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Easing the move to Multicore
Technology Innovation at Work White Paper by Freescale

The ever-increasing global appetite for computing power and performance has put embedded computing squarely on the path to multicore systems. This migration poses a complex set of questions: How do I migrate legacy software to work with multicore hardware? Do I need virtualization for better performance? How can I get the performance I need in a power envelope I can afford?

To help answer these questions and more, read on (pdf)


Arrow Electronics Offers the New RL78 Intelligent Cloud Connectivity Kit from Renesas and Bug Labs

Arrow has launched an edge-to-enterprise solution that pairs the RL78 low-power microcontroller by Renesas with the BUGswarm cloud platform by Bug Labs. Now, you can access remotely deployed edge sensors, peripherals and I/O pins of a microcontroller. All in real time via a cloud-based API. Right out of the box, you can control the RL78’s I/O functions over the Internet using popular web programming languages like Python, Javascript and Java.

Learn more. Qualify for a FREE Kit!

Two Cores, Ten Experts
In a unique experiment, ten industry experts shake out and design applications using the new NXP LPC4350 dual-core ARM® CortexTM-M4 and Cortex-M0 Processors. Here are two of them for your review:

Testing LPC4350 Floating Point Performance
By Jerry Durand
I created an interesting application—a standalone 4-axis CNC control box for use with table-top milling machines. Control of these milling machines entails tasks such as receiving g-code commands in ASCII text and a large number of high-precision floating point operations, which calls for an FPU. This all has to occur rapidly and continuously as each of the four motors has to be updated thousands of times per second. Read More


Web data logging
By Cam Thompson
Originally the idea behind the project was to develop a simple data logging example that would take readings from various sensors, and log the information to a storage device of some type. However with the dual-core capabilities of NXP’s LPC4350 meant it was possible to have the Cortex-M4 core collect and process the data while the M0 core managed a web server for supplying data to web clients. This would allow data to be viewed on any web browser, including portable devices. Read More


Embedded Modules Speed Development and Decrease Costs in Medical Equipment Designs
By Wolfgang Heinz-Fischer, TQ-Group
Developments and trends on the electronics market are generally quickly reflected on the electrical medical equipment market. Cost pressure and time constraints are also heightened here, forcing companies to focus on their core competencies. Read More [pdf]


Debugging your Embedded Design with a Graphical Live Watch
By Juan P. Benavides, Micriµm
This article describes the benefits of using IAR Embedded Workbench® and Micriµm’s µC/Probe to test and validate an embedded design. It explains why embedded software developers interested in predicting with confidence that their embedded designs will work as expected when deployed, should keep µC/Probe in their toolbox. Read More [pdf]


Developing Android applications for ARM Cortex-A8 cores
By Darren Etheridge Android Multimedia Engineering Manager, DSP and ARM, Texas Instruments
Android is expanding beyond its origins and migrating into a wider array of applications and products. As a consequence, an increasing number of developers are educating themselves on Android, its many benefits and the challenges it may present. Read More [pdf]




Express Logic – All you need to power your product

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Freescale i.MX 6SoloLite Evaluation Kit

The i.MX 6SoloLite is the first system-on-a-chip (SoC) incorporating a high-performance 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU and integrated E Ink® and Sipix® display controllers to drive current and next-generation electronic paper display (EPD) panels. Buy Now

NXP I2C Demonstartion Board 2005-1 Kit

This demonstration board is an I2C-based system that allows field application engineers, designers, and educators to use their PCs to easily test, demonstrate, and experiment with I2C interface devices It allows multiple operations to be performed in a setting similar to a real system environment. Buy Now

TQMa32F: a powerful combination of FPGA and Cortex M3/M4 from TQ

Embedded module with a variety of interfaces. Low power consumption and only 30 x 92 mm². Particularly suited for regulatory use in power electronics and for signal-processing tasks with high real-time requirements. Order Now

Marvell Armada Quad Core Development Kit and SOM from Cogent

Based on the 1.33Ghz Quad Core MV78460 Microprocessor from Marvell. This SOM delivers a whopping 2GByte protected Memory, 8MB of High Reliability and is absolutely ideal for high performance Multi-Gigabit Networking applications. Order Now

NXP Android Open Accessory Application Kit

Android Open Accessory Kit makes it easy for designers to develop, evaluate and prototype more complex accessories for Android smartphones and tablets. Order Now

Micrium µC/OS-III: The Real-Time Kernel for the Renesas RX62N

This two-part book puts the spotlight on how a real-time kernel works. Part I includes an overview of the operation of RTOs, and walks through various aspects of µC/OS-III implementation and usage. Part II provides application examples using the versatile Renesas YRDKRX62N Evaluation Board. Buy Now

WiFi Demon Debugger from Macaigor

Macraigor Systems´ WiFi Demon™ provides the embedded systems developer with the most advanced and intelligent target available for target on-chip debugging. The WifiDemon™ supports the widest range of target chips on the market as well as the Macraigor Systems´ API. Buy Now

Embedded Artists Low-Power Application Kit (Oryx) from Embedded Artists

This application kit with NXP´s LPC11U37 ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller has been designed to demonstrate low-power design techniques both in hardware and software. Includes an extensive user´s manual and many sample applications. Order Now

NXP LPC 4350 (Cortex-M4) Evaluation Kit

The board has 65MB SDRAM, 32MB parallel flash and 512kB SRAM and a serial EEPROM. A JTAG debugging interface is available as well as a 20-pin Cortex debug connector with ETM. Buy Now


Live at the 2012 Renesas DevCon:

The RTOS Debates--Micrium and FreeRTOS discuss RTOS Support for embedded solutions and the RX Series of MCUS

In 2.1 of the MCU Wars series, EEWeb co-founder Cody Miller meets up with Richard Barry, founder of FreeRTOS, and Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium, convene at Renesas’ Devcon 2012 to discuss RTOSs. In this episode, Jean and Richard pin down the difference between an RTOS and a Kernel and the scenarios in which it becomes important to use a Kernel. They also explain why they offer their source codes to their users and their interpretations of open-source. Part 1 of 6 parts

Renesas & Micrium - RTOS for free

Renesas and Micrium join forces to present an exciting offer for production users of Renesas' RX . RX customers can get a free, single production license for Micrium’s real-time deterministic multitasking Kernel (uC/OS-II or uC/OS-III) and middleware (TCP/IP, USB, File System and others) plus free support and maintenance from Micrium at no cost during your one year development period. Get it Now

Arium ECM-XDP3 JTAG Emulator

The ECM-XDP3 is Arium’s latest “green” in-target probe, complying with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive specified for the EU market. SourcePoint, the company’s flagship debugger, offers the program and firmware developer unsurpassed visibility to and manipulation of code via a series of intuitive screens and dialogs with numerous viewing and customization options. Buy Now

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