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Start with the news release SMSIS-DSP library of signal-processing algorithms from ARM, which we summarised at the time by saying "ARM has released Version 2.0 of the ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), a vendor-independent hardware abstraction layer containing extensions for the Cortex-M4 processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Yagi antenna used on near-space balloon project from Low Power Radio Solutions: "Low Power Radio Solutions has provided a high-sensitivity, omnidirectional Yagi antenna to four amateur space enthusiasts who have now managed five high-altitude balloon flights into near space.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from NXP Semiconductors - take a look at Microcontrollers designed for multi-applications which says: "NXP Semiconductors has launched the SmartMX2, a range of secure microcontrollers designed for applications such as e-government, banking, pay TV, mobile transactions and public transport. ".

Take a look also at the news release from MSC Vertriebs, Motor control demonstration kit for drive systems , as well as MCU devices facilitate IO-Link functionality from Renesas Technology, and Freescale MCUs target automotive applications from Freescale Semiconductor.

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Fujitsu develops 32-bit RISC microcontrollers (November 2010)

Fujitsu Semiconductor has announced the release of 44 microcontrollers that can be used in factory automation equipment and major home appliances.

HEV/EV system addresses needs of PHEV markets (November 2010)

Intersil's ISL78600 HEV/EV system is designed and tested to address the safety, reliability and performance requirements of the hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicle markets.

Microcontrollers suited for battery-powered units (October 2010)

NXP's LPC1100L and LPC1300L microcontrollers are suited for lighting controllers, digital power conversion and management systems, and portable battery-powered consumer products and accessories.

TI launches ultra-low-power step-down converter (September 2010)

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced an ultra-low-power step-down converter for energy-harvesting and low-power applications.

Microchip launches high-density microcontrollers (September 2010)

Microchip has introduced two high-density 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for advanced sensor, instrumentation and measurement applications.

Dual-channel regulator targets POL applications (September 2010)

Semtech has introduced its SC283, which it claims is the world's smallest 1.8A dual-channel regulator for point-of-load (POL) applications.

Audo Max MCUs ideal for automotive applications (July 2010)

Infineon Technologies has launched its Audo Max range of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive power-train and chassis applications.

Operational amplifiers complement Extreme MCUs (July 2010)

Microchip has introduced a range of operational amplifiers suitable for a variety of consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications.

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