Embedded news: Week of May 12- 16, 2014

May 15, 2014

Bernard Cole-May 15, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of May 12 - 16, 2014

Zeidman SynthOS synthesizes an app-specific OS for the IoT
Zeidman Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of the online version of SynthOS, a software development tool that automatically generates an optimized real-time operating system (RTOS).

UPnP offers universal control in MOST Networks
The MOST Cooperation, a standardization organization for Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), presents the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standard for use within MOST networks.

WhiteboxSSL protects against future Heartbleed-like attacks
WhiteboxSSL from Microsemi Corporation is a cryptography key management plugin and drop-in replacement for OpenSSL.

UPnP+ bridges to IoT cloud with XMPP extension
The Universal Plug and Play forum is taking a first step into the Internet of Things with its UPnP+ Cloud Architecture spec which uses XMPP, widely used in instant messaging services, to link to wide-area networks.

The case for multifunction DSP in wearable devices
For consumer Internet of Things devices which handle a lot of audio, voice, user interface and sensor fusion functions CEVA things a multifunction DSP should be a part of any wearable SoC.

Dreaming of open source SoC cores
Windell H. Oskay dreams of the day when an open source processor or SoC catches fire, setting off a blaze of innovation.

LED lighting designs made eaiser with new Android app
Integrated System Techologies has made available a free Android app for calculating voltage drops between LED lighting fixtures and drivers as well as other installation calculations.

Achronix hardens its FPGAs for PCI Express compliance
The asynchronous logic-based FPGA vendor has achieved PCI-SIG compliance for its 22 nm Speedster 22i asynchronous FPGAs in systems using the hardened PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 Specification for x8 lanes.

IoT 30 hour hackathon to be held in June
For developers who are sure that the Internet of Things is their pathway to riches, an IoT Hackathon will be held in Palo Alto, Ca. June 17-18.

Next-generation of SPARK static verification toolset released
Altran and Adacore make available new version of Ada-based language development tool suite for SPARK Pro 14.0 with new proof technology and additional language features.

McObject eXtremeDB boosts PCIe Flash Card performance
Benchmark tests demonstrate the speed advantage of eXtremeDB with transaction logging and EMC XtremSF increasing along with the number of concurrent processes.

LabVIEW Lego module software upgraded for MINDSTORMS robot
The free LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 puts powerful software in the hands of students preparing for engineering careers.

CEVA adds Bluetooth support to its TeakLite-4 DSP core IP
The new DSP core is targeted at low power, always on connected Internet of Things devices using the Bluetooth classic or low energy wireless protocol profiles.

Vector upgrades its AUTOSAR software testing capabliities
Together with the CANoe.AMD test tool, the extended capability of its Autosar Monitoring and Debugging allows developers to access information on runtimes and statuses of the application and basic software

AMD to make its ARM and x86 SoCs pin compatile
Advanced Micro Devices is planning a pin-compatible family of ARM and x86 SoCs in 2015, followed by custom 64-bit ARM cores in 2016.

eSOL eMCOS many-core RTOS runs on a 64-core processor
eSOL has verified that its eMCOS many-core real-time OS (RTOS) functions on a 64-core processor using a Renesas Electronics' RH-850 microcontroller-based, many-core MCU simulator.

Napatech launches 100 Gbps Accelerator
Napatech 's NT100E3-1-PTP accelerator supports 100 Gbps Ethernet.

New ARM-based COTS VPX SBCs target defense and aerospace
Curtiss-Wright's VPX3-1701 is a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors.

JTAG provides high integrity interface to MAC-Panel SCOUT
A new JTAG/boundary-scan hardware interface product from JTAG Technologies is compatible with the Virginia Panel (VPC) mass interconnect system.

Secure-X software makes radar-camera sensor integration quick and simple
Cambridge Pixel's Secure-X software modulesare designed to help those developing radar and camera security solutions to quickly and cost-effectively integrate disparate sensor types into their security surveillance solution.

Embedded IoT design tips, tricks, and tutorials
A regularly updated catalog of papers, design articles and blogs on the Internet of Things and its constituent elements in machine to machine, wireless wireless and sensor networks and industrial networking.

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