“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” — T. S. Eliot
The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from. We know we want wireless, but what kind? We want sensor interfaces, but which type? We need networking, but from whom?
Let me introduce you to a little company from Dallas that solves all those problems at once. … Read More → "MCUs For the Indecisive"
Just in case your brain has been working too smoothly lately, it’s time to descend back down into the bizarre world of quantum computing. And, as with each time we’ve done it before, this time we’ll have a completely new angle.
That said, this should be easier on the gray matter than the Read More → "Silicon Purification for Quantum Computing"
We’re running the gamut of electronic design in this week’s episode of Fish Fry. Chris Dries (CEO – UnitedSiC) and I discuss some common cascode issues facing hardware designers today and what UnitedSiC is doing to help ease the pain of those issues. We also chat about the advantages (and limitations) of silicon carbide and why he thinks silicon carbide will become the semiconductor of choice for power … Read More → "Silicon Carbide’s Time to Shine"
Computation is entering an era of unprecedented heterogeneous distribution. The diverse demands of IoT applications require everything from heavy-iron, deep-learning data-crunching to ultra-low-latency snap recognition and judgment. Our IoT devices and systems must be simultaneously aware and responsive to their own local context and able to harness the power of massive compute resources for more global issues. A self-driving vehicle can’t afford to send gobs … Read More → "AI at the IoT Endpoint"
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” — George Bernard Shaw
Spoiler alert: We’re ignorant and we like it.
Not stupid, necessarily – just uninformed, in the dark, unaware. It’s part of who we are. In fact, we depend on it.
All of cryptography is based on secrecy and ignorance. You and I know the key, but the bad guys … Read More → "In Defense of Ignorance"
Vision in living beings is a pretty incredible thing. The eyeball hardware and the brain software seem effortlessly to do what we struggle to do in inorganic hardware and software. But we’re making progress. And, today, we take on two vision topics – but, unlike in the past, they’re not closely related. They’re about two very different aspects of vision. And we’ll take them in the … Read More → "Seeing and Being Seen"