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MathWorks says model-based design is good for ARM Cortex-A

MathWorks says model-based design is good for ARM Cortex-A

MathWorks says that code generated from MATLAB and Simulink can now be optimised for running on ARM Cortex-A processors.

Simulink also offers built-in target support for ARM-based hardware devices including BeagleBone Black, Xilinx Zynq, STMicroelectronics Discovery Board, and Freescale Freedom Board.

The MathWorks  Embedded Coder tool generates…

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Smart meter hacking risk

Smart meter hacking risk

Auditing firm KPMG warned of smart meter security risks at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum.

Its cyber security specialist Alejandro Rivas-Vásquez was discussing UK’s smart meter implementation programme in the light of flaws found during the equivalent Spanish programme.

“Spanish researchers recently found fundamental security…

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Toshiba mosfet package improves cooling dynamics

Toshiba mosfet package improves cooling dynamics

Toshiba Electronics is now offering its ow-voltage mosfets in DSOP Advance packages which offer dual-sided cooling which it said will significantly improve heat dissipation.

The DSOP Advance package shares the same 5mm x 6mm footprint as a SOP Advance device.

In comparative tests operating temperatures – when used in…

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Comment: Security is next killer app for ARM

Comment: Security is next killer app for ARM

ARM does not want to be seen as just a mobile processor.

After years of searching for as design feature which will open up non-mobile applications, maybe the answer has been there all along. It is secure systems.

The ARM processor architecture has been progressively adapted to make it…

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DeepMind computer mixes architectures for human-like learning

DeepMind computer mixes architectures for human-like learning

The Neural Turing Machine will combine the best of number-crunching with the human-like adaptability of neural networks – so it can invent its own programs, writes Jacob Aron.

Your smartphone is amazing, but ask it to do something it doesn’t have an app for and it just sits…

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Edinburgh threatened as ST takes the axe to digital

Edinburgh threatened as ST takes the axe to digital

STMicroelectronics is cutting back its digital business in an attempt to reduce is annual costs by $100 million. 450 jobs are likely to be cut in the EPS (embedded processing solutions) group in the digital operation…

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ARM describes finfets in the real-world

ARM describes finfets in the real-world

Finfet technology, with its 3D structure, is seen as the key semiconductor technology for the next generation of deep sub-micron chip design. Leah Schuth describes how physical IP developers will rise to the challenge.

The semiconductor industry faces a major change in the way that ICs are made in…

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Rosetta images, via Chelmsford

Rosetta images, via Chelmsford

For the first time, a spacecraft is orbiting a comet, and soon its lander will be sitting on this dusty remnant of the early solar system.

The pictures of 4km wide 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are amazing.

And every single one has been taken through sensors made by Essex firm E2V…

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RFID antennas go dual-band

RFID antennas go dual-band

Huber+Suhner has a range of dual-band UHF RFID antennas designed for integrated RFID devices.

The Sencity SPOT-L antennas support both European ETSI UHF (865 – 868MHz) and USA/Canadian FCC UHF (902 – 928MHz) RFID bands.

The antennas have a low profile of 11.5 – 15mm, and as a…

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Dozens of CubeSats lost in Antares rocket failure

Dozens of CubeSats lost in Antares rocket failure

Alongside NASA’s Cygnus cargo pod, dozens of CubeSats were destroyed in the Antares rocket launch failure.

Among them were 26 Dove earth-observation CubeSats from Planet Labs, known as Flock-1d

“Space is hard and our hearts go out to our fellow space innovators on that launch,” said the…

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Interview: Be in right markets at right time, says Linear CEO

Interview: Be in right markets at right time, says Linear CEO

Innovation is the cornerstone of every company’s success, but this innovation may be squandered if not applied to the right markets at the right time. Linear Technology, for over 30 years, has focused its innovation exclusively on the analogue segment of the semiconductor market.

Over these 30 years, markets…

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