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EnSilica and Evatronix collaborate on USB connectivity for eSi-RISC processors

May 31, 2011 4:26 am | Comments

EnSilica has announced a collaboration with Evatronix to offer fully featured eSi-RISC processor SoC solutions with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity.

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Altera and Imec in 3D

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Imec just announced that it entered into a three-year research collaboration with Altera Corporation to develop advanced CMOS scaling technologies. Altera joins a growing number of fabless semiconductor companies that are part of imec’s INSITE program, which provides member companies...

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More than Moore and E-Mobility at DATE 2012 in Dresden

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

As DATE’s new concept of choosing the vibrant European clusters Dresden (2010) and Grenoble (2011) as new venues was a huge success and resulted in major growth especially in the Exhibition, DATE has decided to come back to Dresden for …

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MSC joins Intel’s Embedded Building Blocks initiative

May 27, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

MSC Vertriebs GmbH has joined the new Embedded Building Blocks initiative launched by Intel®. The objective of this initiative is to offer system integrators and resellers the opportunity to easily enter the embedded computing market using existing standardized modules with …

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Is the 'Last Mile' going Wireless?

May 27, 2011 8:22 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Recently I read the April 2011 edition of the Deutsche Bank newsletter Signals to Investors that covered testing of cellular data speeds in various parts of the US

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High performance power MOSFETs available on short leadtimes

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has announced that its new, competitively-priced AP98T07GP-HF-3 range of power MOSFETs is available on short leadtimes of just eight weeks compared to an industry norm of 12 to 14 weeks. Available in the popular industry standard TO-220 …

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Power Integrations Doubles Power Output Capability of LinkZero-AX Zero-Standby Switcher IC Family

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Power Integrations introduced two new members of its LinkZero-AX product family (LNK585 and LNK586), along with a PI University introductory video course that explains how designers can achieve 0.00 W of standby energy consumption. Launched in October 2010, the LinkZero-AX …

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Vicor adds high-power, wide-input bus converters to family

May 26, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Vicor announces the newest additions to the IBC 050 and IBC 048 series of VI BRICK Intermediate Bus Converters. The new family already comprises over 12 models, in eighth- and quarter-brick formats, delivering from 300W up to as much as …

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Profitably Ramping Up New Part Production

May 26, 2011 5:32 am | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Comments

When a manufacturer launches a new product or enters a new market, it often finds itself between a rock and a hard place, production-wise. On one hand, it must keep manufacturing costs as low as possible upfront, since market demand can be uncertain and volatile...

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What Steps Do You Take to Drive Less?

May 26, 2011 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, we discussed biking to work and other things you can do to drive less and save more.

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Bipolar Power Transistor Boosts Current Capability by 50 Percent

May 25, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced the first member in a new family of high-performance bipolar power transistors. The new transistors offer an outstanding combination of high current capability, collector-emitter blocking voltage and ultra-low collector-emitter saturation voltage, making...

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SMD Tantalum capacitors operate in harsh environments

May 25, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended its TRM and TRJ ‘Professional’ series of SMD tantalum capacitors. Devices are aimed at high-end commercial applications with an extended product life, such as automotive devices, avionics and industrial equipment. Tantalum capacitors are the preferred solution...

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Current Transducers for Solar Installations

May 25, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

LEM has introduced the CTSR family of current transducers for use in a range of safety-critical applications including solar installations. Two transducers in the new series measure AC or DC leakage nominal currents, from values as small as 300 and …

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It's Time to ACT

May 25, 2011 12:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

In my November 29, 2010 and my February 15, 2011 blog postings, I described some tools and strategies based on behavioral psychology that some companies and organizations are using to encourage people to use less energy and purchase clean energy. Here's another one.

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The Perfect Divider

May 24, 2011 9:41 am | by M. Simon | Comments

Voltage dividers that divide by 10, or 100, or 1,000 are tough with standard resistors. The numbers do not come out exactly with standard resistors. By adding one resistor to the divider it is possible to get the division ratio exact (not counting resistor tolerances).

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