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ARM or x86 for industrial computers?

Low power consumption means ARM processors are making headway into the single-board industrial computer market, even as Intel, AMD and Via make lower power x86 chips. Cost, performance, and virtualisation are other parameters affecting adoption. GE Intelligent Platforms (formerly Radstone) makes both Intel and ARM-based single board computers…

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Raspberry Pi gets VNC remote access birthday present

You can now connect your Raspberry Pi from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer using free downloadable software from RealVNC. The software known as VNC can be used with Raspberry Pi in two ways. If the Raspberry Pi is connected to a monitor or TV and is running a graphical…

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ADI gives 16-bit DAC output buffer and gain

Analog Devices aims to simplifying the signal chain by designing a digital-to-analogue converter with a programmable output. The 16-bit DAC, the AD5761R, has output buffer and gain scaling function on-chip. Embedded World: Your Electronics Weekly guide » The significance of this in data acquisition design is that…

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Altium adds bikini coverlay support for rigid-flex PCBs

Altium has announced the next update to its PCB design tool, Altium Designer. The new features in Altium Designer 15.1 are adding to an existing foundation set in place with the initial release of Altium Designer 15, which focused on improvements to the high-speed design process.   Embedded World…

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FPGAs secured by cloud authentication

Microsemi has worked with Germany-based encryption specialist Escrypt on a reference design using its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs. The designs incorporate Escrypt’s CycurKEYS cloud-based Certificate Authority (CA). Embedded World: Your Electronics Weekly guide » The cloud service allows users to integrate Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) functionality…

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Freescale adds semaphore security to ARM SoC

Freescale Semiconductor has added messaging semaphore and a higher level of encryption security to its i.MX 6SoloX dual-core ARM-based system-on-chip (SoC) device. The SoC incorporates cryptographic cipher engines and a configurable resource domain controller that allows peripherals to be locked or shared by the CPU…

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Cypress PSoC 4 supports 32-bit ARM upscale

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced at Embedded World today a PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip device with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core. The aim is to allow customers to upgrade existing 8- and 16-bit applications without significant cost increase. Embedded World: Your Electronics Weekly guide » The device…

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