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A Revolution in the Skies – How Mayman Aerospace’s VTOL Air Utility Vehicles will Change the World

It’s finally here!!! The 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry podcast has arrived! My special guest is the one and only David Mayman! (CEO – Mayman Aerospace) David and I chat about his motivation to design jetpacks and air utility vehicles and the evolution of the Mayman Aerospace’s Speeder VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) air utility vehicle. We also discuss the future of aviation and how … Read More → "A Revolution in the Skies – How Mayman Aerospace’s VTOL Air Utility Vehicles will Change the World"

Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 3)!

I simply don’t know where the time goes. It seems like yonks since I wrote Part 1 and Part 2 of this soon to be famous (or forgotten) mega-mini-series. Speaking of yonks (which essentially means “a long time” but can also mean “a longer time than expected”) reminds me of the fact that we use three tenses in the English language: past, present, and future. For example: Bob ate my bacon sandwich (past), I am not happy (present), Bob will surely suffer for his transgression (future). … Read More → "Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 3)!"

5G and Laying the Foundation for the Next Generation of Wireless Communication

What do 5G, the Open Eye MSA Group, and Mars regolith have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast! First, Raza Kahn (Semtech) and I chat about the current state of 5G Wireless infrastructure, the details of Semtech’s new Tri-Edge solution aimed at next generation data centers, and how the Open Eye MSA Group is helping accelerate the adoption of PAM4 optical data center interconnects. Also this … Read More → "5G and Laying the Foundation for the Next Generation of Wireless Communication"

Are You Ready for Ubiquitous Connectivity?

Let’s do a thought experiment. Suppose you find yourself trapped in a small space like an elevator and someone looks you in the eye and poses the question: “Are you ready for ubiquitous connectivity?” How would you respond? “Yes,” “No,” “Maybe,” or “What the heck is ubiquitous connectivity when it’s at home?”

Actually, that’s not a bad … Read More → "Are You Ready for Ubiquitous Connectivity?"

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Twinax Flyover Systems for Next Gen Speeds — SamtecAs the demand for higher and higher speed connectivity increases, we need to look at our interconnect solutions to help solve the design requirements inherent with these kinds of designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec discuss how Samtec’s Flyover technology is helping solve our high speed connectivity … Read More → "Twinax Flyover Systems for Next Gen Speeds — Samtec"
Mission Critical Electrical Controls — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics  If you are working on a mission-critical design, there is a very important list of requirements that you will need to consider for your electromechanical controls including how well they have been tested, availability of inventory, and the quality of the components. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Saathoff … Read More → "Mission Critical Electrical Controls — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics"
KISSLING Products: Rugged and Reliable Solutions — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics  Rugged and reliable designs today have a specific set of design requirements that may not be found in other industries including robustness, durability, and the ability to resist harsh environments. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Dickson from TE Connectivity about the KISSLING product family which includes a wide … Read More → "KISSLING Products: Rugged and Reliable Solutions — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics"
Designing High-Reliability Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs for Mission-Critical Applications  Designing products for reliability and longevity requires a different mindset – and a different tool set from the more common “just get it out the door” engineering methodology. We need to focus on all phases of product life, and do a diligent analysis of the mechanisms that can lead to premature failure in the … Read More → "Designing High-Reliability Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs for Mission-Critical Applications"
New Defense and Aerospace Products – Mouser and VicorIf you’re working on mil-standard systems and are worried about SWaP-C (and who isn’t?) you know that getting a reliable, off-the-shelf DC to DC converter and filter are critical to the success of your system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kai Johnstad of Vicor about solving mil-standard COTS power problems. … Read More → "New Defense and Aerospace Products – Mouser and Vicor"