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Mouser and MikroElektronika partner to deliver advanced development systems

September 5, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Mouser has partnered with Belgrade, Serbia-based MikroElektronika to help grow the company’s North American market and bring their line of development systems and compilers to Mouser customers across the world. MikroElektronika produces a wide range of microcontroller development systems,...

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u-blox’ GPS chip used in Android phone for Chinese market

September 2, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

u blox’ ultra-sensitive GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST powers the GPS functionality in Meizu’s latest M9 multimedia smartphone with GPS, for the Chinese market. The M9 includes out-of-the-box GPS features such as navigator, digital compass, and accelerometer. The M9 boasts a 3.54-inch …

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Vertical Micro USB Connectors Rival Right Angle Configurations in Many Applications

September 2, 2011 9:09 am | by Laurence Hill, Global Connector Technology, www.globalconnectortechnology.com | Comments

Customers who choose to use Micro USB connectors are faced with a multitude of connector options in horizontal PCB orientation. Horizontal orientation is perfect for handheld applications where the PCB runs parallel to the device (such as a cell phone)...

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High resolution single-turn encoder is optimised for servo and motor feedback applications

September 2, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Avago’s latest addition is a high-resolution absolute optical encoder for high-performance servo and motor feedback applications. The AEAT-9000 ultra-precision absolute encoder provides excellent accuracy for smooth motor drive performance. The device is available in a modular package...

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CellGuide adds 3D Compasses to its GPS chip

September 2, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

CellGuide has chosen Baolab’s 3D NanoCompass IC to their GPS chip, to create the CLIOX-C integrated GPS and compass device. CellGuide says that integrating the Compass and GPS together enables ‘point and identify’ augmented reality features to be easily incorporated …

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Automotive window lift reference design features analogue-integrated Freescale MCU

September 2, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Freescale and Tongji University (Shanghai, China) have jointly developed a reference design for automotive window lift systems. The reference design, based on Freescale’s S12 MagniV S12VR64 mixed-signal microcontroller, provides a ready-to-use, rugged anti-pinch window lift control...

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How Do You Like the Monthly Recaps?

September 2, 2011 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

No doubt you’ve noticed them by now, but this year we started a regular column on the Energy Savers blog where we show you what’s new on the website, what we’ve talked about, our weekly questions, and a few posts from the archives.We’d like to know: Do you find the...

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This Month on Energy Savers: August 2011

September 1, 2011 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

August was the hottest month on record for some of us, while others braced ourselves for the likes of hurricane Irene and earthquakes! Unfortunate power outages aside, saving energy is always a hot topic during the dog days of summer. See what we've been talking about in August:

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Survey reveals SSD and flash drives are reliable but not foolproof

September 1, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

According to a recent survey carried out by data recovery company Kroll Ontrack, while more than 90% of respondents perceive SSD/Flash failure rates to be minimal and the technology to be reliable, 57% of respondents have experienced data loss with …

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Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debug solution supports MIPS32 M14K Core Family

September 1, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The TRACE32 series of debugging solutions from Lauterbach now supports MIPS Technologies’ MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc processor cores. This announcement builds on Lauterbach’s already extensive support for the MIPS architecture, including the MIPS32 M4K core, bringing the TRACE32 debugging...

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Freescale rolls out first products in wireless base station processor portfolio

September 1, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Freescale is sampling its first “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. The QorIQ Qonverge PSC9132 system-on-chip for picocell and PSC9130/31 for femtocell base stations share a single, scalable architecture that...

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IAR Systems delivers hardware debug integration for TMS570 family

August 31, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

IAR Systems has announced XDS100v2 emulator debug support for Texas Instruments’ TMS570 microcontroller family in IAR Embedded Workbench. The XDS100v2 integration enables software applications to be debugged on hardware in real-time using the IAR C-SPY debugger. The ARM Cortex-R4F based...

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Intel Atom power management companion chip adopted in computer-on-module

August 31, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor has announced its companion IC for the Intel Atom processor E6xx series, DA6011, has been adopted by Taiwan based ADLINK Technology for its mini size COM Express type 10 module, nanoX-TC. Measuring just 84×55 mm the nanoX-TC is …

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Turkcell and Huawei select NXP technology to launch first NFC-enabled smartphone in Turkey

August 31, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP has announced that Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell has selected the company’s PN544 near field communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell’s recently launched T20 smartphone. The T20 handset, manufactured by Huawei, is a low-cost Android NFC-enabled smartphone. It will …...

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Motion control enabled TV remote powered by partnership

August 30, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Key features of SMK Europe’s newly launched RemoPad remote control are powered by Movea’s motion sensing technologies. RemoPad, designed for cable, satellite and IPTV operators, integrates Movea’s SmartMotion technology for gesture recognition that simplifies navigating through the user...

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