Aaron Test

Automated Benchmark Tuning
Sponsored by Synopsys
Benchmarking is a great way to measure the performance of computing resources, but benchmark tuning can be a very complicated problem to solve. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Nozar Nozarian from Synopsys and Amelia Dalton investigate Synopsys’ Optimizer Studio that combines an evolution search algorithm with a powerful user interface that can help you quickly setup and run benchmarking experiments with much less effort and time than ever before.
Jan 26, 2023
Product Blocked by Supply Chain Woes? Digi XBee® RR to the Rescue!
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Digi
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Quinn Jones from Digi investigate the benefits that the Digi XBee RR wireless modules can bring to your next design. We also take a closer look at the migration path from Digi XBee 3 to XBee RR, the design aspects you should keep in mind when moving from the Digi XBee 3 to the RR and how the Digi XBee Multi-programmer can help you get exactly the configuration you need in your next design.
Feb 1, 2023
Analog in a Digital World: TRIMPOT® Trimming Potentiometers
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Bourns
Trimmer potentiometers are a great way to fine tune the output of an analog circuit and can be found used in a wide variety of applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Patricia Moorman from Bourns and Amelia Dalton break down the what, where, how, and why of trimpots and the benefits that Bourns trimpots can bring to your next design.
Feb 2, 2023

Driving Next-Gen Efficiency and Productivity to the Battery Lifecycle
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Vicor
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Krakauer from Vicor explore the evolution of battery technology and the specific benefits that power modules bring to battery cell formation, battery testing and battery recycling. They investigate what sets Vicor power modules apart from other solutions on the market today and how you take advantage of Vicor power modules in your next design.
May 24, 2024

Latest Feature Articles

Deep-Tech Disruption: How imec is Advancing Startup Innovation with Imec.DeepTechVentures
Did you know that imec is celebrating its forty year anniversary this year? Its true! This week, Olivier Rousseaux from imec joins me to chat all about how imec is encouraging innovation big and small with its DeepTechVentures. We investigate how imec can help you with your deep tech start up, the steps included the … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 24, 2024
My AI Will Soon Be Watching You (Part 1)
Time is a funny old thing. On the one hand, we don’t even know what it is. On the other hand, we never seem to have enough of it. I remember being a kid with several days remaining until Christmas. The second hand on the clock seemed to barely move, desperately straining to make its … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 23, 2024
Z80, Adieu
I’ve published several obituaries in EEJournal over the past few years, but this is my first such article for a microprocessor. After 48 years, Zilog has issued an end-of-life notice for the Z80 microprocessor, introduced in early 1976. I have a long history with the Z80 that stretches back all the way to that introduction … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 20, 2024
Seeing with Phlux: A New Era for Infrared Photodiode Sensor Technology
Are you ready to jump feet first into the world of infrared sensor technology? In this week’s podcast, Phlux Technology CEO Ben White and I chat all about Plux Technology’s groundbreaking avalanche photodiode (APD) infrared sensor technology. We investigate the benefits that these sensors will bring to a variety of different applications and where Ben … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 17, 2024

Latest Sponsored Content

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From Sensor to Cloud:A Digi/SparkFun Solution
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton, Mark Grierson from Digi, and Rob Reynolds from SparkFun Electronics explore how Digi and SparkFun electronics are working together to make cellular connected IoT design easier than ever before. They investigate the benefits that the Digi Remote Manager® brings to IoT design, the details of the SparkFun Digi XBee Development Kit, and how you can get started using a SparkFun Board for XBee for your next design.
May 21, 2024
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SiC-Based High-Density Industrial Charger Solutions
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and onsemi
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Prasad Paruchuri from onsemi explore the benefits of silicon carbide based high density industrial charging solutions. They investigate the topologies of Totem Pole PFC and Half Bridge LLC circuits, the challenges that bidirectional CLLC resonant DC-DC converters are solving today, and how you can take advantage of onsemi’s silicon carbide charging solutions for your next design.
May 21, 2024
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Ultra-low Power Fuel Gauging for Rechargeable Embedded Devices
Fuel gauging is a critical component of today’s rechargeable embedded devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Robin Saltnes of Nordic Semiconductor explore the variety of benefits that Nordic Semiconductor’s nPM1300 PMIC brings to rechargeable embedded devices, the details of the fuel gauge system at the heart of this solution, and the five easy steps that you can take to implement this solution into your next embedded design.
May 8, 2024
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Outgassing: The Hidden Danger in Harsh Environments
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Scott Miller from Cinch Connectivity chat about the what, where, and how of outgassing in space applications. They explore a variety of issues that can be caused by outgassing in these applications and how you can mitigate outgassing in space applications with Cinch Connectivity interconnect solutions. 
May 7, 2024

Latest News

Arctic Semiconductor Announces 3GPP Compliant Platform for 5G Private Networks Featuring Products from Skyworks and Synergy
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 22, 2024 — Arctic Semiconductor, a pioneer in low-power, versatile RF, and mixed-signal chipsets, today announced that its low power, high performance 4×4 transceiver IceWings is powering a new small cell platform that has passed 3GPP specification and will soon be available in mass production. In addition to Arctic’s IceWings the platform includes … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 23, 2024
New demonstration board from STMicroelectronics kickstarts dual-motor designs for advanced industrial and consumer products
Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2024 – STMicroelectronics’ EVSPIN32G4-DUAL demonstration board controls two motors from a single STSPIN32G4 integrated driver, accelerating product development and simplifying the PCB design and bill of materials. The EVSPIN32G4-DUAL board cuts the time to market for advanced industrial and consumer products such as robots, multi-axis factory automation systems, garden equipment, and … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 24, 2024
ENNOVI Introduces Stackable Multi-Row Board-to-Board Connector Platform That Snaps Together Without Solder
SINGAPORE (May 21, 2024) – ENNOVI, a mobility electrification solutions partner, is successfully addressing the growing market demand for high-density interconnects in challenging automotive application scenarios. The new ENNOVI-MB2B multi-row board-to-board (BTB) connector platform features a proprietary ‘snap-in biscuit’ design, allowing multiple connector units to be stacked together without solder. This unique cost-effective approach enables … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 23, 2024
Aviation & Robotics Summit Brings Innovators to Pittsburgh
May 21, 2024 – Many of the world’s top minds in aviation innovation gathered at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) last week at the second annual Aviation & Robotics Summit May 14-16. This year’s summit drew aviation professionals from dozens of countries from around the world to work with Pittsburgh’s tech and robotics experts to identify … Read More → "Aaron Test"
May 24, 2024

Latest Blogs

Creepy Crawly Robo-Critters
Sponsored by Aaron Test
Could these creepy crawly robo-critters be the first step on a slippery road to a robot uprising coupled with an insect uprising?
May 24, 2024
Six Tips To Help You Select The Right Connector
Sponsored by Samtec

I’ve worked with many engineers trying to select the right connector set for their board-to-board application. I felt bad for them because they had many options to choose from, and […]

May 24, 2024
A Samtec Co-Op Series: Mechanical Engineering
Sponsored by Samtec

There are several Advantages of Being a Samtec Co-Op, but at the heart of the Samtec Co-Op program, the main goal is to foster, nurture, and provide engaging, hands on […]

May 23, 2024
Podcast: PCB 3.0: More Power to the EEs
Today’s electrical engineers (EEs) are being asked to design increasingly complex products in less time than ever before. To satisfy design requirements and produce designs on schedule, EEs require solutions that let them not only capture design logic, but also run meaningf...
May 23, 2024