Embedded

Software dominates the embedded system design process; according to some estimates, software development can now consume up to 70% of a project’s resources.

Traditionally, software development started when the hardware arrived, but not any more: software designers are using virtual prototypes to get their projects started in time to meet the deadlines.

But there are also operating systems, which manage this growing complexity. The choices are numerous and have an impact at the system level, as well for deeply embedded products. And C is no longer the only programming language.

Whatever the complexity of the embedded system you’re developing software for, New Electronics addresses the issues regularly by looking at the latest tools and techniques available.

Rugged Flash Drive five times faster with USB 3.0

Fischer Connectors has launched the USB 3.0 version of its portable, miniature, lightweight and tough Fischer Rugged Flash Drive. The memory stick has been designed for the safe transportation and storage of sensitive data in harsh environments.

MRAM solutions for automotive systems

Automotive electronics systems require faster and more reliable persistent memory solutions to meet the need for data recording and fast data processing. Looking to satisfy these needs, Everspin has added two devices to its high performance MRAM automotive product line. The 16Mbit MRAM is now specified to operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 125°C and is available in x8 and x16 configurations.

Cypress adds wafer sales to F-RAM and nvSRAM portfolio

Cypress Semiconductor has added wafer products to its industry-leading nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) portfolio. Cypress’s NVRAM portfolio, which includes Ferroelectric-RAM (F-RAM) and nonvolatile static RAM (nvSRAM) devices, is claimed to offer reliable protection of critical data during a power failure. Many mission-critical applications that require the benefits of F-RAM and nvSRAM also require bare die for small or unique packaging options.

Read-intensive enterprise SAS SSD

Toshiba has announced the availability of the PX04SL series, a very read-intensive enterprise SAS solid state drive (SSD). The PX04SL series is optimised for read-intensive application workloads such as data warehousing, web servers, media streaming and video on demand.

15nm eMMC NAND flash memory for automotive applications

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a range of 15nm eMMC NAND flash memory for automotive infotainment systems as well as industrial applications. The eMMC operates over a temperature range of -40 to 85°C and meets AEC-Q100 specifications as well as adhering to PPAP requirements.

Simplifying GaN transistor circuit design

GaN Systems has announced its GS66508T-EVBHB Half-Bridge Evaluation Board which demonstrates the performance of its GaN enhancement mode power semiconductors in real power circuits. The GS66508T-EVBHB Eval Board can be configured into any half bridge-based topology.

Development system supports STM32L4 MCUs

A new development ecosystem has been introduced by STMicroelectronics to support the STM32L4 series of MCUs. According to the company, the offering includes prototype boards for all budgets and STM32Cube software support.

Code generation support for STM32F7 MCU

Altia has announced its code generation support for the STMicroelectronics STM32F7 Microcontroller (MCU). The STM32F7 addresses a range of applications and is said to be the first MCU on the market to feature the ARM Cortex-M7 processor.

Small and reliable solid state drive

Arrival Electronics has announced the Ferri-eMMC SSD in a 153 BGA package measuring11.5 x 13 x 1.0mm, which leverages Silicon Motion's NAND flash controller technology, along with the highly integrated Multi-Chip Package (MCP) solution from the Ferri family.

Second generation secure 64GB solid state drive

Microsemi has introduced its second generation highly secure 64 gigabyte solid state drive. In response to growing data security threats the company said that it had designed its latest SSD for market applications where data protection is seen as critical. Offered in a 32mm by 28mm ball grid array package, the new SSD has been optimised for embedded computers in harsh environments.

andersDX delivers entry level Embedded UI

andersDX has created an entry level DX series embedded display platform with the launch of the DX1, based on the 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments. The DX1a features an integrated TFT touch screen and is preloaded with Linux, Android or Windows CE. With the addition of application software, it becomes a fully working prototype system.

IAR launches C-RUN analysis tool

IAR Systems used Embedded World to launch C-RUN - its fully integrated runtime analysis product. C-RUN is an extension to the existing embedded development tools from IAR Systems and gives developers the opportunity to analyse their code at an early stage and to perform runtime analysis every step of the way.

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