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EMAC releases a SODIMM-based take on the Atmel | SMART SAMA5D3

As its name implies, the ‘A5D36 is a SoM based on the Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-A5 SAMA5D36. EMAC has launched the SoM-A5D36, a system-on-module that runs Linux on a Cortex-A5-based Atmel SAMA5D3 processor, and offers up to 4GB of Flash, industrial temperature, and an optional carrier board. The wide temperature, fanless ARM 536 MHz SoM features 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet […]

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10 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days.  Qduino Mini This Arduino-compatible board features a built-in battery charger and fuel gauge. Qtechknow is currently seeking $12,500 on Kickstarter. Ringo This palm-sized, Arduino-based digital pet robot is packed with an accelerometer, gyrosocope, […]

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Woolet is a smart wallet that you could never lose

A next-generation, Bluetooth-powered wallet that keeps your cash and cards safe. Amidst today’s hustle-and-bustle world, it’s easy to lose track of things, namely your wallet. That’s why Dover, Delaware-based startup Woolet has set out to create the ultimate money holder to keep men’s most essential belongings safe by combining the best of technology with skilled handcrafting. Woolet is […]

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The Sesame smart lock lets you open the door with a secret knock

A play on the phrase “open sesame,” Candy House is hoping to usher in an entirely new era of smart home entry. With the rise of connected devices, there has certainly been no shortage of smart locks for your front door. However, a majority of them require a phone or some sort of code to gain access. Now, imagine if […]

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Game:ref is an Arduino-based anti-cheat device for online gaming

Can this device eliminate software-based cheats in competitive gaming? Cheating has always been a bit annoying when it comes to multi-player video games. And while these tricks are simply a nuisance at the most recreational levels, it has become part of a much bigger problem with even bigger stakes in eSports. In an effort to curb these occurrences in tournament settings, software engineer David Titarenco […]

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Ringo is a palm-sized robot with a real personality

This Arduino-based digital pet robot features an accelerometer, gyrosocope, 6x RGB LED lights, sound, and communication sensors. Well, it looks like we’ve come a long way since the days of pet rocks. And, who could forget the Tamagotchi back in the ‘90s? It seemed like just about everyone had the egg-shaped digital pet in their hands, which typically consisted of three buttons that […]

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Video: PancakeBot prints out out Star Wars flapjacks

The force awakens you for breakfast with some 3D-printed pancakes. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, shouldn’t you start it off right? Why have a boring bowl of cereal or an Eggo waffle when you could have customized pancakes that would impress the likes of Yoda? Norway-based breakfast food enthusiast and […]

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Photos: Atmel @ Embedded World 2015

Weren’t able to join us in Nuremberg? Here’s a look back at what you missed from Embedded World 2015. Well, another Embedded World has drawn to a successful close. With the Internet of Things (IoT) undoubtedly the focal theme of this year’s show, Atmel took center stage by exhibiting a number of new smart and securely connected solutions.    To better […]

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Video: Thread Stack mbed OS on an ARM Cortex-M using Atmel 802.15.4 radios

Watch an Embedded World 2015 demo of a Thread Stack mbed OS on an ARM Cortex-M using an Atmel 802.15.4 radio. Seppo Takalo, ARM Senior Software Engineer, shares some the latest updates from the Thread Group as it aspires to enable secure and reliable Internet of Things (IoT). The group itself was formed by companies working with 802.15.4-based mesh networking components, all while aiming to provide […]

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Atmel’s new car MCU tips imminent SoC journey

The fact that these MCUs are targeting highly-sophisticated connected car applications like infotainment and ADAS means that the journey toward bigger and more powerful chips is now inevitable. The automotive industry has reached a new era marked by giant initiatives like infotainment, connected car and semi-autonomous vehicles. And, no one seems more excited than the […]

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