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IoT is not happening, says ARM

The internet of things is not happening yet, says a executive at processor firm ARM. Despite the marketing hype around the market for internet-enabled wristbands and fitness monitors, the market is being sen as slow to develop. ARM, one of the biggest promoters of the market, does not yet…

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CSR targets ARM mbed with Bluetooth boards

CSR is focusing its embedded design strategy on the ARM mbed operating system. CSR plans to offer two mbed expansion boards, also known as shields, to support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi interfaces. One shield solution combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth based on the CSR6030 and CSR8311. The other offers a…

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UK designed nano drone to fly in CES

UK-based Torquing Group has launched its nano drone for aerial photography and HD video capture. The hand-sized ZANO uses a Wi-Fi module supplied by Lantronix to provide wireless interfaces with to both iOS and Android devices, for comms and control the drone. “The growth of personal drones…

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Green Hills challenges "rudimentary" Linux debug

Green Hills Software has announced a software development environment for embedded Linux developers. According to Green Hills, the Linux development software in its MULTI tool suite will address the “rudimentary” state of many debuggers for Linux, which it said were “difficult to learn, setup, and use and lack the powerful…

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GaN power transistors on standard PCB

Gallium nitride power transistor maker GaN Systems has issued an application note showing how to use its novel GaNPX packaging on FR4 PCBs. GaNPX is a package in which the die is embedded within stacked laminate. “A series of galvanic processes replace conventional packaging techniques such as clips, wire bonds…

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FPGA wakes processor on voice command

Lattice Semiconductor has developed human voice detection and command recognition intellectual property for its iCE40 family of FPGAs for mobiles. The idea is that the main application processor stays asleep while the always-on FPGA listens for valid speech – waking the main processor when it has verified the speech. Either…

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DECT ULE certification programme at CES

The DECT ULE Alliance will present its certification program at CES in Las Vegas. “This is an important step forward, to mix and match smart home products, as you do with Wi-Fi clients,” said a spokesman for the Alliance. DECT ULE (ultra-low energy) is based around the cordless…

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