphone security threat
A recent report from Alcatel-Lucent's Kindskight Security Labs says that more than 11.6 million mobile devices are infected worldwide, and 60% of them are Android smartphones.

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Patent Expert Sees No Simple Answers
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Consumer electronics' code curse
Research Suggests New Class of Magnetic Materials
UC Berkeley Scientists Advance On-Chip Inductors

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