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Embedded news: Week of Aug. 11- 15, 2014

August 14, 2014

Bernard Cole-August 14, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Aug. 11 - 15, 2014

FMI standard 2.0 integrates simulation models
FMI standard 2.0 is an open, manufacturer-independent interface that lets the user integrate simulation models from different modeling tools into one overall model.

Micro Digital is offering free SMX Learning Kits
Micro Digital is offering free SMX Learning Kits (L-Kits) for non-commercial purposes such as RTOS study, class projects, system prototypes, and experimentation.

Handheld wireless X-ray security scanner uses Broadcom's WICED
The MINI Z handheld X-ray detection system from American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is a portable, single-sided imaging system that can be used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas.

dSPACE SCALEXIO supports multiple processing units
SCALEXIO, dSPACE’s hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology, has a new extension for a multi-processor (MP) simulation platform that enables users to connect several SCALEXIO multicore processing units to create simulation platforms for real-time computation.

Highly-integrated octal ultrasound pulsar simplifies design
The cost and size of ultrasound imaging machines can be reduced with the The STHV800 8-channel ultrasound pulser from STMicroelectronics reduces the cost and size of ultrasound imaging machines.

ProbMe securely configures an entire network with a single click
Econais ProbMe provides an easy, fast and secure way to add new devices to a network.

Express Logic offers comprehensive demo package for Renesas RSK
Express Logic, Inc. offers a comprehensive suite of example projects and demos designed to give developers a quick start with projects based on the Renesas RZ/A1 Starter Kit Board (RSK).

ADLINK's SMARC module LEC-BT has ultra-small form factor
ADLINK Technology, Inc. has introduced a new SMARC form factor computer-on-module (COM) running on Intel x86 processors.

STmicro steps up to high volume with MEMS tracking tag
Gearing up to meet an expected demand in excess of 1 million tags a year, ST Micro and Bluechip have gone into high volume production on the device.

IBM Puts Brain SyNAPSE on a chip
The most brain-like computer chip to date has been built by IBM for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA's) Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program.

Nine peaks from the Flash Summit
New uses for flash controllers, the significance of the still invisible Samsung V-NAND and the long road ahead for next-generation non-volatile memory.

Does Moore's Law have any limits?
As we approach atomic scale limits in transistor size, many see the handwriting on the wall: When you get down to one atom per memory cell, Moore's Law has to end — or has it?

Woz's take on smart watches, engineering and everything
In a recent interview, Steve Wozniak, the designer of the original Apple personal computer, was in top form, firing off opinions on everything from innovation and the IoT to what inspired him to become an engineer.

RISC-V: The case for an open ISA standard for SoCs
While instruction set architectures (ISAs) may be proprietary for historical or business reasons, there is no good technical reason for the lack of free, open ISAs.

Experimeting with an XMOS multicore MCU
An under-the-hood look at the XMOS multicore 32 bit MCU by a die-hard 8-bit MCU user.

Embedded news and analysis from around the Web
Bluetooth Smart in a hearing aid receives stereo audio from iOS
Where Have All the (MCU) Outputs Gone
Design software for SoC FPGAs speeds run-times
Direct conversion modulator for battery-powered transmitters
App helps patients control their lives and lights
Racetrack Memory to Beat Hard Drives & Flash
Handling metastability in bistable circuits
The $350 bionic arm
Linduino is a USB-isolated Arduino
Nvidia Flexes Custom 64-Bit ARM
Potholes In Vehicle Traffic Control Systems
Internet Of Things Batteries Not Required
Affordable telecommunications

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