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On Tuesday (June 19, 2012) at Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Americas, an impressive energy-efficiency killer demo was presented during the opening keynote. Showcased were the first MCUs built on the ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processors: The brand new Freescale Kinetis L series MCUs.   Kinetis L series MCUs enable engineers of Legacy 8-bit and 16-bit architectures to migrate to  32-bit platforms without increasing power consumption, raising cost, or sacrificing space. The ARM ...
StarCore technology offers fully scalable and flexible solutions at low cost, these high-performance low power programmable devices for baseband, aerospace, defense, medical and test and measurement solutions allow to get to market faster.   CodeWarrior for StarCore is based on the Eclipse platform, enabling support of eclipse community which leverages larger ecosystem, and provides a framework that combines build, debug, simulation, and analysis tools.   Definitely, creating applica ...
CodeWarrior Development Studio is one of the most robust Integrated Development Environments (IDE) in the debugging industry; allowing highly automated visual framework for complex embedded applications.   The combination of flexibility and scalability of Power Architecture technology and the broad–based community collaboration model of Power.org accelerates platform innovation by reducing development costs allowing engineers powerful, consistent, and simplified communications.   ...
By Robert Thompson   Last week, Google announced the launch and availability of Android  4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The first product that will use the new  operating system will be the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, which was  created in direct collaboration with Google to enable an optimized  hardware and software experience. Both smartphones and tablets are  expected to follow as Google recombines the OS tree to provide a unified  user experience and toolkit for ...
By Jim Trudeau   Sometimes real gems are hiding in plain sight. We are bombarded by  data, and who knows what brilliant discoveries we miss in the cacophony  of noise. A friend might point out something. “Hey, have you seen…” and  call our attention to an item. We take a look and, lo and behold, that  magic something emerges – a piece of music, an idea, a book, a tool that  fills a real need. You wonder how you lived without it, and it has ...
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Posted by squadMCU Sep 20, 2011
By Jim Trudeau   Freescale covers a lot of territory horizontally – industrial, consumer, networking, medical … the list is long. Our technological breadth and depth is immense as a result. We’re famous for it. So what? You are always right to ask, “What’s in it for me?”   Well, our technical scope serves you well. You have an orthogonal challenge to the one that we face – while we have to cover a wide area, you have to deal with one area in ...
The traditional approach to picking silicon involves data sheets; matrices of features; at best, a complex spreadsheet of all the many parts with all the many options laid out. Let’s call this the “top down” approach. You have to already be somewhat familiar with the universe of parts. Then you have to see if the part fits your need. Does it have SPI? Does it support JTAG? Can it support the touch capacitive screen your team wants? Even when it all comes together, how do you kn ...
Earlier this week a friend told us he was having hard times when installing his codewarrior on a brand new PC... "maybe he were doing something bad" you might think, but no... After a few tries (and failures), we start thinking this was related to something "else" regarding, some funny virus scan from his McAfee antivirus appeared each time:   Yesterday we found McAfee Antivirus and Code Warrior Special Edition Download forum entry and we tried its solution... now, our codewarrior inst ...
So back in November 2009 I posted an article about my starting to play around with RTOS to grow in my technical knowledge. I must confess something: I haven’t really played with MQX or others as much as I would have liked…at least not during 2010. But then something happened: Freescale’s Kinetis family of ARM microcontrollers was launched and now my worked has forced me (in a good way) to work with the MQX RTOS quite a lot more. It’s been great fun. In my self-training ...
Embedded software engineers only need to know one programming  language to get through life: C. Most embedded software projects are  written in C. So that leaves most other languages out of use (I insist,  for embedded programmers). I always wonder if I need to start learning a  new language, and if so, which one. With so many things to keep  learning about, I usually barely have time to read up on the latest  developments in the technologies I work with, so learnin ...

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