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Most efficient Cortex-M, officially

Atmel’s SAM L21 microcontroller has scored 185 on the EEMBC ULPBench test, making it the most energy efficient ARM Cortex-M processor implementation yet measured. The microcontroller is based in ARM’s smallest Cortex-M series core, the Cortex-M0+. This is a good time for low-power processors…

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Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson

Xilinx has joined the Linux Foundation, the industry organisation supporting growth of Linux and collaborative development. The FPGA firm’s interest indicates how Linux is expanding its footprint beyond consumer and computing markets and into high reliability industrial, automotive and aerospace systems. The theme of this year’s Embedded Linux…

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Microsemi offers FPGA with secure comms, and explains PKI

The internet-of-things concept – using IPv6 addressing, standard protocol stacks and standard wireless links to connect products together – simplifies design because it removes the need for proprietary interfaces. It also means that remote-control of products can be extended as far as the internet extends – a blessing for anyone…

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MSP430 goes 32bit with Cortex-M4F

Texas Instruments has introduced an ARM Cortex-M4F version of its MSP430 microcontroller family, taking it from 16 to 32bits, with no extra power draw. “The integrated DSP engine and floating-point core of the ARM Cortex-M4F core enable a multitude of high performance applications, such as signal conditioning…

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Schools Raspberry Pi competition reveals future talent

The Finals of PA Consulting’s Schools Raspberry Pi design competition were held at the Science Museum in London this week. Intended for students from 8-20 years old in four age categories, the aim of this year’s competition was to develop products to support wellbeing and healthcare, with…

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Arrow aims Qualcomm Snapdragon at robotics

Qualcomm is making a bid to enter the general embedded computing market with its Snapdragon 600 processor. Arrow Electronics will sell a development platform and Snapdragon 600 processor-based system-on-modules. Snapdragon 600 is a high-end system-on-chip introduced in 2013 for Android-based smartphones and tablets…

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Java-based platforms certified for IoT

A California-based software company is offering a certified and supported open source development platform which it says will allow Java to become a standard platform for internet of things designs. Zulu Embedded is an open source Java SE compliant development platform from Azul Systems. Zulu Embedded is based on…

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Scotland's embedded conference returns in June

Scottish Embedded Systems Conference is to take place once again in Uphall, on the 4th June 2015. The one-day Device Developers’ Conference at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel is free to attend and will include an exhibition of embedded systems development and debug tools, hardware solutions and software products. There…

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