Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Dec. 8 – 12, 2014.
Microchip releases 4th gen JukeBlox Wi-Fi platform
Microchip Technology Inc. has launched its fourth generation JukeBlox platform enabling audio brands to develop high quality, low-latency products.
Broadcom's dual-band Wi-Fi audio chip targets Internet of Things
Broadcom Corporation has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first dual-band Wi-Fi audio chip into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) portfolio.
IAR Embedded Workbench adds enhanced support for MSP430 MCUs
IAR Systems has released a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for the MSP430 core from Texas Instruments.
Renesas RX113 MCUs offer ultra-low power and advanced touch sensitivity for IoT apps
Renesas' new RX113 Group of MCUs is expanding the use of touch panel displays in healthcare, building automation and home appliance applications.
Broadcom integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart, and NFC into single dev kit
Broadcom Corporation has integrated near field communication (NFC) into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) software development kit (SDK).
Imagination MIPS Creator CI20 development board is available for pre-order
The MIPS Creator CI20 is an affordable micro-computer that runs Linux and Android and enables open source developers, the maker community, and system integrators to create a wide range of applications and projects.
Curtiss-Wright rugged 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch less than10 cubic inches
Curtiss-Wright Corporation has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s smallest and lightest rugged 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch subsystem, the Parvus DuraNET 20-11
Can we get rid of the bugs in our designs?
The problems of of hardware and software flaws are up close and personal in this narrative by Jin Zhang on experiences with buggy MacBook Air and iMAC software and on a flight to Shanghi on a Boeing 787.
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