May 18, 2012

Ready, Set, Embed!

by Amelia Dalton

This week's Fish Fry is all about embedded design - from microcontrollers to tools.  We examine why the death of 8-bit MCUs might not be so close at hand and what the new l-Jet in-circuit debugging probe is all about. Then, it's off to some truly strange "News You May Have Missed" where we see how Nintendo is teaming up with Toyota to make driving more like a video game.

Also this week, I have a brand new nerdy giveaway (a TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board) courtesy of Mouser to throw your way, but you'll have to tune in to find out how to win.


Consumer Electronics. Embedded. Software.

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Fish Fry Links - May 18, 2012

More Information about the first Bio Computer

More Information about the Tesla coil nerf gun

Intel reveals roadmap for 5 nm chips

Microchip Brings Cost-Effective Advanced Analog and Digital Integration to 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers

I-jet now shipping—gives new possibilities for debugging ARM applications 

More Information about the Nintendo Kuruma de DS car navigation system

New Chalk Talk - It's 2022: Do You Know What Your FPGA Is?

More Information about the TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board courtesy of Mouser 

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO - Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO - Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO - Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO - Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO - Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO - SiliconBlue

Andy Pease, CEO - QuickLogic

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO - Magma 

Paul Kocher, President - Cryptography Research Inc.

Anupam Bakshi, CEO - Agnisys

Dave Kleidermacher, CTO - Green Hills Software

Robert Blake, CEO - Achronix



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Posted on May 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Embedded design is the theme of this week's Fish Fry. What do you think about this collaboration between Toyota and Nintendo? A good idea or a really bad one?


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Posted on May 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM

At work our conference rooms range from freezing to hot and humid while facilities doesn't seem to thing there is a problem. This looks like the perfect board to hook up to a battery and log the temperature over a couple days and provide data showing how bad it really is.


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Posted on May 23, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Dear Amelia

Yep, and there's no sign of those pesky 8-bitters fading away anytime soon...

Yes, I'd like to try one of these TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Boards as part of an embedded autonomous navigation system.

Here's hoping!

Cheers & Regards,

Roger de Q.
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