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Equipment Recommendations for a Home Electronics Lab

A working engineer posted this question, which appeared in my LinkedIn status stream earlier this year:

“I want to set up a home electronics test bench for maker projects. I would like a scope (perhaps with logic analyzer), waveform gen, power supply, volt/amp meter. My interests are high fidelity audio, and Arduino/RPi type projects. I am seeking recommendations … Read More → "Equipment Recommendations for a Home Electronics Lab"

When Reliability Analysis Meets Silicon Lifecycle Management

I’ve recently been chatting with folks from Synopsys and Concertio, and now my head is so full of “stuff” regarding things like hyper-convergent chip design, reliability analysis, real-time performance optimization, and silicon lifecycle management that I don’t know whether I’m coming or going.

I’ve told this tale before (and I’ll doubtless tell it again), but … Read More → "When Reliability Analysis Meets Silicon Lifecycle Management"

A Hands-On Guide to Designing Embedded Systems

There are a lot of books available to tell you all about the theoretical side of designing and building embedded systems, but not so many that tackle the nitty-gritty details involved in developing embedded systems that actually work and keep on working, until now…

When I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young lad poised to spend the next four years of … Read More → "A Hands-On Guide to Designing Embedded Systems"

Is a $6.99, Tilswall 6000-count Multimeter from Amazon a Tool or a Toy?

For someone who really believes in using quality tools, I buy far too many cheap ones. Case in point: I just bought a 6000-count Tilswall FY8233X multimeter from Amazon for the amazingly low price of $6.99. That’s right, I bought a multimeter with test leads, a carrying case, and batteries for less than the cost of a Burger King Whopper Meal Combo for two deal. … Read More → "Is a $6.99, Tilswall 6000-count Multimeter from Amazon a Tool or a Toy?"

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May 26, 2022
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chalk talks
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"