Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for this week of Jan. 12 to 18, 2015.
Apple's Watch and the wearable battery life challenge
Mike Salas, vice president of marketing at Ambiq Micro, discusses Apple's first wearable product and ways to improve it.
IoT: energy saver or power drain?
While many question the media hype about the Internet of Things (IoT), what it is and how how significant it will be, this nebulous “thing” has become a reality with potential for enormous growth.
Silicon Labs launches ultra-low-power temperature sensors
Silicon Labs has introduced a new family of ultra-low-power Si705x temperature sensors that consume only 195 nA (typical average current) when sampled once per second.
CES: Conexant launches Smart Voice Pickup software algorithm for headsets
Conexant Systems, Inc. has unveiled its new Smart Voice Pickup (SVP) technology for headsets.
CES: Imagination brings imaging framework to Android
Imagination Technologies has released a new PowerVR imaging framework for Android.
Semtech's RClamp 3346P is new TVS protection device for USB 3.0
Semtech Corp.'s RClamp3346P is a high-performance, ultra-low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device to protect USB 3.0 interfaces from electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Embedded Office extends the range of its Cert-Kits
Embedded Office, specializing in safety-critical applications for embedded systems, has extended the range of its Cert-Kits for a series of new microcontrollers.
Atmel launches SmartConnect Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo IoT platform
Atmel Corporation has expanded its SmartConnect wireless portfolio with a wireless combo system-on-chip (SoC) for the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) market.
congatec launches COM Express and Thin Mini-ITX on 5th gen Intel Core
congatec Inc.has launched its 5th generation Intel Core i7-5650U on COM Express Computer-On- Modules and Thin Mini-ITX motherboards.
ADLINK releases LEC-BTS SMARC Module with Intel Atom E3800 Series SoC
ADLINK Technology, Inc. has introduced a new SMARC form factor computer-on-module, the LEC- BTS, running a single, dual, or quad core Intel Atom processor E3800 series system-on-chip.
Atmel unleashes highest-performing ARM Cortex-M7-based MCUs
Atmel Corporation has launched four new series of devices to the Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M7 based MCUs.
The bottlenecks in virtualized networks
Four things – servers and NICs, hypervisors and vswitches, host and guest OSes, and VM/VNF – can slow down creation of virtual network functions and thus require testing.
Eurotech releases Everyware Software Framework 3.0 for IoT
The company's Java-OSGi Framework for M2M Gateways, Smart Devices and IoT apps is synchronized with the release of Kura, the open source project within the Eclipse IoT Working Group.
18 hot, odd and risky tech products at CES 2015
Here are 18 hot, odd and risky products and technologies uncovered at the 2015 International CES.
Slideshow: Open Source Hardware Advances
Developments in open source hardware are not just exciting as viable and marketable options, but as a real boon for innovation.
CES 2015 Slideshow: MEMS are what wearable IoT needs
How MEMS will provide greater functionality in smaller, more power-efficient wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices, was the theme of the CES 2015 “Sensors and MEMS Technology” track.
Broadcom CEO: Life after LTE 5G cellular is IoT, broadband
After exiting the smarphone modem market, Broadcom CEO says the company's future is on broadband network and WiFi IoT connectiity in the home and automotive.
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