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NXP Extends Fully Scalable USB Portfolio With LPC11U00 Cortex-M0 Series

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced its LPC11U00 series – a low-cost ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontroller featuring a new, highly flexible USB architecture, as well as a smart card interface. Equipped with a highly configurable Full Speed USB 2.0 device controller, …

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VGSA recognizes gases with only one metal oxide sensor

April 27, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Unitronic presents a new virtual multifunction gas sensor array (VGSA) at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany), June 7-9, 2011 at its Booth 638 in Hall 12. The VGSA is an “artificial nose” that can recognize a large number of organic …

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Paying Tribute to the Legacy of Earth Day

April 27, 2011 1:26 pm | by Paul Smith, MathWorks, and Tyler Joswick, The Ohio State University | Comments

This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.

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How Are You Celebrating Earth Day This Year?

April 25, 2011 11:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Tomorrow is Earth Day! We've already written about how you can resolve to make Earth Day last all year, and ways you might encourage your coworkers to save energy for Earth Day. Now that the day is almost here, tell us:

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Happy Earth Day 2011!

April 25, 2011 11:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Happy Earth Day! Today, April 22, marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Check out these resources from the Department of Energy to help you celebrate, get in the Earth Day spirit, and take action:

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U.S. Threatened by Leaky Ducks!

April 25, 2011 11:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One of the DOE building experts I worked with back in the early 1990s stated that a major energy problem facing the nation was leaking ducts (although it sure sounded like "ducks"). He was referring, of course, to the ductwork that most of our homes have to distribute the hot air in...

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Uptown's Got it's Hustlers, the Bowery's Got a SolidWorks User Group

April 25, 2011 11:27 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

New York City is one of my favorite places. I've visited several times, and have never had a bad experience. That's why I was so excited when Matt Rohr contacted me early this year to let me know that SWUGNYC was a go. It appears that I'll have another good reason to visit the city soon.

3D Connexion is (fc)Super

April 25, 2011 11:26 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

3D Connexion has enjoyed quite a couple of months. The company announced that they have reached 1,000,000 units sold, they've released the "3D Mouse Anywhere" driver, were recently spun off from Logitec in a private transaction, and their president, Dieter Neujhar, was just awarded the...

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Using Twitter to Change Your Oil

April 25, 2011 11:25 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

It's been more than a year since I installed a program called TweetDeck on my iPhone. Back than, I still didn't really get the whole "Twitter" thing (Oh My, What Have I Done?), and to this day I'm not sure if I still do. That said, I've dedicated myself to using Twitter to help promote...

Colorize your display with Quattro LED

April 21, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Batron (Distributor: Data Modul) is once more adding a new high-resolution display module to their chip-on-glass family. A special feature of this display is an absolutely innovative backlighting concept, the Quattro LED. The LCM incorporates not only 6 super high …

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Advantech selects Innovasic’s RapID Platform for EtherNet/IP I/O Modules

April 21, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Innovasic Semiconductor is pleased to announce that Advantech has selected the Innovasic RapID Platform and fido1100 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution to provide EtherNet/IP connectivity in their new ADAM-6100 series of real-time Ethernet I/O modules for factory automation. Innovasic’s...

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IO-Link sensors

April 21, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

With the HRTR 46B TEACH, Leuze Electronic has developed a new sensor which enables electronic adjustment via teach in and IO-Link and thus configuration and diagnostics in the process. Scanning ranges and corresponding parameters can now be adjusted in millimeters …

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Infineon: “80 PLUS Platinum” Compliant Computing Silver Box Reference Design

April 21, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon Technologies has developed the first marketable silver box reference design that enables PC and server power supply units to achieve up to 92.35 % efficiency, while significantly reducing the material costs. Infineon’s solution IFX90ATX300W is based on the latest …

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What the SiBeam Acquisition by Silicon Image Means

April 21, 2011 8:05 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.

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Capacitive Type Humidity SMD Sensor with Accurate Detection

April 18, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Alps Electric Europe offers with the HSHCA a high-quality capacitive type humidity sensor for use in digital cameras, mobile phones, PCs, and notebooks, in health care applications, home appliances, robots and industrial machines. The surface-mountable sensor is remarkable for its …...

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