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Opening the Door for Manufacturing Innovation: PulseForge Develops a New Form of Thermal Processing

What if we could revolutionize manufacturing and save energy at the same time? My guest is PulseForge CMO Stan Farnsworth and we are digging into the details of PulseForge’s new digital thermal processing. Stan and I investigate how this kind of thermal processing differs from traditional thermal processing and how it can vastly reduce the amount of energy used in manufacturing. We also take a closer look at … Read More → "Opening the Door for Manufacturing Innovation: PulseForge Develops a New Form of Thermal Processing"

Are You Ready to Lay Your Hands on the World’s First Universal Processor?

One of the things I really enjoy is bacon sandwiches, but that’s not what I wanted to talk about here. Another thing I enjoy is watching a startup company evolve from being a twinkle in its founder’s eye to purveying its first product.

Way back in the mists of time we used to call May 2020 (which is two … Read More → "Are You Ready to Lay Your Hands on the World’s First Universal Processor?"

Shaving Hairs and New Electronics: UChicago’s Nanocrystal Breakthrough

Are you ready for some exciting nanocrystal technology? I certainly hope so! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Igor Coropceanu joins me to discuss how he and a team of fellow researchers at the University of Chicago discovered a new way to make nanocrystals function together electronically. We explore why this breakthrough in nanocrystal technology could lead to future devices with new abilities, what applications this would be … Read More → "Shaving Hairs and New Electronics: UChicago’s Nanocrystal Breakthrough"

Reimagining Moore’s Law – One Glass Chip at a Time

Let’s talk about chips! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, Dr. Eyal Cohen (Co-founder and CEO of Cognifiber) joins me to unpack the photonic computing revolution. We investigate the details of Cognifiber’s glass-based chips, proprietary fibers, and embedded waveguides, and why the advancement of this kind of technology could revolutionize the world of edge computing. Also this week, I … Read More → "Reimagining Moore’s Law – One Glass Chip at a Time"
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Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT — YAGEO Group and Mouser Electronics At the heart of our growing IoT ecosystem are high performance semiconductors, but integrated circuits alone cannot make a successful IoT system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Blais from KEMET and Ryan Wenzelman from Pulse about how passive components are crucial to the development of successful IoT frameworks. … Read More → "Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT — YAGEO Group and Mouser Electronics"
Twinax Flyover Systems for Next Gen Speeds — SamtecAs the demand for higher and higher speed connectivity increases, we need to look at our interconnect solutions to help solve the design requirements inherent with these kinds of designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Matthew Burns from Samtec discuss how Samtec’s Flyover technology is helping solve our high speed connectivity … Read More → "Twinax Flyover Systems for Next Gen Speeds — Samtec"
E-Mobility: Electronic Challenges and Solutions — Würth Elektronik and Mouser Electronics  The future electrification of the world’s transportation industry depends on the infrastructure we create today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sven Lerche from Würth Elektronik about the electronic challenges and solutions for today’s e-mobility designs and EV charging stations. They take a closer look at the trends in these … Read More → "E-Mobility: Electronic Challenges and Solutions — Würth Elektronik and Mouser Electronics"
Clamping Down on Failure: Protecting 24 V Digital Outputs — Mouser Electronics and Skyworks  If you’re designing IEC61131 compliant digital outputs for these PLCs or industrial controllers, you need to have a plan to protect these outputs from a variety of unknowns. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Asa Kirby from Skyworks about  an innovative new isolated smart switch device from Skyworks that gives … Read More → "Clamping Down on Failure: Protecting 24 V Digital Outputs — Mouser Electronics and Skyworks"
Energy Storage: The Key to Sector Coupling — Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics  Climate change is making better energy storage more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Dr. Rüdiger Meyer from Phoenix Contact joins me to discuss the what, where and how of energy storage systems. We take a closer look at the structure and components included in typical energy storage systems and … Read More → "Energy Storage: The Key to Sector Coupling — Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics"
Improve Efficiency in Appliance and Smart Home Power Supply — Power Integrations and Mouser Electronics  Long gone are the days of mechanical buttons and knobs in our home appliances. Today’s modern appliances require a variety of different modes, voltages, and motors. Keeping all of those considerations in mind, energy efficiency must reign supreme. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Silvestro Fimaini from Power Integrations about … Read More → "Improve Efficiency in Appliance and Smart Home Power Supply — Power Integrations and Mouser Electronics"