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Connecting the Disconnected: Avoiding Design Pitfalls with Altium’s Nexar Network

This week’s podcast is all about building a better foundation for electronic design lives. Ted Pawela (Altium) joins me to discuss Altium’s new Nexar platform that will connect PCB designers with software, manufacturers, and suppliers. We chat about the motivations behind the creation of this new cloud platform and how it aims to make the design, creation and manufacture of printed circuit boards a whole lot easier. … Read More → "Connecting the Disconnected: Avoiding Design Pitfalls with Altium’s Nexar Network"

Xilinx Introduces Kria SoMs

Integration is the fundamental fuel that drives technical innovation. Each new node of Moore’s Law has allowed us to “Cram More Components” onto our integrated circuits, facilitating greater and greater levels of integration on chunks of silicon. But even in today’s “System on Chip” era, we do not truly have “systems” on a chip.

Sure, we can pack processors, a lot of close peripherals, and … Read More → "Xilinx Introduces Kria SoMs"

Yay! Finally! A Way to Secure the Supply Chain!

I was brought up by my parents to have a suite of core values, including the fact that it was wrong to tell porky pies and that it would be despicable beyond words to pilfer, pinch, or purloin anything from anyone. Shortly after I graduated from university, soon after I moved to commence my first job at International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England, I was burgled. The callous swine took the only thing I owned that was worth anything — a brand-new rubber-handled hammer that I’d purchased out of my first pay-packet. … Read More → "Yay! Finally! A Way to Secure the Supply Chain!"

Organic Printed Electronics for the 21st Century!

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “printed electronics”? To be honest, if you’d asked me yesterday, I would have probably waffled on about using printing techniques to implement components like capacitors, resistors, and inductors on hybrid substrates, multi-chip-modules (MCMs), and some specialized forms of printed circuit boards (PCBs), but I was just talking with Dr. Florian Ullrich from Read More → "Organic Printed Electronics for the 21st Century!"

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RF Interconnect for Automotive Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics   Modern and future automotive systems will put enormous demands on RF. We need reliable, high-bandwidth, low-latency, secure wireless connections between cars and infrastructure, from car to car, and within systems on each car. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Owen Barthelmes and Kelly Freeman of Amphenol RF to talk … Read More → "RF Interconnect for Automotive Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics"
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High-Performance Test to 70 GHz – Samtec  Today’s high-speed serial interfaces with PAM4 present serious challenges when it comes to test. Eval boards can end up huge, and signal integrity of the test point system is always a concern. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the Bullseye test point system, which can … Read More → "High-Performance Test to 70 GHz – Samtec"
Single Pair Ethernet — Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics  Single-pair Ethernet is revolutionizing industrial system design, with new levels of performance and simplicity. But, before you make the jump, you need to understand the options for cables, connectors, and other infrastructure. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Lyndsey Walling of Phoenix Contact about the latest in single-pair Ethernet for … Read More → "Single Pair Ethernet — Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics"
RF Interconnect for 12G-SDI Broadcast Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics   Today’s 4K and emerging 8K video standards require an enormous amount of bandwidth. And, with all that bandwidth, there are new demands on our interconnects. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Comer and Ron Orban of Amphenol RF about the evolution of broadcast technology and the latest interconnect … Read More → "RF Interconnect for 12G-SDI Broadcast Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics"
Accelerate HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips — Samtec and Mouser Electronics   Embedded applications are putting huge new demands on small connectors. Size, weight, and power constraints are combining with new signal integrity challenges due to high-speed interfaces and high-density connections, putting a crunch on connectors for embedded design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the … Read More → "Accelerate HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"