Toshiba’s ARM® Cortex®-M core based microcontrollers support Mbed™ OS

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, as a Silicon Partner of Mbed (a device management solution for IoT platforms developed by Arm Ltd), acquired the certification of Mbed OS for its microcontrollers. Two evaluation boards that integrate these microcontrollers have been released on the ARM Mbed site.

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Brazil’s Unitec licenses MIPS CPU from Imagination Technologies for a chip targeting smart cities

Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) has announced that Brazil’s Unitec Semiconductores has selected a MIPS M-class CPU as a controller in a new power management IC. It will be used in Internet of Things (IoT) smart city applications through products from Unitec Solutions, a subsidiary of Unitec Semiconductores.

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E-paper displays can power IoT applications for years with a single coin cell battery

The goal of most designers of battery-powered IoT applications is finding the lowest power microcontrollers, sensors, and wireless connectivity. Of course, code optimisation is necessary to keep power consumption to an absolute minimum, too.

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IAR Systems expands ARM tools for developers focused on the Internet of Things

IAR Systems® has announced an expansion of its wide range of supported microcontrollers (MCUs) in the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM®.

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Renesas IoT platform expands with launch of ultra-low power microcontrollers and updated Synergy software

Renesas Electronics, a supplier of semiconductor solutions, announced the expansion of its Renesas Synergy™ Platform designed to accelerate time to market, reduce total cost of ownership and remove many of the obstacles engineers face when designing devices for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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First 4G LTE Maker Modem for M2M applications, with u-blox technology

TOBY-L2, a u-blox LTE module, has been embedded in the first ever 4G LTE Maker Modem by M2M Circuits, now running a campaign on Kickstarter. The Maker Modem is the only 4G modem designed for the MakerSpace enabling direct cellular connection to single-board computers and microcontrollers for M2M applications.

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Renesas expands touch-based application possibilities for homes, offices and industry

Renesas Electronics Europe is expanding development support for touch-based home appliance, building, industrial automation, and portable medical applications with the new RX130 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs).

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Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel for US$4.6bn

Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation have announced yesterday that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately US$4.6 billion.

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Development platform 'to bring smartphone style to simple appliances', says STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics has announced availability of innovative software and associated microcontrollers that will allow simple, low-cost high-tech electronic equipment to become more compelling and easy to use

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Renesas Electronics develops Smart Analog and unveils new microprocessor 'roadmap'

Dusseldorf, October 23, 2012 – Renesas Electronics, a semiconductor systems supplier, has introduced Smart Analog, to help engineers implement sensors in embedded designs. Renesas has also unveiled a microprocessor roadmap.

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Five Arm devices support M2M segments

Atmel has added five devices to its Sam 9 Arm 926-based family of microcontrollers for applications in M2M, industrial and building control, HVAC, point-of-sale terminals, printers and medical devices, smart grid with data concentrators, and human machine interfaces.

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