Embedded news: Week of Nov. 24 – 28, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Nov. 24 – 28, 2014

CSR intros kit for indoor location with Android apps
CSR is providing a kit to allow easy development of indoor location apps using the Google's Fused Location Provider in the latest version of the Android software platform.

Elliptic’s tRoot delivers secure identification and authentication
Elliptic Technologies has unveiled tRoot, a future-proof secure hardware root of trust technology targeting the increasing security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT).

SEGGER’s J-Link OB features Drag & Drop programming feature
SEGGER introduces a new Drag & Drop “intuitive programming” feature to its J-Link OB (on-board) single- chip debug probe.

STM32 ARM Cortex-M0 MCU from STMicro boosts integration
STMicroelectronics’ latest STM32F091 ARM Cortex-M0 microcontrollers provide large on-chip memories and up to eight USARTs that save multiplexing communication ports in applications such as in-car audio or three-phase power metering.

Segger J-Link supports Silicon Labs 8051 devices
SEGGER has added support for Silicon Labs’ 8051 family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to its J-Link family of debug probes.

Micro Digital announces smxAware Memory Mapper
Micro Digital's new smxAware Memory Map Overview (MMO) tool allows the user to visualize how memory is being used by an smx application and quickly zero in on memory problems.

Microchip USB 2.0 4-Port Hub connects smartphones to autos
Microchip Technology Inc. has extended its USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio with the automotive- grade, 4-port USB84604 IC.

Wibu-Systems announces CodeMeter for Raspberry Pi
Wibu-Systems will announce a Raspberry Pi version of its CodeMeter software protection platform called “Compute Module” at the SPS IPC Drives 2014 conference.

Lantronix adds Python
Lantronix adds Python support for its Intelligent Gateways.

Microchip's 32-bit MCUs have large, scalable memory config
Microchip Technology Inc. has added a new series to its low-cost, high pin count 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers.

Renesas RZ/T1 CPUs feature real-time control/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.

Codescape delivers 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.

Embedded news from around the Web
Opening up the IoT data flood gates
Supercapacitors A New Hero in the Spotlight
NXP to Pick Up Its Missing IoT Link – Bluetooth Low Energy
Too many IoT standards, or too few
Test Your Way to a Better IoT
Experts Call for Secure Sensors
Kit eases design of Rezence-ready wireless charging products
Scaling Up Text Rendering on Scaled-Down Devices
Allocating MCU Resources Accurately

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