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Low power wireless MCU for 2.4-GHz ISM band applications The Atmel ATmegaRFR2 AVR family consists of several devices including the ATmega64RFR2, ATmega128RFR2 and ATmega256RFR2 with new memory de- rivatives, offering a smaller 64K to a larger 256K device. The ATmegaRFR2 family integrates a number of industry-leading features including the lowest power using advanced hardware assist, best-in-class RF performance and additional memory options to meet today’s demanding wireless requirements. Drawing less than 6mA in listen mode, less than 14.5 mA in transmit mode and under 1.5 uA in deep sleep mode, the single-chip wireless family offers up to 50 percent lower power consumption than existing offerings on the market today, claims the manufacturer. The new family also offers a true 1.8 V operation at 16 MHz and awider tempera- ture range, up to 125°C, for deployments in more demanding environments such as wireless lighting control. To further simplify and accelerate a wireless design, a Wireless Composer is also available through the Atmel Studio 6 Gallery, the com- pany’s new app store featuring a growing selection of extensions and plug-ins. Atmel Corporation www.atmel.com Image cognition processor for automotive camera applications The SCP2200 family from Freescale Semiconductor features CogniVue’s APEX IP technology and is designed in particular for automotive smart camera applications. The family, along with the accompanying libraries, hardware and software develop- ment kits, gives automakers a comprehensive set of tools to design smart camera applications. The SCP2200 solu- tion minimizes the bill of material by integrating high-den- sity memory and allows for camera miniaturization. The parallel image processing architecture of the Freescale SCP2200 family enables concurrent processing of image data, which translates into high performance at lower clock frequency. As part of its continued focus on provid- ing comprehensive software and tools support and enabling designers to bring their applications to life, Freescale, in cooperation with CogniVue, also plans to provide a software development kit, reference design solution and prototype design camera module to accompany the SCP2200 ICPs. Freescale Semiconductor www.freescale.com Boundary scan controller now with a wireless LAN interface up to 450Mbps Goepel electronics’ SFX/WSL1149-(x) are claimed to be the first controllers for the company’s Boundary Scan hardware platform, equipped with Wireless LAN. The new Boundary Scan controller series provides a Triple Stream/Dual Band WLAN interface for theoretical transmission speed up to 450 Mbps, enabling wireless utilization of the newest Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies for test- ing, programming and debugging of complex chips, boards, and entire systems. The SFX/WSL1149-(x) controller series is compatible with IEEE standard 802.11a/b/g/n. Additionally, the module provides USB2.0 and Gbit Ethernet interfaces. The controller series includes three models of differ- ent performance classes to be configured by software, enabling TCK frequencies of up to 80 MHz. In com- bination with additional components of the modular SCANFLEX product range, such as the Scanflex TAP Transceiver (SFX Transceiver) and Scanflex I/O mod- ules (SFX Modules), WLAN controlled Boundary Scan systems can be configured with up to eight independent parallel TAPs and up to 31 additional analogue or digital functional modules. The wireless operation greatly simplifies handling, providing benefits for remote test, debug and fault diagnosis. Goepel electronics www.goepel.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2012 43


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