U-blox and Arvento Team Up to Launch Vehicle Tracking System

U‑blox and Arvento Mobile Systems have announced the imminent launch of the new imt.x1 vehicle tracking system. Arvento’s imt.x1 differentiates from other vehicle tracking devices on the market, thanks to its 6‑axis Gyro sensor which can sense 3‑dimensional movement caused … Continue reading

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Linux-Driven Modules to Showcase New MediaTek AIoT SoCs

By Eric Brown Innocomm, which has produced NXP-based compute modules such as the i.MX8M Mini driven WB15 and i.MX8M powered WB10, will soon try on some MediaTek SoCs for size. First up is an SB30 SoM due to launch in October that … Continue reading

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Linux-driven i.MX6 Gateway Offers 4G Plus Isolated Serial and CANbus

By Eric Brown Chinese embedded vendor Forlinx Embedded Technology has unveiled a power-efficient FCU1201 IoT gateway equipped with NXP’s 1 GHz, dual-core Cortex-A9 i.MX6 DualLite. Like the company’s i.MX6 UL-equipped FCU1101, the system combines extensive serial interfaces with wireless connectivity. … Continue reading

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Compute Module Offers Three Flavors of i.MX6 UltraLite

By Eric Brown Variscite has launched its SODIMM-style “VAR-SOM-6UL” module that runs Linux on NXP’s power-efficient i.MX6 UL, ULL, and ULZ SoCs. The WiFi-equipped, -40 to 85°C ready module ships with a new “Concerto” carrier.Prior to Embedded World in late … Continue reading

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Secure 240 MHz MCU Provides Wi-Fi and 43 GPIOs

Espressif Systems has announced the ESP32-S2, a truly secure, highly integrated, low-power, Wi-Fi microcontroller SoC supporting Wi-Fi HT40 and having 43 GPIOs. Based on an Xtensa single-core 32-bit LX7 processor, it can be clocked at up to 240 MHz. With … Continue reading

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Debug Tool Adds Hypervisor Level Tracing Capability

Lauterbach has announced that Hypervisor trace capability is now available for Arm Cortex-A and NXP QorIQ. Hypervisor tracing, which also means multicore tracing, requires high bandwidths from the off-chip tracing interface. The TRACE32 debug tool can now be used to … Continue reading

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MCU-based Solution Enables Offline Facial Recognition

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled what it claims is world’s first MCU-based solution for adding offline face and expression recognition capabilities to smart home, commercial and industrial devices. Built on NXP’s latest crossover MCU, the i.MX RT106F, running FreeRTOS, the new … Continue reading

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Reusable Solderless Robotics Kit Features SimpleLink MCU

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the newest addition to the TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) family, the TI-RSLK MAX, a low-cost robotics kit and curriculum that is simple to build, code and test. Designed for the university classroom, the … Continue reading

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RX65N MCU-Based Cloud Kit Eases Connecting IoT Devices to AWS

Renesas Electronics has announced the Renesas RX65N Cloud Kit featuring onboard Wi-Fi, environmental, light and inertial sensors and support for Amazon FreeRTOS connected to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The kit gives embedded designers a fast start and secure connection to … Continue reading

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Nordic Semi’s BLE SoC Enables Light Dimming Via Mesh Network

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that McWong International, a Sacramento, CA-based developer of lighting control equipment, has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the wireless connectivity for its “Dimming PIR Occupancy Sensor.” The Dimming PIR … Continue reading

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Arm-Based MCU Embeds Dual ADCs and Camera Interface

Nuvoton Technology has announced a new member of its NuMicro M480 series, the M483KGCAE2A with dual ADCs and a camera interface. The M483KGCAE2A MCU is based on an Arm Cortex-M4F core with DSP instructions and FPU. The device runs up … Continue reading

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Dual-Interface Secure MCU Targets Contactless Banking Systems

STMicroelectronics has announced the ST31P450, a dual-interface secure microcontroller designed for contactless applications in banking, identity, transportation and pay-television. It features the latest 40 nm flash process as well as enhanced RF technologies. The ST31P450 is built on the proven … Continue reading

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Industry Players Form Consortium Focused on UWB Interoperability

The ASSA ABLOY Group (which includes HID Global), NXP Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics and Bosch have announced the launch of the FiRa Consortium. The new coalition is designed to grow the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) ecosystem so new use cases for fine ranging … Continue reading

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Two Power Delivery Chips Provide USB Type-C Charging Solutions

Microchip Technology has announced two new solutions that simplify USB Type-C PD (Power Delivery) for a range of applications. The company claims it as one of the industry’s first USB-IF-certified USB 3.1 SmartHub devices with integrated support for Power Delivery … Continue reading

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IC Does Management for 14 Series-Connected Li-ion Battery Cells

Renesas Electronics has announced its fourth-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery management IC that offers unmatched lifetime accuracy. The ISL78714 provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, along with cell balancing and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs while … Continue reading

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