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Maxim aims at fitness and medical

Maxim is to reveal a ‘wellness platform’ for body-worn devices at electronica 2014 – a suite of design hardware and software centred on a new ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller, the MAX32600. “The wellness platform provides power and battery management, digital processing, integrated sensors, low-power communications, and security,” said…

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Silicon Labs pushes ZigBee mesh networks in the home

IP-addressable wireless mesh networks for use in the home are the focus of a design initiative by Silicon Labs. The chip supplier has created a networking protocol, called Thread, to help customers with product development for ZigBee-based mesh networking. It is not yet a Zigbee standardised protocol, but…

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ARM support for SETM and HSSTP

ARM today announced support for the ARM High-Speed Serial Trace Port (HSSTP) specification and the Marvell SETM protocol in ARM DS software development tools…

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ARM and TSMC claim performance records

TSMC and ARM have today announced the results from a key FinFET silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLE implementation, using ARM Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors on TSMC’s advanced 16nm FinFET process technology…

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Bluetooth Smart starter kit

Toshiba has introduced Bluetooth Smart (aka Bluetooth Low Energy) starter kit. In the box are two PCBs: a daughter board with a TC35667FTG Bluetooth chip and a mother board with a TMPM395FWAXBG ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller and some sensors for temperatur and acceleration, plus a buzzer. The Bluetooth chip receiver…

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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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