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Embedded news: Week of April 14 - 18, 2014

April 17, 2014

Bernard Cole-April 17, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of April 14- 18, 2014

Call for ARM TechCon 2014 speaking proposals now open
ARM TechCon marks its 10th amazing year this October 1 through October 3, in Santa Clara, Calif., and the annual call for abstracts is now open with a close of May 15.

Microchip offers 4Kb Serial Presence Detect EEPROM
The 34AA04 from Microchip is a 4Kb I2C Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM device. The 34AA04 is specifically designed to work with the next generation of Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) SDRAM modules

Micrium's uCProbe v3.2 visualizes embeddded code at run time
Microum's uCProbe v3.2 Live Watch app allows developers to use Microsoft's Windows to visualize what is happening in their code and change the system behavior based on what they see.

Lattice targets small cell base station sweet spot with ECP5 FPGA
Targeting a support role in high volume markets as small cell, microserver, broadband and video apps Lattice goes for highest functional density in smallest package.

Qualcomm targets "connected computing" with nextgen Snapdragon mobile CPUs
Company's new 64-bit 810 and 808 ARM-based CPUs incorporate support for Category 6 LTE Advanced and carrier aggregation up to 60 MHz

Elliptic launches NIST SP 800-90 compliant random number generators
Elliptic Technologies has launched two NIST SP 800-90a/b/c Compliant True Random Number Generators (TRNG): CLP-850 and CLP-890 to add to their security portfolio.

Broadcom launches six-stream 802.11ac MIMO platform
Broadcom Corporation has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks.

ASSET's SourcePoint accelerates software debug of µC/OS - II code
Two ASSET hardware modules support the SourcePoint? debugger. The cost-effective Arium LC-500Se is a run-control probe capable of providing application software debug via JTAG. Another hardware module, the Arium LX-1000 Trace Port Analyzer, has two gigabytes of memory where trace results can be stored off-chip.

Lattice ECP5 combines lower-cost, lower power, and 2X functional density 
The ECP5 family is designed for small-cell, microserver, broadband access, industrial video and other high-volume applications where the lowest-possible cost, lowest-possible-power, and smallest-possible form-factor are crucial.

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