The Next Great Leap Forward: How Paragraf is Bringing Graphene into Electronic Design Primetime

Graphene takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Simon Thomas (Paragraf – CEO) joins us to discuss why he believes that graphene can revolutionize the electronics industry, the role sticky tape played in its creation, and how Paragraf is bringing graphene from the lab into the real world.

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QuickLogic Opens Up FPGA Design

The walled fortress is a time honored tradition in the FPGA business. Since the beginning of FPGA time, vendors of programmable logic silicon have kept a tight grip on the tool chains that are used to program their devices. If you want to do anything with a vendor’s chips, you need the vendor’s tools and the vendor’s rules. The only exceptions have been … Read More → "QuickLogic Opens Up FPGA Design"

For the Love of Coffee and Design Verification

Happy Engineers Week! In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we are celebrating with a whole lot of design verification and even more coffee! Vanessa Cooper (DVCon US 2021 Program Chair) joins us to discuss the details of DVCon US 2021, what’s new with this year’s conference and all of the cool stuff you will learn by attending. Also this week, we check out a new research study that … Read More → "For the Love of Coffee and Design Verification"

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Maxim's Ultra-High CMTI Isolated Gate Drivers

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Maxim Integrated

Recent advances in wide-bandgap materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride are transforming gate driver technology, bringing higher power efficiency and a host of other follow-on benefits. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Suravi Karmacharya of Maxim Integrated about Maxim’s MAX22700-MAX22702 family of single-channel isolated gate drivers.

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Ultra Portable IO On The Go

Sponsored by Maxim Integrated

The Go-IO programmable logic controller (PLC) reference design (MAXREFDES212) consists of multiple software configurable IOs in a compact form factor (less than 1 cubic inch) to address the needs of industrial automation, building automation, and industrial robotics. Go-IO provides design engineers with the means to rapidly create and prototype new industrial control systems before they are sourced and constructed.

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Posted on Mar 7 at 12:09am by Jerry Hsu
Hi Max, thanks for sharing. Actually, earphone speaker manufacturers are trying to make their resonant frequencies (F0) as low as possible, in order to improve their bass. F0 ideally shall be in hundred Hz but practically Fo is in thousands for earphones. F0 higher than 20kHz are not very good.
Posted on Mar 7 at 12:02am by Jerry Hsu
Thanks for sharing, Jim. xMEMS is good, but have you heard of USound MEMS speakers as well?
Posted on Mar 4 at 10:56pm by gene plichota
one thing leads to another, doesn't it....causes me to muse on the possibilities for stage acts
Posted on Mar 4 at 11:07am by Max Maxfield
I LOVE these -- I wish I had one to play -- I really do want to start creating mechatronic artifacts -- but it will have to wait until I get some free time.
Posted on Mar 4 at 10:51am by swise
Although this function is now performed digitally, these instruments sold in the thousands back in the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SykynBJOTU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oquR8Ium4g (amplified struck rods - details shown and demonstrated)
Posted on Mar 2 at 12:31pm by pmartel
This is interesting, but the concept ha been around for a very long time. When I was just starting in the early 70's Signetics had this http://kazojc.com/elementy_czynne/IC/8220-4.pdf
Posted on Feb 26 at 6:40am by Max Maxfield
"...also even finish some of them..." Now you are just showing off LOL
Posted on Feb 25 at 11:08am by gene plichota
can't figure out if it's choice or compulsion, but always have something on the go myself ( also even finish some of them ) by all means, hoard not the splendour and the glory
Posted on Feb 25 at 8:45am by Max Maxfield
Thanks UK Joe -- I just needed one person to encourage me (open the floodgates LOL)
Posted on Feb 25 at 8:33am by UKJoe
I do like this these Victorian/steam punk type projects. Shame Mr Mason isn't around today to see his ideas being used in the 21st century, and I approve of the way he drew his battery and labelled the positive/negative terminals on the patent. His way always made more ...
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https://youtu.be/71UiX5Ce9cE Made autonomously driving in San Francisco Monday: Update: Hogan, Mars, Australia, Solarwinds Tuesday: Cruising Through San Francisco with No Driver Wednesday:... [[ Click on the title to access the full blog on the Cadence Community site. ]]...
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Join us as we celebrate Women in STEM as part of International Women's Day 2021, and see how diveristy, inclusion & equity form the heart of the Synopsys team. The post Celebrating International Women'€™s Day at Synopsys…Hands Up! appeared first on From Silicon ...
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The combination of the figure and the moving sky in this diorama -- accompanied by the music -- is really rather tasty. Our cats and I could watch this for hours....
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In February, we continued to build out the content on the website, released a new hierarchy for RF products, and added ways to find Samtec “Reserve” products. Here are the major web updates to Samtec.com for February 2021. Edge Card Content Page Samtec offers a fu...
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