• Time to migrate your 8-bit to Arm®︎ Cortex®︎-M0+ based MCUs

    It is undeniable, 8-bit MCUs do continue to rule some market share in single product applications, however, many consider 32-bit MCUs when high compatibility and performance are critical. In today’s world of IoT applications, connectivity, security and…

  • New Cortex-M33 Microcontroller series - NXP LPC55S6X

    I'd not heard of this before, but just saw an announcement today that NXP have a microcontroller with Cortex-M33 core. Apparently it's for IoT applications.

     

    Diagrams from ARM website, I've highlighted in yellow the differences with Cortex-M23.…

  • Flashless MCUs – Are designers really getting “less” or are they actually getting more?

     

    As a marketer, I never like to use the suffix “less” as it usually has a negative connotation.  “Less” means not having; without; free from something. Words like hopeless, motionless, and helpless come to mind.  So, when a system architect recently spoke…

  • NXP i.MX 8M Supports Android Things 1.0

    Android Things is Google’s Android-based OS for the IoT industry.   Android Things provides rich developer APIs, managed software updates using Google’s over-the-air (OTA) infrastructure and certified hardware to effectively address the challenges IoT product…