Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

General Micro Systems to Showcase Rugged COTS C4ISR Systems at Upcoming 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting

October 12, 2015

25 Years after the DoD’s endorsement of COTS, rugged systems need to focus on SWaP-E: “E” for efficiency in performance, price and I/O density. At AUSA 2015, GMS will showcase over a dozen COTS-ready systems for deployment in new and legacy upgrade C4ISR programs. Shown at the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, GMS Booth #2519  • A 65-inch "Mission Command Surface", rugged... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Microprocessors support IoT and wearable applications.

September 18, 2015

Featuring ARM NEON™ engine, Atmel | SMART SAMA5D2 Series provides 500 MHz and 166 MHz of system clocking. Devices deliver sub 200 µA in retention mode with context preserved, 30 µs ultra-fast wake-up and backup mode with DDR in self-refresh at only 50 µA. Memory system includes configurable 16- or 32-bit DDR interface controller, 16-bit external bus interface, QSPI Flash interface, ROM with secure and non-secure boot solution, 128 KB of SRAM plus 128 KB of L2Cache configurable as SRAM extension. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Motion Module combines co-processor with motion sensors.

February 27, 2015

Measuring 17 x 17 mm, self-calibrating MM7150 Motion Module combines SSC7150 motion co-processor with 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope. Co-processor is pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which intelligently filter, compensate, and combine raw sensor data to provide accurate position and orientation information. With I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/IoT applications can tap into module's motion and position data. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Software

Popular Development Tools from IAR Systems Support Complete Atmel | SMART MCU and MPU Portfolio

November 18, 2014

With Over 1,400 Example Projects Supporting Atmel's Broad Portfolio of MCUs and MPUs, IAR Embedded Workbench Enables Developers to Bring Their Atmel Designs Faster Time to Market SAN JOSE, Calif. – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, and IAR Systems®, the world-leading provider of development tools for embedded... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics, Green & Clean

Microprocessor Units support 720p video playback.

October 10, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor, Atmel® SMART™ SAMA5D4 Series offers H264, VP8, and MPEG4 720p video playback capability at 30 fps. Devices leverage ARM® TrustZone technology to protect system against counterfeiting and allow safe storage of critical data. Featuring ARM NEON™ engine for accelerated signal processing for multimedia and graphics, SAMA5D4 Series runs up to 528 MHz and includes 720p hardware video decoder, along with 128 kB L2 cache. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Processor-Based MPU combines power, energy efficiency.

November 5, 2013

Promoting processing power, SAMA5D3 delivers up to 850 DMIPS at 536 MHz while offering 1,328 MBps at 166 MHz bus speed. Power consumption is <150 mW in active mode at max speed and <0.5 mW in low-power mode for consumer battery-powered applications. For wearable/portable computing and medical applications, fine-pitch 12 x 12 mm BGA324 0.5 mm ball pitch package is available. Solution also includes UIs for home automation and control panels. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics, Green & Clean

STMicroelectronics Powers Advanced Generation of Smart IPTV Set-Top Boxes from NTT Plala

April 26, 2013

The world’s highest performance set-top box SoC chosen for an advanced, high-end Android-based IPTV product Geneva, April 22, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of set-top box (STB) ICs, has revealed that its Orly system-on-chip (SoC) is powering a new generation of... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Software

ARM Keil RTX RTOS with Power-Saving 'Tickless' Mode for EFM32

April 18, 2013

The free Keil RTX real-time operating system, optimised for ARM Cortex-M devices, is now available in Energy Micro's Simplicity Studio tool suite with additional ultra-low power mode Oslo, Norway – Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, announces the immediate availability of the Keil RTX real-time operating system (RTOS) as part of its Simplicity Studio tool... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Microprocessor Unit serves embedded industrial applications.

February 11, 2013

Supplied in 324-ball BGA package, SAMA5D3 series is based on ARM® Cortex™-A5 core and uses 65 nm low-power process technology to deliver up to 850 DMIPS at 536 MHz while offering 1,328 MBps at 166 MHz bus speed. FPU provides additional processing power for image, audio, and sensor data. Consuming under 200 mW in active mode at max speed and below 0.5 mW in low-power mode when retaining context and offering fast wake-up, MPU delivers diverse peripheral set and security capabilities. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Aerospace Microprocessor can be reconfigured on-the-fly.

July 20, 2012

Radiation-hardened Atmel ATF697FF offers on-the-fly reconfiguration that lets users make on-going design modifications - specification updates, in-flight adjustments during trial flights, and post-launch alterations - to satellites. Integrating AT697F SPARC V8 RAD Hard processor, RAD Hard ATF280F SRAM-based FPGA, and internal PCI link, low power (down to 0.7 W) single multichip module (MCM) solution solution runs at up to 100 MHz and helps engineers reduce space on PCB. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Touch Controller comes in discrete chipset form.

February 9, 2012

Available in 32, 64, and 128 channel versions, Model ZXY100 covers full range of screen sizes from 5-82 in. Device consists of 32-bit microprocessor with ARM® core, preloaded with Projected Capacitive Technology firmware, and ASIC-based analog front end. With firmware's boot loader function, users can upload software updates as they become available. Chipset offers native Windows 7 support, including dual touch, to cover core gesture recognition functions. Read More

Robotics, Transportation Industry Products

Ignition Control Modules feature MPU-based design.

December 16, 2011

Comprised of intelligent direct spark and intermittent pilot ignition control modules, Series 5X is designed for commercial, residential, and industrial systems. Internal circuitry monitors system gas valve, wiring, and igniter while automatically shutting down system in case of failed or shorted circuit. MPU-based design provides software control of all timing options, igniter control, gas valve operation, flame sensing along, and safety shutoff/lockout operation. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Microprocessors include industrial communication protocols.

November 30, 2011

Delivering power dissipation below 7 mW, Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessors include programmable real-time unit on-chip interface, enabling real-time industrial communications capability to support protocols such as EtherCAT®, Ethernet/IP, PROFIBUS®, PROFINET®, POWERLINK, and SERCOS III. Devices also include on-chip CAN, ADC, USB + PHY, and 2-port Gigabit Ethernet with IEEE1588 for network connectivity as well as connection to sensors, actuators, and motor control. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Microprocessors enable low-power, high-performance designs.

November 10, 2011

Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 microprocessors with NEON at up to 720 MHz consume as little as 7 mW of power while providing developers with 3D graphics capabilities, touch screen controller, and peripherals on one chip. Power management options help keep power levels as low as 700 mW in active mode, while integration provides CAN, 2-port Gbe switch, Dual USB + PHYs, LPDDR1/DDR2/DDR3, PRU, ADC, and cryptographic acceleration. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics, Green & Clean

Low-Voltage 32-Bit MPU SoC serves medical, WSN, mobile fields.

October 14, 2011

Implemented in 65 nm CMOS process, ST-MIT voltage-scalable microprocessor SoC suits applications with limited power budget and time-varying processing loads. Power consumption is 10.2 pJ/cycle at 0.54 V, and SRAM memory cells can operate at 0.4 V. Memory-access power consumption is further reduced via latch-based instruction and data caches at first level of hierarchy. Additional features include on-chip ULP clock generation, analog-to-digital conversion, and peripherals. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

ARM® Core-Based Processors include UI development software.

July 27, 2011

Integrating Mentor® Embedded Inflexion(TM) User Interface software, SPEAr Processors enable implementation of dynamic 2D and 3D UIs for product differentiation in embedded control applications. Microprocessors combine one or two ARM926 processor cores and Dual Cortex A9 cores with memory interfaces and set of IP blocks delivering connectivity, communication, and A/V functions. Applications range from wireless access devices, printers, and security systems to medical and diagnostic equipment. Read More


Embedded Microprocessor offers advanced multimedia capabilities.

May 9, 2011

Manufactured in 55 nm HCMOS process technology, SPEAr1340 integrates ARM Mali 200 graphics processing unit, as well as hardware video encoder and decoder supporting major compression standards, with video resolution up to 1080p and 30 fps. Dual ARM Cortex-9 processors support fully symmetric and asymmetric operations at speeds of 600 MHz/core. With I2S and S/PDIF interfaces, SPEAr1340 provides audio capabilities, handling up to 7.1 surround-sound configurations in input and output paths. Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

MPU Development Board facilitates ARM microprocessor design.

December 17, 2010

Offering PoE and CAN bus interfaces, CraneBoard provides open source PCB and alternative development option for Texas Instruments' (TI) 600 MHz AM35x Sitara(TM) ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 MPUs. Numerous integrated peripherals are included along with flexible power options such as power-over-DC wall adapter, PoE, and USB. Also, expansion port allows added functionality for LCD panel along with wireless and audio capabilities. JTAG enables communication with numerous devices. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Robotics

Microprocessor IC acts as single-chip PROFIBUS solution.

November 30, 2010

Comprised of single-chip ARM9(TM) solution with PROFIBUS® interface, AM1810 Sitara(TM) ARM® MPU connects PROFIBUS interface directly to RS-485 transceiver and thereby eliminates need for external PROFIBUS, ASIC, or FPGA. PROFIBUS real-time frame handler is implemented utilizing Programmable Real-Time Unit, which can run up to 12 MBaud PROFIBUS decentralized peripherals communication. Suited for industrial applications such as PLCs and HMIs, product also offers multiple memory options. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics

DSP + Microprocessor Platform delivers 1.5 GHz performance.

October 22, 2010

Integra(TM) DSP + ARM® processors C6A8168 and C6A8167 integrate TMS320C674x floating- and fixed-point DSP and ARM Cortex(TM)-A8 processor on one chip along with several peripherals: PCIe Gen2, SATA 2.0, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and dual DDR2/DDR3 interfaces. While DSP is dedicated to handling intensive signal processing needs, complex math functions, and image processing algorithms, ARM is available for GUIs, network connectivity, system control, and application processing under multiple OSs. Read More