HIO Project Underway

HABEY USA, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer and a Freescale Connect Partner, announces The HIO Project, an open hardware project to enable developers and users to have access to an affordable Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 Processor based open architecture platform.   The core component of the HIO Project is the HIO Mainboard, model…

TI Extends Small Packaging to MSP430 MCUs

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded the availability of tiny package sizes to several new families of ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs). This enables the design of smaller products with TI’s ultra-low-power FRAM-based MSP430FR5738 and Flash-based MSP430F51x2 MCUs in wafer-level chip scale packages (WLCSP) as small as 2.0 x 2.2 x 0.3 mm, in…

Econais Claims Smallest, Smartest Wi-Fi Module

San Jose, Calif. — Econais Inc. claims the industry’s smallest, smartest and most integrated Wi-Fi (SiP) module for smart home, M2M, and Internet of Things (IoT) device designs. The WiSmart EC19W01 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi system-in-package (SiP) module is housed in a 14- x 16- x 2.8-mm footprint that fully integrates the microcontroller, Wi-Fi, cloud connectivity, Flash,…

Honeywell Announces Executive Changes

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced several senior leadership changes, reflecting further advancement of strong leaders throughout the Company, effective immediately. “Honeywell is in an enviable position to capitalize on the strength and experience of a highly capable leadership team to support our continued strong performance and commitment to our customers and shareholders,” said Honeywell Chairman…

Altera Offers High-Efficiency Power Conversion for FPGAs

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corp. offers a new power conversion solution that makes it easy for board developers to design point-of-load power solutions, while achieving the highest FPGA performance at the lowest system power, according to the company. The power conversion solution is a monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain that is optimized…

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Healthcare Costs Top Manufacturers’ Concerns

Many government initiatives are passed with the best of intentions but with unintended results. In the U.S., small to mid-size manufacturing companies will be spending more on healthcare requirements this year than on expansion and new product development. PrimeAdvantage, a purchasing consortium of small to midsize companies, surveyed its members about their financial expectations for 2014…

Freescale to Acquire Mindspeed Comcerto Business

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL), a global leader in embedded processing solutions and the number one provider of communications processors for networking equipment, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Comcerto® CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. This business includes a series of multicore, ARM®-based embedded processors and associated software, a talented team,…