Embedded Systems News

Developer turns Arduino into a frequency synthesiser

Tsunami is a signal generator built on the Arduino platform. It is the brainchild of London-based developer Nick Johnson at Arachnid Labs and has secured funding on Kickstarter for its commercial launch. It can be pre-ordered for $60. The design is based on the Arduino Leonardo compatible ATMega32U4…

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Scottish conference to discuss software security

The development of safe and secure software for car electronics is the subject of a Scottish technology conference which will be held in June. The Scottish Device Developers’ Conference, taking place at Uphall on 4th June will include a number of workshops and presentations that explore the development of software…

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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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