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Outram Research Collaborates with ScottishPower to Improve Electrical Grid Planning

August 3, 2011 12:22 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Outram Research is conducting a research project with ScottishPower (Energy Networks) that aims to provide new insights into the characteristics of the electricity supply grid, enabling more accurate planning of capacity and upgrades. The research project uses a new technique …

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ADL commences production of PCI/104 Express boards

August 3, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Advanced Digital Logic has commenced series production of its ADLD25PC PCI/104 Express boards. The company offers cooling solutions, optional extras, and connection cables for this brand new Atom “Pineview” D525 platform. The ADLD25PC-SP01000 (1.0 inch) and ADLD25PC-SP0600 (0.6 inch) heat...

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Chloride Trinergy on track to save 80,000 tonnes of CO2 for UK businesses

August 3, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Emerson Network Power‘s Chloride Trinergy Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is on track to deliver savings of up to 80,000 tonnes of CO2 to UK businesses over the next five years. Chloride Trinergy is the first high power UPS with an …

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802.11 Day: Reflecting on the Importance of Connectivity

August 2, 2011 9:18 am | by Craig Barratt, President of Qualcomm Atheros | Comments

More than 14 years ago, the IEEE adopted the first WLAN standard, which would go on to serve as the foundation for all further developments in creating today’s Wi-Fi networks. Today, August 2, 2011 is the perfect day to consider the importance and growing uses for connectivity.

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Avago transceiver delivers Fast Ethernet communication over plastic optical fibre

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

Avago has developed a Fast Ethernet transceiver that can provide reliable data transmissions over plastic optical fibre (POF). The new AFBR-5972Z transceiver provides the ability to implement fast communication up to 100Mbps and is suitable for networking in harsh environments …

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Teseq software now features aerospace EMC Test Routines

August 1, 2011 11:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Teseq has introduced an application into its Compliance 5 EMC test software specifically for aerospace DO160 RF emission and susceptibility tests. The dedicated application makes setting up and testing fast and simple. Preloaded example hardware configurations and limit lines enable...

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Infineon extends its XC2000 automotive microcontroller family with new low-end devices

August 1, 2011 11:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon has announced the cost-optimised extension of its successful XC2000 automotive microcontroller portfolio. The new MCUs will give the medium-sized and compact car category access to the safety and convenience applications of the premium segment, whilst enabling their compliance...

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Moore's New Law

August 1, 2011 9:11 am | by M. Simon | Comments

You have heard this one for years no doubt, but it has made a recent splash in the popular press. Walter Russel Mead is taking a quick look at Moore's Law and thinks that it may be running out of gas. He quotes The New York Times...

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Cognovo tapes out software defined baseband chip in 45nm

August 1, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Cognovo has successfully taped out a software defined modem (SDM) device in Samsung Foundry’s advanced 45nm LP (low power) process. The device – based on Cognovo’s latest Modem Compute Engine (MCE) IP core, MCE160 – will enable licensees to develop …

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Fuel Cells Rescued by Batteries

August 1, 2011 6:24 am | Comments

Fuel cells were originally considered to be replacements for internal combustion engines used in traditional vehicles and replacements for traction batteries used in pure electric vehicles.

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Nujira opens Edinburgh IC design centre

August 1, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Envelope-tracking technology company Nujira has opened a new IC design centre in Edinburgh, Scotland with a small team of engineers and plans to triple the centre’s headcount by the end of 2012. Nujira was awarded £175,000 funding from Scottish Development …

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Marl wins Nokia LED contract

August 1, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Marl International has won a contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to supply status indicator LEDs for cellular base stations for the European and Chinese markets. According to Marl, the contract is worth over £2 million. The company created a custom …

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“Saving Money by Saving Energy” Goes National

August 1, 2011 4:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

A couple of weeks ago the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Ad Council launched a national education campaign to help consumers save money on utility bills. Videos, tips, an “energy savings IQ” quiz, and a photo gallery on Facebook - as well as videos posted on You Tube...

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This Month on Energy Savers: July 2011

July 31, 2011 4:27 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Independence Day was a blast, and summer is in full swing with vacations and day camps and whatever else we fill our spare time with when it's warm and sunny. This week, I noticed that the cicadas (kind of like grasshoppers but louder) started singing in the trees – a sign that the...

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Precision Current Measurement in Industrial Drives

July 29, 2011 8:20 am | by Arek Kacprzak and Marc Royer, Texas Instruments | Comments

Government regulations around the world are calling for higher efficiency of industrial motor drives because they account for a considerable amount of our total energy consumption. Higher efficiency requires optimization of the torque and rotor speed...

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