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A real-life Star Trek communicator for $99 (via OnBeep) OnBeep is a San Francisco start-up company that recently unveiled its Onyx communicator to technocrats in New York, sparking buzz. OnBeep is only one year old, but they raised $6.25 million in early 2014 to develop their Onyx device: something that lets you communicate with groups of people at the touch of a button.   The working, finished product was only unveiled early last month, but Business Insider, CNN, Forbes, and Wired a ...
Hello Everyone!  Just trying to network a little bit, on my breaks...   So, my team has developed some cool products that are actually being utilized out there in the market.   EISS™ Virtual Top Node Server           http://energy.ipkeys.com/products/autodr/eiss/     EISSBox - OpenADR 2.0b Certified Virtual End Node          http://energy.ipkeys.com/products/autodr/eissbox-ven ...
This article was first issued on embedded beat (Freescale blogs)   A mixed environment system is one where a multicore system runs a combination of a real-time operating system and a feature-rich operating system.  It’s not a new concept, and there are many examples of products in the industry today, particularly in automotive and high-end industrial. These devices are feature-rich and highly user-interactive, but must respond quickly and reliably to system level events that are ...
This article was first published on embedded beat (Freescale blogs)   Some of the Kinetis MCUs are designed to provide industry-leading new technologies, others are optimized to solve specific problems, while others are just designed to appeal to the biggest number of engineers and please everyone.   What type of Kinetis MCU are you most like?   Take this short Kinetis MCU Personality Quiz to find out!   Kathleen Jachimiak is a Kinetis MCU product marketer. ...
This article was first published on embedded beat (Freescale blogs)   It’s not just about performance and integration, the ARM Cortex-M4 based Kinetis K Series brings world class low-power modes and a comprehensive set of development tools and software, helping you save precious time and resources.   If you haven’t noticed, the Kinetis portfolio is vast – from general embedded, to ultra-low power, to a wide range of application specific MCUs.  As for the Kineti ...
This article was first issued on Freescale embedded beat blogs (http://blogs.freescale.com) by Kathleen Jachimiak, product marketing manager for Kinetis microcontrollers.   Remember playing with Rubik’s cubes back in t he 1980s? 2014 actually marks the 40th birthday of this 3D puzzle. It is a simple cube in which each side is made up of nine colored mini-cubes with an objective to somehow rotate it in exactly the correct way so that each side would be one solid color. They provid ...
This article was first published on Embedded Beat (oct. 2014) by Donnie Garcia, Freescale Kinetis New Products Team     I don’t have a home security system, but my second hand experience from family and friends is that they can be a real hassle. In addition to the cost of the system and having it physically installed, there are constant headaches with remembering to set the alarm, false alarms, and having to remember yet another password. When deciding to bring such a device i ...

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