Embedded News: Week of Dec. 16-13, 2013 - Embedded.com

Embedded News: Week of Dec. 16-13, 2013

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for this week:

ST's always-on 6-axis inertial motion sensors
STMicroelectronics' new family of 6-axis inertial motion-sensing devices run all sensor-related functions as well as customer-specific application software onboard while consuming up to 40% less power.

Evaluation kit eases dev for 3-phase brushless DC motor driver IC
Allegro MicroSystems Europe offers a new product evaluation kit for for the company’s A4915 3-phase MOSFET controller IC.

Single-Chip USB-to-SPI bridge controller speeds USB connectivity design
Silicon Labs’ new CP2130 USB-to-SPI bridge controller offers a turnkey solution for bridging a universal serial bus (USB) host and a serial peripheral interface (SPI) bus.

connectBlue launches dual mode Bluetooth Smart Ready serial port adapter
connectBlue's Rugged Bluetooth Serial Port Adapter RBS421s is an easy-to-use Bluetooth dual-mode device that can be used as a Bluetooth Smart Ready client.

Silicon Labs targets IoT with lowest power and smallest form factor wireless MCUs
Silicon Labs has combined its ultra-low-power MCU technology with its sub-GHz EZRadio and EZRadioPRO transceivers in a single-chip solution.

TI's F2837xD dual-core MCUs offer 800 MIPS floating point performance
The new C2000 Delfino 32-bit F2837xD MCU from TI targets industrial real-time control with dual-core C28x processing capabilities and dual real-time control accelerators.

Echelon controller network expertise comes to Industrial IoT
Building on its Lonworks wired control network topology, company’s new IZot framework allows creation of Industrial IoT systems bridging wired and wireless, and with or without Internet Protocol use.

Dead reckoning without WiFi goes indoors
Sensor Platforms has created a new Pedestrian Dead Reckoning algorithm that it believes will revolutionize finding in-door locations.

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