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Ruggedised version of Xgen 1U-high MIL-COTS power supply available

August 11, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Excelsys Technologies now offers ruggedised versions of its Xgen power supply range suitable for COTS/MIL applications and industrial installations in extreme environments. Now available with conformal coating for protection against harsh environments, the Xgen series of power supplies...


Solid state lighting benefits the specialized medical illumination arena

August 11, 2011 6:09 am | by Joel Falcone, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Lighting, Excelitas Technologies | Comments

Excelitas Technologies envisions a broad spectrum of promising application areas that will benefit from the integration of solid state lighting but perhaps the most exciting and promising area is in the specialized medical illumination arena.


Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics | Comments

Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells.


How Much Energy does Your TV Set Use?

August 11, 2011 2:28 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Andrea compared the energy use of TVs with traditional incandescent light bulbs and talked about the heat coming off her TV set.


RF transceiver company Lime Microsystems appoints CFO and product marketing director

August 10, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Multi-band multi-standard RF transceiver company Lime Microsystems has announced two senior level appointments. Nick Stables becomes Lime’s chief financial officer, while Dale Wilson joins Lime in the role of product marketing director. Nick Stables is based in Lime’s UK headquarters,...

Rutronik and Renesas expand distribution contract to cover whole of Europe

August 10, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Rutronik will now be distributing the entire Renesas product range throughout Europe. Renesas has also selected Rutronik as its strategic automotive distributor for Europe, meaning Rutronik can now also supply automotive customers not previously directly served by Renesas. Other focus...

STMicroelectronics reveals world’s first Independent Calypso Revision 3 Smart-Card IC

August 10, 2011 12:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

STMicroelectronics has unveiled a new secure IC supporting the latest version of the popular Calypso ticketing open standard. The chip supports extra services, and is unique in offering backward compatibility with legacy Calypso readers, allowing operators to introduce next-generation...

Monitoring Transformers is a Key to Predictive Maintenance

August 9, 2011 8:08 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director New business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers ( | Comments

Recently monitoring transformers has taken a great leap forward, as energy-production sites seek solutions to lower maintenance costs.


Vector Fabrics and Imagination Technologies tapping the power of multi-pipe and multi-core PowerVR GPUs

August 9, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Vector Fabrics is demonstrating the initial results of its collaboration with Imagination Technologies at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver between 9 and 11 August. Vector Fabrics’ vfEmbedded tool makes it easy to analyse and parallelise software making full use of OpenCL …

Seismic sondes checking out UK Eden Project’s Deep Geothermal Project

August 9, 2011 12:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Seismic sondes made by DJB Instruments are being put to work at The Eden Project’s Deep Geothermal Development. The Development, being undertaken by EGS Energ, involves building one of the UK’s first geothermal power plants, producing heat and generating electricity. …

Infineon introduces smallest integrated receive Front-End Modules for GPS and GLONASS Applications

August 9, 2011 12:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Infineon has introduced a new series of Receive Front-End Modules for implementation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) functionality in smartphones and other handheld devices. The new BGM103xN7 Series devices are the first modules available that support separate or simultaneous...

Feeling the Heat... From My TV Set

August 8, 2011 11:26 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

How many light bulbs does it take to equal the power output of a TV set? Or is it the other way around?


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. …


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...

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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