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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 …...


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.


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...



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...


Essemtec Brazil’s Second Anniversary – Review, Balance and Future in One of the Leading Growing Markets Worldwide

June 20, 2011 6:08 am | Comments

Two years ago, the Swiss company Essemtec AG entered the Brazilian market directly. By founding Essemtec Brazil in Sao Paulo, the Swiss family business invested in one of the worldwide leading future markets for electronics.


InfoComm 2011: Is Brightness the New Differentiator for Commercial Displays?

June 17, 2011 11:20 am | by Chris Connery – Vice President, PC and Large Format Commercial Displays, DisplaySearch | Comments

InfoComm, which took place this past week in Orlando, Florida, is by far one of the world’s biggest B2B events in the video industry, with more than 30,000 resellers, integrators, and commercial end-users attending to collaborate on commercial, educational, or governmental projects.


VYCON’s Clean Energy Storage Solutions Keep Gambro’s Critical Dialysis Equipment Manufacturing from Going Down

June 16, 2011 6:18 am | Comments

There are hundreds of thousands of people with kidney and liver problems that rely on state-of-the-art dialysis equipment.


How Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows?

June 16, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Elizabeth discussed her south-facing windows and her difficulties balancing the nice daylighting advantages with the excess heat that can come through these windows in the summer.


SENSOR+TEST 2011 held under motto: “easy to use”

June 16, 2011 1:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The topical focus of this year’s SENSOR+TEST (June 7th – 09th, 2011 in Nuremberg), “easy to use”, was not about a specific technology or application, but rather about real-life usability for the customer. Sensing, measuring, and testing are key technologies …


Enabling Longer-Lasting Broadcast and Medical-Imaging Equipment

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

High-power radio-frequency devices such as medical scanners and plasma generators will offer improved uptime for owners, as well as increased performance and lower costs, by using the latest generation of high-frequency power transistors introduced today by STMicroelectronics. Upgrades to...


Lantiq Chips Power World’s First CAT-iq 2.0 Certified Home Gateway

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Lantiq announced that the company’s XWAY and COSIC product families will power the industry’s first home gateway certified by the DECT Forum as compliant with the CAT-iq 2.0 profile. Deutsche Telekom AG will upgrade its Speedport W 504V home gateway …


MOSFETs with ultra-low ON resistance

June 16, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new addition to its family of low voltage MOSFETs. The new n-channel device – which is a member of the company’s continuously expanding SSM series of small signal MOSFETs – has very low …


JPCA Show - United We Stand

June 15, 2011 11:01 am | by Matthew Holzmann, Christopher Associates | Comments

The near-term viability of the Japanese manufacturing infrastructure has been shrouded by a lack of information, bureaucracy and factors such as limited power output. JPCA was the first occasion for many observers to observe and report on industry conditions with a wide range of first person input.


Energy Harvesting Comes Alive

June 15, 2011 9:56 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx | Comments

Next week the annual IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage event will open in Munich to attendees from 20 countries. The event focuses on the diverse range of energy harvesting and storage technologies, their application and opportunities.


Solar Oven, Take One: FAIL

June 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The first time I ever saw solar cookers was on the news in the summer of 2009 (though that would make it their winter, as I was living in Chile at the time), as part of a development project in the north, which is mostly desert. I had no idea solar cookers were so markedly simple in all...



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