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Wireless expert Parrot seeks acquisitions

March 8, 2011 9:09 am | News | Comments

French wireless devices specialist Parrot (PARRO.PA) is looking for acquisitions and has up to 40 million euros available to spend, its finance director told Reuters on Tuesday.

Hackers target French Finance Ministry, G-20 plans

March 8, 2011 9:06 am | News | Comments

Hackers infiltrated French government computers in search of information about France's leadership of the Group of 20 leading economies, the country's budget minister said Monday.

Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids

March 8, 2011 9:04 am | News | Comments

Eden Sawczenko used to recoil when other little girls held her hand and turned stiff when they hugged her. This year, the 4-year-old autistic girl began playing with a robot that teaches about emotions and physical contact - and now she hugs everyone.


Premier Farnell and Embest bring EAGLE CAD software to China

March 8, 2011 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell plc announces CadSoft GmbH, a trading division of Premier Farnell, has partnered with Embest to jointly launch CadSoft’s EAGLE, the award winning software and the best selling Computer-aided Design (CAD) tool of its kind now available for use in the Chinese market.

Gecko microcontroller family with Cortex-M0

March 7, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Energy Micro is to extend the reach of its ultra low power EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family with the introduction of an ARM Cortex-M0 based product line and has improved the low power performance of its forthcoming …

Simplified Multicore Migration

March 7, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EMBEDDED WORLD 2011 – Enea announced that in order to ease the transition to multicore processing for its current and future customers the company will launch the Enea Multicore Migration Platform (MMP). The MMP will help developers of multicore systems …

Validation tools for mobile and desktop systems

March 7, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EMBEDDED WORLD 2011 – ASSET, with its ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments, is the first tools provider to launch third-party validation and debug tools for designs targeting future 22nm based Intel Core processors for the desktop and mobile marketplaces. ASSET …

European Research Consortium to Unveil Breakthrough of Gigabit Transmissions over POF at OFC 2011

March 4, 2011 5:31 am | News | Comments

POF-PLUS, an EU sponsored research consortium backed by some of Europe’s largest telecom operators, including France Telecom and Telecom Italia, will present at OFC 2011 results of its research into and development of new commercially viable technologies for transmission at Gigabit speeds over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF).


Hitex Safety Concept: Honored with the Embedded AWARD 2011

March 3, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Hitex Development Tools has been honored at this year’s Embedded World with the Embedded AWARD 2011 for its especially innovative safety concept. After 2008 and 2010 Hitex has now been selected for this prestigious award for the third time which …

CPU board for high power density for SWaP-optimized VPX applications

March 3, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Kontron expanded its VPX ecosystem with the 3U VPX CPU board VX3035 based on the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor. Integrating the Intel Core i7 2655LE processor, Intel HD graphics and features such as Intel …

COM Express Compact mini carrier board for quick design-in

March 3, 2011 1:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Congatec introduces the new conga-MCB, a mini carrier board for COM Express Compact modules that is perfect for space-critical applications. It is ideal for the quick construction of prototypes but can also be used for high …

The Plastic Processor

March 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Joseph Calamia | News | Comments

Take a bow, flexible chip. This week at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, in San Francisco, European researchers will introduce the world’s first microprocessor made with organic semiconductors. The 4000-transistor, 8-bit logic circuit has the processing power of only a 1970s-era silicon model...

• Embedded PC extension for dSPACE MicroAutoBox II

March 2, 2011 4:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011: With the MicroAutoBox Embedded PC, dSPACE is offering an optional extension for the MicroAutoBox compact prototyping system that is tailored to the needs of current development trends. The Embedded PC provides an Intel Atom processor (1.6 GHz), …


Sprite-based Graphics Controller for Automotive Applications

March 1, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe is pleased to announce the extension of its graphics controller family with the addition of MB88F333 ‘Indigo-L’ – a highly integrated single-chip graphics solution for automotive display systems. The MB88F333 ‘Indigo-L’ is a new sprite-based graphics...

single-phase electricity meter reference design based on Kinetis

March 1, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today announced a smart meter reference design that will be demonstrated during embedded world, March 1-3, 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany. The reference design, which will be featured as part of Freescale’s Smart Energy Wall display, provides a high-performance …...

ISOFACE Digital Input Product Family for Industrial Control and Automation Systems

February 28, 2011 12:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The new ISOFACE Digital Input products expand Infineon Technologies’ product segment of galvanic isolated interfaces for industrial control and automation applications. The ISOFACE Digital Input product family ISO1I811T and ISO1I813T is demonstrated at EmbeddedWorld 2011 tradeshow in...

Magma’s Titan and FineSim Validated for LFoundry iPDKs

February 28, 2011 12:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Magma Design Automation, a provider of chip design software, and LFoundry, the customer-specific manufacturer of choice for analog, mixed-signal and specialized technologies, today announced the LFoundry’s interoperable process design kits (iPDKs) are validated for use with the Titan...

10.4-inch touchscreen panel PC family

February 28, 2011 12:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Input device specialist Hoffmann + Krippner has launched a family of IP65/NEMA-rated 10.4-inch touch screen industrial PCs that use the company’s innovative membrane input technology to support cost-effective front panel customisation in order volumes as low as just 20 units. …

embedded world 2011

February 28, 2011 3:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The embedded world Exhibition&Conference 2011 is all set for yet another record event. Around 790 exhibiting companies (international share 42%) – 7 % up on the previous event – from all over the world present their products and services at …

Low cost laser distance sensor offers high reliability

February 28, 2011 3:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The new optoNCDT ILR 1030 complements Micro-Epsilon’s existing range of economical, low cost distance measurement sensors. The new sensor offers a measuring range between 0.2m and 8m on diffuse reflective surfaces, even as high as 50m when using a reflector …

Display and Input Unit with CAN interface

February 28, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Simple control applications often require small and easy to use display and input units. For these type of applications Graf-Syteco offers the ARGOS K 1010 unit. The display and input unit is also ideally suited as additional unit in more …

A world without bees?

February 25, 2011 10:41 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Beekeepers are facing a sharp drop in the number of bees they keep. In the United States nearly 25% of honeybees vanished in 2006 and 2007. In France, beekeepers have detected a loss of even 50% of their colonies. This phenomenon is called Colony Collapse Disorder and has serious...

AdvancedMC processor module AM5020 with Intel Core i7(5)

February 24, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Kontron announced today the introduction of its powerful double-width AdvancedMC processor module AM5020. Equipped with an Intel Core i7 Mobile processor and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the new Kontron AM5020 can produce an amazing amount of computing power, with up to …

Ultra-compact photocoupler(3)

February 24, 2011 4:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched an ultra-compact, high-speed inverter-type photocoupler that features guaranteed extended temperature performance while complying with the reinforced isolation class requirements of international safety standards. The TLP708 is ideal for home...

Hardware-based IEEE 1588v2 PTP IEC 61850-3 Ethernet Switches

February 24, 2011 3:28 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Accurate timing and synchronization is essential to achieving next-generation Smart Grids technologies for the power industry. Moxa’s PT-7728-PTP series switches, which support the IEEE 1588v2 protocol with hardware time stamping to deliver nanosecond-accurate synchronization over...

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