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TI makes BeagleBone programming real-time

Texas Instrument hopes to simplify the programming of the BeagleBone Black embedded computing board. It has introduced the PRU Cape as a BeagleBone Black add-on board that gives designers access to a Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) core. The PRU is a low-latency microcontroller subsystem integrated in the…

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Symtavision tools get faster

Symtavision, which specialises in timing analysis solutions for planning, optimising and verifying embedded real-time systems, has announced the release of SymTA/S 3.6 delivering up to 20x faster system distribution and worst-case analysis runtime performance…

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Motor control goes active

A new motor control algorithm can replace PI and PID control, writes Adam Reynolds  Getting the best possible performance out of your motion system is important. A poorly tuned regulator can result in wasted energy, wasted material or an unstable system. It is important that speed and position controller performance…

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Smart watch SoC has dual MIPS cores

Ingenic of Beijing has introduced an asymmetric dual-core MIPS-based chip for wearables, and tiny (15x13mm) development kit to go with it. The development kit, Newton2, integrates the application processor, eMCP memory, power management controller, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth (4.1), 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis…

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Five launches for TDK at Electronica

TDK unveiled five products at Electronica, including a duplexer for LTE Band 1, an active filter to minimise leakage currents and a PLZT-based capacitor…

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FTDI Chip on a roll

FTDI Chip is on something of a roll. At Electronica, FTDI founder and CEO Fred Dart said he expects revenue increase of 20%-25% this year…

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Motor control out of the box

By Andy Harding, Senior Manager Core Marketing, Industrial & Communications Business Group (ICBG), Renesas Electronics Europe This year’s Electronica is all about innovation in terms of the solutions we offer to customers. Renesas Electronics Europe will be launching a wide line up of next-generation Solutions Kits, which will…

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