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UK Device Developers' Conference 2015 gets new sponsor

Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) is to be a lead sponsor of this year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference for engineers and computer scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Manchester and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015…

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ARM polishes Cortex-R5 for ISO26262 safety

Aiming at automotive applications, ARM has developed functional safety documentation for its Cortex-R5 processor. Industrial and medical safety is also in it sights. “This will help speed the path to global safety standard compliances,” said ARM. The processor offers “a rich set of fault detection and control features, enabling…

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Wearable medical devices benefit from small RTOS

Aside from the many medical wearable devices used for general wellness and monitoring, such as glucose and blood pressure monitors and ECG monitors, speciality devices have also emerged, ranging from Google glasses that aid in surgery, wireless sensor insoles used for rehabilitation, undergarments for monitoring heart rate and respiration, to…

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Microchip simplifies gesture controller

Microchip has announced a simplified version of its GestIC gesture recognition chip. Dubbed MGC3030, it is design to detect hand gestures near the surface of a flat panel – a display or a plain surface. It implements ‘approach wake-up’, an ‘air wheel’, ‘flick gesture’ detection, and touch detection – one feature…

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Sub-threshold operation for lowest MCU power

Sub-threshold transistors have allowed a 32bit ARM Corex-M4F microcontroller to run at 35µA/MHz, and sleep at 100nA with the real-time clock (RTC) running. Announced by University of Michigan spin-out Ambiq Micro, it uses technology invented at the University and developed through collaboration foundry giant…

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Liquid wire makes Arduino board flexible for prototyping

Electric Paint from London-based company Bare Conductive is now available from RS Components. Electric Paint is an electrically conductive liquid wire, which can be used as a cold-soldering medium or conductive adhesive. Non-toxic, solvent-free, and water-soluble it can be used for prototyping, repairing PCBs, and…

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Segger adds security web-connected devices

Segger’s latest middleware offering is designed to secure embedded designs for internet connected devices. Called emSSL, the middleware is designed to integrate with Segger’s embOS/IP or, alternatively, any IP stack that supports plain sockets, or any bidirectional communications channel. emSSL supports TLS version 1, 1.1, and…

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 - News Roundup

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) runs from Tuesday 6 January – Friday 9 January in Las Vegas, showcasing the latest developments and trends in the world of consumer electronics. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest news of interest to the electronics design industry. 8 January…

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