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Open source drone initiative focuses on Linux

An open source software initiative for the development of drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) has come from the Linux Foundation. Called the Dronecode Project, the aim is to create an open source platform for UAVs. The plan seems to be to do this using existing open source drone projects…

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Maxim's ultrasonic flow meter reference design

Utilities can improve water, gas and heating metering accuracy by an order of magnitude, while operating for up to 20 years on an “A”- size battery with Maxim’s MAXREFDES70# ultrasonic flow meter reference design…

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Linux micro computer runs Android and Ubuntu

We have discovered another Linux computer module, the HummingBoard from Israeli firm SolidRun. The HummingBoard allows you to run many open source operating systems – such as Ubuntu, Debian and Arch, as well as Android and XBMC. It is powered by single or dual ARM9 core Freescale i.MX6 processor with…

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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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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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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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