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The JOYCE Project to Equip Machines with Human-Like Perception

Did you ever watch the British television science fiction comedy Red Dwarf? The stage for this tale is the eponymous spaceship Red Dwarf, which is an enormous mining vessel that is 6 miles (10 km) long, 5 miles (8 km) tall, and 4 miles (6 km) wide. Series 1 through Series 8 originally aired on BBC 2 between 1988 and 1999 (somewhat reminiscent … Read More → "The JOYCE Project to Equip Machines with Human-Like Perception"

A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)

It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"

Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision

It’s funny how, when you keep on hearing stories about companies heading in one direction, the news that someone is going the other way makes you sit up and pay attention. It reminds me of that old saying: “‘Dog bites a man’ is not news; ‘Man bites a dog’ is news.”

In my case, for the past couple of years I’ve been talking with companies … Read More → "Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision"

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Transforming 400V Power for SELV Systems — Vicor and Mouser Electronics  Converting from distribution-friendly voltages like 400V down to locally-useful voltages can be a tough engineering challenge. In SELV systems, many teams turn to BCM converter modules because of their efficiency, form factor, and ease of design-in. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ian Masza of Vicor about transforming 400V into … Read More → "Transforming 400V Power for SELV Systems — Vicor and Mouser Electronics"
Intel NUC Elements — Intel and Mouser Electronics   Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) compute elements are small-form-factor barebone computer kits and components that are perfect for a wide variety of system designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristin Brown of Intel System Product Group about pre-engineered solutions from Intel that can provide the appropriate level … Read More → "Intel NUC Elements — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
Single Pair Ethernet — Mouser Electronics and HARTING   Industry 4.0 brings serious demands on communication connections. Designers need to consider interoperability, processing, analytics, EMI reduction, field rates, communication protocols and much more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Piotr Polak and McKenzie Reed of HARTING about using single-pair Ethernet for Industry 4.0. Click here for more information … Read More → "Single Pair Ethernet — Mouser Electronics and HARTING"
General Port Protection — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics  In today’s complex designs, port protection can be a challenge. High-speed data, low-speed data, and power ports need protection from ESD, power faults, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Todd Phillips from Littelfuse about port protection for your next system design. Click here for more information about Littelfuse … Read More → "General Port Protection — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics"
Protecting Circuitry with eFuse IC — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics  Conventional fuses are rapidly becoming dinosaurs in our electronic systems. Finally, there is circuit protection technology that doesn’t rely on disposable parts and molten metal. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jake Canon of Toshiba about eFuse – a smart solution that will get rid of those old-school fuses once … Read More → "Protecting Circuitry with eFuse IC — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics"
Next Generation Connectivity and Control Concepts for Industry 4.0 — Molex and Mouser Electronics   Industry 4.0 promises major improvements in terms of efficiency, reduced downtime, automation, monitoring, and control. But Industry 4.0 also demands a new look at our interconnect solutions. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Schuerman of Molex about Industry 4.0 and how to choose the right connectors for your … Read More → "Next Generation Connectivity and Control Concepts for Industry 4.0 — Molex and Mouser Electronics"