An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release SMSIS-DSP library of signal-processing algorithms from ARM, which we summarised at the time by saying "ARM has released Version 2.0 of the ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), a vendor-independent hardware abstraction layer containing extensions for the Cortex-M4 processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Ambient-light sensor suited for tablet PCs from Maxim Integrated Products: "The MAX9635 is ideally suited for tablet and notebook PCs, smartphones, TVs, digital lighting-management systems and light-intensity-monitoring applications. ".
In December 2010, we covered the news from NXP Semiconductors - take a look at Microcontrollers designed for multi-applications which says: "NXP Semiconductors has launched the SmartMX2, a range of secure microcontrollers designed for applications such as e-government, banking, pay TV, mobile transactions and public transport. ".
Take a look also at the news release from MSC Vertriebs, Motor control demonstration kit for drive systems , as well as C-to-FPGA compiler supports Pico M-series modules from Impulse Accelerated Technologies, and Wireless base station SoC with multi-core DSP from Texas Instruments.
High-g acceleration sensors for car airbags (November 2010)
STMicroelectronics's range of acceleration sensors for advanced airbag systems can detect rapid deceleration of the vehicle during a crash and send instant information to the airbag control unit.
IR receiver designed for multimedia applications (November 2010)
Everlight Electronics has launched an IR product range designated the IRM series, designed for applications in multimedia such as TFT screens, DVD players and home theatre systems.
Freescale MCUs target automotive applications (November 2010)
Freescale Semiconductor's next-generation 32-bit MCUs are designed specifically for automotive applications.
Pressure sensor helps optimise water levels (November 2010)
The Sinus pressure sensor, which is now available from Marquardt Mechatronik, has been especially developed for household appliances, but can be used in many other applications.
LPC4000 enables DSP/MCU application development (November 2010)
The LPC4000 range enables customers to develop applications such as motor control, power management, industrial automation, robotics, medical, automotive accessories and embedded audio.
Oscilloscopes ideal for research and development (September 2010)
Wavemaster 8Zi-A digital oscilloscopes are ideal for research and development applications, especially in the optical market for high-speed next-generation long-haul optical network development.
Software development tools enable DSP programming (September 2010)
ARM, Linux and system developers can now leverage the real-time, intensive signal processing power of the TMS320C6000 DSP in TI's integrated floating- and fixed-point DSP + ARM processors.
Processor targets industrial and medical devices (September 2010)
Analog Devices has introduced the Blackfin ADSP-BF592, which is said to make integrating high-performance digital signal processing practical for power-constrained and small form-factor applications.
DSP algorithms offer communications solutions
Kane Computing has recently signed a distribution agreement to represent the portfolio of DSP algorithms, chips and solutions from Adaptive Digital Technologies in the UK and Ireland.
DSP algorithms provide voice and fax logging
New algorithms provide a highly compact integrated voice and fax logging solution for the TI C54x DSP platform.
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