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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 …

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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 …

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“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, …

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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 …

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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 …...

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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...

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Companies Look to Attain REACH Compliance Goal

September 22, 2011 7:17 am | by Charles LY WA HOI, SGS (www.sgs.com/ee) | 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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Are You Attending Solar Decathlon This Year?

September 22, 2011 3:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This Friday marks the first day of Solar Decathlon 2011, an annual event that challenges collegiate teams - from the United States and around the world - to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

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HSPA/LTE accounts for 20% of all European PC broadband connections

September 21, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, HSPA/LTE accounted for 20.6% of the total number of broadband connections in Europe at the end of 2010. The number of HSPA/LTE mobile broadband subscribers (connected PCs and …

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Distributor builds on European growth by opening two European bases

September 21, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Mouser has opened two new customer service centers in Stockholm, Sweden, and Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This news follows the opening of Mouser branches in Spain and the Czech Republic earlier this year. The company recently reported 2011 sales in Europe …

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Serving the International Wireless Marketplace

September 21, 2011 7:53 am | by Donn Wilkins, VP Channel Management, Interop Technologies (www.interoptechnologies.com) | Comments

We at Interop Technologies see almost endless opportunities in the international wireless market on both a product and a region basis.

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New Trends in Learning Reflect a Changing Workforce

September 21, 2011 4:55 am | by Laurie Keyser Brunner, Senior Vice President of Global Client Services, ESI International, www.esi-intl.com; Reprinted with permission of ESI International. Copyright 2011 | Comments

People are now the primary investment within organizations. As such, professional development initiatives must keep pace. Learning programs need to be more agile, adaptive and occur as quickly as possible to maximize the productivity of employees and adjust to a tech-savvy, global workforce with different learning styles. 

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The Future of Concentrator PV

September 20, 2011 2:23 pm | Comments

Some of you may know the spectacular sight of solar farms in desert areas with hundreds of specialized PV panels that turn to the sun just like sunflowers do. These are concentrator PV panels: high-efficiency solar panels consisting of

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Philips selects Nordic’s RF transceivers for its latest remote control

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

Philips Home Control’s QWERTY keypad-equipped DUAL infrared/RF remote control is using Nordic Semiconductor’s RF technology. RF eliminates the need for IR’s line-of-sight access, allowing devices to be controlled in the presence of obstacles and even interior walls (up to a …...

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Fujitsu and Fraunhofer IIS co-operate on nanometre technology

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

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) are facilitating the development of future-proof nanometre chips for their customers by exchanging expertise and granting mutual access to their IP pools. Research and development projects aimed at...

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