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Mouser adds Intel IoT partner IEI Technology

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Mouser Electronics has added the product line of IEI Technology, part of the Intel Internet of Things solutions alliance. The IEI Technology embedded computer boards available from Mouser Electronics include the WAFER-BT single-board computer in the PICO-ITX form factor and supports an on-board Celeron system-on-chip (SoC) with DDR3L; VGA, LVDS, and iDP connectors. The HYPER-BT PICO-ITX single-board computer supports an ...

ARM’s plumbers

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ARM has bumped up its R&D budget by 42% as it pushes into markets beyond mobile. Asked what it would be spent on, ARM evp Pete Hutton told Electronics Weekly: “Networking, IoT, servers and hiring a lot of engineers – a lot is being spent on software, benchmarking – all the boring plumbing.” With Qualcomm, AMD, Cavium, Applied Micro and ...

Sensor system EVAL-ADICUP360 dev board has Arduino form factor

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Farnell element14 is offering the Analog Devices EVAL-ADICUP360 evaluation board with an Arduino form factor, which comes with open source development tools, software examples, and hardware modules. It is intended as prototyping  hardware which can also be used with third party shields. The board has a 3.9ksample/s, 24-bit data acquisition system that incorporates dual high performance, multi-channel sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) analogue-to-digital ...

Google and IBM servers to reduce data centre power

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Google and IBM are leading a group of 200 companies starting projects to address the challenges of processing and storing big data in the world’s data centres. Under the banner of the OpenPOWER Foundation, Google is developing a new server as part of the Open Compute Project. The OpenPOWER Foundation supports the ecosystem for POWER CPUs, system platforms, firmware and middleware ...

Arrow uses Renesas Synergy to speed IoT development

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Arrow Electronics is selling a hardware and software platform for developing IoT applications, which is based on the Renesas Synergy development framework. Arrow developed the ARIS board with the Italian design house Reloc. The Renesas Synergy Platform offers developers the benefit of qualified hardware and software, and Arrow said the aim with the ARIS board is to reduce time to ...

Viewpoint: Hands on the BBC micro:bit

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The BBC has sent Electronics Weekly a micro:bit. We only turned it on 10 minutes ago, and already we are impressed. I am guessing we have a teachers pack, which has a micro:bit, plenty of excellent-looking documents, batteries with a holder, and a piezo sounder plus crocodile clips. Straight out of the box something happens. Put the two AAA cells ...

Geomerics’ Enlighten delivers global illumination

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ARM’s Geomerics subsidiary has announced its Enlighten real-time global illumination technology to deliver large-scale dynamic lighting to open-world games. The enriched technology, says the company, can halve the performance cost of dynamic global illumination effects, such as time of day, in games where map sizes are vast and draw distances are long. The new feature set will be has been ...

Pericom cleans up automotive PCIe

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Pericom Semiconductor, recently acquired by Diodes, has announced multiple PCI Express products for embedded and automotive computing. For example there are AEC-Q100 qualified signal repeater chips, which it brands ‘ReDrivers’, for longer USB 3.0 and PCIe cables. ReDrivers compensate for signal distortion, but do not digitally re-time signals – take a look at this Pericom video. As well, “PI7C9X2G308GP is ...