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Drive for Innovation Sidetrip: Going down Pikes Peak
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5/31/2012   Post a comment
How much regenerative electricity might the Volt capture as it winds down from the 14,110-foot peak of Pikes Peak? A lot more than we thought.
Drive for Innovation Sidetrip: Going up Pikes Peak
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The Volt has a governor that slows the car down to manage energy generation during steep grades. Would it make it to the top of Pikes Peak (el. 14,110 feet)?
Indy Highlights
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Indy Highlights
Drive for Innovation Chapter 172: Snoop Dog and the Si476x
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5/29/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs shows off a highly sensitive RF CMOS receiver that picked up some Snoop Dog while operating in a shielded room.
Drive Innovation Chapter 171: Empowering automotive electronics
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Dan Termer and Nick Dickson of Microchip ride along in the Chevy Volt and talk about automotive design trends.
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Drive for Innovation Chapter 170: Verity Instruments
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Larry Bullock, chief electronics engineer for Verity Instruments, talks about engineering skills sets and his company's optical emission-based instruments.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 169: The virtual platform
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Cadence vice president and GM "Mac" McNamara describes his company's Virtual System Platform, which was honored with an EE Times/EDN ACE Award earlier in 2012.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 168: ASU Proving Grounds
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Jim Contes, a mechnical engineering instructor at ASU, talks about building an automotive engineering program nearby some of the most important automotive development west of Detroit.
Chevy Volt Teardown: The Infotainment System
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
Al Steier from Munro & Associates and John Scott-Thomas of TechInsights analyze the Volt's infotainment electronics at Design West in 2012.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 167: Out of the box innovation
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5/17/2012   Post a comment
Bruce Imsand, a serial entrepreneur, talks about a business he's invested in that takes the hassle out of trade show booths.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 166: Aftermarket Innovation
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Ron Freeman, CEO of AAMP of America, talks about his company's iSimple car-stereo gateway solutions.
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Innovation Corps Ramps Up
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National Science Foundation’s Errol Arkilic lays out the goals of the agency’s new Innovation Corps designed to move promising technologies from universities labs to emerging tech markets.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 165: National Instruments Innovation Panel
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5/13/2012   Post a comment
A roundtable discussion at National Instruments on innovation challenges including Joel Shapiro, Jamie Smith, Ben Black and Ray Hsu.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 162: How to become a female engineer (Part 1)
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Eliza Nelson, an FAE with Avnet, talks about the tenacity it takes to become a female engineer in a profession dominated by older men.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 163: How to become a female engineer (Part 2)
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Eliza Nelson, an FAE with Avnet, talks about the value of female role models in becoming an engineer and how diversity helps build better teams.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 164: Ruggedizing COTS
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Bruce Imsand of MaxVision (Huntsville, Ala.) talks about building a company that's used commercial off-the-shelf parts to build a thriving military computing business.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 161: Solid State Smart Grid
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5/9/2012   Post a comment
Mike Sinclair of Green Energy Corp. gives a tour of NC State's FREEDM Center and all the cool smart-grid solutions being developed there.
Naked Daleks and Raspberry Pi: a DIY show-and-tell at DESIGN West
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
In a new DESIGN West event, editors, mentors, and robots from "the future" show off their personal DIY projects. Editors whose day jobs are to write about the electronics industry try their hand at embedded systems programming. 46 fun-filled minutes.
Chevy Volt Teardown: Charging system and powertrain
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Al Steier from Munro & Associates and John Scott-Thomas of TechInsights analyze the Volt's powertrain electronics at Design West in 2012.
Robot Basketball
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Robot Basketball
Robotfest Highlights
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Robotfest Highlights
Drive for Innovation Chapter 160: Moving into the LED control space
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Cirrus Logic's Will Draper talks about the technology behind a new lighting solution from Cirrus, the CS161X.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 159: How to lose at air hockey
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5/2/2012   Post a comment
The folks at Nuvation just made winning an air hockey game a whole lot harder.


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As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

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