Microchip Technology has expanded their Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem. This includes the chipKIT Pi Expansion Board, which is a new Raspberry Pi tool that it co-developed with element14. The chipKIT Pi’s advanced features simplify Arduino based application development for the Raspberry Pi.The new expansion board also adds large memory space, fast performance and integrated peripherals for human-interface, audio-processing and advanced-control applications. The chipKIT Pi Expansion Board is priced at $28. Boards are expected to become available in the final week of September.
element14 and Raspberry Pi launched a new 512MB board version of the credit-card sized computer. The Raspberry Pi 512MB board is priced at $35. This is the same price as the previous board, which only has half the RAM as the new model. The additional memory enables the Raspberry Pi to run a future version of an Android 4.0 operating system. The Raspberry Pi 512MB computer is ideal for multimedia, high-memory and mobile applications.
element14 revealed the results of an independent survey. The study focused on critical pain points for global electronics engineers during the four stages of design – concept, design, prototyping, and pre-production. The study revealed several design challenges, including increasing time pressures, incomplete or inaccurate information from relevant sources, and difficulty comparing options and alternatives. The research was conducted by Technology Forecasters, Inc. (TFI).
UCLA Engineering and element14, a new online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, announce that three students at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science were selected to receive $2,500 Live EDGE scholarships to help further their educations in electrical and electronics engineering. Of the 12 Live EDGE scholarships awarded to engineering students worldwide, UCLA had the most winners.