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BotFactory: All-In-One PCB Printing and Assembly

If you are anything like me, you dream of having the ability to create and automatically populate your printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes in the comfort of your own office. Well, in fact you can, because BotFactory’s SV2 combines a conductive ink printer, solder paste extruder, pick-and-place machine, and reflow bed into a single product that allows you to prototype your PCBs in a matter … Read More → "BotFactory: All-In-One PCB Printing and Assembly"

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?"

Welcome to a World of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Have you heard that the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which produces globally applicable standards for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), recently launched a new Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (ISG RIS)?

There’s no need to hang your head in shame if this is new news to you. To be honest, I didn’t even know that … Read More → "Welcome to a World of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces"

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Jan 19, 2022
Explore the importance of system interoperability in hyperscale data centers and why it matters for AI and high-performance computing (HPC) applications. The post Why Interoperability Matters for High-Performance Computing and AI Chip Designs appeared first on From Silicon T...
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Current Sense Amplifiers: What Are They Good For? — Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices  Not sure what current sense amplifiers are and why you would need them? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Seema Venkatesh from Analog Devices about the what, why and how of current sense amplifiers. They take a closer look at why these high precision current sense amplifiers can be a … Read More → "Current Sense Amplifiers: What Are They Good For? — Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices"
Medical Grade Temperature Sensing with the World’s Smallest Surface Mount FIR Temperature IC — Mouser Electronics and Melexis  Temperature sensing has come a very long way in recent years. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Doug Gates from Melexis about the latest innovation in medical grade temperature sensing. They take a closer look at the different kinds of applications that can use this kind of sensing technology, the … Read More → "Medical Grade Temperature Sensing with the World’s Smallest Surface Mount FIR Temperature IC — Mouser Electronics and Melexis"
Double Density Cool Edge Next Generation Card Edge Interconnect — Amphenol ICC and Mouser ElectronicsNowhere is the need for the reduction of board space more important than in the realm of high-performance servers. One way we can reduce complexity and reduce overall board space in our server designs can be found in the connector solutions we choose. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Einhorn … Read More → "Double Density Cool Edge Next Generation Card Edge Interconnect — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics"
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"
Single Pair Ethernet : Simplifying IIoT & Automation – WE, HARTING, Analog Devices & Mouser   Industry 4.0 with its variety of sensing solutions and fieldbus systems can make communication pretty tricky but single pair ethernet can change all of that. In this episode of Chalk, Amelia Dalton chats with representatives from three different companies: Analog Devices, HARTING and Würth Elektronik to discuss the benefits of single pair Ethernet, … Read More → "Single Pair Ethernet : Simplifying IIoT & Automation – WE, HARTING, Analog Devices & Mouser"
Tame the SiC Beast – Unleash the Full Capacity of Silicon Carbide: Microchip and Mouser Electronics   Wide band gap materials such as silicon carbide are revolutionizing the power industry. At the same time, they can also introduce byproducts including overheating, short circuits, and overvoltage. The question remains: how can we use silicon carbide without those headache-inducing side effects? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rob … Read More → "Tame the SiC Beast – Unleash the Full Capacity of Silicon Carbide: Microchip and Mouser Electronics"