MCUs

IAR Systems Now Offers Support for NXP MCUs

IAR Systems Now Offers Support for NXP MCUs

The C-Trust security tool from IAR Systems will now offer support for NXP’s LPC55S6x MCUs. The MCUs are based on Arm Cortex-M33 technology, and will make it easier for developers to create secure applications for a wide range of different industries.    To that end, C-Trust utilizes Security Context Profiles from Secure Thingz to deliver…

NXP Releases Two New MCUs for IoT Devices

NXP Releases Two New MCUs for IoT Devices

NXP Semiconductors has released a pair of new wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) designed specifically for Zigbee 3.0 and Thread applications. The JN5189 and the JN5188 IEEE 802.15.4 MCUs are part of NXP’s JN product line, and will enable a variety of connected features in IoT devices. To that end, the low-power MCUs are built with the…

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP has unveiled a new i.MX RT106L crossover microcontroller (MCU) that will make it easier for device manufacturers to integrate voice commands into various smart devices. The major selling point is the platform’s local capabilities, which enable voice commands without the need for a cloud connection and consequently offer more privacy than a fully connected…

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

NXP’s Latest Innovation Brings Offline Facial Recognition to Smart Devices

“The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial and expression recognition for smart devices – a world’s first, according to NXP.” You may soon have a smart thermostat that can recognize your face, thanks to a new piece of technology from NXP Semiconductors. The new microcontroller-based solution is designed to enable offline facial…

Zwipe Cuts Biometric Card Power Consumption by 70 Percent

Zwipe Cuts Biometric Card Power Consumption by 70 Percent

“The companies worked together to develop a new Microcontroller Unit based on Cypress Semiconductor’s PSoC 6 line, resulting in a new inlay solution that uses 70 percent less power.” Ahead of an important certification push, Zwipe has announced that it has reduced the power consumption of its dual interface biometric payment card. The technological achievement…