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Hawaii is a Renewable Energy Lover’s Paradise

July 5, 2011 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Nearly six weeks ago I visited for the first time the paradise of Hawaii. While it’s easy for visitors to appreciate its sun-kissed beaches and warm ocean breezes, you may not realize Hawaii also is a renewable energy lover’s paradise. Sunshine and wind, especially, are in...

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Can we Hurdle the Supercomputing Energy Wall?

July 5, 2011 5:26 am | by Sumit Gupta, NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) | Comments

Lauren Sommer wrote a great blog over the weekend about how supercomputers have hit the “energy wall” – a decidedly real supercomputing problem...

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How Will You Save Energy Over the Fourth of July Weekend?

June 30, 2011 3:24 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The Fourth of July is coming up and many people are planning to entertain. Though the Fourth is a the perfect holiday to spend outdoors, entertaining can still mean that many people are going in and out of the house. All those people and doors opening and closing can mean extra heat...

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HONEY Research Project Successfully Concluded

June 30, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Even today, a medium-sized vehicle contains about 1,000 chips and as many as 80 networked electronic systems. These numbers are set to grow as state-of-the-art safety technology gains traction – for example, driver assistance systems that help to prevent hazards …

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Alps Offers TDGA6 Series of Compact HD RadioTuner Modules for Automotive Applications

June 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Alps Electric Europe offers with the TDGA6 series compact HD Radio tuner modules for automotive applications that have been pre-certified by the US-based iBiquity Digital Corporation for worldwide use with its HD Radio technology. The vertically and horizontally deployed modules …...

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IAR Systems Collaborates with Qualcomm Atheros

June 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

IAR Systems announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros on its new AR4100 solution, a highly integrated, Wi-Fi system-in-package (SIP) for microcontroller based design. The new module is based on Qualcomm Atheros’ industry-leading 802.11b/g/n single-stream Wi-Fi Align technology,...

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Infineon Extends its XC2000 Automotive Microcontroller Family

June 30, 2011 3:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Giving the medium-sized and compact car category access to the safety and convenience applications of the premium segment and enabling their compliance with the strictest fuel consumption and pollutant emission requirements, Infineon Technologies today announced the cost-optimized...

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DSM joins Intel’s Embedded Building Blocks Initiative

June 29, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

DSM Computer has joined the new Embedded Building Blocks (EBB) Initiative of Intel. The EBB Initiative has the objective of giving system integrators and resellers the possibility of entering the embedded computing market on the basis of existing, flexible building …

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nanoETXexpress Industrial Group keeps growing

June 29, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The nanoETXexpress Industrial Group is further strengthening its global presence with the addition of new members. The growing number of members highlights the position of nanoETXexpress in the market as the COM Express® based de-facto standard for highly ultra-small and …

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Finding Sharing Information about Energy Efficiency

June 29, 2011 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Vacation time should be relaxing, but it’s often just a different kind of work. Doesn’t mean it isn’t fun but I seem to come home from vacation more tired than when I left.

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PXI-based LIN bus communication

June 28, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Providing a new low cost solution supporting ECU communication via LIN bus, GOEPEL electronic specifically aims to support users mainly executing basic tasks in LIN communication, e.g. functional tests of ECUs (electronic control units). The new module is named PXI …

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easyOCR reads Asian characters

June 28, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

GOEPEL electronic has developed easyOCR™, an easy-to-use software for automatic reading of texts on displays of engine control units (ECUs). A new easyOCR™ function now enables reading Asian characters of any font sizes without pre-learning. The software function’s benefits were …...

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Addressing the Challenges of Mixed-Signal Circuit Design

June 28, 2011 4:17 am | by Larry Spaziani, Executive Director, EPBU Business Development, International Rectifier | Comments

ChiL Semiconductor, now part of IR’s Enterprise Business unit team, applies our mixed signal expertise to digital power management products  and faces a plethora of challenges, but process choice and the need for digitally assisted analog precision stand out.

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Energy Efficiency and Fitness – A Complementary Pair

June 23, 2011 1:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I recently read about a study on fidgeting or as researchers refer to it—incidental physical activity. The study shows that the small collection of movements we often find inconsequential—like drumming your fingers, tapping your foot, or running after the bus—have significant health and...

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June 22, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Giving the medium-sized and compact car category access to the safety and convenience applications of the premium segment and enabling their compliance with the strictest fuel consumption and pollutant emission requirements, Infineon Technologies today announced the cost-optimized...

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