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Danger: UXC – These Seven Perils Including Exploding Capacitors Can Kill Your Power Supplies

A wonderful British ITV television series made in 1979 called “Danger: UXB” depicted the hazardous adventures of a fictitious Royal Engineer tunneling company as it spread out across London to disarm or destroy the thousands of unexploded bombs (UXBs) that penetrated the city’s surface during the Blitz of World War II. I saw the series a year or two later on PBS, where it appeared as … Read More → "Danger: UXC – These Seven Perils Including Exploding Capacitors Can Kill Your Power Supplies"

FloatingPoint DSP for You and Me: Why Today’s Real World Designs Need Floating Point Digital Signal Processing

What do sweat-powered batteries and floating point digital signal processing have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast of course! We start things off with an investigation into the details of a revolutionary new battery developed by NTU Singapore that is powered by sweat and includes a unique silver flake electrode design. Also this week, Ted Chua (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to discuss the need for floating … Read More → "FloatingPoint DSP for You and Me: Why Today’s Real World Designs Need Floating Point Digital Signal Processing"

Taking Piracy Out of the Driver’s Seat

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Ted Miracco (CEO – Cylynt) and I discuss the increased prevalence of software piracy in the automotive industry and what can be done to stem the tide of unauthorized software use today. We also discuss the current state of cybersecurity today and the details of their upcoming Cylynt Connect Software Monetization and Anti-Piracy Summit.  Also this week, I investigate a new soft and … Read More → "Taking Piracy Out of the Driver’s Seat"

Papa’s Got a Brand New Node: Intel Makes Waves in Process and Packaging

On your mark. Get set. Let’s fry some fish! In this week’s podcast, I chat with Sanjay Natarajan (Senior Vice President and Co-General Manager, Logic Technology Development at Intel) about what the roadmaps for Intel’s process and packaging technologies looks like, the motivations behind Intel’s move to a new node naming convention, and what Sanjay believes will be the key factors that will … Read More → "Papa’s Got a Brand New Node: Intel Makes Waves in Process and Packaging"

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Hot-Swap and Power Protection — Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices   When it comes to our always-on, critical systems we need to carefully consider power protection and maintainability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Dwight Larson investigate the issues that surround hot-plugging into an energized power supply, the best solutions to consider, what the different hot-swap circuit topologies look like for … Read More → "Hot-Swap and Power Protection — Mouser Electronics and Analog Devices"
NEUTRIK Fiber Optic Solutions — Neutrik and Mouser ElectronicsThe advantages and benefits of fiber optics are a mile long… But how can you design with them? How can you clean them? How do you repair them? Need a bit of a refresher? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with David Kuklinski from Neutrik about the OpticalCon advanced, OpticalCon LITE and … Read More → "NEUTRIK Fiber Optic Solutions — Neutrik and Mouser Electronics"
Flexible Power for a Smart World — Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc  Safety, EMC compliance, your project schedule, and your BOM cost are all important factors when you are considering what power supply you will need for your next design. You also need to think about form factor, which capacitor will work best, and more. But if you’re not a power supply expert, this can get … Read More → "Flexible Power for a Smart World — Mouser Electronics and CUI Inc"
Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  If you are working on a low-power IoT design, you are going to face power issues that can get quite complicated. Addressing these issues earlier in your design process can save you a lot of time, effort, and frustration. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther from Nordic Semiconductor … Read More → "Power Profiler II – Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
IsoMOV — Bourns and Mouser Electronics   Today, your circuit protection device needs to be versatile, handling a wide range of conditions with long-life low capacitance, low leakage, and state-of-the-art energy handling density. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Paul Smith from Bourns about IsoMOV – a new integrated circuit protection that brings together the most … Read More → "IsoMOV — Bourns and Mouser Electronics"
IEC 62368-1 Over-voltage 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 Over-voltage Requirements — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics"