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How Happy is Your Chassis?

“If the power supplies aren’t happy, nothing else in the system is happy” – Ken Grob, Elma Electronic

What do drone dodgeball, chassis management, and RF and optical backplane standards have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast of course!  First, we check out how the University of Zurich is changing the course of drone development with a little help from event cameras, specialized algorithms, and my most hated schoolyard game. Also this week, Ken Grob and Michael Munroe (Elma Electronic) join us to discuss the benefits of chassis management and why system management … Read More → "How Happy is Your Chassis?"

Return of the Pi!

In this week’s podcast, we are talking about the newest generation of Raspberry Pi, why old coding skills are in big demand right now, and why a new class of organic batteries may be just a proton away! First, we investigate a new all-organic battery technology developed at Uppsala University that can be charged in seconds and discharged and recharged over 500 times without loss of any kind. Next, Sarah Fawcett (element14) brings us the goods on the new Raspberry Pi 4. Sarah and I chat about the details of their All-in-One Kit for Quick-Start Embedded Computing … Read More → "Return of the Pi!"

Adventures in Satellite Security and The SpaceX Comfy Ride to the Moon

In this week’s podcast, we’ve got our eyes trained on the glittering skies. First up, we take a closer look at the spacecraft user manual for Starship, a next-generation launch vehicle currently being developed by SpaceX. We check out how Starship is going to be used, the details of its high-capacity the cargo hauler, and how Starship is going to get us to the moon in high-flying style. Also this week, we chat with Richard Jaenicke (Green Hills Software) about satellite security and vulnerability, how satellites can be hacked, and what solutions we need to implement at in order keep our satellites safely in orbit. … Read More → "Adventures in Satellite Security and The SpaceX Comfy Ride to the Moon"

Systems and Bodies on Chip

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we take on systems on chips, body on chips, and much more!  First up, we check out how Havard’s Wyss University is hoping to change the future of modern drug development and approval. We take a closer look at how this team has pieced together ten “Organ Chips” to create a fully functioning body-on-chip platform and how this new BoC system can give us comprehensive new insights into how prospective drugs will behave throughout the human body. Also this week, I chat with Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos (Ansys) about the challenges of chip … Read More → "Systems and Bodies on Chip"

Inventing Actionable Intelligence

Actionable intelligence and inference at the edge takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. First up, we take a closer look at how drones can be taught to echolocate (like bats and dolphins) with a little help from a speaker, four microphones and a whole lot of math. Next, Nigel Forrester (Concurrent Technologies) and I chat about radio frequency signal intelligence, the benefits of a heterogeneous resource pool, and the details of Concurrent Tech’s new artificial intelligence accelerator board.

 

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Small is Beautiful: Trends in Small Rugged Form Factors and Making Fossil Fuels into Diamonds

You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. – Alvin Toffler

What if we could use something that is universally hated to create something that most everyone loves? In this weeks podcast, we start things off with an investigation into how a group of researchers have created the first “clean process” synthetic diamond from petroleum and natural gas. Also this week, Ivan Straznicky (Curtiss-Wright) and I discuss the challenges of ruggedized small form factor designs and why he believes … Read More → "Small is Beautiful: Trends in Small Rugged Form Factors and Making Fossil Fuels into Diamonds"

Optical Communications and the Internet of Neuroelectronics

Babe, You Must be a Neuron,

Cause You’ve Got Some Action Potential – Author Unknown

In this week’s podcast we are talking about next generation optics, signal integrity, the Internet of Neuroelectronics, and a whole lot more! To start things off, we take a closer look at how a team of researchers have enabled the communication between biological neurons and artificial neurons for the first time. Next, Patrick Mechin (TechWay) and I discuss the design challenges and technology bottlenecks of 25Gps optical communication and where optics are headed in the … Read More → "Optical Communications and the Internet of Neuroelectronics"

VisionTech’s Dirty Dealings in ICs

Over the years people have frequently asked me if I have a favorite podcast episode. My answer is because I have produced so many (we will be celebrating Fish Fry’s 500th episode very soon) that I certainly could not pick a favorite.  But that really isn’t true. This episode is my favorite. There, I said it. Since this episode first aired in 2011 and on a different podcasting platform, it will be new episode for most listeners. Also, don’t bother entering to win an amazon gift certificate. They are … Read More → "VisionTech’s Dirty Dealings in ICs"

Algorithmic Acceleration and the Next Phase of Moore’s Law

In this week's podcast, We take a closer look at deep learning model acceleration and the future of Moore’s Law. First up, Tom Smelker (Mercury Systems) and I discuss modular chip design and why he thinks it will be crucial to the next phase of Moore’s Law. Next, we investigate AI hardware and algorithm acceleration with Dr. Mohamed Bergach and Marc Littlefield (Kontron). … Read More → "Algorithmic Acceleration and the Next Phase of Moore’s Law"

Have Power, Will Travel

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. – Bruce Lee

We’re getting all charged up in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! First up, Chris Giovanniello (Co-Founder, SVP Marketing – Menlo Micro) joins me to discuss trends in power management and how their ideal switch technology can not only save you a whole lot of power, but also help you with your SWaP-C requirements as well. Keeping with our powerful theme this week, Jerry Hovdestad, David Gash (Behlman Electronics) and I chat about standardization in the SOSA power supplies and the benefits … Read More → "Have Power, Will Travel"

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