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Google rises the number of closures. Google Reader switchoff on July 1.

Google Reader, Google Building Maker, Google Voice App for Blackberry, Google Cloud Connect and many other features or services will be closed soon.

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-second-spring-of-cleaning.html

But… http://support.google.com/reader/answer/3028851 writes:

How can I download my Reader data?

Google Reader will be retired on July 1, 2013. If you’d like to download a copy of all your Reader data before then, you can do so through Google Takeout. You’ll receive your subscription data in an XML file, …. more

 

J-Link Lite for Cortex-M debug probe included in IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K70F120M

J-Link Lite for Cortex-M debug probe

J-Link Lite for Cortex-M debug probe

Kit contents:

  • TWR-K70F120M – MK70FN1M0VMJ12: K70FN1M in a 256 MAPBGA with 120 MHz operation
  • TWR-ELEV – Two elevator modules that provide power regulation circuitry, standardized signal assignments, and act as common backplane for all assembled Tower System modules
  • TWR-SER – Serial peripheral module with Ethernet, USB, RS232/485, and CAN interface circuitry
  • J-Link Lite for Cortex-M – a small JTAG-emulator with SWD/SWO debugging support for Cortex-M devices
  • DVD with software development tools, example projects & MQX BSPs, documentation
IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K70F120M

IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K70F120M

Price in IAR’s e-shop: 200 EUR / USD 249

https://old.iar.com/website1/1.0.1.0/3084/1?item=prod_prod-s1%2F594

(the link states old.iar… but is the current e-shop)

 

Lattice starts shipping ECP4 FPGAs First Samples

LatticeECP4 Block Diagram

LatticeECP4 Block Diagram

Lattice has begun shipping the highest density member of the next generation LatticeECP4 FPGA family to select customers.

This new family offers the richest portfolio of low cost, low power mid-range devices under 200K LUTs, with high performance innovations such as 6G SERDES in low cost packages, powerful DSP blocks and built-in hard IP-based communication blocks.

The highest density device in the family, the LatticeECP4-190, features 183K LUTs, 480 double data rate DSP multipliers (18×18), 5.8 Mbits of memory and twelve 6 Gbps SERDES channels, making it ideally suited for a broad range of cost- and power-sensitive wireless, wireline, video and computing applications.

 

LatticeECP4 Family:

http://www.latticesemi.com/products/fpga/ecp4/index.cfm

LatticeECP4 Samples:

http://www.latticesemi.com/corporate/newscenter/newsletters/newsjune2012/ecp4samples.cfm

LatticeECP4 Overview Video:

http://www.latticesemi.com/products/fpga/ecp4/overviewvideo.cfm

LatticeECP4 Datasheet:

http://www.latticesemi.com/dynamic/view_document.cfm?document_id=43587

Element 14 Webinars

Great free webinars at Element14/Farnell  www.element14.com/webinars

Upcoming:

  • 13/06/12 REACH Regulations: steps to compliance
  • 13/06/12 ON Semiconductor: Solutions for Driving High Brightness LEDs
  • 19/06/12 Design Flow Series: A step-by-step guide to debugging an ARM based design with the Keil ULINK-ME 20/06/12 EAO Switch: Design Considerations for Effective Human Machine Interface Systems
  • 21/06/12 Elektor Academy – AndroPod – Bridging Android and your electronics projects
  • 27/06/12 Design Flow Series: BGA layout guidelines–Designing for manufacturability
  • 18/07/12 Freescale Part 1 of 5 Part Series: Build your own Embedded System

ST-LINK & ST-LINK/V2

STMICROELECTRONICS – ST-LINK  & ST-LINK/V2 – DEBUGGER/PROGRAMMER, ICD, FOR STM8 and STM32


The ST-LINK/V2 in-circuit debugger and programmer for the STM8 and STM32  microcontroller families features a single wire interface module (SWIM) and a JTAG/serial wire debugging (SWD) interfaces are used to communicate with any STM8 or STM32 microcontroller located on an application board.

  • 5 V power  from USB connector, USB 2.0 full speed compatible interface
  • SWIM specific features:

– 1.65 V to 5.5 V application voltage supported on SWIM interface

– SWIM low-speed and high-speed modes supported
– SWIM programming speed rate: 9.7 Kbytes/s in low speed and 12.8 Kbytes/s in high speed
– SWIM cable for connection to the application via an ERNI standard vertical connector (ref: 284697 or 214017) or horizontal connector (ref: 214012)
– SWIM cable for connection to the application via a pin header or a 2.54 mm pitch connector
  • JTAG/serial wire debugging (SWD) specific features:
– 1.65 V to 3.6 V application voltage supported on the JTAG/SWD interface and 5 V tolerant inputs
– JTAG cable for connection to a standard JTAG 20-pin pitch 2.54 mm connector
– JTAG supported
– SWD and serial wire viewer (SWV) communication supported

http://www.st.com/internet/evalboard/product/251168.jsp

Farnell Order Code: 1892523

The ST-LINK (V1) features: 
  • USB 2.0 full speed interface compatible
  • SWIM specific features:
    • 1.65 V to 5.5 V application voltage supported on SWIM interface
    • SWIM low speed and high speed modes supported
    • SWIM programming speed rates of 9.7 Kbytes/s in low speed, 12.8 Kbytes/s in high speed
    • SWIM cable for connection to an application with an ERNI standard connector vertical (ref: 284697 or 214017) or horizontal (ref: 214012)
    • SWIM cable for connection to an application with pin headers or 2.54 mm pitch connector
  • JTAG/SWD specific features:
    • 3 V to 3.6 V application voltage supported on JTAG/SWD interface and 5 V tolerant inputs
    • JTAG/SWD cable provided for connection to a standard JTAG 20-pin pitch 2.54 mm connector

http://www.st.com/internet/evalboard/product/219866.jsp

TTI I-Prober 520

Contactless current measurement probe from TTI

A magnetic field mesurement interpreted as current on Oscilloscope.

TTI's I-Prober520

Unlike any other current probe

The Aim I-prober 520 positional current probe is unlike any other current measurement device available.

Calibrated measurement of current normally requires the current to be passed through a closed magnetic loop. Typically this is done using some form of split clamp device. Whereas this is suitable for individual wires, it is of no use for measuring current in PCB tracks.

The I-prober 520 is a compact hand-held probe which is used with an oscilloscope. By placing the insulated tip of the probe onto a PCB track, the current flowing in the track can be observed and measured.

http://www.tti-test.com/go/iprober/index.htm

X-fest 2012, Avnet and Xilinx technical training events

What you can expect from X-fest 2012

Beginning in April 2012, Avnet and Xilinx will co-host FREE X-fest technical training events throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Japan.

The X-fest experience will feature:

  • Full-day, how-to training for FPGA, DSP & embedded systems designers
  • Multiple learning tracks – topics include “fundamentals,” “applications” & “Zynq™-7000 EPP”
  • 75-minute training courses devoted to design solutions for FPGA circuitry & the surrounding components
  • Specialized 7 Series & Zynq™-7000 EPP solutions training
  • Practical, real-world design examples with an emphasis on:
    • Industrial networking and control
    • Video processing
    • Wireless communication
    • Motor control
    • FPGA attach
  • Partner demonstrations & exhibits that allow for direct interaction with factory experts
  • A sneak peek at exciting new products, advanced technologies & design tools

https://www.weboom.com/avnet2012/index.html

STM32 F0 European Seminars

ARM® and ST Free European seminar series on the new STM32 F0 MCU series, between 22 May and 5 July 2012.

Attend this FREE seminar and walk away with in-depth technical knowledge of the STM32 F0 series and a FREE STM32 F0 Discovery Kit!

http://www.st.com/internet/com/Learning/stm32f0_europe_seminars.jsp?WT.ac=enews_may12_stm32f0_eur_seminars

Technical Documentation and Software ST page or direct links:

DATA BRIEF 

APPLICATION NOTES

LICENSE AGREEMENTS

USER MANUALS: UM AND Getting Started

FIRMWARE

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