I recently found that my Freedom boards won’t connect with Codewarrior 10.4 when the PE Micro Debugger is installed as the OpenSDA application. Thankfully there is an easy upgrade fix… Read the rest of this entry »
Codewarrior 10.4 was just posted last night.
I don’t see it mentioned yet on http://www.freescale.com/codewarrior
however it is available here: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=CW_EVALS
Freescale showcases leading-edge enterprise, data center/SDN and small cell solutions
Visit with our experts at Interop, booth 1659, to see next-generation technology applied to the hottest trends in the networking industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Future Electronics is pleased to be assisting the Austin Hardware Startup Meetup host a presentation on the Freescale Cortex M0+ Freedom board on Thursday April 17 at 6:30pm. Below is a link to the location and details:
Montreal, Canada – April 4, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has been named as a finalist for the EE Times and EDN ACE Awards, in the Energy Technology category for it’s innovative Energy Harvesting Platform. Read the rest of this entry »
Small community sponsored Linux boards get a lot of attention these days, especially given the price point of some proprietary ARM11 System on Chip processors with POP memory. While this is fantastic for educational purposes, if you eventually want to bake your own pies, you soon conclude it would really be nice to actually have somewhere to buy the raw ingredients such as flour and eggs, and even… raspberries.
With a price starting at only $79, The magic of Wandboard is that not only is it an open community supported board, which uses the powerful ARM Cortex-A9 Freescale i.MX6 family of single, dual and quad core processors, but both the complete datasheets for the chips and the board itself are all published. You can even buy a single piece of an i.MX6 chip and separate memory from Future Electronics.
But you’re a Wizard at electronics, and after experimenting, learning and prototyping with a community board you’ll want to get down to work building your own custom product quickly. Because Wandboard is a modular System on Module (SOM) solution based on the open EDM standard, Future Electronics can help you transition to a production product using a commercially supported versions of the module with 10+ year life and extended temperature operation.
Yes, Freescale provides GSTREAMER compatible Audio and Video codecs for their i.MX6 reference boards.
Expand the section under “Middleware-Codecs and other Algorithms (3)” and you will see them for Linux and Android.
To make evaluating your desired size and resolution LCD easier, Future electronics makes a PIM (Panel interface Module) that allows easy integration between the SABRE board and any LCD.
- ARM Cortex M0+
- 48Mhz – 32 bit operation
- 32K Flash/4 K RAM
- 12 bit ADC and Comparator
- UART, SPI, I2C x2
- PWM, Timer
Freescale introduces the Kinetis KL02 chip-scale package (CSP), the world’s smallest ARM Powered® MCU. Available in the ultra-small 1.9 mm x 2.0 mm wafer level chip-scale package, the KL02 CSP (MKL02Z32CAF4R) drastically reduces board space while retaining rich MCU feature integration. The KL02 CSP consumes 25 percent less PCB area, yet delivers 60 percent more GPIO than the nearest competing MCU.
iWave Systems, a genuine embedded service provider, announces the official release of Windows Embedded Compact 7 Board Support Package (BSP) for Freescale(r) Semiconductor’s SABRE platform for smart devices based on the i.MX 6Quad applications processor. The BSP includes the advanced features which enable the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly prototype their solution around Freescale’s i.MX 6 series processor together with the flexibility and robustness offered by Windows Embedded Compact 7
iWave is represented by Firstview consultants in North America
Future Electronics is a distributor for all their products.
This Tower PIM can be purchased here (TWR-PIM-41WVGA), and works with all tower systems that include an LCD controller such as Kinetis K70, Vybrid, and PXD. Working MQX and PEG examples are available for Kinetis K70.
Crystalfonz in Spokane Washington have just launched a Kickstarter for their i.MX28 SOM
Please take a look, and give them a pledge if you can
The EmCraft K70 SOMs also work with Future’s PIM LCD interface modules.
This is just a quick post, I will update it with more detail later.
Linux Kinetis K70: QT GUI with Touchscreen Demo
This great tool helps take the guesswork out of selecting the right Power Architecture part for your project needs.
Freescale PowerQUICC and QorIQ Processor Selector is a downloadable product finder.
The PowerQUICC and QorIQ Processor Selector enables you to Select between multiple feature offerings, including:
- QorIQ, PowerQUICC and host 32-bit processors
- Single or multicore solutions
- Core frequency, memory capacity and interfaces available.
The tool also offers migration suggestions for host and PowerQUICC device families.
Using the PowerQUICC and QorIQ Processor Selector
- Download PowerQUICC and QorIQ Processor Selector installer.
- Execute the file.
- Open the selector tool.
- Choose the desired processor features.
- Navigate search results.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.
- MQX 4.0 for TWR-K21D50M BSP
- MQX 4.0 for TWR-PXD10 BSP
New Features and updates
Enhanced tool support (CW Eclipse Updater for TAD and Project Wizard plug-ins, BSP Cloning Wizard, Supports GCC (TWR-K60N512, TWR-K60D100M, TWR-K70F120M) and CW 10.3 with FSL ARM compiler)
Low Power Management for the
entire Kinetis portfolio and CF+
Tasks running in user mode
MFS read and write speed improvement over SD Card and USB memory stick
New I2S and SAI audio drivers for Kinetis processor family
MFS over NAND flash memory (as add-on software solution)
Boost Performance in Imaging and Networking Applications with SIMD Processing Engines
(Recorded: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 2:00 pm ET)
Imaging and Networking applications often demand high performance SIMD signal processing capability which may slow down the central processor or require a separate DSP. Freescale’s latest QorIQ T4240 processor, built on Power Architecture® technology, delivers 192 GFLOPs of SIMD performance. Learn how to take advantage of twelve AltiVec units in a single device to obtain greater performance for your imaging and networking applications.
Glenn Beck, Segment Marketing Manager, Single Board Computing and Aerospace & Defense Freescale
Charles J. “Chuck” Corley, Applications Engineer, Freescale
Wim Rouwet, Senior Systems Architect, Freescale