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MWC: MediaTek first with ARM's Cortex-A72 'PC-class' mobile chip

MediaTek expects to see the first smartphone with a mobile processor it has designed based on an ARM Cortex-A72 dual core processor before the end of the year. MediaTek of Taiwan is believed to be the first chip firm to see first silicon of the new 64-bit processor…

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Microchip aims at LED car lighting

Microchip has included a new power building block in a microcontroller aimed at LED lighting. Called the PIC16(L)F1769, the family has the first PICs to offer two independent closed-loop channels. The firm has steadily been introducing power control peripheral blocks over the last three years – so-called…

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TI redesigns wireless MCUs from ground up

Texas Instruments has released a family of low-power wireless microcontrollers, claiming 10 year life on a single coin cell in a ZigBee or 6LoWPAN light switch. Applications in fitness and internet-of-things applications are also expected, and the 6LoWPAN versions comes with an in-built IPv6 address. Embedded…

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Atmel's ARM Cortex-M0+ MCUs are automotive grade

Atmel has introduced a range of automotive-qualified ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs with an integrated peripheral touch controller (PTC) for capacitive touch applications. The microcontroller can be used for capacitive touch button, slider, wheel or proximity sensing applications. Embedded World: Your Electronics Weekly guide » Designated SAM DA1, the microcontroller…

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Silicon Labs combines MCU and wireless development tools

Silicon Labs has upgraded its Simplicity Studio integrated MCU/wireless development environment which willow support concurrent microcontroller and RF design. The new software release adds support for the supplier’s latest 8-bit EFM8 MCU family, new EZR32 sub-GHz wireless MCUs and EM35xx Ember ZigBee wireless SoCs. Embedded World…

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Xilinx puts seven ARM cores on 16nm finfet SoC

Xilinx has integrated three ARM processors with seven cores on its latest Zynq programmable system-on-chip device. The programmable device, which is part of the company’s latest 16nm finfet ultraScale+ family of FPGAs, combines a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with a dual-core Cortex…

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Silicon Labs launches Blue Gecko

Silicon Labs has introduced Blue Gecko which combines its EFM32 Gecko MCU technology with a Bluetooth Smart transceiver on one die combined with the Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart software stack which can transmit +10 dBm or higher output power with its integrated power amplifier and balun…

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