uPOL Technology -- TDK and Mouser Electronics
June 24, 2020 - Power modules are a superior solution for many system designs. Their small form factor, high efficiency, ease of design-in, and solid reliability make them a great solution in a wide range of applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tony Ochoa of TDK about the new uPOL family of power modules and how they can deliver the power in your next design.
More information about TDK FS1406 µPOL™ DC-DC Power Modules: https://bit.ly/3fULFAc
Next Generation Connectivity and Control Concepts for Industry 4.0 -- Molex and Mouser Electronics
June 19, 2020 - Industry 4.0 promises major improvements in terms of efficiency, reduced downtime, automation, monitoring, and control. But Industry 4.0 also demands a new look at our interconnect solutions. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Schuerman of Molex about Industry 4.0 and how to choose the right connectors for your application.
More information about Molex Industry 4.0 Solutions: https://bit.ly/2YdNRNf
Benefits of FPGAs & eFPGA IP in Futureproofing Compute Acceleration -- Achronix
June 19, 2020 - In the quest to accelerate and optimize today’s computing challenges such as AI inference, our system designs have to be flexible above all else. At the confluence of speed and flexibility are today’s new FPGAs and e-FPGA IP. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Fitton from Achronix about how to design systems to be both fast and future-proof using FPGA and e-FPGA technology.
More information about the Achronix Speedster7 FPGAs: https://bit.ly/3dijZ6y
Rail Data Connectivity -- TE Connectivity and Mouser Electronics
June 8, 2020 - The rail industry is undergoing a technological revolution right now, and Ethernet connectivity is at the heart of it. But, finding the right interconnect solutions for high-reliability applications such as rail isn’t easy. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Egbert Stellinga from TE Connectivity about TE’s portfolio of interconnect solutions for rail and other reliability-critical applications.
More information about TE Connectivity EN50155 Managed Ethernet Switches: https://bit.ly/30kJiSH
Keeping Your Linux Device Secure -- Mentor
June 1, 2020 - Embedded security is an ongoing process, not a one-time effort. Even after your design is shipped, security vulnerabilities are certain to be discovered - even in things like the operating system. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kathy Tufto from Mentor - a Siemens business, about how to make a plan to keep your Linux-based embedded design secure, and how to respond quickly when new vulnerabilities are discovered.
More information about Mentor Embedded Linux®: https://bit.ly/3eA2QX2
Electronic Fuses (eFuses) -- ON Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics
May 15, 2020 - Today’s advanced designs demand advanced circuit protection. The days of replacing old-school fuses are long gone, and we need solutions that provide more robust protection and improved failure modes. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Pramit Nandy of ON Semiconductor about the latest advances in electronic fuses, and how they can protect against overcurrent, thermal, and overvoltage.
More information about ON Semiconductor Electronic Fuses (eFuses): https://bit.ly/2T9QPzn
Nano Pulse Control Clears Issues in the Automotive and Industrial Markets - ROHM and Mouser
May 12, 2020 - In EV and industrial applications, converting from high voltages on the power side to low voltages on the electronics side poses a big challenge. In order to convert big voltage drops efficiently, you need very narrow pulse widths. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Satya Dixit from ROHM about new Nano Pulse Control technology that changes the game in DC to DC conversion.
More information about ROHM Semiconductor BD9V10xMUF Buck Converters: https://bit.ly/35VsX7U
Selecting the Right MOSFET: BLDC Motor Control in Battery Applications — Nexperia and Mouser
May 8, 2020 - An increasing number of applications today rely on brushless motors, and that means we need smooth, efficient motor control. Choosing the right MOSFET can have a significant impact on the performance of your design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Tom Wolf of Nexperia about MOSFET requirements for brushless motor control, and how to chooser the right MOSFET for your design.
More information about Nexperia PSMN N-Channel MOSFETs: https://bit.ly/2yIcNTd
Cloud Computing for Electronic Design (Are We There Yet?) -- Cadence Design Systems
May 7, 2020 - When your project is at crunch time, a shortage of server capacity can bring your schedule to a crawl. But, the rest of the year, having a bunch of extra servers sitting around idle can be extremely expensive. Cloud-based EDA lets you have exactly the compute resources you need, when you need them. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Craig Johnson of Cadence Design Systems about Cadence’s cloud-based EDA solutions.
More information about the Cadence Cloud Portfolio: https://bit.ly/2Mtfuv7
Magnetics for High Voltage -- Bourns and Mouser Electronics
May 6, 2020 - With today’s trend toward ever-increasing voltages in energy systems, choosing the right transformer for the job has become an engineering challenge. High voltages demand careful attention to insulation, clearance, and creepage. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Cathal Sheehan of Bourns about choosing magnetics for high-voltage applications.
More information about Bourns Magnetics for High Voltage Applications: https://bit.ly/3flezKx
SLX FPGA: Accelerate the Journey from C/C++ to FPGA -- Silexica
High-level synthesis (HLS) brings incredible power to FPGA design. But harnessing the full power of HLS with FPGAs can be difficult even for the most experienced engineering teams. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jordon Inkeles of Silexica about using the SLX FPGA tool to truly harness the power of HLS with FPGAs, getting better results faster - regardless of whether you are approaching from the hardware or software domain.
More information about SLX FPGA: https://bit.ly/2VPjr2z