Author: Gareth Halfacree

Gareth Halfacree is a technology journalist and technical author best known for his work on the Raspberry Pi User Guide and an upcoming book covering the BBC’s micro:bit project. A keen open source advocate and RISC-V fan, Gareth is responsible for curating our fortnightly community round-up posts.
OpenPiton Pens

OpenPiton Research Processor Reaches Release 7

The team behind the OpenPiton Open Source Research Processor project has announced Release 7, bringing with it a range of improvements designed to make it easier to implement. Built on top of the open-source OpenSPARC processor, created in 2006 when Sun Microsystems released RTL code for its UltraSPARC T1 processor,… Read More
On Semiconductor's IoT Development Kit

ON Semiconductor Launches IoT Development Kit

ON Semiconductor has announced the launch of the Internet of Things (IoT) Development Kit (IDK), a development board ecosystem designed to make prototyping and test as rapid as possible. “ON Semiconductor recognised early on that something needed to be done about the disjointed situation that exists between the hardware and… Read More
Onethinx Core

Cypress, Semtech Announce Two-Chip LoRaWAN Module

Cypress Semiconductor and Semtech Corporation have announced their collaboration on a new, two-chip module combining a microcontroller with a long-range low-power LoRaWAN radio, to first appear in the Onethinx Core. “With its long range and low power capabilities in a compact footprint, Semtech’s LoRa Technology is ideal for vertical applications,”… Read More
Bob Pease eBooks

Electronic Design Publishes Free Bob Pease eBooks

Electronic Design has announced the publication of two free eBooks collecting reader-favourite articles from analogue integrated circuit designer Bob Pease, who passed away in 2011. “It’s hard to believe so many years have passed since the analogue industry lost one of its most highly respected gurus, Bob Pease,” Electronic Design… Read More
Intel OpenVINO

Intel Launches OpenVINO Computer Vision Toolkit

Intel has announced the launch of the OpenVINO toolkit, a visual inference and neural network optimisation engine designed with vision-based Internet of Things (IoT) development in mind. “The OpenVINO toolkit is designed to enable users to fast-track development of high-performance computer vision applications, unleash deep learning inference capabilities across the… Read More