Bluetooth Overview -- Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics
July 12, 2020 - 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 lower power, higher bandwidth, mesh, and more, as well as solutions that will make adding Bluetooth to your next design a snap.
More information about Silicon Labs EFR32BG Blue Gecko Wireless SoCs: https://bit.ly/3iUQ08U
Protecting Circuitry with eFuse IC -- Toshiba and Mouser Electronics
July 12, 2020 - Conventional fuses are rapidly becoming dinosaurs in our electronic systems. Finally, there is circuit protection technology that doesn’t rely on disposable parts and molten metal. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Jake Canon of Toshiba about eFuse - a smart solution that will get rid of those old-school fuses once and for all.
More information about Toshiba efuses: https://bit.ly/3gXDIL0
General Port Protection -- Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics
July 12, 2020 -- In today’s complex designs, port protection can be a challenge. High-speed data, low-speed data, and power ports need protection from ESD, power faults, and more. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Todd Phillips from Littelfuse about port protection for your next system design. More information about Littelfuse General Port Protection Solutions: https://bit.ly/3iPdM6a
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
Single Pair Ethernet -- Mouser Electronics and HARTING
August 3, 2020 - 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.
More information about HARTING T1 Industrial Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Products: https://bit.ly/31hvurc
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