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IAR Systems supports new metrology devices from Texas Instruments

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

IAR Systems, independent provider of software development tools for embedded systems, today announced that IAR Embedded Workbench now supports the MSP430AFE2xx series of metrology devices recently launched by Texas Instruments (TI). IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU)...

Brightest and Most-Efficient Lighting-Class LED Array

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Cree a market leader in LED lighting, announces full availability of the industry’s first lighting-class LED array that help reduce overall system cost by combining superior efficacy, ease-of-design and ease-of-manufacture. The Cree XLamp CXA2011 LED array is designed to deliver …...

FPS Technology Exceeds Energy Star Requirements

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers of consumer electronics and home appliances need an offline switch-mode power supply solution that reduces external component count and increases reliability, while meeting or exceeding today’s stringent energy saving regulations. To help designers meet this demand,...


NXP Extends Fully Scalable USB Portfolio With LPC11U00 Cortex-M0 Series

April 27, 2011 6:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced its LPC11U00 series – a low-cost ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontroller featuring a new, highly flexible USB architecture, as well as a smart card interface. Equipped with a highly configurable Full Speed USB 2.0 device controller, …

VGSA recognizes gases with only one metal oxide sensor

April 27, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Unitronic presents a new virtual multifunction gas sensor array (VGSA) at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany), June 7-9, 2011 at its Booth 638 in Hall 12. The VGSA is an “artificial nose” that can recognize a large number of organic …

2010 PV Inverter Market Share Gainers Revealed by IMS Research

April 27, 2011 7:23 am | News | Comments

Power-One was the PV inverter market’s largest share gainer in 2010, moving up to second in the global rankings according to IMS Research’s latest report on the market. The report will also reveal that for the first time all of the top 10 suppliers to the market in 2010 were European...

Andromeda’s coat of many colours

April 27, 2011 7:16 am | News | Comments

ESA’s fleet of space telescopes has captured the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, in different wavelengths. Most of these wavelengths are invisible to the eye and each shows a different aspect of the galaxy’s nature.

Star Projects - Self-adjusting bed

April 27, 2011 7:14 am | News | Comments

The project proposes to design a specialty bed with a positioning functionality that allows patients with limited mobility to change their position in bed without need of assistance from hospital personnel.


Ericsson Q1 profit surges on mobile broadband demand

April 27, 2011 7:08 am | by Simon Johnson, Reuters | News | Comments

Telecoms gear maker Ericsson blasted past first-quarter core profit expectations thanks to surging mobile broadband sales and said it would take until the third quarter to resolve Japan quake supply problems.

Nokia axes 7,000 jobs to slash costs

April 27, 2011 5:52 am | News | Comments

Nokia will axe 7,000 jobs and outsource its legacy Symbian software to slash 1 billion euros ($1.46 billion) of costs as it struggles to compete in the fierce smartphone market.

We should have been safe with Sony, say gamers

April 27, 2011 5:45 am | News | Comments

Sony PlayStation gamers expressed shock and disappointment on Wednesday at a massive data hack in which their names, addresses and credit-card details might have been stolen from the PlayStation Network.

CERN physics lab downplays claim of key discovery

April 27, 2011 5:41 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest particle physics lab on Tuesday played down claims of a major discovery, after a leaked memo hinting that the elusive Higgs boson - or 'God particle' - may have been found ricocheted around science websites.

MOS-AK-GSA Modeling Working Group Holds Spring Workshop in Paris

April 27, 2011 5:31 am | News | Comments

The MOS-AK/GSA Modeling Working Group, a global compact modeling standardization forum, held its annual spring workshop on April 7-8, 2011 at LIP6/ Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in Paris, France. More than 60 international academic researchers...


EuroNanoForum 2011 - 30 May - 1 June 2011, Budapest

April 26, 2011 11:34 am | News | Comments

The event will cover the whole life cycle of nanotechnology, from basic research to nanotechnology-enabled products. In addition to a full conference programme, a matchmaking programme and exhibition will maximize opportunities for networking.

COTECH 2nd Micro-Nano Moulding Workshop - Technologies and Applications

April 26, 2011 11:30 am | News | Comments

The Workshop will present the latest technologies and applications within the field of micro and nano moulding with presentations by speakers from industrial partners, research centers and universities.

COTECH, PhD Summer School - ''Micro Mechanical System Design & Manufacturing''

April 26, 2011 11:27 am | News | Comments

This course is situated in the context of emerging micro/nano technologies. The attendees will get insights into the complete product development from requirements and technology possibilities to manufacturing and testing, in an industrial perspective.

''Plagiarism hunters'' plague German politicians

April 26, 2011 11:23 am | by Eric Kelsey, Reuters | News | Comments

A group of anonymous internet activists have surged to prominence in Germany by examining the doctoral dissertations of politicians for plagiarism on a public Internet site.

Is Europe ready to put its data in the clouds?

April 26, 2011 11:19 am | by Eva Dou, Reuters | News | Comments

The American computer scientist John McCarthy -- who coined the phrase "artificial intelligence" -- predicted in 1961 that computing power may someday become a public utility, much like electricity or water.

PXI Battery Simulator Features Remote Sense Connections, Fast Correction Loop

April 26, 2011 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces’ 41-743 single-channel battery simulator is designed to support the testing of battery operated devices. It provides a fast responding adjustable power supply capable of providing voltages up to 6 V and output currents up to 2.8 A.

Programmable Power Source Provides Regulated Output and Dual Voltages for Dips and Drops Testing

April 26, 2011 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has released the VAR 3005, a dual voltage power source controlled by the company’s NSG 3000 series of EMC test generators. This new programmable power source regulates test voltage and generates the reduced voltage for dips and drops...

Cool, Compact Source Delivers More than 100 W CW at 2.45 GHz

April 26, 2011 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emblation Microwave introduced its model ISYS245 microwave generator for commercial, industrial, research, and test applications requiring a high-power microwave source. The extremely compact source generates more than 100 W CW output power at 2.45 GHz.

PCB-Type AC-DC Power Supplies Have 10-Year Life

April 26, 2011 7:37 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda EMEA has extended the reach of its ZWS-BAF Series of PCB-type AC-DC power supplies by adding two lower power models. The company asserts the 50-Watt ZWS50BAF and 75-Watt ZWS75BAF combine high efficiency even at low load conditions...

600-Watt Power Module is Designed For Use in MicroTCA Systems

April 26, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gresham Power Electronics introduced the PS-1138 high-power module for use in MicroTCA systems. It supports shelves, cubes, MicroTCA enclosures, and other implementations and complies with the PICMG MicroTCA Revision 1.0 specification.

Janus Remote Communications Opens European Facility

April 26, 2011 7:17 am | News | Comments

Janus Remote Communications announces the opening of their new European sales and production headquarters in Shannon, Ireland, to support its expanding International customer base. The Shannon operation will provide Janus products...

Power Module Provides 600 Watts in MicroTCA Form Factor

April 26, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital Power announced the release of its MicroTCA 600-Watt AC product, the PS-1138, an AC-DC, double–width, full-size (6 HP) MicroTCA compliant power module. The module is designed for use in any MicroTCA enclosure.

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