It’s time to break out the sparklers, an arc welder or two, and your best space suit – Fish Fry is here to celebrate! We’re ringing in Fish Fry’s 100th podcast episode with an ode to two of our favorite subjects: open source embedded system development and photos from from the Mars Rover. First up, Marc McComb (Microchip) introduces us to the chipKIT™ Platform. Marc and I jump feet first into the chipKIT™ platform ecosystem and check out what this open source platform is all about. Also this week, Fish Fry welcomes Nikos Zervas — COO of CAST, Inc. Nikos brings us some interesting details about how CAST IP found itself in the Mars Rover and (with the help of CAST’s JPEG Encoder IP) why our view of the Red Planet will never be the same.
We’re giving away five PIXI kits (courtesy of Maxim Integrated Products) but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out how to enter to win!
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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Links for July 4, 2014
More information about the ChipKit Platform
More information about CAST Inc.
Mars Photos from Curiosity Compressed On Demand Using JPEG Encoder IP Core in MSSS Camera System (press release)
More information about Maxim’s new PIXI, 20-Port Programmable Mixed-Signal I/O