High-Performance Test to 70 GHz - Samtec
January 12, 2021 -- 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 maintain signal integrity up to 70 GHz with a compact test point footprint. More information about Samtec’s Bulls Eye® Test System: https://bit.ly/38EtSwC
Single Pair Ethernet -- Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics
January 12, 2021 -- Single-pair Ethernet is revolutionizing industrial system design, with new levels of performance and simplicity. But, before you make the jump, you need to understand the options for cables, connectors, and other infrastructure. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Lyndsey Walling of Phoenix Contact about the latest in single-pair Ethernet for industrial applications. More information about Phoenix Contact Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors: https://bit.ly/2Li4OTi
Thermocouple Temperature Sensor Solution -- Microchip and Mouser Electronics
January 4, 2021 -- When it comes to temperature monitoring and management, industrial applications can be extremely demanding. With temperatures that can range from 270 to 3000 C, consumer-grade temperature probes just don’t cut it. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ezana Haile of Microchip technology about using thermocouples for temperature monitoring in industrial applications. More information about Microchip Technology MCP9600, MCP96L00, & MCP96RL00 Thermocouple ICs: https://bit.ly/38dAt0Q
Building Your IoT Toolbox -- Digi and Mouser Electronics
December 17, 2020 - IoT design is a complex task, involving numerous disciplines and domains - including embedded design, software, networking, security, manufacturability, and the list goes on and on. Mastering all those moving parts is a daunting challenge for design teams. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andy Reiter of Digi International about development, deployment, manufacturing, and management tools for IoT development that could help get your next design out the door. More information about DIGI XBee® Tools: https://bit.ly/38emtCD
Cutting the AI Power Cord: Technology to Enable True Edge Inference -- Maxim and Mouser Electronics
December 11, 2020 - 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 MAX78000 family of microcontrollers and how this new microcontroller family can help solve our AI inference challenges with low power, low latency, and a built-in neural network accelerator. More info about Maxim Integrated MAX78000 Ultra-Low-Power Arm Cortex-M4 Processor: https://bit.ly/3gExOzD
Thunderbolt Technology Overview -- Intel and Mouser Electronics
December 11, 2020 - Thunderbolt is the closest thing we’ve got to universal interconnect between a wide variety of devices and systems. With a universal USB-C connector, it can do video, power, data communication - all at scalable rates with smart adjustment. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sandeep Vedanthi of Intel about the latest in Thunderbolt technology - Thunderbolt 4, which brings a number of benefits over previous versions. More information about Intel 8000 series Thunderbolt™ 4 Controllers: https://bit.ly/37RGWx2
Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Automation -- Mouser and Intel
December 10, 2020 - In control applications with strict deterministic requirements, such as those found in automotive and industrial domains, Time Sensitive Networking offers a way to send time-critical traffic over a standard Ethernet infrastructure. This enables the convergence of all traffic classes and multiple applications in one network. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Josh Levine of Intel and Patrick Loschmidt of TTTech about standards, specifications, and capabilities of time-sensitive networking (TSN). More information about Intel Cyclone® V FPGAs: https://bit.ly/3oMuKEF
ROHM Gate Drivers -- ROHM and Mouser Electronics
November 18, 2020 -- Today’s rapid growth of power and motor control applications demands a fresh look at gate driver technology. Recent advances in gate drivers help designers hit new levels of efficiency and performance in their designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mitch Van Ochten of ROHM about the latest in isolated and non-isolated gate driver solutions. More information about ROHM Semiconductor Automotive Gate Drivers: https://bit.ly/35Got6w
Automotive Infotainment -- KEMET and Mouser Electronics
November 16, 2020 - In today’s fast-moving automotive electronics design environment, passive components are often one of the last things engineers consider. But, choosing the right passives is now more important than ever, and there is an exciting and sometimes bewildering range of options to choose from. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Blais from KEMET about choosing the right passives and the right power distribution for your next automotive design. More information about KEMET Electronics Low Voltage DC Auto Infotainment Solutions: https://bit.ly/2UzUlmV
Fundamentals of ESD/TVS Protection -- Nexperia and Mouser Electronics
November 10, 2020 -- ESD protection is a critical, and often overlooked design consideration in many of today’s systems. There is a wide variety of solutions available for ESD protection, and choosing the right one for your design can be a daunting and confusing task. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tom Wolf of Nexperia about choosing the right ESD protection for your next design. More information about Nexperia PCMFxUSB3B/C - CMF EMI filters with ESD Protection: https://bit.ly/2Ircz7i
Maxim's Ultra-High CMTI Isolated Gate Drivers -- Maxim and Mouser Electronics
November 3, 2020 -- Recent advances in wide-band gap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride are transforming gate driver technology, bringing higher power efficiency and a host of other follow-on benefits. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Suravi Karmacharya of Maxim Integrated about Maxim’s MAX22700-MAX22702 family of single-channel isolated gate drivers. More information about Maxim Integrated MAX22700–MAX22702 Isolated Gate Drivers: https://bit.ly/3mLo8VZ
Medical Device Security - Mentor
November 3, 2020 -- In the new era of connected medical devices, securing embedded systems has become more important than ever. But, there is a lot medical device designers can borrow from current best-practices for embedded security in general. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Robert Bates from Mentor about strategies and challenges for securing modern medical devices and systems. For further information, download a whitepaper called "Medical Device Security: Achieving Regulatory Approval: https://bit.ly/366WI6m
Jan 17, 2021
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Jan 15, 2021
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Jan 14, 2021
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Jan 13, 2021
Testing is the final step of any manufacturing process, and arguably the most important, and yet it can often be overlooked. Releasing a poorly tested product onto the market has destroyed more than one reputation for quality, and this is even more important in an age when ...