Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of March 3 – 10, 2014:
EEMBC ULPBench tests MCU ultra-low power claims
EEMBC ULPBench provides microcontroller vendors with accurate, reliable information on the efficiency of microcontrollers targeted at Ultra-Low Power (ULP) applications
Ayla, NXP team on securing cloud services for IoTs, mobiles
At the RSA Security Conference Ayala Networks and NXP showed a way to secure microcontrollers to cloud services via a Linux-based gateway
IAR has the answer to runtime code analysis
At Embedded World, IAR Systems unveiled its C-RUN runtime analysis tool that works with code throughout the entire software development process.
FTDI shows its muscle with 2.93 DMIPs/MHz 32-bit MCU
Developed for high speed, computational intensive tasks the non-ARM-based FT900 application oriented MCU is designed for apps requiring a high degree of multimedia performance.
Silicon Labs has made its embedded tools simpler
Unveiled at Embedded World SILab's Simplicity Studio has an enriched IDE toolset and support not only for ARM-Based EFM32 Gecko MCUs from recent acquisition and 8051-Based MCUs.
Broadcom announces OpenFlow Data Plane Abstraction
Broadcom Corporation has announced the OpenFlow Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA) v1.0 specification, software, and API.
Netronome breaks out with dataplane HW/SW for SDN/NFV
Targeting the growing number of software defined network (SDN) architectures, the company has released its hardware and oftware for boosting performance of network function virtualization (NFV) based switches and networking configurations.
VortiQa SDN solutions run on Freescale QorIQ comm processors
Freescale Semiconductor's new VortiQa SDN solutions include VortiQa open network (ON) director and switch software.
Semtech ultra-high speed ADC/DAC cores target advanced comms
Semtech Corporation has announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC preliminary cores are available utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance System on Chip (SoC) solutions.
Innovative Integration launches Digital Receiver Instrumentation
Innovative Integration has announced the Digital Receiver Instrumentation Series, turnkey solutions providing integrated digital downconversion (DDC), FFT, spectrum monitoring, and digital beam-forming functions.
Agilent's new PXIe controller has 12 GB/s data bandwidth
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the M9037A, which the company touts as the fastest, highest-performance PXIe controller available.
ST's new ultra-low-power STM32 MCUs have more memory, lower power
STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32 L1 series of ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit microcontrollers with new 512KB flash devices.
STM32Cube software speeds design of STM32 MCUs
STM32CubeTM from STMicroelectronics is a free design tool and software for the company's STM32 microcontroller portfolio.
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