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Sowing the Seeds of Change: How Sustainability and Extending Product Life Cycles Can Help Ease Our Supply Chain Woes

We are sowing the seeds of innovation in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Peggy Carrieres from Avnet and I investigate the global supply chain challenges facing our engineering community today. We take a closer look at the role sustainability will play in the future of electronic design and how Avnet’s visual libraries called “Avail” can help you navigate a variety of supply chain and design chain issues. … Read More → "Sowing the Seeds of Change: How Sustainability and Extending Product Life Cycles Can Help Ease Our Supply Chain Woes"

The Latest and Greatest in Secure Control FPGAs and FPGA-Based ORAN Solutions

I just turned 65 years old this past weekend. I find this fact hard to believe. Where did the time go? I don’t remember the 1980s at all (I must have had a bad beer). One of the cool things about growing older (there aren’t many, so you have to make the most out of what you can get) is that you’ve had the … Read More → "The Latest and Greatest in Secure Control FPGAs and FPGA-Based ORAN Solutions"

BeBop RoboSkin Provides Tactile Awareness for Robots

I often think of a future that involves truly intelligent robots working alongside humans to make the world a better place for all of us. My wife (Gina the Gorgeous) is constantly asking me how long it will be until we have our own robot to help with household tasks. I have no idea how to answer this question. Looking back over the last 40 years, some … Read More → "BeBop RoboSkin Provides Tactile Awareness for Robots"

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With the DRAM fabrication advancing from 1x to 1y to 1z and further to 1a, 1b and 1c nodes along with the DRAM device speeds going up to 8533 for Lpddr5/8800 for DDR5, Data integrity is becoming a... ...
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Battery Management System Overview   Effective battery management for electric vehicles is a critical design element faced by engineers today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Marco Castellanos from Infineon about the key functions of battery management for electric vehicles, the role that cell balancing, voltage measurement and temperature measurement play in battery management … Read More → "Battery Management System Overview"
Solar Cells Optimized for Indoor Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics  Solar cell technology is more popular than ever before, but we have only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to new applications for photovoltaic cell technology. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Chris Burket from TDK about the basics of photovoltaic cells, what sets TDK’s a-SI film solar … Read More → "Solar Cells Optimized for Indoor Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics"
Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT — YAGEO Group and Mouser Electronics At the heart of our growing IoT ecosystem are high performance semiconductors, but integrated circuits alone cannot make a successful IoT system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Blais from KEMET and Ryan Wenzelman from Pulse about how passive components are crucial to the development of successful IoT frameworks. … Read More → "Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT — YAGEO Group and Mouser Electronics"
Improve Efficiency in Appliance and Smart Home Power Supply — Power Integrations and Mouser Electronics  Long gone are the days of mechanical buttons and knobs in our home appliances. Today’s modern appliances require a variety of different modes, voltages, and motors. Keeping all of those considerations in mind, energy efficiency must reign supreme. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Silvestro Fimaini from Power Integrations about … Read More → "Improve Efficiency in Appliance and Smart Home Power Supply — Power Integrations and Mouser Electronics"
Reduce Power System Needs with Multichannel Power Monitors — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   Power monitors can be very effective in terms of power management for a variety of designs and the use of a multichannel power monitors can not only lower your overall system power but also lower your code overhead, simplify prototyping and event detection. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Reduce Power System Needs with Multichannel Power Monitors — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
ROHM Automotive LED Driver IC — ROHM Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  There has been a lot of innovation in the world of automotive designs over the last several years and this innovation also includes the LED lights at the rear of our vehicles. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nick Ikuta from ROHM Semiconductor about ROHM’s automotive LED driver ICs. They … Read More → "ROHM Automotive LED Driver IC — ROHM Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"