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Fish Fry 500: Amelia’s Favorite Episodes (Now on YouTube!)

Can you believe we are only a couple days away from the 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry? This week I have a special playlist of my all-time favorite episodes for your listening pleasure. This collection covers a variety of intriguing topics including organic printed electronics, advancements in brain-hand communication, autonomous Indy cars, the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collar, and more!  … Read More → "Fish Fry 500: Amelia’s Favorite Episodes (Now on YouTube!)"

Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 3)!

I simply don’t know where the time goes. It seems like yonks since I wrote Part 1 and Part 2 of this soon to be famous (or forgotten) mega-mini-series. Speaking of yonks (which essentially means “a long time” but can also mean “a longer time than expected”) reminds me of the fact that we use three tenses in the English language: past, present, and future. For example: Bob ate my bacon sandwich (past), I am not happy (present), Bob will surely suffer for his transgression (future). … Read More → "Let’s Read Our Little Cotton Socks Off (Part 3)!"

Time of Flight Sensors, Trilobites, and Tunable Optics – What an Unlikely Combo!

STMicroelectronics has added a new member to its line of VL53 FlightSense TOF (time of flight) distance/ranging sensors, but this new sensor takes a radical departure from the previous generation by replacing a conventional lensing system with metalenses, developed in conjunction with a startup company called Metalenz and based on technology originally developed in a Harvard University metamaterial lab. According to Metalenz, this is the … Read More → "Time of Flight Sensors, Trilobites, and Tunable Optics – What an Unlikely Combo!"

Robot’s Gambit: Watch Out, the Robots are Coming for Us

This article is for all those people who think that Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics are real. They’re not, and the robots appear to be coming for us. Two seemingly unrelated articles caught my eye on the morning of July 25. The first article described the unfortunate death of a motorcyclist due to being rear-ended by a Tesla AV (autonomous vehicle) operating in Tesla’s … Read More → "Robot’s Gambit: Watch Out, the Robots are Coming for Us"

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Chipageddon: What’s Happening, Why It’s Happening and When Will It End — Digi & Mouser Electronics  Semiconductors are an integral part of our design lives, but supply chain issues continue to upset our design processes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ronald Singh from DIGI and Amelia Dalton investigate the variety of reasons behind today’s semiconductor supply chain woes. They also take a closer look at how a system-on-module approach … Read More → "Chipageddon: What’s Happening, Why It’s Happening and When Will It End — Digi & Mouser Electronics"
Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing — Samtec and Mouser Electronics   Trends in today’s embedded computing designs including smart sensors, autonomous vehicles, and edge computing are making embedded computing industry standards more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns from Samtec about how standards organizations like PC104, PICMG and VITA are encouraging innovation in today’s … Read More → "Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
TE’s Dynamic Series for Robotics — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics  If you are designing a robot, a drive system, or any electromechanical system, the dynamic series of connectors from TE Connectivity might be a great solution for your next design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jennifer Love from TE Connectivity about the design requirements common in robotic applications and … Read More → "TE’s Dynamic Series for Robotics — TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics"
Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics  Today’s video applications require enormous amounts of compute performance on small power budgets. And, the wide variety of specifications, rates, and resolutions makes flexibility a key design requirement. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Omi Oliyide of Intel about how Intel FPGAs are ideal to take on even the most … Read More → "Using Intel FPGA to Develop Video and Vision Solutions — Intel and Mouser Electronics"
Cutting the AI Power Cord: Technology to Enable True Edge Inference — Maxim and Mouser Electronics  Artificial intelligence and machine learning are exciting buzzwords in the world of electronic engineering today. But in order for artificial intelligence or machine learning to get into mainstream edge devices, we need to enable true edge inference. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kris Ardis from Maxim Integrated about the … Read More → "Cutting the AI Power Cord: Technology to Enable True Edge Inference — Maxim and Mouser Electronics"
Nordic Cellular IoT — Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  Adding cellular connectivity to your IoT design is a complex undertaking, requiring a broad set of engineering skills and expertise. For most teams, this can pose a serious schedule challenge in getting products out the door. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther of Nordic Semiconductor about the easiest … Read More → "Nordic Cellular IoT — Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"