Communication Breakdown

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we start things off with an investigation into the cyber-physical world with Ian Dennison from Cadence Design Systems. Ian and I talk about the challenges of connecting the physical world with the virtual world of information processing and why we are experiencing a “Gold Rush” in LiDAR these days. Also this week, I sit down with Dave Caserza and Ken Grob from … Read More → "Communication Breakdown"

Nuvia: Designed for the One Percenters

“I’d love to be incredibly wealthy for no reason at all.” – Johnny Rotten

Among sports car aficionados, a “Super Seven” is a 1960s-era Lotus: light, fast, nimble, and characteristically fragile. Marvel superhero Wolverine drives one; the unnamed protagonist in The Prisoner famously had one, too. 

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Synthetic Images for AI Training

The upshot: Mindtech provides a capability for creating fully annotated synthetic training images to complement real images for improved AI training.

We’ve spent a lot of time looking at AI training and AI inference and the architectures and processes used for each of those. Where the AI task involves images, we’ve blithely referred to the need … Read More → "Synthetic Images for AI Training"

All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Did you know that over a hundred devices are connected to the internet every second? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the challenges facing us as we develop the next generation of connected devices. Tom Doyle (CEO – Aspinity) joins me to discuss the details of Aspinity’s innovative RAMP (Reconfigurable Analog Modular Processor) platform, the “deal breakers” as he sees them … Read More → "All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

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Posted on Dec 13 at 9:47am by Ken_Wyatt
I guess I've been pretty lucky over the years I've been consulting. About the only marketing and promotion I do is to share what I continue to learn via social media outlets and through webinars and public (and in-house) presentations and training seminars. My conventional advertising budget is "zero", unless ...
Posted on Dec 13 at 9:05am by Ken_Wyatt
Hi Clive, good advice, as always. Not sure I can decipher "looking like weeds and wets", but I suspect it's a negative term by you Brits. I've been fortunate to have worked as an independent consultant for over ten years now and at the beginning, I struggled a bit with ...
Posted on Dec 12 at 7:04am by Max Maxfield
Thanks to marketing/PR Guru Nanette Collins ( who read Part 1 of this miniseries and emailed me to say "Don't forget to mention the importance of marketing."
Posted on Dec 10 at 1:09pm by Max Maxfield
Ah, good point -- maybe I should have mentioned RISC and CISC -- it's only after you've posted the column that you think of these things (or, in this case, YOU thought of it LOL)
Posted on Dec 9 at 2:24pm by Bryon Moyer
What do you think about Mindtech's approach to training with synthetic images?
Posted on Dec 5 at 12:32pm by jdcrootbeer
The time to carefully check for someone else with the same or similar name is *before* you invest a bunch of money in advertising, only to get nasty letters from lawyers. And the money you spend on a lawyer is well worth it. --I learned the hard way. --
Posted on Dec 5 at 11:11am by Max Maxfield
If you've had your own experiences starting (or working for) a startup, it would be great if you could share them here.
Posted on Dec 5 at 10:16am by Jim Turley
While there were many attempts to create Java processors/accelerators such as the ones cited in the Wikipedia article, none of them worked very well or gained any kind of commercial success. I think it's fair to say there are no Java processors, only attempts at Java processors.
Posted on Dec 5 at 10:13am by Jim Turley
Good point. I didn't mention Java much, but even that was probably unnecessary and, as you point out, confusing. I could fix it, but then both of our comments would look foolish. ;-)
Posted on Dec 4 at 5:51am by plinnie
"More importantly, Java doesn’t map well onto real hardware, either. There are exactly zero CPUs in the world that can execute Java or JavaScript natively." Actually this is not true. Java was meant to map quite easily to hardware and for most part it does (Some native Java CPUs ...
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ROHM BD71847AMWV PMIC for the NXP i.MM 8M Mini – Mouser Electronics and ROHM Designing-in a power supply for today’s remarkable applications processors can be a hurdle for many embedded design teams. Creating a solutions that’s small, efficient, and inexpensive demands considerable engineering time and expertise. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristopher Bahar of ROHM about some new power management ICs that are … Read More → "ROHM BD71847AMWV PMIC for the NXP i.MM 8M Mini – Mouser Electronics and ROHM"
USB Type C Wireless Power Charging — Wurth Electronik and Mouser Electronics   Today, there are fantastic new standard battery charging solutions that can help with your design. But, many designers don’t know where to begin with implementing these complex standards. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Hebberly Ahatlan of Wurth Electronik about the latest charging standards, and how new kits from … Read More → "USB Type C Wireless Power Charging — Wurth Electronik and Mouser Electronics"