Systems and Bodies on Chip

In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we take on systems on chips, body on chips, and much more!  First up, we check out how Havard’s Wyss University is hoping to change the future of modern drug development and approval. We take a closer look at how this team has pieced together ten “Organ Chips” to create a fully functioning body-on-chip platform and how this new BoC system … Read More → "Systems and Bodies on Chip"

Worried About Your SSD Data? Virtium Has You Covered!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the impermanence of data recently. A lot of my own documents and images that used to travel through time with me in the physical realm* – photographs, letters, journals – seem to have become lost in the mists of the past (*as opposed to using my time machine, which is currently hors de combat — you simply cannot lay your hands on spare … Read More → "Worried About Your SSD Data? Virtium Has You Covered!"

Setting Sensible Standards for IoT

“The majority of meetings should be discussions that lead to decisions.” – Patrick Lencioni

Setting standards must be lonely work. You meet, you discuss, you weigh options, and you write up prescriptions. And then you wait, hoping the industry will follow your lead and take your advice. If they do, great. And if not? Well, there’s always another … Read More → "Setting Sensible Standards for IoT"

Inventing Actionable Intelligence

Actionable intelligence and inference at the edge takes center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast. First up, we take a closer look at how drones can be taught to echolocate (like bats and dolphins) with a little help from a speaker, four microphones and a whole lot of math. Next, Nigel Forrester (Concurrent Technologies) and I chat about radio frequency signal intelligence, the benefits of a heterogeneous … Read More → "Inventing Actionable Intelligence"

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Posted on Mar 28 at 9:13am by Max Maxfield
Hi Kev -- this may be old, but -- like so many things -- it wasn't something I'd heard about before, so I found this column to be pretty interesting.
Posted on Mar 24 at 12:29am by Kev
BFLOAT16 is a human understanding of something that machines could work out for themselves more efficiently. Having worked on IEEE committees, I always find it predictable (and depressing) what folks will go for, but this one is rather old...
Posted on Mar 20 at 8:03am by Max Maxfield
Hi Aubrey -- thanks for the reminder. The funny thing about all of this is that -- looking back --I've never learned anything that didn't eventually come in handy one day or another (the real trick is to use it before I forget it LOL). As we'll see in my ...
Posted on Mar 19 at 11:04am by antedeluvian
Max I thought I could point out to your readers who intend to use cross coupled NOR or NAND gates, that there are old CMOS parts, the CD4043 and CD4044, that include 4 such configurations allowing for 4 denounced switches per 16 pin IC. As I recall, they also have 3-state outputs allowing ...
Posted on Mar 13 at 1:03pm by Pavle Tsotskolauri
Hi Kevin I work from home in my first job. my job is 50% office/lab and 50% remote. I work from home for about 7/8 month and then I travel to work for few week. In the beginning it was was odd because I had not such experience but I quickly get ...
Posted on Mar 12 at 1:23pm by Kevin Morris
Is your company encouraging WFH now? Do they look at you with a funny expression if you try to drag that $100K BERT scope out the door? What's your experience working from home?
Posted on Mar 4 at 8:22am by Max Maxfield
Hi Kevin -- great column -- I must admit that I've been impressed with the stuff Lattice has been doing over the past couple of years -- I also like the "stack" approach, like the mVision stack you talk about here -- and I also think their sensAI and Neural ...
Posted on Feb 26 at 12:41pm by Rick Curl
EmbSysDev- In this case I don't think it would be a good idea to debounce at the microcontroller as long as there is a latch between the optos and the micro. It could latch the wrong state. if the uC has Schmitt inputs, I'd leave out the latch and add ...
Posted on Feb 26 at 12:18pm by Max Maxfield
Hi Alvaro -- this is certainly one approach -- to wait for a stable period following any bouncing BEFORE responding -- but there's also an argument to be made for responding immediately and THEN waiting for the bouncing and stable period before doing anything else. I'll be talking about this ...
Posted on Feb 26 at 12:14pm by Max Maxfield
Thanks for your response -- I'm taking a switch bounce break for a couple of weeks because some other topics are demanding my attention -- but I'll be back with more on this topic soon -- when we get to the software solutions, I'll be interested to hear your thoughts ...
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