Tech news tagged ‘ARM’

Pre-silicon software verification will speed development, says Mentor Graphics

Delivering a system-on-chip (SoC) is no longer simply deploying silicon. Modern devices are delivered with significant amounts of software, including software stacks, middleware, boot code, and drivers.

You could wait until the silicon has been delivered and put it on a board to begin developing this software, but…

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A quick way to design multitouch TFT displays

If you are facing the task of integrating multitouch colour graphics into you TFT display system, you may be interested in the DX4 evaluation kit being offered by andersDX.

The DX4 is intended to provide a simpler rout to prototyping multitouch display designs. There is a PCAP touch screen, either…

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Comment: ARM stirs up a storm with free OS

ARM has thrown a large rock into the free-RTOS pool. The processor firm’s plans to offer a free operating system as part of its mbed development platform could see it competing with one-time software partners.

One observer has even likened it to Google’s move into open…

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ARM’s IoT OS is available from element14

ARM’s mbed development platform has its first third-party services partner, element14.

The mbed OS is being presented as a free operating system for ARM Cortex-M processor-based embedded systems designs for internet of things (IoT) devices.

ARM’s mbed platform provides free software libraries, hardware designs and…

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Tesco switches from ARM to Intel for tablet

Tesco has revealed its second generation hudl tablet, and has switching from 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 to 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Atom – running Android 4.2.2 and 4.4.2 respectively.

Relative performance has yet to be assessed independently.

The biggest physical change is a…

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Linux micro computer runs Android and Ubuntu

We have discovered another Linux computer module, the HummingBoard from Israeli firm SolidRun.

The HummingBoard allows you to run many open source operating systems – such as Ubuntu, Debian and Arch, as well as Android and XBMC.

It is powered by single or dual ARM9 core Freescale i.MX6 processor with…

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Spansion adds high speed flash to ARM chip for 3D graphics

Spansion’s latest ARM-based microcontroller integrates the firm’s propriety fast flash memory interface.

The Traveo MCUs use an ARM Cortex-R5  processor with the HyperBus memory interface, which Spansion says will allow them to support 3D graphics in car dashboard display applications, without the need for external video…

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