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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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Solid State Supplies cuts the cost of public mobile radio (PMR) with dual-mode baseband system-in-chip

August 22, 2011 8:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Solid State Supplies has announced a low-cost baseband processor that combines analogue and digital PMR processing in a single chip. The CMX8341 is designed for license-free digital PMR (dPMR) radios and implements a half-duplex dPMR air interface together with physical, …

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Renesas Mobile and Anritsu deliver first MIMO Test cases approved by 3GPP

August 22, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Renesas Mobile and Anritsu have announced that their collaboration has developed and validated MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) test cases which have been accepted by 3GPP (RAN5). Whilst MIMO has been available in the networks and some initial products are …

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Examining the MicroSIM Slot

August 22, 2011 5:54 am | by Andrew Stewart, Sales Manager, GradConn USA (www.gradconn.com) | Comments

With the catapulting of Micro SIM from a ‘parked’ format into the market due to inclusion in high profile Apple consumer devices other manufacturers in the consumer section are taking a look at the advantages using the smaller form factor might bring.

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The benefits of solid state lighting

August 19, 2011 6:18 am | by Irene Signorino, Director of Marketing, Microsemi Corporation (www.microsemi.com) | Comments

The benefits of LEDs are driving adoption in a wide range of general illumination applications due to the unique characteristics of this novel light source. The reasons for choosing LED are many, but the deciding factor is strongly dependent on where the fixture is used.

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Farnell receives Outstanding Sales Growth 2010 Award from MTL Instruments

August 19, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Farnell has been awarded the Outstanding Sales Growth 2010 award from MTL Instruments, a developer and supplier of system infrastructure products and protection equipment to the Process Industries. The award, presented to Jamie Scott, Farnell Product Manager, by Andy Tither, …

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