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Why, Hello FPGA and AI — How Nice to See You Together!

I love science and technology. I also love beer and bacon sandwiches, but that’s nothing to do with this column, so don’t try to distract me. Generally speaking, I like to think I have a ringside seat at the forefront of technology. Recently, however, I must admit to starting to fear I was no longer riding the crest of the technology wave with regard … Read More → "Why, Hello FPGA and AI — How Nice to See You Together!"

Return of the Pi!

In this week’s podcast, we are talking about the newest generation of Raspberry Pi, why old coding skills are in big demand right now, and why a new class of organic batteries may be just a proton away! First, we investigate a new all-organic battery technology developed at Uppsala University that can be charged in seconds and discharged and recharged over 500 times without loss of … Read More → "Return of the Pi!"

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chalk talks
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 — TI 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 — TI 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"
Renesas Synergy AE-Cloud2 — Mouser Electronics and Renesas   Implementing wireless connectivity for your IoT design can be a serious engineering challenge. Bridging the gap between your edge device and the cloud involves navigating a labyrinth of wireless and network technologies that can create serious headaches for design teams. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jason Chien of … Read More → "Renesas Synergy AE-Cloud2 — Mouser Electronics and Renesas"
ST-Teseo LIV3F GNSS Module for IoT Positioning — STMicroelectronics and Mouser Electronics   Many IoT designs these days need location capabilities. While GPS alone was great in the old days, a modern design should be compatible with other satellite constellations as well for maximum performance. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Slade of STMicroelectronics about the Teseo-LIV3F Module which can make … Read More → "ST-Teseo LIV3F GNSS Module for IoT Positioning — STMicroelectronics and Mouser Electronics"