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Alps Offers Water-proof Actuator-type Switch

May 31, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

With the SPVQ4H series, Alps Electric Europe offers waterproof detector switches for automotive, industrial and home applications. The actuator-type switches are remarkable for their high contact reliability at micro-current range and a long operating life of 300,000 switching cycles....

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Siemens expands its portfolio with pressure transmitters

May 31, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

With the Sitrans P500 unit, the Siemens Industry Automation Division presents a pressure transmitter to meet the highest requirements. Thanks to its response speed (T63) of 88ms and its accuracy of 0.03%, the Sitrans P500 is able to respond quickly …

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Robust automotive-grade buck regulator ICs with wide input voltage range

May 31, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The new A8582 and A8583 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe are robust automotive-grade buck regulator ICs with high switching frequency and output current and a wide input voltage range. Each device integrates a low-resistance high-side N-channel MOSFET, and incorporates current-mode...

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Is ARM Coming to Play in Games Consoles?

May 31, 2011 9:23 am | by Colin Barnden, Semicast Research | Comments

When the specifications for Sony’s new handheld PSP console were made public in January, they showed that ARM had replaced MIPS as the architecture for the main processor.

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3 Meetings, 3 Meals, and 2 Presentations

May 31, 2011 8:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I don't often do three SolidWorks User Group meetings in three days, but when the CEO is making his first user group appearances, your schedule tends to change.

Getting Ready for the Finals

May 31, 2011 7:42 am | by John Kruckenberg | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is making last tuning and aesthetic changes before the final EcoCAR competition, to be held June 6-16 at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and in Washington, D.C. After March emissions testing and tuning at the EPA, the main concerns for finishing the vehicle relate to

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This Month on Energy Savers: May 2011

May 31, 2011 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

May went by faster than a cheetah chasing a gazelle! Spring is on our minds, and we've been talking about ways to make our commutes and vacations more efficient among other things. Here's a recap:

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EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 4:26 am | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with Evatronix to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

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Altera and Imec in 3D

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Imec just announced that it entered into a three-year research collaboration with Altera Corporation to develop advanced CMOS scaling technologies. Altera joins a growing number of fabless semiconductor companies that are part of imec’s INSITE program, which provides member companies...

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More than Moore and E-Mobility at DATE 2012 in Dresden

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

As DATE’s new concept of choosing the vibrant European clusters Dresden (2010) and Grenoble (2011) as new venues was a huge success and resulted in major growth especially in the Exhibition, DATE has decided to come back to Dresden for …

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MSC joins Intel’s Embedded Building Blocks initiative

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

MSC Vertriebs GmbH has joined the new Embedded Building Blocks initiative launched by Intel®. The objective of this initiative is to offer system integrators and resellers the opportunity to easily enter the embedded computing market using existing standardized modules with …

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Is the 'Last Mile' going Wireless?

May 27, 2011 8:22 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Recently I read the April 2011 edition of the Deutsche Bank newsletter Signals to Investors that covered testing of cellular data speeds in various parts of the US

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High performance power MOSFETs available on short leadtimes

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has announced that its new, competitively-priced AP98T07GP-HF-3 range of power MOSFETs is available on short leadtimes of just eight weeks compared to an industry norm of 12 to 14 weeks. Available in the popular industry standard TO-220 …

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Power Integrations Doubles Power Output Capability of LinkZero-AX Zero-Standby Switcher IC Family

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Power Integrations introduced two new members of its LinkZero-AX product family (LNK585 and LNK586), along with a PI University introductory video course that explains how designers can achieve 0.00 W of standby energy consumption. Launched in October 2010, the LinkZero-AX …

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Vicor adds high-power, wide-input bus converters to family

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Vicor announces the newest additions to the IBC 050 and IBC 048 series of VI BRICK Intermediate Bus Converters. The new family already comprises over 12 models, in eighth- and quarter-brick formats, delivering from 300W up to as much as …

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