Embedded news and analysis: Week of 9-22 to 9-26, 2014 - Embedded.com

Embedded news and analysis: Week of 9-22 to 9-26, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories and blogs for the week of Sept. 22 to 26, 2014.

Learn about ARM in low-power design
Rich Nass provides his perspective on the ARM Techcon's low power track and what ARM's low power expertise means to embedded developers. He is former editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Design and now with Open Systems Media, UBM's media partner on ARM TechCon.

Keysight's new logic analyzer boasts highest data rates
Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced a high-data-rate state-mode logic analyzer (up to 4 Gb/s).

New RF Calculators from Pasternack answer complex design questions
Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. is offering a new set of RF calculators and conversion tools to assist engineers with answering complex RF-related product and design questions.

Express Logic fast-tracks ARM-based IoT designs
Express Logic is debuting 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 has released its 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.

ST unveils high-performance integrated wideband RF synthesizer
STMicroelectronics has introduced the STW81200 RF synthesizer, which integrates in one chip wideband voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and a dual fractional and integer phase-locked-loop (PLL) core.

Connect One launches next-gen IoT WiFi modules
Connect One has launched its next-generation (G2) WiFi modules to support the latest 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.

CodeMeter Embedded Driver 1.7 protects embedded systems, PLCs, industrial PCs
Wibu-Systems has launched the CodeMeter Embedded Driver 1.7 for protecting embedded systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and industrial PCs.

Arduino and Atmel launch secure Wi-Fi connectivity for all Arduino platforms
Arduino LLC and Atmel Corporation have announced the Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101, a shield that enables rapid prototyping of Internet of Things (IoT) applications on the Arduino platform.

Ultra-low-power 10-bit Hall encoder consumes only 3 µA average
The Ultra-Low Power Single-Chip Hall Encoder iC-TW11 by iC-Haus allows for an energy-saving 10-bit angle detection and targets battery-buffered applications.

Segger expands debugging portfolio
Segger Microcontroller has introduced three new products: J-Scope data visualization software, J-Link Real Time Terminal and a beta release of the stand-alone Debugger software.

Maxim's high-speed data acquisition system speeds time to market
FPGA engineers can quickly evaluate and validate their FPGA-based control systems using the high-speed MAXREFDES74# 18-bit data acquisition system (DAS) reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Telit introduces m2mAIR Cloud Platform-as-a-Service
Telit Wireless Solutions has debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service.

Teardown.com Apple iPhone 6 Plus Analysis
A preliminary analysis of the iPhone 6 Plus estimated cost to build, the components it uses and how it compares with competitive smartphones in terms of features and capabilities.

A backlash against vehicle to vehicle communications?
While vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications will be mandated in the United States and for car buyers will not be an option, there is growing resistance amongst the car buying consumers.

Is there any silicon left in Silicon Valley?
A review of want ads for engineers on line and in various professional journals indicates a dearth of engineering positions to be filled. What happened to all the engineering jobs? Where is the silicon in Silicon Valley?

Silicon Labs makes Internet infrastructure clock tree design easier
The company has a new Web-based utility so that embedded developers without timing expertise can generate custom clock tree recommendations in minutes

IEEE working on new software and SoC power management modeling specs
IEEE P2415 and IEEE P2416 have been created to augment existing standards for low-power design and verification methodologies for system-on-chip.

MIPI Alliance releases new PHY spec and some upgrades
Release of new MIPI Alliance C-PHY Specification and updates to its D-PHY and M-PHY specs expands its family of physical layer Specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced applications.

Embedded news and commentary from around the Web
Dealing with the dangers of software-hardware homogeneity
Vote on Cool Idea Award From Designers of Things
Internet of Things Bridges ADAS & Telematics
Making The Internet of Things “Easy Stupid”
M2M & IoT Meet Asset Tracking
Natural Language Voice Control Comes to the IoT
Designing for wearables: opportunity but not without challenges
Putting the 'Wear' in Wearables
Talking to Our Tech
Making Wearables Personal
A History of Wearable Tech
Google Glass Moves to the Factory Floor
Makers, Engineers Mix at NY Event
Natural Language Voice Control Comes to the IoT
Securing Trustworthy & Resilient Chips

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