• 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...
    • 15 Mar 2017

    EW day 2 blog: All about automotive

    As embedded devices become more prevalent and assume more responsibility in our daily lives, there is a need for functional safety to make sure that we are not put in danger by any faults that may occur.
    • 15 Mar 2017

    EW17 Day 1 blog: IoT security and Lego cities

    (This is a wrap up of my thoughts from day 1 of Embedded World 2017. For highlights from day 2, check out EW17 day 2 blog: All about automotive ) Guten tag from Nuremberg! The Embedded World conference and exhibition is upon us, with more than 300,000 people expected to attend over the three day event. I am sharing some of the trends and cool technology that I have seen from the show, but please feel free to share...
    • 14 Mar 2017

    EW17: Embedded products are evolving fast. Shouldn't your development tools?

    Continuous integration has (finally) arrived in mainstream embedded to do away with the integration hell, mitigating the risk of project schedule delays.
    • 13 Mar 2017

    Cypress Maker Lab - Barc Go! Barc Stop! Barc Chase Your Tail!

    [reprinted from PSoC Creator News and Information ] It's time for the finishing touches on Barc's motor control circuit. It's high time I took notice of the motor driver FLT (fault) signal and I want to add the ability to walk backwards. I started by tidying up the wiring on the breadboard. Sree was giving me some mean looks about it. Here is the neater layout with the PSoC moved closer to the driver board...
    • 10 Mar 2017

    ARM Compiler 6: Simplifying functional safety all the way to autonomous driving systems

    At one level or another, we’re all excited about smarter, more autonomous cars. Some of us want completely autonomous vehicles right now (“Home, James!”); others just want their cars do take over the drudge work, especially in traffic or cities on the daily commute. It’s coming. Expanding innovations in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving are transforming the way...
    • 9 Mar 2017

    EW17 DEMO: The future of debug

    Solving problems in an SoC is a non-trivial matter - hardware and software bugs can be time consuming to identify and fix. In a market where time to market is vital, any delay can mean the difference between product success or failure. Traditionally, designers have relied on JTAG – to debug their SoCs and optimize performance. Fig. 1 JTAG debug with DS-5 Developers face significant challenges as the product...
    • 8 Mar 2017

    Cypress Maker Lab - Barc lives!

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] Last week I verified that my hardware was working. So it's time to connect the PSoC kit to the motors and breathe a little life into the old dog! This requires a little re-wiring on the bread board. I started by connecting up the power and ground to both the motor driver and the PSoC kit, then the SLP (sleep) and FLT (fault) pins were wired to P2.3 and P2.0 respectively...
    • 8 Mar 2017

    EW17: Meet the Experts

    Thomas Edison famously said “Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. For the many developers within the ARM ecosystem that toil away developing, debugging and optimizing code to run on ARM-based technology, this is a quote that resonates. Long hours of frustration are followed by the eureka moment and feelings of euphoria, only to discover the next obstacle soon after. Oftentimes...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    EW17: What to see on the ARM booth - demos and experts

    ARM technical demonstration at Embedded World 2017
    • 3 Mar 2017

    WEBINAR: How to implement a secure IoT system on ARMv8-M

    Attacks on IoT devices are guaranteed – they will happen! Therefore, system security needs to be easy and fast to implement. With ARM's newest embedded processors – the ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 with TrustZone for ARMv8-M - developers can take advantage of hardware-enforced security. Now, system designers have the challenge to extend security throughout the whole system. Join this technical webinar...
    • 1 Mar 2017

    EW17 DEMO: How to build a robot

    You may not be able to teach a robot how to love yet, but you can teach it how to play retro arcade games. It wasn’t so long ago that robots were the preserve of Sci-Fi films and now we are approaching an era where they can interact alongside humans, assisting us with everyday tasks outside of factories where they are already widely used. We have seen huge advances in robotics and artificial intelligence in recent...
    • 22 Feb 2017

    ARM Cortex-M0 MCU set to Conquer Space

    Space electronics technology has not kept up the pace of innovation that we have seen in recent years in commercial products such as consumer handsets.
    • 18 Feb 2017

    ARM and VORAGO Technologies take space electronics to new heights

    Today, the SpaceX CRS-10 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) blasted off containing a critical piece of experimental electronics. Why is this big news? Because the experiment is controlled by an ARM-based VORAGO Technologies microcontroller designed to monitor the effect of particle strikes on chip memory
    • 17 Feb 2017

    Cypress Maker Lab - The burns have healed

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] This weekend I took the plunge and soldered some headers onto the motor board and the PSoC prototyping kit. I ended up choosing the CY8CKIT-059 for no other reason than I already had one (and had forgotten to order some more). So I was a little worried that I would burn up the chip and look a bit silly while I wait for a replacement. The device on that kit has oodles...
    • 13 Feb 2017

    ARM Microcontrollers Enable SmallSats

    in small satellite activity. Large satellites are expensive and use very expensive components; many tens of thousands of dollars for a rad-hard-by-design processor. SmallSats are still expensive (don’t expect much change from $1M) but the budget is usually difficult to stretch to using rad-hard components.
    • 9 Feb 2017

    OpenFog Consortium launches reference architecture to drive IoT innovation

    Today is the day we’ve been waiting for: The OpenFog Consortium has announced its reference architecture. You can find it here . This is the culmination of a year’s work by lots of dedicated engineers in our 55 member-organizations, which include both companies and universities. Why is the reference architecture important? It sets the framework for secure inter-operable products to be built making use of the...
    • 7 Feb 2017

    STM32 Fans Embedded World Contest

    Join our video contest: Demonstrate you belong to the STM32 Fan Community, give testimonial on your best experience with STM32! ‘’Why do I love STM32? …’’’ the challenge is open on the STM32 community until Embedded World, Wednesday March 15. You developers working on Cortex-M STM32 may enjoy the great prize: the newest Conrad 3D printer …RenkForce500 It's your turn...
    • 6 Feb 2017

    Cypress Maker Lab - Oh dear, the parts arrived

    [re-printed from PSoC Creator News and Information ] Barc, the robot dog, arrived the other day. Well Barc in pieces really. I got the car kit and the motor board and some assorted bits I do not yet know if I need. Things like a solderless breadboard and some breakable header pins (that's break-apart-able, not breakable by the way). I already have some PSoC prototyping kits which will be great for this project because...
    • 3 Feb 2017

    Creating the 'future driving experience' demo

    A look into how ARM created the 'Future driving experience' for ARM TechCon 2016 and some of the ARM technology which was hidden 'under the hood'.
    • 2 Feb 2017

    ARM technical sessions at Embedded World 2017

    Embedded World 2017 is fast approaching! Nuremberg will once again host the 15th staging of the event that brings together developers from all across the world. ARM experts will be speaking about a range of topics at the conference, from software development to IoT security to machine learning and much more. Below you can find all of the sessions we're participating in, as well as some presentations from our partners...