Embedded News: Week of Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014 - Embedded.com

Embedded News: Week of Dec. 30, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014

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

IoT DevCon embraces the challenge of the IP-enabled devices
In conjunction with the Multicore Developer Conference, the IoT DevCon will be held in Santa Clara, Ca., May 7-8

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.

Sigma Design teams with Mitsumi for wireless home networks
To accelerate support for its Z-Wave wireless home network sensor/control network standard internationally, Sigma Design adds Mitsumi as a second source.

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.

Microchip launches matched WLAN front end module for IEEE 802.11a/n/ac apps
The SST11LF04 from Microchip is a new 5 GHz, 50 ohm Matched WLAN Front End Module (FEM) for high data rate mobile device applications.

Altium continues support of Power Archecture with new C compiler
Targeted at automotive designs,, the new Tasking C compiler supports Freescale‘s Power Architecture-based Qorivva/5xxx series and STMicroelectronics SPC5 series of MCUs.

ISA introduces new cybersecurity certificate program
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has developed a knowledge-based industrial cybersecurity certificate program, the ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist Certificate.

GE’s Power Module Wizard helps select best DC/DC power module
GE’s Critical Power business has launched its cloud-based Power Module Wizard uses desired or required specifications to generate a list of possible DC/DC modules for their current board design.

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