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Audio-Visual Industry Case Study: Channel D

October 6, 2011 11:42 am | by Ken Tumblison, President of Buckeye Shapeform | Comments

Behind every successful theatrical production, rock concert, or television broadcast is a tightly-coordinated production crew making sure all goes smoothly. From lighting and sound to wardrobe changes and directors, the behind-the-scenes hustle and bustle of the production crew...

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Freescale opens Automotive RD Centre in East Kilbride

October 6, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has opened a Research and Development Centre of Excellence (CoE) in East Kilbride, Scotland. This automotive R&D program employs more than 170 highly skilled employees primarily involved in the development of new products for Freescale’s automotive customers...

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Nordic Semiconductor ships 500 million 2.4GHz chips

October 6, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor shipped its 500 millionth 2.4GHz ULP (ultra-low power) wireless chip earlier this summer. The Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specialises in ULP short-range wireless communication in the license-free 2.4GHz and sub-1-GHz Industrial, Scientific...

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Testing LTE Network Capacity Over the Air Interface - Benefits and Challenges

October 6, 2011 8:17 am | by Nick Carter, Aeroflex Test Solutions (www.aeroflex.com) | Comments

The advent of LTE introduces a number of new challenges for capacity testing and requires different techniques and expertise from those used for 3G networks.

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GreenArrays Is Having A Contest

October 6, 2011 5:50 am | by M. Simon | Comments

Green Arrays in conjunction with Schmart Board announced a hobbyist board for the Green Arrays GA144 chip. Things have progressed some since that announcement was made. You can now buy the mounting PC board and the GreenArrays GA144 chip together...

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MTC Micro Tech and EMC Innovation acquired by Acal

October 6, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Acal has acquired MTC Micro Tech Components GmbH and its affiliate EMC Innovation Limited, for €2.4m. MTC is a specialist provider of Electromagnetic shielding products to the European and Asian industrial electronic markets. Based in Germany, with a manufacturing operation …

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The SolidWorks 2012 Road Show Continues

October 5, 2011 10:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I'm sitting in yet another "What's New in SolidWorks 2012" session today - my third this week.  I never get tired of it though, especially considereing that each presentation is "a little different", and each presenter brings something new to the table.  There are some afternoon sessions...

Thoughts on a Two-Year Race

October 5, 2011 6:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

If you were in Washington, D.C. this past week, you probably heard about or even attended our biannual Solar Decathlon. This event started in 2002 - one month after I started working at the Department of Energy, as a matter of fact - and has just completed its fifth iteration. What began...

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eoSemi names Intralink as business development partner for East Asia

October 5, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Congleton, UK-based silicon oscillator company eoSemi has appointed Intralink as strategic sales partner for the East Asian markets of Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. eoSemi has a patent pending for an all-silicon replacement technology for quartz crystals using standard CMOS …

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Cortex-M0 MCU features with Segment LCD Drivers

October 5, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP claims its recently announced LPC11D00 and LPC12D00 series of MCUs are the first ARM Cortex-M0 microcontrollers with integrated segment LCD drivers. Featuring the NXP PCF8576D LCD driver, the LPC11D00 and LPC12D00 are capable of driving any static or multiplexed …

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PCB connector height minimised to 2.9mm

October 5, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Erni Electronics has developed a new IDC-PCB terminal with a total height of only 2.9mm, which it claims eliminates manual preparation of wires prior to termination. The IDC dual contact provides a reliable gas tight connection, meaning costly and unreliable …

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There's more to life than OLEDs and Electrophoretic Displays...

October 4, 2011 12:56 pm | by Dr Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Comments

At the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA in Santa Clara, there will be a focus on technologies such as OLEDs and electrophoretic displays. But there are other display technologies emerging that promise new possibilities.

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iPower conference to showcase UK power electronics

October 4, 2011 3:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

IMAPS-UK and the NMI have released details of their forthcoming “iPower” Technical Conference, which will bring together specialists in the field of power engineering from Science, Academia, Supply and Industry at The University of Warwick on 30 November and 1st …

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New audio ¼ inch jack sockets and 3.5mm connectors introduced by Cliff

October 4, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Cliff Electronics has expanded its range of audio jack sockets and plugs, with new families of 3.5mm plugs and sockets for professional audio, industrial, consumer and mobile phone applications. The new S6 and S9 series of 3.5mm professional audio sockets …

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FTDI confirms Yosun as distribution partner for South East Asia

October 4, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

USB specialist Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) has signed a distribution deal with Yosun Industrial. Yosun will represent FTDI in Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. FTDI says this new distribution partnership will give engineering and procurement staff in these...

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