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Make the Safe Choice, or the Right Choice?

August 16, 2011 6:28 am | by Gordon Vinther, founder and president of Ardent Concepts (www.ardentconcepts.com) | Comments

Where does innovation – true innovation – get implemented in your product roadmap?  How do you as a product development or R&D team ensure you are pushing the envelope and enabling next-generation electronic solutions?

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Tiny 400mA Step-Down DC-DCs minimise external components required

August 16, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Torex Semiconductor Europe has announced the XC9244/45 series of synchronous step-down DC-DC converter ICs which provide high efficiency and a stable power supply with output currents of up to 400mA achievable using only a coil and two ceramic capacitors connected …

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New wide input range 200W power supply for outdoor event and broadcast systems

August 16, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Gresham Power Electronics has introduced a new wide input range AC-DC single output power supply designed for use in outdoor lighting and sound control systems. The Salisbury, UK based MIL and Commercial power conversion specialist says the PS200-48-32-GR features an …

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Ignis acquired by Finisar

August 16, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Ignis, the Norwegian provider of optical components and network solutions for fiber optic communications, has been acquired by Finisar. As a result of its previously-announced recommended voluntary public offer and subsequent mandatory public offer to acquire all outstanding Ignis shares...

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New Local Incentive Search Widget: DSIRE

August 15, 2011 8:30 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The Energy Savers mailbox gets requests for the latest in tax credits, appliance rebates, and other energy efficiency incentives on a regular basis. So when the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) released its new incentive search widget, we were thrilled...

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Digital voltage regulator minimises space and energy usage

August 15, 2011 7:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules has introduced an additional member in its family of 3E second-generation digital point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators with a new vertical-mount variant of the recently announced 40A-output BMR464 series. The new BMR464-SIP (BMR4642002) meets demands to save...

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Samsung selects U-Blox latest-generation GPS chip

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

u-blox’ latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices. This includes the SEN-410, Samsung’s most sophisticated multimedia navigator with 3D display and high-definition 7-inch touchscreen. The latest line...

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Optimizing RF Systems

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by Pushkar Nandkar and Balasatish Gurlinka, Applications Engineers, Cypress Semiconductor | Comments

Wireless technology, with its ability to increase system flexibility and mobility, has become an integral part of many embedded and consumer applications. Even a simple RF system, however, introduces many critical design issues with a fair number of tradeoffs.

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easyRadio Advanced wireless modules reduce development time

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Short range radio company LPRS is delivering production quantities of its latest generation of wireless modules, easyRadio Advanced (eRA). Manufactured in the UK, eRA offers significant improvements over earlier generations of easyRadio products and incorporates the latest version of...

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Hypertac develops a 128-way hi-rel miniature rectangular connector for harsh environments

August 12, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Hypertac has unveiled the C128 Series, a new hi-rel 128-way two contact row PCB connector, which it will be exhibiting at DSEi in London next month. The new connectors utilise the company’s proprietary Tortac socket contact technology which has a …

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Two-in-one Low VCEsat Transistor and Trench MOSFET comes in ultra-compact package

August 12, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP’s latest offering is the PBSM5240PF, an ultra-compact Medium Power transistor and N-channel Trench MOSFET housed in a leadless DFN2020-6 (SOT1118) plastic package. Measuring only 2 x 2mm and with a height of just 0.65 mm, the DFN2020-6 (SOT1118) has …

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ST extends Sound Terminal digital audio SoC family for flat screen TVs

August 12, 2011 6:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

STMicroelectronics has released two new Sound Terminal digital-audio system-on-chip ICs for home-entertainment applications, which will enable smaller new-product designs while also running cooler to help designers meet tough product-safety requirements. The STA381BW and STA381BWS are...

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Mobilizing Business Desktop Software

August 12, 2011 4:19 am | by Frank Kettenstock, VP of Marketing, Foxit (www.foxitsoftware.com) | Comments

Gartner Group estimates that by 2015 over 294 million tablets and over 1 billion smartphones will be in use - making mobile devices one of the hottest platforms for software developers to migrate to.

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Digital direction finding receiver covers a frequency range up to 6GHz with 120MHz instantaneous bandwidth

August 11, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

IZT’s new dual channel digital wideband receiver covers a frequency range from 20MHz up to 6GHz with 120MHz instantaneous bandwidth. The R4000-DF2 features a flexible real-time fast Fourier transform (FFT) processor to save valuable computing time in the customer’s direction …

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Ruggedised version of Xgen 1U-high MIL-COTS power supply available

August 11, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Excelsys Technologies now offers ruggedised versions of its Xgen power supply range suitable for COTS/MIL applications and industrial installations in extreme environments. Now available with conformal coating for protection against harsh environments, the Xgen series of power supplies...

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