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Show Review Embedded World 2012 New mini battery Embedded technologies standardisation group formed

A credit card sized rechargeable battery was launched by Accutronics. The new smart batteries are ideal for high-tech portable applications including tele- healthcare devices, test and measure- ment equipment and for wearable computer devices.

The CC2300 and CC3800 credit card batteries have been developed in response to OEM demand for a short lead time, compact and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery solution for portable devices. The products feature 3.7V Lithium ion cell technology coupled with an imped- ance tracking fuel gauge, an active protection system, and a compact connector, all contained in a package with a footprint identical to that of a credit card. Regulatory approval is simplified as both batteries are CE marked and have been tested to IEC62133 (safety) and UN38.3 (transportation) standard. Both batteries are supplied with com-

prehensive technical back-up and a number of useful accessories, which enable the OEM designer to easily inte- grate the battery into the device system. Accutronics

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A Standardisation Group for Embedded Technologies ('SGET') has been announced. Embedded computer manufacturers, Advantech, congatec, Data Modul, Kontron, MSC, SECO, are among the founding members. The group will focus on devel- oping and maintaining embedded

computing specifications which will be applicable worldwide, in order to promote new embedded technology standardisations to meet market requirements. With the founding of this group, a globally-operating, man- ufacturer-independent consor- tium has been created, which is in a position to react to the accel- erated speed of technological progress and changing market demands quickly and flexibly. The founding members of the group anticipate that more than one hundred ventures worldwide will join the group within a year -

underlining the great need for improvement in market orienta- tion and fast specification imple- mentation.

Other companies and institu- tions working in the area of embedded computing are invited to join the new group for embed- ded technologies. In particular, the SGET welcomes embedded computer manufacturers on board- and system-level, research and educational institutions as well as embedded system inte- grators, OEM solution providers and industrial end-users. SGET:

Enter 210 Highly integrated embedded solution design ideas

A large selection of design ideas for embedded applications were presented by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Product highlights in the areas of Green Power/Energy Management and Signal Chain were shown by the company. Among these were: fully inte- grated analogue front-end ICs for G3-Powerline Commu -

Mini Computer-on-Module release

provides up to twice the graphics power, up to 28 percent higher processor performance and processor thermal design power (TDP) which is cut in half as compared to second generation Intel Atom processors.

Kontron announced what it claims as “the world's first” COM Express mini Computer-on- Module with Dual-Core processing. The Kontron COMe-mCT10 is the latest addition to the com- pany’s family of formerly named nanoETXexpress modules. It is based on the next-generation Intel Atom processors N2600, N2800 and D2700.

The PICMG COM Express Type 10 pin-out Computer-on-Module


The device is credit card sized so is ideal for developers of small devices who want to take advan- tage of the high-level of standard- isation and scalability of the COM Express standard.

The COMe-mCT10 with Intel Dual core processor performance are well-suited for handheld mobile embedded systems, as well as small portable, in-vehicle or stationary devices such as POS/POI, infotainment, digital signage, gaming and medical. Kontron

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nications in noisy industrial environments; a space-saving 10W H-bridge transformer driver for isolated power supply designs; a compact energy harvesting solution said to be the first IC to integrate power-management functions for ambient energy harvesting as well as for charging and protecting micro-energy cells. The company also presented what it claims as the “industry's smallest”, full-featured solution supporting connectivity with sensors and actuators using the efficient and future-oriented IO- Link protocol.

The company also introduced an innovative solution in the area of ‘embedded security’ and a DAC that it claims as “the indus- try’s lowest power” 14 and 16 bit precision DACs, which accept a wide supply voltage range of 2.7V to 5.25V.

The company also unveiled a member of a new family of high- efficiency step-down regulators with integrated power switches, operating from 2.7V to 5.5V and delivering up to 18A of output current in an extremely small package size.

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New in-circuit debugging probe

IAR Systems has introduced the first device in a new portfolio of integrated in- circuit debugging probes. The I-jet inte- grates seamlessly into the company’s Embedded Workbench IDE to improve system debugging. It offers support for microcontrollers based on ARM7b, ARM9b, ARM11b, ARMB. Cortexb-M, ARM Cortex-R4, and ARM Cortex-A5/A8/A9 cores. The solution offers automatic core

recognition, and direct download into the flash memory of most popular microcon- trollers. It has the capability of measuring target power consumption with a high degree of accuracy.

The platform offers download speeds of up to 1MB per second, JTAG and Serial Wire Debug (SWD) clocking at up to 35MHz, and Serial Wire Output (SWO) frequencies of up to 100MHz. It can supply the target boards with power and is entirely powered by USB. The Serial Wire Viewer (SWV) is supported using the UART and Manchester encoding modes. B Embedded Trace Buffer (ETB) and JTAG adaptive clocking are supported and all JTAG signals can be monitored. The new in-circuit debugging probe will be available in April, and is delivered with access to the company’s Systemsb. This launch is the first in a series of new integrated in-circuit debugging probes, targeted for simplified, seamless, and more flexible development workflows. IAR Systems

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