Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Feb. 3 – 7, 2014:
Nano power regulator delivers 94.6-percent peak efficiency in 30-mm2 footprint
The SIMPLE SWITCHER 12-V, 750-mA DC/DC power regulator from Texas Instruments (TI) features high performance and tiny nano packaging to drive space-constrained and power dense applications.
Zytronic multi-touch controller targets ultra-large p-cap touchscreens
Zytronic's ZXY300 touch controller is based on the company's proprietary MPCT projected capacitive (p-cap) technology.
TI LVDS receiver supports 4-MHz pixel clock for small LCD panels
The SN65LVDS822 FlatLink LVDS receiver from Texas Instruments (TI) supports a 4-MHz pixel clock in printers, copiers, digital cameras, fuel pump displays and appliances with small LCD panels.
Freescale launches iMX6 A9 quad core dev kit for ARM SBCs
Cadia Networks' Development Kit for the iMX6 family of ARM SBCs enables OEMs, independent system integrators, developers and enthusiasts to understand the architecture, run interface demos, and develop their own applications
Spreadtrum gambles on single-core in nextgen smartphones
Targeting entry-level 3G smartphones, company says its single core approach offers higher integration and better performance while lowering cost.
STMicro brings dynamic efficiency to 32-bit MCUs
The company says dynamic efficiency offers the best best balance of dynamic power consumption and execution performance.
ARM plans Server Base System Architecture spec
Seeking to match the seamless interoperability Intel Corp. has across diverse server plantorms, ARM is seeking to impose some degree of standardization on its archetecture liscensees.
Adacore updates its ADA static and dynamic code analysis tools
AdaCore's new versions of its CodePeer static analysis and GNATcoverage dynamic analysis tools bring significant improvements to code ADA quality and reliability.
2014 ESC/EE Live! Conference Highlights
Challenging conventional thinking at the 2014 ESC/EELive!
12 Engineers Who challenge conventional thinking will be among those who'll share their hands-on experience with technologies reshaping embedded systems at the 2014 ESC/EELive!
Embedded.com's Jack Ganssle to speak at 2014 ESC/EELive!
Embedded systems development expert Jack G. Ganssle returns this year to deliver three sessions in the Embedded Systems Conference at the EETimes EELive! 2014
Discovery Channel’s Joe Grand returns to EELive! to hack hardware
Joe Grand, cohost of the Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! returns to the 2014 EE Live! Show to share his experiences with reverse engineering of printed circuit boards at the Black Hat and Hardware Startup Engineering summits
Embedded.com's Michael Barr to keynote 2014 ESC at EE Live!
Michael Barr, Toyota safety case expert witness (and regular Embedded.com contributor and former editor of Embedded Systems Programming Magazine ) will give keynote at the 2014 ESC on Killer Apps and teach a class on bug-killing code standard rules.