Embedded news: Week of Dec. 15 - 19, 2014 - Embedded.com

Embedded news: Week of Dec. 15 – 19, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Dec. 15 – 19, 2014.

DesignCon 2015 revs up for high speed interconnects
The world's top engineers will be at DesignCon talking about pedal to the metal engineering and what is next in high speed serial links.

Keysight introduces first MHL 3 source compliance test software
Keysight Technologies, Inc. offers compliance test software for the latest Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) specification.

Cypress launches industry's smallest USB 3.0 hub controller
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. now offers a small package option for its EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0 hub controller.

ST adds devices with smaller memory to high-performance MCU line
The latest STM32F446 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics combine enhanced ARM Cortex-M4 processing performance, compact 256Kbyte or 512KByte on-chip Flash options all with 128Kbyte RAM

TI Hercules MCUs meet ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards
Texas Instruments' Hercules TMS570LS12x/11x and RM46x microcontrollers (MCUs) are certified by TÜV SÜD to meet the relevant requirements of ISO 26262:2011 and IEC 61508:2010 functional safety standards

WIN Enterprises' Mini-ITX Board has 2nd Gen AMD Embedded R-Series processor
The MB-83210 Mini-ITX board from WIN Enterprises, Inc., supports 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series processors (previously codenamed “Bald Eagle”).

TI launches industry’s first highly integrated NFC sensor transponder
Texas Instruments has announced the industry’s first flexible high frequency 13.56 MHz sensor transponder family.

QuickLogic announces TAG-N Wearable Sensor Hub Evaluation Kit
QuickLogic Corporation has announced the the TAG-N Wearable Sensor Hub evaluation kit.

LDRA tool suite is now integrated with VxWorks 7 Platform
LDRA has fully integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next generation Wind River VxWorks 7 real- time operating system (RTOS) to achieve full compliance with industry safety- and security-critical standards.

IAR Systems partners with IP provider CAST to boost 8051 development
IAR Systems has partnered up with the semiconductor IP provider CAST Inc. to offer new possibilities for developers working with 8051-based applications.

EU goal: Writing energy efficient code for smart devices
An EU research project is developing tools to help create energy-efficient code to reduce electricity consumption by up to 50% and improve smart device battery life.

Industrial cybersecurity expert warns about SCADA security
Steve Mustard, the International Society of Automation (ISA) expert on industrial cybersecurity says not enough is being done to prevent risk of highly destructive cyberattacks on critical SCADA infrastructure.

Green Hills Software extends its MULTI IDE to Linux
The new MULTI extension includes a C/C++ debugger for application development in Linux based designs.

Top 10 robotics stories of 2014
Here are some of the top robot stories and slideshows from 2014 for your entertainment and enlightenment.

IEDM 2014: Eleven views of progress
This week the big takeaway at the 2014 International Electron Devices Meeting is that there is still life in Moore's Law and a lot of smart people are driving it forward.

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More for IoT Our Natural Roadmap, Says Cypress CEO
5 rules for playing nice with IoT gateway
IBM Says PCM Non-Volatility Not Essential
The Long Death of Project Hosting Sites
G.fast Now on Fast Track
8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech
Pre-Certification Kits Easing Path to Safety-Critical Design
Project simplifies multicore software development
What is Design-to-Cost and why does it matter
The engineering desk-to-bench ratio
Design 2.0 A New Moore's Law

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