DSR System Development News March 2015

Arm Wrestling

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 virtualization are other parameters affecting adoption.

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Apple’s Big Bet

Apple introduces the new MacBook, shares more details on Apple Watch, and discusses a new platform, ResearchKit. All of these announcements share a common thread – Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards

The SIG and media partner CNET announced the overall winner and the category winners of the annual Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards. Over the last few years, the breakthrough awards have helped bring attention to some of the best Bluetooth® enabled products, applications, and concepts. This year is no exception.

The Power Of JavaScript For IoT

Marvell announced that it has open-sourced the company’s software crown jewel, KinomaJS. The KinomaJS is a JavaScript-based framework designed to build the core applications of embedded devices.

2 Worst Mistakes in Electronics Product Design

Seeing over more than 25 years of manufacturing niche electronics products for a wide range of target industries, George Henning, President of OCM Manufacuring thinks he has seen it all. Unfortunately, that means that he continues to witness some of the same heart-stopping (and product killing) mistakes again and again.

1-Micron Image Sensor Pixel

The OV16880 is a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor from OmniVision Technologies Inc. with a pixel size of 1-micron. The sensor uses PureCel-S stacked die technology and supports phase detection autofocus.

Less Errors With IAR

IAR Systems has introduced a design tool to provide static analysis as part of its development toolchain for ARM micro controllers.

Accident-Free Cars

Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled at the Mobile World Congress here an automotive vision system-on-chip, dubbed S32V, designed for what the company calls “an accident-free car.”

VNC for Raspberry Pi

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 desktop, the software allows the user to run remote access or share the screen with another user.


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