Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Nov. 3-7, 2014.
Micron shows off memory muscle with new IoT/M2M MCPs
Idaho-based memory specialist broadens its range of multichip based NAND flash +RAM and NOR flash+RAM nonvolatile devices targeted at embedded and IoT applications
MetaEdit+ 5.1 features rich graphical DSLs for collaborative development
MetaCase has released a new, feature-rich version of its Domain-Specific Modeling and code generation tool, MetaEdit+.
Synopsys simplifies low power IoT sensor/controller SoC design
Integrated SoC IP subsystem includes ARC EM DSP Processors, Floating Point Unit and Control Peripherals for low power sensor design
Re-evaluating LIN Bus in vehicle sensor and control applications
The LIN Bus protocol is taking on a greater role in modern automobiles as more electronics devices are added for safety and entertainment.
Analysis of contemporary ARM and x86 architectures
While the nominally RISC-based ARM and CISC-based X86 architectures have different ISAs and microarchitecture implementations, a detailed comparison shows that in terms of their power and performance specs there is very little difference between the two.
TI modules merge 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi /Bluetooth for industrial, IoT
The WiLink 8 family makes development easier and faster with certified TI modules and complete software offering.
Corelis releases Version 8.1 of ScanExpress Boundary-Scan Tool Suite
Corelis, Inc., the leading supplier of high-performance boundary-scan test and measurement tools, has announced version 8.1 of its ScanExpress Boundary-Scan Tool Suite.
SharkSSL is fastest, smallest SSL/TLS for MCU-driven applications
Real Time Logic has added the latest encryption and security updates to SharkSSL, its high-speed, small footprint SSL-TLS product, to secure the interconnected IoT devices that are particular vulnerable to wide-scale attack.
Secure NFC/RFID tag authenticator protects sensitive data transfer
The MAX66242 DeepCover Secure Authenticator from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is an advanced tag that combines a wireless NFC/RFID interface with an I²C interface.
Open source implementation available for MCA task management API
The Multicore Association has announced that one of its members, Siemens AG, has made available an open source implementation of its Multicore Task Management Application Program Interface (MTAPI) specification.
Tektronix announces affordable portable spectrum analyzer
Tektronix, Inc. has introduced a new class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture.
New Sage controller IC enables SSDs with densities up to 5T
Sage Microelectronics has announced a new solid state disk (SSD) controller IC that enables SSDs with densities up to 5 Terabytes (TB).
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IoT Data Must Be Prioritized
WiFi World Summit Seamless WiFi Is Coming
IoT Empowering Social Justice
ASSNs The Proliferation of Sensor Fusion
ST's Small 6-Axis IMU a Big Move Into Automotive
Professor wants to change engineering education
IJTAG's Coming Out Party Is Near
Imagination Takes On Nvidia
Chinese Startup Halves Cost of SSD
Boot Testing for Flash Usability