Embedded Systems News

Arduino-compatible IoT platform comes with apps and cloud service

An Arduino-compatible coding platform designed by Digi International for building M2M wireless sensor 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 sensor networks…

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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 internet of things (IoT) 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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Ubuntu drone puts robotics in the classroom

A Spanish company has a different take on encouraging students to get involved in electronics design. No Raspberry Pi controlled lights for them, Erle Robotics is putting drone development in the classroom. Erle Robotics saw the potential of robotics in education, and the need for easy-to-program Linux hardware…

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Antenova adds Sinica for 1559MHz-1609MHz satellite bands

Antenova, the Hatfield antenna specialist, has launched an embedded GNSS antenna, named ‘Sinica’, which operates on the 1559MHz–1609MHz satellite bands. Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559MHz-1609MHz bands, the company says. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations – GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo…

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Teachers get free Raspberry Pi skills in Google Digital Garage

Educating students of all ages in embedded design continues to be an important part of the activities of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Its programme of training teachers in embedded design based on Raspberry Pi is continuing apace with the numbers of Raspberry Pi-certified educators growing through its training events…

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Apple app developer taps into Microchip "supermarket"

Embedded software developer Coderus is raising its profile in the wireless IoT market by signing up to the Microchip Design Partner Program as an app developer specialist. Suffolk-based Coderus sees Microchip as “a supermarket for core modules with which brands can build their products” and this will fit well…

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TFT displays supplier offers Arduino shield for free

An Epson LCD controller shield board brings support for WQVGA and QVGA TFT displays to the Arduino Due development platform. Independent distributor Ineltek UK is offering the Arduino shield free when you buy one of its selected TFT displays. The S5U13781R01C100 TFT shield is based on the Epson S1D13781 controller…

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Green Hills secures its RTOS for IoT

Green Hills Software’s latest release of its µ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS) has new security and safety features. It is designed as a small foot-print RTOS for IoT and low power devices. The RTOS is designed to use a small number of CPU clock cycles and memory…

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