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What's on Your Energy Efficiency To-Do List?

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

This week, Stephanie talked about how she's been procrastinating getting an energy assessment for her house. Sometimes life gets so busy, we neglect to do things that we know are good - even when they're free!

Tektronix increases European presence

November 4, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Tektronix has announced major investments in its calibration services across Europe, including the company’s UK, Netherlands and Germany operations. In the Netherlands, the company ha increased high-frequency instrument and spectrum analyser capabilities to 26.5GHz in Eindhoven. The...

Cortex-M3 MUCs feature on-Board 10/100 Ethernet, CAN2.0B and USB

November 4, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe’s next series of high-performance, low-power 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers will combine Ethernet, CAN and USB Host and Device connectivity in a single IC. Potential applications for the TMPM369Fxxx family include industrial control systems, barcode...


Photocouplers offer guaranteed 20Mbps from -40ºC to 125ºC

November 4, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe has further expanded its family of extended temperature IC photocouplers with three new high-speed, low-power devices in miniature SO6 packaging. Featuring typical data transfer rates of up to 20Mbps, the new ultra-miniature devices are guaranteed for operation...

Can Solar Survive the Solyndra Aftermath?

November 3, 2011 1:17 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Comments

The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power, has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer  all depends on what government does.


Great Expectations

November 3, 2011 8:41 am | by Rich Begen, VP of Distribution, Vicor ( | Comments

I have heard customers and suppliers express frustration about what they get or do not get from the distributors with whom they do business.


Joint solution to develop real world, deployable small cell LTE platform

November 3, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Picochip and Tektelic are collaborating on a phased development of a new small cell LTE micro eNodeB platform. The collaboration will incorporate Picochip’s fully featured LTE development system for small cells, the PC9608, into a real world, carrier-class device ready …

Plexus achieves FDA approval to manufacture ultrasound systems in Scotland

November 3, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Plexus has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture finished class II medical devices at its Kelso manufacturing site in Scotland. Plexus achieved the accreditation following a thorough assessment of its work with SuperSonic Imagine, a …


Exciters turn any windows into high-power wide-range stereo speakers

November 3, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

HiWave has developed a high power, modal exciter that generates high quality audio from high impedance substrates such as glass, metal and wood. The HIAX32C25 exciters deliver loud, clear 20W continuous (40W burst) stereo music from display panels or windows. …

Addressing the Expanding Renewable Energy Marketplace

November 2, 2011 11:08 am | by Art Salyer, President and CEO, Palladium Energy | Comments

According to a recent report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network, renewable energy now accounts for 20 percent of global electricity. 


Convection cooled miniature PSU increases reliability and reduces noise

November 2, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Powerstax has introduced a convection cooling option for its N-03751-PFC Series of ultra-compact AC-DC switching power supplies. The N-03751-PFC Series is designed for outdoor and semi-sealed industrial applications and low noise office environments and its low profile will suit 1U...

ESD simulator features built-in discharge relay

November 2, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

European EMC test house Teseq has introduced a new ESD simulator, dubbed the NSG 438A, that includes an integrated discharge relay circuit to dissipate residual voltage in conventional ESD testing and ungrounded equipment under test (EUT) applications. The relay in …

CommAgility demos interoperability of AMC card with MTI remote radio head and Xilinx CPRI core

November 2, 2011 2:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

CommAgility has successfully completed interoperability testing of its AMC-2C6670 AMC (advanced mezzanine card) with a MTI Remote Radio Head (RRH) equipped with CPRI (common public radio interface), as well as with a Xilinx CPRI IP core. The interoperability tests were …


The Fall of Solyndra was Expected and the DoD is Happy

November 1, 2011 3:14 pm | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Comments

A closer look at the facts reveals that the reality of Solyndra and the solar industry is far from the speculation, especially when viewed from a military perspective.


Can't See the Forest for the Trees

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

One thing I’ve been putting off doing is an energy assessment. I don’t know why – my utility company offers them for FREE!


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