Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Jan. 20- – 24, 2014:
Echelon IzoT-enabled multiprotocol SoC targets IIoT
Echelon Corporation's FT 6000 system on chip (SoC) is a single-chip solution for flexible wired IP connectivity for communities of devices in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Micro Digital releases SMX v4.2
Micro Digital has added more functionality, simpler usage, smaller size, and better safety to Version 4.2 of SMX.
New XMC modules interface 10-Gig Ethernet to PCI Express
Acromag’s new XMC-6260 and XMC-6280 mezzanine modules provide a 10-gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) interface solution for data-intensive, real-time embedded computing systems.
Discrete serial link aggregators support up to 10 Gbps
Texas Instruments has introduced two 10-Gbps serial link aggregator ICs. The TLK10081 1- to 8-channel and TLK10022 dual-channel ICs allow system designers to reduce the number of gigabit serial links required for communications and other apps.
Amplicon's new WaveAce 2000 oscilloscope offers 1 Mpts/Ch memory
The new WaveAce 2000 series combines long memory, a color display, and extensive measurement capabilities, advanced triggering and excellent connectivity.
ST's STM32 F0 MCUs target cost-sensitive apps
STMicroelectronics' STM32 F0 microcontrollers support crystal-less USB design for next-generation smart devices and connectivity products.
Freescale programmable solenoid controller reduces emissions
The MC33816 programmable solenoid controller from Freescale Semiconductor is designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency for both gasoline and diesel direct fuel injection engines.
DCD has an ASIC/FPGA IP Core for Smart Card Reader Apps
The DSMART soft IP core is based on ISO 7816-3/EMV4.2 requirements and incorporates everything needed to handle both the T0 character-oriented and T1 block-oriented protocols.