Content by Charles Murray
Charles Murray
Member Since: June 20, 2011
Blog Posts: 758
Posts: 6517

posted in March 2012

All (189)          Blogs(17)          Comments(172)         
Slideshow: Top Medical Tech Engineering Innovations
Electronics News 
3/30/2012  22 comments
Bionic limbs, innovative infusion systems, and transcranial doppler brain scanners are just some of the innovations engineers are bringing to the exploding medical design arena.
Are Automakers' Managers Hurting Engineering?
Automotive News 
3/29/2012  50 comments
Toyota and Honda again dominated Consumer Reports' reliability ratings, while BMW, Volkswagen, General Motors, and Chrysler again brought up the rear.
Freescale Unveils Computing Architecture for Industrial HMIs
3/28/2012  18 comments
A new multicore processor portfolio could simplify the "consumerization" of the industrial market, enabling rich interfaces to be more easily integrated into products such as refrigerators, exercise equipment, patient monitors, and industrial automation systems.
Video: GM's Robo-Glove Mimics Human Hand
3/27/2012  27 comments
A robotic device may make it easier for auto workers to grip and squeeze objects on an assembly line.
Comment:Re: Dirt? - Charles Murray-3/26/2012
Internal Combustion Engines Primed for Performance
Automotive News 
3/26/2012  70 comments
From tiny inline-fours to muscular diesels to split-cycle engines, conventional internal combustion engines are advancing at a torrid pace.
DESIGN West: Microchip Boosts 8-Bit MCU Integration
Product News 
3/26/2012  8 comments
A new set of eight-bit microcontrollers to be unveiled at Design West today feature a level of peripheral integration that could make it easier to design products with closed-loop embedded control.
ARM Says New Architecture Could Cut Cost of 32-Bit MCUs
Product News 
3/21/2012  8 comments
A new core architecture developed by ARM could cut the cost of a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) to as low as 30 cents for applications ranging from touchscreens and motor controllers to stoves and refrigerators.
Ford Escape Taps Capacitive Sensing for Hands-Free Liftgate
Electronics News 
3/21/2012  19 comments
Ford engineers used capacitive sensing technology to create a hands-free liftgate on the 2013 Ford Escape.
High Voltage Amps Up the Automobile
Automotive News 
3/20/2012  15 comments
Engineers need a new breed of wires, interconnects, and other electronic components to handle the bigger loads of electrified vehicles.
Electric Car Subsidies Won't Make EV Batteries Better
Automotive News 
3/19/2012  38 comments
Higher subsidies would likely boost electric vehicle sales, but experts say the battery issue still need to be addressed.
Comment:Small size - Charles Murray-3/16/2012
DESIGN West Preview: Tesla CTO Keynoting on EV Innovation
Automotive News 
3/16/2012  5 comments
JB Straubel, chief technical officer and a founding team member of Tesla Motors, will deliver a keynote speech on creating electric cars at the Design West show and conference.
Comment:Re: Vinyl? - Charles Murray-3/15/2012
Home Healthcare Technology Gaining Momentum
3/15/2012  11 comments
Medical technology is moving from the clinic to the home, even as the healthcare industry struggles to adjust to the home-based business model.
Slideshow: Airbags From the Inside Out
Automotive News 
3/13/2012  65 comments
Automakers once balked at the idea of an airbag mandate. Today, airbags come standard, and are even seen in seatbelts and center consoles.
$100k Fisker Karma 'Bricked' During Consumer Reports Test
Automotive News 
3/12/2012  56 comments
A Fisker Karma died in a parking lot during testing at the Consumer Reports automotive test facility in Connecticut last week.
GM: We're Not Pulling the Plug on Chevy Volt
Automotive News 
3/7/2012  41 comments
The temporary halt in the production of the Chevy Volt isn't a sign that the Volt is dead or that electric cars are disappearing.
EV Battery Might Triple Electric Car Range
Automotive News 
3/6/2012  103 comments
A startup company has created a low-cost electric car battery with an energy density they claim is almost three times as high as that of the Nissan Leaf battery.
Comment:Re: Nano - Charles Murray-3/2/2012
Debate Continues as Ruling on Backup Cameras Postponed
Automotive News 
3/2/2012  49 comments
The postponement of a rule on backup cameras in new vehicles did not stop the debate over the issue.

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 10 - 14, Embedded System Design Techniques™: Getting Started Developing Professional Embedded Software
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course September 27-29:
Sponsored by 3M
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service