Microcontrollers http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25799/more en Achieve the Impossible in IoT: Full-Featured Apps on Resource-Limited Platforms http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s IoT embedded-system developers require frameworks for memory and power management. Therefore, applying scalability features in a full-featured RTOS makes it possible to have a system behave as if it has more resources available than are actually present.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms#comments IoT Engineering Essentials Embedded Microcontrollers Power Mentor Graphics Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:13:00 +0000 851181 at http://electronicdesign.com Q&A: TI's Will Cooper Talks FRAM Memories http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-tis-will-cooper-talks-fram-memories <div class="node-body article-body">FRAM is a not-so-new non-volatile memory technology that’s becoming more popular in ultra-low-power microcontrollers due to its advantages over traditional memory technologies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-tis-will-cooper-talks-fram-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-tis-will-cooper-talks-fram-memories#comments Interviews Memory Microcontrollers Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:01:00 +0000 851101 at http://electronicdesign.com Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy&rsquo;s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client&rsquo;s product POC <em>can</em> be made to work, and quickly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/guest-blogs">Guest blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations#comments Guest Blogger Analog Microcontrollers Power Guest blogs Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:50:00 +0000 851051 at http://electronicdesign.com Joint Venture Developing Integrated Chips for China’s Growing Industry http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the largest semiconductor foundry in mainland China, is joining Huawei, IMEC, and Qualcomm to support the development of China’s integrated chip (IC) technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/joint-venture-developing-integrated-chips-china-s-growing-industry#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Communications Components Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Systems Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:00 +0000 848971 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation&nbsp;(SMIC)&nbsp;agreement comes as China attempts to become a more independent manufacturer of integrated chip technology. (Image courtesy of SMIC).&nbsp;</p> Chinese Firm Bids $23 Billion for Micron, Despite Unlikely U.S. Approval http://electronicdesign.com/memory/chinese-firm-bids-23-billion-micron-despite-unlikely-us-approval <div class="node-body article-body">A state-backed Chinese technology firm has submitted an informal bid of $23 billion for Micron Technology, and talks between two companies have continued despite looming political and regulatory hurdles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/chinese-firm-bids-23-billion-micron-despite-unlikely-us-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/chinese-firm-bids-23-billion-micron-despite-unlikely-us-approval#comments Hot Topics Defense Mobile Embedded Memory Microcontrollers Microprocessors Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:19:00 +0000 846671 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Micron is the last major U.S.-based manufacturer of DRAM and NAND memory chips. A successful bid would contribute greatly to China&#39;s&nbsp;growing semiconductor industry, but most analysts are skeptical that the U.S. government would approve the transaction. (Image courtesy of Micron).</p> Synergistic Tools Highlight New Microcontroller Family http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/synergistic-tools-highlight-new-microcontroller-family <div class="node-body article-body">Renesas Electronics revealed a major new hardware and software environment called the Renesas Synergy Platform that’s built around ARM Cortex microcontroller cores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/synergistic-tools-highlight-new-microcontroller-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/synergistic-tools-highlight-new-microcontroller-family#comments Automotive Hot Topics Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Microcontrollers Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:29:00 +0000 841211 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. The Renesas Synergy Platform for the IoT is built around a scalable MCU family based on ARM Cortex-M cores and modular, qualified software tools.&nbsp;</p> Multicore DSP SoC Incorporates Cortex-A5 for Connected Signal Processing http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multicore-dsp-soc-incorporates-cortex-a5-connected-signal-processing <div class="node-body article-body">Analog Devices ADSP-SC589 pairs two SHARC DSPs with an ARM Cortex-A5 to handle connected and demanding signal processing chores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multicore-dsp-soc-incorporates-cortex-a5-connected-signal-processing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multicore-dsp-soc-incorporates-cortex-a5-connected-signal-processing#comments Mobile Microcontrollers Microprocessors Analog Devices Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 841201 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>All images courtesy of Analog Devices Inc.</p> Musings from FTF 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/musings-ftf-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">This could be the last Freescale Technology Forum before the merge with NXP. There were definitely things to see.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/musings-ftf-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/musings-ftf-2015#comments Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors NXP Semiconductors Freescale alt.embedded Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:03:00 +0000 841141 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Threading FTF 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/gallery-threading-ftf-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Thread, from The Thread Group, was linking a host of Freescale boards and modules together in the Internet of Things (or Tomorrow) at the 2015 Freescale Technology Forum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/gallery-threading-ftf-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/gallery-threading-ftf-2015#comments Products Mobile Dev Tools Microcontrollers Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:07:00 +0000 841131 at http://electronicdesign.com Multidie IoT SoC Blends Micro and Memory http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multidie-iot-soc-blends-micro-and-memory <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale’s i.MX 6Dual SCM mixes an SoC with DRAM and SPI flash via a multichip carrier for a highly integrated Internet of Things (IoT) platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multidie-iot-soc-blends-micro-and-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/multidie-iot-soc-blends-micro-and-memory#comments IoT Products Mobile Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:14:00 +0000 841011 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. Freescale&rsquo;s i.MX&nbsp;6Dual&nbsp;SCM (single chip module) mixes an SoC with DRAM and SPI flash via a&nbsp;multichip&nbsp;carrier.</p>