The prize for "Best development in the field of energy harvesting" awarded by IDTechEx , has gone to Munich-based EnOcean . According to the awarding market research and consulting company, the prize goes to the company with the best energy harvesting product developed in the last 24 months. The jury declared EnOcean a winner due to their technical advantages and the market potential of its products.
You may have experienced the disappointingly poor quality of the visual experience on your mobile devices — particularly when it comes to watching a movie, mobile TV or still pictures. While this is just an inconvenience, it can become a safety-critical issue on handheld terminals for field operation in industrial applications. Even with the advancements being made in mobile display technology, they still fall short in terms of adequate contrast ratio for viewing high quality multimedia content. Reflecting sunshine can make this experience even worse. The fundamental problem can be summarized in two four-letter-words. In order to avoid heart attacks while trying to read the information on a floodlit display, QuickLogic has signed an agreement with German, Munich-based, Data Display to bring VEE to industrial and digital signage applications.
Colour me “Green”: Not just the colour but also products, technologies, applications and devices in all varieties which save or help to save energy are en vogue these days. Not least the EuP directive, commonly known as Ecodesign, forcing energy efficiency everywhere has boosted general awareness signifcantly. Not only enormous energy savings potentials in various applications are possible but also reduced system costs are driving factors. That’s why Power Integrations started with the EuP Standards Finder, an online tool that quickly matches end products to energy-efficiency requirements.
Despite the obstacles the Icelandic volcano at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier is causing in the international aviation, the organizer has opened the world leading showcase for industrial technology HANNOVER MESSE 2010 on Sunday as planned.
Do you like
exaggerations? Well, if you don’t, please skip the next sentence. If so, then
you’ll be happy to hear, that STMicroelectronics says they brought
the world’s first combination of protection and termination IC to market. They
claim it might enable system designers to increase performance, reduce power
and simplify design. Any comments on this are highly appreciated.
When you are a marketing person with a really phat slogan, you are definitely allowed to repeat it as often as you like in order to convey your message and, of course, to demonstrate your wits. Often, the slogan is not as brilliant as Mr. or Ms. Marketing thinks and they bore everyone to death by hammering it into their victims’ brains. A third type takes a motto which may have been inventive at the time when the meteorite killed off the dinosaurs, repeats it in every other sentence and wonders why his audience stops listening. “No compromise” were not only the last words of T-Rex looking at the sky but also the only point Actel made during its announcement of their Mixed-Signal FPGAs called “SmartFusion”. These devices use ARM’s Cortex M3 processor and a programmable analog array. Possible applications encompass motor control, system management, power management and industrial networking.
“We want to provide a complete and cost-effective solution”, states Jürgen Hoika. The Director Marketing Microcontroller Industrial and Multimarket at Infineon Technologies is convinced that the two new Low-Cost 8-Bit MCU series will fit well into applications like energy efficient designs of drives, automation, lighting solutions, and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).
For the experts of embedding computing the upcoming trade show embedded world 2010 may be a special highlight: The venue not only sets standards and records every year. Despite the difficult economic conditions, the industry’s international get-together continues to grow with innovation that reflects the dynamic of this market.