• 23 Jun 2017

    Efficient Embedded Design Education Kit Workshop at ASEE

    As mentioned in our last post, the ARM University Program will be at this year’s American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference to be held in Columbus, OH from 25-28 June. We will be exhibiting in Booth #629 and hosting two ...
    • 23 Jun 2017

    Basic System-on-Chip (SoC) Design Education Kit Workshop at ASEE

    The ARM University Program will have a significant presence at this year’s American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference to be held in Columbus, OH from 25-8 June. In addition to hosting a booth (#629), we are sponso...
    • 20 Jun 2017

    PSoC Creator 4.1 available now!

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] The much-anticipated 4.1 release of PSoC Creator is now available from the "Downloads" tab on the product web page and via the Cypress Update Manager. This release adds support for the new...
    • 20 Jun 2017

    Cryptographic algorithm library for the embedded world

    As a result of the growing interconnection that devices today need to guarantee, security has become a matter of importance.Segger has developed emCrypt, a professional cryptographic library for embedded processors whose purpose is to provide the "bu...
    • 16 Jun 2017

    PSoC 6 Components and PDL Drivers

    [re-printed from Cypress Developer Community by Jim Trudeau - to learn more about PSoC 6 join the Cypress PSoC 6 EAP Community ] In this article I want to go a bit deeper into the difference between using a PSoC Creator component, and u...
    • 26 May 2017

    Flight Test of a Raspberry Pi-Based Aircraft Tracker--Follow-On Flight

    Earlier this spring, I wrote about my experience building a Raspberry Pi-based Aircraft Tracker and then taking it for a test flight around the traffic pattern at Hayward Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the time, I mentioned that our wet winter in Northern California limited my ability to take it very far and really see its utility. After some wait for better weather and finishing the aircraft’s routine annual...
    • 25 May 2017

    ARM Education Media Products Now Available For Online Subscription and Purchase

    Back in October, we announced the launch of ARM Education Media - a subscription-based digital content hub offering interactive online courses and e-first textbooks. The aim of this hub is to help address the growing education/skills gap in engineeri...
    • 22 May 2017

    Cypress Maker Lab - Barc is Finally Tamed

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] Well, I finally finished my Barc project. The design is attached to this blog. I think I learned a lot. Mostly that I should never pick up another soldering iron, always use battery packs with on/off switches, and that blogging takes a lot longer than programming. More usefully I got quite efficient at tuning CapSense and have a very tidy and reliable motor control...
    • 16 May 2017

    No Protest from ARM Cortex-M0 MCU in Berkeley

    Last week we were pulling the nightshift in Cave 4B at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, using the 88-Inch Cyclotron facility to perform Heavy Ion Testing on the VA10820 ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontroller. The cyclotron generated Boron, Neon, Argon, Kryton and Xenon charged particles that were used to directly irradiate the MCU while it was operating in various modes. The same tests were conducted using the...
    • 15 May 2017

    ARM and CSNE from the University of Washington partner to develop brain-implantable chips

    The seemingly impossible medical application of a new technology to address neurodegenerative disease stands to be within reach for bi-directional brain-computer interfaces (BBCI).
    • 10 May 2017

    PSoC 6 and PDL 3.0 – Designed for Flexibility

    [re-printed from Cypress Developer Community by Jim Trudeau - to learn more about PSoC 6 join the Cypress PSoC 6 EAP Community ] The Peripheral Driver Library v3, for PSoC 6, is more than a driver library. It’s a complete software development kit. I talked about what the PDL is in Software Enablement for PSoC 6 – What to Expect . In this article I want to give you some insight into the very high level design of the...
    • 3 May 2017

    Cypress & Hackster Sensing the World Contest - Smart Home Controller

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and information by Michi Yoneda] Here's an update on one of the winners of the "Sensing the World" Contest with our partner, Hackster . Abdullah Sadiq built a Smart Home Controller using Cypress' PSoC Analog Coprocessor . The key message in this Smart Home Controller is the versatility, meaning fulfilling every possibility. This project is a proof of concept showing how the data...
    • 27 Apr 2017

    Hackster Sensing the World Contest - Aquaponics Monitoring and Control System

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information by Michiyuki Yoneda] Here's an update on one of the winners of the "Sensing the World" Contest with our partner, Hackster. Narashiman Parthasarathy built an Aquaponics Monitoring and Control System (AMACS) using Cypress' PSoC Analog Coprocessor . Firstly, to give a brief description of aquaponics, it's a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed...
    • 26 Apr 2017

    Get your hands on HiKey 960 board, a combination of the latest ARM technologies and AOSP

    April 25, 2017 will be remembered by developers as a liberation day, because it’s the day Linaro announced the HiKey 960 board from HiSilicon. This innovative board was designed to resolve one of the persistent problems they’ve been facing: access to both competitive hardware and latest operating system code.
    • 21 Apr 2017

    Avoiding the Faults That Can Occur in our Stars

    It has long been common knowledge that particle strikes can flip bits in memory arrays and disrupt code execution. This is a common event in space, is somewhat common when travelling on aircraft and will occur to a lesser but measurable extent at sea level. An Error Detection and Correction (EDAC) subsystem can be used to check for flipped bits and fix them. These systems are implemented on terrestrial safety critical...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    PerceptIn Enabled Embedded Deep Learning Inference Engine with the ARM Compute Library

    Deep learning is a rapidly evolving field in modern artificial intelligence (AI) and signal processing, with diverse applications including object detection, human identification, speech recognition, gesture tracking and so on. It is providing fantastic opportunities for innovation and business growth across the whole ARM ecosystem and in all market segments.
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Software Enablement for PSoC 6 – What to Expect

    [re-printed from Cypress Developer Community by Jim Trudeau - to learn more about PSoC 6 join the Cypress PSoC 6 EAP Community ] As a developer, working on new hardware is pretty common. The product team says “We’re going to use X in the next version.” About the first question on your mind when this happens is, “How do I write software for this platform?” Let me give you a quick peek into what’s coming for...
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Introducing PSoC 6: Purpose-built MCU Architecture for the IoT

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] If you were following Cypress news for the few weeks, I’m sure you saw some interesting and exciting announcements…in between reading my posts about Barc: My Cypress Maker Lab Project . Take a look at the below to learn more and join us in the PSoC 6 Early Adopter Program to continue learning more. Here it is…Cypress’ PSoC 6 MCU Architecture … At the heart of...
    • 13 Apr 2017

    MYIR Released the Ultra Low-cost MYS-6ULX Single Board Computer

    MYIR has released its high-performance, cost-effective NXP i.MX 6UltraLite / 6ULL based ARM Cortex-A7 single board computer MYS-6ULX , especially designed to target Industry 4.0 (Industrie 4.0) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Measuring only 70mm by 55mm, the MYS-6ULX has DDR3, Nand Flash, USB, Ethernet, TF, LCD and more other core components and peripheral interfaces integrated on the tiny board. Furthermore...
    • 31 Mar 2017

    Just one word...Plastics

    Electronics packaging technology has moved on a bit since that classic line about ‘plastics’ was delivered in The Graduate movie, 50 years ago. Plastic packages are now capable of operating comfortably at 200˚C and there is a now a willingness from some engineers to fly them in space. When the VA10820 rad-hard ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller was launched early in 2016, it was available in a ceramic package or in die form...
    • 27 Mar 2017

    ARM University Program launches Embedded Linux Education Kit

    Today, we announced the launch of the ninth and latest Education Kit from the ARM University Program: the Embedded Linux Education Kit.
    • 23 Mar 2017

    Cypress Maker Lab - Barc gets a nose

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] If you read my last post about Barc you will know that I was feeling pretty confident prior to the Embedded World show. All I needed to do was add some CapSense proximity loops (a.k.a. wires) to the robot, tune the CapSense sensors, and add a simple firmware state machine to move the robot based on which sensor notices a nearby hand. Simple! And, for the most part...
    • 22 Mar 2017

    Theremin with Cypress' PSoC Analog Coprocessor!

    [reprinted from PSoC Creator News and Information ] Cypress's PSoC Analog Coprocessor MCU has been used to create a Theremin instrument! This project was developed by Tom Minnich , who is an excellent maker in the Hackster.io community. So what is a theremin? A theremin is an electronic musical instrument that does not require direct physical contact on the instrument, it uses proximity sensors to detect a nearby...
    • 22 Mar 2017

    Optimizing Power Consumption on Your Cortex-M0 Design

    Many of the engineers that are working on designs using the ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller care deeply about power consumption. This is particularly true for designers who use the VORAGO Technologies VA108x0, since it is a go-to choice for applications such as downhole drilling and small satellites (battery-powered and solar-powered respectively). VORAGO Technologies specialize in ARM microcontrollers for extreme environments...
    • 16 Mar 2017

    EW17 day 3 blog: The evolution of embedded computing

    (This is a wrap up of my thoughts from day 3 of Embedded World 2017. For highlights from day 1 and 2, check out EW17 day 1 blog: IoT security and Lego cities and EW17 day 2 blog: All about automotive ) One of the things that has struck me walking around the halls of Nuremberg Messe this week is that the classic definition of ‘embedded computing’ needs to be updated as the market has evolved significantly over the...