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Silicon Carbide’s Time to Shine

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"

AI at the IoT Endpoint

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"

Seeing and Being Seen

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"

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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May 22, 2018
If you manufacture overseas and ship into the U.S.A, you may have a longer waiting time in Customs than you would prefer.  Some of this waiting time could be eliminated by becoming part of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), one layer of the U.S. Custom...
May 22, 2018
Yesterday I wrote about the first part of Krste Asanović's presentation Accelerating AI: Past, Present, and Future. Although yesterday's post only covered the past. Today, it's time for the present and future. Graphics Processing Units GPUs were originally d...
chalk talks
Deep Learning with MATLAB   Many engineers want to take advantage of deep learning in their applications, but don’t have the AI background needed to develop the models. MathWorks is out to change all that. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Girish Venkataramani from the MathWorks about using MATLAB to build deep learning applications. … Read More → "Deep Learning with MATLAB"
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 Low Energy for Automotive   Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) is showing up all over the IoT these days, but what about automobiles? It turns out BLE is great for a number of automotive applications as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stephen Limoges from Texas Instruments about BLE for automotive use. Click here … Read More → "Bluetooth Low Energy for Automotive"
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"
Mixed-Signal Digital Complexity Explosion   Mixed-signal design is becoming increasingly complex, and our old tools and methods just won’t cut it. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rod Metcalfe of Cadence Design Systems about the changing mixed-signal landscape and how Cadence’s robust suite of mixed-signal design solutions can solve your toughest problems. Click here … Read More → "Mixed-Signal Digital Complexity Explosion"