ARM adds to Cortex processors and fills out roadmap Product News 1/31/2011 3 comments The ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore and the Cortex-R7 MPCore processors have been launched for use in 3G and 4G mobile baseband, mass storage, automotive and industrial markets. A roadmap for the Cortex R-Series processors also enables ARM's customers to future-proof their designs based on a single consistent architecture.
IDT says new chips cut touchscreen's cost Product News 1/31/2011 3 comments Integrated Device Technology aims to cut the cost of touchscreens with its new multi-touch capacitive touchscreen controller chip that requires only a single transparent layer of sensor pads.
Icera aims Espresso at smartphones Product News 1/27/2011 4 comments Fabless chip company Icera Inc. has announced it is sampling the latest chip set and software in its Espresso series of platforms targeted at HSPA+ smartphones.
GE's SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged SBC features quad core processor operating at up to 2.1GHz Product News 1/26/2011 Post a comment GE Intelligent Platforms has rolled the second in its family of new products that take advantage of the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processors – formerly codenamed ‘Sandy Bridge’. The SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer features a quad core processor operating at up to 2.1GHz, coupled with up to 8GBytes of DDR3 1,333MHz memory for exceptional performance in size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles.
Evaluation copy of OKL4 Verified secure microkernel offered by OK Labs Product News 1/26/2011 Post a comment Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) offers download of OKL4 Verified, a fully verified, bug-free secure microkernel for business-critical and mission-critical applications in mobile/wireless devices. Device manufacturers (OEMs), mobile network operators (MNOs), application developers, researchers, and other interested parties can now download, run, and test OKL4 Verified on embedded ARM11 platforms.
ITT Cannon signal connector Product News 1/26/2011 Post a comment ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a fully sealed (IP69K) RoHS-compliant signal connector, which it says is the first of its kind to withstand temperatures up to 150°C.
Cal Sensors rolls new lead salt infrared detectors and digital drive board Product News 1/25/2011 Post a comment Cal Sensors has launched two new families of lead salt infrared detectors as well as a new digital drive board. The new SCD (single channel detector) and MCD (multichannel detector) families provide industry-leading sensitivity and quality for a variety of infrared sensing applications. The new digital drive board optimizes detector performance and speeds product development processes.
Semtech RClamp 0554S TVS diode array Product News 1/25/2011 1 comment Semtech has expanded its RailClamp platform with a 5V array that doubles protection levels in high-speed data lines to safeguard new advanced networking transceivers from overvoltage caused by ESD, EFT and lightning.
Virtualisation support for 2nd Generation Intel Core Product News 1/25/2011 Post a comment LynuxWorks has announced LynxSecure 4.0 now supports the new Intel Core i7 and i5 processor families. LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that provides an environment in which multiple guest operating systems and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity.
Elliptic launches security processing engine for 4G wireless markets Product News 1/21/2011 Post a comment The CLP-620 Security Protocol Accelerator - LTE (SPAcc-LTE) from Elliptic Technologies is a high-performance cost- and power-efficient security engine for the developing 4th Generation mobile wireless markets. CLP-620 is the first security IP on the market that supports all algorithms required for 4G wireless markets around the world, including the ZUC based algorithms which have been recently introduced to target wireless networks in key Asian markets.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times