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19-inch Rack Cases are EMC Screened

April 26, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec added to its family of 19 inch rack cases with the Veroshield 19” EMC screened version, which combines the ability to mount a wide range of electronic, electric and electro-mechanical equipment in a standard 19” enclosure with good EMC performance.

RJ45 Connectors Enhanced for EMI Protection

April 26, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Y-ConRJ45 Series from Yamaichi Electronics, used in a variety of industrial applications, has been further developed specifically to provide desirable EMI protection. Special contact springs for the plug area of the Y-ConCover-10-E and Y-ConCover-40-E...

GNSS Receiver Module Integrates GPS and Glonass

April 26, 2011 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fastrax Ltd. unveiled the Fastrax IT600, including GPS, Russian-based Glonass, Japanese QZSS and SBAS in a single receiver module. In addition to currently supported Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the module is designed to also support other positioning systems...

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Infrared demonstrator includes integrated Fisheye optics

April 26, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sofradir and Onera announced today that they will demonstrate a new infrared (IR) detector with integrated Fisheye optics at Sofradir booth No 503 during the SPIE 2011 Defense, Security & Sensing Exhibition...

CISSOID Releases THEMIS-ATLAS Power Driver Evaluation Kit

April 26, 2011 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

CISSOID released an Evaluation Kit for THEMIS and ATLAS, a power transistor driver chipset specifically designed for motor drives and power converters for applications such as aerospace, renewable energies and electric & hybrid vehicles.

Infrared imaging sensor features enhanced factor of merit

April 26, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

ULIS announced today that it will launch Pico640E, a new VGA (video graphics array) 640 x 480 17-micron IR imaging sensor that offers new advantages in size, performance and factor of merit.

Additional options and kits for the versatile Options Board family

April 26, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vero Technologies has expanded its Options Board family, which provides a simple method of providing multiple interconnect formats, with the addition of a 9-way min D, USB A and B mezzanine interface board to the existing 15-way min D, USB A or B, 25-way Min D, USB A or B and 37-way Min D versions.

New themes for KICs discussed at the EIT’s “Vision for the Future” Stakeholder Conference(3)

April 25, 2011 4:25 pm | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) brings together stakeholder...

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Cord Cutting & OTT – Threat or Opportunity for Cable MSOs?

April 25, 2011 1:22 pm | News | Comments

Headlines from various research firms that overplay the risk of cord cutting illustrate just how important over-the-top (OTT) video services have quickly become in the whole home entertainment experience.

Ariane 5’s second launch of 2011

April 25, 2011 5:51 am | News | Comments

Last night, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn, into their planned transfer orbits. Flight VA201 was the second Ariane 5 launch of 2011.

Optical technologies shape the car of the future at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011

April 25, 2011 5:22 am | News | Comments

Modern optical technologies, frequently used in automobile manufacturing, are now finding their way into the automobile itself. Car manufacturers already use CO2 and sold-state lasers for cutting and welding automobile body sheet metal.

SMK Europe to Showcase MOVEA’S MotionIC Platform at ANGA Cable

April 25, 2011 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMK Europe NV announced today its strategic technology partnership with Movea, and will present Movea’s patented MotionIC platform to the Cable Television market at ANGA Cable 2011 in Cologne.

Sensor Data up for Grabs

April 22, 2011 6:31 am | by John Brandon, Technology Review | News | Comments

Distributed wireless sensors are increasingly being used to monitor all sorts of things—from water quality in a river to the oven in your kitchen. A startup in the U.K. called Pachube wants to kick-start a revolution in new apps and services...

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Calling all candidates for Concordia

April 22, 2011 5:49 am | News | Comments

They are more cut off than the crew of the International Space Station. They are at Concordia in Antarctica, and one of them is ESA researcher Eoin Macdonald-Nethercott. If you want to follow in his footsteps, ESA is looking for his successor.

Rural development gets help from the sky

April 22, 2011 5:41 am | News | Comments

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has been funding projects in Madagascar for over 30 years to eradicate rural poverty. With the country facing an exploding population and food crisis, the agency is looking skyward for support.

Early European astronomers determined Easter dates

April 22, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

How do they know it’s Easter? Ever wondered how the exact dates of the Easter break are chosen? Easter Sunday can fall anytime between 22 March and 25 April and, thanks to European observations of the Sun that go back many centuries, the exact date can be predicted as far ahead as 4099 AD.

UK issues warning as smog forms over London

April 22, 2011 5:26 am | News | Comments

The U.K. government has warned people against taking outdoor exercise in the afternoon as a layer of smog has formed over the British capital.

Pope to call space station in papal first

April 22, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Pope Benedict XVI will be in satellite contact with two Italian astronauts aboard the International Space Station in what would be the first papal call to space.

Colorize your display with Quattro LED

April 21, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Batron (Distributor: Data Modul) is once more adding a new high-resolution display module to their chip-on-glass family. A special feature of this display is an absolutely innovative backlighting concept, the Quattro LED. The LCM incorporates not only 6 super high …

Advantech selects Innovasic’s RapID Platform for EtherNet/IP I/O Modules

April 21, 2011 4:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Innovasic Semiconductor is pleased to announce that Advantech has selected the Innovasic RapID Platform and fido1100 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution to provide EtherNet/IP connectivity in their new ADAM-6100 series of real-time Ethernet I/O modules for factory automation. Innovasic’s...

IO-Link sensors

April 21, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

With the HRTR 46B TEACH, Leuze Electronic has developed a new sensor which enables electronic adjustment via teach in and IO-Link and thus configuration and diagnostics in the process. Scanning ranges and corresponding parameters can now be adjusted in millimeters …

Infineon: “80 PLUS Platinum” Compliant Computing Silver Box Reference Design

April 21, 2011 4:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Infineon Technologies has developed the first marketable silver box reference design that enables PC and server power supply units to achieve up to 92.35 % efficiency, while significantly reducing the material costs. Infineon’s solution IFX90ATX300W is based on the latest …

LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present new environmentally-friendly efficient lighting technologies

April 21, 2011 9:38 am | News | Comments

With the increasing scarcity of natural resources, demand for sustainable technologies and efficient use of existing energy reserves is escalating. In response, LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present highly promising, energy efficient solutions...

Cambridge Consultants awarded second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2011 9:35 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its ground breaking through-wall radar, Prism 200. The award follows on from the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2009.

Senior Engineer racing through India to raise money for charity on a glorified lawnmower

April 21, 2011 9:03 am | News | Comments

Wayne Cranwell, a senior engineer from RF Engines Limited (RFEL), is currently racing through India with a colleague, Stuart Jackson, to raise money for charity in a 150cc 3 wheeler rickshaw.

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