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TI redesigns wireless MCUs from ground up

Texas Instruments has released a family of low-power wireless microcontrollers, claiming 10 year life on a single coin cell in a ZigBee or 6LoWPAN light switch. Applications in fitness and internet-of-things applications are also expected, and the 6LoWPAN versions comes with an in-built IPv6 address. Embedded…

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VIDEO: FTDI gets 800x600 graphics from 8-bit MCU

An 8-bit microcontroller can now operate a 800×600 colour LCD graphics screen, and video is possible, thanks to a higher resolution faster version of the Eve graphics processor from Glasgow chip firm FTDI. Hardware acceleration means jpeg image decode 500-1,000x faster than on the original 512×512 Eve…

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French firm develops eco-friendly mobile networks

A French firm believes it is possible to build mobile phone and TV broadcast networks which have less of an impact on the environment. Arelis will present its present its eco-friendly networks project, called Zenitthys at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The aim is to reduce the…

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