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Full bridge DC motor driver IC in THT package

May 19, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Glyn, distributor of high-end microelectronics, offers Toshiba’s driver IC TB6568KQ for brush-type DC motors. The TB6568KQ is one of the smallest brush DC motor drivers (BDC) in a THT package (Through Hole Technology) suitable for four-quadrant operation. The operating voltage …

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125V Tantalum Polymer Capacitor

May 19, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced the capability to manufacture a 125V tantalum polymer capacitor, more than twice the rated voltage of similar products on the market today. Passing the 100V milestone for the first time represents a significant development in the …

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Collaborative Innovation Drives Economic Growth

May 19, 2011 7:58 am | by Tom Waechter, President and CEO of JDSU | Comments

In my role as the CEO of a global technology company, I’m often asked to reveal the secret to market growth. When I think of what drives our brand and our interaction with customers two words come to mind: collaborative innovation.

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How Would You Use a Smart Meter to Manage Your Energy Use?

May 19, 2011 4:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Andrea told you about smart meters and how they can help you monitor your home's energy usage.

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Ballast Controller for Energy-Saving Fluorescent Lighting

May 18, 2011 4:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

With today’s worldwide energy-saving regulations demanding the more efficient use of available energy, STMicroelectronics has unveiled a new ballast controller capable of reducing design time and costs. The new IC will fulfill the requirements of energy-saving regulations such as ENERGY...

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Small ‘Six-Pack’ MOSFETs with higher performance for automotive applications

May 18, 2011 4:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Glyn, distributor of high-end microelectronics, offers the new RJM0603JSC MOSFET from Renesas. Intended especially for the automotive industry, the IC combines three N- and three P-channel MOSFETs with 60V drain to source voltage in a tiny HSOP20 package. With the …

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Power modules with silicon carbide JFETs

May 18, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, has launched the first standard power modules featuring exceedingly fast Normally Off SiC JFETs from SemiSouth for high-performance solar inverters. The company implemented the MNPC topology with split outs to achieve...

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Making Memorial Day Plans? Be Sure They're Efficient

May 17, 2011 7:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Memorial Day is coming up and there are many ways to honor the men and women who died in service to our country. You may be planning to attend a parade or ceremony, or maybe you're just planning to take a moment of silence to reflect and remember.

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Imec, VIB and KU Leuven join forces in pioneering brain research at NERF and in the Human Brain Project

May 16, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Today, Flanders’ ambitious brain research that may lead to better diagnosis and treatment of brain disease, new prosthesis technologies for patients with a disability, a new generation of more intelligent robots, etc. switches into higher gear. In the presence of …

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Wind River Launches Certified EAL4+ Embedded Linux Platform

May 16, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today announced availability of and security certification for Wind River Linux Secure, the first commercial embedded Linux platform to achieve Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+) certification by the …

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70 to 1050 MHz narrow-band ultra-low-power RF transceiver

May 16, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Swiss AXSEM announced its single-chip narrow-band RF transceiver AX5043 a for the bands in the frequency range 70 MHz to 1050 MHz with a receiver bandwidth of 1 kHz to 100 kHz. The AX5043 offers very long range with …

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PCIM Europe 2011 heading for record

May 16, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

PCIM Europe 2011 is heading for a new record: more than 270 exhibitors occupying 13,300 square meters of exhibition space are expected at the leading international conference and exhitbion for power electronics, intelligent motion and power quality in Nuremberg from …

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Smart Meters and a Smarter Grid

May 16, 2011 1:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Have you heard of smart meters? Do you understand them? If so, you've had a leg up on me until now. I've heard of smart meters here and there from the odd news article or website, but to me the grapevine has been more like an invisible beehive: all buzz and no honey. Where are they? Why...

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PC/104-Plus SBC with AMD Embedded G-Series

May 13, 2011 2:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Kontron PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) MICROSPACE MSM-eO offers OEMs the most powerful embedded graphics currently available for PC/104-based SBCs. With long-term availability, the Kontron MICROSPACE MSM-eO is based on the accelerated processing units of the AMD Embedded...

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Optimize Test Cell Setup with Multitest’s PlugYield

May 13, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, offers Plug&Yield, a unique offering that comprises much more than other so-called “turnkey” solutions....

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