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Wireless Chargers Present Ethical Dilemmas

“… spooky action at a distance.” – Albert Einstein

I’ll admit, I’m biased on this one. Back when I had a real job, with an office and employees and everything, one of my engineers came to me with a proposal. Seems he’d developed something in his spare time that could do “ wireless battery charging at a distance.” … Read More → "Wireless Chargers Present Ethical Dilemmas"

Wi-Fi HaLow Close to Making Its Debut

“Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.” — Guglielmo Marconi

Well, that escalated quickly. Wi-Fi was invented only 20 years ago, and already there are 20 different standards based on it. There are the familiar 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz versions that we use on our laptops, but also 802.11ax, -aj, -bb, and more. They’re even … Read More → "Wi-Fi HaLow Close to Making Its Debut"

Constructing A Better Future: Building a Responsible Society through Edge Processing and Bricks for Energy Storage

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we take a closer look at how edge processing can help us build a more responsible society. Gowri Chindalore (NXP) and I discuss the role data management and power efficiency will play in the future of edge processing and how edge processing can help facilitate an equitable, responsible, and productive society. Also this week, we investigate a new technology created … Read More → "Constructing A Better Future: Building a Responsible Society through Edge Processing and Bricks for Energy Storage"

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Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Automation — Mouser and Intel  In control applications with strict deterministic requirements, such as those found in automotive and industrial domains, Time Sensitive Networking offers a way to send time-critical traffic over a standard Ethernet infrastructure. This enables the convergence of all traffic classes and multiple applications in one network. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats … Read More → "Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Automation — Mouser and Intel"
The Wireless Member of the DARWIN Family — Maxim and Mouser Electronics  MCUs continue to evolve based on increasing demands from designers. We expect our microcontrollers to do more than ever – better security, more performance, lower power consumption – and we want it all for less money, of course. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kris Ardis from Maxim Integrated about … Read More → "The Wireless Member of the DARWIN Family — Maxim and Mouser Electronics"
Nordic Cellular IoT — Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  Adding cellular connectivity to your IoT design is a complex undertaking, requiring a broad set of engineering skills and expertise. For most teams, this can pose a serious schedule challenge in getting products out the door. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther of Nordic Semiconductor about the easiest … Read More → "Nordic Cellular IoT — Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
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