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Design Talk Live: Johnson Controls to improve energy efficiency at Fort Bliss

January 25, 2012 6:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this edition of Design Talk Live!, ECN's Technical Editor, Jason Lomberg, chats with Mark Wagner, Vice President of Government Relations at Johnson Controls, about the company's new project and other initiatives.

1500 VA AC Power Source Offers Programmable AC Voltage, Frequency Up to 450 Hz

January 25, 2012 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision introduced model 1657, an AC power source. It delivers up to 1500 VA in two selectable output voltage ranges of 135 VAC or 270 VAC, at frequencies from 45 Hz to 450 Hz. With a standard 19" rack-mountable design, this new AC power source is

Visure Solutions’ IRQA Offers Requirements Engineering Solution for Embedded Systems

January 25, 2012 4:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Visure Solutions today announced the release of IRQA Systems Engineering Template, an IRQA extension designed to address the challenges of increasingly complex embedded software systems.


Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Announce Milestone in Joint Development of Engineered Gallium Nitride Substrates

January 24, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. have reached a major milestone in their strategic joint development program started in December 2010 by demonstrating four- and six-inch engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates and launching pilot...

TI Reports Financial Results for 4Q11 and 2011

January 24, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced fourth-quarter revenue of $3.42 billion, net income of $298 million and earnings per share of 25 cents. EPS includes 16 cents in charges associated with the company’s acquisition of...

Lithium-Ion Battery Production Forecast to Grow Nearly 400% Worldwide

January 24, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

A new report has been released from IDC Energy Insights that quantifies expected explosive global growth in manufacturing capacity of Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries of approximately 390% from 6,689MWh in 2011 to 26,149MWh in...

Mouser Electronics to Sponsor NASA In-Flight Interactive Event

January 24, 2012 11:16 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announced its plans to sponsor a NASA In-Flight Education Downlink designed to inform and entertain students. The unique event is scheduled for January 31.

AFE Devices Tout High Measurement Accuracy for Smart Grid Apps

January 24, 2012 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cirrus Logic Inc.’s CS5484/80/90 family of analog front end (AFE) ICs features the highest energy measurement accuracy in the industry, according to the company, to give designers of single and polyphase utility meters and smart energy products a desirable


Pushbuttons Are Presented as Having the Industry’s Shortest Above-Panel Dimension

January 24, 2012 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the YB2 Series of 24-mm square, flush mount and tamperproof panel seal pushbutton switches. These devices are appropriate for applications requiring a low-profile, yet secure and splash proof design. Available in

Plug-and-play Sensor Prototype Kit Accelerates Gas Analysis Tool Development

January 24, 2012 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors announced the global launch of a new Sensor Prototype Kit, a plug-and-play tool deigned to accelerate prototyping, validation and product development for new gas measurement instruments. Supporting PbS and PbSe detector technologies, the kit allows

PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit Eases Development of 10-100 Ethernet Applications

January 24, 2012 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeted at 10/100 Ethernet applications, the new PIC32 Multimedia Developers Kit from element14 offers comprehensive design software support for rapid evaluation and engineering development projects.

Coverity and Wind River Bring Development Testing for Security to Embedded Software Development

January 24, 2012 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coverity, a leader in development testing, and Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, have teamed to integrate Coverity’s development testing platform for security with Wind River’s embedded software.

Imaging live mouse spinal cord will aid trauma therapy

January 24, 2012 7:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A study describes an imaging technique that allows researchers to observe a live mouse's spinal cord continuously over time to gain understanding for treating spinal injuries.


Two Component Epoxy Adhesive Features High Peel Strength

January 24, 2012 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond’s EP21TDCHT-LO two component epoxy adhesive is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures, with a one-to-one mix ratio. Upon curing, the adhesive offers high shear and peel strength which allows

ZigBee Smart Energy Gateway Supports Large Device Deployments

January 24, 2012 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International (introduced the ConnectPort X2e for Smart Energy, a low-cost, enhanced version of the company’s ZigBee Smart Energy gateway. The gateway connects ZigBee Smart Energy devices from a Home Area Network (HAN) to

The Tinker's Toolbox - An Exclusive Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 24, 2012 6:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to  astrophysicist, technology evangelist, and futurist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 SoC Integrates ARM Cortex-M3, Memory

January 24, 2012 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced a demonstration of a radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip (SoC) that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 (2.4 GHz) radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dedicated Smart Energy (SE) 2.0 hardware security acceleration, and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile. A true single-chip solution, the CC2538 ZigBee SE2.0 SoC removes the

Configurable power supplies suit medical and IT-industrial applications

January 24, 2012 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced the fleXPower X15 and XM15 series of multiple output configurable AC-DC power supplies that suit high power medical and IT/industrial applications. The X15 series complies with the internationally recognized EN/UL 60950 safety specification for IT and industrial applications.

Fast Nonvolatile Memory Draws 1,000th the Energy of EEPROM

January 24, 2012 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International presenteed the FM25P16, claimed as the world’s lowest energy nonvolatile memory product with a power draw 1/1,000th the energy of Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) devices.

Wireless History Foundation Opens Nominations for Hall of Fame

January 24, 2012 4:31 am | News | Comments

Today the Wireless History Foundation announced that nominations for the 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame will be due no later than March 15. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Service Provider, Technology, Industry Associate, and Pioneer. A candidate must be recommended by one nominator and two seconders.

Next-generation medical power at Southern Electronics 2012

January 24, 2012 12:23 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

TDK-Lambda UK will be showing off its newest products at this year’s  Southern Electronics exhibition in Farnborough, UK, 15-16 February 2012. The company will be exhibiting its full line-up of standard and configurable power AC-DC power supplies. On show in …

Concealed-head Studs and Standoffs Enable Smooth and Sealed Thin-metal Assemblies

January 23, 2012 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PEM self-clinching concealed-head studs and standoffs provide strong, permanent, and reusable threads for mating hardware in thin-metal assembly applications. Their unique concealed-head feature offers design and esthetic benefits by allowing the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched. This feature additionally

Saelig Annouces Distribution with Plessey Semiconductors Ltd.

January 23, 2012 12:15 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (UK) (jointly announced that Saelig Company, Inc. has been appointed North American distributor for their innovative portfolio of semiconductor products. UK-based Plessey has a 

Skyline Solar Awarded $1.85 Million Solar Plant Contract with the U.S. Military

January 23, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Skyline Solar, a manufacturer of High Gain Solar CPV arrays for the commercial, industrial, government and utility markets, announced that the company has won a $1.85 million contract from the Department of Defense (DoD)...

CODA Energy Launches Flexible and Reliable Energy Storage Solutions

January 23, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

CODA Holdings announced the debut of CODA Energy. The new business arm provides scalable, flexible and reliable battery storage systems to support a more sustainable electrical grid. "The launch of CODA Energy represents a strategic...

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