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When Tomorrow Never Comes

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run

“The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers

Maybe the writing is on the wall. Maybe the truth is hidden in between the lines of your BOM. Maybe you really want to find another way but you don’t know where to start. Obsolescence may be bleeding your company dry but there is another way to deal with your end of life designs. In this week’s episode of Amelia’s … Read More → "When Tomorrow Never Comes"

“The Future is Now” – Embedded Tech Trends 2019

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

I just flew in from San Diego and boy is my VPX tired! Coming to you from the Embedded Tech Trends Conference in Southern California, this week’s episode of Fish Fry is all about how open system architectures can drive innovation in the world of embedded design. First up, Mark Littlefield (Kontron) and I chat about the secrets of the success of open system architectures, the pros and cons of OpenVPX, and what SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) is doing to … Read More → "“The Future is Now” – Embedded Tech Trends 2019"

Security from the Ground Up

It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.  – Author Unknown

Hello, my name is Amelia and I have read at least four hundred press releases about automotive design this week. It seems that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been taken over by automotive design. But behind the pomp and sparkle of CES lies the important stuff – the software that keeps us safe and secure. In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, my first guest Jim McElroy (LDRA) and I chat about security vulnerability … Read More → "Security from the Ground Up"

The Road to 5G

5G goes beyond the regular operator business; it’s a business revolution.” – Borje Ekholm

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we travel down the 5G road with Frank Schirrmeister (Cadence Design Systems). Frank and I are dishing the dirt aboutwhat it will take to implement 5G systems and how architecture analysis and performance verification will be crucial to a smooth road ahead. Also this week, we announce the winners of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design” T-shirt giveaway!

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Clear and Present Signals

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the lab
Not a tech was stirring, not even in the fab;
The daughter cards were hung by their headers with care,
In hopes that St. VPX soon would be there;

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we are diving deep into the world of VPX. Dave Caserza, Michael Munroe, Ovidiu Mesesan (Elma Electronic) join me to chat about the future of VPX, the challenges of signal integrity in VPX backplane designs, and why your simulation is only as good as your … Read More → "Clear and Present Signals"

When Safety is King, NAND Reigns Supreme

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the changing role of NAND flash in safety-based systems. Dave Hughes (CEO – HCC Embedded) joins us to discuss HCC’s “Safety Element out of Context” embedded software approach and how HCC helping engineers better use NAND flash in safety systems. Also this week, we give everyone another chance to win a “Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design” T-shirt!

 

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Battery Free for You and Me

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take a closer look at a IoT landscape that could not only reduce our battery power dependence but could also make a “forever battery” a reality. David Su (CEO – Atomic Technologies) and I discuss Atmosic Technologies’ holistic approach to power management, the details of their lowest power radio technology, and how their controlled energy harvesting is integral to their new SoC families. Also this week, we check out Kickstarter’s Make 100 Campaign and how FPGAs can help get your next IoT design off the ground.

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The Spirit of 42

What do Douglas Adams, PCB design, DRAM for cryptocurrency, and the fourth Industrial Revolution have in common? This week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry, of course! First up, Greg Roberts (EMA Design Automation) brings us the goods on EMA’s new ebook called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design”. Next, Mark Greenberg (Cadence Design Systems) and I chat about using DRAM4 for artificial intelligence and crypto applications. To finish things up, we check out how Space Tango is looking to usher in a new industrial revolution – in space!

 

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