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Basking in the Safety of an Automotive Radar Cocoon

Things have changed a lot since I was young, not least that all my friends got old (I didn’t see that coming). Take automobiles, for example. My parents bought their first car when I was about six years old, which would make it around 1963. I have no idea what sort of car it was. All I know was that it was small and noisy. Also, that noisy was good because it was amazing how often it failed to start. … Read More → "Basking in the Safety of an Automotive Radar Cocoon"

Performing Extreme AI Analog Compute Sans Semiconductors

Generally speaking, I tend to duck when someone lobs a business-related press release in my direction. Call me a techno-weenie if you will, but I really don’t care to learn that Company A has been pondering the possibility of potentially signing a letter of intent with Company B to establish a framework within which to commence discussions about the prospect of collaborating on some vaguely … Read More → "Performing Extreme AI Analog Compute Sans Semiconductors"

Intel Finally Launches Sapphire Rapids: It’s All About The Accelerators, Baby

After many delays, Intel has finally launched the long-awaited Sapphire Rapids family of server processors, now named the 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel Xeon CPU Max Series. Both names are mouthfuls, which has become typical of Intel product naming. Also typical is Intel’s ability to change the playing field to its advantage. Here, … Read More → "Intel Finally Launches Sapphire Rapids: It’s All About The Accelerators, Baby"

Interoperability and Innovation with Open Standards: Embedded Tech Trends 2023

Open standards take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Recorded in person at this year’s Embedded Tech Trends Conference, Dean Holman (President/Executive Director – VITA Technologies) joins me to discuss the newest developments in the VITA organization and why open standards are crucial to the development of intelligent embedded systems worldwide. Keeping with our open standards theme, Ken Grob and Mark Littlefield (Elma Electronic) also … Read More → "Interoperability and Innovation with Open Standards: Embedded Tech Trends 2023"

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featured blogs
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chalk talks
Prognostic Health Management/Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Machines — Advantech and Mouser  Prognostic health management, also known as predictive maintenance, is a vital component of our industrial ecosystem. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric Wang from Advantech about the roles that data acquisition, data processing and artificial intelligence play in prognostic health management, the challenges of building these types of systems, … Read More → "Prognostic Health Management/Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Machines — Advantech and Mouser"
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"
Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing — Samtec and Mouser Electronics   Trends in today’s embedded computing designs including smart sensors, autonomous vehicles, and edge computing are making embedded computing industry standards more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns from Samtec about how standards organizations like PC104, PICMG and VITA are encouraging innovation in today’s … Read More → "Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
High Speed Cable Product Technology — Samtec   Today’s multi-gigabit high speed serial connections demand a new generation of cables and connectors. With PAM4 and speeds reaching 56 and 112 Gbps, older technology cannot deliver the signal integrity you need. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff from Samtec about keeping those eyes wide open with … Read More → "High Speed Cable Product Technology — Samtec"
Designing High-Reliability Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs for Mission-Critical Applications  Designing products for reliability and longevity requires a different mindset – and a different tool set from the more common “just get it out the door” engineering methodology. We need to focus on all phases of product life, and do a diligent analysis of the mechanisms that can lead to premature failure in the … Read More → "Designing High-Reliability Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs for Mission-Critical Applications"
Mid-Board Optics: An Alternative to Pluggable MSA Solutions — Samtec How would you like to upgrade from copper to optical flyover – all with the same connector system? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns from Samtec about Firefly – a future-proof high-density flyover system. Click here to download the Firefly Application Design Guide