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Embedded news: Week of Aug. 25 - 29, 2014

August 28, 2014

Bernard Cole-August 28, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Aug. 25 - 28, 2014:

WIN's new Mini-ITX SBC sports 2nd gen AMD SoC
The MB-73360 from WIN Enterprises, Inc., is a mini-ITX motherboard that offers OEM customers a choice of 3 different AMD 2nd Generation System-on-Chip (SoC) processors.

Pentek's newest 3U VPX system jump starts app development
The newest member of Pentek Inc.'s SPARK development systems, the Model 8267, is a pre-configured 3U VPX system to speed application development.

Curtiss-Wright ships next-gen Dual 4GSPS transceiver card for C4ISR apps
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has begun volume production shipment of its VPX3-530 dual channel ADC/DAC engine.

SEGGER emSecure introduces RSA encryption for embedded systems
SEGGER emSecure is a digital signature software package designed specifically for embedded systems.

Mentor Graphics extends Nucleus RTOS 
Mentor Graphics has released a new version of the Mentor Embedded Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices.

Atmel introduces next-gen SoC for smart metering
The Atmel SAM4CP16B is an extension of Atmel's SAM4Cx smart energy platform built on a dual-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 architecture.

Keysight offers user-extensible frequency domain analysis
Keysight Technologies, Inc. has announced the availability of a frequency domain analysis (FDA) option for its Infiniium and InfiniiVision Series oscilloscopes.

RFID tracking solution monitors assets anywhere in the world
AgoraBee has launched a low cost active RFID global mobile asset tracking solution that allows everyday items to be monitored anywhere in the world.

ADLINK's new 3U PXI Express (PXIe) controller targets high throughput apps
The new PXIe-3985 from ADLINK Technology, Inc. is the company's highest performing 3U PXI Express (PXIe) embedded controller.

New App brings iPhone access to Modbus TCP I/O modules
Available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Sealevel's Modbus Connect allows a developer to configure its Modbus devices remotely.

10 cheap (mostly Android) moble engineer app tools
A slideshow of some of the many engineering apps available on mobile phones and devices.

HVEC, VP9 in close battle for video codec leadership
The battle between HEVC and VP9 for video codec dominance will be close with room in the market for both - at least in the short term.

When is a subsystem not like Intellectual Property?
An understanding of what makes subsystems more than just "bigger IP," will help embedded developers implement better, more effective and lower cost system-on-chip designs.

Timing closure, trails and sleep
How the chip designer solves tough design problems while mountain biking in Idaho through the syncopated cadence of breathing and pedaling.

Google Glass and lookalikes find niche in medical apps
Head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Google Glass, Epson's Moverio, and Recon's Jet combined with Thalmic's Myo armband find real world applications in medical settings.

Uncle Sam's plans for Vehicle-to-vehicle communications
NHSTA report reveals U.S. plans to require all new passenger cars have vehicle-to-vehicle communications for its many safety benefits.

Graphics startup aims to disrupt mobile raytracing with 1w core
Silicon Arts showed off at Siggraph and HotChips its RayCore proof of concept graphics core that uses a latency hiding technique to reduce performance degradation.

Battery start-up boosts energy density 2-fold on lithium-ion cells
Sakti3 claims it has produced a lithium-ion battery cell that could double the usage time of mobile and wearable devices and double the range of batter-based electric vehicles.

Embedded news from around the Web
Apple's iPhone 6 What to Expect
Intel Shrinks 3G Chip for IoT
Google Preps Virtual Network
Google's Project Ara Is Science Fiction, Says Critic
Is free-space wireless charging viable
The Internet of Overhyped Things
35 Open Source Tools for the Internet of Things
Making Wearable Tech Tactile
Internet Of Things Batteries Not Required
Silicon Valley's Role in the IoT Industrial Revolution
Sub-1V Bluetooth Smart RF transceiver IP targets wearable sensors and IOT
Mobile measurement data display through IPEmotion App 2.0

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