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congatec appoints Avnet Embedded as new Sales Partner

April 12, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Congatec AG announces a collaboration with Avnet Embedded to serve the industrial market in UK, Nordic and Baltic with congatec’s Computer-On-Modules. The new partner will immediately begin utilizing the Congatec products in UK, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania...

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Soft termination capacitors for automotive applications

April 12, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Murata innovates capacitor termination less prone to mechanical stress for automotive applications. Murata announced the GCJ series of monolithic ceramic capacitors designed to accommodate the bending, vibration and thermal conditions experienced in under-bonnet automotive applications....

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Contrarian corner: The 3DS

April 12, 2011 6:45 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

E3 2010: the mecca for gamers. Nintendo officially unveils the 3DS, and gamers everywhere swoon in fits of ecstasy. I finally try out Nintendo’s miracle handheld, and my impressions are…underwhelming. The mainstream gaming press was a bit less, shall we say, nuanced...

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Three Ways Engineers Can Leverage the Web

April 12, 2011 4:50 am | by Chris Forbes, Knovel (www.knovel.com) | Comments

With an array of interactive, on-the-go opportunities ranging from online collaboration and crowdsourcing to mobile platforms, engineers have a growing number of resources at their fingertips.

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Fuel Economy Fact and Fiction

April 9, 2011 6:25 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

With gas prices soaring higher than ever, there's a lot of information - true and false - floating around about fuel economy. From well-intentioned friends to salespeople trying to make a buck, everyone has an opinion on how you can use less gas. Thankfully, the Department of Energy has...

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Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work

April 9, 2011 6:25 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I recently had the opportunity to get out of my regular work routine in DC to visit picturesque Golden, Colorado. Golden is the site of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus - one of ten National Labs across the country. While there I got to learn from scientists, engineers and...

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What Steps Do You Take to Improve Your Fuel Economy?

April 9, 2011 6:25 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Shannon told you some facts about fuel economy and how you can use less gas and save money at the pump.

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Ipetronik offers CAN bus coupler with German “e1? approval

April 9, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

In order to ensure reliable operation of motor vehicles on the road, German law requires a motor vehicle type approval (Allgemeine Betriebs-Erlaubnis, ABE) – also referred to as “e1″ approval – for all components that are connected to the vehicle’s …

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Double-Action TACT Switch for Portable Consumer Devices

April 9, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Alps Electric Europe offers with its SKSK a double-action TACT Switch suitable for portable consumer devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and peripherals. The vertically operated SMD switch is remarkable for its low-profile design with dimensions of 3.5mm x …

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Intersil and Sony partners for internet cameras

April 8, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Intersil today announced that Sony has decided to incorporate the revolutionary new Intersil Security Link Over Coax (SLOC) technology into a number of its 2011 IP camera models within their industry leading network security camera product family. The incorporation of the …

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RJ45 jack: Unbeatably tiny and small

April 8, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The type 100362XR008XX00ZX eight-position ultra-low profile RJ45 jack from SUYIN for through-hole (THT) mounting has an overall height of just 9.6 mm. Compared to other low-profile products available on the market that also feature drastically reduced overall heights between 11.45 …...

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Pfaff-silberblau Hebezeugfabrik is now Columbus McKinnon

April 8, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Pfaff-silberblau, ALLTEC Antriebstechnik and Yale brands will continue to exist in Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH and Columbus McKinnon Industrial Products GmbH. Since 2008, Pfaff-silberblau Hebezeugfabrik GmbH, Kissing (Germany), has been a part of the US-based Columbus...

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iW1810: Digital SMPS chip with integrated power stage

April 6, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The iW1810 (Distribution: HY-LINE Power Components) is a very compact and efficient IC for a digital switch mode power supply to build a small AC/DC supply. The power stage is already integrated and is very robust and low in electromagnetic …

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Infineon expands manufacturing capacity in Malaysia

April 6, 2011 4:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon Technologies today announced it will invest 160 million US dollars this year to expand its production capacity, research & development and to upgrade its manufacturing facilities in Malacca, Malaysia. The investment will mainly increase the capacity to produce power …...

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EBV Elektronik Signs Agreement with Micron

April 6, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company and a specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, today announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Micron Technology, Inc.’s memory products to customers in Europe. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of DRAM, NAND …

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