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Sixteenth-brick 30W DC/DC converter targets embedded datacom applications

September 27, 2011 10:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced its ULS series of open frame, PCB board mount 30 Watt isolated DC/DC converters to the market. With a 2:1 input voltage range of 36 – 75 VDC (48 VDC nominal), these sixteenth-brick DOSA compatible …

The "What ELSE is New in SolidWorks 2012" Road Show

September 27, 2011 9:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Starting next week I'll be hitting the road with my annual "What's REALLY ELSE New in SolidWorks 2012" presentation.  I've been doing a similar presentation each year since SolidWorks 2007, and it's my absolute favorite way to show off some of the new features and functionality that don't...

Affordability Contest Adds New Dimension to Solar Decathlon 2011

September 27, 2011 7:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Originally posted on the Solar Decathlon News Blog on September 26, 2011. View original post


Solar Decathlon 2011: The Visitor’s Perspective

September 26, 2011 10:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This past Sunday morning I boarded a shuttle headed towards West Potomac Park, site of this year’s Solar Decathlon competition. I wanted to experience the event, now in its 5th iteration, from the visitor’s perspective - so I grabbed a map of the Solar Village and joined a...


Parallelisation tool for multicore NVIDIA Tegra demo at ESC Boston

September 26, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Vector Fabrics will showcase its vfEmbedded software development tool parallelising code for NVIDIA’s multicore mobile Tegra chip at ESC Boston. The vfEmbedded parallelisation tool will be showcased at booth #424 at the Embedded Systems Conference. vfEmbedded already supports the...

Partnership ‘will develop the world’s first 3D Gesture Multi-touch Display’

September 26, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Ident Technology and AU Optronics have announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop a new generation of Multi-touch and 3D Displays with integrated long range free-space 3D gesture control capabilities. The companies say the fast growing tablet PC market will …

Pre-certified Class B self-test library available for EFM32-controlled white goods

September 26, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Energy Micro and Hitex Development Tools have announced a self-test library for Energy Micro’s ARM Cortex-M3 based EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. The free of charge library was developed, tested and pre-certified according to the IEC 60335 and IEC 60730 standards. …

"I Could Not Believe This Event"

September 23, 2011 8:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

That was the reaction from Gary R. after the SWUGN Summit - Nashville.  He was reporting back to the new Southern Kentucky Solidworks User Group as one of two SolidWorks users that came in all the way from Kentucky.  In fact, there were 10 states represented among the 106...


Consumer and automotive rotary position sensors reduced in cost

September 23, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Murata is now mass-producing its SV03 series of low profile surface mount rotary position sensors. Building on the success of the earlier SV01 family of sensors, Murata says the new series is available at a lower cost due mainly to …

Highly integrated LNB downconverters promise low power and improved system performance

September 23, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP’s new family of DVB-S compliant downconverters consumes just 52mA, which NXP says is around half as much as other integrated solutions, significantly increasing the lifetime of the Low Noise Block (LNB) system and improving its reliability. Introduced today, the …

“Green” external power supplies aimed at high volume applications

September 22, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

XP Power has launched the VEH series of low cost “green” single output external AC-DC power supplies. Aimed at high volume cost sensitive applications, the series consists of 5 power levels providing 20, 40, 60, 90 or 120 Watt output, …

Flat and flexible speakers are a work of art

September 22, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

A poster showing a traditional loudspeaker that can play real music is one of the first commercial products to feature Warwick Audio Technologies’ Flat and Flexible Loudspeakers, which have been incorporated into the back of the poster. Because they are …

Signal generator moves into the microwave range

September 22, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has added new frequency options to its analogue mid-range signal generator. The R&S SMB-B120/B120L and R&S SMB-B140/B140L options (L versions without step attenuator) enable the generator variations to cover the frequency range from 100kHz to 20GHz and …...


Wolfson power management technology selected by Armadeus

September 22, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Armadeus Systems has selected Wolfson’s WM8311 integrated power management subsystem to support its latest processor board, the APF51. Aimed at the industrial market, Armadeus Systems’ APF51 processor features a 800Mz Freescale i.MX51x processor, 64MB to 512MB Low Power Double Data...

Companies Look to Attain REACH Compliance Goal

September 22, 2011 7:17 am | by Charles LY WA HOI, SGS ( | Comments

With REACH now fully in force, companies are obliged to declare which Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) exceed 0,1% within their products.



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