Debug Tool For Windows Embedded Compact 2013 



Software application developers focused on the still-emerging Internet of Things embedded space may be interested to know that Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debugger now supports Windows Embedded Compact 2013. As a streamlined and componentized device operating system offering support for x86 and ARM architectures and a successor to Compact 7, Windows Embedded Compact 2013 has been available for a couple of months …

Sonics’ New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented

TOKYO — Sonics Inc., a vendor of on-chip interconnect technology based in Milpitas, Calif., has developed a new hardware-based IP block, a so-called “Intelligent Power Controller,” intended to help chip designers develop low-power SoCs. The technology is designed to deliver power savings by the intelligent control of power to cores. The ability to keep cores switched off for longer periods …

Spansion to Launch HyperBus I/F for Automotive

TOKYO — Spansion Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has developed a new bus Interface called HyberBus, targeting embedded systems, such as automotive instrument clusters, that demand “instant-on” and an “interactive graphical user interface.” The company claims its proprietary interface offers low latency, high read throughput, and low pin-count. The HyperBus interface is available for licensing from Spansion. Spansion also announced that it …

Power Tip 68: Pick the Right Turns Ratio for a Fly-Buck Converter

Sometimes you are faced with a need for a simple, low-power isolated output voltage from a wide-ranging input source. Regulation may not be important, but cost and board area may be. A good solution to these requirements is a Fly-Buck power supply, which is simply a buck regulator with a coupled-winding. Regulation is achieved by rectifying the secondary winding of …