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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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Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! OKdo

We are switching things up for our sixth installment of my 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 guests are Katie Clubb and Richard Curtin from OKdo! Katie, Richard and I chat about OKdo’s mission to encourage inspiration with the Okdo Projects Hub, … Read More → "Fish Fry Special Edition: Makers Today! OKdo"

The Challenges of On-Device AI Development and Yes, AI Can Predict the Rain Better than the Weatherman

Artificial Intelligence reigns supreme in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! First up, we take a closer look at DeepMind’s new foray into rainfall prediction. We investigate how DeepMind’s deep generative model of rain tool supports the advancement of precipitation nowcasting and how it compares to current methods of precipitation forecasting. Keeping with our AI theme this week, Pulin Desai (Cadence Design Systems) … Read More → "The Challenges of On-Device AI Development and Yes, AI Can Predict the Rain Better than the Weatherman"

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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"
Electrification of the Vehicle — KEMET and Mouser Electronics  The automotive technology revolution has arrived, and with it – new demands on components for automotive applications. Electric vehicles, ADAS, connected cars, and autonomous driving put fresh demands on our electrical and electronic parts. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nick Stephen of KEMET about components for the next generation … Read More → "Electrification of the Vehicle — KEMET and Mouser Electronics"
Wide Band Gap: Silicon Carbide — onsemi and Mouser Electronics  Wide band gap materials such as silicon carbide are revolutionizing the power industry. From electric vehicles and charging stations to solar power to industrial power supplies, wide band gap brings efficiency, improved thermal performance, size reduction, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brandon Becker from onsemi about the … Read More → "Wide Band Gap: Silicon Carbide — onsemi and Mouser Electronics"
Improving Battery-Life with Ultra Low-Power Processors — NXP and Mouser Electronics   Battery life is critical in today’s mobile device designs, and designing-in ever-larger batteries causes all sorts of awkward compromises. The best strategy is to lower power consumption, and the processor is a great place to start. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Nik Jedrzejewski of NXP about the new … Read More → "Improving Battery-Life with Ultra Low-Power Processors — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Smart Home Design — NXP and Mouser Electronics Today’s smart home technologies have to balance scalability in performance, low power, heat dissipation, encoding and decoding standards, and much more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Ruthenbeck of NXP about the nuts and bolts of smart home technology, with a virtual tour of the ultimate smart home. Click … Read More → "Smart Home Design — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Electric Vehicles — Bourns and Mouser Electronics  The electric car revolution is here. But if we are going to keep pace with the global regulations set into place into the next couple of years, we need to start starting talking about battery management systems, voltage isolation, and a whole lot more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with … Read More → "Electric Vehicles — Bourns and Mouser Electronics"