Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of recent embedded industry ARM architecture based product and technology news and analysis stories up to the week of Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, 2014, including:
Targeting mobile wearables: A Q&A with ARM
An interview with ARM's David Maidment on how the company is supporting licensees of its architecture in the mobile computing who want to expand into fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearable devices.
Freescale IoT on display at ARM Techcon
Attendees at the ARM TechCon will have a rare opportunity to see the Internet of Things (IoT) in action on the exhibit floor.
Carbon Design offers pre-built virtual SoC prototype web portal
To be showcased at ARM Techcon 2014, Carbon Design Systems has a new web portal that offers more than 100 pre-built system-on-chip virtual prototypes.
ARM comes to XMOS xCORE real-time MCU architecture
Based on xCORE-XA architecture, new development system combines ARM Cortex-M3 CPU with configurable xCORE multicore MCU development system with real-time deterministic operation and debug.
Express Logic fast-tracks ARM-based IoT designs
Express Logic debuts at ARM Techcon the first in a series of X-Ware pre-integrated, pre-ported software packages specific to particular MCUs and dev boards to speed connected designs for embedded IoT apps.
STMicro, ARM do a double whammy with new Cortex-M7 core
In simultaneous announcements this week ARM and one of its licensees – STmicroelectronics – took the wraps off the newest Cortex microcontroller family, the Cortex-M7 series.
Micrium offers end-to-end embedded IoT package
Micrium at ARM Techcon will demo its just released Spectrum connectivity platform to simplify connection of wireless sensors and devices running its RTOS to the web services necessary to create Internet of Things enabled devices.
AMD to make its ARM and x86 SoCs pin compatible
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.
Sensor Platforms, ARM team on open source mobile sensor hub framework
To accelerate integration of ARM-based Android mobile devices into the internet of things as a central controller, Sensor Platforms has made available an open source software framework to accelerate sensor hub implementation.
AdaCore releases GNAT Pro 7.2 with more ARM support
This newest release of Ada software development environment includes more than 120 new features and extends support across ARM platforms
Spansion targets automotive with new Cortex-R5 based MCUs
Spansion's Traveo MCU family of ARM based MCUs is optimized for advanced human/machine interface, security and body networking in vehicles
ARM’s Cortex-A series heterogeneous multicore strategy
ARM’s future strategy may be to offer three tiers of Cortex CPUs that will allow developers to combine various heterogeneous multicore combinations of 32-bit A7, A12, A15 and 64-bit A53 cores.
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.
2nd gen Kinetis Cortex-M4-based MCUs boost power efficiency, performance
Freescale Semiconductor has launched the next generation of its flagship Kinetis K series microcontrollers (MCUs) expanding its existing Kinetis K1x, K2x and K6x MCU families, and the introduction of the Kinetis K0x MCU family.
X-HYP for ARM enables multiple OSes on a single platform
X-HYP Hypervisor from MNIS Technologies is an embedded hypervisor (type 1) for the ARM family architecture that lets you run multiple operating systems at the same time on a single platform.
IAR adds multicore debugging, automatic NEON vectorization to ARM tools
IAR Systems has released a major enhanced version of its complete and high-performance development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.
Sierraware hypervisor targets 64-bit ARM Architectures
Sierraware has launched SierraVisor and SierraTEE for 64-bit ARM silicon.
Freescale launches iMX6 A9 quad core dev kit for ARM SBCs
Cadia Networks' Development Kit for the iMX6 family of ARM SBCs enables OEMs, independent system integrators, developers and enthusiasts to understand the architecture, run interface demos, and develop their own applications.
IAR Systems launches kits for STM32F429 ARM Cortex-M4 series
IAR Systems has released new starter kits for the high-performance STM32F429 series from STMicroelectronics.
IAR Embedded Workbench supports ARM Cortex-M7
IAR Embedded Workbench incorporates a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger into one completely integrated development environment.