Digesting Data and Making Our Algorithms Smarter

In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at three waves of technological advancement in the MEMS and sensors ecosystem with Marcellino Gemelli of Bosch Sensortec. Marcellino and I discuss what vision, value, and velocity have to do with the next decade of sensor technology, and why more data does not necessarily mean more information. Keeping with our IoT theme this week, Kevin Bromber (CEO - myDevices) also joins Fish Fry to introduce us to the world’s first LoRa™ IoT project builder.  

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Links for December 9, 2016

More information about Bosch Sensortec

More information about myDevices

myDevices Announces Dedicated LoRa™ IoT Project Builder

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Reducing the Odds of Failure

In today's high-realiability embedded systems, failure is not an option. Not only is failure not an option, a bug in the software could result in catastrophic consquences. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we're tackle these very issues with Quentin Ochem from AdaCore. Quentin and I discuss the myriad of challenges surrounding high-integrity, high-reliability software development, the benefits of AdaCore’s GNAT Pro software development suite, and how AdaCore's GNAT Pro was used in the ExoMars program. Also this week, I unveil the winners of this year's "Make It With Ada" Contest and explain why having a solid strategy for signal integrity is crucial to your next system design.

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Links for December 2, 2016

More information about AdaCore

Winners Announced for First Annual "Make with Ada" Programming Competition

New Episode of Chalk Talk: SI? Why Do I Care?

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Our 3D Printed Universe

Move over niche applications, 3D printing is headed to prime time! In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the evolution of 3D printing and investigate how 3D printed materials are changing the prototyping landscape. Rich Stump from FATHOM joins me to discuss the how 3D printed material allows them to help designers and engineers make the “un-makeable”. We also chat about how enterprise and consumer 3D printing differ, cutting edge 3D printing applications, and what the future holds. 

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Links for November 18, 2016

More information about the MEMS Executive Congress

More information about Local Motors

More information about i-BLADES

More information about FATHOM

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Less Silicon, More Brain

It all started in 1976 with a pressure control sensor in an automotive design. The sensor revolution began, and we had no idea that in forty short years we would be looking at sensors and MEMS-enabled systems that would drive around thirty million connected devices. In this week’s Fish Fry, we bring you the coolest innovations and groundbreaking designs from this year’s MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale Arizona. We’ve got a selection of interviews from the Technology Showcase including a new always-on piezoelectric MEMS microphone, a biometric gaming application that uses real-time biometric data, the world’s first SmartCase with built-in microprocessing technology, and much more.

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Links for November 11, 2016

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

More information about Vesper

More information about Valencell

More information about IDT - Integrated Device Technology

More information about i-BLADES

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Long Live the King - eFPGAs Reign Supreme

In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we’re getting out the LUTS and elevating our embedded IP with a two-part interview episode all about eFPGAs. Geoff Tate (CEO - Flex Logix) and I discuss the difference between embedded FPGAs and traditional FPGAs, the value of an embedded FPGA platform in your next design, and what the eFPGA landscape looks like going forward. In the second part of this week's Fish Fry, I chat with Robert Blake (CEO - Achronix) about their foray into the world of embedded FPGAs.  

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Links for November 4, 2016

More information about Flex Logix

More information about Achronix

New Episode of Chalk Talk: How to Build Custom Motor Controllers for Processors, FPGAs and SoCs

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IoT Lock and Key

In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we tackle the issues surrounding the recent DDoS attacks with Barr Group CEO Andrew Girson. We investigate the systemic security issues facing IoT designs today, the security challenges posed by legacy IoT devices, and the steps we need to take to create a more efficient development process for secure embedded systems. Also this week, we chat with Keith Reed (COO - DevicePilot) about the details of DevicePilot's cloud-based IoT management software.   

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Links for October 28, 2016

More information about The Barr Group

More information about DevicePilot

More information about 2016 ARM TechCon

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Industrial, My Dear Watson

What do Wind River, IBM’s Watson, and Industrial IoT have in common? This week’s Fish Fry of course! My guest Dinyar Dastoor (Wind River) and I investigate the ingenious intersection between IBM’s Watson and Wind River’s VxWorks in the world of Industrial IoT. We also discuss what edge-to-cloud recipes are all about and why security, safety, and virtualization are vital to the IIoT landscape.

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Links for October 21, 2016

Wind River Announces VxWorks Integration with IBM Watson IoT By Paul Chen

More information about Wind River

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Expanding the Backplane Ecosystem

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A New Twist on an Old Process

Our brains never seem to know when to stop. We dream of algorithmic optimization. We worry about board design while soaping up in the shower. Our family dinners are peppered with thoughts of thermal dissipation. Turning our daydreams and brainstorms into reality, however, is something else entirely. In this week's episode of Fish Fry, we investigate TwistThink's innovative approach to product design. TwistThink CEO Bob Niemiec joins us to discuss how we can convert our bright ideas into successful marketable products.

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Links for October 14, 2016

More information about TwistThink

New Episode of Chalk Talk: How to "Shift Left" for Agile Hardware Design

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The Maker Movement and the Spirit of Innovation

It's that time of year again. When the LEDs blink, the DYI drones buzz, and there is a special 3D printed charge in the air. With a little help from Fish Fry special correspondent Larra Morris, this week’s podcast takes you to this year’s World Maker Faire in Brooklyn, New York. Larra brings us a special selection of some of the new fabrication technologies unveiled at this year’s Maker Faire including a super cool PCB printer called Voltera, brand new low-cost pick-and-place, and a company who claims to be the easiest assembly service in the world. Do you have a startup that could use a little extra help and some cold hard cash? This week we also check out how the Avnet Innovation Lab can help you take your startup to the next level. 

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Links for October 7, 2016

More information about the 2016 World Maker Faire 

More information about Voltera

More information about PCB NG

More information about Chipsetter

More information about Cliked Industries (Braille to Text Translator)

More information about the Avnet Innovation Lab

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Software Cat and Mouse

So you’ve built yourself some lovely software. You've shined and polished the corners, field tested it, and even gotten the approval of the VCs on high. But what if, the whole time, there was a tiny hole in your code? And because of that tiny hole, the bad guys were able to waltz right in and are now using your software all willy-nilly-like without paying. Well folks, this is happening a lot more than we know. Or, maybe we do know about it but we just don’t want to talk about it. This week we’re pulling back the curtain on software piracy, IP thievery, and unlicensed software usage with Ted Miracco from SmartFlow Compliance Solutions. Ted and I discuss where the biggest piracy threats are coming from these days and how companies big and small can protect themselves from those sneaky, scurvy-ridden cyber pirates.

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Links for September 30, 2016

More information about SmartFlow Compliance Solutions

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Targeting SDR Design to Hardware

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