Embedded news: Week of Aug. 18- 22, 2014 - Embedded.com

Embedded news: Week of Aug. 18- 22, 2014


Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Aug. 18 – 22, 2014: PRQA releases QA·C++ V3.2 with more C++ 2011 coverage
QA·C++ 3.2 delivers extended C++’11 coverage, improves enforcement of secure coding best practices, increases range of metrics and eases auto-code generation Teardown: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition
A teardown of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition found that the $349.99 device has a bill of materials cost of $137, including the GPS Flight Recorder Five reasons to cancel your design project
Canceled development projects are not good things. They represent lost investment in terms of money and people. But here are five situations when canceling a project is a good thing. NI brings more data analysis to its LabVIEW 2014 tool
National Instruments has added new features for acquiring, visualizing and then analyzing data collected in many complex embedded systems.

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 3U PXI Express 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. DuraWORX 10-10 combines Core i7 processing and a Cisco 5915
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has introduced the Parvus DuraWORX 10-10, which is a single unit SWaP-optimized subsystem solutions that combines Intel Core i7-based processing and a Cisco 5915 Internetwork Operating System (IOS)-managed, defense-secure network router in a single subsystem. Display power/LED driver for smartphones delivers higher power efficiency
The ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones from Intersil Corporation is the first power management IC that integrates the display power and backlight LED driver functions in a single chip. Wind River has introduced a virtualization profile
Wind River has introduced a virtualization profile for the next generation version of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). ADLINK's fanless cPCI-3620 blade targets railway control apps
ADLINK Technology's new 3U CompactPCI processor blade, the cPCI-3620, runs on a low-power, quad-core Intel Atom System-on-Chip (SoC) carrying up to 4GB DDR3L-1333 ECC soldered memory. Gumstix Arbor 43C has capacitive multi-touch capability
The Arbor 43C from Gumstix, Inc., is a multi-touch ready expansion board that is compatible with Newhaven Display International, Inc. displays. Microcontroller market is resurging
There's a boom in microcontroller sales, much of it due to explosive growth in the 8-bit MCU sector, as well as in 32-bit architectures.

New framework proposed to extend Android security
New framework makes it easier for users – and developers – of new apps to plug into the Android Linux platform's security enhancements. 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. Embedded news and analysis from around the Web
3 Keys to Making Smart Homes a Reality
Monitoring Weather With the Internet of Things
Tips for Home Automation IoT Design
Will useless clock displays go with IoT integration
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone
Engineer goes BOOM
Hacking The Nest Thermostat
Tracking down excess water use technology provides the necessary clues
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
Intel Haswell Bug Won't Bite Many
Cloud license from Koubachi expands Sensirion's software
Testing the performance of your motion controller
The connected car and congested traffic
12 Engineering Toys for Your Youth
Will useless clock displays go with IoT integration
Memsic launches monolithic 3-axis accelerometer
Starterkits speed up code safety standard compliance

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