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Next Generation Wafers and the Future of Optical Connectivity

This week Mark Benton (TE Connectivity) joins me to chat all about rugged optical transceivers. Mark and I discuss how these transceivers can enable flexible embedded solutions, the challenges of unbalanced input and output channel counts in military and aerospace designs, and the benefits that modularity can bring to these kinds of designs. Also this week, I check out how you can take a trip to … Read More → "Next Generation Wafers and the Future of Optical Connectivity"

Awesome Retro Displays and Computers

In retrospect, it’s been a funny old day with respect to retro displays and computers, starting with Numitron tubes (which use seven incandescent filaments arranged to form a seven-segment display) and ending with an 8-bit computer implemented using 1950s thermionic valves (vacuum tubes).

Now, I want you to be honest with me… am I alone in loving the technologies of yesteryear? For … Read More → "Awesome Retro Displays and Computers"

The Communication Connection: Time Sensitive Networking, SOSA and the Ethernet Revolution

This week my podcast guest is longtime friend of the show Nigel Forrester from Concurrent Technologies! Nigel and I chat about time sensitive networking, how TSN profiles are grouped, what kind of standards are being developed to support these profiles, and how ethernet will pave the way for innovation in real-time communications in the future. Also this week, I check out how you can fly your … Read More → "The Communication Connection: Time Sensitive Networking, SOSA and the Ethernet Revolution"

Ceva-Waves Links Multi-Protocol Wireless Connectivity IP

I’m afraid that (what I laughingly refer to as) my mind is wandering (as is its wont). It knows it’s supposed to write about multi-protocol wireless IP, but it’s been beguiled by thoughts of headphones equipped with the latest and greatest in 3D spatial audio boasting state-of-the-art headtracking resulting in a new level of immersive experience.

What … Read More → "Ceva-Waves Links Multi-Protocol Wireless Connectivity IP"

A Sea Change in Analog RF Architectures: The Future According to Direct RF

What do Direct RF, next generation signal processing, and the acoustic wonder of spider webs have in common? This here podcast! Noah Donaldson (CTO – Annapolis Micro Systems) joins me this week to chat about why Direct RF is a game changer for signal acquisition and processing. We also discuss the challenges inherent with Direct RF, the biggest benefits of this technology, and where Noah sees Direct RF headed in … Read More → "A Sea Change in Analog RF Architectures: The Future According to Direct RF"

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