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Zigbee Smart Energy 1.1 test suite ready at TRaC as standard is released

August 8, 2011 4:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

European test house TRaC has announced that within days of the release of the latest version of the ZigBee wireless data standard for Smart Energy products, it has already concluded a comprehensive product test programme for a leading European manufacturer. …

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Nordic Semi and Broadcom collaborate on Bluetooth proximity fob prototype

August 8, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Oslo, Norway based ultra-low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor has created a prototype design for a small, low-cost Bluetooth low energy proximity fob, and has successfully tested wireless communications between the prototype fob and Broadcom’s BCM4330, the industry’s first combo...

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Touch sensation adds consumer appeal to interfaces in electronic products

August 8, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

HiWave Technologies has launched its first haptics controller IC. The device is designed for use with the company’s haptic exciters to deliver real-time touch feedback to users’ fingertips. HiWave’s haptic solutions use the company’s patented bending wave...

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Arrow Electronics to distribute Zenaro lighting solutions

August 5, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Arrow Electronics and Zenaro Lighting GmbH have entered into a distribution agreement for the EMEA region. Founded in 2010 and with headquarters in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, Zenaro develops LED lighting and lighting systems, power supplies and light engines. The company services …

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New USB to Digital Level Interface Cabling Solutions from FTDI

August 5, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

FTDI has added two new cables to its USB to digital level serial interface portfolio. The new C232HM-DDHSL-0 (3.3V output power) and C232HM-EDHSL-0 (5V output power) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) cables offer a …

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New LTE antennas make the perfect connection even with weak signals and inside buildings

August 5, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Funkwerk Dabendorf has developed an LTE antenna which gets the full performance out of the network even in places where conventional routers or sticks come up against their limits. Depending on the provider and tariff, LTE promises data volumes of …

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Have You Seen Our New Interactive Facebook Promotions?

August 4, 2011 3:27 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

If you haven't seen the Energy Savers Facebook page in a while, you'll want to check it out.

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mimoOn integrates LTE PHY software onto TI SoCs for small cell base stations

August 4, 2011 12:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

mimoOn is collaborating with TI on 3GPP compliant LTE PHY software. TI will offer complete PHY software for LTE Release 8 and 9 for its KeyStone multicore architecture, with a specific focus on the newest TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614 SoCs which …

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Nexeon scales up to production capacity with £40 million investment

August 3, 2011 11:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Nexeon, the company pioneering the use of silicon anodes instead of carbon in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, has received Series C investment of £40 million. This latest round of investment was led by existing investor Imperial Innovations Group and included Invesco …

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NXP Consolidates No. 1 Position in Worldwide ID Market

August 3, 2011 11:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

NXP has extended its lead in the global Identification market, after eight quarters of consecutive growth in total sales across all market segments using Identification technologies. In 2010, NXP’s Identification business unit posted global revenues of $589 million across its …

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Outram Research Collaborates with ScottishPower to Improve Electrical Grid Planning

August 3, 2011 12:22 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Outram Research is conducting a research project with ScottishPower (Energy Networks) that aims to provide new insights into the characteristics of the electricity supply grid, enabling more accurate planning of capacity and upgrades. The research project uses a new technique …

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ADL commences production of PCI/104 Express boards

August 3, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Advanced Digital Logic has commenced series production of its ADLD25PC PCI/104 Express boards. The company offers cooling solutions, optional extras, and connection cables for this brand new Atom “Pineview” D525 platform. The ADLD25PC-SP01000 (1.0 inch) and ADLD25PC-SP0600 (0.6 inch) heat...

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Chloride Trinergy on track to save 80,000 tonnes of CO2 for UK businesses

August 3, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Emerson Network Power‘s Chloride Trinergy Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is on track to deliver savings of up to 80,000 tonnes of CO2 to UK businesses over the next five years. Chloride Trinergy is the first high power UPS with an …

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802.11 Day: Reflecting on the Importance of Connectivity

August 2, 2011 9:18 am | by Craig Barratt, President of Qualcomm Atheros | Comments

More than 14 years ago, the IEEE adopted the first WLAN standard, which would go on to serve as the foundation for all further developments in creating today’s Wi-Fi networks. Today, August 2, 2011 is the perfect day to consider the importance and growing uses for connectivity.

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Avago transceiver delivers Fast Ethernet communication over plastic optical fibre

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

Avago has developed a Fast Ethernet transceiver that can provide reliable data transmissions over plastic optical fibre (POF). The new AFBR-5972Z transceiver provides the ability to implement fast communication up to 100Mbps and is suitable for networking in harsh environments …

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