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AMFitzgerald and MEMS Infinity to Rule the PZT MEMS World

Generally speaking, I tend not to be interested in business-related announcements like strategic partnerships. I can’t tell you how many over-excited emails I’ve received informing me of something vague, fluffy, and wishy-washy along the lines of two companies planning to sign a memorandum of understanding that they may or may not collaborate to investigate the possibility that… by which time my eyes have glazed … Read More → "AMFitzgerald and MEMS Infinity to Rule the PZT MEMS World"

First Text-to-Speech, Then Text-to-Image, Now Text-to-3D-Animation

After seeing what I’ve just seen, you can consider (what I laughingly call) my mind to be well and truly blown. My poor old noggin is now full of ideas, each one triggering a cascade of considerations. Some of these meandering musings may even be germane to what I’m about to reveal. As usual, of course, we will all have to weed through my rambling … Read More → "First Text-to-Speech, Then Text-to-Image, Now Text-to-3D-Animation"

Can Isotopically Pure Silicon Chips Switch 1,000X Faster?

I was just introduced to a company that has developed an affordable, clean, efficient way to separate out the isotopes of elements, including silicon and uranium. It was the potential for an isotopically pure form of silicon for use in both regular silicon chips and quantum computers that made my eyes open wide.

I’m constantly amazed by all the things I don’ … Read More → "Can Isotopically Pure Silicon Chips Switch 1,000X Faster?"

From Architecture to PCB Schematic in 60 Seconds!

Are you ready to meet the world’s first deterministic AI that helps electronic teams go from architecture to schematic in 60 seconds? We’re talking about algorithmic component selection and schematic generation technology that optimizes billions of component combinations, thereby allowing you to avoid datasheet doom-scrolling, reduce schematic errors, and design for supply chain resilience in minutes. What’s not to love?

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Designing MPU/MCU/SoC/AI Hardware? Are You Sure Your Security Features Are Secure?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll doubtless say it again (actually, now I come to think about it, I’ve said “I’ve said it before, and I’ll doubtless say it again” before, and I’ll doubtless say it again; whatever you do, don’t get me rambling about recursion), I cannot help but don my frowny face when I think about those nefarious … Read More → "Designing MPU/MCU/SoC/AI Hardware? Are You Sure Your Security Features Are Secure?"

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Improving Chip to Chip Communication with I3C  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Toby Sinkinson from Microchip explore the benefits of I3C. They also examine how I3C helps simplify sensor networks, provides standardization for commonly performed functions, and how you can get started using Microchips I3C modules in your next design. Click here for more information about Microchip … Read More → "Improving Chip to Chip Communication with I3C"
Trends and Solutions for Next Generation Energy Storage Systems — onsemi and Mouser Electronics  Increased installations of DC ultra fast chargers, the rise of distributed grid systems, and a wider adoption of residential solar installations are making robust energy storage systems more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton, Hunter Freberg and Prasad Paruchuri from onsemi examine trends in EV chargers, solar, and … Read More → "Trends and Solutions for Next Generation Energy Storage Systems — onsemi and Mouser Electronics"
Audio Design for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Glasses — Analog Devices and MouserOpen ear audio can be beneficial to a host of different applications including virtual reality headsets, smart glasses, and sports and fitness designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Ryan Boyle from Analog Devices explore the what, where, and how of open ear audio. We also investigate the solutions that Analog Devices … Read More → "Audio Design for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Glasses — Analog Devices and Mouser"
Gas Monitoring and Metering with Sensirion SFC6000/SFM6000 Solutions — Sensirion and Mouser  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Negar Rafieedolatabadi from Sensirion explore the benefits of Sensirion’s SFM6000 Flow Meter and SFC Flow Controller. They examine how these solutions can be used in a variety of applications and how you can get started using these technologies for your next design. Click here for … Read More → "Gas Monitoring and Metering with Sensirion SFC6000/SFM6000 Solutions — Sensirion and Mouser"
PIC® and AVR® Microcontrollers Enable Low-Power Applications — Microchip and Mouser Electronics  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Marc McComb from Microchip explore how Microchip’s PIC® and AVR® MCUs are a game changer when it comes to low power embedded designs. They investigate the benefits that the flexible signal routing, core independent peripherals, and Analog Peripheral Manager (APM) bring to modern embedded designs … Read More → "PIC® and AVR® Microcontrollers Enable Low-Power Applications — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
Power High-Performance Applications with Renesas RA8 Series MCUs — Renesas and Mouser Electronics  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Kavita Char from Renesas explore the first 32-bit MCUs based on the new Arm® Cortex® -M85 core. They investigate how these new MCUs bridge the gap between MCUs and MPUs, the advanced security features included in this new MCU portfolio, and how you can get … Read More → "Power High-Performance Applications with Renesas RA8 Series MCUs — Renesas and Mouser Electronics"