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Want to Learn Programming and Microcontrollers?

The funny thing about knowing something yourself is that you tend to assume everyone else knows it also. This is especially true on a site like EEJournal that attracts electronic engineers and embedded systems developers from all walks of life. But the funny thing is — when you actually get to sit down and chat with people — you begin to realize how little they typically know outside … Read More → "Want to Learn Programming and Microcontrollers?"

The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Brian Faith (CEO – QuickLogic) joins me to discuss Qomu: a new open source SoC dev kit that fits in your USB port. Brian and I delve into the details of this new kit, examine its role within the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative, and how this kit is turning FPGA development on its head in more ways than one. Also this … Read More → "The Future Will Be Open Source: How QuickLogic Is Changing the FPGA Landscape"

For the Love of Design: Kickstarter and Sydney Ahn Mai’s Passion for Purposeful Interactions

Here at Fish Fry, we love Kickstarter! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, award-winning Kickstarter product designer Sydney Anh Mai joins us to discuss her passion for purposeful interactions, how her experience in the world of dance has set her up for success in high tech, and how she navigates the unique challenges of designing for this global crowdfunding platform. Keeping with our Kickstarter theme, we also check … Read More → "For the Love of Design: Kickstarter and Sydney Ahn Mai’s Passion for Purposeful Interactions"

Keeping the Quarantine Blues at Bay One Design at a Time

You know…for kids. – Norville Barnes (The Hudsucker Proxy)

This week’s Fish Fry podcast is dedicated to being indoors and fighting off quarantine boredom for kids and adults alike!  Phil Hutchinson (element14) joins us to discuss the BBC micro:bit v2. Phil and I discuss the evolution of the micro:bit, how this new version differs from the previous version, and how … Read More → "Keeping the Quarantine Blues at Bay One Design at a Time"

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May 7, 2021
In one of our Knowledge Booster Blogs a few months ago we introduced you to some tips and tricks for the optimal use of Virtuoso ADE Product Suite with our analog IC design videos . W e hope you... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ...
May 7, 2021
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May 6, 2021
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chalk talks
TI Robotics System Learning Kit – Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics  Robotics projects can get complicated quickly, and finding a set of components, controllers, networking, and software that plays nicely together is a real headache. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Easley of Texas Instruments aVBOUT THE TI-RSLK Robotics Kit, which will get you up and running on your next … Read More → "TI Robotics System Learning Kit – Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
Bluetooth Overview — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics   Bluetooth has come a long way in recent years, and adding the latest Bluetooth features to your next design is easier than ever. It’s time to ditch the cables and go wireless. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Beecham of Silicon labs about the latest Bluetooth capabilities including … Read More → "Bluetooth Overview — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics"
SensorTile. Box – A Ready to Go IoT Node — STMicroelectronics and Mouser Electronics  In the highly competitive IoT market, getting your idea to the prototype stage as quickly as possible is critical. But, designing non-differentiated things like connectivity, power supplies, sensor interfaces, and so forth soaks up valuable design time. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Thiago Reis from STMicroelectronics about SensorTile Box … Read More → "SensorTile. Box – A Ready to Go IoT Node — STMicroelectronics and Mouser Electronics"
Create Multi-Band Sensor Networks with the LaunchPad SensorTag Kit — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics   Doing IoT development today can involve a number of different communications standards. There is no “one size fits all” for wireless protocols. Every application has its own needs and constraints. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Adrian Fernandez of Texas Instruments about the new LaunchPad SensorTag development kit – … Read More → "Create Multi-Band Sensor Networks with the LaunchPad SensorTag Kit — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
USB Type C Wireless Power Charging — Wurth Electronik and Mouser Electronics   Today, there are fantastic new standard battery charging solutions that can help with your design. But, many designers don’t know where to begin with implementing these complex standards. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Hebberly Ahatlan of Wurth Electronik about the latest charging standards, and how new kits from … Read More → "USB Type C Wireless Power Charging — Wurth Electronik and Mouser Electronics"
Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit — NXP and Mouser Electronics   Putting together an IoT design can be an exercise in confusion. There are countless moving parts in different domains – mobile and cloud apps, connectivity, hardware development… the list goes on and on. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jay Canteenwala of NXP about the NXP Rapid IoT Prototyping … Read More → "Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit — NXP and Mouser Electronics"