Embedded Development

Wave Computing Launches the MIPS Open Initiative

https://wavecomp.ai/wave-computing-launches-the-mips-open-initiative/ Wave Computing® has announced that it will open source its MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA) to accelerate the ability for semiconductor companies, developers and universities. The idea is to adopt and innovate using MIPS for next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Under the MIPS Open program, participants will have full access to the most recent versions

The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software   | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/01/the-battle-over-the-driving-experience-is-heating-up-and-will-be-won-in-software/ We’re already seeing many new cars with driver-assist features. Many companies are working hard to bring fully autonomous cars to the market quicly. According to the Brookings Institute, one-quarter of all cars will be autonomous by 2040, and IHS predicts all cars will be autonomous after 2050. Those are conservative estimates. These changes will

Picking the Right Arduino – Hackster Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/picking-the-right-arduino-341a0a9550c7 Arduino started with just few boards, but now ten years later, there is an Arduino board type for (practically) every application or project. The choice can be overwhelming when selecting. This article gives overview if what to consider and what is available. Many of the latest boards are aimed fot IoT applications.

8 Strategies to Develop a New Product – Hackster Blog

https://predictabledesigns.com/product-development-strategies/ There are multiple ways for you to develop a new physical product and bring it to market. However, the strategy that is best for you depends on your specific experience, your product, your team, and your finances. Keep in mind that there is no strategy to develop a product that is best for everyone

New product: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ on sale now at $25 – Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-product-raspberry-pi-3-model-a/ With the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ you can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor. By halving the RAM to 256MB, and removing the USB hub and Ethernet controller, the board could be made cheaper and smaller. For

Halloween links

Some engineering and science links for this Halloween: Scientist Trains AI To Create Brilliantly Ludicrous “Sexy” Halloween Costume Ideas article shows what happens when you use AI to design a Halloween costume. 10 Scary True Stories from Engineering History presents you scary experiments like resurrecting the dead, mind control, radiation gone wrong, and man-eating robots,

A technical performance-based view of opto-isolators and digital isolators | EDN

https://www.edn.com/design/analog/4461000/A-technical-performance-based-view-of-opto-isolators-and-digital-isolators Galvanic isolators are devices that couple an electrical data or control signal across an insulation barrier without any flow of current through it, thereby enabling signals to be transferred while blocking noise. The insulation barrier also safeguards equipment and human operators from high voltages. The earliest isolators were optically coupled devices, also called opto-isolators

CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi

https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/08/15/circuitpython-on-raspberry-pi-updated-guides-for-ads1x15-bme680-mcp4725-tsl2561-tsl2591/ It’s CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi! Wire up your favorite sensors and use the same CircuitPython code you’ve been using with microcontrollers right on your Raspberry Pi! Adafruit provides many projects, libraries and example code for CircuitPython on microcontrollers. Python is pretty easy to get it working with micro-computers like Raspberry Pi or other ‘Linux