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Chimera GPNPU Blends CPU, DSP, and NPU into New Category of Hybrid Processor

According to Greek mythology, the Chimera (a.k.a. Chimaera) was a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature that was composed of different animal parts. These days, the term "chimera" has come to describe (a) any mythical or fictional creature with parts taken from various animals, (b) anything composed of very disparate parts, or (c) anything perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling. … Read More → "Chimera GPNPU Blends CPU, DSP, and NPU into New Category of Hybrid Processor"

Virtualized IoT Devices in the Cloud Run Faster Than Their Real-World Counterparts!

I’m not a giddy software guru. I’m a hard-bitten hardware guy. I remember those days of yesteryear when I hadn’t even heard about esoteric things like virtualization, containerization, disaggregation, and other “-ations,” the discussion of which does my poor old noggin no favors whatsoever.

Now, by comparison, I know enough to nod knowingly and grunt appreciatively when … Read More → "Virtualized IoT Devices in the Cloud Run Faster Than Their Real-World Counterparts!"

Let’s Twist, Turn and Pressurize! Element14’s Robotics Challenge and New Robotic Grippers Inspired by Jellyfish

Are you ready to twist, turn and get your robotics groove on? Longtime friend of the show Phil Hutchinson from Element14 joins me this week to chat about Element14’s new Twist, Turn and Move Robotics Design Challenge. I also investigate a new kind of robotic gripper inspired by jellyfish.

 

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Sustainability and Positivity: Solving Real World Problems with NXP HoverGames

A topic that is near and dear to my heart takes center stage in this week’s podcast: sustainability. Iain Galloway (NXP) and Richard Fix (Bosch Sensortec) join me to discuss how you can help solve real-world societal challenges with the NXP HoverGames. We also discuss the variety of components and technologies provided to contestants of this unique design contest and why sustainable food ecosystems is the … Read More → "Sustainability and Positivity: Solving Real World Problems with NXP HoverGames"

Meet UVVM: The World’s #1 VHDL Verification Methodology

I’m happy (albeit puzzled) to tell you that things seem to be getting better with respect to verifying FPGA, ASIC, and system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The reason I say this is that the last time I turned my attention to this arena, people were saying that the design and verification phases of a complex device consumed 30% and 70% of the total development time, respectively. By comparison, someone recently … Read More → "Meet UVVM: The World’s #1 VHDL Verification Methodology"

Operation Data Capture: Solving the Challenges of Battlefield Big Data and Mission Critical AI

In this week’s podcast, I investigate edge-based data capture and AI computing in military programs with David Freeman (Mercury) and Randy Hayes (VAST Data Federal). We discuss the challenges involved with big data, mission critical AI and machine learning applications in rugged environments and how a new data center-class, all-flash network-attached storage system can help solve these issues. Also this week, I check out a new autonomous off-road … Read More → "Operation Data Capture: Solving the Challenges of Battlefield Big Data and Mission Critical AI"

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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"