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Getting Ready for the Finals

May 31, 2011 7:42 am | by John Kruckenberg | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is making last tuning and aesthetic changes before the final EcoCAR competition, to be held June 6-16 at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and in Washington, D.C. After March emissions testing and tuning at the EPA, the main concerns for finishing the vehicle relate to

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This Month on Energy Savers: May 2011

May 31, 2011 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

May went by faster than a cheetah chasing a gazelle! Spring is on our minds, and we've been talking about ways to make our commutes and vacations more efficient among other things. Here's a recap:

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EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 4:26 am | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with Evatronix to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

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Altera and Imec in 3D

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Imec just announced that it entered into a three-year research collaboration with Altera Corporation to develop advanced CMOS scaling technologies. Altera joins a growing number of fabless semiconductor companies that are part of imec’s INSITE program, which provides member companies...

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More than Moore and E-Mobility at DATE 2012 in Dresden

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

As DATE’s new concept of choosing the vibrant European clusters Dresden (2010) and Grenoble (2011) as new venues was a huge success and resulted in major growth especially in the Exhibition, DATE has decided to come back to Dresden for …

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MSC joins Intel’s Embedded Building Blocks initiative

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

MSC Vertriebs GmbH has joined the new Embedded Building Blocks initiative launched by Intel®. The objective of this initiative is to offer system integrators and resellers the opportunity to easily enter the embedded computing market using existing standardized modules with …

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Is the 'Last Mile' going Wireless?

May 27, 2011 8:22 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Recently I read the April 2011 edition of the Deutsche Bank newsletter Signals to Investors that covered testing of cellular data speeds in various parts of the US

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High performance power MOSFETs available on short leadtimes

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has announced that its new, competitively-priced AP98T07GP-HF-3 range of power MOSFETs is available on short leadtimes of just eight weeks compared to an industry norm of 12 to 14 weeks. Available in the popular industry standard TO-220 …

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Power Integrations Doubles Power Output Capability of LinkZero-AX Zero-Standby Switcher IC Family

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Power Integrations introduced two new members of its LinkZero-AX product family (LNK585 and LNK586), along with a PI University introductory video course that explains how designers can achieve 0.00 W of standby energy consumption. Launched in October 2010, the LinkZero-AX …

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Vicor adds high-power, wide-input bus converters to family

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Vicor announces the newest additions to the IBC 050 and IBC 048 series of VI BRICK Intermediate Bus Converters. The new family already comprises over 12 models, in eighth- and quarter-brick formats, delivering from 300W up to as much as …

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Profitably Ramping Up New Part Production

May 26, 2011 5:32 am | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Comments

When a manufacturer launches a new product or enters a new market, it often finds itself between a rock and a hard place, production-wise. On one hand, it must keep manufacturing costs as low as possible upfront, since market demand can be uncertain and volatile...

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What Steps Do You Take to Drive Less?

May 26, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, we discussed biking to work and other things you can do to drive less and save more.

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Bipolar Power Transistor Boosts Current Capability by 50 Percent

May 25, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced the first member in a new family of high-performance bipolar power transistors. The new transistors offer an outstanding combination of high current capability, collector-emitter blocking voltage and ultra-low collector-emitter saturation voltage, making...

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SMD Tantalum capacitors operate in harsh environments

May 25, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended its TRM and TRJ ‘Professional’ series of SMD tantalum capacitors. Devices are aimed at high-end commercial applications with an extended product life, such as automotive devices, avionics and industrial equipment. Tantalum capacitors are the preferred solution...

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Current Transducers for Solar Installations

May 25, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

LEM has introduced the CTSR family of current transducers for use in a range of safety-critical applications including solar installations. Two transducers in the new series measure AC or DC leakage nominal currents, from values as small as 300 and …

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