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Imagination goes with Debian OS for MIPS64 processors

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Imagination is working with the Debian Project to accelerate development of the open source Debian operating system for its 64-bit MIPS processors. As part of its work with the project, Imagination is providing the project several MIPS64 processor based platforms, its calls SDNA-7130, for development and evaluation purposes. The SDNA-7130 (Software Defined Network Appliance) platforms were developed by Rhino Labs ...

EC funds SMEs to develop cyber-physical systems for robotics and industry

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Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe can apply for up to €150,000 to develop new products and components for cyber-physical systems under the latest call from the EuroCPS project. A cyber-physical system (CPS) effectively describes a control system combining embedded computing and analogue interfaces for control and sensing. Examples are factory automation, aerospace systems and robotics. EuroCPS is a ...

Intel Core i3 processor scales for COM embedded modules

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Concurrent Technologies has designed its latest COM processor module around a low power variant of the 6th generation Intel Core processor, previously known as Skylake-H. The company has designed the XMC module with a conduction-cooled envelope suitable for use on both custom and open standard based carriers, including VPX and VME. Designated, XP B5x/msd the COM has a dual-core Intel ...

CDNLive: Cadence intros fast neural network processor

Chris Rowen: neural network processing is big focus

Cadence Design Systems has used its European CDNLive event in Munich to announce its highest performance neural processing device, the Tensilica Vision P6 digital signal processor (DSP). Vision processing and deep learning are the fastest growing applications areas for neural network processing. According to Chris Rowen, CTO for the IP Group at Cadence, speaking in Munich this week, advanced vision ...

STM32 tool has firmware to set breakpoints in flash

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Segger has introduced J-Link firmware for the embedded ST-LINK on STM32 Nucleo, STM32 Discovery and other microcontroller unit (MCU) evaluation boards from STMicroelectronics. 
 According to the supplier, the upgrade turns a board’s ST-LINK interface into a fully functional J-Link, which can then be employed to debug the board’s application processor. The J-Link firmware allows developers will subsequently be able ...

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 ...