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UK designed nano drone to fly in CES

UK designed nano drone to fly in CES

UK-based Torquing Group has launched its nano drone for aerial photography and HD video capture.

The hand-sized ZANO uses a Wi-Fi module supplied by Lantronix to provide wireless interfaces with to both iOS and Android devices, for comms and control the drone.
“The growth of personal drones…

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Green Hills challenges "rudimentary" Linux debug

Green Hills challenges "rudimentary" Linux debug

Green Hills Software has announced a software development environment for embedded Linux developers.

According to Green Hills, the Linux development software in its MULTI tool suite will address the “rudimentary” state of many debuggers for Linux, which it said were “difficult to learn, setup, and use and lack the powerful…

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TT secures control module deal with Rolls-Royce

TT secures control module deal with Rolls-Royce

TT Electronics has been selected by the Rolls-Royce controls and data services business to supply of hybrid microcircuits.

The agreement will see TT supplying engine control modules for the latest Rolls-Royce engines including the Trent XWB and Trent 1000. The exclusive supply agreement is for an initial term…

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Samsung predicts kids will lean maths, English and coding

Samsung predicts kids will lean maths, English and coding

Every child born in the next 12 months will learn coding as a core subject alongside numeracy and literacy – so predicts Samsung.

“Increasingly governments are recognising that computer literacy is a fundamental, basic skill and now incorporate coding into their curriculums. The UK has launched a new ‘computing’ curriculum during…

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GaN power transistors on standard PCB

GaN power transistors on standard PCB

Gallium nitride power transistor maker GaN Systems has issued an application note showing how to use its novel GaNPX packaging on FR4 PCBs.

GaNPX is a package in which the die is embedded within stacked laminate. “A series of galvanic processes replace conventional packaging techniques such as clips, wire bonds…

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Sensor-less brushless DC motor controller

Sensor-less brushless DC motor controller

Sensor-less brushless dc motors do not have to be hard to drive, claims Allegro MicroSystems.

“Start-up and run commutation can be customised for individual motors and loads by adjusting a few default parameters,” said the firm. “It can be used as a stand-alone controller communicating directly with…

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Silego adds Qualcomm to charging range

Silego, the configurable mixed signal IC specialist,  has introduced  a  Universal Fast Charge Identification Solution using  the QualcommQuick Charge 2.0 technology…

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Update: Skype demos real-time speech translation

Update: Skype demos real-time speech translation

In a link-up between schools in Tacoma Washington and Mexico City, Skype has demonstrated real-time speech translation between Spanish and English.

“Skype Translator relies on machine learning, which means that the more the technology is used, the smarter it gets. We are starting with English and Spanish, and…

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FPGA wakes processor on voice command

FPGA wakes processor on voice command

Lattice Semiconductor has developed human voice detection and command recognition intellectual property for its iCE40 family of FPGAs for mobiles.

The idea is that the main application processor stays asleep while the always-on FPGA listens for valid speech – waking the main processor when it has verified the speech.

Either…

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