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Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging at CES 2011

Posted by Jon Young on Jan 7, 2011 9:34:00 AM

This week Las Vegas is hosting the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, a trade show where hundreds of consumer oriented companies annouce their new products. While I'm not there, I am paying close attention to all of the news coverage.

One interesting product that has popped up is from Fulton Innovation's eCoupled product line. Their demo in Las Vegas includes wirelessly charging a Tesla Roadster. I believe that wireless charging of Electric Vehicles will greatly increase their adoption in the US. If I can pull into my garage every day, and let the car charge on its own, I'd be much more likely to make the switch to Electric Vehicles. Nothing to plug in - just park and walk away.

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Topics: Active Front End, Inverters, Motor Control, DC/DC Converters, Electric Vehicle

Renewable Energy Tax Incentives Extended

Posted by Jon Young on Dec 23, 2010 10:08:00 AM

President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 on Friday, December 17th, 2010. This will extend the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program.

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Topics: DSP, Wind, Solar, Active Front End, Inverters

Hurling Pumpkins at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin

Posted by Jon Young on Nov 11, 2010 9:24:00 AM

Oztek recently sponsored the Launch-Ness Monster at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin in Bridgeville, Delaware. Launch-Ness is captained by Jay Goodell, a Design Engineer at Oztek. I myself helped build the Monster.

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Porting FreeMODBUS for the SCR1000 Control Board

Posted by Jon Young on Oct 28, 2010 10:43:00 AM

For our SCR1000 board, we needed to implement a Modbus stack for communicating with the board over RS-485. We have previously ported the FreeMODBUS stack to the Texas Instruments 28335 for use on the OZDSP3000 board, so again we selected FreeMODBUS for use on the Stellaris part that controls the SCR1000

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Topics: SCR, DSP