Embedded News: Week of Nov. 18-22, 2013 - Embedded.com

Embedded News: Week of Nov. 18-22, 2013

Collected here are the Editor’s Top Picks of Embedded industry product and technology news stories for this week:

Intel to customize its high-end processors?
Intel revealed its roadmap for the future of technical computing, including customizing its high-end Xeon and Xeon Phi processors, at this week's Supercomputing Conference

Trimble ThingMagic platform simplifies embedding RFID
Trimble ThingMagic division’s Mercury xPRESS platform for integration of RFID into a variety of devices along with app specific communication plug-ins and design files.

GE-driven Industrial Internet Group to debut soon
Because proprietary embedded technology “is dead,” by January new group wants to begin drafting an Industrial Internet framework and identify several open-source projects within it.

Microchip’s new PIC32MZ 32-bit MCUs triple performance of previous gen
Microchip’s new PIC32MZ 32-bit MCUs triple the performance of previous generation and provides a number of new networking capabilities as well.

CEL offers high temp ZigBee modules
New MeshConnect EM357 High Temperature Mini Modules and MeshConnect EM357 USB Sticks are both powered by the premier ZigBee PRO stack from Silicon Labs.

EnSilica launches Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) IP for auto driver-assist
EnSilica has launched a Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) soft IP core for use in situational awareness radar sensors for automotive driver-assist applications.

Spansion launches flexible MCUs for industrial IoT
Spansion Inc. a complete family of microcontrollers addressing high performance and low power needs for industrial applications.

Microsemi's EnforcIT Security Monitor for SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGAs
Microsemi Corporation's EnforcIT Security Monitor is a security IP block providing user-configurable tamper protection to Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs.

Embedded vision: Who is watching who?
As market focus shifts to “vision” processing, the industry has drawn a new battle line — over how fast and how accurately a processor can capture, dissect, and interpret data in a manner comprehensible to an embedded system.

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