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Microchip aims parallel flash at consumer gear

Microchip aims parallel flash at consumer gear

Microchip has introduced a general-purpose fast parallel flash memory chip.

SST38VF6401B is a 4M x16 CMOS with a split-gate cell design and thick-oxide tunneling injector for better reliability and manufacturability.

Operating is from 2.7 to 3.6V and the memory is partitioned into uniform 32kword and…

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Secret-until-lit switches hides as stainless steel

Secret-until-lit switches hides as stainless steel

YB2 half-mirrored push button switches from NKK are intended to blend with stainless steel until they are lit, and are aimed at machinery, medical devices, kitchen equipment, measuring instruments, parking meters, and vending machines.

“These aesthetically pleasing switches are a vapour-deposition-onto-plastic design, providing the appearance and…

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Mouser signposts chips for security

Mouser signposts chips for security

Mouser Electronics has created a component sales and information website for developers of security systems.

There is overview of IP cameras including a detailed system diagram with recommended components.

This involves learning how an IP camera captures and transmits live images over a network, with remote viewing and user control…

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MIT wheel nears production

MIT wheel nears production

The Copenhagen Wheel is a self-contained pedalling assister for cyclists.

Within its profile is: a motor (350W US, 250W EU), a battery (48V Li-ion), control electronics, and a Bluetooth radio. Battery life is estimated at 1,000 cycles, and charges in four hours.

Based on technology from MIT…

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Freescale reduces borrowings by $100m, still has $5.6bn debt Read More
Swiss firm offers customisable ARM computer modules

Swiss firm offers customisable ARM computer modules

An open-source design methodology for customised single-board computers has been developed by Swiss ARM-based embedded computing module supplier Toradex.

Called Viola, the design platform is based on a carrier board which is paired with a module in the supplier’s pin-compatible Colibri family to create customised…

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High-rel software package for instrument cluster processor

High-rel software package for instrument cluster processor

Green Hills Software is to support Freescale’s multi-core MAC57D5xx instrument cluster processor.

Contributions include:

‘Integrity’ separation kernel for applications combining safety, reliability and security
‘Multi’ integrated development environment (including multi-core debugger and profiler)
C and C++ compilers
MISRA C/C++ code quality tools
‘DoubleCheck’ static analyser
Tool…

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Altera to tape out on 14nm in Q1

Altera to tape out on 14nm in Q1

Altera had Q3 over Q2 growth of 2% – the company’s sixth quarter of sequential growth. Q3 revenue of $499 million was 12% up on Q3 2013…

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Cree's most powerful 5mm LED

Cree's most powerful 5mm LED

Cree has crammed up to 2,250 lm capability into a 5x5mm LED – achieved at 19W.

The LED is called XHP50, the first in a family of XHP lighting LEDs.

“At its maximum current, the XHP50 provides twice the light output of the industry’s brightest single-die LED, the…

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TI adds three-phase power capability to Piccolo DSP

TI adds three-phase power capability to Piccolo DSP

Texas instrument’s is aiming at solar inverters, motor controls, and digital power supplies with an upgrade to its Piccolo family of DSP/CPUs.

Called F2807x, it adds three phase capability with: three 12bit 3.1Msample/s ADCs instead of one, and three 12bit DACs, where there were none. Also…

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Wind River hunts viruses using Atom processor

Wind River hunts viruses using Atom processor

Wind River has released low-end processor performance benchmarks for its Content Inspection Engine pattern matching software – also branded Hyperscan.

The firm, a subsidiary of Intel, claims a pattern matching throughput over 36Gbit/s on C2000 series Atom processors, “using tier-1 OEM IPS patterns to scan real-world HTTP…

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