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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Freescale Semiconductor wins for Sensors

May 23, 2014 11:55 am | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The FXLC95000CL motion-sensing platform from Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) integrates a MEMS accelerometer and a powerful 32-bit ColdFire V1 CPU associated with 16K RAM and 128K flash memory, a master SPI and I2C bus, and external differential analog inputs....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: OKW Enclosures wins for Enclosures

May 22, 2014 1:54 pm | Okw Enclosures | Product Releases | Comments

OKWs SOFT-CASE series of hand held enclosures is now available from stock molded in BIOGRADE bioplastic material. For most applications, this bioplastic material can be used instead of the fossil plastics, such as ABS, which were used until now. Features include ...

NPE2015 international plastics exposition

May 21, 2014 1:19 pm | Events

NPE is a triennial international plastics exposition produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. NPE2015, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will be the largest plastics industry event in 2015. The trade show portion will include 2,000 exhibitors....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: W. L. Gore & Associates wins for Packaging and Interconnects

May 21, 2014 12:35 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Newark, DE) features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications. Features include....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Harwin Inc. wins for Packaging and Interconnects

May 20, 2014 2:00 pm | Harwin, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin’s (Salem, NH) Gecko (G125 series) connectors provide a high reliability, high performance, micro-miniature interconnect solution for cable and PCB applications. They provide a low profile, dual row cable-to- board and board-to-board interconnect solution which is suitable for stacking and cable mating....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Ocular LCD, Inc. wins for Optoelectronics

May 20, 2014 1:47 pm | Ocular LCD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocular LCD, Inc. (Dallas, TX) introduces PCAP touch panels specifically designed for outdoor and marine applications. Crystal Touch, Ocular’s premier line of projected capacitive touch panels, provides a robust touch solution with increased optical clarity, durability, and scratch resistance....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: PLX Technology wins for Market Disrupter

May 19, 2014 12:00 pm | Plx Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ExpressFabric from PLX Technology (Sunnyvale, CA) is a highly disruptive technology that replaces Ethernet and other interconnects within the racks of data centers. ExpressFabric gives birth to “green machines” that ultimately eliminate costly and power-hungry adapter cards....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Humavox wins for Market Disrupter

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative Eterna platform from Humavox (Israel) allows manufacturers to implement wireless power in a way that is conducive to the overall user experience of their device. Eterna’s smart charging platform can wirelessly charge all IoT devices. Features include ...

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America Semiconductor’s differentiator is go-to-market strategy

May 19, 2014 8:41 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief, ECN | Articles | Comments

In March 2014, America Semiconductor introduced a new series of standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers in DO8 and DO9 packages. While the new rectifiers are suited for a range of commercial, industrial, and military applications, the company’s CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Simon admits that “when it comes to product, we’re not re-inventing the wheel here”....

A whole new EDS

May 19, 2014 7:27 am | by ECN Staff | Articles | Comments

After nearly six months of meetings, strategy, and execution, EDS was proud to present a new look and brand position. A board of directors’ sub-committee led by Craig Anderson, Sumer, Fred Bell, Molex, Jim Banovich, Marsh Electronics, and Kris Whitehouse, Omron took a deep dive to define EDS moving forward....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Precision Measurement Technologies, LLC wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 1:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The PCap02 Capacitance to Digital Converter from Precision Measurement Technologies (Clearwater, FL) is designed to provide capacitance measurement of up to 22 bits, over a broad range of capacitance, at update rates to 500 MHz, using as little as 4 microamps of current....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Linear Technology wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 1:06 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The LTC2378-20 from Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) is a 20-bit successive approximation register (SAR) analog to digital converter (ADC) designed to sample analog signals with very high precision. The product achieves its state-of-the-art INL performance by implementing a proprietary architecture....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Inphi wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 12:58 pm | Inphi Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The IN3214SZ from Inphi Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is a quad linear driver designed to enable OEMs to implement more complex and flexible modulation formats that are capable of increasing the capacity of the long haul and metro networking infrastructure by up to a factor of four....

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The "Talk of the Town" from EDS 2014

May 16, 2014 12:10 pm | by ECN Staff | Blogs | Comments

Global economic development, rising Internet traffic, and the ubiquitous popularity of mobile devices are among key societal trends driving design innovation and industry growth. As consumers, we want smaller, more powerful devices with near limitless functionality....

ECIA & ERA leaders discuss industry challenges, expectations

May 16, 2014 8:42 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

EDS 2014 is a joint effort by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and the Electronic Representatives Association (ERA), two of the industry’s top member organizations. As the industry descended upon Las Vegas for the annual deluge of meetings, ECIA President and CEO John Denslinger and ERA President Paul Nielsen discussed the critical issues....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Vishay Precision Group wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-high-precision Z-Foil power current sensing resistors from Vishay Precision Group is for applications where rapid ΔR stabilization and resistance stability under transient power conditions are required. Features include low TCR of ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C, +25°C ref.....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: API Technologies wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 12:48 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The TPS75 Tactical Power Supply from API Technologies (Orlando, FL) is a tactical, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), 75 Amp, DC power supply specifically designed for powering RF and mobile networks, C4ISR applications, and unmanned systems. Other features include ...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Acopian Power Supplies wins for Power Sources and Conditioning Devices

May 15, 2014 12:37 pm | Acopian | Product Releases | Comments

AC-DC power supplies from Acopian Power Supplies (Easton, PA) featuring wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0-135V and current capabilities up to 70A, the 1U format single output voltage power supplies offer 750W of output power. These rack and benchtop modules notably provide high power density....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: EAO Corporation wins for Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

May 9, 2014 1:03 pm | by ECN Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With an improved design to meet an IP67 level of environmental protection, the Series 04 Illuminated Selector Switches from EAO (Shelton, CT) feature optional bright LED illumination and an ergonomic actuator designed to DIN5566-1 standards. The product is also suitable for a wide range of applications....

Humavox Eterna and PLX Technology’s ExpressFabric win 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards in Market Disrupter category

May 9, 2014 12:46 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

ECN (www.ecnmag.com) announced Humavox and PLX Technology as the winners of the 2014 IMPACT Award in the category of Market Disrupter, at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on May 6 at the Electronic Distrubution Show (EDS). Humavox won for its Eterna platform for wireless charging of portable and wearable devices....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: NI myRIO wins for Education Innovation

May 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by ECN Staff | National Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The NI myRIO is an embedded hardware device that enables students to learn engineering concepts and design complex systems via a technology that’s based on powerful, industry-standard technology, but designed and priced specifically for the academic audience....

ECN IMPACT Awards honors outstanding achievement in design engineering

May 7, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

On Tuesday, May 6th, ECN held its first annual IMPACT Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic design and headlining a marvelous EDS 2014. The awards recognized the top products and services across 18 categories spanning the design engineering landscape, and in 2013, the industry beheld no shortage of innovation....

EDS 2014: IHS chief discusses technologies that will shape our future

May 7, 2014 1:14 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

As the “leading provider of diverse global market and economic information”, IHS provides a fascinating perspective on EDS — the “premier annual event for the main players in the international electronics industry.” On Wednesday morning, Dale Ford, Vice President of IHS Technology, was on hand to discuss the state and future of the global electronics market....

Ocular wins 2014 ECN IMPACT Award

May 7, 2014 11:12 am | News | Comments

Ocular today announced they have been selected as an ECN IMPACT Award winner for their Crystal Touch panels designed for outdoor and marine applications. Winners were announced yesterday evening at an ECN-hosted reception at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas....

Photos of the Day: TTI's kick-off breakfast at EDS 2014

May 7, 2014 9:41 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

TTI, a Fort Worth-based distributor of passive, interconnect, and electromechanical components, hosted a breakfast on Tuesday morning, and their discussions ranged from the state of the industry to TTI's goals and forecasts. You may recall that, in 2000, TTI acquired Mouser Electronics....

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