TI doubles memory in new MSP430 MCUs Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration, and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors, and low-power wireless applications.
Android processor core is royalty free Design How-To 1/30/2013 11 comments Processor IP licensor has enhanced its line of cores with the BA25, which it claims has the highest code density in a processor that is suitable for running Linux and Android applications.
Many-core startup builds out ecosystem Design How-To 1/24/2013 2 comments French startup Kalray's successful demonstration of third-party software and tools working with its 28-nm MPPA 256 processor has allowed it to raise additional venture capital funds.
Facebook covets core-heavy ARM SoCs News & Analysis 1/18/2013 8 comments Vendors need to design simpler server SoCs and lower cost flash if they want to fill the many sockets emerging in data centers for the social networking giant.
ARM friends Facebook at summit News & Analysis 1/15/2013 2 comments ARM SoC vendors Applied Micro and Calxeda will take part in the Facebook-led Open Compute Summit this week, a sign the social networking giant is poised to move beyond the x86.
Asian vendors rise as PC sales slump in Q4 News & Analysis 1/14/2013 1 comment Lenovo and Asus gained in the fourth quarter, but holiday PC sales declined for the first time in more than five years.
Global PC sales fell 6.4 percent in the last quarter, the first such holiday season drop in more than five years with Lenovo and Asus among the few making gains
Broadcom takes two ARM architecture licenses Design How-To 1/9/2013 8 comments Fabless communications chip firm takes architectural licenses for ARM 32-bit and 64-bit instruction sets and looks forward to designing its own processor cores for broadband access, set-top boxes and to extend its applications reach.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.