Eight-Core 64-bit Processor for Mobile Devices

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MediaTek has announced the MT6795, which the company is targeting at the high-end Android 4G smartphones and tablet segment. According to the press release, the eight-core processor also supports 2560 × 1600 resolution displays, FDD/TDD LTE technology, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, … Continue reading

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Embedded SOM with Linux-Based RTOS

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National Instruments has introduced an embedded system-on-module (SOM) development board with integrated Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS). Processing power in the 2” x 3” SOM comes from a Xilinx Zync-7020 all programmable SOC running a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 at … Continue reading

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New GaAs MESFET Chips

BeRex recently began shipping the BCF-series family of GaAs metal–semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET) chips. According a press release, the family “addresses the need for low phase noise with high gain and power in applications such as single and multistage … Continue reading

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Elektor I/O Shortage & Complexity

One of the many projects featured in the double-sized July/August edition of Elektor magazine is an I/O Warrior Expansion Board. The article outlines how to create a multifunctional board sporting a vast number of inputs and outputs, making it ideal for a … Continue reading

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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

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The Raspberry Pi foundation announced what it calls “an evolution” of the Raspberry Pi SBC. Compared to the previous model, the new Raspberry Pi Model B+ has more GPIO, and more USB ports. In addition, it uses Micro SD memory … Continue reading

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