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RISC-V Takes Embedded World 2022 by Storm

I love computers (but only in a manly-man way, you understand). I’m not talking about the end-products that sit on our desks, hang out in our pockets, or lurk around us as we meander our way through the world, although I’m certainly fond of these little rascals—I’m much more interested in their “brains” in the form of their processing units where all … Read More → "RISC-V Takes Embedded World 2022 by Storm"

OMG! Where Are My Assets?

I am an outrageously lucky man. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many countries and see many things. For example, I’ve given training courses in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Japan; I’ve presented guest lectures at universities in America, England, and Norway; and I’ve been invited to speak at conferences in Hawaii, Brazil, India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea (to name but … Read More → "OMG! Where Are My Assets?"

Using ML to Mine Design Data to Speed and Improve SoC Designs

On the one hand, I’m tremendously excited and enthused by all of the amazing things I’m currently hearing regarding deployments of enterprise-level artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL). But (and there’s always a “but”)…

Actually, before we hurl ourselves headfirst into the fray with gusto and abandon, someone asked me earlier today to … Read More → "Using ML to Mine Design Data to Speed and Improve SoC Designs"

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Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT — YAGEO Group and Mouser Electronics At the heart of our growing IoT ecosystem are high performance semiconductors, but integrated circuits alone cannot make a successful IoT system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Blais from KEMET and Ryan Wenzelman from Pulse about how passive components are crucial to the development of successful IoT frameworks. … Read More → "Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT — YAGEO Group and Mouser Electronics"
Twinax Flyover Systems for Next Gen Speeds — SamtecAs the demand for higher and higher speed connectivity increases, we need to look at our interconnect solutions to help solve the design requirements inherent with these kinds of designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec discuss how Samtec’s Flyover technology is helping solve our high speed connectivity … Read More → "Twinax Flyover Systems for Next Gen Speeds — Samtec"
Clamping Down on Failure: Protecting 24 V Digital Outputs — Mouser Electronics and Skyworks  If you’re designing IEC61131 compliant digital outputs for these PLCs or industrial controllers, you need to have a plan to protect these outputs from a variety of unknowns. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Asa Kirby from Skyworks about  an innovative new isolated smart switch device from Skyworks that gives … Read More → "Clamping Down on Failure: Protecting 24 V Digital Outputs — Mouser Electronics and Skyworks"
“Scalable Power Delivery” for High-Performance ASICs, SoCs, and xPUs — Infineon  Today’s AI and Networking applications are driving an exponential increase in compute power. When it comes to scaling power for these kinds of applications with next generation chipsets, we need to keep in mind package size constraints, dynamic current balancing, and output capacitance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Mark Rodrigues from Infineon joins … Read More → "“Scalable Power Delivery” for High-Performance ASICs, SoCs, and xPUs — Infineon"
The Composite Power Inductance Story — Vishay and Mouser Electronics   Power inductor technology has made a huge difference in the evolution of our electronic system designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tim Shafer from Vishay about the history of power inductor technology, how Vishay developed the most compact and efficient power inductor on the market today and why … Read More → "The Composite Power Inductance Story — Vishay and Mouser Electronics"
224 Gbps Data Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction — Samtec  Data rates are getting faster with each passing year. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns from Samtec to separate fact from fiction when it comes to 224 Gbps data rates. They take a closer look at the design challenges, the tradeoffs, and architectural decisions that we will need … Read More → "224 Gbps Data Rates: Separating Fact from Fiction — Samtec"