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Watching the Wheels Go Round

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hey, at least it’s “mobile.” At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in amongst all the shiny new cellphones and tablets, was a new product that weighed in at 2,150 pounds (975 kg), consumes up to 1200 kW, and can go almost 200 MPH.

No, it’s not … Read More → "Watching the Wheels Go Round"

GPGPUs, Molecular Robots, and UAVs! Oh MY!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This week’s episode of Fish Fry has absolutely nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick, but has everything to do with molecular robots programmed with DNA, general purpose computing on GPUs, and featherweight systems for unmanned aerial vehicles.  We start things off with a closer look at the creation of a new amoeba-like molecular robot by a team of researchers in … Read More → "GPGPUs, Molecular Robots, and UAVs! Oh MY!"

Teaching Machines to See

The IoT world is all about sensing, and no sense is more important or empowering than vision. We humans rely on our sight to understand the world around us more than any other source of information, and it’s likely that the same will be true for our intelligent machines. From automotive applications like ADAS to drones to factory automation, giving our systems the ability to “see” … Read More → "Teaching Machines to See"

Our Bots, Ourselves

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

Doctor Frankenstein, I presume.

It seemed like such a simple thing. Typical, really. Totally not news. Yet another company had suffered a data breach, leaking its customers’ private information all over the interwebs. Names, credit cards, everything. You know the drill. You’ve probably been subject to such a leak … Read More → "Our Bots, Ourselves"

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May 26, 2017
From 15-17 May CDNLive EMEA opened again its doors for around 700 attendees from all over Europe, who want to know more about the new products from Cadence. For the 10 th time Cadence Academic Network has organized an Academic Track , which definitely was a reason to celebrat...
May 26, 2017
In this week’s fish fry, we get down into the nitty gritty details of real time operating systems for wearable devices. Kim Rowe (founder and CEO of RoweBots) joins Fish Fry to discuss the future of machine-to-machine communication, the evolution of sensor tech...
May 26, 2017
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chalk talks
Industrial IoT – Smart FactoryIndustrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has a set of challenging requirements for designers. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Dan Isaacs of Xilinx about meeting the security, performance, and flexibility demands of IIoT. Click here for more information about Industrial IoT Solutions powered by Xilinx.
Enabling Embedded VisionEmbedded Vision is one of today's most challenging applications. We need incredible processing power, lightning-fast latency, and very low energy consumption. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Aaron Behman of Xilinx about the exciting world of embedded vision.
Molex Embedded VisionWhen designing advanced applications such as embedded vision, connectors are one of the last things on most engineers’ minds, But the selection of the correct connectors for the job can be a make-or-break decision in the success of your product. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tony Ciapetta and Chris Slinkman … Read More → "Molex Embedded Vision"
Meet ARTY: the $99 FPGA Development Kit from XilinxHave you been wanting to try FPGA design? Were FPGA development boards and tools always too expensive and difficult to use? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Darren Zacher and Jim Burnham of Xilinx about ARTY, a new, easy-to-use $99 FPGA-based embedded development kit from Xilinx. Click here to learn more – … Read More → "Meet ARTY: the $99 FPGA Development Kit from Xilinx"
MathWorks Connects to HardwareThe Maker movement is exploding right now, and most of the cool projects require doing some math. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Amnon Gai of The MathWorks about using the powerful capabilities of MATLAB and Simulink in anything from your next maker hobby project to full-blown industrial designs. Click the … Read More → "MathWorks Connects to Hardware"