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Intel tweaks Edison as dev boards roll

Intel has tweaked its SD card-sized embedded processing development board, dubbed Edison, which is its attempt to break the x86 processors into hobbyist and low cost prototyping, currently the domain of ARM-based Arduino, BeagleBone and perhaps Raspberry Pi. The original SD card-sized module had a 400MHz Intel…

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ARM Cortex-M0+ toughens up at Freescale

Automotive applications beckon as ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers get AEC-Q100 grad1 certification in Freescale’s Kinetis EA series. The 32bit MCU cores run at 48MHz and operate over -40 to 125°C and 2.7-5.5V (including flash write). “This family of microcontrollers from Freescale offers robust EMI…

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Development kits speeds industrial display design

Need an industrial colour touch screen with control and measurement functions? PanelPilotACE is a hardware and software development kit for industrial and commercial user displays and panel meters from Lascar. Called Design Studio, the software is free to download and has building blocks for elements including background images, text elements…

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Ecosystem supports 64-bit MIPS

Hot on the heals of Imagination’s first 64-bit MIPS core, the I6400, the prpl foundation has announced QEMU (CPU emulation and virtualisation) support for MIPS Release 6 (r6) architecture. I6400 is one of Imaginations Warrior-class cores, and the first to execute r6 code. As with ARM, for…

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Imagination reveals 64-bit MIPS core

Imagination Technologies has released the first complete 64-bit MIPS core for many years. Although the MIPS64 instruction set has been licensed in the past, it is less common for the complete core to be licensed in RTL form. Remarkably, the 64-bit core will be half-way down the…

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ADI prototyping board adds analogue to FPGAs

A reference design board for combining mixed-signal and analogue elements with FPGA/CPLD-based processors comes from Analog Devices. The modular design is based on small I/O interface boards, dubbed PMODs, which are added to the FPGA/CPLD boards. Available from element14, the PMOD-compatible peripheral modules plug…

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Renesas motor control kits drive any three-phase PMSM

Renesas has announced  its RX111 motor control kits. These inverter reference solution kits are designed to drive any three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM), also called brushless AC motors. The RX111 inverter kits enable engineers to save time by eliminating the need to tune their motor parameters and evaluate…

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Imagination takes on Raspberry Pi with Android educational computer

Imagination Technologies has entered the student/hobbyist development board arena with a computing module based on a MIPS processor which it claims has more than twice the performance of the Raspberry Pi ARM CPU. To encourage take up of the boar,d called MIPS Creator CI20, the company is giving…

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