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Low cost laser distance sensor offers high reliability

February 28, 2011 3:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The new optoNCDT ILR 1030 complements Micro-Epsilon’s existing range of economical, low cost distance measurement sensors. The new sensor offers a measuring range between 0.2m and 8m on diffuse reflective surfaces, even as high as 50m when using a reflector …

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Display and Input Unit with CAN interface

February 28, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Simple control applications often require small and easy to use display and input units. For these type of applications Graf-Syteco offers the ARGOS K 1010 unit. The display and input unit is also ideally suited as additional unit in more …

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What Do You Love Most About Saving Energy?

February 25, 2011 10:31 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Love was in the air this week, and Energy Savers was no exception. Chris told us the many reasons he loves saving energy - and money - and some of the quick and easy ways it can be done.

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Airports Soar to New Heights with Alternative Fuels

February 25, 2011 10:30 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

A recent flight to a conference inspired me to think about the impact of airports on our environment and society. Although modern planes have made it safe and fun to travel around the world, they use a vast amount of fuel. The petroleum used by the array of behind-the-scenes equipment,...

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How Do You Make Greener Transportation Choices?

February 25, 2011 10:30 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday, Shannon told you about some innovations from airports, car rental companies, and taxi companies that reduce fuel use and provide some greener transportation options when you travel.

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AdvancedMC processor module AM5020 with Intel Core i7(5)

February 24, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Kontron announced today the introduction of its powerful double-width AdvancedMC processor module AM5020. Equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the new Kontron AM5020 can produce an amazing amount of computing power, with up to …

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Ultra-compact photocoupler(3)

February 24, 2011 4:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched an ultra-compact, high-speed inverter-type photocoupler that features guaranteed extended temperature performance while complying with the reinforced isolation class requirements of international safety standards. The TLP708 is ideal for home...

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Hardware-based IEEE 1588v2 PTP IEC 61850-3 Ethernet Switches

February 24, 2011 3:28 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Accurate timing and synchronization is essential to achieving next-generation Smart Grids technologies for the power industry. Moxa’s PT-7728-PTP series switches, which support the IEEE 1588v2 protocol with hardware time stamping to deliver nanosecond-accurate synchronization over...

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Biomedical Signal Processor

February 23, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

At the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2011), imec, Holst Centre and NXP presented a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBioTM, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems. The biomedical signal processor consumes only...

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Energy efficiency, reliability and productivity

February 23, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division will be using this year’s Hanover Fair as a platform to showcase the considerable progress made in its strategic three-pronged integration approach. “We are creating a seamless drive train, integrating it into the Siemens automation …

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QTouch Architecture for Touch Application-Specific Devices

February 23, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced a new family of QTouch® capacitive touch controllers for implementing button, slider and wheel (BSW) functionality on application-specific devices. The new Atmel AT42QT1070 and AT42QT2120...

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Cheating is what makes the MATLAB programming contest fun

February 23, 2011 9:36 am | by Ned Gulley, MathWorks | Comments

Actually, we don't call it cheating. But it's hard for some people to shake the notion that borrowing code from your fellow contestants is wrong. In fact, it's not only okay, it's practically required.

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Printed Electronics - Many New Directions

February 23, 2011 6:04 am | by Raghu Das, IDTechEx (www.IDTechEx.com) | Comments

Electronic printing is now more widely seen as an enabling technology that is already cost-reducing electronic and electrical products. Today's examples include the filter and liquid crystal layers in LCDs and of course antennas, flexible keyboards, and so on.

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Put Your Solar Cells in the Oven

February 22, 2011 11:50 am | by Philip Pieters, PhD, business development director Energy, imec, www.imec.be | Comments

A less known member of the solar-cell family is the thermo-photovoltaic cell. Nevertheless this piece of technology can be very useful for industries and for households to save on their electricity bill.

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EcoCAR Challenge Countdown: The Road to the Finals - February

February 22, 2011 9:54 am | by Beth Bezaire | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams using cutting edge technology to develop fuel efficient, low emissions vehicles for EcoCAR The Next Challenge. Teams are in the third and final year of the competition, which culminates

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