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Steve Jobs' Full Legacy Yet to be Written - What's Next?

October 28, 2011 4:27 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Steve Jobs’ has left a legacy that is hard to capture. His vision and product from Pixar to Apple are still growing.

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All-digital audio solution brings high definition quality to multimedia devices

October 28, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics has developed a new all-digital audio solution with the launch of the WM8996, its latest Audio Hub and the WM9082 Class-D digital input speaker amplifier. Aimed at the smartphone and tablet PC market, the device provides designers with …

Gateway-logger device pushes solar power monitoring data to multiple web portals

October 28, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi has introduced a gateway logger device that integrates with EoS Array – its complete solution for control, protection and monitoring of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. The new EoS-Gate gathers data from solar power installation powered by Eos-Array...

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132 LED driver features industry’s highest efficiency and smallest size

October 28, 2011 2:25 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Austriamicrosystems has announced the AS1130, which it claims is the most advanced and smallest dotmatrix LED driver (channels vs. PCB space) available. The AS1130 drives 132 LEDs but requires only 5 mm² PCB space, reduces external component count, allows use …

Create a Decorative Conductive Fabric Button

October 27, 2011 10:11 am | by Dia Campbell, TechStylist at SparkFun Electronics | Comments

Feel free to change this up and make a button that works with your project, such as a cat button with conductive thread whiskers you can stroke or a guitar button with strummable strings!

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National Strategy for Power Electronics demonstrates opportunity for UK to lead sector

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The National Strategy for Power Electronics was launched today at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ London headquarters. The consultation was carried out under the leadership of BIS and NMI. Expert insight was collated to determine how the UK …

Nujira honoured in Deloitte’s Fast 50

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Envelope tracking technology firm Nujira has been named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes. Nujira was ranked the sixth fasting growing company in the UK and won the top No. 1 spot …

New president for Arrow EMEA

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Eric Schuck has been named president of Arrow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Components. In this role, Schuck will lead the electronics components products and services business for the EMEA region, reporting to Peter Kong, president, Arrow Global Components. …

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European distribution giant outperforms market

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Avnet Memec says it has doubled its major account base and tripled its monthly sales over a five year period. It has also signed six new or extended distributor agreements in six months – with Renesas, Sierra, Microsemi, Leadtek, Echelon …

Nordic and Mouser sign global agreement

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor has signed a global distribution deal Mouser, in order to give design engineers both inside and outside the US the widest possible access to Nordic’s full portfolio of ultra low power wireless solutions. With immediate effect, Mouser will …

Alliance set to drive advancement of technology in motorsports

October 27, 2011 7:46 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Freescale and motorsports engine manufacturer Roush Yates Engines have announced a new partnership grounded in a shared vision for the expanding role of technology in motorsports. This partnership follows Freescale’s recent opening of its Research and Development Centre of Excellence...

FTDI expands range of ‘Instant USB’ solutions

October 27, 2011 7:46 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

USB specialist FTDI has added two more cables to its USB to digital level serial interface product offering. The new products, which make up the company’s C232HD USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level UART cable series, each incorporate one of …

Rowers reduce injury with motion capture suit that uses ADI’s inertial sensing technology

October 27, 2011 7:46 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

A Dutch scientific research centre is using Analog Devices’ MEMS inertial sensing technology to help reduce the risk of injury and improve the performance of competitive rowers. Roessingh Research & Development (RRD), a research centre specialising in ambulatory 3D analysis …

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Wireless microphone ref design gets 100 hours out of 2 AA batteries

October 27, 2011 7:46 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Nordic Semi and digital audio converter specialist AKM Semiconductor have announced the nRFready microphone reference design kit that provides a complete two-microphone audio streaming solution based on the recently announced Nordic nRF2460 2.4GHz mono audio streamer and AKM ADC/DAC audio...

HCD recruits purchasing manager to avoid shortage issues and hit schedules

October 27, 2011 7:45 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

HCD, the Letchworth, UK-based contract electronics manufacturer, is well aware that the combined effects of deep recession followed by a faster-than-expected recovery and the tragic tsunami in Japan have made sourcing some components challenging. A further complication is the...

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