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TFTs Rugged TFT-LCD Modules viewing excellence Please visit us hall 1, booth 1-181 semis.info@meg.mee.com · www.mitsubishichips.eu contact@absopulse.ch www.absopulse.ch High-Performance, high reliable Power Supplies 15 W to 12 kW+ adapted to your challenging projects l AC/DC Power Supplies l Rectifiers and Battery Chargers l DC/DC Converters l Sine-Wave Inverters l Phase and Frequency Converters l AC- Input, DC-output UPS systems l Open Frame l Wall mount l 19” Cassettes l DC-input dimmable back-light inverters for LCD displays l Complete Power Systems in 19" and 23" Racks ABSOPULSE Marketing Europe GmbH PoBox 1501 8620 Wetzikon CH Tel. +41 78 896 50 49 Fax +41 44 944 38 44 Write us: contact@absopulse.ch See us: www.absopulse.ch Intel pushes into wearable designs with energy harvesting earphone reference designs Intel has developed a reference design for smart earbuds that provide biometric and fitness information, harvesting energy from the audio stream, as well as a Bluetooth speech recognition headset. The smart earbuds (above) are aimed at fitness enthusiasts and is unique for being built into an accessory that many people already wear when they exercise. They provide full stereo audio and monitor heart rate and pulse, while the applications on the user’s phone keep track of run distance and calories burned. The product also includes Intel-developed software that enables users to precision-tune workouts and acts as a coach, automatically selecting music that matches the target heart rate profile. In addition to the convenience of having biometric and fitness tracking built into the earbuds, Intel designed the product in such a way that eliminates the need for a battery or additional power source to charge the product, as it harvests energy directly from the audio microphone jack. The smart earbuds use sensor technology developed in collaboration with Valencell and its PerformTek Precision Biometrics that continuously measure real-time biometric data with a high degree of accuracy and consistency and uses this data to give people meaningful fitness assessments. Intel www.intel.com Bluetooth starter kit and software speeds up dual mode development The BMSKTOPASM369BT starter kit from Toshiba Electronics Europe is based around a Panasonic PAN1026 module featuring an embedded TC35661SBG-501 (“Chiron-501”) dual mode Bluetooth IC and includes a Toshiba TMPM369 ARM Cortex-M3 based MCU with 512KB flash memory. The embedded dual mode software has an easy to use, high level Serial Port Profile (SPP) and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) GATT API for device set up, connection and data transfer. A high level driver layer allows access to the function set of the Bluetooth IC. Application examples are provided on the internet that can be compiled to run on the TMPM369 MCU with FreeRTOS integration (OS itself is available from Real Time Engineers Ltd). The application software includes a set of BLE standard reference profiles and a design guide on how to develop a proprietary BLE profiles. A J-Link JTAG debugger interface incorporated in the starter kit board is compatible with commonly available third party toolchains such as those from Atollic, IAR and Keil. The embedded MCU also supports standard interfaces on the board for Ethernet, CAN, USB (host and device), serial and UART connection. Compliant with the Bluetooth v4.0 communication standard, Toshiba’s Chiron IC can support both Bluetooth Classic and Low Energy communications. Toshiba Electronics Europe www.toshiba-components.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2014 43


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