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EnSilica launches version 2.5 of its eSi-RISC Development Suite

October 31, 2011 8:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

EnSilica has launched the eSi-RISC Development Suite v2.5, a new version of its complete development environment for evaluating the EnSilica family of eSi-RISC highly configurable and low-power soft processor cores and the development of embedded applications. The eSi-RISC Development...

Solid State Supplies appoints business development director

October 31, 2011 8:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

UK distributor Solid State Supplies has appointed Colin Jacobs as director of business development. Jacobs, who started his career in electronic components with the Memec Group, joins Solid State Supplies after 6 years as European Business Development Director for Acal …

Nordic Semiconductor signs Mouser worldwide

October 31, 2011 8:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Mouser has signed a global distribution agreement with ultra-low-power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor. Mouser customers will now have access to Nordic’s portfolio of 433/868/915 MHz and 2.4GHz ISM band SoCs and transceivers, single chip ANT protocol solutions, and Bluetooth...


This Month on Energy Savers: October 2011

October 31, 2011 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments


'Energize' Your Neighborhood this Halloween: Carve an Energy Pumpkin!

October 28, 2011 1:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Re-posted from the blog. See original version.

How Are You Planning To Save Energy This Halloween?

October 28, 2011 10:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Elizabeth talked about her annual effort to keep her thermostat low through fall and winter. When it gets too chilly and she's tempted to turn up the heat, this year she's planning to crochet some blankets instead to keep warm!

Steve Jobs' Full Legacy Yet to be Written - What's Next?

October 28, 2011 4:27 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Comments

Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.


All-digital audio solution brings high definition quality to multimedia devices

October 28, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics has developed a new all-digital audio solution with the launch of the WM8996, its latest Audio Hub and the WM9082 Class-D digital input speaker amplifier. Aimed at the smartphone and tablet PC market, the device provides designers with …


Gateway-logger device pushes solar power monitoring data to multiple web portals

October 28, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi has introduced a gateway logger device that integrates with EoS Array – its complete solution for control, protection and monitoring of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. The new EoS-Gate gathers data from solar power installation powered by Eos-Array...

132 LED driver features industry’s highest efficiency and smallest size

October 28, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Austriamicrosystems has announced the AS1130, which it claims is the most advanced and smallest dotmatrix LED driver (channels vs. PCB space) available. The AS1130 drives 132 LEDs but requires only 5 mm² PCB space, reduces external component count, allows use …

Create a Decorative Conductive Fabric Button

October 27, 2011 10:11 am | by Dia Campbell, TechStylist at SparkFun Electronics | Comments

Feel free to change this up and make a button that works with your project, such as a cat button with conductive thread whiskers you can stroke or a guitar button with strummable strings!


National Strategy for Power Electronics demonstrates opportunity for UK to lead sector

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The National Strategy for Power Electronics was launched today at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ London headquarters. The consultation was carried out under the leadership of BIS and NMI. Expert insight was collated to determine how the UK …

Nujira honoured in Deloitte’s Fast 50

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Envelope tracking technology firm Nujira has been named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes. Nujira was ranked the sixth fasting growing company in the UK and won the top No. 1 spot …


New president for Arrow EMEA

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Eric Schuck has been named president of Arrow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Components. In this role, Schuck will lead the electronics components products and services business for the EMEA region, reporting to Peter Kong, president, Arrow Global Components. …

European distribution giant outperforms market

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Avnet Memec says it has doubled its major account base and tripled its monthly sales over a five year period. It has also signed six new or extended distributor agreements in six months – with Renesas, Sierra, Microsemi, Leadtek, Echelon …


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