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All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Did you know that over a hundred devices are connected to the internet every second? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the challenges facing us as we develop the next generation of connected devices. Tom Doyle (CEO – Aspinity) joins me to discuss the details of Aspinity’s innovative RAMP (Reconfigurable Analog Modular Processor) platform, the “deal breakers” as he sees them … Read More → "All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

Your RTOS or Mine?

Are you ready to RTOS? Because I am! In this episode of Fish Fry, Mike Skrtic (Percepio) and I discuss RTOS fundamentals, advanced RTOS Techniques, and how you can get a little help with your next RTOS debugging project. Also this week, we check out some cool (and creepy?) new artificial skin technology called “Skin-On” that could make skin-on-skin interactions with our gadgets a reality.

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Bipolar Bear: Surface Pro X Tries Again, Fails Again

“Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – Robert A. Heinlein 

Microsoft is still a software company, right? Aren’t they the guys who made Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Flight Simulator? So then why do most of these not work on Microsoft’s own Read More → "Bipolar Bear: Surface Pro X Tries Again, Fails Again"

Pixelated Perfection

What makes your pocket-sized screen picture perfect? There is a good chance Pixelworks has something to do with it. In this week’s podcast, Peter Carson (Pixelworks) and I dig into the details of innovative Pixelworks’ image processing platform and why the preservation of artistic intent is cornerstone to the Pixelworks vision. Also this week, we take a closer look at a new neural network training … Read More → "Pixelated Perfection"

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PiezoListen: A New Kind of Speaker for New Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics   Until recently, putting speakers into extremely space-constrained designs was a daunting challenge. Now, however, advances in piezo speakers bring remarkable performance to ultra-small ultra-thin speakers. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matt Reynolds of TDK about PiezoListen – a whole new kind of high-performance multilayer piezo speaker. Click here … Read More → "PiezoListen: A New Kind of Speaker for New Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics"
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Microchip PIC-IoT WG Development Board — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   In getting your IoT design to market, you need to consider scalability into manufacturing, ease of use, cloud connectivity, security, and a host of other critical issues. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton sits down with Jule Ann Baker of Microchip to chat about these issues, and how the Microchip PIC-IoT … Read More → "Microchip PIC-IoT WG Development Board — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
USB Type C Wireless Power Charging — Wurth Electronik and Mouser Electronics   Today, there are fantastic new standard battery charging solutions that can help with your design. But, many designers don’t know where to begin with implementing these complex standards. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Hebberly Ahatlan of Wurth Electronik about the latest charging standards, and how new kits from … Read More → "USB Type C Wireless Power Charging — Wurth Electronik and Mouser Electronics"
Consumer Plus 3D NAND SD Cards — Panasonic   3D NAND has numerous advantages, like larger capacity, lower cost, and longer lifespan. In many systems, 3D NAND in SD card form is a smart move. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Donovan about SD 3D NAND in applications such as automotive.  Click here for more information about … Read More → "Consumer Plus 3D NAND SD Cards — Panasonic"
Effortless USB-C Battery Charging with MAX77860 — Maxim and Mouser Electronics   Designing USB Type C into your design requires a bit more attention than previous generations. With all the benefits USB Type C brings – reversible plugs, more power, and higher bandwidth, it also demands more engineering inside our devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sagar Khare of Maxim … Read More → "Effortless USB-C Battery Charging with MAX77860 — Maxim and Mouser Electronics"