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Warp Speed. Engage.

Contests, Warp Drives, and Self Destructing Electronics

Fish Fry. The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Fish Fry. Boldly going where no electrical engineering podcast has gone before. This week we’re voyaging to the land of vanishing electronics and design challenges at warp speed. My guest is Adrian Fernandez (Texas Instruments) and we’re chatting about the MCU BoosterPack Design Challenge, how you can enter, what you need to do to win, and what groovy prizes they are giving away. Also this week, I check out DARPA’s Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) Program, how this agency plans to make disappearing electronics, and how Hollywood’s version of warp speed is all wrong.  

I’m giving everyone the chance to win an LaunchPad Evaluation kit courtesy of Texas Instruments, but you’ll have to listen to find out how to enter to win.

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Fish Fry Links – February 1, 2013

“What Hyperspace Travel Would Really Look Like”

Journal of Physics Special Topics – Hyperspace Travel Whitepaper 

More Information about TI’s MCU BoosterPack Design Challenge

“This Web Feature Will Disappear In 5 Seconds – New DARPA program seeks performers for transient electronics demonstration”

More Information about the MSP430 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

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

Jack Harding, CEO – eSilicon

Michiel Ligthart, COO – Verific

Adnan Hamid, CEO – Breker Technologies

Jeff Waters, VP and General Manager – Altera

Luc Burgun, CEO and President, EVE 

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