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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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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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ARM targets automotive with Green Hills compiler

ARM is targeting automotive embedded microcontroller designs. ARM is working with Green Hills Software to create a compiler which is optimised for Cortex-R5 processors in automotive devices. EEMBC Labs have certified the Green Hills compiler, version 2015.1 as having achieved a performance score of 1.01EEMBC Automarks/MHz…

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ARM wants PC-like graphics for mobiles

ARM claims its latest processor core for mobile phone chipset designs gives a x50 increase in CPU performance compared to chips of five years ago. The Cortex-A72 processor will be used in mobile system-on-chip (SoC) devices fabbed on foundry TSMC’s 16nm FinFET+ process. It will have…

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