Texas Instruments (TI) rolled out the Stellaris 13.56 MHz RFID Wireless Kit ($99), Stellaris 2.4 GHz SimpliciTI Wireless Kit ($125), and Stellaris ZigBee Networking Kit ($249). The kits are based on the Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCU). The Stellaris kits include software and reference design solutions for adding RFID, low-power RF and ZigBee capabilities to designs. The three wireless desing kits are available for order now. The Stellaris EM2 Expansion Board is also available for $39.
Jungo published a new white paper this week. It’s titled, “Integrating Bluetooth Capability into Your Design.” The technical paper examines the increasingly ubiquitous role of bluetooth in short-range wireless data transfer and describes how the complexity of the protocol could pose a significant learning and development curve for device manufacturers.
The Kozio kDiagnostics Design Suite for the Blaze Mobile Development Platform (MDP) is available now for a 30-day free trial. Texas Instruments used kDiagnostics Design Suite to wake-up, test, and manufacture the Blaze. The kDiagnostics Design Suite helps engineers explore and understand the Blaze MDP, verify that it is performing properly and access and control its low-level hardware and high-level functionality. Developers can use Kozio kDiagnostics Design Suite to run diagnostic tests on their hardware using an intuitive graphical user interface.
Imec announced a cognitive baseband radio (COBRA) architecture for 4G applications requiring up to 1Gbit/s throughput and multiple asynchronous concurrent streams (such as simultaneous digital broadcasting reception and high-speed internet access). COBRA is a low-cost, flexible architecture that is ideal for wireless communication where terminals give users ubiquitous broadband access to a multitude of services.
National Instruments announced the NI WLAN Measurement Suite 2.0 for IEEE 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) testing. The NI WLAN Measurement Suite 2.0 includes enhanced software toolkits for IEEE 802.11n WLAN signal generation and analysis. The suite integrates with NI 6.6 GHz PXI Express multichannel RF signal generators and analyzers to deliver true, phase-coherent multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) RF measurements required for IEEE 802.11n WLAN testing. The NI WLAN Measurement Suite for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n is priced at $5,999 (euro 5,499; 840,000 yen).
PrismTech introduced the Spectra DTP4500 development and test platform for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) developers. Spectra DTP4500 is designed to enable SDR developers to work with the high performance, low-power consumption OMAP 35x processor (with both GPP and DSP CPUs), to support embedded small-form-factor wireless systems. First deliveries of Spectra DTP4500 are planned for June 2010.
The Symbian Foundation introduced the Symbian^3 (S^3) platform. S^3 is expected to be “feature complete” by the end of the first quarter and the release will include significant usability and interface advances, faster networking, acceleration for 2D and 3D graphics in games and applications, HDMI support (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), music store integration, an improved user interface with easier navigation and multi-touch gesture support, a feature-rich homescreen, and the ability to run even more applications simultaneously.
Trusted Logic has added new features to their Trusted NFC software platform. Major enhancements in security and application framework are specifically designed for the Google Android operating system. Trusted NFC is a complete software platform enabling mobile phone applications to use Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity. It provides simple interfaces for developing applications for the various application frameworks of the mobile Operating Systems.
Adaptive Digital Technologies introduced the AnVoip and AnVoice VoIP voice engine software for Google Android software stack for mobile devices. The fielded algorithms are provided as off-the-shelf algorithm sets, integration-ready for quick inclusion into an Android application. The VoIP voice engine components, anVoip, and anVoice are packaged to supply either basic or enhanced voice capability to the Android-powered device. Algorithms may be added a-la-carte per a customer’s requirements. Custom application development by Adaptive Digital is also available.
FFE Software introduced FirstSQL/J Embedded Mobile Edition, Version 3.20. The Embedded Mobile Edition is a full featured Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), supporting JME and suitable for other embedded configurations. Version 3.20 offers significant performance improvements, additional persistent storage capability, enhanced SQL92 compliance, and full Unicode support. FirstSQL/J Embedded Mobile is an ideal database management system for embedded and mobile applications.