A Revolution in the Skies – How Mayman Aerospace’s VTOL Air Utility Vehicles will Change the World

It’s finally here!!! The 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry podcast has arrived! My special guest is the one and only David Mayman! (CEO – Mayman Aerospace) David and I chat about his motivation to design jetpacks and air utility vehicles and the evolution of the Mayman Aerospace’s Speeder VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) air utility vehicle. We also discuss the future of aviation and how … Read More → "A Revolution in the Skies – How Mayman Aerospace’s VTOL Air Utility Vehicles will Change the World"

Fish Fry 500: Amelia’s Favorite Episodes (Now on YouTube!)

Can you believe we are only a couple days away from the 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry? This week I have a special playlist of my all-time favorite episodes for your listening pleasure. This collection covers a variety of intriguing topics including organic printed electronics, advancements in brain-hand communication, autonomous Indy cars, the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collar, and more!  … Read More → "Fish Fry 500: Amelia’s Favorite Episodes (Now on YouTube!)"

Follow EE Journal’s Coverage of MIPI DevCon 2022

EE Journal is live tweeting MIPI DevCon 2022! This year’s virtual event is for developers and implementers of MIPI specifications, system architects and engineering managers, including design, test, application, system, hardware, firmware and other engineers. We’ll be covering conference presentations by MIPI experts and working group leaders, featuring use cases, implementation experiences and application examples.

Follow along with our live tweets September 20 and 21:

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SSDs Have a Heart of Darkness and You’d Better Not Ignore It

Many years ago, I ordered my first hard drive for my original IBM PC. It was a 5.25-inch Seagate ST-225 half-high, 20Mbyte hard disk drive (HDD). That’s a capacity of 20 MEGAbytes, not GIGAbytes. The ST-225 could barely hold one of today’s shortest compressed video files for YouTube but it represented enormous capacity back then, when IBM PC double-sided floppy disks stored only 720Kbytes. Unfortunately, … Read More → "SSDs Have a Heart of Darkness and You’d Better Not Ignore It"

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ActiveCiPS™: Configurable Intelligent Power Management Solutions

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Qorvo

Programmable power management can not only help us manage our power systems but it can also have size, weight, and cost benefits as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Yael Coleman from Qorvo about the system-wide benefits of configurable power management solutions. They investigate the programmable features of the ActiveCips configurable intelligent power management solutions and review how these solutions can help you balance weight, size, power and cost in your next design.

Click here for more information about Qorvo ACT41000 Low Noise DC-to-DC Buck Converter

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Algorithm Verification with FPGAs and ASICs

Sponsored by MathWorks

Developing new FPGA and ASIC designs involves implementing new algorithms, which presents challenges for verification for algorithm developers, hardware designers, and verification engineers. This eBook explores different aspects of hardware design verification and how you can use MATLAB and Simulink to reduce development effort and improve the quality of end products.

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Embracing Photonics and Fiber Optics in Aerospace and Defense Applications

Sponsored by Synopsys

We sat down with Jigesh Patel, Technical Marketing Manager of Photonic Solutions at Synopsys, to learn the challenges and benefits of using photonics in Aerospace and Defense systems.

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Posted on Sep 26 at 10:18am by Steven Leibson
Thanks! I'll amend the article accordingly.
Posted on Sep 26 at 9:40am by anonymousEE
FYI - looks like you missed it by a few days (you published 9/16, Backblaze published 9/13), Backblaze JUST updated their SSD vs HDD reliability report to say that from their data they can confidently say SSD's are more reliable than HDD's. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-drive-stats-mid-2022-review/
Posted on Sep 23 at 8:33am by Larra Morris
Congratulations on 500 episodes!
Posted on Sep 8 at 12:10am by Max Maxfield
I love the early Genesis -- I never got to see them with Peter Gabriel, but I saw them twice in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Phil Collins -- and they were AWESOME!!!
Posted on Sep 8 at 12:07am by Max Maxfield
That USN MK 112 sounds awesome in a "I'm glad I don't have to use it myself" sort of way -- I wish I could see one in the flesh. Thanks for sharing -- Max
Posted on Sep 6 at 12:18pm by Charles
Darn, Max. From the article's title, I though I was going to log onto a rendition of Supper's Ready by Genesis. Bon Jovi? Harrumph and bother.
Posted on Sep 6 at 7:55am by traneusee
When is a 68xxx part number not a 32-bit microprocessor? When it's a CY7C68013A EZ-USB 8-bit 8051 microprocessor with hardware USB peripheral interface.
Posted on Sep 1 at 1:53pm by TexasBubba
Max, I suspect you may have played a part in the design and creation of the USN MK 112 Torpedo Fire Control Computer I had the unfortunate task I keeping running on each patrol. The D*&N thing was definitely a Rube Goldberg quality contraption. A hybrid Analog/Digital device ...
Posted on Sep 1 at 11:47am by Max Maxfield
Someone just emailed me to share an awesome YouTube video that talks about a wide variety of relay computers: https://youtu.be/_j544ELauus
Posted on Aug 30 at 1:12pm by Max Maxfield
Ooooh -- now that is a good idea -- in fact this is something I might implement with another display that I will talk about in Part 3 of this series (did you see Part 2 about analog meters? https://www.eejournal.com/article/retro-futuristic-steampunk-technologies-part-2/)
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TE APL: Flexibility for Any Use
Connectors can make a big difference when it comes to reducing system complexity and ease of use but did you know they can also help with automation and sustainability as well? In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Anita Costamagna from TE discuss TE’s APL Connectivity solutions. They dig into the details of these connector solutions and how you can get started using these connector solutions in your next design.
Sep 22, 2022
Automotive Electronic Seat Control
Sponsored by Infineon
Today’s automotive seat design must keep in mind size, cost, battery life and passing EMC testing. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rick Browarski from Infineon investigate the newest innovations in automotive electronic seat control. They take a closer look at the anatomy of power seats today, the role that an ECU plays in the control of electronic seats and how Infineon chip set offerings can help you with your next smart power seat design.
Sep 22, 2022
Power Multiplexing with Discrete Components
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Toshiba
Power multiplexing is a vital design requirement for a variety of different applications today. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Talayeh Saderi from Toshiba about what kind of power multiplex solution would be the best fit for your next design. They discuss five unique design considerations that we should think about when it comes to power multiplexing and the benefits that high side gate drivers bring to power multiplexing.
Sep 22, 2022
Matter & NXP
Interoperability in our growing Internet of things ecosystem has been a challenge for years. But the new Matter standard is looking to change all of that. It could not only make homes smarter but our design lives easier as well. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Sujata Neidig from NXP examine how Matter will revolutionize IoT by increasing interoperability, simplifying development and providing a comprehensive approach to security and privacy. They also discuss what the roadmap for Matter looks like and how NXP’s Matter reference platforms can help you get started with your next IoT design.
Sep 20, 2022
EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced: Isolated Gate Driver with DESAT
Sponsored by Mouser Electronics and Infineon
When it comes to higher power applications, galvanically isolated gate drivers can be great solution for power modules and silicon carbide MOSFETS. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Emanuel Eni from Infineon examine Infineon’s EiceDRIVER™ F3 Enhanced isolated gate driver family. They take a closer look at advantages of galvanic isolation and the key features and benefits that this gate driver family can bring to your next design.
Sep 12, 2022
EdgeLock® Secure Element & Secure Authenticator
Today’s IoT designs demand comprehensive security implementation, but incorporating a robust security solution in your design can be a complicated and time-consuming process. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Antje Schutz from NXP explore NXP’s EdgeLock Secure Element and Secure Authenticator Solution. They examine how this flexible, future-proof and easy to deploy solution can be a great fit for a variety of IoT designs.
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