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Would you like a guide to several new microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M series of processor cores?

Alban Rampon has just published a guide to many new developments surrounding the ARM Cortex-M series of microcontroller cores. The guide includes a discussion of Freescale Kinetis L microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core; discussions of microcontrollers based on … Continue reading

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Free Webinar on using Freescale Kinetis L series microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M0+ core. September 12. Hurry!

You have a little more than a day to register for the free Freescale Webinar on using the company’s Kinetis L microcontrollers based on the relatively new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core. These are relatively new microcontrollers, just rolling out now, … Continue reading

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Great Googlie Mooglies! Kickstarter funds Arduino work-alike based on Freescale Kinetis K microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4)

Kickstarter, a funding force of nature in the cyberscape, is funding the small-scale production of an Arduino-like development board based on a Freescale Kinetis K microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M4 processor core inside). More than 500 backers have pledged nearly $23,000 $31,000 … Continue reading

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Whether or not you’re using their devices, you might want to get this CriticalBlue embedded multicore software training, courtesy of Freescale

For $99—breakfast, lunch, and hardware included—you can get a day’s worth of exposure to CriticalBlue’s approach to embedded multicore software development. According to Microprocessor Report, CriticalBlue’s Prism is “a code-analysis tool that helps developers extract thread-level and system-level parallelism from … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Freescale pits Kinetis L microcontroller against parts from Microchip, TI, and Renesas. Guess who wins the low-power derby?

I’ve written a lot this week about the low-power Kinetis L microcontroller from Freescale, a low-power, mixed-signal IC design now shipping in alpha silicon. I have just found this new Freescale video, which was probably shot at this week’s Freescale … Continue reading

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The Freescale Kinetis L microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core: But what do they do???

A couple of days ago, I wrote that Freescale had announced that it was shipping alpha samples of its new Kinetis L microcontroller, which is based on the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core. (See “Freescale starts sampling $0.49 Kinetis L … Continue reading

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Freescale starts sampling $0.49 Kinetis L microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core

There are two major reasons for reading this blog post: A 32-bit microcontroller that sells for as little as $0.49 in 10K quantities and consumes 50µA/MHz A $12.95 development board to be available late in September These are two of … Continue reading

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3 disruptive embedded hardware/software trends from Michael Barr

Michael Barr was the Editor in Chief of Embedded Systems Programming magazine for several years; he has stayed connected to the wider world of embedded system development; and he’s definitely got an informed perspective on embedded development. Barr published a … Continue reading

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Free Webinar on ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core for ASIC developers and software developers

Last week at Design West in San Jose, Freescale demonstrated the first silicon realization of the low-power ARM Cortex-M0+ 32-bit RISC processor core in an engineering sample of the company’s brand-new Kinetis L microcontroller. (See “Freescale demonstrates first-pass Kinetis L … Continue reading

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Need an ARM-based 32-bit microcontroller? There’s more than a few full houses on offer.

When 17 microcontroller vendors pick your processor architecture, you have a right to sing “Something’s happening here.” Alban Rampon of ARM just published a blog entry titled “ARM Cortex-M—How could you choose your microcontroller?” This blog entry lists 17 semiconductor … Continue reading

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Friday Video (early): Hungry for more details of the Freescale i.MX6 with four ARM Cortex-A9 processors? Thought so. Here’s a 17-minute video with tons of technical details.

This video showing the Freescale quad-core i.MX6 SoC was posted by on http://www.engadget.com by Christopher Trout. (See previous EDA360 Insider blog “Freescale’s Multimedia Group mobilizing ARM Cortex-A15 for an imminent IC, demonstrates quad-core i.MX6 based on ARM Cortex-A9”) In 17 … Continue reading

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