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News Flash: ARM Still Designing CPUs

“I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” – Rodney Dangerfield

The tease looked promising enough. “ARM will be making an announcement… that will redefine the user experience… while maintaining industry-leading efficiency…” Hey, that sounds like a big deal! Sign me up.

Being the savvy and well-connected journalist that I am, I … Read More → "News Flash: ARM Still Designing CPUs"

OneDrive Down the Road to Madness

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson

“OneDrive is up to date,” it says on my screen. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Look, I like Microsoft. I really do. It’s easy to bash the software giant, but I’ve always kinda preferred using Windows systems for work. I mix it up with MacOS, … Read More → "OneDrive Down the Road to Madness"

Deepfake Video is Here. Reality is Fleeting.

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” – Groucho Marx

Deepfake video is here, now. With it comes the relatively easy ability to make anyone say anything you like on video. Post that video on the Internet and you have a very powerful way to disseminate credible disinformation to the world. … Read More → "Deepfake Video is Here. Reality is Fleeting."

Fog Computing Gets a Champion

“Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.” – Joseph Conrad

I’ll just go ahead and say it: Fog computing sounds like a stupid idea.

By that I mean it only sounds stupid. It’s actually a great idea. Rational, commonsensical. Maybe even inevitable. But it’s one of those things that won’t happen by accident, so we need … Read More → "Fog Computing Gets a Champion"

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Secure Communications Microcontrollers – NXP and Mouser Electronics  We all expect our microcontroller to have robust security features. But, it’s tough to find an MCU that meets all your design goals and incorporates security into every building block of your design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Carlson from NXP about the MPC574 microcontroller family, which packs … Read More → "Secure Communications Microcontrollers – NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Enabling Energy-efficient IoT Solutions — Mouser Electronics and ON Semiconductor   Choosing connectivity solutions for power-sensitive IoT applications can be a tricky process. There are numerous options available, and a host of trade offs to consider in finding a setup that meets your system design goals. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pavan Mulabagal of ON Semiconductor about energy-efficient IoT … Read More → "Enabling Energy-efficient IoT Solutions — Mouser Electronics and ON Semiconductor"
Moving to 48V — Mouser Electronics and Vicor   48V power supplies have numerous advantages over lower voltage systems. With 48V you can deliver more power more efficiently in a smaller form factor. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton talks with Robert Gendron and Ian Mazsa of Vicor about advantages and tips for designing higher-voltage power systems. Click here for … Read More → "Moving to 48V — Mouser Electronics and Vicor"