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Find Your Keys in Nothing Flat

“Location, location, location.” – Real estate mantra

Ultrawideband (UWB) is the proverbial twenty-year overnight success. The concept has been around for a long time, but it’s only now starting to hit the big time. 

UWB takes a shotgun approach to wireless communications. Rather than beam a relatively strong signal within a narrow … Read More → "Find Your Keys in Nothing Flat"

Best and Worst Smart Home Interfaces

“’Easy to use’ is easy to say.” – Jeff Garber

My tech-savvy kids are preparing to move to another country, so I just inherited a lot of “smart home” gadgets that won’t work in their new place. Now I’ve got a box full of smart connected electrical outlets, Wi-Fi wall switches, wireless security cameras, and other gizmos. … Read More → "Best and Worst Smart Home Interfaces"

Terrible Things to Scare the Children: #adifferenthalloween with element14

It’s creepy! It’s crawly! It’s a design contest too! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Phil Hutchinson (element14) brings us the goods on this year’s spookily spectacular element14 Halloween design competition. Phil and I chat about some of last year’s creepy creations, why this year’s contest is slightly different than the year before, and how you can enter this unique Halloween design … Read More → "Terrible Things to Scare the Children: #adifferenthalloween with element14"

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Nov 25, 2020
It constantly amazes me how there are always multiple ways of doing things. The problem is that sometimes it'€™s hard to decide which option is best....
Nov 25, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at what it takes to generate data that can be used to train machine-learning .] We take a break from learning how IoT technology works for one of our occasional posts on how IoT technology is used. In this case, we look at trucking fleet mana...
Nov 25, 2020
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Nov 23, 2020
Readers of the Samtec blog know we are always talking about next-gen speed. Current channels rates are running at 56 Gbps PAM4. However, system designers are starting to look at 112 Gbps PAM4 data rates. Intuition would say that bleeding edge data rates like 112 Gbps PAM4 onl...
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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"
TI Robotics System Learning Kit – Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics  Robotics projects can get complicated quickly, and finding a set of components, controllers, networking, and software that plays nicely together is a real headache. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Easley of Texas Instruments aVBOUT THE TI-RSLK Robotics Kit, which will get you up and running on your next … Read More → "TI Robotics System Learning Kit – Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
Using the Graphical PMSM FOC Component in Harmony3 — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   Developing embedded software, and particularly configuring your embedded system can be a major pain for development engineers. Getting all the drivers, middleware, and libraries you need set up and in the right place and working is a constant source of frustration. In this episode of Chak Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brett Novak … Read More → "Using the Graphical PMSM FOC Component in Harmony3 — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
PolarFire SoC FPGA Family — Microchip and Mouser Electronics  FPGA SoCs can solve numerous problems for IoT designers. Now, with the growing momentum behind RISC-V, there are FPGA SoCs that feature RISC-V cores as well as low-power, high-security, and high-reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with KK from Microchip Technology about the new PolarFire SoC family that is ideal … Read More → "PolarFire SoC FPGA Family — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
Intel NUC Elements — Intel and Mouser Electronics   Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) compute elements are small-form-factor barebone computer kits and components that are perfect for a wide variety of system designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristin Brown of Intel System Product Group about pre-engineered solutions from Intel that can provide the appropriate level … Read More → "Intel NUC Elements — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
uPOL Technology — TDK and Mouser Electronics   Power modules are a superior solution for many system designs. Their small form factor, high efficiency, ease of design-in, and solid reliability make them a great solution in a wide range of applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tony Ochoa of TDK about the new uPOL family of … Read More → "uPOL Technology — TDK and Mouser Electronics"