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Old Man Yells at Clouds, 2020 Edition

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – unknown (but not Albert Einstein)

It’s sad to see a little kid cry on Christmas morning. He unwraps his new PlayStation 4, plugs it in, grabs the controller in anticipation of playing his first game and then… waits helplessly for over … Read More → "Old Man Yells at Clouds, 2020 Edition"

Pushing the Display Envelope : Pixelworks’ New AI-Driven Architecture and the World’s Largest Photo Ever Taken in a Single Shot

We’ve got your pixels here! Piping hot pixels! In this week’s podcast, we start things off with an investigation into the world’s largest digital camera being developed at The U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We take a closer look at the creation of the focal plane for this groundbreaking new camera and the role that the first 3,200-megapixel digital photo (the … Read More → "Pushing the Display Envelope : Pixelworks’ New AI-Driven Architecture and the World’s Largest Photo Ever Taken in a Single Shot"

Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision

It’s funny how, when you keep on hearing stories about companies heading in one direction, the news that someone is going the other way makes you sit up and pay attention. It reminds me of that old saying: “‘Dog bites a man’ is not news; ‘Man bites a dog’ is news.”

In my case, for the past couple of years I’ve been talking with companies … Read More → "Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision"

Red Points Catches Online Counterfeiters

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Who watches the watchers?) — Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Most of us are familiar with the RIAA, copyright infringement, and online piracy. Those are common, but new, problems. Much older is the problem of actual physical counterfeited goods. People have been selling knock-off Rolex watches and Gucci handbags for ages, since well before there was an … Read More → "Red Points Catches Online Counterfeiters"

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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"
Keeping Your Linux Device Secure — Mentor   Embedded security is an ongoing process, not a one-time effort. Even after your design is shipped, security vulnerabilities are certain to be discovered – even in things like the operating system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kathy Tufto from Mentor – a Siemens business, about how to make … Read More → "Keeping Your Linux Device Secure — Mentor"
Electronic Fuses (eFuses) — ON Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics   Today’s advanced designs demand advanced circuit protection. The days of replacing old-school fuses are long gone, and we need solutions that provide more robust protection and improved failure modes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pramit Nandy of ON Semiconductor about the latest advances in electronic fuses, and how … Read More → "Electronic Fuses (eFuses) — ON Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) Technology — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics   In industrial applications, crystals are not ideal for generating clock signal timing. They take up valuable PCB real-estate, and aren’t stable in harsh thermal and vibration environments. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nick Smith from Texas Instruments about bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology that offers an attractive alternative … Read More → "Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) Technology — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
Accelerate HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips — Samtec and Mouser Electronics   Embedded applications are putting huge new demands on small connectors. Size, weight, and power constraints are combining with new signal integrity challenges due to high-speed interfaces and high-density connections, putting a crunch on connectors for embedded design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the … Read More → "Accelerate HD Ultra-Dense Multi-Row Mezzanine Strips — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"