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Embedded news: Week of July 14 - 18, 2014

July 17, 2014

Bernard Cole-July 17, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for this week.

Mentor takes on heterogeneous multicore challenge
The hardware/software tool vendor has introduced a comprehensive solution to designing high end embedded apps that combine a diverse mix microprocessors, microcontrollers, DSP and graphics processors.

Apple and IBM make a deal on iPhone, iPad and the Cloud
Apple and IBM have entered into an exclusive partnership that brings Big Bue's cloud, big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad.

After Jobs, Ex-Apple Engineers Find Life
Whatever happened to Paul Alioshin, Brian Berkeley, Tony Fadell, Hugo Fiennes, Peter Hoddie, Dave Howell, JP Labrosse, Steve Perlman, Andy Rubin, and Addison Shelton?

National Instruments SOM simplifies embedded FPGA integration
The NI sbRIO-9651 System on Module (SOM) offers a complete middleware solution along with an intuitive approach to FPGA programming.

OSGi Core Release 6 spec for Web of Things now available
New spec extends functionality and improves flexibility for networked devices and network software services

Curtiss-Wright's OpenVPX mission computer targets compute-intensive apps
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has introduced a new fully integrated, ITAR-free compact mission computer, the MPMC-9365 Multi-Platform Mission Computer (MPMC).

GE's PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET lowers TOC
GE Intelligent Platforms' PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET System enables companies with mission critical applications to maximize uptime and capitalize on flexible configurations.

Agilent launches most accurate test solution for USB 3.1 receivers
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced what the company claims to be the industry’s most accurate test solution for characterizing USB 3.1 receivers.

Tiny, low-power Android GPU targets wearables, IoT
A new PowerVR graphics processor IP core from Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) provides what the company claims is the industry’s smallest Android-compatible GPU solution.

TI's latest RF430 security MCU has highest RF integration in the industry
The RF430F5978 MCU from Texas Instruments is a highly integrated RF solution with improved read zone and battery performance for ultra-low power applications.

MAZeT provides smooth color control of even spectrally varied LEDs
MAZeT GmbH has enabled accurate wireless control of color, color temperature, and brightness of LEDs from a smartphone or tablet.

Nabto-box connects all the gadgets on home network in secure IoT
The Nabto-box, a new Indiegogo project, uses FreeRTOS and the same peer-to-peer technology as Skype to enable all the gadgets on your home network to become part of a secure Internet of Things (IoT).

Embedded news from around the Web
The Internet's Next Big Idea: Connecting People, Information, and Things
IoT Needs Open Source Solutions to Succeed
Summit Addresses IoT Privacy Issues
Privacy Requires Security in the Internet of Things
IBM Migrates to the Cloud
Thread A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home
Bluetooth Fights Back Against Thread
Enabling Accessibility With the Internet of Things
Second-generation Raspberry Pi board supports more sensors, I-O options
Efficient Buildings to Be 100% Sensed
Silicon 60 Reveals Shifts in Technology Focus
First boron ‘buckyball’ could be used to store hydrogen
Broadcom Raises Small-Cell Bid EE Times
Lattice's iCE40 Ultra FPGAs Make Smart Devices Smarter
New Applications Fuel MEMS Sensor Growth
Flexible Displays Going Commercial
5G Calling, Part 1 Alliances Form
Validating and using the I2C protocol

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