Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of May 26 – 30, 2014
Open source foundation ‘prpl’ supports datacenter to device portability
A number of companies are collaborating to create prpl (pronounced “Purple”), an open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation targeting and supporting the MIPS architecture.
TI's Hercules MCUs target functional safety designs
Texas Instruments (TI) has launched its latest 32-bit dual-core lockstep Hercules RM57Lx and TMS570LCx microcontrollers (MCUs) for developers’ functional safety applications.
DS1007 PPC Processor Board from dSPACE boosts performance in control engineering apps The DS1007 PPC Processor Board for real-time systems from dSPACE handles demanding computing requirements for developing control systems for complex modern applications.
Axiomtek announces compact, fanless Pico-ITX SBC
Axiomtek’s PICO121 is an extremely compact fanless Pico-ITX SBC with ultra-low power AMD G-Series Embedded SoC GX-210JA dual core 1.0GHz onboard.
Radiometrix SFX2 radio transceiver module has long range for industrial apps
The new SFX2 radio Transceiver module from Radiometrix Ltd. is targeted for industrial applications requiring long range and high-reliability.
Vicor High Density (HD) Bricks ramp up to 51% greater power density
Vicor Corporation announces that its new isolated DC-DC HD Bricks provide up to 51% greater power density than competing brick products, with efficiency levels up to 94%.
SonicsStudio Director GUI eases IP integration for heterogeneous multicore
Sonics, Inc. has introduced its next-generation SonicsStudio development environment that addresses the integration challenges of complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs that include multiple processor and intellectual property (IP) cores.
ITTIA DB SQL advances in-memory data management for embedded systems
ITTIA has added new capabilities to ITTIA DB SQL that empower embedded systems to store a large volume of data in-memory for processing and analysis.
INSIDE Secure launches dual-interface secure MCU for e-Gov apps
The AT90SC28880RCFV2 from INSIDE Secure is an advanced dual interface (contact and contactless) secure microcontroller with a cryptographic library.
UPnP offers universal control in MOST Networks
The MOST Cooperation, a standardization organization for Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), presents the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) standard for use within MOST networks.
Broadcom makes wireless battery recharge easier for mobile makers
Broadcom's new SoC is a multi-standard wireless charging solution that is compatible with all existing “standards” from A4WP,PMA, and WPC4 for providing inductive hands off repowering battery-dependent mobile and other wireless devices.
IDT brings IEEE 1588 time stamps to Smart Grid and Industrial Automation devices
Integrated Device Technology brings its low jitter timing expertise to smart grid and industrial automation and networking with new devices combining the IEEE 1588 Clock Transport, integrated Ethernet DPLL and DCO in a single chip
Synopsys gets ready for PCI Express 4.0 with new IP
Getting ready for the roll out of the final version of the PCI Express 4.0 specfication Synopsys has made available DesignWare Controller , PHY and vertification IP targeted at bleeding edge 16 gigatransfers/second SoC designs.
Spansion targets automotive with new Cortex-R5 based MCUs
Spansion's Traveo MCU family of ARM based MCUs is optimized for advanced human/machine interface, security and body networking in vehicles
Ubiquify adds PHY analyzer to its lineup of DDR IP and tools
At the 2014 Design Automation Show in June the IP specialist will show off its UniquePHY DDR System Analyzer for debugging DDR4 based systems with up to 2800 Mbps.
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