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IAR announces alliance with Secure Thingz, takes 10% stake

In a move said to focus on simplifying the integration of security in the product development process, IAR Systems has announced an alliance with Secure Thingz and taken a 10% equity stake in the company.

While some analysts predict there will be 27billion IoT connections in 2025, delivering secure embedded systems is said to be a major challenge, particularly in high growth markets. The companies’ joint solutions are said to enable secure device identities and ...

Lynx updates DO-178 certified RTOS

An updated version of Lynx Software Technologies’ DO-178 certified RTOS has been released. The software includes support for open standards such as Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), POSIX and ARINC 653 APEX. The update – LynxOS-178 2.2.4 – is also available with a full set of DO-178C DAL-A certification artifacts.

Solid state battery targets IIoT applications

Battery pioneer Ilika Technologies has launched what it says is the first solid state device designed for use in hostile environments. The P180, the second member of the Stereax family, is suitable for applications which operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 150°C.

Batteries powered by light

A single-unit, photo-rechargeable portable power source, developed by a UNIST research team in Korea, is based on high efficiency silicon solar cells and lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

Parallel sign off solution to help ICs to market

Looking to help companies get leading edge chips to market more quickly, Cadence has launched the Pegasus Verification System. Part of Cadence’s digital design and sign-off suite of tools, Pegasus is said to speed design rule checking by a factor of 10 through a massively parallel approach.

MIPS launches development tools for ‘$45 per seat’

Looking to meet the needs of those developing products for the IoT, Imagination has launched a low cost development environment for its MIPS M-class and I-class CPU IP cores. According to the company, the package comes at approximately $45 per seat, which it says is ‘an unprecedented price for professional grade tools’.

Tek says low cost VNA launch is 'disruptive'

In a move which it describes as disruptive, Tektronix has launched the TTR500 Series USB vector network analyser (VNA). According to the company, the TTR500 series has a 40% lower price tag than similar devices with a dynamic range of 122dB and a 6GHz frequency range.

Nanotube structure strengthens flexible electronics

Thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles, synthesised by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about 50 times higher than copper films currently used in electronics.

Autonomous vehicle project targets Oxford to London trial

Oxford based AI developer Oxbotica is to lead a consortium of companies that is looking to further the development of autonomous vehicles. Called the DRIVEN consortium – and funded by an £8.6million grant from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Innovate UK – the 30 month project will deploy fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways.

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