Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Oct. 6 to Oct. 10, 2014
Microchip's new dev platform supports 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures
Microchip has announced the expansion of its Human Interface Input Sensing Solutions portfolio with the introduction of the 3DTouchPad, a PC peripheral the company states is the world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures.
HCC Embedded improves IoT data security and reliability
With the aim of improved data security and reliability for wireless and IoT devices, HCC's Encryption Manager has a new advanced modular design simplifies the encryption of data storage and communications.
Silicon Labs launches industry's smallest PCIe clock IC
Silicon Labs has launched what the company states is the industry’s smallest PCI Express (PCIe) compliant clock generator targeting consumer and embedded applications.
The Cortus APS25 IP core targets both dual- and multicore systems
The Cortus APS25 core is aimed at embedded systems demanding greater computational performance and system complexity while also requiring maximum code density and extendibility.
Microchip's MPLAB Harmony firmware dev framework supports all 32-bit PIC MCUs
MPLAB Harmony from Microchip is a flexible, abstracted, fully integrated firmware development platform for all 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs).
Freescale’s QorIQ LS1021A comms processor targets IoT gateway apps
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway reference design supporting a broad array of IoT applications where performance and reliability are critical.
Cortus low-power 32-bit core targets IoT apps
Cortus APS23 is the first product to use the v2 instruction set and is aimed at low power, always on/always listening systems.
Design Challenges of New Battery Chemistries for Mobile Devices
As more energy is needed for smaller, thinner handsets, and app processors and 4G networks continue to up power demands, higher-density chemistries
1248 launches universal gateway for enterprise IoT
Company's HyperWeave platform is an ARM-based 6LoWPAN wireless access point targeted at bringing enterprises into the world of embedded Internet of Things.
Eclipse.org relases its OpenIoT stack for Java
The Internet of Things stack from Eclipse is focused on software development of IoT and Web of Things apps in the consumer and enterprise markets.
Eurotech releases Java-OSGi Framework for M2M and smart sensors
Company's Kura 1.0 platform launches just one year after the inception of the open source project within the Eclipse Foundation IoT Working Group.
In 32-bit CPU race, Cortus bets on security to win in IoT
In its battle with ARM's Cortex M0 for the deeply embedded market, 32-bit processor IP vendor Cortus believes its “minimalist” approach is the key to a strong foothold in the emerging market of connected devices.
Writing a great DesignCon 2015 technical paper
The acceptances for conference papers at DesignCon 2015 went out recently, so here are a few tips for writing a great conference paper.
ARM Techcon Slideshow Highlights: 20 takes
In this slideshow, Rick Merritt provides his impressions of the 2014 ARM Technical Conference technology and product highlights.
ARM servers in need of a compiler tune-up
Users and vendors of ARM-based servers say their biggest need is better support from middleware such as compilers for scripting languages.
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Smartwatch Could Remove Barrier to IoT Mainstream Adoption
IoT Abounds at ARM TechCon
Virtual Security in the Internet of Things
Applied Micro to Move ARM Into Single-Board Computers
Beyond programmability full design observability at runtime
Atomic shuffling pintpointed as failure trigger for rechargeable batteries
Why Turn Cars Into Smartphones
Power Design the Cognitive Layering Way
IBM Conquers Wafer-Scale Graphene
Missing datasheet details can cause problems
Building New Microarchitecture for Microcontrollers
Kickstarter Gives Tips for Startups
Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize
Gigabit Ethernet Seeks a Boost