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MIPS ports hypervisor to low-end 32-bit MPU

MIPS Technologies has sourced a hypervisor for its M5150 (5-stage pipe) 32bit microcontroller, which includes hardware virtualisation. Combining hypervisor software with virtualisation hardware allows multiple operating systems and applications to be run on the same silicon with a significant (some claim total) cut in the risk of hacking. In…

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Active spoon helps tremoring hands

For people with Parkinson’s disease, scientists and engineers in California have developed a spoon with active movement cancellation. Called Liftware, the rechargeable utensil includes a battery-powered servo system. Clip-in ends to replace the spoon are planned. The organisation behind it is Lift labs (click link for video…

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More on: Newbury Electronics tracks animals

Yesterday it was announced that Newbury Electronics is to start a new electronic design services division called Newbury Innovations, and that the team transferring to the new entity had already designed some interesting electronics, including tags for tracking wild animals. Here is some more on those tags. They were created…

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Green Hills Software and MEN Mikro Elektronik develop pre-certified safety platforms

Green Hills Software has teamed with embedded computer firm MEN Mikro Elektronik to develop pre-certified safety platforms for applications in the industrial and transportation sectors. Green Hills Software’s Netherlands-based technical centre will provide customer support and a safety BSP (board support package) for the industrial safety (IEC…

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TI makes BeagleBone programming real-time

Texas Instrument hopes to simplify the programming of the BeagleBone Black embedded computing board. It has introduced the PRU Cape as a BeagleBone Black add-on board that gives designers access to a Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) core. The PRU is a low-latency microcontroller subsystem integrated in the…

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Symtavision tools get faster

Symtavision, which specialises in timing analysis solutions for planning, optimising and verifying embedded real-time systems, has announced the release of SymTA/S 3.6 delivering up to 20x faster system distribution and worst-case analysis runtime performance…

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Smart watch SoC has dual MIPS cores

Ingenic of Beijing has introduced an asymmetric dual-core MIPS-based chip for wearables, and tiny (15x13mm) development kit to go with it. The development kit, Newton2, integrates the application processor, eMCP memory, power management controller, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth (4.1), 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis…

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