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Refining Innovation

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out some new intriguing iPhone apps including a DAC navigation app from Cadence, a couple new EE apps that might spark your fancy and even an app that will help you find inner peace (or at least that’s what they claim). Also, I interview Microchip Technology’s Development Tools Vice President Derek Carlson about their new IDE MPLABX and try to figure out how their new software can help jump start your next project.

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What Lies Beneath

In this week’s Fish Fry, I check out Texas Instruments’ itty bitty new digital sensor and investigate how this new technology may help usher in a new era of micro sensors and micro mechanics.  Also this week, I look into the most recent battle between Carl Icahn and the Board of Directors at Mentor Graphics, while I try to sort through the latest litigation rumblings over at Rambus.

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ESC Silicon Valley 2011

I pounded the padded carpet this week at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose where I witnessed the wonder that is Woz, interviewed new FPGA prototyping start-up BEECube, and pondered why exactly Green Hills employed a dinosaur as their main event this year. I also picked up some righteous swag!

Want a super cool new EE iPhone app? Check out Fish Fry’s nerdy giveaway this week and maybe (if you’re fast enough) you’ll get one for free…

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Portion Control: Prototypes, Processors and Printed Food

In my Fish Fry this week, I dive into the wild world of FPGA prototyping and offer up an elixir that might just solve all of our prototyping problems. I also investigate a unique new trend that brings processors and FPGA fabric together in off-the-shelf embedded systems and check out a new invention that could bring the Star Trek food replicator to life.  Also this week, I announce the winner of last week’s nerdy giveaway and offer up a new one to chew on. 

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The Dichotomy Of Power

In my Fish Fry this week, I try to unravel the “aloha” of electronic engineering terminology; what we can do to make more power, use less power, and how we can measure exactly how much power our design is using – or is going to use. In this “power” themed episode, I investigate Microsemi’s new solar energy announcement, look into a cool new way to create wave energy and offer up some ideas on how we can use less energy in system designs. I also check out a new tool … Read More → "The Dichotomy Of Power"

Building a Better Bridge To Tomorrow

In my Fish Fry this week, I debate the nature of multi-core and examine some new standards that will hopefully make multi-core implementation easier in the future. I also dig into the newest Intel/ARM battle in the world of servers, investigate some fuzzy TSA math and look forward to the first annual NASA Open Source Summit. Also this week, I offer up a new way to create energy (coming to a pond near you) and serve up a brand new nerdy giveaway.

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More Than Meets The Eye

In my Fish Fry this week, I dig into the details surrounding the recent battle between investment banker Carl Icahn and Mentor Graphics, explore the unique life story of Internet start-up star Tom Pinckney and look into a new biomedical research that utilizes mouse neurons and semiconductor tubes.  Also this week, I give viewers a chance to win a brand new nerdy giveaway courtesy of Microchip Technology.

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Old Is The new New

In my Fish Fry this week, I investigate the re-birth of an old system language coming back into style, delve into the world of cloud-based applications for oscilloscope users and check out a cool new way to connect the pieces on your board using a nano-wireless router.  Also this week, I reveal a seriously cool nerdy giveaway and offer up a surprise award to next week’s winner.

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Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

In my Fish Fry this week, I try to unravel the complexities of Texas Instruments’ recent (planned) acquisition of National Semiconductor, celebrate the birthday of the world’s oldest portable computer and check out a new o-scope coming to your iPhone or iPad.

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It’s (Not) All Fun and Games

In my Fish Fry this week, I report on a new scholarship that will help get more female students interested in engineering, delve into the historical importance of video game pioneer Jerry Lawson and check out Altium’s plans to move their operations base to Shanghai.  I also award a special bonus prize to last week’s nerdy giveaway winner and offer up a brand new contest for this week.  

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