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How Long Until We See Whales in Classrooms?

Do you remember all the hoopla about the company Magic Leap a few years ago? I’m trying to remind myself of the timeline. The company was founded in 2010 but was in stealth mode until around 2015. In 2016 they released a teaser video that showed what purported to be augmented reality (AR) in the form of a whale surprising school students by jumping into a gym. … Read More → "How Long Until We See Whales in Classrooms?"

Say “Howdy” to the Hawk AI Integrated Mini-ITX System

When a lot of people hear the name Flex Logix, their knee-jerk reaction is to think eFPGA (“Embedded FPGA”). While it is certainly true that the guys and gals at Flex Logix have a commanding presence in eFPGA space (where no one can hear you scream), they are also making waves in artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing space (where AI systems will hear you scream).

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Complex Processing in Embedded Systems: Radar, Lidar and the Need for High Performance DSPs

How about some high-performance DSPs to spice up your Friday? Maybe with a sprinkling of robots? In this week’s podcast, Dave Bell from Cadence Design Systems joins me to chat about the trends driving the need for high-performance DSPs, the benefits that Tensilica ConnX 110 and 120 DSPs can bring to your next design and why ISA compatibility is crucial in this arena. Also this week, I … Read More → "Complex Processing in Embedded Systems: Radar, Lidar and the Need for High Performance DSPs"

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DIN Rail Power Solutions’ Usage and Advantages – MEAN WELL and Mouser Electronics DIN rail power supplies with their clean installation and quiet fanless design can be a great solution to solve the common power supply concerns that come along with industrial and building automation applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Kai Li from MEAN WELL and Amelia Dalton discuss the variety of benefits that DIN … Read More → "DIN Rail Power Solutions’ Usage and Advantages – MEAN WELL and Mouser Electronics"
Beyond the SOT23: The Future of Smaller Packages — Nexperia and Mouser Electronics   There is a mega-trend throughout electronic engineering that is pushing us toward smaller and smaller components and printed circuit boards. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Tom Wolf from Nexperia and Amelia Dalton explore the benefits of a smaller package size for the SOT23. They investigate how new package sizes for this SMD … Read More → "Beyond the SOT23: The Future of Smaller Packages — Nexperia and Mouser Electronics"
NEUTRIK® FIBERFOX — NEUTRIK and Mouser Electronics  Fiber optic technology has seen exponential growth over the last couple years. Today, fiber optic technology is finding a place in more and more diverse applications worldwide. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Kuklinski from NEUTRIK® explore a revolutionary new kind of fiber optic technology called FIBERFOX. We take a … Read More → "NEUTRIK® FIBERFOX — NEUTRIK and Mouser Electronics"
Prognostic Health Management/Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Machines — Advantech and Mouser  Prognostic health management, also known as predictive maintenance, is a vital component of our industrial ecosystem. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric Wang from Advantech about the roles that data acquisition, data processing and artificial intelligence play in prognostic health management, the challenges of building these types of systems, … Read More → "Prognostic Health Management/Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Machines — Advantech and Mouser"
HARTING’s HAN® 1A Connector Series — HARTING and Mouser ElectronicsThere is a big push in the electronics industry today to make our designs smaller and more modular. One way we can help solve these design challenges is with the choice of connector we select for our designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Goda Inokaityte from HARTING and Amelia Dalton examine the role that … Read More → "HARTING’s HAN® 1A Connector Series — HARTING and Mouser Electronics"
ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions — Qorvo and Mouser Electronics   Programmable power management can not only help us manage our power systems but it can also have size, weight, and cost benefits as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Yael Coleman from Qorvo about the system-wide benefits of configurable power management solutions. They investigate the programmable features of … Read More → "ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions — Qorvo and Mouser Electronics"