microcontroller

September 12, 2017

MCU benchmark homes in on peripheral power

EEMBC has released a benchmark and initial results that analyze peripheral performance on microcontrollers.
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May 25, 2016

ECC crypto code and core aim for home automation

Oberon Microsystems has ported a set of low-overhead cryptographic codes suitable for Apple's HomeKit to the Cortus APS3RP 32bit processor core.
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February 25, 2016

Security focus for Embedded World

Security took center stage at the Embedded World show in Nürnberg this week, with a number of vendors launching software intended to help protect against hacks.
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February 23, 2016

ARM aims at low-end compute with 32bit Cortex-A

ARM has gone back to the 32bit realm for its latest Cortex-A processor core, aiming the device at a new generation of low-cost platforms inspired by the success of the Raspberry Pi as well as wearables.
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June 7, 2015

CAST and SoC Solutions partner for IoT platforms

CAST and SoC Solutions have teamed up to put together pre-integrated platforms, with designs that reach down into the 8bit space.
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May 7, 2015

EEMBC starts work on IoT-node power benchmark

Benchmarking organization EEMBC has kicked off an effort to develop a set of performance tests for edge nodes for the Internet of Things (IoT).
April 22, 2015

Fusion core targets voice-activated devices

Cadence has launched a processor core aimed at ‘always on’ signal-processing applications such as voice detection and recognition for wearables.
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March 24, 2015

TI uses Cortex-M4F to provide low-power 32bit upgrade for MSP430

Texas Instruments has launched a family of ARM-based microcontrollers intended to act as a migration path from its low-energy 16bit MSP430 series, developing its own flash-capable 90nm process to implement them.
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February 26, 2015

EEMBC launches expanded benchmark suite

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) has released a benchmark suite aimed at applications processors and higher-performance microcontrollers with floating-point units.
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January 19, 2015

Ambiq uses subthreshold techniques to cut power on ARM MCUs

Research by the University of Michigan into subthreshold circuit design has led to spinoff company Ambiq Micro creating a family of microcontrollers that it claims provide an ARM Cortex-M4F with power consumption at levels normally associated with an M0+.

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