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RF Engines claims performance benchmark for pipeline FFT cores on an FPGA

September 14, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

RF Engines is claiming a new performance benchmark for commercially available pipeline fast fourier transform cores on an FPGA. The company’s HyperSpeed Plus cores process complex data streams in continuous real-time at data rates in excess of 52 Giga samples …

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Fast CMOS DAC launched for data conversion at up to 2Tbps

September 14, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

A fast CMOS DAC for optical transport systems has been launched by Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe. The new 8-bit, 4-channel DAC is in 40nm CMOS technology and its sampling rate is 55-65 GSa/s per channel. This technology supports long-haul optical transport …

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Walking the Walk to a Brighter Energy Future

September 13, 2011 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

There are all kinds of ways to get young people excited about saving energy. Recently, on the Energy Savers Blog, we’ve been pointing elementary and high school teachers and students to America’s Home Energy Education Challenge. This nationwide initiative engages students at...

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ARM and University of Michigan extend research on energy efficient computing

September 12, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

ARM has renewed a research agreement with the University of Michigan under which ARM will fund and work in collaboration with university researchers on ultra-low energy and sustainable computing. The five-year, $5 million extension of the research partnership will run …

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Research project targets 40% reduction in power consumed by LED lighting

September 12, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Partner companies in the EnLight research project are aiming to reduce energy consumption of interior LED lighting by 40%. Germany’s annual power consumption is approximately 500 terawatt-hours (TWh) or 500 trillion watt-hours, with lighting accounting for almost 12% of that …

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DIL switch is sealed for conformally-coated PCBs

September 12, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Knitter-switch has unveiled a new DIL switch designed specifically for mounting on PCBs that are to be “potted” or conformally-coated using cold curing compounds. Thanks to additional sealing along the base of the switch housing, the DBS 3000-SL series is …

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Picochip gains customers in China for TD-SCMA femtocells

September 9, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Picochip has announced that Panda Electronics is using Picochip’s PC8808 TD-SCDMA technology in a femtocell. Founded in 1936, Panda is the backbone enterprise of CEC (China Electronics Corporation) and has a strong focus on communications. The Group is the national …

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Powerstax appoints new Director of Sales for EMEA

September 9, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Powerstax has appointed a new Director of Sales for EMEA – Rob Hill is returning to the UK from the USA, where for the last six years he has held a number of senior posts in the power industry, to …

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Rutronik awarded Omron’s European Distributor of the Year

September 9, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Omron Electronic Components has presented component distributor Rutronik with a special European distributor award for the 2010/2011. The award has been given to Rutronik for unprecedented business growth during the last 12 months. 2010 was the first full year that …

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Are Your Kids Learning About Saving Energy?

September 8, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

We kicked off the new school year by talking about teaching our kids how to save energy at home, followed by more great information about electric vehicles which can save at the gas pump when we’re driving our kids to school events.

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Hospedia and JAOtech renew 6,500 NHS patient bedside terminals

September 8, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Hospedia and JAOtech have completed the renewal of the bedside terminals in fourteen UK NHS hospitals, installing a total of over 6,500 terminals so far. The new JAOtech units form the front end for the new Hospedia T3 system which …

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Nujira appoints new VP of Silicon Operations

September 8, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Nujira has appointed Patrick McNamee to the newly created post of VP of Silicon Operations with overall responsibility for taking its Envelope Tracking ICs from design completion to volume production. McNamee has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry …

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Picochip and ASTRI announce commercial-grade LTE femtocell reference design

September 8, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Picochip and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) today announced that they have successfully completed the design and validation of the PC8609, which according to Picochip is the industry’s first commercial-grade LTE FDD femtocell physical layer …...

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Embedded Software - the Revolution Continues

September 7, 2011 8:30 am | by Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi (www.cambashi.com) | Comments

I'll admit to having been a software engineer in the late 1970s and early 1980, coding for 4,8 and 16 bit processors respectively.Thirty years on, and the embedded software revolution has transformed design engineering.

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UK electronics industry leaders support initiative to tackle graduate skills shortage

September 7, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Senior executives from the UK electronics industry attended a graduate skills event at the University of Surrey this week which aimed to ensure tomorrow’s electronic engineering graduates have the skills required to meet employers’ expectations. Electronic engineering students were...

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