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The World According to Analog: Why Our Digital Futures Depend on Analog

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate the analog data conundrum with Tom Doyle and Marcie Weinstein from Aspinity. We take a closer look at the power and data challenges of processing at the edge, what Aspinity’s new analog machine learning IC is all about, and the details of their new evaluation kits that utilize their analogML core. Also this week, I dig into the details … Read More → "The World According to Analog: Why Our Digital Futures Depend on Analog"

Addressing the Gotchas: LCR Embedded Systems and the Case for Intelligent Modularity

What do thermal management, VPX, SOSA and submarine volcanoes have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast! First, I take a closer look at a new research project from the University of Leeds that hopes to unlock the mysteries of submarine megaplumes (and the immense energy produced by them) with a fleet of remotely operated vehicles deep in the North East Pacific ocean. Steve Gudknecht (LCR Embedded Systems) … Read More → "Addressing the Gotchas: LCR Embedded Systems and the Case for Intelligent Modularity"

Research meets Realization: InnovationLab Brings Organic Printed Electronics into the Mainstream

I’ve got three words for you: Printed Organic Electronics! My distinguished guest is Dr. Florian Ullrich from InnovationLab. Florian and I are talking all about the unique printing technology behind InnovationLab’s printed electronics, the details of InnovationLab’s collaboration with Evonik to produce the first fully printed rechargeable batteries for flexible printed sensors, and how InnovationLab’s shareholder structure encourages innovation big and small.

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Predictive Maintenance Evaluation Kit for Smart Buildings

One of the myriad problems I face — in addition to (a) being persistently pursued by gaggles of groupies and (b) the fact that all of my groupies are cranky, cantankerous, and curmudgeonly old engineers of the male persuasion — is that of being inundated by barrages of information from companies scattered around the globe.

Being only human (although it pains me … Read More → "Predictive Maintenance Evaluation Kit for Smart Buildings"

A Mesh By Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we’re making the impossible possible! We start things off with a closer look at the world’s first metamaterial developed by a team of researchers from EPFL Labs. We investigate the unique properties of this new metamaterial and how this research could pave the way for the development of advanced forms of mechanical metamaterials. Also this week, Matt Commens (Ansys) joins … Read More → "A Mesh By Any Other Name Just Isn’t the Same"

Nobody Wants A Failed Prototype – System-Level Simulation with Clarity 3D Transient Solver

In today’s ever-changing electronic engineering ecosystem, system modeling is more important than ever before. In this week’s podcast, Brad Griffin (Cadence Design Systems) joins us to discuss the limitations of system-level modeling today, how system analysis challenges are driving new levels of performance, and how Clarity 3D Transient Solver addresses critical system-level EMI challenges. Also this week, we take a look at the PufferBot – a … Read More → "Nobody Wants A Failed Prototype – System-Level Simulation with Clarity 3D Transient Solver"

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IEC 62368-1 Overvoltage Requirements — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics  Over-voltage protection is an often neglected and misunderstood part of system design. But often, otherwise well-engineered devices are brought down by over-voltage events. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Todd Phillips of Littelfuse about the new IEC 623689-1 standard, what tests are included in the standard, and how the standard … Read More → "IEC 62368-1 Overvoltage Requirements — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics"
LED Lighting Solutions — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics  LED lighting is revolutionizing lighting design. Engineers now need to consider a host of issues such as power consumption, spectrum, form factor, and reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Swift from Amphenol ICC about the latest in LED lighting technology, and solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. Click … Read More → "LED Lighting Solutions — Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics"
TDK Magnetic Sheets For EMI and NFC Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics  Today’s dense, complex designs can be extremely challenging from an EMI perspective. Re-designs of PCBs to eliminate problems can be expensive and time consuming, and a manufacturing solution can be preferable. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Chris Burket of TDX about Flexield noise suppression sheets, which may be just … Read More → "TDK Magnetic Sheets For EMI and NFC Applications — TDK and Mouser Electronics"
Fundamentals of ESD/TVS Protection — Nexperia and Mouser Electronics  ESD protection is a critical, and often overlooked design consideration in many of today’s systems. There is a wide variety of solutions available for ESD protection, and choosing the right one for your design can be a daunting and confusing task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tom Wolf of … Read More → "Fundamentals of ESD/TVS Protection — Nexperia and Mouser Electronics"
Accelerate the Integration of Power Conversion with microBUCK® and microBRICK™ – Vishay and Mouser  In the world of power conversion, multi-chip packaging, thermal performance, and power density can make all of the difference in the success of your next design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Raymond Jiang about the trends and challenges in power delivery and how you can leverage the unique combination … Read More → "Accelerate the Integration of Power Conversion with microBUCK® and microBRICK™ – Vishay and Mouser"
General Port Protection — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics  In today’s complex designs, port protection can be a challenge. High-speed data, low-speed data, and power ports need protection from ESD, power faults, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Todd Phillips from Littelfuse about port protection for your next system design. Click here for more information about Littelfuse … Read More → "General Port Protection — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics"