Nordic Cellular IoT -- Nordic Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics
October 27, 2020 - Adding cellular connectivity to your IoT design is a complex undertaking, requiring a broad set of engineering skills and expertise. For most teams, this can pose a serious schedule challenge in getting products out the door. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristian Sæther of Nordic Semiconductor about the easiest path to IoT cellular connectivity with the Nordic nRF9160 low-power system-in-package solution.
More information about Nordic Semiconductor nRF91 Cellular IoT Modules: https://bit.ly/37L5gSE
AC Protection & Motor Control in HVAC Systems -- Littelfuse and Mouser Electronics
October 26, 2020 - The design of HVAC systems poses unique challenges for things like motor control and circuit protection. System performance and reliability are critical, and those come in part from choosing the right components for the job. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ryan Sheahen of Littelfuse about choosing the right components for your next HVAC design. More information about Littelfuse AC Protection & Motor Control in HVAC Solutions: https://bit.ly/31HwYfq
TI Robotics System Learning Kit - Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics
October 26, 2020 - Robotics projects can get complicated quickly, and finding a set of components, controllers, networking, and software that plays nicely together is a real headache. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Easley of Texas Instruments aVBOUT THE TI-RSLK Robotics Kit, which will get you up and running on your next robotics project in no time. More information about Texas Instruments TIRSLK-EVM Robotics System Lab Kit: https://bit.ly/3kvOLgJ
Using the Graphical PMSM FOC Component in Harmony3 -- Microchip and Mouser Electronics
October 23, 2020 - Developing embedded software, and particularly configuring your embedded system can be a major pain for development engineers. Getting all the drivers, middleware, and libraries you need set up and in the right place and working is a constant source of frustration. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brett Novak of Microchip about Microchip’s MPLAB Harmony 3, with the MPLAB Harmony Configurator - an embedded development framework with a drag-and-drop GUI that makes configuration a snap.
More information about Microchip Technology MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE): https://bit.ly/3mmC2xH
Minitek Microspace -- Amphenol ICC and Mouser Electronics
October 23, 2020 - With the incredible pace of automotive innovation these days, it’s important to choose the right connectors for the job. With everything from high-speed data to lighting, connectors have a huge impact on reliability, cost, and design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Glenn Heath from Amphenol ICC about the Minitek MicroSpace line of automotive- and industrial-grade connectors.
More information about Amphenol FCI Minitek MicroSpace™ Connector System: https://bit.ly/3jqMK4d
PolarFire SoC FPGA Family -- Microchip and Mouser Electronics
October 10, 2020 - FPGA SoCs can solve numerous problems for IoT designers. Now, with the growing momentum behind RISC-V, there are FPGA SoCs that feature RISC-V cores as well as low-power, high-security, and high-reliability. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with KK from Microchip Technology about the new PolarFire SoC family that is ideal for demanding IoT endpoint applications.
More information: https://eejournal.com/cthru/ixsnzvms
UWB: Because Location Matters -- Qorvo and Mouser Electronics
October 19, 2020 - While technologies like GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth all offer various types of location services, none of them are well-suited to providing accurate, indoor/outdoor, low-power, real-time, 3D location data for edge and endpoint devices. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mickael Viot from Qorvo about ultra wideband (UWB) technology, and how it can revolutionize a wide range of applications. More information about Qorvo's UWB Technology: https://bit.ly/3dKgSqc
Transforming 400V Power for SELV Systems -- Vicor and Mouser Electronics
September 29, 2020 - Converting from distribution-friendly voltages like 400V down to locally-useful voltages can be a tough engineering challenge. In SELV systems, many teams turn to BCM converter modules because of their efficiency, form factor, and ease of design-in. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Ian Masza of Vicor about transforming 400V into power for SELV systems. More information: https://bit.ly/344BQeQ
RF Interconnect for 12G-SDI Broadcast Applications -- Amphenol RF and Mouser Electronics
September 23, 2020 - Today’s 4K and emerging 8K video standards require an enormous amount of bandwidth. And, with all that bandwidth, there are new demands on our interconnects. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mike Comer and Ron Orban of Amphenol about the evolution of broadcast technology and the latest interconnect solutions that are required to meet these new demands.
More information about Amphenol RF Adapters & Cable Assemblies for Broadcast: https://bit.ly/3iYYECS
Intel NUC Elements -- Intel and Mouser Electronics
September 10, 2020 - Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) compute elements are small-form-factor bare bone computer kits and components that are perfect for a wide variety of system designs. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kristin Brown of Intel System Product Group about pre-engineered solutions from Intel that can provide the appropriate level of computing power for your next design, with a minimal amount of development effort from your engineering team.
More information about Intel NUC 8 Compute Element (U-Series): https://bit.ly/3bJJqPv
Digi Remote Manager -- Digi International and Mouser Electronics
September 10, 2020 - With the complexity of today’s networks, the proliferation of IoT, and the increase in remote access requirements, remote management is going from “nice to have” to “critical” in network design and deployment. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stefan Budricks of Digi International about how Digi Remote Manager can address your remote management and security needs.
More information about DIGI XBee® Tools: https://bit.ly/2FsqEQI
Accelerate the Integration of Power Conversion with microBUCK® and microBRICK™ - Vishay and Mouser
In the world of power conversion, multi-chip packaging, thermal performance, and power density can make all of the difference in the success of your next design. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Raymond Jiang about the trends and challenges in power delivery and how you can leverage the unique combination of discrete MOSFET design, IC expertise, and packaging capability of Vishay’s microBRICK™and microBUCK® integrated voltage regulators.
More information about Vishay microBUCK® and microBRICK™ DC/DC Regulators: https://bit.ly/3gvj04J