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XMOS adds industrial comms development kit

Xmos has announced development boards for its fast and novel xCore-XA microcontroller, that includes an ARM Cortex-M3 alongside its unconventional low-latency 32bit multi-core processor architecture – invented to provide fast deterministic interfacing without interrupts. The first products aimed at flexible industrial ‘field bus’ communication. “There are a…

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Secure vehicle-to-vehicle comms in two years, says NXP

NXP Semiconductors says it has moved into production of chipsets to support secure vehicle to vehicle communications, which will alert drivers of traffic information. The technology is expected to be on the roads within two years, said NXP. NXP said it will supply Delphi Automotive with its RoadLINK chipset for…

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Comment: An agile approach to electronics design

Martin Keenan, head of applications strategy at RS Components, discusses an agile approach to electronics design. A change in design ethos, he says, can meet many of the challenges faced by engineers today, enabling wider collaboration and accelerating the prototyping process and the development of new product concepts…

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Intersil charger for eCall systems

Intersil is selling the ISL78692 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. I costs 99 cents in orders of 1k…

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US firm produces sealed-AGM lead-acid battery

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) says it has started commercial production of its patented redesign of lead acid battery technology. Michigan-based ABC claims it is the first large format, bipolar, sealed AGM, valve-regulated lead acid battery. Launch products are two ICE 61056-certified general purpose 24V and 48V mono…

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