Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Oct. 27 – 31, 2014.
Cadence reduces auto functional safety SOC verification by 50 percent
Company's Incisive tool suite for ISO 26262 compliance has been enhanced with new fault injection verification management features for functional safety compliance.
Renesas targets automotive functional safety with new 40 nm MCUs
Designed to proved safe for use in ASIL D certifed automotive chassis systems new MCUs are targeted and low power and better functional safety apps
NXP achieves EAL 5+ security on its MIFARE SmartMX2 Card platform
The highest level of security clearance, the EAL5+ certification on multi-application smart card platform opens doors for MIFAR in new secure services and apps in goverment, medical and military.
MIPI Alliance releases spec for mobile devices audio interface
MIPI SoundWire specification consolidates key requirements for a common, convenient audio Interface between various mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, mobile PCs, laptops and other devices.
VITA's VNX forms to promote small form factor NanoX board spec
VNX to advance development of 19mm and 12.5mm NanoX Small Form Factor system plug-in modules.
Overcoming the challenges of V-NAND flash memory
To bring more density to NAND flash memory, the solution is not further scaling, but to build on top of the existing planar structure in a new vertical direction.
Express Logic's X-Ware platform speeds ARM-based IoT Development
Express Logic has launched X-Ware Platform, integrated development software that delivers all X-Ware components pre-ported and fully integrated for use on specific development boards.
Nordic upgrades its Bluetooth Smart/ANT multiprotocol SoCs
Nordic Semiconductor has released an upgrade to its nRF51 Series Systems-on-Chips.
ARM's Mali integrated media IP suite delivers rich media solution
ARM's new Mali integrated media IP suite is targeted for the highest volume segments for smartphones and tablets.
Single board, Arduino Uno kit supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4 GHz designs
Nordic Semiconductor has launched the nRF51DK, a low-cost development kit platform for fast, easy, and flexible development of Bluetooth Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy), ANT/ANT+, and 2.4GHz proprietary applications.
Microchip's new SQI memory devices feature SuperFlash technology
Microchip has announced new family of 1.8V Serial Quad I/O (SQI) SuperFlash Memory devices—SST26WF016B.
TI’s new C2000 Piccolo MCUs accelerate control systems
Texas Instruments (TI) states that their new C2000 Piccolo F2807x MCUs doubles system performance without doubling your cost or changing your hardware or software design.
eXtremeDB Embedded Database Version 6.0 boosts scalability, speed
McObject has released version 6.0 of its eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) and related product family.
Embedded news from around the Web
Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of the Internet
A Framework for Moving Debug to the Internet of Things (Webinar)
Connected Cars May Mean Disconnected Users
Wearables Ready for Work, Survey Says
Energy-Harvesting Sensors Expand IoT Possibilities
Clouds Gather in Cellular Nets
IoT Retrofits Promises & Problems
Industrial IoT Embracing Smartphone Model
Stanford engineers aim to connect the world with ant-sized radios
Network testing via smartphone
Cisco Leads 2.5-5G Ethernet Effort
Dealing with the dangers of software-hardware homogeneity
Radio Show Nov. 7 EMC Is Every Engineer's Problem
Wind River's Pattern Matching Engine addresses NFV security