Microchip Technology announced a cloud development platform. The service is available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and enables embedded engineers to quickly learn cloud based communication. Microchip’s Cloud Development Platform is available now. As part of this platform, their Wi-Fi Client Module Development Kit is available for purchase for $99.
Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced it has acquired Avalon Microelectronics Inc., an industry leader in flexible Optical Transport Network (OTN) IP, for use in its FPGA and ASIC products. With the acquisition of Avalon, Altera expands its portfolio of customizable IP solutions for OTN applications, supporting data rates at 1.2G, 2.5G and 10G, as well as 40G and 100G.
Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDQ: MENT), a leader in advanced system verification solutions, and Rohde & Schwarz, a leading supplier of electronic test and measurement equipment, announced they have collaborated to deliver a hardware-accelerated, debug platform for the verification of wireless communication Systems-on-Chip (SoCs).
The Cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication market has been a challenging place for cellular embedded module vendors over the past 18 months. 2007 was this market’s last “good year”: 2008 saw both shipment volumes and revenue decrease. However unit shipment volume growth and the growing importance of 3G are already resulting in stronger performance and a new ABI Research study estimates that the market will be worth $3.8 billion in 2015.
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications, announced the introduction of its enhanced LT2510 Proprietary 2.4GHz Wireless Radio Module product family. The product series includes model numbers PRM110, PRM111, PRM112, PRM113, PRM120, PRM121, PRM122, and PRM123.
IBM scientists unveiled a significant step towards replacing electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with tiny silicon circuits that communicate using pulses of light. As reported in the recent issue of the scientific journal Nature, this is an important advancement in changing the way computer chips talk to each other. The device, called a nanophotonic avalanche photodetector, is the fastest of its kind and could enable breakthroughs in energy-efficient computing that can have significant implications for the future of electronics.
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, 1.4 percent of the mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication at the end of 2009. The shares in the EU and the US were 2.4 percent and 4.3 percent respectively. In the next five years, the total number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.6 percent to reach 187.1 million connections in 2014. By the same year M2M as a share of the total number of cellular connections is projected to reach 3.1 percent.
Interconnectivity between industrial devices and data collection hardware is essentialfor efficient operations, reducing bottlenecks and allowing on-time delivery of critical data. IEI Technology Corp. introduces a series of multiport serial communication cards, CAN communication cards, data acquisition cards, and RFID systems as industrial data collection devices designed for complete system integration. The devices are designed for home and building automation, intelligent transportation systems, ATMs, vending machines, parking lots, factory automation, machine automation, medical facilities and other industrial automation applications.