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Find Your Security in the Cloud
Sometimes the biggest engineering challenge is overcoming NIH. The dreaded “not invented here” syndrome has derailed many a project, cost untold millions, wasted months, and produced inferior products. NIH is like our own children: it’s hard not to fall in love and overlook the flaws. Sometimes what we need is a whack on the head … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Morpheus Processor Foils Attackers
Moving targets are always harder to hit. That’s the underlying premise behind Morpheus, a CPU designed to stop malware dead in its tracks. It’s not a commercial product, but a university research project created specifically to take on a DARPA challenge for secure processors. And so far, it looks like it works, deflecting every attack … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Let's Get Speedy! Digital Signal Processing for Always-On Systems, Sensor Fusion and Computer Vision
What would a Friday be without a deep dive into digital signal processing for computer vision and AI? In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Pulin Desai (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the need for increased speed in computer vision algorithms today, the unique processing requirements for sensor fusion, 3D capture, always-on systems, and the details of Cadence’s new Vision Q8 and Vision P1 DSPs. Also this week, I take a closer look at a new research study at the University of Gothenburg that contends that machine learning may be the key to finding effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks.
Creating Tiny AI/ML-Equipped Systems to Run at the Extreme Edge
One of my favorite science fiction authors is/was Isaac Asimov (should we use the past tense since he is no longer with us, or the present tense because we still enjoy his writings?). In many ways Asimov was a futurist, but — like all who attempt to foretell what is to come — he occasionally … Read More → "Aaron Test"
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The Gateway to Connected Intelligent Vehicles
Connectivity is going to play a vital role in the future of connected and autonomous vehicles. One of the keys to the success of our future automotive designs will be the incorporation of service-oriented gateways. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Carlson from NXP about the role that service-oriented gateways will play in the future of connected and autonomous vehicles and the details of NXP’s new S32G2 vehicle network processors that are going to make all of this possible.
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Multi-Protocol Wireless in Embedded Applications
As our devices get smarter, our communication needs get more complex. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Marc Hervieu from STMicroelectronics joins me to discuss the various topologies present in today’s wireless connectivity, and how the innovative architecture and flexible use of resources of the STMicroelectronics STM32WB microcontroller can help you with your wireless connectivity concerns in your next embedded design.
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Just 1-Wire to Power and Operate I2C or SPI Endpoints
If you are working on a connection or IO constrained design, a one wire solution could be a great way for you to power and operate your I2C or SPI endpoints. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Scott Jones from Maxim Integrated about the DS28E18 communications bridge: a one wire solution that can help you address a variety of system level challenges including protocol conversion, wiring limitations, and communication distance concerns.
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WiFi 6 & 6E: Strengthening Smart Home Enablement
Demands on WiFi are growing exponentially, and our aging standards and technology are struggling to keep up. Luckily, WiFi 6 and 6E represent a leap in WiFi capabilities for our systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tony Testa of Qorvo about the ins and outs of WiFi 6 and 6E with their increased speed, capacity, and efficiency.
Innovative Ultra High Density Offline Power Solutions from ON Semiconductor
PHOENIX, Ariz. – June 22, 2021 – ON Semiconductor® (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, announces industry’s first dedicated critical conduction mode (CrM) totem pole PFC controller as a new addition to their solution set for ultra-high density offline power supplies. In conventional PFC circuits, the rectifier bridge diodes account for around 4 W of … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Microchip Unifies Management of “Terrestrial Time” and “Live-Sky Time” Sources to Enable Resilient Timing for Critical Infrastructure
CHANDLER, Ariz., June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today’s 5G wireless infrastructure has more complex, higher-density synchronization needs than previous-generation networks and is highly dependent on the integrity of “live-sky” timing signals from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced it has integrated its BlueSky GNSS Firewall with its TimePictra 11 synchronization monitoring … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Dialog Semiconductor Achieves Industry’s Highest Ranking for IoTMark™-Wi-Fi Benchmark
London, United Kingdom – June 21, 2021 – Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG), a leading provider of battery and power management, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) and Industrial edge computing solutions, today announced that its DA16200 SoC has scored 815 on the EEMBC IoTMark™-Wi-Fi benchmark. The DA16200’s achievement solidifies Dialog’s position as a leader in the ultra-low-power Wi-Fi networking … Read More → "Aaron Test"
BittWare Extends IA-Series of Intel® Agilex™ FPGA-based Accelerator Product Line to Address Data-Intensive Compute, Network and Storage Workloads
Concord, NH – June 22, 2021 – BittWare, a Molex company, a leading supplier of enterprise-class accelerators for edge and cloud-computing applications, today announced the expansion of its IA-Series of FPGA accelerators featuring Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs. The BittWare IA-Series of FPGA accelerators are designed to help customers develop and deploy next-gen edge and cloud applications, with greater … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Pegasus: Get your Wings: Pegasus Run Controls
Have you ever been in a situation where the run has started and you realize that you needed to add two more workers, or drop a couple of them? In such cases, you wait for the run to complete, make...
Overcoming Geometry Model Challenges for CFD Mesh Generation
I have often said that geometry modeling is to mesh generation what turbulence modeling is to CFD: a huge challenge. In the interview below, Cadence's Nick Wyman discusses the scope of this...
New Release - Omnis Version 5.1 Is Out Now!
Want to see it in action? REGISTER FOR WEBINAR T he newest version of the Omnis simulation environment brings a new discrete particle solver, a surface-to-volume mesh module and more than 100 other...
Jim Hogan and Ed McCluskey Named Honorees of the Phil Kaufman Hall of Fame
In February of this year, the ESD Alliance and IEEE CEDA announced the creation of the Phil Kaufman Hall of Fame . On Monday, they announced that the first two honorees are Jim Hogan and Ed...