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The Pursuit of Performance: How AI can Help Optimize Electronic System Design

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Ben Gu from Cadence Design and I chat about bringing AI to the world electronic system design! We investigate the electronic system design challenges engineers are facing today, the benefits that AI brings to electronic system optimization and the details of Cadence’s Optimality Intelligent System Explorer. Also this week, I examine a new lRead More → "The Pursuit of Performance: How AI can Help Optimize Electronic System Design"

Seeds for a New Day: Edge ML, Evolution of IoT and Artificial Leaves that Generate Clean Fuel

Have you heard about the artificial leaves that generate clean fuel? In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, I investigate the details of new flexible autonomous floating artificial leaves developed by a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge that can generate clean fuel from sunlight and water. Also this week, Viktor Vikulov (DANNIE) and I discuss why edge machine learning is the next evolutionary step for IoT, … Read More → "Seeds for a New Day: Edge ML, Evolution of IoT and Artificial Leaves that Generate Clean Fuel"

Re-Inventing Home Security: Infineon’s New AI/ML-based Smart Alarm System

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, David Jones (Infineon) and I chat about Infineon’s new battery-powered Smart alarm system. We examine the role that AI and machine learning-based sensor fusion plays in this industry-first acoustic event detection and alarm system, and why this kind of battery-powered home security sensor system could be a … Read More → "Re-Inventing Home Security: Infineon’s New AI/ML-based Smart Alarm System"

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Rise of Bespoke Silicon

Move over off-the-shelf chips, bespoke silicon is coming your way! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Walt Hearn from Ansys joins me to discuss the rise of bespoke silicon, the need for open multi-physics platforms, collaboration in the EDA ecosystem, and more. Also this week, I investigate a new bacteria powered wearable device developed by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Spoiler Alert: … Read More → "One Size Does Not Fit All: The Rise of Bespoke Silicon"

The Next Wave of Semiconductor Innovation

In this week’s Fish Fry, we are talking about electrostatic multi-nozzle printing technology, industrial micro-fabrication, and life-like lasers! Walter Braun (COO – Scrona) and I investigate the biggest challenges facing the micro-fabrication industry today, why Walter believes that the next wave of semiconductor innovation will rely on novel semiconductor packaging, and the details of Scrona’s multi-nozzle printing technology. Also this week, I examine new self-organizing lasers built by … Read More → "The Next Wave of Semiconductor Innovation"

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Designing with GaN? Ask the Right Questions about Reliability — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics  As demands for high-performance and low-cost power conversion increases, gallium nitride offers several intriguing benefits for next generation power supply design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Sandeep Bahl from Texas Instruments investigate the what, why and how of gallium nitride power technology. They take a closer look at the component … Read More → "Designing with GaN? Ask the Right Questions about Reliability — Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics"
Power Multiplexing with Discrete Components — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics  Power multiplexing is a vital design requirement for a variety of different applications today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Talayeh Saderi from Toshiba about what kind of power multiplex solution would be the best fit for your next design. They discuss five unique design considerations that we should think … Read More → "Power Multiplexing with Discrete Components — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics"
EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced: Isolated Gate Driver with DESAT — Infineon and Mouser Electronics When it comes to higher power applications, galvanically isolated gate drivers can be great solution for power modules and silicon carbide MOSFETS. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Emanuel Eni from Infineon examine Infineon’s EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced isolated gate driver family. They take a closer look at advantages of galvanic isolation … Read More → "EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced: Isolated Gate Driver with DESAT — Infineon and Mouser Electronics"
NEUTRIK® FIBERFOX — NEUTRIK and Mouser Electronics  Fiber optic technology has seen exponential growth over the last couple years. Today, fiber optic technology is finding a place in more and more diverse applications worldwide. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Kuklinski from NEUTRIK® explore a revolutionary new kind of fiber optic technology called FIBERFOX. We take a … Read More → "NEUTRIK® FIBERFOX — NEUTRIK and Mouser Electronics"
Gate Driving Your Problems Away — Infineon and Mouser Electronics   Isolated gate drivers are a crucial design element that can protect our designs from over-voltage and short circuits. But how can we fine tune these isolated gate drivers to match the design requirements we need? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Perry Rothenbaum from Infineon explore the programmable features included … Read More → "Gate Driving Your Problems Away — Infineon and Mouser Electronics"
ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions — Qorvo and Mouser Electronics   Programmable power management can not only help us manage our power systems but it can also have size, weight, and cost benefits as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Yael Coleman from Qorvo about the system-wide benefits of configurable power management solutions. They investigate the programmable features of … Read More → "ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions — Qorvo and Mouser Electronics"