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Optical Communications and the Internet of Neuroelectronics

Babe, You Must be a Neuron,

Cause You’ve Got Some Action Potential – Author Unknown

In this week’s podcast we are talking about next generation optics, signal integrity, the Internet of Neuroelectronics, and a whole lot more! To start things off, we take a closer look at how a team of researchers have enabled the communication between biological neurons and … Read More → "Optical Communications and the Internet of Neuroelectronics"

Have Power, Will Travel

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. – Bruce Lee

We’re getting all charged up in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! First up, Chris Giovanniello (Co-Founder, SVP Marketing – Menlo Micro) joins me to discuss trends in power management and how their ideal switch technology can not only save you a whole lot of power, but also help you with your … Read More → "Have Power, Will Travel"

Thermal Trials and Temperature Tales

We all know that today’s engineering teams are facing increasing challenges surrounding thermal aware designs. Whether you are designing a board, an IC, or a system, we all struggle with thermal and electrical simulation at one point or another. In this week’s Fish Fry, Jerry Zhao (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss the challenges of thermal and electrical simulation and the benefits of electrical and thermal co-simulation … Read More → "Thermal Trials and Temperature Tales"

Warp Speed Ahead

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” – Captain Kirk, Starship Enterprise

I’ve got three words for you: Quantum FM Radio! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we take an in-depth look at some revolutionary quantum research coming out of University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering that will not only change the future of quantum … Read More → "Warp Speed Ahead"

Electrical and Thermal Analysis Together

The upshot: Cadence’s Celsius tool provides thermal analysis in tandem with Voltus and Innovus (for chips) and Allegro (for packages and boards).

Temperature has always mattered. But long gone are the days when a chipmaker could blithely declare that they tested their chips over all temps and that they meet the spec. Our chips are now way … Read More → "Electrical and Thermal Analysis Together"

All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Did you know that over a hundred devices are connected to the internet every second? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the challenges facing us as we develop the next generation of connected devices. Tom Doyle (CEO – Aspinity) joins me to discuss the details of Aspinity’s innovative RAMP (Reconfigurable Analog Modular Processor) platform, the “deal breakers” as he sees them … Read More → "All of the Information: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

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DC-DC for Gate Drive Power — Murata and Mouser Electronics   In motor control and industrial applications, semiconductor switches such as IGBTs and MOSFETS of all types – including newer wide-bandgap devices are used extensively to switch power to a load. This makes DC to DC conversion for gate drivers a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Barnes … Read More → "DC-DC for Gate Drive Power — Murata and Mouser Electronics"
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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"
A New Perspective on Materialism — Mouser Electronics and KEMET   When choosing capacitors or other passive components, it’s easy to get bogged down in the datasheets. But, how often do you think about the properties of the materials these components are made from? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Patrik Kalbermatten of KEMET take a fascinating look at material classification, … Read More → "A New Perspective on Materialism — Mouser Electronics and KEMET"
Automotive MOSFET for the Transportation Market — Infineon and Mouser Electronics   MOSFETS are critical in automotive applications, where long-term reliability is paramount. But, do we really understand the failure rates and mechanisms in the devices we design in? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton sits down with Jeff Darrow of Infineon to discuss the role of MOSFETS in transportation, solder inspection, qualification. … Read More → "Automotive MOSFET for the Transportation Market — Infineon and Mouser Electronics"
Effortless USB-C Battery Charging with MAX77860 — Maxim and Mouser Electronics   Designing USB Type C into your design requires a bit more attention than previous generations. With all the benefits USB Type C brings – reversible plugs, more power, and higher bandwidth, it also demands more engineering inside our devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sagar Khare of Maxim … Read More → "Effortless USB-C Battery Charging with MAX77860 — Maxim and Mouser Electronics"