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TI’s CC Debugger

CC_Debugger

TI CC Debugger

http://www.ti.com/tool/cc-debugger

A programming and debugging tool for the TI RF 8051 SoC line. Supporting software tools:  SmartRF Studio, SmartRF Flash Programmer, SmartRF Packet Sniffer, Code Composer Studio, IAR EW 8051 (v.>7.51A).

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LPC 800 – simply amazing:

Electronics: NXP LPC800

The amazing small board – NXP LPC800

  • ARM Cortex-M0+
  • Switch matrix for flexible configuration of each I/O pin function
  • 2 USART interfaces, 1 SPI controller and 1  I²C-bus, with pin functions assigned through the switch matrix
  • Self Wake-up Timer (WKT) clocked from either the IRC or a low-power, low-frequency internal oscillator
  • CRC engine
  • Boot ROM API support: boot loader, USART and I²C drivers in ROM, power profiles, Flash In-Application Programming (IAP) and In-System Programming (ISP)

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The QiLiCape

Electronics: QiLiCape-v3.51

QiLiCape-v3.51

Project Status = alpha, not released

It’s all about a Wireless Charging (Qi compliant) Li-X Battery Cape for the BeagleBone.Started as a Element14  competition, the QiLiCape may be released as a part of an embedded electronics product.

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  • Apple Owes $14.5 Billion Back Tax, says Europe August 30, 2016
    The European Commission has ruled that over several years Ireland has granted unjustifiable tax benefits to Apple worth up to euro 13 billion (about $14.5 billion), which the US computer company must now pay back to the Irish state - plus interest.
  • ARM Investors Nod to Its Sale to SoftBank August 30, 2016
    Shareholders of ARM overwhelmingly approved its sale to SoftBank on Tuesday. The move officially put an end to the independence of ARM, a wildly successful processor IP core company born 31 years ago in Cambridge, the U.K.
  • Self-Installing Automotive Driver Assistance System August 30, 2016
    In addition to vehicle-in-front closure and lane departure warnings, this unit also stores 15 seconds of video pre- and post-impact in the event of an accident.