Most of the current high power semiconductors are optimized for switching frequencies between 4 and 8 kHz. Today, however, more and more applications require frequencies of 10 kHz and higher. New power modules specifically designed for higher frequencies can now fill that gap. For a powerful, reliable and cost effective motor drive, the right choice of power semiconductors is very important.
STMicroelectronics and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa have announced the creation of a joint laboratory for research and innovation in bio-robotics, smart systems and microelectronics. Supporting the expansion of research in biologically-inspired robots with human-like structures and behavior, ST and the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna are working to extend their understanding of locomotion principles in sensing, actuation, dynamics and control of various biological systems with the opening of a joint laboratory in Catania, Italy, where ST has advanced R&D activities in robotics and automation, smart system integration, as well as the exploration of new materials and technologies, including opto-electronics and electronics on plastic.
A new mobile app launched allows people to find the location of recent deaths in their area. Both accident blackspots and recent murders can be found using their smartphone. The ‘Death App’ offers a gruesome and macabre view of the local area, yet also provides helpful and potentially life-saving features.
Aepona has earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the International Company of the Year – Telecom category of the 2011 International Business Awards. The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business. Nicknamed the Stevie for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on Tuesday, 11 October in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Anite announced that the company is maintaining its leading position within LTE protocol conformance testing by delivering the most number of test cases for the pending deployment of Band 04 in the USA for Verizon and Band 05 in Korea for SK Telecom & LG U+. Furthermore, with the Global Certification Forum’s (GCF) announcement that TD-LTE Band 38 achieved its Certification Entry Criteria, Anite’s Conformance Toolset is the only protocol conformance test solution capable of the comprehensive testing necessary for device manufacturers launching their Band 38 mobile devices with China Mobile.
Pioneering developer of picocell and femtocell mobile technology, ip.access, today confirmed it had signed a distribution agreement with GDS Technologies, one of Africa’s leading network engineering consultants. Under the terms of the agreement, GDS will be able to specify, supply and install ip.access small cell solutions to its operator customers.
Flexion has announced that its Android and Java wrappers are currently enabling more than one free trial per second and that it is adding over 4 million new consumers per month to its platform. Over the last couple of months the company has seen the growth rate increase significantly thanks to several leading developers and publishers launching Flexion-wrapped games in app stores offered by Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.
Smart metering will account for over 40% of the 400m M2M connected devices by 2016, according to a new Juniper Research report. While revenues per connection lag behind those of other M2M segments, the increasing volume of smart meter deployment means that this area of the broader M2M market will create a significant revenue stream in its own right.
The Comfone Board of Directors has announced the appointment of the company’s former Senior Vice President EMEA Business Operations, Peter Rippstein, to the post of Comfone's Executive Vice President Global Sales and member of the Comfone Executive Management team. In his new role, he succeeds Markus Sager, who was appointed CEO at the beginning of 2011.
Mobixell Networks announced availability of a clientless solution to enable viewing of Adobe® Flash® video content on Apple® iOS devices. With this announcement, Mobixell Seamless Access 5, the company’s flagship product, provides a clientless solution enabling mobile operators to deliver Adobe Flash video content to subscribers using an Apple® iPhone® or iPad®.
Warren Dannelly has been recently appointed to Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In his new position, Warren will be responsible for all of EI’s 12 direct sales force in the US and Europe, as well as the 6 US rep companies totaling 34 sales people and 7 European rep companies totaling 37 sales people.
Mouser Electronics announced it has signed a new global contract with Honeywell Sensing and Control. Honeywell Sensing and Control is an industry leader in electronic sensing and electromechanical switching products. The new global agreement builds upon the two companies’ current distribution partnership, which has been in place since 2007.
COMSOL announces the release of a major upgrade of its add-on Acoustics Module for its flagship product COMSOL Multiphysics. This latest version of the Acoustics Module offers new capabilities and expanded multiphysics user interfaces for simulating thermoacoustic effects, poroelastic waves, acoustic-shell interactions, and piezo-acoustic devices.
Hibernia Atlantic announces that it is now connected to UK Grid's Manchester One @ Synergy House, a carrier neutral colocation facility located in Manchester, U.K. This network expansion offers high capacity, innovative network services to this high growth region. As one of the UK’s leading colocation providers, UK Grid operates over 75,000 square feet of space across four carbon-neutral data centres, environmentally optimized for high efficiency and reliability.
(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) Taking advantage of the unique properties of zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have demonstrated a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device in which the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical modulation.