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Long-Range Affordable EV Won't Be Easy
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/30/2013   24 comments
Makers of electric vehicles are beginning to talk publicly about the next big step: building an affordable long-range car.
Power Week in Review: Solar Cell Efficiency Record, Molten-Air Battery & More
Blog  
9/26/2013   3 comments
This week, a new solar cell efficiency record and development of a rechargeable "molten-air" battery. New products include a 330-uF MLCC, a smart data concentrator EVM, and multi-megahertz GaN power FETs.
Qualcomm Explains Wireless Charging Move
Blog  
9/26/2013   5 comments
It's all about the proliferation of resonant charging technology, says Qualcomm.
Slideshow: Smart Brings Joy to New Concept Car
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   15 comments
The Smart Fourjoy includes a futuristic interior with a rear bench seat designed to look like lounge furniture, as well as transparent exterior parts and LEDs fitted to its front and rear lights.
Slideshow: Can Edison2 Convince Detroit to 'Lighten Up'?
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9/20/2013   81 comments
Edison2's CEO Oliver Kuttner's dream is to change today's car architecture completely. He is pitching Very Light Car platform, available for partnering or licensing, to ultimately bring margins back to the automotive industry.
Power Tip 63: Testing High-di/dt Power Supplies
Power Tips  
9/18/2013   2 comments
Testing low-voltage, high-current power supplies is quite a challenge, due to inductance and active load capabilities. The two main challenges are minimizing load inductance in the test setup and to taking a proper voltage measurement.
If a Car’s Really 'Autonomous,' Why V2X?
News & Analysis  
9/12/2013   42 comments
As the Advanced Driver Assistance System used in smartcars further improves, and LTE proliferates, do autonomous cars even need to wait for the elusive V2X future?
Wanted: Link Between EVs & the Grid
Blog  
9/10/2013   23 comments
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to foster connections between EVs and the electric grid.
Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition
Slideshow  
9/10/2013   11 comments
When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
Nuke Fatigue & the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Blog  
9/5/2013   33 comments
People and the media in Japan would rather talk about something else, like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as they look past the still unfolding nuclear crisis in Fukushima.
New PMBus+ Spec Includes Dedicated AVS Bus
News & Analysis  
9/4/2013   Post a comment
The revised PMBus+ V1.3 specification will include a dedicated Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS) bus to control processor voltages statically and dynamically.
Average Vehicle Age Hits 11 Years
News & Analysis  
9/1/2013   12 comments
How old is your car? Your car may be younger than the average vehicle age on the road.


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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

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Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
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This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
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The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

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