Tech news tagged ‘ARM’

Micrium RTOS gets bundled with Kinetis MCUs

Micrium’s µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III real-time operating systems are being bundled into Freescale’s software development kit (SDK) for its ARM-based Kinetis MCUs. The safety-certified RTOS can be used in avionics, medical and industrial control applications.

Available extensions provide memory protection, greater application…

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Intel tweaks Edison as dev boards roll

Intel has tweaked its SD card-sized embedded processing development board, dubbed Edison, which is its attempt to break the x86 processors into hobbyist and low cost prototyping, currently the domain of ARM-based Arduino, BeagleBone and perhaps Raspberry Pi.

The original SD card-sized module had a 400MHz Intel…

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Toshiba cuts cost of motor control with Cortex-M0

Toshiba has added an ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller to its TX00 series designed for motor control applications in equipment such as multifunction printers (MFPs), printers, consumer electronics, digital equipment and factory automation equipment.

Housed in an LQFP64 package measuring just 10mm by 10mm, pin pitch 0.5mm, the microcontroller has…

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Nvidia accuses Samsung and Qualcomm of infringing GPU patents

Nvidia has accused rival mobile processor suppliers Samsung and Qualcomm of infringing its patents for highly-parallel graphics processor technology.

Nvidia has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm at the International Trade Commission and in the US District Court in Delaware, alleging that the companies are both infringing patents covering…

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ARM Cortex-M0+ toughens up at Freescale

Automotive applications beckon as ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers get AEC-Q100 grad1 certification in Freescale’s Kinetis EA series.

The 32bit MCU cores run at 48MHz and operate over -40 to 125°C and 2.7-5.5V (including flash write).

“This family of microcontrollers from Freescale offers robust EMI…

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Toshiba Cortex-M0 microcontroller adds comms for motor control

Toshiba has introduced a range of ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers for motor control which meets the need for multiple communications channels along with interfaces for reading data from sensors.

The TMPM037FWUG microcontroller has a bit-band processing function that supports access and control of specific bits.

This makes more…

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RTOS supports code reuse across ARM Cortex M cores

Mentor Graphics has a new version of its Embedded Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) which provides memory partitioning for all ARM Cortex M cores, facilitating code reuse.

By using the memory protection unit (MPU) on ARM Cortex M- based cores, the Nucleus RTOS process model creates memory partitioning without…

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Arduino-based GPS/GLONASS module links to Googlemaps

An Arduino-based GPS/GLONASS vehicle tracker developed by Tigal is on the Indiegogo crowd-funding website.

This is the second version of the firm’s OpenTracker system, which is an open source commercial grade GPS/GLONASS vehicle tracker that comes with a free web interface for tracking it on…

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Toshiba intros all-in-one smart meter MCU

Toshiba Electronics is targeting smart metering designs with a ARM Cortex-M4F core-based microcontroller for making electric power calculation in meters, but which will also manage comms and display functions.

The TMPM411F20XBG MCU also implements tamper detection and failure detection along with key security functions suitable for secure network…

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