Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) -- Synopsys
February 25, 2021 -- Wouldn’t it be great if we could keep on analyzing our IC designs once they are in the field? After all, simulation and lab measurements can never tell the whole story of how devices will behave in real-world use. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Randy Fish of Synopsys about gaining better insight into IC designs through the use of embedded monitors and sensors, and how we can enable a range of new optimizations throughout the lifecycle of our designs.
LED Lighting Solutions -- Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics
February 16, 2021 -- LED lighting is revolutionizing lighting design. Engineers now need to consider a host of issues such as power consumption, spectrum, form factor, and reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Peter Swift from Amphenol ICC about the latest in LED lighting technology, and solutions for indoor and outdoor applications.
More information about Amphenol Commercial Lighting Solutions: https://bit.ly/2N2LJoZ
TDK Magnetic Sheets For EMI and NFC Applications -- TDK and Mouser Electronics
February 8, 2021 -- Today’s dense, complex designs can be extremely challenging from an EMI perspective. Re-designs of PCBs to eliminate problems can be expensive and time consuming, and a manufacturing solution can be preferable. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Chris Burket of TDX about Flexield noise suppression sheets, which may be just what your design needs to get EMI under control. More information about TDK Flexield Noise Suppression Sheets: https://bit.ly/2N5LOYx
Benefits and Applications of Immersion Cooling -- Samtec
February 1, 2021 -- For truly high-performance systems, liquid immersion cooling is often the best solution. But, jumping into immersion cooling requires careful consideration of elements such as connectors. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brian Niehoff of Samtec about connector solutions for immersion-cooled applications.
More information about Samtec Immersion Cooling Solutions: http://bit.ly/3rcHg1a
More information about about Engineered Fluids: http://bit.ly/3oFk7CO
More information about Suber: http://bit.ly/36tBosn
Read the Samtec blog called "Connectors for Immersion Cooling": http://bit.ly/3pywgLf
Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity Part Two -- Synopsys
January 27, 2021 -- Physical verification of IC designs at today’s advanced process nodes requires an immense amount of processing power. But, getting your design and verification tools to take full advantage of the compute resources available can be a challenge. In this e...ia Dalton chats with Manoz Palaparthi of Synopsys about dramatically improving the performance of your physical verification process.
Watch the first episode in this series: Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity: http://bit.ly/2MuwLau
More information about Physical Verification using IC Validator: https://bit.ly/36iGO9J
PCI Express: An Interconnect Perspective -- Samtec
January 26, 2021 -- New advances in PCIe demand new connectors, and the challenge of maintaining signal integrity has only gotten tougher. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about why PCIe isn’t just for PCs, what PCIe over fiber looks like, and how Samtec’s team of signal integrity experts can help with your next PCIe design.
More information about PCI Express® Solutions from Samtec: http://bit.ly/3aaaKWR
Microwave/Millimeter Cable Assemblies and Interconnects -- Samtec and Mouser Electronics
January 19, 2021 -- Cabling and connectors for RF design are critical to performance. And, in the world of microwave and millimeter-wave design, choosing the right interconnect for your frequency band is key to signal integrity. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about what you need to know to choose the right interconnect solution for your next RF design. More information about Samtec Precision RF Connectors & Cable Assemblies: https://bit.ly/3isd92y
High-Performance Test to 70 GHz - Samtec
January 12, 2021 -- Today’s high-speed serial interfaces with PAM4 present serious challenges when it comes to test. Eval boards can end up huge, and signal integrity of the test point system is always a concern. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Matthew Burns of Samtec about the Bullseye test point system, which can maintain signal integrity up to 70 GHz with a compact test point footprint.
More information about Samtec’s Bulls Eye® Test System: https://bit.ly/38EtSwC
Single Pair Ethernet -- Phoenix Contact and Mouser Electronics
January 12, 2021 -- Single-pair Ethernet is revolutionizing industrial system design, with new levels of performance and simplicity. But, before you make the jump, you need to understand the options for cables, connectors, and other infrastructure. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Lyndsey Walling of Phoenix Contact about the latest in single-pair Ethernet for industrial applications.
More information about Phoenix Contact Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Connectors: https://bit.ly/2Li4OTi
Thermocouple Temperature Sensor Solution -- Microchip and Mouser Electronics
January 4, 2021 -- When it comes to temperature monitoring and management, industrial applications can be extremely demanding. With temperatures that can range from 270 to 3000 C, consumer-grade temperature probes just don’t cut it. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ezana Haile of Microchip technology about using thermocouples for temperature monitoring in industrial applications.
More information about Microchip Technology MCP9600, MCP96L00, & MCP96RL00 Thermocouple ICs: https://bit.ly/38dAt0Q
Building Your IoT Toolbox -- Digi and Mouser Electronics
December 17, 2020 - IoT design is a complex task, involving numerous disciplines and domains - including embedded design, software, networking, security, manufacturability, and the list goes on and on. Mastering all those moving parts is a daunting challenge for design teams. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Andy Reiter of Digi International about development, deployment, manufacturing, and management tools for IoT development that could help get your next design out the door.
More information about DIGI XBee® Tools: https://bit.ly/38emtCD
Cutting the AI Power Cord: Technology to Enable True Edge Inference -- Maxim and Mouser Electronics
December 11, 2020 - Artificial intelligence and machine learning are exciting buzzwords in the world of electronic engineering today. But in order for artificial intelligence or machine learning to get into mainstream edge devices, we need to enable true edge inference. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kris Ardis from Maxim Integrated about the MAX78000 family of microcontrollers and how this new microcontroller family can help solve our AI inference challenges with low power, low latency, and a built-in neural network accelerator.
More info about Maxim Integrated MAX78000 Ultra-Low-Power Arm Cortex-M4 Processor: https://bit.ly/3gExOzD