Tesla CTO Says EVs at Tipping Point
News 3/30/2012 16 comments During his keynote address at DESIGN West this week, Tesla co-founder JB Straubel said EV batteries will continue to offer higher ranges, better performance, and lower costs.
Apple iPad 3 Teardown
News 3/21/2012 24 comments The third generation of Apple Inc.'s wildly successful iPad media tablet features a modified version of Apple's A5 processor, A5X, which has a larger floor plan to include quad-core graphics, according to a teardown analysis.
iPhone App Accesses Braze Alloy Data
News 3/19/2012 10 comments The Wesgo Metals app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch helps engineers evaluate braze alloys by including the forms in which a given alloy is available, along with that alloy's mechanical properties.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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