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ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!

When most people hear the term “counterfeiting,” their knee-jerk reaction is to think of currency, the counterfeiting of which is as old as the concept of money itself. Around 400 BC, for example, metal coins in Greece were often counterfeited by covering a cheap-and-cheerful material with a thin layer of a more precious metal.

Or take the original American colonies. Throughout northeastern America, Native Americans would employ shell … Read More → "ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!"

The Future is Already Here: How Single Pair Ethernet is Creating More Transparent Communication

Communication big and small take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Ruud Van Den Brink (TE Connectivity) joins us to discuss the future of single pair ethernet and how it will usher in new advancements in Industry 4.0. I also check out a new research study from the University of Turku in Finland that hopes to shed light on what happens to our brains during … Read More → "The Future is Already Here: How Single Pair Ethernet is Creating More Transparent Communication"

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!"

Xilinx Back in the Cost-Optimized Game

If you’d asked me a year ago (or two, or three) what I thought about Xilinx’s cost-optimized device offering, I’d have told you that I firmly believed that the company had given up on the low-cost FPGA and programmable logic market, leaving it to other, more eager competitors like Lattice Semiconductor and Microsemi/Microchip. Intel (formerly Altera) had been maintaining parity with Xilinx … Read More → "Xilinx Back in the Cost-Optimized Game"

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featured blogs
Apr 19, 2021
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FPGAs Advance Data Acceleration in the Digital Transformation Age — Achronix  Acceleration is becoming a critical technology for today’s data-intensive world. Conventional processors cannot keep up with the demands of AI and other performance-intensive workloads, and engineering teams are looking to acceleration technologies for leverage against the deluge of data. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tom Spencer of Achronix about … Read More → "FPGAs Advance Data Acceleration in the Digital Transformation Age — Achronix"
LED Lighting Solutions — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics  LED lighting is revolutionizing lighting design. Engineers now need to consider a host of issues such as power consumption, spectrum, form factor, and reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Swift from Amphenol ICC about the latest in LED lighting technology, and solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. Click … Read More → "LED Lighting Solutions — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics"
Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling — Samtec  For truly high-performance systems, liquid immersion cooling is often the best solution. But, jumping into immersion cooling requires careful consideration of elements such as connectors. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff of Samtec about connector solutions for immersion-cooled applications. Click here for more information about Samtec immersion cooling … Read More → "Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling — Samtec"
PCI Express: An Interconnect Perspective — Samtec  New advances in PCIe demand new connectors, and the challenge of maintaining signal integrity has only gotten tougher. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about why PCIe isn’t just for PCs, what PCIe over fiber looks like, and how Samtec’s team of signal integrity experts can … Read More → "PCI Express: An Interconnect Perspective — Samtec"
Microwave/Millimeter Cable Assemblies and Interconnects — Samtec and Mouser Electronics  Cabling and connectors for RF design are critical to performance. And, in the world of microwave and millimeter-wave design, choosing the right interconnect for your frequency band is key to signal integrity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about what you need to know to choose … Read More → "Microwave/Millimeter Cable Assemblies and Interconnects — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
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"