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September 27, 2020

 

Intelligent Senses: Cyborg Locusts and First Humanoid Robot with Intelligent Vision

by Amelia Dalton

Did you know that locusts can smell explosives? Did you also know that we can now control their brains to pinpoint to exactly what they are smelling? In this week’s podcast, we start things off with a closer look at how two teams of research scientists created a set of specialized cyborg bomb-sniffing locusts. We check out how these locusts are able to sense explosive chemicals in the air, how they are able to track these explosive smells, and how we can now identify exactly what they are smelling by reading their brain waves. Also this week, Alessandro Gasparini and Alain Pacquin (Immervision) join us to discuss JOYCE: the first humanoid robot for the computer vision community. We

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Eeek Alors! Radiation Hardened eFPGA IP

by Max Maxfield
Old Man Yells at Clouds, 2020 Edition
IdioT, DRM, and Cloud-Connected Devices Keep Making the Same Mistakes
by Jim Turley
The Future of Connected Cars: Automotive Cybersecurity and Software Fluency with C2A Security

by Amelia Dalton
A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)

by Max Maxfield

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Max\\\'s Cool Beans
Sep 25, 2020
What do you think about earphone-style electroencephalography sensors that would allow your boss to monitor your brainwaves and collect your brain data while you are at work?...

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Samtec, Inc.
Sep 25, 2020
Weird weather is one the things making 2020 memorable. As I look my home office window (WFH – yet another 2020 “thing”!), it feels like mid-summer in late September. In some places like Key West or Palm Springs, that is normal. In Pennsylvania, it is not. My...

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Inside the IoT

Sep 25, 2020
[From the last episode: We looked at different ways of accessing a single bit in a memory, including the use of multiplexors.] Today we'€™re going to look more specifically at memory cells '€“ these things we'€™ve been calling bit cells. We mentioned that there are many...

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Cadence

Sep 25, 2020
Normally, in May, I'd have been off to Unterschleißheim, a suburb of Munich where historically we've held what used to be called CDNLive EMEA. We renamed this CadenceLIVE Europe and... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site...

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September 25, 2020

RS Components introduces SiC MOSFETs from ON Semiconductor ready to meet future efficiency and power density expectations

Altium To Host PCB Industry’s Premier Virtual Event

The Industry’s First Integrated Zero Cross Detection ICs from ROHM Semiconductor

Synopsys and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate to Develop Broad Portfolio of DesignWare IP for 12LP+ FinFET Solution

Taking It Up A Gear: Allied Electronics & Automation Expands Online Selection of Motion Control and Power Transmission Products

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces New 22FDX+ Platform, Extending FDX Leadership with Specialty Solutions for IoT and 5G Mobility

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions to Expand Position in Tactical and Enterprise Network Communications Systems Markets with Acquisition of Pacific Star Communications

New SVT series introduced as part of Panasonic Industry OS-CON capacitors

Advantest Introduces Evolutionary V93000 EXA Scale™ SoC Test System

COM Express module supports PCIe Gen4 and AI optimization

September 24, 2020

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Mentor Collaborate to Launch New Semiconductor Verification Solution Embedded with Advanced Machine Learning Capabilities

Efabless Expands support for Cloud-based Design Platform

Synopsys and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate to Expand Fusion Compiler Benefits for Latest Platforms

Richardson Electronics Now Offering General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems High Energy Capacitors for Pulse Power

New eBook from Mouser, with STMicroelectronics, Offers Expert Opinions on Developing Smart Home Devices

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborates with Cadence on Availability of Mixed-Signal OpenAccess PDK for 22FDX Platform to Enable Advanced Mixed-Signal and mmWave Design

 
 

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featured paper

The Cryptography Handbook

Sponsored by Maxim Integrated

The Cryptography Handbook is designed to be a quick study guide for a product development engineer, taking an engineering rather than theoretical approach. In this series, we start with a general overview and then define the characteristics of a secure cryptographic system. We then describe various cryptographic concepts and provide an implementation-centric explanation of physically unclonable function (PUF) technology. We hope that this approach will give the busy engineer a quick understanding of the basic concepts of cryptography and provide a relatively fast way to integrate security in his/her design.

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featured video

Four Ways to Improve Verification Performance and Throughput

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

Learn how to address your growing verification needs. Hear how Cadence Xcelium™ Logic Simulation improves your design’s performance and throughput: improving single-core engine performance, leveraging multi-core simulation, new features, and machine learning-optimized regression technology for up to 5X faster regressions.

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featured chalk talk

RF Interconnect for 12G-SDI Broadcast Applications

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Amphenol RF

Today’s 4K and emerging 8K video standards require an enormous amount of bandwidth. And, with all that bandwidth, there are new demands on our interconnects. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Comer and Ron Orban of Amphenol RF about the evolution of broadcast technology and the latest interconnect solutions that are required to meet these new demands.

Click here for more information about Amphenol RF Adapters & Cable Assemblies for Broadcast

RF Interconnect for 12G-SDI Broadcast Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics

   Today’s 4K and emerging 8K video standards require an enormous amount of bandwidth. And, with all that bandwidth, there are new demands on our interconnects. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Comer and Ron Orban of Amphenol RF about the evolution of broadcast technology and the latest interconnect … Read More → "RF Interconnect for 12G-SDI Broadcast Applications — Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics"

Intel NUC Elements — Intel and Mouser Electronics

   Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) compute elements are small-form-factor barebone computer kits and components that are perfect for a wide variety of system designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristin Brown of Intel System Product Group about pre-engineered solutions from Intel that can provide the appropriate level … Read More → "Intel NUC Elements — Intel and Mouser Electronics"

Digi Remote Manager — Digi International and Mouser Electronics

   With the complexity of today’s networks, the proliferation of IoT, and the increase in remote access requirements, remote management is going from “nice to have” to “critical” in network design and deployment. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stefan Budricks of Digi International about how Digi Remote Manager can … Read More → "Digi Remote Manager — Digi International and Mouser Electronics"

Accelerate the Integration of Power Conversion with microBUCK® and microBRICK™ – Vishay and Mouser

  In the world of power conversion, multi-chip packaging, thermal performance, and power density can make all of the difference in the success of your next design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Raymond Jiang about the trends and challenges in power delivery and how you can leverage the unique combination … Read More → "Accelerate the Integration of Power Conversion with microBUCK® and microBRICK™ – Vishay and Mouser"

Single Pair Ethernet — Mouser Electronics and HARTING

   Industry 4.0 brings serious demands on communication connections. Designers need to consider interoperability, processing, analytics, EMI reduction, field rates, communication protocols and much more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Piotr Polak and McKenzie Reed of Harting about using single-pair Ethernet for Industry 4.0. Click here for more information … Read More → "Single Pair Ethernet — Mouser Electronics and HARTING"

Bluetooth Overview — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics

   Bluetooth has come a long way in recent years, and adding the latest Bluetooth features to your next design is easier than ever. It’s time to ditch the cables and go wireless. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Beecham of Silicon labs about the latest Bluetooth capabilities including … Read More → "Bluetooth Overview — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics"


 
A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)
Hi Max, Great article. I always thought analogue computing would rise to the top again, sadly at a time when my biological computer is degrading. It was amazing what you could achieve as a computing function with the very humble 741 Op_Amp.

posted by Crusty on Sep 25 at 3:11am

 
 
Handling Radiation in SRAM-Based FPGAs (Part 2)
Hi Schroz -- you make a good point -- I will try to explain things better next time :-)

posted by Max Maxfield on Sep 24 at 8:23am

 
 
A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)
Great Article! I suspect analog will rise again ;-) We trained in a similar era

posted by robotdoc on Sep 17 at 10:49am

 
 
Laser Imaging PCB Solder Masks is a Game Changer
It is fun to see that someone hiding behind the synonym PCBguy gives his expertise to a technology, he / she has not really understood. But as well know, this happens always on the web. First of all, great article Max, by the one hand it is really entertaining to read ...

posted by PCBguy2 on Sep 13 at 12:59am

 
 
 
 
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