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Will Carmakers Adopt TomTom’s IndiGO Open, Integrated Digital Cockpit Software Platform?

Perhaps you recognize the name TomTom. It’s a Dutch company, founded in 1991. The company’s original name was Palmtop Software, and the company specialized in software for handheld computers, also known as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), like the Psion family and Windows CE devices. As that market dwindled, the company pivoted to location technology based on GPS. Adopting a new name and mission, TomTom introduced … Read More → "Will Carmakers Adopt TomTom’s IndiGO Open, Integrated Digital Cockpit Software Platform?"

Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! Dr. Gough Lui

Welcome to the seventh installment of a special edition series of our long-running Fish Fry podcast called “Makers Today!” — highlighting the movers and shakers in the Maker space.  In this month’s episode, my guest is Dr. Gough Lui! Dr. Gough and I chat about creating the product review section of his website called “Dr. Gough’s Review Challenge” and what sets his reviews apart from other technology/component … Read More → "Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! Dr. Gough Lui"

Next-Gen Voice Interfaces for Smart Things and Loquacious Folks

I was just chatting with Mark Lippett, who is CEO at the British chip company XMOS. Mark was telling me that they recently announced the launch of their XVF3610 and XVF3615 voice processors. These little beauties will power the next generation of high-performance two-microphone voice interfaces for wireless speakers, TVs, set-top boxes, smart home appliances, gateway products, and more. We will be talking about these in … Read More → "Next-Gen Voice Interfaces for Smart Things and Loquacious Folks"

Renesas Announces Fabulous ForgeFPGA Family

It’s not often that I have the chance to introduce a new field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family, and even rarer that we get to greet a new FPGA vendor, so my cup runneth over because Renesas Electronics Corporation just leaped into the FPGA market with the announcement of a new line of very low-cost, very low-power, very interesting ForgeFPGA devices.

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Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity — Mouser Electronics and NXP  With the sheer amount of automotive software cost and complexity today, we need a way to maximize software reuse across our process platforms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Daniel Balser from NXP take a closer look at the software ecosystem for NXP’s S32K3 MCU. They investigate how real-time drivers, a … Read More → "Tackling Automotive Software Cost and Complexity — Mouser Electronics and NXP"
Sensor Technologies Here to Stay: Post-pandemic — Infineon   Today sensor technology has become integral to our everyday lives. And in the future, sensor technology will mean even more than it does today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Jones from Infineon about the future of sensor technologies and how they are going to impact our lives … Read More → "Sensor Technologies Here to Stay: Post-pandemic — Infineon"
i.MX RT1170 — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Dual core microcontrollers can bring a lot of benefits to today’s modern embedded designs in order to keep all of our design requirements in balance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Patrick Kennedy from NXP about why newer design requirements for today’s connected embedded systems are making this balancing act … Read More → "i.MX RT1170 — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Flexible Power for a Smart World — Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc  Safety, EMC compliance, your project schedule, and your BOM cost are all important factors when you are considering what power supply you will need for your next design. You also need to think about form factor, which capacitor will work best, and more. But if you’re not a power supply expert, this can get … Read More → "Flexible Power for a Smart World — Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc"
Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  If you are working on a low-power IoT design, you are going to face power issues that can get quite complicated. Addressing these issues earlier in your design process can save you a lot of time, effort, and frustration. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther from Nordic Semiconductor … Read More → "Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens  In the realm of automotive designs, safety must reign above all else. But the question remains: how can we innovate within the constraints of today’s safety standards? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rob Bates from Siemens about the role ISO 26262 plays when it comes to COTS and open … Read More → "Software and Automotive Safety — Siemens"