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Varta’s CellPac Lite as product of the year

March 21, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The Lithium-Ion batteries CellPac LITE from Varta Microbattery were elected in products of the year 2011. Last Thursday night the products of the year have been chosen officially in Munich. The readers of the professional magazine Elektronik came together for …

Maxwell’s Ultracaps in Europe

March 21, 2011 4:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc., and Maxwell Technologies, Inc., have just announced the expansion of their mutual business agreement to now include distributing ultracapacitors in the European markets. Richardson RFPD carries a substantial inventory of Maxwell ultracapacitor products, with...

Ultracapacitor Module Receives Approvals From UK Vehicle Certification Agency

March 18, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxwell Technologies announced today that the North American office of United Kingdom’s Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has granted European Economic Community (EEC)-Type Approval and Conformity of Production (CoP)...


Breathable protective film for blister packs

March 16, 2011 3:24 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Re-sealable, dirt-repellant, air-permeable: intelligent protective films often have to perform several functions at once. Schreiner ProTech has developed a special solution for a renowned biotech company. It prevents the covers of boxes containing plastic tubes from bursting while being...

Bosch builds new headquarters in Moscow

March 16, 2011 3:23 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The Bosch Group is starting construction on its new Russian headquarters, from which activities for both Russia and other CIS countries will be coordinated. Two connected buildings, one six stories high and the other eleven stories, will be built in …

Push Button with CANbus Output

March 16, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

With IPEbutton, IPETRONIK, a supplier of mobile measurement technology in the automotive industry, offers a compact, smart accessory for IPETRONIK measurement systems. IPEbutton outputs a predefined message to the CANbus once the illuminated push button is pressed. Depending on the...

YouTube buys Irish video tech company Green Parrot

March 16, 2011 7:38 am | News | Comments

Google Inc's online video service YouTube said on Tuesday it has bought video technology company Green Parrot Pictures for an undisclosed sum.

element14 provides real-time updates on supply chain impact of the Japanese emergency

March 16, 2011 6:59 am | News | Comments

Following the recent terrible events in Japan, and the uncertain impact on the electronics supply chain, element14 has created a dedicated online space at By creating this area of the community, element14 hopes that it will fulfil a clear need by acting as a central repository for the whole electronics industry on the Japanese situation...


Flexible customization of embedded motherboards

March 15, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Emerson Network Power is introducing the RapiDex service. The Intel Atom processor is the first to be supported, with other Intel embedded processors being added during 2011. Users of the RapiDex service specify the processor, memory, I/O and connectors and …

EtherCAT Box system for standard analog signals

March 15, 2011 3:22 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Beckhoff has extended its range of IP 67 I/O modules with the new EP4374 EtherCAT Box, which combines two analog inputs and two analog outputs in one device. The versatile combination I/O box offers a finely scalable solution that empowers …

Connector family MicroSpeed with 90° variants

March 15, 2011 3:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Erni Electronics has expanded its 1.0mm MicroSpeed connector family to include a 2-row 90° version in addition to the standard vertical male and female connectors designed for typical Mezzanine applications. The new right angled MicroSpeed connectors support data rates of …

Impact of the Japanese Disaster on the PV Industry

March 15, 2011 8:02 am | by Charles Annis – Vice President, Manufacturing Research | Blogs | Comments

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Northeast Japan on March 11 and the tsunami that followed later killed thousands and devastated huge parts of the country. In the process, multiple nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station were damaged...

Aegis Software and MetricStream Partner to Deliver Total Enterprise Quality Management

March 14, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Aegis Software is partnering with MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, to deliver a unique and comprehensive solution for total quality management across a manufacturing enterprise. The solution...


RS Components upgrades DesignSpark PCB with 3D

March 14, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

RS Components has announced the release of DesignSpark PCB version 2, its free PCB design software package. Working in partnership with Number One Systems, new features in DesignSpark PCB include unique 3D visualisation of PCB layouts, and increased library management …

Family of GreenChip low-power adapters

March 14, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced a new generation of GreenChip power solutions which feature the lowest standby capability in the industry, reaching levels below 10mW. The NXP GreenChip power ICs, also known as Switched Mode Power Supply controller ICs, are designed for …

MCUs Suit Portable Smart Metering, Medical Applications

March 14, 2011 2:07 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

MSC offers eight new low power 32-bit MCUs in the V850ES/Jx3-L Series from Renesas Electronics. These devices are suited to mobile smart metering and medical applications with high memory demand. The typical

XLB Explosives Detection System Passes ECAC Standard 3 Evaluation

March 14, 2011 11:21 am | News | Comments

Analogic Corporation announced today that the high-speed eXaminer(R) XLB Explosives Detection System (EDS) for checked baggage has passed evaluation by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). This is the first evaluation of a high-speed EDS system to the new ECAC Standard 3.

ARM sponsors National Electronics Week

March 14, 2011 10:23 am | News | Comments

National Electronics Week, the UK’s premier electronics trade exhibition (NEW:UK), will take place 12 – 13 April at the NEC Pavilion, the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham UK and will introduce a showcase of cutting-edge technology that is both fun and educational.

Molex Antenna Business Unit Joins Danish SAFE (Smart Antenna Front End) Consortium

March 14, 2011 7:14 am | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated has joined with other researchers to advance the goals of the Danish SAFE (Smart Antenna Front End) project. Scheduled to span four years, the $8.7 million project is being conducted by a consortium comprising...

New license management for ArtemiS multi-channel analysis software

March 14, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

With ArtemiS’Net and ArtemiS’Net(+), HEAD acoustics GmbH now offers two new license management variants for the ArtemiS multi-channel analysis software. “The new options allow companies using the software in their network to flexibly employ ArtemiS where it is currently needed”...

Memory chip prices could jump after Japan quake

March 11, 2011 8:23 am | News | Comments

Spot prices for flash memory chips used in smartphones and tablets could jump after the Japanese earthquake, although it would likely have only a limited impact on global supplies, an analyst said. Toshiba, the world's second biggest supplier of NAND flash memory after Samsung, closed its factories after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Friday.

Downloadable Application Modules for ThreadX RTOS

March 11, 2011 2:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Express Logic announced the introduction of downloadable application modules for its ThreadX RTOS. Downloadable application modules enable ThreadX-based applications to dynamically receive additional instructions from local mass storage or a network. Applications...

Single Channel Hi-Speed USB to UART/FIFO Interface IC

March 11, 2011 1:22 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has further strengthened its portfolio of USB interface IC products with the release of the FT232H USB2.0 Hi-Speed device. This versatile single channel USB to UART/FIFO interface device can be …

LDRA Boosts Automation and Transparency of Test Process

March 11, 2011 1:21 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification tools, has extended TBmanager, a test management and traceability component within the LDRA tool suite. With the adoption of process-oriented standards such as IEC 62304, IEC 61508:2010 and …

Making Boundary-Scan more comfortable

March 10, 2011 1:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Embedded World 2011 – JTAG Technologies has updated its ProVision suite of boundary-scan development tools with the addition of 11 enhancements. When JTAG Technologies launched ProVision in 2006 it changed the way users work with boundary-scan. There have been a …

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