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Rack-mount Raspberry Pi gets large colour display

Pi-Raq is an open-source 1U rack-mount Raspberry Pi computer with a 1,024x100pixel (10x1in, 250x25mm) LCD occupying much of the front. The manufacturer is EarthLCD of California, which is using the design to promote its unique long thin LCD – the EarthLCD-10.4-1024100. To be made…

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FTDI Chip design ecosystem launched

FTDI Chip technology partner MikroElektronika has released development products to support the FT90X series of 32-bit application-optimized MCUs to enable engineers to harness the full potential of FT90X MCU devices for embedded system designs…

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MWC: Imagination's small 6XE PowerVR

Intended for wearables and low-end phones, PowerVR G6020 is Imagination Technologies’ smallest Series6XE graphics processor. Designed to deliver 720p video at 60frame/s, the graphics processor (GPU) is OpenGLES 3.0-capable, and offers 400-500Mpixel/s (2.2mm2 silicon on 28nm) as well as 12.8-16Gflop (16bit…

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ARM or x86 for industrial computers?

Low power consumption means ARM processors are making headway into the single-board industrial computer market, even as Intel, AMD and Via make lower power x86 chips. Cost, performance, and virtualisation are other parameters affecting adoption. GE Intelligent Platforms (formerly Radstone) makes both Intel and ARM-based single board computers…

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Raspberry Pi gets VNC remote access birthday present

You can now connect your Raspberry Pi from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer using free downloadable software from RealVNC. The software known as VNC can be used with Raspberry Pi in two ways. If the Raspberry Pi is connected to a monitor or TV and is running a graphical…

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ADI gives 16-bit DAC output buffer and gain

Analog Devices aims to simplify the signal chain by designing a digital-to-analogue converter with a programmable output. The 16-bit DAC, the AD5761R, has output buffer and gain scaling functions on-chip. Embedded World: Your Electronics Weekly guide » The significance of this in data acquisition design is that…

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Altium adds bikini coverlay support for rigid-flex PCBs

Altium has announced the next update to its PCB design tool, Altium Designer. The new features in Altium Designer 15.1 are adding to an existing foundation set in place with the initial release of Altium Designer 15, which focused on improvements to the high-speed design process.   Embedded World…

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