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Wireless Comunications PicoScope 6000 Series ® • High-performance PC oscilloscope • 500 MHz with 5 GS/s • Industry-leading 2 Gsample • High-performance function / arbitrary waveform generator • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface buffer memory! 6404D PicoScope Channels Bandwidth Sampling Rate AWG or Function Generator Memory Pr i ce Compatibility 6402D 6403C 6403D 6404C 350 MHz 5 GS/s FG 512 MS £2995 Win ows XP, Windows 7 & Win ows 8 AWG FG AWG 1 GS 1 GS GS £3495 £3995 £4495 4 d d 6402C 250 MHz FG 256 MS £1995 2 500 MHz AWG 512 MS £2495 USB 2.0 & 3.0, ALL MODELS INCLUDE PROBES, CARRY CASE, FULL SOFTWARE AND 5 YEAR WARRANTY. SOFTWARE INCLUDES MEASUREMENTS, SPECTRUM ANALYZER, SDK, ADVANCED TRIGGERS, COLOR PERSISTENCE, SERIAL DECODING (CAN, LIN, RS232, I²C, I²S, FLEXRAY, SPI), MASKS, MATH CHANNELS, ALL AS STANDARD, WITH FREE UPDATES. www.picotech.com/PS255 C M Y CM MY CY ARM makes Sensinode code freely available to boost the Internet of Things UK processor designer ARM has bought Finnish software developer Sensinode for an undisclosed sum and made its technology freely available to boost its move into the Internet of CMY K Swarm radio platform measures 50x24x6mm A developer of real time location services (RTLS), nanotron Technologies has expanded its swarm product family, providing additional swarm radio modules optimized for new application areas. The latest swarm radio mini module measures 50x24x6mm and comes with a serial host interface. Mini and maxi modules have been developed to meet specific industry requirements. The smaller unit has been designed for portable, small-size, low-profile and highvolume applications while the swarm radio maxi unit offers a higher ranging precision for mobile volume applications, it addresses precision portable applications. The different swarm radio types are interoperable over the air-interface. The application-programming interface has been expanded and harmonized to enable all swarm radios to interact seamlessly, enabling easy IP re-use. The flexible and expandable platform supports many different applications and network topologies. The radio modules help to solve several problems wherever distance monitoring and automated communication are crucial. Swarm radios can be deployed for emerging robotic, smart machine and workflow management applications. Nanotron Technologies www.nanotron.com Things. Sensinode has led the creation of the 6LoWPAN and CoAP standards for low cost low power devices, and has been a key contributor to the IETF, ZigBee IP, ETSI and OMA standardization efforts. The NanoStack and NanoService software will be available through the open source mbed development environment to encourage more users to adopt the technology in IoT projects. ARM says it will continue the commercial offering to existing and new customers such as Atmel and TI, both of whom are ARM customers as well. Sensinode licensed its 6LoWPAN stack and router solutions, the NanoStack 2.0 and NanoRouter 3.0 to Atmel in June for developing power-efficient IPv6-based embedded wireless products. Sensinode’s NanoStack 2.0 is used with Atmel’s AVR-based ATmega256RFR2 wireless MCU, while the NanoRouter 3.0 will support Atmel’s SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 flash-based MCU and AT86RF231 or AT86RF233 ultra low power IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceivers. The firmware for the NanoStack 2.0 and NanoRouter 3.0 firmware is available through the Atmel Gallery embedded app store in Atmel Studio 6 which will now compete with mbed. ARM www.arm.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2013 37


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