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3 Posts authored by: rscasny element14 Team
I think we all live with some level of tunnel vision. We live locally and too often are unaware of what is going on in the wider world despite our access to the reportage of world events.   I thought about my own tunnel vision of the wider world when I did my typical Saturday morning thing: got a cup of coffee from my local Starbucks and read in the New York Times the story: India, Once a Coal Goliath, Is Fast Turning Green.   The gist of the story is that India WAS planning on build ...
The term PMIC (Power Management IC) gets thrown around a lot when discussing power. In my experience it could mean anything from a dual output power regulator, to a full featured device with a dozen outputs, reset controllers, GPIO and more.   So how do I know what I’m looking for and where to go for information? Well, the answer to that question isn’t always easy. It varies by manufacturer based on how they categorize these devices on their websites which sometimes makes it di ...
Energy consumption is the issue of the 21st century. The gyrations in the price of oil on the world markets to the global uncertainty stoked by the prospect of peak oil and the end of the quality of life as we know it all feed into the importance of energy to our lives. One way to solve these energy uncertainties is to find ways to use energy more efficiently.   Energy efficiency is all about doing more with less. Cars with better efficiency use less gas to obtain the same (or better) perf ...