Welcome to the fifth installment of a new special edition series of our long-running Fish Fry podcast called “Makers Today!”, where we highlight the movers and shakers in the maker space. In this month’s episode, my guest is Guido Bonelli, founder of Dr. Duino. Guido and I discuss how art and electronic design intertwine in his life, how hisRead More → "Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! Dr. Duino"
I’ve just been playing with one of the new VL53L5CX Time-of-Flight 8×8 Multizone Ranging Sensors from STMicroelectronics. On the bright side (no pun intended), this involved a laser beam bouncing all around my office. Sad to relate, however, I couldn’t see it because it was outside the range of human vision.
I tell you — every day I’ … Read More → "Mega-Cool Laser-Based Sub-Jellybean-Sized Multizone Ranging Sensor"
I have a friend called Bob (spelled the usual way and pronounced with a silent ‘q’). In fact, as fate would have it, I’ve been blessed with an abundance of Bobs (and that’s not something most people expect to hear themselves say on a daily basis).
In order to distinguish between members of this bodacious bunch of Bobs … Read More → "Eeek! 100 Captivating Columns and Counting"
In August, at the Hot Chips 33 conference, held online this year thanks to COVID-19, Sooki Yoon described the Samsung 50-Mpixel GN2 image sensor, which the company announced earlier this year. This sensor is destined to be used in mobile phones such as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra/Pro, according … Read More → "Samsung’s 50-Mpixel GN2 Image Sensor Sports Pro Camera Features"
In this week’s podcast, we start things off with a closer look at a new robotic system developed by a team of researchers at MIT called RFusion. We investigate how it combines RF information, visual data, and neural networks to find and retrieve objects with ease. (Spoiler alert: it can even find objects when they are buried under a pile and fully out of view.) Also … Read More → "Eyes on the Prize: element14’s Spy Nerd Challenge and MIT’s New Robot Finds Lost Items"
Did the abundance of abbreviations with which the title of this column abounds cause you to pause for a moment and think, “Say, what?” Well, that’s just what I thought when the guys and gals at Synaptics introduced me to their AS33970 Tahiti System-on-Chip (SoC) device, … Read More → "Meet the Tahiti ANC+ENC+WoV SoC Solution!"