Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of July 28 – Aug. 1, 2014
Sonics upgrades its SoC on-chip network SoC IP
The supplier of network on chip interconnect IP has improved the memory subsystem support on its flagship SonicsGN for non-blocking concurrency to support DDR4 and LDDR4.
Freescale's new industrial accelerometer captures more info
Freescale’s new FXLN83xxQ accelerometer is designed to capture acceleration information often missed by less accurate sensors commonly deployed in consumer products such as smartphones and exercise activity monitors.
Altium announces TASKING C compiler for Renesas RH850 automotive MCUs
Altium Limited announces a major new addition to its TASKING C compiler solutions for automotive application development, providing support for the RH850 architecture from Renesas Electronics.
eT-Kernel RTOS Evaluation Kit launched for Xilinx Zynq-7000
eSOL offers the eT-Kernel Evaluation Kit for Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
AdaCore releases GNAT GPL for Bare Board ARM
AdaCore has released a freely downloadable version of its GNAT GPL Ada cross-development environment for Bare Board ARM Cortex processors.
Rugged portable RF/IF signal recorder targets military and aerospace apps
The Model RTR 2729A rugged portable recorder from Pentek, Inc., targeted for military and aerospace applications, is the newest member of Pentek's Talon RF/IF signal recording and playback systems.
Ultra-low power Whisper architecture advances connectivity IP in IoT, wearables
Imagination Technologies has announced the new Ensigma Series4 Whisper low-power radio processing unit (RPU) architecture, designed specifically for next-generation ultra-low power, cost- sensitive devices.
Telchemy adds real-time data analytics to VQmon 4.0
Telchemy has added data analytics to its VQmon VoIP, Video Streaming, IPTV, and Video Conferencing analysis agent.
LinkSwitch-3 ICs meet 2016 DoE 6 EPS efficiency regulations
Power Integrations' LinkSwitch-3 family of highly integrated monolithic switching ICs deliver accurate primary-side regulation for chargers and adapters up to 10 W, making them suitable for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.
LG Innotek Bluetooth Smart module measures just 5.3 x 4.7 x 1.0 mm
LG Innotek has developed a Nordic nRF51822 SoC-based Bluetooth Smart (previously known as Bluetooth low energy) module that requires no RF expertise to employ.
Silicon Labs grabs for lowest clock jitter with clock tree on a chip family
Targeting needs of Internet infrastructure and data centers, SILabs debuts “Clock-Tree-on-a-Chip” family with fractional synthesis and less than 100 femtosecond jitter.
Omron, IMEC/Holst team on fix-and-forget sensor node vibration harvester
The two organizations have unveiled the prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with what they claim is the worlds’ highest efficiency.
Express Logic packages it's RTOS tools for IoT design
Its new X-Ware package combines RTOS, GUI, IPv6 tools into a single development package for ease of design in internet of Things apps.
CSR plc releases CSRmesh kit for Bluetooth IoT development
Development kit enables rapid deployment of Bluetooth Smart Prototypes with its protocol which runs on top of the Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
Vector Software beefs up its test tools with MISRA Compliance
The VectorCAST software test tool suite now supports the MISRA C: 2012 (MISRA C3) standard for improved safety of C code in critical systems.
Weaving sound into smart clothes with wearable tech
The future of mainstream wearable technology may be driven by the fashion industry
NASA's Pete Worden wants to “Boldly Go” to the stars
The director of NASA's Ames Research Center thinks that we should thinking about nearby stars, such as Alpha Centauri, not just the moon and Mars.
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Geotracker Tags Unlicensed Band
Micron Makes Monolithic 8Gb DDR3
Dual analog iOS oscilloscope comes with Lightning connector
Next-gen HiFi competition takes place in the car
Study pinpoints how to make Li-ion batteries last longer
25G Ethernet Looks Back to Future