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Learning to Let It Go: Obsolescence Management and an OEM Tale of Woe

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers 

In this week’s podcast, we dive deep into the world of long-term product sustainment practices and obsolescence management. Tania Read More → "Learning to Let It Go: Obsolescence Management and an OEM Tale of Woe"

Apple M1 vs. Intel Core i7: The Benchmark Wars Continue

Which chip is faster: Apple’s M1 or Intel’s Core i7? The new or the old? ARM or x86? The mobile gadgets company or the major microprocessor maker? 

Spoiler alert! It’s a trick question – a Rorschach test. You’ll see what you want to see in the benchmark results, and what you take out of the scores is, … Read More → "Apple M1 vs. Intel Core i7: The Benchmark Wars Continue"

For the Love of Design: Kickstarter and Sydney Ahn Mai’s Passion for Purposeful Interactions

Here at Fish Fry, we love Kickstarter! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, award-winning Kickstarter product designer Sydney Anh Mai joins us to discuss her passion for purposeful interactions, how her experience in the world of dance has set her up for success in high tech, and how she navigates the unique challenges of designing for this global crowdfunding platform. Keeping with our Kickstarter theme, we also check … Read More → "For the Love of Design: Kickstarter and Sydney Ahn Mai’s Passion for Purposeful Interactions"

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Feb 26, 2021
OMG! Three 32-bit processor cores each running at 300 MHz, each with its own floating-point unit (FPU), and each with more memory than you than throw a stick at!...
Feb 26, 2021
In the SPECTRE 20.1 base release, we released Spectre® XDP-HB as part of the new Spectre X-RF simulation technology. Spectre XDP-HB uses a highly distributed multi-machine multi-core simulation... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community si...
Feb 24, 2021
mmWave applications are all the rage. Why? Simply put, the 5G tidal wave is coming. Also, ADAS systems use 24 GHz for SRR applications and 77 GHz for LRR applications. Obviously, the world needs mmWave tech! Traditional mmWave technology spans the 30 – 300 GHz frequency...
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LED Lighting Solutions — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics  LED lighting is revolutionizing lighting design. Engineers now need to consider a host of issues such as power consumption, spectrum, form factor, and reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Swift from Amphenol ICC about the latest in LED lighting technology, and solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. Click … Read More → "LED Lighting Solutions — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics"
TDK Magnetic Sheets For EMI and NFC Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics  Today’s dense, complex designs can be extremely challenging from an EMI perspective. Re-designs of PCBs to eliminate problems can be expensive and time consuming, and a manufacturing solution can be preferable. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Chris Burket of TDX about Flexield noise suppression sheets, which may be just … Read More → "TDK Magnetic Sheets For EMI and NFC Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics"
Building Your IoT Toolbox — Digi and Mouser Electronics  IoT design is a complex task, involving numerous disciplines and domains – including embedded design, software, networking, security, manufacturability, and the list goes on and on. Mastering all those moving parts is a daunting challenge for design teams. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andy Reiter of Digi International about … Read More → "Building Your IoT Toolbox — Digi and Mouser Electronics"
Thunderbolt Technology Overview — Intel and Mouser Electronics  Thunderbolt is the closest thing we’ve got to universal interconnect between a wide variety of devices and systems. With a universal USB-C connector, it can do video, power, data communication – all at scalable rates with smart adjustment. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sandeep Vedanthi of Intel about the … Read More → "Thunderbolt Technology Overview — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
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"