Recently, I received an email from my old chum Dave Millman, who is CEO of SalesDev.Global. Before we plunge headfirst into the fray (this column) with gusto and abandon (and panache, of course), I would first like to note that I only just … Read More → "Create Free Silicon Chips Courtesy of Google, SkyWater, and Efabless!"
I’m sure you are familiar with Monty Python’s classic Four Yorkshiremen sketch, but it’s always worth revisiting one of its incarnations on YouTube. This is a parody of the way in which older folks delight in engaging in nostalgic conversations about their humble beginnings and difficult childhoods.
It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"
When you want to unload some rusty old lawn furniture, you have a lot of choices. You can list them on eBay or Craigslist. You can put an ad in your local newspaper or Nextdoor.com, or post a few pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter to see if you get any nibbles. Or just leave it out by the curb and wait for some … Read More → "ARM’s Sleight of Hand"
I have seen the future of hearables. And it is MEMS. And it is good.
I’m being exposed to all sorts of cool technologies these days. Unfortunately, one of my problems – in addition to (a) being hounded by hordes of groupies at engineering conferences and (b) the fact that my groupies are all curmudgeonly old male engineers – is that I’m easily distrac… SQUIRREL!
“You need to be careful with a Bluetooth headset. Because some guys look crazy with them.” – Neil Strauss
It’s still early days for Bluetooth 5, but Renesas already has a couple of MCUs that support it. Newest among them is the Read More → "Bluetooth 5 for $4"