StoryBoard and Cyborg Eyes: A Revolution in User Interfaces

This week’s podcast is absolutely brimming with electronic engineering goodness! First, we investigate the details of new artificial eye that can be powered by sunlight, developed by a team of researchers at Hong Kong University. Next, Jason Clarke (Crank Software) joins us to discuss user interface design, what their unique Storyboard platform is all about, and how I can get an embedded app running in minutes.

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Endpoint AI FPGA Acceleration for the Masses

Let’s face it. Just about anybody can throw a few billion transistors onto a custom 7nm chip, crank up the coulombs, apply data center cooling, put together an engineering team with a few hundred folks including world expert data scientists, digital architecture experts, software savants, and networking gurus, and come up with a pretty decent AI inference engine. There’s nothing to it, really. </ … Read More → "Endpoint AI FPGA Acceleration for the Masses"

Building an AI Ecosystem: You Can’t Do it All By Yourself

We’re taking on industrial automation and AI at the edge in this week’s podcast! First, we take a closer look at a new deep-learning framework developed at UC Santa Cruz that can identify and classify galaxies and stars by analyzing astronomical image data pixel by pixel. Steve Cammish (VP of Edge Solutions, ADLINK) also joins us this week to discuss the biggest challenges of the artificial intelligence … Read More → "Building an AI Ecosystem: You Can’t Do it All By Yourself"

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Posted on May 21 at 7:09am by Karl Stevens
Quote: "Microchip has taken a different approach, creating a semi-generic (but customizable for your application) neural network processor in the FPGA fabric that allows new networks and coefficients to be rapidly loaded and re-loaded in real time without reconfiguring the FPGA. This gives a tremendous amount of in-system capability, with ...
Posted on May 11 at 1:39pm by Jim Turley
The most egregious example (this week): Wink has been selling its home-automation hubs for years with no subscription. This week, they started demanding monthly payments and will brick the hardware for any customer who doesn't sign up.
Posted on May 6 at 11:19pm by first microprocessor
Preface on the History of the World’s First Microprocessor. Author Preface to the “Accidental Engineer” ~ Ray Holt ~ Growing up was not so normal. Our father was an Itinerant welder and pipe fitter and we traveled across Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and California. We had a family ...
Posted on May 6 at 11:22am by Kevin Morris
Seems to me that companies should either be selling products or selling services, but not selling products and then trying to use a service model. If you're selling a piece of gear, make sure it works with or without the service. If you're selling a service, required gear should be ...
Posted on May 2 at 12:09pm by Max Maxfield
Twas ever thus -- if you ever hear engineers talking outside your own discipline, much of it sounds like a different language. When I hear the IT guys talking, for example, I think to myself "This is what I must sound like to my wife" (fortunately, she never listens to ...
Posted on May 1 at 11:46pm by Ian Johns
Isn't the industry going to drown in its own terminology?
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Mr Formica mentioned an intro to AI course. I think this is it
Posted on Apr 23 at 1:53am by Max Maxfield
"The ones you’re burning down aren’t even 5G towers anyway… Idiots." Hey, you can't talk about my mother like that LOL I'm surprised you didn't reference my column about "The Untold Link Between 5G and Coronavirus" (, but maybe "they" told you not ...
Posted on Apr 20 at 9:13am by Jim Turley
Does the origin of your IP matter? Does the company, country, person, or funding behind a product affect your thinking at all?
Posted on Apr 16 at 7:02am by Max Maxfield
Hi Brian -- you were just mentioned in dispatches in Part 8 of this series, which posted today:
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