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AVX develops smallest dual element mulitlayer varistor with exceptionally high ESD value

August 18, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

AVX has expanded its rugged automotive portfolio to include a miniature, dual element AC multilayer varistor designed for use in automotive low power AC circuits. Designated the MAV Series, the AEC Q200-qualified MLV not only has the ability to clamp …

Google Buys Motorola Mobility – Is this the Gee-Phone deal?

August 17, 2011 5:50 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Comments

There is a lot of speculation in the industry as to what is behind the Google purchase of Motorola Mobility and likewise a plethora of speculation on the future of Motorola Mobility now that they are part of Google.


UK EMS company gains full process and quality approvals

August 17, 2011 2:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

UK EMS provider AWS Group was recently accredited by Nadcap, the body which aims to provide continual improvement within the aerospace, defence, automotive and related industries, a challenging approval which completed a comprehensive range of quality and process certifications. AWS...


Aitech to demonstrate new ruggedised COTS graphics boards at DSEi

August 17, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Aitech will be demonstrating a number of new ruggedised and compact COTS graphics boards and highly flexible computer systems for harsh, environmentally-demanding defence and aerospace applications at DSEi 2011 ExCeL London, 13-16 September, Stand S7-1010. Aitech will demonstrate its new...

Marl showcases energy efficient military LED lighting

August 17, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Marl International’s stand (N4191) at DSEi will feature its infra-red LED assemblies providing energy efficient night vision for military vehicle crews. Marl’s stand will exhibit a host of innovative defence grade LED lighting products that provide robust and efficient illumination...

Saving Money on Your Energy-Saving Upgrades

August 16, 2011 9:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Summer is one of the best times of the year to get motivated to make those energy efficiency upgrades on your to-do list, and the Department of Energy can point you to some incentives to make the initial investment more affordable. Energy-saving products will save you considerable money...


Make the Safe Choice, or the Right Choice?

August 16, 2011 6:28 am | by Gordon Vinther, founder and president of Ardent Concepts ( | Comments

Where does innovation – true innovation – get implemented in your product roadmap?  How do you as a product development or R&D team ensure you are pushing the envelope and enabling next-generation electronic solutions?

Tiny 400mA Step-Down DC-DCs minimise external components required

August 16, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Torex Semiconductor Europe has announced the XC9244/45 series of synchronous step-down DC-DC converter ICs which provide high efficiency and a stable power supply with output currents of up to 400mA achievable using only a coil and two ceramic capacitors connected …


New wide input range 200W power supply for outdoor event and broadcast systems

August 16, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Gresham Power Electronics has introduced a new wide input range AC-DC single output power supply designed for use in outdoor lighting and sound control systems. The Salisbury, UK based MIL and Commercial power conversion specialist says the PS200-48-32-GR features an …

Ignis acquired by Finisar

August 16, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Ignis, the Norwegian provider of optical components and network solutions for fiber optic communications, has been acquired by Finisar. As a result of its previously-announced recommended voluntary public offer and subsequent mandatory public offer to acquire all outstanding Ignis shares...

New Local Incentive Search Widget: DSIRE

August 15, 2011 8:30 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The Energy Savers mailbox gets requests for the latest in tax credits, appliance rebates, and other energy efficiency incentives on a regular basis. So when the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) released its new incentive search widget, we were thrilled...


Digital voltage regulator minimises space and energy usage

August 15, 2011 7:21 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules has introduced an additional member in its family of 3E second-generation digital point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators with a new vertical-mount variant of the recently announced 40A-output BMR464 series. The new BMR464-SIP (BMR4642002) meets demands to save...

Samsung selects U-Blox latest-generation GPS chip

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

u-blox’ latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices. This includes the SEN-410, Samsung’s most sophisticated multimedia navigator with 3D display and high-definition 7-inch touchscreen. The latest line...


Optimizing RF Systems

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by Pushkar Nandkar and Balasatish Gurlinka, Applications Engineers, Cypress Semiconductor | Comments

Wireless technology, with its ability to increase system flexibility and mobility, has become an integral part of many embedded and consumer applications. Even a simple RF system, however, introduces many critical design issues with a fair number of tradeoffs.


easyRadio Advanced wireless modules reduce development time

August 15, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Short range radio company LPRS is delivering production quantities of its latest generation of wireless modules, easyRadio Advanced (eRA). Manufactured in the UK, eRA offers significant improvements over earlier generations of easyRadio products and incorporates the latest version of...


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