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Microchip and Cymbet Release Energy Harvesting Dev Kit   July 21, 2010

The Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit uses Microchip's eXtreme Low Power MCUs; enables developers to build and test solar energy harvesting applications without designing any hardware.More>>

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HF RFID Development Kit from Proxima RF   July 5, 2010

The DVK90129 development kit from Proxima RF Technology Corp., Cheyenne, WY, allows you to experiment with Melexis' MLX90129 RFID-enabled sensor transponder that has an onboard antenna and that may be used as an inexpensive data logger.More>>

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Wireless Transceivers from Microchip Technology   July 5, 2010

The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A from Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler, AZ, are transceiver modules that are designed to accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and of obtaining agency certification.More>>

Wind River Adds Support for Microsoft Windows XP   June 22, 2010

Wind River's Hypervisor embedded virtualization software will support Windows XP as a guest OS.More>>

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Automotive Airbag Products from Freescale   June 20, 2010

Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX, offers an inertial satellite sensor family and mixed signal analog IC for advanced airbag systems that use the emerging Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) protocol as well as an ECU inertial sensor family.More>>

Freescale Launches Microcontrollers for Smart Meters   May 25, 2010

The embedded leader introduces electricity, water, and gas metering technology to help detect fraud, save energy and reduce costs.More>>

Mentor Graphics and NetLogic Microsystems Collaborate   May 20, 2010

Under the agreement, Mentor Graphics will provide its Linux technology on NetLogic multicore, multithreaded processors.More>>

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RFID Sensor, Data Logger from IDS Microchip   May 16, 2010

The IDS-SL900A from IDS Microchip, Wollerau, Switzerland, is a single-chip device based on the EPC Gen2 RFID standard that can automatically track, monitor, time-stamp, and record temperature, pressure, humidity, light, sound, and other information about any goods in supply chain or cold-chain...More>>

The Instrumentation Cloud Brings Web-Centric Operation to Sensors   May 1, 2010

Combining RFID, analog signal conditioning, and sensors enables you to shift data analysis, monitoring, and control into the cloud.More>>

Dust Networks Announces IEEE 802.15.4 SoC   April 29, 2010

The ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based chip sets a new benchmark for ultra-low power wireless sensor network performance.More>>