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Automotive window lift reference design features analogue-integrated Freescale MCU

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

Freescale and Tongji University (Shanghai, China) have jointly developed a reference design for automotive window lift systems. The reference design, based on Freescale’s S12 MagniV S12VR64 mixed-signal microcontroller, provides a ready-to-use, rugged anti-pinch window lift control...

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How Do You Like the Monthly Recaps?

September 2, 2011 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

No doubt you’ve noticed them by now, but this year we started a regular column on the Energy Savers blog where we show you what’s new on the website, what we’ve talked about, our weekly questions, and a few posts from the archives.We’d like to know: Do you find the...

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This Month on Energy Savers: August 2011

September 1, 2011 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

August was the hottest month on record for some of us, while others braced ourselves for the likes of hurricane Irene and earthquakes! Unfortunate power outages aside, saving energy is always a hot topic during the dog days of summer. See what we've been talking about in August:

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Survey reveals SSD and flash drives are reliable but not foolproof

September 1, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

According to a recent survey carried out by data recovery company Kroll Ontrack, while more than 90% of respondents perceive SSD/Flash failure rates to be minimal and the technology to be reliable, 57% of respondents have experienced data loss with …

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Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debug solution supports MIPS32 M14K Core Family

September 1, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The TRACE32 series of debugging solutions from Lauterbach now supports MIPS Technologies’ MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc processor cores. This announcement builds on Lauterbach’s already extensive support for the MIPS architecture, including the MIPS32 M4K core, bringing the TRACE32 debugging...

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Freescale rolls out first products in wireless base station processor portfolio

September 1, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Freescale is sampling its first “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. The QorIQ Qonverge PSC9132 system-on-chip for picocell and PSC9130/31 for femtocell base stations share a single, scalable architecture that...

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IAR Systems delivers hardware debug integration for TMS570 family

August 31, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

IAR Systems has announced XDS100v2 emulator debug support for Texas Instruments’ TMS570 microcontroller family in IAR Embedded Workbench. The XDS100v2 integration enables software applications to be debugged on hardware in real-time using the IAR C-SPY debugger. The ARM Cortex-R4F based...

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Intel Atom power management companion chip adopted in computer-on-module

August 31, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor has announced its companion IC for the Intel Atom processor E6xx series, DA6011, has been adopted by Taiwan based ADLINK Technology for its mini size COM Express type 10 module, nanoX-TC. Measuring just 84×55 mm the nanoX-TC is …

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Turkcell and Huawei select NXP technology to launch first NFC-enabled smartphone in Turkey

August 31, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP has announced that Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell has selected the company’s PN544 near field communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell’s recently launched T20 smartphone. The T20 handset, manufactured by Huawei, is a low-cost Android NFC-enabled smartphone. It will …...

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Motion control enabled TV remote powered by partnership

August 30, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Key features of SMK Europe’s newly launched RemoPad remote control are powered by Movea’s motion sensing technologies. RemoPad, designed for cable, satellite and IPTV operators, integrates Movea’s SmartMotion technology for gesture recognition that simplifies navigating through the user...

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Arrow and Dialog sign EMEA deal

August 30, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Dialog Semiconductor to distribute the company’s full range of products throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Dialog creates energy-efficient, highly integrated, mixed-signal circuits optimised for personal portable,...

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8-bit Embedded Flash MCUs promise energy savings

August 30, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe has made available a new series of its F2MC-8FX family of high-performance 8-bit microcontrollers with embedded flash memory. The new 32-pin MB95F430 series includes several products with four channels of built-in analogue voltage comparators as well as...

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Designing robots for dangerous activities

August 30, 2011 7:09 am | Comments

Shigeo Hirose at the Tokyo Institute of Technology describes their approach for creating practical robots for doing work too hazardous for humans.

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Back to School!

August 29, 2011 12:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, millions of kids across the United States are heading back to school. Parents are buying school supplies and perhaps heaving a sigh of relief (or shedding a tear). It's a rite of passage.

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Micro-AB USB receptacle from Suyin for sturdy under-board mounting

August 29, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The new 5-position Micro USB receptacle from Suyin’s 020039MB005S507ZL model series features a reverse-bottom, type AB design, and is thus suited for mounting on the underside of printed circuit boards. The AB label means that the receptacle can accommodate both …

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