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Chalk Talks Featuring Mouser Electronics
Product Blocked by Supply Chain Woes? Digi XBee® RR to the Rescue!
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Quinn Jones from Digi investigate the benefits that the Digi XBee RR wireless modules can bring to your next design. We also take a closer look at the migration path from Digi XBee 3 to XBee RR, the design aspects you should keep in mind when moving from the Digi XBee 3 to the RR and how the Digi XBee Multi-programmer can help you get exactly the configuration you need in your next design.
Introduction to Bare Metal AVR Programming
Bare metal AVR programming is a great way to write code that is compact, efficient, and easy to maintain. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ross Satchell from Microchip and I dig into the details of bare metal AVR programming. They take a closer look at the steps involved in this kind of programming, how bare metal compares with other embedded programming options and how you can get started using bare metal AVR programming in your next design.
dsPIC33CH DSCs: Two dsPIC33Cs on a Single Chip
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Vijay Bapu from Microchip and Amelia Dalton explore the benefits of dual core digital signal controllers. They discuss the key specifications to keep in mind when it comes to single core and dual core DSCs and how you can reduce your development time, save board space and cost and keep the performance and isolation you need with Microchip’s dsPIC33CH DSCs.
Megawatt Chargers in Electric Commercial Vehicle Infrastructure
In order to move forward with the large-scale implementation of commercial electric vehicles, we need to consider efficiency, availability, reliability, and longevity for the mega-watt chargers required for these applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Dr. Martin Schulz from Littelfuse joins Amelia Dalton to discuss the infrastructure demands of electric commercial vehicles, the role that galvanic isolation plays here and why thyristors may be a great choice for the future of electric commercial vehicles.
The Next Generation of Switching Regulator
Power modules can bring a variety of benefits to electronic system design including reduced board space, shorter time to market and easier sourcing of materials. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Louis Bouche from RECOM discuss the benefits of RECOM’s switching regulators, the details of their advanced 3D power packaging and how you can leverage RECOM’s expertise with your next design.
Do you need precise temperature control? Does your application need to be cooled below ambient temperature? If you answered yes to either of these questions, a peltier module may be the best solution for you. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Rex Hallock from CUI Devices about the limitations and unique benefits of peltier modules, how CUI Devices’ arcTEC™ structure can make a big difference when it comes to thermal stress and fatigue of peltier modules, and how you can get started using a peltier module in your next design.
Bluetooth LE Audio
Bluetooth LE Audio is a prominent component in audio innovation today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Finn Boetius from Nordic Semiconductor and Amelia Dalton discuss the what, where, and how of Bluetooth LE audio. They take a closer look at Bluetooth LE audio profiles, the architecture of Bluetooth LE audio and how you can get started using Bluetooth LE audio in your next design.
Enable Sustainable Enterprises of the Future
Did you know that buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and 33% of greenhouse gas emissions? One way we can help both modernize and increase sustainability in our buildings is by adding 10BASE-T1L to our building controllers. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Salem Gharbi from Analog Devices about how we can enable sustainable enterprises with ethernet connected building controllers. They examine the10BASE-T1L flexible design solutions that Analog Devices offers, how exiting?building infrastructure can take advantage of 10BASE-T1L and how you can get started on your next sustainable enterprise journey.
Inductive Position Sensors for Motors and Actuators
Hall effect sensors have been quite popular for a variety of applications for many years but inductive positions sensors can provide better accuracy, better noise immunity, can cost less, and can reject stray magnetic fields. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Smith from Microchip about the multitude of benefits that inductive position sensors can bring to automotive, robotic and industrial applications. They also check out the easy to use kits that can help you get started using them for your next design.
NXP GoldVIP: Integration Platform for Intelligent Connected Vehicles
Today’s intelligent connected vehicle designs are smarter and safer than ever before and this has a lot to do with a rapidly increasing technological convergence of sensors, machine learning, over the air updates, in-vehicle high bandwidth networking and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Carlson from NXP about NXP’s new GoldVIP Platform. They examine the benefits that this kind of software integration platform can bring to automotive designs and how you can take a test drive of the GoldVIP for yourself.
DIN Rail Power Solutions' Usage and Advantages
DIN rail power supplies with their clean installation and quiet fanless design can be a great solution to solve the common power supply concerns that come along with industrial and building automation applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Kai Li from MEAN WELL and Amelia Dalton discuss the variety of benefits that DIN rail power supplies can bring to your next design. They examine how these power supplies can help with power buffering, power distribution, redundancy and more.
Johnson RF Connectivity Solutions
The growing need for remote patient monitoring and wireless connectivity has made RF in medicine applications more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ketan Thakkar from Cinch Connectivity Solutions about the growing trends in medicine today that are encouraging the use of RF, why higher frequency, smaller form factor, cable assembly expansion and adapter expansion are vital components in today’s medical applications and why Johnson medical solutions could be a great fit for your next medical design.
Flexible Development with the PSoC 62S2 Evaluation Kit
In order to get a successful IoT design launched today, we need a robust toolbox of cloud connectivity solutions, sensor interfaces, radio modules, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Paul Wiegele from Infineon investigate the PSoC™ 62S2 Evaluation Kit from Infineon. They take a closer look at the key features included in this kit and how it can help jumpstart your next IoT design.
Series Five Product Introduction
Size and weight are critical design considerations when it comes to military and aerospace applications. One way to minimize weight and size in these kinds of designs is to take a closer look at your choice of connectors. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Anthony Annunziata from Amphenol Aerospace about the series five next generation connectors from Amphenol Aerospace. They investigate the size and weight advantages that these connectors bring to military and aerospace applications and how you can get started using the series five in your next design.
Quick Connect IoT
Rapid prototyping is a vital first element to get your next IoT design into the real world. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Brad Rex from Renesas and Amelia Dalton examine Renesas’ new Quick Connect IoT out of the box IoT solution that combines well-defined API and middleware with certified module solutions to make rapid prototyping faster and easier than ever before. They also investigate how the Quick Connect IoT integrated software can help MCUs, sensors and connectivity devices communicate effectively and how you can get started using Quick-Connect IoT for your next IoT design.
Machine Learning at the Edge: Applications and Challenges
Machine learning at the TinyEdge is the way of the future but how we incorporate machine learning into our designs can take a variety of different forms. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia chats with Dan Kozin from Silicon Labs about how you can add machine learning to your next design. They investigate what machine learning workflows look like, what machine learning tools you can utilize and the key challenges you will encounter as a machine learning developer.
Beyond the SOT23: The Future of Smaller Packages
There is a megatrend throughout electronic engineering that is pushing us toward smaller and smaller components and printed circuit boards. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Tom Wolf from Nexperia and Amelia Dalton explore the benefits of a smaller package size for the SOT23. They investigate how new package sizes for this SMD can lower your BOM, decrease your board space and more.
Solving Design Challenges Using TI's Code Free Sensorless BLDC Motor Drivers
Designing systems with Brushless DC motors can present us with a variety of difficult design challenges including motor deceleration, reliable motor startup and hardware complexity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Vishnu Balaraj from Texas Instruments and Amelia Dalton investigate two new solutions for BLDC motor design that are code free, sensorless and easy to use. They review the features of the MCF8316A and MCT8316A motor drivers and examine how each of these solutions can make your next BLDC design easier than ever before.
Power Conversion for Home Health Care
Did you know that the global home medical equipment market is projected to reach over fifty-five billion dollars by 2030? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Bruce Rose from CUI Inc and Amelia Dalton explore the various safety certifications and regulations needed for home health care designs. They also examine the roles that temperature, isolation, and leakage current play in home health care power conversion and the additional requirements needed for power supplies for home health care applications.
Designing with GaN? Ask the Right Questions about Reliability
As demands for high-performance and low-cost power conversion increases, gallium nitride offers several intriguing benefits for next generation power supply design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Sandeep Bahl from Texas Instruments investigate the what, why and how of gallium nitride power technology. They take a closer look at the component level and in-system reliability for TI’s gallium nitride power solutions and why GaN might just be the perfect solution for your next power supply design.
TE APL: Flexibility for Any Use
Connectors can make a big difference when it comes to reducing system complexity and ease of use but did you know they can also help with automation and sustainability as well? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Anita Costamagna from TE discuss TE’s APL Connectivity solutions. They dig into the details of these connector solutions and how you can get started using these connector solutions in your next design.
Power Multiplexing with Discrete Components
Power multiplexing is a vital design requirement for a variety of different applications today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Talayeh Saderi from Toshiba about what kind of power multiplex solution would be the best fit for your next design. They discuss five unique design considerations that we should think about when it comes to power multiplexing and the benefits that high side gate drivers bring to power multiplexing.
Matter & NXP
Interoperability in our growing Internet of things ecosystem has been a challenge for years. But the new Matter standard is looking to change all of that. It could not only make homes smarter but our design lives easier as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Sujata Neidig from NXP examine how Matter will revolutionize IoT by increasing interoperability, simplifying development and providing a comprehensive approach to security and privacy. They also discuss what the roadmap for Matter looks like and how NXP’s Matter reference platforms can help you get started with your next IoT design.
EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced: Isolated Gate Driver with DESAT
When it comes to higher power applications, galvanically isolated gate drivers can be great solution for power modules and silicon carbide MOSFETS. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Emanuel Eni from Infineon examine Infineon’s EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced isolated gate driver family. They take a closer look at advantages of galvanic isolation and the key features and benefits that this gate driver family can bring to your next design.
EdgeLock® Secure Element & Secure Authenticator
Today’s IoT designs demand comprehensive security implementation, but incorporating a robust security solution in your design can be a complicated and time-consuming process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Antje Schutz from NXP explore NXP’s EdgeLock Secure Element and Secure Authenticator Solution. They examine how this flexible, future-proof and easy to deploy solution can be a great fit for a variety of IoT designs.
Fiber optic technology has seen exponential growth over the last couple years. Today, fiber optic technology is finding a place in more and more diverse applications worldwide. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and David Kuklinski from NEUTRIK® explore a revolutionary new kind of fiber optic technology called FIBERFOX. We take a closer look at the benefits that FIBERFOX brings to the table, why FIBERFOX's expanded beam technology makes it unlike any other fiber optic technology on the market today and how you can use FIBERFOX in your next design.
Prognostic Health Management/Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Machines
Prognostic health management, also known as predictive maintenance, is a vital component of our industrial ecosystem. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Eric Wang from Advantech about the roles that data acquisition, data processing and artificial intelligence play in prognostic health management, the challenges of building these types of systems, and what kind of predictive maintenance solution would be the best fit for your next design.
HARTING's HAN® 1A Connector Series
There is a big push in the electronics industry today to make our designs smaller and more modular. One way we can help solve these design challenges is with the choice of connector we select for our designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Goda Inokaityte from HARTING and Amelia Dalton examine the role that miniaturized connectivity plays in the future of electronic design. They also how HARTING's Han 1A connectors can help reduce errors in installation, improve serviceability and increase modularity in your next design.
Gate Driving Your Problems Away
Isolated gate drivers are a crucial design element that can protect our designs from over-voltage and short circuits. But how can we fine tune these isolated gate drivers to match the design requirements we need? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Perry Rothenbaum from Infineon explore the programmable features included in the EiceDRIVER™ X3 single-channel highly flexible isolated gate drivers from Infineon. They also examine why their reliable and accurate protection, precise and fast on and off switching and DESAT protection can make them a great fit for your next design.
ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions
Programmable power management can not only help us manage our power systems but it can also have size, weight, and cost benefits as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Yael Coleman from Qorvo about the system-wide benefits of configurable power management solutions. They investigate the programmable features of the ActiveCips configurable intelligent power management solutions and review how these solutions can help you balance weight, size, power and cost in your next design.
Chipageddon: What's Happening, Why It's Happening and When Will It End
Semiconductors are an integral part of our design lives, but supply chain issues continue to upset our design processes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Ronald Singh from Digi and Amelia Dalton investigate the variety of reasons behind today’s semiconductor supply chain woes. They also take a closer look at how a system-on-module approach could help alleviate some of these issues and how you can navigate these challenges for your next design.
Direct Drive: Getting More Juice from Your JFET
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Jonathan Dodge from UnitedSiC (now part of Qorvo) and Amelia Dalton discuss how you can take full advantage of silicon carbide JFET transistors. They delve into the details of these innovative transistors including what their capacitances look like, how you can control their speed and how you can combine the benefits of a cascode and a directly driven JFET in your next design.
Key Elements of Indoor Air Quality: Why Do They Matter and Why Do We Detect Them?
Measuring indoor air pollution is a valuable tool to monitor our health and productivity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Timothy Kennedy from Sensirion discuss the what, how, and why of indoor air quality testing and how the all in one air quality sensor called Sen5X from Sensirion can make measuring our indoor air quality easier than ever before.
Solar Cells Optimized for Indoor Applications
Solar cell technology is more popular than ever before, but we have only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to new applications for photovoltaic cell technology. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Chris Burket from TDK about the basics of photovoltaic cells, what sets TDK’s a-SI film solar cells away from other solar cell technology on the market today and the cool new applications that can take advantage of this powerful technology.
MOTIX™ Motor Control Solutions
Today’s complex automotive designs require a wide range of motor control and system ICs to deliver the features that customers demand. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Michael Williams from Infineon joins me to explore how Infineon’s MOTIX™ motor control solutions can help simplify your next automotive design. We take a closer look at the MOTIX™ Embedded power system on chip for motor control, the benefits that the MOTIX™ Embedded Power IC can bring to your next design, and how you can get started with your next motor control design with Infineon’s MOTIX™ motor control solutions.
Enabling the Flow of Data in the World of IoT
At the heart of our growing IoT ecosystem are high performance semiconductors, but integrated circuits alone cannot make a successful IoT system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Blais from KEMET and Ryan Wenzelman from Pulse about how passive components are crucial to the development of successful IoT frameworks. They take a closer look at RF, wired and power distribution aspects of IoT system development and investigate how YAGEO Group is advancing innovation in the world of IoT with a wide selection of passive components.
E-Mobility: Electronic Challenges and Solutions
The future electrification of the world’s transportation industry depends on the infrastructure we create today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Sven Lerche from Würth Elektronik about the electronic challenges and solutions for today’s e-mobility designs and EV charging stations. They take a closer look at the trends in these kinds of designs, the role that electronic parts play in terms of robustness, and how Würth’s REDCUBE can help you with your next electric vehicle or EV charging station design.
Current Sense Resistor - WFC & WFCP Series
If you are working on a telecom, consumer or industrial design, current sense resistors can give you a great way to detect and convert current to voltage. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Clinton Stiffler from Vishay about the what, where and how of Vishay’s WFC and WFCP current sense resistors. They investigate how these current sense resistors are constructed, how the flip-chip design of these current sense resistors reduces TCR compared to other chip resistors, and how you can get started using a Vishay current sense resistor in your next design.
Clamping Down on Failure: Protecting 24 V Digital Outputs
If you're designing IEC61131 compliant digital outputs for these PLCs or industrial controllers, you need to have a plan to protect these outputs from a variety of unknowns. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Asa Kirby from Skyworks about an innovative new isolated smart switch device from Skyworks that gives you an unprecedented level of channel flexibility and protection, letting you offer customers a truly “set it and forget it” solution when it comes to your next PLC design.
Energy Storage: The Key to Sector Coupling
Climate change is making better energy storage more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Dr. Rüdiger Meyer from Phoenix Contact joins me to discuss the what, where and how of energy storage systems. We take a closer look at the structure and components included in typical energy storage systems and the role that connectors play in successful energy storage systems.
Improve Efficiency in Appliance and Smart Home Power Supply
Long gone are the days of mechanical buttons and knobs in our home appliances. Today’s modern appliances require a variety of different modes, voltages, and motors. Keeping all of those considerations in mind, energy efficiency must reign supreme. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Silvestro Fimaini from Power Integrations about how you can improve the efficiency of your appliance and smart home design power supplies with Power Integrations InnoSwitch3 with FluxLink and PowiGAN.
Reduce Power System Needs with Multichannel Power Monitors
Power monitors can be very effective in terms of power management for a variety of designs and the use of a multichannel power monitors can not only lower your overall system power but also lower your code overhead, simplify prototyping and event detection. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mitch Polonsky from Microchip about the benefits of multichannel power monitors and how Microchip’s PAC194x and PAC195x can help you monitor your power in your next design.
The Composite Power Inductance Story
Power inductor technology has made a huge difference in the evolution of our electronic system designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tim Shafer from Vishay about the history of power inductor technology, how Vishay developed the most compact and efficient power inductor on the market today and why Vishay’s extensive portfolio of composite power inductors might be the best solution for your next embedded system design.
Small Form Factor Industry Standards for Embedded Computing
Trends in today’s embedded computing designs including smart sensors, autonomous vehicles, and edge computing are making embedded computing industry standards more important than ever before. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns from Samtec about how standards organizations like PC104, PICMG and VITA s are encouraging innovation in today’s embedded designs, how Samtec supports each one of these standards organizations and how you can utilize Samtec’s high performance interconnects for your next small-form factor embedded computing designs.