Stepper Motor Basics & Toshiba Motor Control Solutions
Stepper motors offer a variety of benefits that can add value to many different kinds of electronic designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Doug Day from Toshiba examine the different types of stepper motors, the solutions to drive these motors, and how the active gain control and ADMD of Toshiba’s motor control solutions can make all the difference in your next design.
Switch to Simple with Klippon Relay
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Lars Hohmeier from Weidmüller explore the what, where, and how of Weidmüller's extensive portfolio of Klippon relays. They investigate the pros and cons of mechanical relays, the benefits that the Klippon universal range of relays brings to the table, and how Weidmüller's digital selection guide can help you choose the best relay solution for your next design.
Miniaturization Impact on Automotive Products
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Kirk Ulery from Molex explore the role that miniaturization plays in automotive design innovation. They examine the transformational trends that are leading to smaller and smaller components in automotive designs and how the right connector can make all the difference in your next automotive design.
Automotive/Industrial PSoC™ High Voltage (HV) Overview
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Marcelo Williams Silva from Infineon explore the multitude of benefits of Infineon’s PSoC 4 microcontroller family. They examine how the high precision analog blocks, high voltage subsystem, and integrated communication interfaces of these solutions can make a big difference when it comes to the footprint size, bill of materials and functional safety of your next automotive design.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Gasket Design Considerations
Electromagnetic interference can cause a variety of costly issues and can be avoided with a robust EMI shielding solution. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sam Robinson from TE Connectivity about the role that EMC gaskets play in EMI shielding, how compression can affect EMI shielding, and how TE Connectivity can help you solve your EMI shielding needs in your next design.
Advantech Industrial AI Camera: Small but Mighty
Artificial intelligence equipped camera systems can be a great addition to a variety of industrial designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Ryan Chan from Advantech explore the components included in an industrial AI camera system, the benefits of Advantech’s AI ICAM-500 Industrial camera series and how you can get started using these solutions in your next industrial design.
Electrical Connectors for Hermetically Sealed Applications
Many hermetic chambers today require electrical pathways to provide internal equipment with power, data or signals, or to receive data and signals from equipment within the chamber. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Brad Taras from Cinch Connectivity Solutions explore the role that seals and connectors play in the performance of hermetic chambers. They examine the methodologies to determine hermetic seal leaks, the benefits of epoxy hermetic seals, and how Cinch Connectivity’s epoxy-based seals and hermetic connectors can add value to your next design.
Enabling IoT with DECT NR+, the Non-Cellular 5G Standard
In the ever-expanding IoT market, there is a growing need for private, low cost networks. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Heidi Sollie from Nordic Semiconductor explore the details of DECT NR+, the world’s first non-cellular 5G technology standard. They investigate how this self-healing, decentralized, autonomous mesh network can help solve a variety of IoT connectivity issues and how Nordic is helping designers take advantage of DECT NR+ with their nRF91 System-in-Package family.
Battery-free IoT devices: Enabled by Infineon’s NFC Energy-Harvesting
Energy harvesting has become more popular than ever before for a wide range of IoT devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stathis Zafiriadis from Infineon about the details of Infineon’s NFC energy harvesting technology and how you can get started using this technology in your next IoT design. They discuss the connectivity and sensing capabilities of Infineon’s NAC1080 and NGC1081 NFC actuation controllers and the applications that would be a great fit for these innovative solutions.
The Future of Intelligent Devices is Here
Sponsored by Alif Semiconductor
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Henrik Flodell from Alif Semiconductor explore the what, where, and how of Alif’s Ensemble 32-bit microcontrollers and fusion processors. They examine the autonomous intelligent power management, high on-chip integration and isolated security subsystem aspects of these 32-bit microcontrollers and fusion processors, the role that scalability plays in this processor family, and how you can utilize them for your next embedded design.
Secure Authentication ICs for Disposable and Accessory Ecosystems
Secure authentication for disposable and accessory ecosystems is a critical element for many embedded systems today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Xavier Bignalet from Microchip discuss the benefits of Microchip’s Trust Platform design suite and how it can provide the security you need for your next embedded design. They investigate the value of symmetric authentication and asymmetric authentication and the roles that parasitic power and package size play in these kinds of designs.
E-Mobility - Charging Stations & Wallboxes AC or DC Charging?
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Andreas Nadler from Würth Elektronik investigate e-mobility charging stations and wallboxes. We take a closer look at the benefits, components, and functions of AC and DC wallboxes and charging stations. They also examine the role that DC link capacitors play in power conversion and how Würth Elektronik can help you create your next AC and DC wallbox or charging station design.
One Year of Synopsys Cloud: Adoption, Enhancements and Evolution
Sponsored by Synopsys
The adoption of the cloud in the design automation industry has encouraged innovation across the entire semiconductor lifecycle. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Vikram Bhatia from Synopsys about how Synopsys is redefining EDA in the Cloud with the industry’s first complete browser-based EDA-as-a-Service cloud platform. They explore the benefits that this on-demand pay-per use, web-based portal can bring to your next design.
Package Evolution for MOSFETs and Diodes
A limiting factor for both MOSFETs and diodes is power dissipation per unit area and your choice of packaging can make a big difference in power dissipation. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Brian Zachrel from Vishay investigate how package evolution has led to new advancements in diodes and MOSFETs including minimizing package resistance, increasing power density, and more! They also explore the benefits of using Vishay’s small and efficient PowerPAK® and eSMP® packages and the migration path you will need to keep in mind when using these solutions in your next design.
IoT Data Analysis at the Edge
No longer is machine learning a niche application for electronic engineering. Machine learning is leading a transformative revolution in a variety of electronic designs but implementing machine learning can be a tricky task to complete. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Louis Gobin from STMicroelectronics investigate how STMicroelectronics is helping embedded developers design edge AI solutions. They take a closer look at the benefits of STMicroelectronics NanoEdge-AI® Studio and STM32Cube.AI and how you can take advantage of them in your next design.
ROHM's 4th Generation SiC MOSFET
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Ming Su from ROHM Semiconductor explore the benefits of the ROHM’s 4th generation of silicon carbide MOSFET. They investigate the switching performance, capacitance improvement, and ease of use of this new silicon carbide MOSFET family.
OPTIGA™ TPM SLB 9672 and SLB 9673 RPI Evaluation Boards
Security is a critical design concern for most electronic designs today, but finding the right security solution for your next design can be a complicated and time-consuming process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Andreas Fuchs from Infineon investigate how Infineon’s OPTIGA trusted platform module can not only help solve your security design concerns but also speed up your design process as well.
Portable Medical Devices and Connected Health
Decentralized healthcare is moving from hospitals and doctors’ offices to the patients’ home and office and in the form of personal, wearable, and connected devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Roger Bohannan from Littelfuse examine the components, functions and standards for a variety of portable connected medical devices. They investigate how Littelfuse can help you navigate the development of your next portable connected medical design.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Mohammad Mohiuddin from Eaton explore the components, communication protocols, and sensing solutions needed for today’s growing IIoT infrastructure. They take a closer look at how Eaton's circuit protection solutions, magnetics, capacitors and terminal blocks can help you ensure the success of your next industrial internet of things design.
Optimize Performance: RF Solutions from PCB to Antenna
RF is a ubiquitous design element found in a large variety of electronic designs today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rahul Rajan from Amphenol RF discuss how you can optimize your RF performance through each step of the signal chain. They examine how you can utilize Amphenol’s RF wide range of connectors including solutions for PCBs, board to board RF connectivity, board to panel and more!
High Voltage Stackable Dual Phase Constant On Time Controllers - Microchip and Mouser
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Chris Romano from Microchip and Amelia Dalton discuss the what, where, and how of Microchip’s high voltage stackable dual phase constant on time controllers. They investigate the stacking capabilities of the MIC2132 controller, how these controllers compare with other solutions on the market, and how you can take advantage of these solutions in your next design.
Achieving High Power Density with IGBT and SiC Power Modules
Recent trends in the inverter market have made high power density, scalability, and ease of assembly more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Abraham Markose from Infineon examine how Easy & Econo power modules from Infineon can help solve common inverter design requirements. They explore the benefits and construction of these modules and how you can take advantage of them in your next design.
Nexperia Energy Harvesting Solutions
Energy harvesting is a great way to ensure a sustainable future of electronics by eliminating batteries and e-waste. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rodrigo Mesquita from Nexperia explore the process of designing in energy harvesting and why Nexperia’s inductor-less PMICs are an energy harvesting game changer for wearable technology, sensor-based applications, and more!
Littelfuse Protection IC (eFuse)
If you are working on an industrial, consumer, or telecom design, protection ICs can offer a variety of valuable benefits including reverse current protection, over temperature protection, short circuit protection, and a whole lot more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Pete Pytlik from Littelfuse explore the key features of protection ICs, how protection ICs compare to conventional discrete component solutions, and how you can take advantage of Littelfuse protection ICs in your next design.
PIC32CX-BZ2 and WBZ451 Multi-Protocol Wireless MCU Family
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Shishir Malav from Microchip explore the benefits of the PIC32CX-BZ2 and WBZ45 Multi-protocol Wireless MCU Family and how it can make IoT design easier than ever before. They investigate the components included in this multi-protocol wireless MCU family, the details of the software architecture included in this solution, and how you can utilize these MCUs in your next design.
Magnets and magnetic fields can cause big problems in medical, scientific, industrial, space, and quantum computing applications but using a non-magnetic connector can help solve these issues. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and John Riley from Samtec discuss the construction of non-magnetic connectors and how you could use non-magnetic connectors in your next design.
High-Voltage Isolation for Robust and Reliable System Operation
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Luke Trowbridge from Texas Instruments examine the benefits of isolation in high voltage systems. They also explore the benefits of TI’s integrated transformer technology and how TI’s high voltage isolations can help you streamline your design process, reduce your bill of materials, and ensure reliable and robust system operation.
LEMBAS LTE/GNSS USB Modem from TE Connectivity
In today’s growing IoT design community, there is an increasing need for a smart connectivity system that helps both makers and enterprises get to market quickly. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jin Kim from TE Connectivity about TE’s LEMBAS LTE/GNSS USB Modem and how this plug-and-play solution can help jumpstart your next IoT design. They also explore the software, hardware, and data plan details of this solution and the design-in questions you should keep in mind when considering using the LEMBAS LTE/GNSS USB modem in your design.
What are the Differences Between an Integrated ADC and a Standalone ADC?
Many designs today require some form of analog to digital conversion but how you implement an ADC into your design can make a big difference when it comes to accuracy and precision. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Iman Chalabi from Microchip and Amelia Dalton investigate the benefits of both integrated ADC solutions and standalone ADCs. They discuss the roles that internal switching noise, process technology, and design complexity play when choosing the right ADC solution for your next design.
Industry 4.0: From Conception to Value Generation
Industry 4.0 has brought a lot of exciting innovation to the manufacturing and industrial factories throughout the world, but getting your next IIoT design from concept to reality can be a challenging process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Adithya Madanahalli from Würth Elektronik and Amelia Dalton explore how Würth Elektronik can help you jump start your next IIoT design.
Telematics, Connectivity & Infotainment Integration Made Easy
Today’s automotive designs must contend with a variety of challenges including scalability, security, software integration and the increased use of different radio technologies. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Fredrik Lonegard from u-blox, Patrick Stilwell from NXP and Amelia Dalton explore how the use of modules can help address a variety of automotive design challenges and the benefits that ublox’s JODY-W3 host-based modules can bring to your next automotive application.
Energy Storage Systems
Increasing electric vehicle sales, decreasing battery sales, and a shift in energy consumption has made energy storage systems more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Gijs Werner from Amphenol FCI Basics about the functions and components involved in commercial energy storage systems, residential energy storage systems and EV charging stations. They investigate the qualifications needed for connectors in energy storage systems and what kind of connectors Amphenol FCI Basics offers for your next energy storage system design.
EV Charging: Understanding the Basics
Have you ever considered what the widespread adoption of electric vehicles will look like? What infrastructure requirements will need to be met? In this episode of Chalk Talk, I chat about all of this and more with Bruce Rose from Bel. We review the basics of EV charging, investigate the charging requirements for both AC and DC chargers, and examine the role that on-board inverters play in electric vehicle charging.
In order to move forward with innovations on the intelligent edge, we need to take a close look at isolation and how it can help foster the adoption of high voltage charging solutions and reliable and robust high speed communication. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton is joined by Allison Lemus, Maurizio Granato, and Karthi Gopalan from Analog Devices and they examine benefits that isolation brings to intelligent edge applications including smart building control, the enablement of Industry 4.0, and more. They also examine how Analog Devices iCoupler® digital isolation technology can encourage innovation big and small!
Spectral and Color Sensors
There has been quite a bit of advancement in the world of spectrometers of the last several years. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Jim Archibald from ams OSRAM investigate how multispectral sensing solutions are driving innovation in a variety of different fields. They also explore the functions involved with multispectral sensing, the details of ams OSRAM’s AS7343 spectral sensor, and why smoke detection is a great application for this kind of multispectral sensing.
Advantech Edge Gateways for Equipment Monitoring
One of the biggest challenges with equipment monitoring today includes one critical question: How do I integrate multiple data formats from different devices, equipment, meters, and sensors into my system? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric Wang from Advantech about how the Advantech WISE-EdgeLink solution can help you navigate the challenges of data collection in edge applications. They also take a closer look at the benefits of the Advantech WISE-EdgeLink smart gateway family and show you how to get started using one of these smart gateways in your next edge application.
Challenges of Multi-Connectivity Asset Tracking
Multi-connectivity asset tracking is a critical element of our modern supply chain. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Colin Ramrattan and Manuel Cantone from STMicroelectronics and Amelia Dalton discuss the common needs required for asset tracking today, why low power processing is vital for these kind of applications, and how STMicroelectronics ASTRA platform can help you get started on your next asset tracking design.
Analog in a Digital World: TRIMPOT® Trimming Potentiometers
Trimmer potentiometers are a great way to fine tune the output of an analog circuit and can be found used in a wide variety of applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Patricia Moorman from Bourns and Amelia Dalton break down the what, where, how, and why of trimpots and the benefits that Bourns trimpots can bring to your next design.
How IO-Link® is Enabling Smart Factory Digitization -- Analog Devices and Mouser Electronics
Safety, flexibility and sustainability are cornerstone to today’s smart factories. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Shasta Thomas from Analog Devices discuss how Analog Device’s IO-Link is helping usher in a new era of smart factory automation. They take a closer look at the benefits that IO-Link can bring to an industrial factory environment, the biggest issues facing IO-Link sensor and master designs and how Analog Devices ??can help you with your next industrial design.
Product Blocked by Supply Chain Woes? Digi XBee® RR to the Rescue!
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Quinn Jones from Digi investigate the benefits that the Digi XBee RR wireless modules can bring to your next design. We also take a closer look at the migration path from Digi XBee 3 to XBee RR, the design aspects you should keep in mind when moving from the Digi XBee 3 to the RR and how the Digi XBee Multi-programmer can help you get exactly the configuration you need in your next design.
Automated Benchmark Tuning
Sponsored by Synopsys
Benchmarking is a great way to measure the performance of computing resources, but benchmark tuning can be a very complicated problem to solve. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Nozar Nozarian from Synopsys and Amelia Dalton investigate Synopsys’ Optimizer Studio that combines an evolution search algorithm with a powerful user interface that can help you quickly setup and run benchmarking experiments with much less effort and time than ever before.
Introduction to Bare Metal AVR Programming
Bare metal AVR programming is a great way to write code that is compact, efficient, and easy to maintain. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ross Satchell from Microchip and I dig into the details of bare metal AVR programming. They take a closer look at the steps involved in this kind of programming, how bare metal compares with other embedded programming options and how you can get started using bare metal AVR programming in your next design.
dsPIC33CH DSCs: Two dsPIC33Cs on a Single Chip
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Vijay Bapu from Microchip and Amelia Dalton explore the benefits of dual core digital signal controllers. They discuss the key specifications to keep in mind when it comes to single core and dual core DSCs and how you can reduce your development time, save board space and cost and keep the performance and isolation you need with Microchip’s dsPIC33CH DSCs.
Megawatt Chargers in Electric Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure
In order to move forward with the large-scale implementation of commercial electric vehicles, we need to consider efficiency, availability, reliability, and longevity for the mega-watt chargers required for these applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Dr. Martin Schulz from Littelfuse joins Amelia Dalton to discuss the infrastructure demands of electric commercial vehicles, the role that galvanic isolation plays here and why thyristors may be a great choice for the future of electric commercial vehicles.
The Next Generation of Switching Regulator
Power modules can bring a variety of benefits to electronic system design including reduced board space, shorter time to market and easier sourcing of materials. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Louis Bouche from RECOM discuss the benefits of RECOM’s switching regulators, the details of their advanced 3D power packaging and how you can leverage RECOM’s expertise with your next design.
Do you need precise temperature control? Does your application need to be cooled below ambient temperature? If you answered yes to either of these questions, a peltier module may be the best solution for you. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rex Hallock from CUI Devices about the limitations and unique benefits of peltier modules, how CUI Devices’ arcTEC™ structure can make a big difference when it comes to thermal stress and fatigue of peltier modules, and how you can get started using a peltier module in your next design.
Bluetooth LE Audio
Bluetooth LE Audio is a prominent component in audio innovation today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Finn Boetius from Nordic Semiconductor and Amelia Dalton discuss the what, where, and how of Bluetooth LE audio. They take a closer look at Bluetooth LE audio profiles, the architecture of Bluetooth LE audio and how you can get started using Bluetooth LE audio in your next design.
Enable Sustainable Enterprises of the Future
Did you know that buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and 33% of greenhouse gas emissions? One way we can help both modernize and increase sustainability in our buildings is by adding 10BASE-T1L to our building controllers. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Salem Gharbi from Analog Devices about how we can enable sustainable enterprises with ethernet connected building controllers. They examine the10BASE-T1L flexible design solutions that Analog Devices offers, how exiting?building infrastructure can take advantage of 10BASE-T1L and how you can get started on your next sustainable enterprise journey.
Inductive Position Sensors for Motors and Actuators
Hall effect sensors have been quite popular for a variety of applications for many years but inductive positions sensors can provide better accuracy, better noise immunity, can cost less, and can reject stray magnetic fields. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Smith from Microchip about the multitude of benefits that inductive position sensors can bring to automotive, robotic and industrial applications. They also check out the easy to use kits that can help you get started using them for your next design.
NXP GoldVIP: Integration Platform for Intelligent Connected Vehicles
Today’s intelligent connected vehicle designs are smarter and safer than ever before and this has a lot to do with a rapidly increasing technological convergence of sensors, machine learning, over the air updates, in-vehicle high bandwidth networking and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Carlson from NXP about NXP’s new GoldVIP Platform. They examine the benefits that this kind of software integration platform can bring to automotive designs and how you can take a test drive of the GoldVIP for yourself.
DIN Rail Power Solutions' Usage and Advantages
DIN rail power supplies with their clean installation and quiet fanless design can be a great solution to solve the common power supply concerns that come along with industrial and building automation applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Kai Li from MEAN WELL and Amelia Dalton discuss the variety of benefits that DIN rail power supplies can bring to your next design. They examine how these power supplies can help with power buffering, power distribution, redundancy and more.
Johnson RF Connectivity Solutions
The growing need for remote patient monitoring and wireless connectivity has made RF in medicine applications more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ketan Thakkar from Cinch Connectivity Solutions about the growing trends in medicine today that are encouraging the use of RF, why higher frequency, smaller form factor, cable assembly expansion and adapter expansion are vital components in today’s medical applications and why Johnson medical solutions could be a great fit for your next medical design.
Flexible Development with the PSoC 62S2 Evaluation Kit
In order to get a successful IoT design launched today, we need a robust toolbox of cloud connectivity solutions, sensor interfaces, radio modules, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Paul Wiegele from Infineon investigate the PSoC™ 62S2 Evaluation Kit from Infineon. They take a closer look at the key features included in this kit and how it can help jumpstart your next IoT design.
Sponsored by Infineon
Not only are traction inverters integral parts of an electric drive train and vital to the vehicle motion, but they can also make a big difference when it comes to the energy efficiency and functional safety of electric vehicles. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mathew Anil from Infineon about the variety of roles that traction inverters play battery electric vehicles, how silicon carbide technology in traction inverters can reduce the size of electric car batteries and how traction inverters can also help with cost reduction, functional safety and more.
Series Five Product Introduction
Size and weight are critical design considerations when it comes to military and aerospace applications. One way to minimize weight and size in these kinds of designs is to take a closer look at your choice of connectors. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Anthony Annunziata from Amphenol Aerospace about the series five next generation connectors from Amphenol Aerospace. They investigate the size and weight advantages that these connectors bring to military and aerospace applications and how you can get started using the series five in your next design.
In-Cabin Monitoring Systems (ICMS) Using Automotive Short Range Radar
Sponsored by Infineon
Worldwide regulation and legislation is driving a demand for automotive in-cabin monitoring systems. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Michael Thomas and Amelia Dalton investigate how short range radar can be utilized for a variety of in-cabin monitoring systems. They also examine the implementation of these different systems and how Infineon’s low-cost and low power radar solutions could make our vehicles safer than ever before.
Quick Connect IoT
Rapid prototyping is a vital first element to get your next IoT design into the real world. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Brad Rex from Renesas and Amelia Dalton examine Renesas’ new Quick Connect IoT out of the box IoT solution that combines well-defined API and middleware with certified module solutions to make rapid prototyping faster and easier than ever before. They also investigate how the Quick Connect IoT integrated software can help MCUs, sensors and connectivity devices communicate effectively and how you can get started using Quick-Connect IoT for your next IoT design.
Machine Learning at the Edge: Applications and Challenges
Machine learning at the TinyEdge is the way of the future but how we incorporate machine learning into our designs can take a variety of different forms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Dan Kozin from Silicon Labs about how you can add machine learning to your next design. They investigate what machine learning workflows look like, what machine learning tools you can utilize and the key challenges you will encounter as a machine learning developer.
Beyond the SOT23: The Future of Smaller Packages
There is a megatrend throughout electronic engineering that is pushing us toward smaller and smaller components and printed circuit boards. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Tom Wolf from Nexperia and Amelia Dalton explore the benefits of a smaller package size for the SOT23. They investigate how new package sizes for this SMD can lower your BOM, decrease your board space and more.
Solving Design Challenges Using TI's Code Free Sensorless BLDC Motor Drivers
Designing systems with Brushless DC motors can present us with a variety of difficult design challenges including motor deceleration, reliable motor startup and hardware complexity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Vishnu Balaraj from Texas Instruments and Amelia Dalton investigate two new solutions for BLDC motor design that are code free, sensorless and easy to use. They review the features of the MCF8316A and MCT8316A motor drivers and examine how each of these solutions can make your next BLDC design easier than ever before.
Power Conversion for Home Health Care
Did you know that the global home medical equipment market is projected to reach over fifty-five billion dollars by 2030? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Bruce Rose from CUI Inc and Amelia Dalton explore the various safety certifications and regulations needed for home health care designs. They also examine the roles that temperature, isolation, and leakage current play in home health care power conversion and the additional requirements needed for power supplies for home health care applications.
Designing with GaN? Ask the Right Questions about Reliability
As demands for high-performance and low-cost power conversion increases, gallium nitride offers several intriguing benefits for next generation power supply design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Sandeep Bahl from Texas Instruments investigate the what, why and how of gallium nitride power technology. They take a closer look at the component level and in-system reliability for TI’s gallium nitride power solutions and why GaN might just be the perfect solution for your next power supply design.
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