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Ten core ARM boosts batteries in fastest phones

MediaTek has a 10 core phone processor in the pipeline. Called  Helio X20, it has one cluster of two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores for top-end performance (games and video recording, for example), one cluster of four 2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for medium loads, and one cluster of…

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Imagination redesigns microcomputer for better Wi-Fi

Imagination Technologies has redesigned its MIPS-based microcomputer called Creator CI20. A new board layout has improved the RF performance of the Wi-Fi element. The processor company has also come up with a 3D printable enclosure. This will be available to makers as source files available from the firm…

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Raspberry Pi meets IoT with solar powered camera

This design of a wireless camera module works on ‘its own’ power without being connected to the electricity mains. Based on a Raspberry Pi, it is a solar-powered radio beacon which transmits signals in regular intervals including live images taken by a small camera. Since the device will transmit…

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Now, a $9 ARM/Linux computer for makers

Chip is an interesting spin on the Raspberry Pi-like computing from Next Thing Co via Kickstarter, priced at $9. In most basic form, it is a 60x40mm card with a 1GHz “Allwinner A13 Compatible SoC”, according to Next Thing, including ARM MAli400 video, 512Mbyte of RAM, USB, and composite…

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Green Hills compiler gets higher benchmark performance

Green Hills Software has improved run-time performance and decreased memory requirement for its optimising C and C++ compilers used for 32-bit and 64-bit embedded processor architectures, including ARM and Power Architecture. This latest version 2015.1 of the compiler has achieved a benchmark performance score of 1…

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Simple home automation board is Arduino-compatible

An Arduino Uno-compatible home automation board requires no separate power supply as a power source soldered onto the board itself. According to the developer GarageLab, it is supplied directly from the electrical grid with voltages between 100 to 240Vac and 50 or 60Hz and so usable around the world…

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Maker system has OLED display and runs with Raspberry Pi

A small modular development system aimed at the maker community has built-in software compatibility with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi designs. Called Modulo is a set of interchangeable processor-based modules for designing electronic systems with the need for breadboards, wires, and capacitors. Each Modulo has its own microcontroller…

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