Embedded news: Week of Sept. 8 - 12, 2014 - Embedded.com

Embedded news: Week of Sept. 8 – 12, 2014

Collected here are my Editor’s Top Picks of embedded industry product and technology news stories for the week of Sept. 8 – 12, 2014: TI delivers high-temp Bluetooth Smart wireless MCU
The SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T from Texas Instruments (TI) is a highly-reliable, low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) that offers an extended temperature range of -40C to 125C. eInfochips shrinks design cycles by 6 months for TI's 66AK2Ex processors
eInfochips and Texas Instruments have announced the availability of EVMs (Evaluation Modules) for the TI 66AK2Ex processors. TI's new sensing circuits help solve industrial design challenges
Four new Texas Instruments sensing integrated circuits (ICs) allow engineers to accurately sense key parameters in tight spaces with very low power. QuickLogic delivers smartphone/wearable sensor hub with under 150 microwatts
QuickLogic Corporation has introduced its new ArcticLink 3 S2 platform, the second CSSP solution in its Sensor Hub roadmap. Keysight unveils DDR4 BGA interposers for Infiniium scopes
Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced DDR4 ball-grid array (BGA) probe interposer solutions for Infiniium Series oscilloscopes. GreenPeak releases sensor/cloud-based Family Lifestyle Systems
GreenPeak Technologies has launched a family of sensor and cloud-based intelligent systems for Family Lifestyle Systems integrated with social media. BX-961 series features slim, fanless design and Intel Core i7
Contec Co.'s new BX-961 embedded computer series has a slim (44mm thick) and fanless design, and is powered by Intel Core i7-610E processor. PLS GmbH adds support for Qorivva to its Universal Debug Engine
The PLS UDE tool has been optimized to test and debug Freescale's latest versions of its automotive derivatives of the Qoorivva multicore family . Writing a simple cooperative scheduler
For many MCU-based applications an RTOS is overkill; a simple cooperative scheduler will fit the requirements just as easily. Broadcom moves into sensor hubs with combo chip
Broadcom claims its BCM4773 is the first sensor hub that delivers both always-on location sensing with basic mobile sensor management functions. Things to like and to not like about Apple's Watch
After a series of smartwatch flops by other companies and increasing wariness and weariness about wearable electronics will the Apple Watch change things? Build your own smartwatch with TI's Chronos dev kit
IoT World's Rich Quinnell does a teardown of Texas Instrument's Chronos development kit and then describes in images how to use it to create your own wearable smartwatch. Designing a UART in MyHDL and test it in an FPGA
How to use the MyHDL free, open-source Python library as a hardware discription language to generate a VHTL or Verilog represention of a Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter that can then be loaded into an FPGA and tested. Intel moves into wearable IoT at its Developer Forum
Intel's postage-stamp size Quark-based Edison wireless PC and new Atom-based Merrifield smartphone SoC lead its drive into consumer wearable computing and IoT. Silicon Labs IoT kits speed enviromental/biometric sensor design
Targeting the real-world wireless sensor based Internet of Things, SiLab's pair of develpment kits are for speeding up the implementation of a variety of enviro and biometric sensing desig Embedded news from around the Web
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