Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Nov. 17 – 21, 2014.
Microchip's new low-cost 32-bit MCUs feature large, scalable memory config
Microchip Technology Inc. has added a new series to its low-cost, high pin count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs).
Renesas RZ/T1 CPUs feature real-time control and connectivity
The RZ/T1 Group from Renesas Electronics Corporation is a new factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in industrial applications.
New Codescape tools deliver MIPS software life-cycle dev environment
Imagination Technologies has new tools designed to provide everything needed for MIPS software development across the entire product lifecycle, from SoC design and integration through SoC bringup to end product.
Marvell's Quad-Core 64-bit ARMADA targets 5-Mode 4G LTE market
Marvell's highly integrated quad-core 64-bit ARMADA Mobile PXA1908 platform is targeted for the fast growing 5-mode 4G LTE worldwide mass market.
Scalable PowerVR Series7 GPUs feature teraflop performance
Imagination Technologies introduces PowerVR Series7, an entire line-up of GPUs that scale from 16 to 512 arithmetic logic unit (ALU) cores.
ST's Open Development Environment supports fusion
The new STM32 Open Development Environment is designed to be flexible, easy to use, and affordable.
Renesas' ARM mbed IoT Device Platform features 1000 DMIPS
Renesas Electronics Corporation has leveraged its RZ/A1 microprocessor to develop an ARM Cortex-A9 processor-based mbed microprocessor board.
INtime RTOS brings absolute determinism to PC platforms
Release 6 of TenAsys Corporation's INtime real-time operating system software brings absolute determinism to PC platforms as a native RTOS or combined with any Windows versions (XP and later).
SiLabs expands sub-GHz wireless portfolio for 802.15.4/4g connectivity
Silicon Labs has introduced next-generation EZRadio and EZRadioPRO wireless ICs that operate in the sub-GHz band.
Synopsys makes interface protocol development easier
The EDA vendor has just released IP Prototyping Kits for 10 interface protocol to speed hardware/software development and integration into SoC designs.
Rochester's growth through obsolence strategy
Rochester Electronics' booth at electronica made you feel like you were entering a classic American diner, with plenty of retro-appeal, just like a trip back in time.
Electronica Slideshow: 7 MCUs for IoT
The Internet of Things took a front seat at the 2014 Electronica Show with new MCUs and SoCs from NXP, Cypress, Atmel, Freescale, Semtec, Neocortec and Microchip.
Dev tools from IAR support complete Atmel SMART MCUs/MPUs
IAR Systems and Atmel Corporation have announced the two companies have extended their partnership to include over 1,400 new example projects in IAR Systems’ development tools to support Atmel’s entire portfolio of MCUs and MPUs (microprocessors).
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