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Partnership to produce a white space radio designed for wireless internet service providers

October 14, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Carlson and Neul are planning to jointly develop and market a new white space radio networking system that will bring affordable broadband to millions of under-served customers around the world. The companies will work closely with wireless internet service providers …

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LED lighting manufacturer invests £120,000 in prototyping

October 14, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Marl has invested £120,000 in tools for prototype and small batch production, to handle growing demand for its specialist LED lighting assemblies. The investment will allow Marl to turn around prototypes of its bespoke lighting solutions for customers and its …

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IMEC Technology Forum: UWB Impulse Radio will bring military technology to wireless consumer headphones

October 13, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

IMEC and the Holst Centre have successfully developed a low power impulse radio UWB system suitable for streaming music to consumer wireless headphones. Impulse radio has long been used in military radio applications but has proved too difficult to implement …

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IMEC Technology Forum: Harvesting energy inside ‘intelligent’ car tyres

October 13, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Micropower team at IMEC has been working on an intelligent sensing system for the inside of vehicle tyres that does not need batteries, instead using energy harvesting to power itself. An ‘intelligent tyre’, according to IMEC’s vision, would be …

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IMEC Technology Forum: Hyperspectral cameras and the future of digital optics

October 13, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Francesco Pessolano, NVISION programme manager at IMEC, gave an interesting presentation at IMEC’s Technology Forum earlier this week in which he detailed IMEC’s vision for the future of digital optics. “We are going to replace optics, where we use light …

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ECG sensor detects changes in electric field: in contact, at a distance, through clothing and even through walls

October 12, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors’ EPIC (electric potential integrated circuit) sensors are optimised for use as an ECG sensor and according to the Plymouth, England based company, they offer resolution as good as or better than conventional electrodes. The company says readings can …

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OKI changes name to Lapis Semiconductor

October 12, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

ROHM has changed the name of its subsidiary OKI Semiconductor to Lapis Semiconductor. The name change will become effective on October 1 2011, three years after ROHM acquired OKI. It includes the three subsidiaries of OKI Semiconductor, OKI Miyazaki, OKI …

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Companies join forces on train electronics, target China and India

October 12, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon and Bombardier have entered into a strategic partnership in the field of drive electronics for advanced rail vehicles. Infineon will supply semiconductors to Bombardier for the next five years. These power semiconductors enable energy-efficient control of electric motors in...

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Videos on Clean Energy That Give You the Basics and More

October 11, 2011 3:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One of the most exciting things about the work that I do is having the opportunity to get out of the office and talk with the public about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Last month, we held the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 here in Washington, D.C. at the...

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Companies partner to develop 10Gb/s hi-rel optical transceiver

October 11, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

C-MAC MicroTechnology has reached an agreement with Ultra Communications to co-develop state-of-the-art 10Gb/s optical transmit and receive modules for military and space applications. According to C-MAC, this device will be capable of servicing the needs of all existing and planned...

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14-Bit Capacitive Sensor Conditioning IC draws just 60uA

October 11, 2011 12:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

ZMDI latest capacitive sensor signal conditioning device, the wide-dynamic-range ZSSC3123, features 14-bit resolution and 0.25% accuracy over a range of sensor capacitances and temperatures. Target applications include low power battery driven sensor applications, sensors for humidity,...

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X-FAB qualifies cadence physical verification system for all process nodes

October 11, 2011 12:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Analogue and mixed-signal foundry X-FAB has qualified Cadence’s Physical Verification System for the majority of its process technologies. Foundry qualification means that X-FAB has given its stamp of approval for silicon accuracy of the Cadence Physical Verification System across all...

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Multiplexing Communications Units Aid Taxi Drivers

October 10, 2011 11:08 am | by Dave Rice, Electronics Design Engineer at GB Electronics | Comments

In-Taxi dispatch control systems have traditionally consisted of mobile data units, which exchange dispatch information with the central office using Public Mobile Radio (PMR).

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OpenET Alliance announces API for energy efficient 4G handsets

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

The OpenET Alliance, the not-for-profit organisation that promotes energy efficient wireless transmission through Envelope Tracking, today announced that it has released a new API specification for 4G handsets to support further industry collaboration. Envelope Tracking is the most...

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U-blox buys precision timing technology for femtocells

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

U-blox has made another acquisition – this time, the company has bought Australia-based SigNav. This follows the news last week that U-blox had acquired Fusion Wireless. SigNav is a 15-year veteran in precision-timing and reference frequency technologies required by consumer …

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