Embedded Systems News

Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers get FreeRTOS design tool

There is now a version of FreeRTOS+Trace for Microchip’s PIC32 microcontrollers and MPLAB X IDE, thanks to a Swedish developer of RTOS visualization tools, Percepio AB. FreeRTOS+Trace is the standard trace analyser for FreeRTOS. It allows the developer to visualises run-time behaviour of their embedded software…

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Cambridge hails success of first coding school for girls

Cambridge University’s first summer school for girls interested in writing code for embedded computers such as Raspberry Pi attracted 76 girls aged 15-18 years. Dubbed the Coding School for Girls, it was run by Cambridge University Computer Laboratory and Cambridge Coding Academy last week. The intention of the…

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Yocto Linux SBC adds modules for prototyping

A US company has created a modular embedded Linux board which it hopes will be used across the entire product development cycle from evaluation, development, prototyping to finish product. Habey has designed the Linux board around a Freescale i.MX6 processor based on ARM Cortex-A9 architecture. It runs an…

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Feabhas adds to Linux and C skills base

Feabhas has recruited embedded design specialists Andrew McCormick and Philip Kirkpatrick to provide on-site team development and public training for individual engineers. McCormick has experience of software engineering design, support and integration, gained companies such as Pace, Open TV and Sony Semi-Conductor Europe. Andrew will focus on the…

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ARM quad-core computer Odroid rivals Raspberry Pi

Here’s another ARM-based, Linux running computer which costs less than £36. It’s the Odroid, remember the name. The company behind the Odroid range of Raspberry Pi look alike computers is Hardkernel of South Korea. ARM likes the look of the spec, as it has been promoting the…

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Maker move sees Windows 10 IoT Core run fast on Raspberry Pi

Microsoft has jumped into the maker community with the public release of Windows 10 IoT Core which will run on the Raspberry Pi 2. Microsoft has designed in support for Python and Node.js, including a new Express Node.js project template. It also claims that GPIO performance on the…

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Arduino-compatible IoT platform comes with apps and cloud service

An Arduino-compatible coding platform has been designed by Digi International for building M2M wireless sensors and other IoT networks. Available exclusively through Digi-Key for $99, the XBee platform comes with an API to design M2M wireless communications, in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency band, into control systems and…

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NIWeek: Configurable controllers tuned for industrial IoT

NI has introduced new controllers within its reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware range which can be used as part of industrial IoT (internet of things) deployments. The new CompactRIO, FlexRIO, Single-Board RIO controllers are supported by LabVIEW software, the LabVIEW FPGA Module and NI Linux Real-Time, now based…

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