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.
Cinterion introduced the EHS5 high-speed M2M communication module. The Gemalto Cinterion solution provides secure wireless connectivity for industrial applications. It features a complete client Java runtime optimized for microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices. The compact EHS5 device measures 18.8 x 27.6 x 2.3 mm. It is available in two variants: EHS5-US (850/1900 MHz) for North America, and EHS5-E (900/2100 MHz) for global coverage.
The 1.2-volt Low-Power Embedded EEPROM Platform is now available from Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation. It is fully compatible with SMIC’s 0.13-micron (um) low-leakage (LL) process. The process- and IP-qualified platform reduces power consumption, chip size, and cost, while increasing data security. The process is ideal for dual-interface IC cards and contactless smart cards.
DIOTEK will integrate their speech recognition technology with Conexant’s CX20805 digital audio processor. DIOTEK’s speech recognition engine complements Conexant’s digital audio processor, which features a comprehensive collection of pre- and post-processing algorithms and far-field voice input technology. The integrated solution is ideal for smart home appliances, consumer electronics and educational toys.
The WIZnet WizFi630 is a high-performance embedded Wi-Fi gateway module. The board transforms RS-232 and TCP/IP protocol into IEEE802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN protocol. WizFi630 enables a device with a RS-232 serial interface to connect to LAN or WLAN for remote control, measurement, and administration. WizFi630 can also operate as an IP router due to its internally embedded switch. WizFi630 WiFi modules are available now. Prices start at $35.
Radicom Research introduced the RB1000 family of embedded Bluetooth modules for OEM’s. There are two platforms available: RB1000 and RB1000HM. The RB1000 is a surface mount PCB module with on-board antenna. The RB1000HM is a DIP, through-hole module. The RB1000 and RB1000HM single-mode Bluetooth modules are now available. Prices start at $9 in quantity of 1,000 each for the RB1000. The Radicom embedded Bluetooth modules are ideal for watches, AMR, medical sensors, mice, TV remote controls and fitness trainers.
Microchip Technology has acquired Roving Networks. Their easy-to-use solutions are tailor made for embedded applications, and broaden the range of wireless connectivity options to help engineers enable their products. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive on a non-GAAP basis.
Mentor Graphics and Stonestreet One teamed together to integrate the Nucleus Real Time Operating System (RTOS) with the Bluetopia protocol stack. Seamless integrating Stonestreet One’s Bluetopia with Mentor’s Nucleus RTOS will enable developers to create innovative products for low power and connectivity with ease and reliability.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 class processors will have integrated baseband processors for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G cellular standards. According to NPD In-Stat, other processor manufacturers will soon follow suit. These companies have been acquiring both cellular and Wi-Fi intellectual property over the last two years. According to NPD In-Stat, new processors with embedded Wi-Fi baseband may eliminate the need for separate monolithic Wi-Fi combo chipsets. In-Stat expects the Wi-Fi combo chipset revenue loss could be as high as $590 million in 2015.
Macronix rolled out the MX30LF Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash family for embedded applications. The new MX30LF family is an extension of Macronix’s existing Serial and Parallel NOR Flash products. The MX30LF SLC NAND devices are sampling now. Trial production will start this quarter. Macronix is a world leading supplier of NOR Flash memory.