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Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part 2

“I’m completely operational and all my circuits are functioning normally.” — Hal 9000, “2001, A Space Odyssey”

We now have more information about the fatal crash of a self-driving Tesla Model X P100D electric vehicle in Mountain View, California last March, thanks to a Read More → "Maybe You Can’t Drive My Car (Yet) Part 2"

Which Wireless Mesh Performs Best?

Those of you with kids, or those of you who were kids in the ‘60s with access to Disney movies, may recall the classic 101 Dalmatians. It’s a story about puppies stolen in the interest of a puppy-fur garment. Rough stuff, actually… Specifically, when the puppies are taken, the puppy’s parents engage a communication mechanism … Read More → "Which Wireless Mesh Performs Best?"

Arm Unwraps Three New CPU/GPU Designs

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes

Japanese-owned Arm is celebrating the start of summer with three new ’76-themed IP cores: Cortex-A76, Mali-G76, and Mali-V76. It’s almost like they’re declaring independence from the competition.

You know the drill. New Arm cores are faster, more power-efficient, and occasionally even smaller than their predecessors. That’s mostly true in this case … Read More → "Arm Unwraps Three New CPU/GPU Designs"

sensAI and Sensibility

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

Many of us would love to get started on an artificial intelligence-enhanced IoT edge device design but we’re not sure how to get started. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, I sit down with Deepak Boppana and we talk about a new technology stack unveiled by Lattice Semiconductor called sensAI. Deepak and I … Read More → "sensAI and Sensibility"

The Future Will Be Blockchain(ed)

Can blockchain technology inspire a new realm of AI innovation? Bottos thinks so.

For them, the equation is simple — blockchain + data x AI. In this week’s Fish Fry, we check out how blockchain technology can encourage innovation in the world of artificial intelligence. Xin Song (CEO of Bottos) and I chat about the what, where, and how of the Bottos Data Marketplace. We also investigate what … Read More → "The Future Will Be Blockchain(ed)"

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featured blogs
Jun 22, 2018
A myriad of mechanical and electrical specifications must be considered when selecting the best connector system for your design. An incomplete, first-pass list of considerations include the type of termination, available footprint space, processing and operating temperature...
Jun 22, 2018
You can't finish the board before the schematic, but you want it done pretty much right away, before marketing changes their minds again!...
Jun 22, 2018
Last time I worked for Cadence in the early 2000s, Adriaan Ligtenberg ran methodology services and, in particular, something we called Virtual CAD. The idea of Virtual CAD was to allow companies to outsource their CAD group to Cadence. In effect, we would be the CAD group for...
Jun 7, 2018
If integrating an embedded FPGA (eFPGA) into your ASIC or SoC design strikes you as odd, it shouldn'€™t. ICs have been absorbing almost every component on a circuit board for decades, starting with transistors, resistors, and capacitors '€” then progressing to gates, ALUs...
May 24, 2018
Amazon has apparently had an Echo hiccup of the sort that would give customers bad dreams. It sent a random conversation to a random contact. A couple had installed numerous Alexa-enabled devices in the home. At some point, they had a conversation '€“ as couples are wont to...
chalk talks
Maxim’s DARWIN Low Power Microcontrollers   MCUs continue to evolve based on increasing demands from designers. We expect our microcontrollers to do more than ever – better security, more performance, lower power consumption – and we want it all for less money, of course. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kris Ardis from Maxim Integrated … Read More → "Maxim’s DARWIN Low Power Microcontrollers"
Bringing Arduino Into the Professional Environment  Arduino can be an excellent platform for professional/commercial application development and deployment. While most engineers associate Arduino with hobby and maker use, Microchip Technology has developed tools and platforms that bring the convenience and ease of Arduino into the professional realm. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Bob Martin from … Read More → "Bringing Arduino Into the Professional Environment"
Intelligent Power Modules  Intelligent power modules can speed up your project, improve your power consumption, and bring a host of other benefits to your design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Divins from Infineon about using Infineon’s intelligent power modules in your next project. Click here for more information about Infineon Technologies … Read More → "Intelligent Power Modules"
Smart IoT Design  To get your IoT product to market fast, you need a capable development platform and processor. Getting rid of the friction in your development process can help keep your schedule on track. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Mark Ruthenbeck of NXP about using the latest generation of the i.MX … Read More → "Smart IoT Design"
Bluetooth Mesh   Bluetooth Mesh opens up a whole new category of applications and capabilities for IoT devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton goes into the details of Bluetooth Mesh with Ferdie Brillantes from Taiyo Yuden, and it just may change your plans for your next IoT design. Click here for more information … Read More → "Bluetooth Mesh"
Passive Infrared Sensors Passive infrared sensors are great solutions for IoT design. With high reliability, low cost, and low power consumption, they are perfect for IoT edge devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jeffrey Katz from Panasonic about the latest in passive infrared sensors for your next design. Click here for more … Read More → "Passive Infrared Sensors"