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Capturing 3D Images from 2D CMOS Sensors (One Sensor, One Frame –> 3D Point Cloud)

A new sensor technology just popped up under my nose shouting “SURPRISE” (metaphorically speaking, of course). In this case, we’re talking about a technology that can take a traditional 2D CMOS camera sensor and use it to generate both 2D and 3D images. This was just when I thought I’d seen it all (no pun intended). Color me impressed!

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BYOD or BYOM to Synaptics’ AI-Native Edge Compute Party

I have two questions for you. First, what are the three key elements of any platform intended for the internet of things (IoT) and edge computing, both of which are where the internet “rubber” meets the real-world “road”? Second, what springs to your mind when you hear someone drop the company Synaptics into the conversation?

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Digital Signal Processing and the AI Architecture Evolution

This week’s Fish Fry podcast is all about digital signal processing! Pulin Desai (Cadence Design Systems) joins me to chat about recent developments in vision, radar and lidar applications, AI inference trends that are driving the need for flexible and programmable digital signal processing, and why DSPs are indispensable in the new world of artificial intelligence. Also this week, I check out a new PCB prototype developed at … Read More → "Digital Signal Processing and the AI Architecture Evolution"

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Autonomous Mobile Robots — onsemi and Mouser Electronics  Robotic applications are now commonplace in a variety of segments in society and are growing in number each day. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Alessandro Maggioni from onsemi discuss the details, functions, and benefits of autonomous mobile robots. They also examine the performance parameters of these kinds of robotic designs, … Read More → "Autonomous Mobile Robots — onsemi and Mouser Electronics"
Autonomous Robotics Connectivity Solutions — Samtec and Mouser Electronics  Connectivity solutions for autonomous robotic applications need to include a variety of orientations, stack heights, and contact systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec explore trends in autonomous robotic connectivity solutions and the benefits that Samtec interconnect solutions bring to these applications. Click here for more information … Read More → "Autonomous Robotics Connectivity Solutions — Samtec and Mouser Electronics"
Stepper Motor Basics & Toshiba Motor Control Solutions — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics  Stepper motors offer a variety of benefits that can add value to many different kinds of electronic designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Doug Day from Toshiba examine the different types of stepper motors, the solutions to drive these motors, and how the active gain control and ADMD of Toshiba’s … Read More → "Stepper Motor Basics & Toshiba Motor Control Solutions — Toshiba and Mouser Electronics"
Inductive Position Sensors for Motors and Actuators — Microchip and Mouser Electronics   Hall effect sensors have been quite popular for a variety of applications for many years but inductive positions sensors can provide better accuracy, better noise immunity, can cost less,  and can reject stray magnetic fields. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Smith from Microchip about the multitude of … Read More → "Inductive Position Sensors for Motors and Actuators — Microchip and Mouser Electronics"
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"