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Sustainable Design Inspiration at Work

April 9, 2011 6:25 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I recently had the opportunity to get out of my regular work routine in DC to visit picturesque Golden, Colorado. Golden is the site of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus - one of ten National Labs across the country. While there I got to learn from scientists, engineers and...

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What Steps Do You Take to Improve Your Fuel Economy?

April 9, 2011 6:25 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Shannon told you some facts about fuel economy and how you can use less gas and save money at the pump.

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Ipetronik offers CAN bus coupler with German “e1? approval

April 9, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

In order to ensure reliable operation of motor vehicles on the road, German law requires a motor vehicle type approval (Allgemeine Betriebs-Erlaubnis, ABE) – also referred to as “e1″ approval – for all components that are connected to the vehicle’s …

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Double-Action TACT Switch for Portable Consumer Devices

April 9, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Alps Electric Europe offers with its SKSK a double-action TACT Switch suitable for portable consumer devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and peripherals. The vertically operated SMD switch is remarkable for its low-profile design with dimensions of 3.5mm x …

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Intersil and Sony partners for internet cameras

April 8, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Intersil today announced that Sony has decided to incorporate the revolutionary new Intersil Security Link Over Coax (SLOC) technology into a number of its 2011 IP camera models within their industry leading network security camera product family. The incorporation of the …

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RJ45 jack: Unbeatably tiny and small

April 8, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The type 100362XR008XX00ZX eight-position ultra-low profile RJ45 jack from SUYIN for through-hole (THT) mounting has an overall height of just 9.6 mm. Compared to other low-profile products available on the market that also feature drastically reduced overall heights between 11.45 …...

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Pfaff-silberblau Hebezeugfabrik is now Columbus McKinnon

April 8, 2011 5:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The Pfaff-silberblau, ALLTEC Antriebstechnik and Yale brands will continue to exist in Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH and Columbus McKinnon Industrial Products GmbH. Since 2008, Pfaff-silberblau Hebezeugfabrik GmbH, Kissing (Germany), has been a part of the US-based Columbus...

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iW1810: Digital SMPS chip with integrated power stage

April 6, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

The iW1810 (Distribution: HY-LINE Power Components) is a very compact and efficient IC for a digital switch mode power supply to build a small AC/DC supply. The power stage is already integrated and is very robust and low in electromagnetic …

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Infineon expands manufacturing capacity in Malaysia

April 6, 2011 4:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon Technologies today announced it will invest 160 million US dollars this year to expand its production capacity, research & development and to upgrade its manufacturing facilities in Malacca, Malaysia. The investment will mainly increase the capacity to produce power …...

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EBV Elektronik Signs Agreement with Micron

April 6, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company and a specialist in EMEA semiconductor distribution, today announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Micron Technology, Inc.’s memory products to customers in Europe. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of DRAM, NAND …

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Today's Broadband ICs Address European Power Efficiency Requirements

April 6, 2011 10:55 am | by Scott Broughton, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Comments

Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to

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Flexible factor-1-sensor

April 5, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Turck presents compact QP08 in non-flush plastic version for packaging-, installation- and handling-industry. The QP08 is the latest member of the ferrite-core-free uprox+ family from Turck. The compact factor-1-sensor offers a high EMV- and magnetic field stability, as well as …

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Extended safety functions in TwinCAT 3

April 5, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

With the introduction of the new TwinCAT 3 software generation, Beckhoff now offers a pure software safety technology which features additional functions for engineering and runtime. The new concept offers a choice of programming languages and therefore increases the flexibility …...

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Colour sensors from Micro-Epsilon

April 5, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

As of 1st April the company Eltrotec Sensor GmbH will be operating as Micro-Epsilon Eltrotec GmbH. Therefore, Eltrotec is now much closer to the company group Micro-Epsilon. The company Eltrotec will focus on non-contact sensors, its core competency. The company …

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Miniature M5 and M6 sensors

April 5, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Compact integrated-amplifier photoelectric sensors with M5 and M6 cylindrical housings are the latest additions to the Omron sensor range, and their introduction means that the company now offers one of the most comprehensive, convenient and versatile families of cylindrical photoelectric...

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