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New test generator simulates supply dips, drops and variations

August 26, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

European test house Teseq has developed the NSG 3040-DDV generator which provides test waveforms for simulating Supply Dips, Drops and Variations. The new generator is the first in a series of single-function generators derived from the successful NSG 3040 family …

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RF Connectors on show at European Microwave Week

August 26, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Intelliconnect will be showing off their UK-manufactured 50? Coaxial and Triaxial RF connectors at European Microwave Week, 11-14 October in Manchester, UK. Intelliconnect can be found at stand number 618. Offering a very wide range of standard connectors, including N,C,TNC, …

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Have You Seen Energy Efficiency Improvements in Your Neighborhood?

August 25, 2011 5:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Erin shared the results of a major energy efficiency retrofit at her local library. Efficiency improvements over several years include installing 250 solar panels on the roof, upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, and others. The library has been saving over $57,000 per year...

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World’s first no-offset bus buffers enable I2C buses over 1km

August 25, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP has introduced the industry’s first no-offset I2C-bus buffers, which enable system designers to isolate capacitance and interface with other bus buffers. The PCA9525 and PCA9605 bus buffers use the no-offset scoreboard method to decide signal direction, rather than using …

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High power caps available with high-frequency performance

August 25, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

AVX has expanded its HQ Series MLC surface mount RF power capacitors to include P90 dielectric versions for high power high frequency applications. The HQ Series MLC with the P90 dielectric material features an ultra-low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and …

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Solid State Supplies wins franchise for Quectel low-cost GSM and GPS embedded wireless modules

August 25, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Solid State Supplies has won a UK and Ireland franchise with Quectel Wireless Solutions, a Chinese manufacturer of wireless communications modules for M2M applications. The modules, which cover 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless standards, are competitively priced, starting at under …

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NXP’s launches the industry’s first ISO compliant CAN Partial Networking Solution

August 24, 2011 4:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP has launched the first NWP ISO 11898-6 and AUTOSAR R3.2.1 compliant solution supporting CAN Partial Networking. In current in-vehicle networking architectures, all ECUs are always active and consuming power when the vehicle is in use. By intelligently de-activating those …

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TT electronics to demonstrate Integrated Products and Services Approach to Defence Applications at DSEi

August 24, 2011 4:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

TT electronics will be highlighting its range of innovative high-rel components and compliant services for military vehicle applications at the forthcoming DSEi event in London (13-16 September). TT electronics’ stand, number S5-390, will feature examples of the very latest applications...

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Fujitsu announces single chip solution for automotive hybrid instrument clusters

August 24, 2011 4:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has expanded its line-up for instrument clusters with the introduction of the MB9EF126 ‘Calypso’. It’s the first member of Fujitsu’ s FCR4 family of devices to be based on the ARM CortexTM-R4 core operating at up to …

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Energy-Saving Projects in My Community

August 23, 2011 1:28 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Working in the communications office at the Department of Energy, I’m always researching, writing, and talking about our latest initiatives. Topics run the gamut - from student-led solar competitions to engineering breakthroughs in electric vehicle design. I’ve learned that...

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u-blox’ 3G surface-mount module is approved for ATT network

August 23, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

AT&T has approved u-blox’ LISA 3G wireless module for use on its mobile broadband network. According to u-blox, LISA is the smallest 3G surface-mount module in the world. LISA is targeted for use in M2M, telematics, and other mobile devices …

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Communication Still Key to Customer Service

August 23, 2011 5:17 am | by Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials, LORD(http://www.lord.com/) | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

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Mitsubishi shows off world’s first large-screen home cinema laser display at IFA 2011

August 23, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric is demonstrating its Home Cinema Laser Display at IFA 2011. This product is the latest generation of Mitsubishi’s laser technology 3D home cinema display, and it’s the first time this has been seen by a European audience. To …

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EBV and Aptina sign European distribution agreement

August 23, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

EBV Elektronik and CMOS image sensor company Aptina, a spin off from Micron, have announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Aptina products to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Image sensors, and sensors in general, are …

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Oh, the Joys of Energy-Inefficient Smartphone Ownership!

August 22, 2011 10:27 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

So, I recently purchased my first smartphone. For the most part, I love the daylights out of it. But you know what? Its battery life is horrible

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