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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in September 2011
The Case of the Mysterious Computer Resets
Sherlock Ohms 
9/30/2011  3 comments
Computers were resetting themselves for no apparent reason. For no reason, that is, until Sherlock Ohms looked into the matter.
Design News Radio Talks Multicore MCUs on Wednesday
Blog 
9/27/2011  Post a comment
Design News Radio's "MCUs Grow Up: The Next Generation of Multicore Controllers," will be a live, streaming audio show and companion online chat Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Another Case of a Buried Electrical Box
Sherlock Ohms 
9/27/2011  4 comments
How do you find electrical materials buried in a wall? You get as inventive as Sherlock Ohms.
Safety Is Basis of TI's Hercules MCUs
Blog 
9/26/2011  2 comments
TI’s Hercules line of safe microcontrollers features comprehensive diagnostic and self-testing capabilities built into the hardware.
Will Split-Cycle Engine Compete With EV Powertrains?
Blog 
9/23/2011  45 comments
Scuderi Group says its split-cycle engine boosts fuel efficiency by 20 percent to 30 percent while cutting emissions.
The Case of the Semi-Proficient Measurement
Sherlock Ohms 
9/22/2011  6 comments
Sometimes old equipment is just right -- other times, it's just too old.
MCU Vendors Tackle Electronic Safety
Electronics News 
9/21/2011  4 comments
Electronics suppliers are rolling out hardware and software that promote electronic safety.
The Monkeys Are All Over the LG Refrigerator
Made by Monkeys 
9/21/2011  14 comments
The LG deluxe refrigerator is anything but deluxe with it comes to design.
The Case of the Unexpected FM Transmitter Turnoff
Sherlock Ohms 
9/19/2011  2 comments
When a new transmitter was installed, the radio station kept going off the air. Time to bring in Sherlock.
Will an MBA Benefit You?
Electronics News 
9/19/2011  9 comments
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, long a staple for engineers preparing for leadership, is looking pretty enticing lately.
Does Anyone Know the True Cost of EV Batteries? (Not Really)
Automotive News 
9/16/2011  36 comments
If you want to start an argument about electric vehicles, the best way to do it is to mention battery costs.
Gadget Freak Case #194: Fluffing Up Model Lighting
Gadget Freak 
9/15/2011  7 comments
William Grill created an inexpensive controller to customize the lighting for a model or simulator.
Fun With the Arduino Inventor's Kit
Gadget Freak 
9/14/2011  1 comment
Gadget Freak blogger Steve Ravet follows up on his kids' experiences with the Arduino Inventor's Kit.
Monkeys Only Mess With New Appliances
Made by Monkeys 
9/13/2011  15 comments
One after another -- from washers to dishwashers -- it's the new appliances that fail.
Automaker Partnerships Surge in Bid to Reduce Dev Costs
Automotive News 
9/12/2011  5 comments
Automakers save time and save tens of millions of development dollars by teaming with other automakers and with suppliers.
Thermal Bandits Beget Shrinking Chip Packages
Blog 
9/9/2011  3 comments
The driver of efforts to shrink the package size and power consumption of semiconductor chips is usually assumed to be consumer devices, but it's really Internet communications.
Electric Car Battery Makers Face Shakeup Amid Soft Demand
Automotive News 
9/8/2011  24 comments
The laws of supply and demand may be about to deal a nasty blow to electric car (EV) battery manufacturers.
My 1973 Plymouth Scamp Shorts to Death
Made by Monkeys 
9/7/2011  20 comments
This driver decided to try an American car after owning many imported cars. The Dodge Duster was quite a lesson in quality.
GM Investigating Pure Electric Cars
Automotive News 
9/6/2011  29 comments
General Motors, the giant automaker notable for killing the EV1 a decade ago, is accelerating its move into the battery electric vehicle (BEV) arena.
The Case of the Shocking Bathroom Countertop
Sherlock Ohms 
9/2/2011  24 comments
The bathroom countertop was shocking. Was it the electric toothbrush or something more unusual?
Nissan Responds to Leaf No-Start Software Glitch
Automotive News 
9/1/2011  11 comments
Some Nissan Leaf owners have found their vehicles won't start due to an air conditioning system flaw.




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