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Hot Stuff: You Might Rent the Car Seat that Heats Your Derriere or Your Next Running Shoes

When the first reports of BMW creating a marketing program to rent heated seats in its newest vehicles, the news coverage was designed to make my blood boil. “Pigs!” I thought. “They’re just bleeding their customers dry because cars have become always-connected rolling software platforms.” Here are some of the headlines that led me down the garden path:

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$4 Logic Analyzer Based on Raspberry Pi Pico

Here’s a truly inspired project. Dr. Agustín Gimenez Bernad, a Senior Developer in ServiZurich S.A. in Spain, has created one of the most brilliant hacks I’ve seen yet. He’s built a 24-bit logic analyzer that samples at 100 Msamples/sec and stores 32K samples from nothing more than a $4 Raspberry Pi Pico board and some clever code. There’s a lot to … Read More → "$4 Logic Analyzer Based on Raspberry Pi Pico"

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High-Performance Test to 70 GHz – Samtec  Today’s high-speed serial interfaces with PAM4 present serious challenges when it comes to test. Eval boards can end up huge, and signal integrity of the test point system is always a concern. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the Bullseye test point system, which can … Read More → "High-Performance Test to 70 GHz – Samtec"
Innovative Hybrid Crowbar Protection for AC Power Lines — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics   Providing robust AC line protection is a tough engineering challenge. Lightning and other unexpected events can wreak havoc with even the best-engineered power supplies. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pete Pytlik of Littelfuse about innovative SIDACtor semiconductor hybrid crowbar protection for AC power lines, that combine the best … Read More → "Innovative Hybrid Crowbar Protection for AC Power Lines — Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics"
IoT and The Power of PSpiceToday's IoT designs demand some complex mixed-mode, mixed-signal simulation to be sure that they'll work correctly across wide ranges of component variation, temperature, and other real-world conditions. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with John Carney of Cadence Design Systems about PSpice mixed-signal simulation for IoT.
SystemVision® Multi-discipline System Verification DatasheetThe SystemVision multi-discipline collaboration environment lets you explore concepts, validate performance specifications, investigate architectural partitions, and integrate implementation-level details, all in an easy-to-use virtual prototyping environment. Focus on a single design domain, or combine multiple domains, for full-system verification.
Reduce Project Schedules and Increase Quality using Model Driven Development for Design, Verification, and TestThis paper shows how Model Driven Development can address common challenges in the system design, verification & testing of complex systems. Project success requires that hardware, software, and test teams fluently integrate application software, controlling firmware, analog and digital hardware, and mechanical components, which often proves to be costly in terms of time, money, and … Read More → "Reduce Project Schedules and Increase Quality using Model Driven Development for Design, Verification, and Test"
Concept to X: Ten Steps to Effective Model Driven DevelopmentModel Driven Development is proven to improve productivity in the design process. It makes it possible to use models all the way down the flow, automatically generating parts of the design and thus improving the design’s quality by bringing in repeatability and standards compliance. It enables actions such as eliminating physical prototypes from the process, … Read More → "Concept to X: Ten Steps to Effective Model Driven Development"