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posted in September 2011
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.
Troubles With the Ford Taurus SHO
Made by Monkeys 
9/27/2011  19 comments
Watch out for the Ford Taurus SHO. Its weird engine means big troubles.
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.
MCU Vendors Tackle Electronic Safety
Electronics News 
9/21/2011  4 comments
Electronics suppliers are rolling out hardware and software that promote electronic safety.
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.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News September Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
9/14/2011  Post a comment
Download the free e-magazine and PDF versions of the September issue of Design News.
My Mercury Wiring Harness Nightmare
Mechatronics Zone 
9/13/2011  8 comments
When I attempted to replace a power-window motor on my '96 Mercury I uncovered an amazing nest of wires that controls windows, door locks, and mirror positions.
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.
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.
Slideshow: Racing at Indy Grand Prix & Le Mans
Features 
9/7/2011  17 comments
Racecars at the American Le Mans Series raceway in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Calif.
TI Microcontroller Tackles Safety Critical Apps
Product News 
9/7/2011  1 comment
A new microcontroller platform from Texas Instruments addresses the need of fault-tolerant and fail-safe products.
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.
Can You Test & Measure With an MCU?
Mechatronics Zone 
9/6/2011  5 comments
The Arduino Uno module provides an easy way to learn about microcontrollers.
Drag Racing Goes Electric
News 
9/2/2011  32 comments
By using hundreds of pounds of batteries and "slamming" massive amounts of electrical current into their drive motors, drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and Vipers
Discussion: What's Changed Most in the Design Engineering Profession?
Wolfe's Den 
9/2/2011  2 comments
Design News asks: What's changed most about the design engineering profession in the past decade?
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.
Audi Concept Car Had One Minor Flaw
Made by Monkeys 
9/1/2011  8 comments
The Audi TT is a cool car, but its glove box lever is anything but cool.




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