Buggy Bingo

Needle in the haystack got you down? Got them buggy software blues slowin' your stride? Never fear, Fish Fry is here with a podcastin' elixir to blow those blues (and bugs) away. In this week's episode, we tackle production software bugs with Undo Software CEO Greg Law. Greg is here to unveil the new bug-busting capabilities of Undo Software's production bug insecticide: Live Recorder. Also this week, we check out why the Palo Alto Starbucks may not be the best spot for a super-secret meeting about your new IOT prototype. Finally, we see how The MathWorks is taking the maker movement  to a whole new level - with math.

--------------------------------

Links for January 23, 2015

More information about Undo Software

Undo Software Redefines Customer Debug on Linux with New Live Recorder

New Episode of Chalk Talk - MathWorks Connects to Hardware

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Silicon Fingerprints and Smartphone Modules

Ready. Set. Authenticate. This week’s Fish Fry investigates how Microsemi is changing the cyber security landscape one PUF (Physically Unclonable Function) enhanced FPGA at a time. My guest is Tim Morin from Microsemi. Tim joins Fish Fry for the first time to discuss the zeroes and ones of this Physically Unclonable Function Technology, explain why its so important to today’s IoT products, and reveal what its really like to own fourteen (whoa) horses. Also this week, I unveil some seriously cool news to come out of the most recent Google Project Ara Developer’s Conference. 

-------------------------------------

Links for January 16, 2015

On the Scene: Project Ara

Fish Fry: Google's Smartphone Revolution - Inside Project Ara

More information about Project Ara

eInfochips and Toshiba Unveil Development Kits to Accelerate Development of Google Project Ara Modular Smartphones

Microsemi Steps Up Its Cyber Security Leadership in FPGAs: SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs Enhanced with Physically Unclonable Function Technology

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Electronic Design - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Time to break out the sparklers, the bailing wire, and your best O-scope. We’re having an EE party In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Moore’s Law. In this week’s Fish Fry, we investigate how Gordon Moore's legendary 1965 article in Electronics Magazine set the stage for a remarkable half-century of innovation in our industry. We also look at how (and why) Moore's Law may not mean as much going forward as it has in the past. My guest is Kevin Morris, editor-in-chief of EE Journal. Kevin is here to chat with me about how the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law plays into the future of electronic design, his FORTRAN days, the learning curve of FPGA design, and even a little bit about his favorite project of all time.

-------------------------------

Links for January 9, 2015

New Article by Kevin Morris: Driver’s Ed for FPGAs - Will Altera FPGAs Drive Your Future Audi?

New Article by Jim Turley: New Year’s Resolution: 1024 x 768 - Hazy Predictions for the Coming Year in Technology

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

What You Call EDA, I Call IP

He's toiled at this project for years - dreamt about it, laid awake at night thinking about it, and even built a lab in his basement to test it. Eventually he brought in friends (from work mostly) to fill in the missing pieces and before he knew it, they really had something. We all know this story. It has played out time and time again. It's the story of the startup, and today's Fish Fry celebrates the men and women who work every day with innovation in their hearts and minds. My distinguished guest is Lucio Lanza, an EDA mentor, venture capitalist, and believer in startup innovation. Lucio is here to explain why funding startups is so crucial in today's EE ecosystem and where he thinks EDA is headed in the future. Also this week, we check out a brand new way to get that semiconductor quote you've been looking for without giving you a headache or breaking  your fax machine.

---------------------------------------

Links for December 19, 2014

EDA Industry to Recognize Dr. Lucio Lanza With the Phil Kaufman Award at ICCAD 2014

New Episode of On the Scene: Almost-Instant Semi Quotes with eSilicon

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Baby You Can Drive My Car

Hold on tight ladies and gents! This week I'm flying down the IoT Highway, and I’m taking you with me. Our first stop is a little Consumer Electronics Show preview with Rob Vailton from Atmel. Rob and I discuss why low power MCUs will hold the key to the future of automotive innovation and how we can keep those pesky hackers out of our connected cars. Also this week, we look at how IoT Kickstarter campaign Khushi Baby hopes to make the world a much healthier place -- bridging the gap between healthcare workers and the communities they serve, one NFC-equipped necklace at a time.

----------------------------------------

Links for December 12, 2014

More information about Atmel

Kickstarter Corner - Khushi Baby

More information about Khushi Baby

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Plan 8 From Outer Space

Bob killed the headlights and put the car in park. We sat in silence. Eerie lights danced on the horizon. First east, then west, and then straight up into the night sky. We watched with mouths agape as the lights came closer (and closer), only to quietly fade away. A UFO in our midst? Not quite. HLS. Most of us have been watching the skies in hopes for the arrival of High Level Synthesis for years. Steering today's HLS-powered flying saucer is my guest Mark Miligan (Calypto Design Systems). Mark is here to reveal the mysteries of Catapult 8. He'll shine a light on how HLS is powering image processing and video applications, and explain how we can get to design closure from the top or the bottom. Also this week, we introduce a Kickstarter campaign that aims to bring fashion-forward wearable fitness monitors to your next holiday wish list.

---------------------------------------

Links for December 5, 2014

More information about Calypto Design Systems

Calypto Launches the Catapult 8 Platform: Third Generation High-Level Synthesis Technology

Kickstarter Corner: Ear-O-Smart

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Over the FR4 and Through the Woods

This week’s Fish Fry is all about your next PCB design. From power integrity to mixed-signal place and route, from gerber files to schematics, from output pins over the FR4 and through the vias, to grandma’s house we go. My first guest this week is Greg Lebsack from Tanner EDA, and we discuss why you want a digital place and route tool, integrating ye ol’ analog into your next design, and what Tanner EDA brings to the mixed-signal party. Next up, we bring in Hemant Shah from Cadence Design Systems to chat about one of the biggest pain points of PCB design: the hand off to manufacturing. Hemant and I investigate a rapidly expanding industry consortium that is hoping to change all of that awful file hand off once and for all.

----------------------------------------

Links for November 21, 2014

More information about Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA Completes Analog/Mixed-signal Flow with Digital Place and Route in Release v16.1 of HiPer Silicon Design Suite

More information about the IPC 2581 Consortium

New Episode of Chalk Talk - The Vault

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Paging Dr. MEMS

Last week, we investigated how new MEMS-enhanced devices are changing the way we interact with our tennis rackets, beer kegs, and video games (you know, the important stuff), but this week, we’re going past the world of CE to a land where the power budgets are tight, the BOMs are tighter, and the number of sensors soars into the millions. Yep, we’re talking about MEMS in the medical machine. My guest is Rick Russell, President of Merit Sensor Systems. Rick is here to introduce us to a whole new world of pressure sensors, explain why Merit has their own wafer fab, and map out where the MEMS market is headed in the future. Then, keeping with our medical theme, we also check out a new MEMS-enhanced eating-sensing earpiece looking for some Indigogo cash that will not only listen to your bites but also have you talking to your food. 

----------------------------------------

Links for November 14, 2014

More information about Merit Sensor Systems

More information about BitBite

Fish Fry Episode about the HapiFork

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Taking it Past the Limit

What do head injuries, beer, and smart tennis rackets have in common? The MEMS Executive Congress, that's what! (Thought I was going somewhere else with that, didn't ya?) Keeping with our Friday Fun theme, this week's Fish Fry digs into how MEMS-enhanced designs can measure the amount of beer left in your keg, alert your coach about a potential head injury, and improve your tennis game. We chat about several cool designs submitted to this year's MEMS Executive Congress Technology Showcase by companies Nod Labs, Babolat, and Kegdata. Also this week, we look at the way Force Impact Technologies wants to change how we address head injuries on the ball field. 

---------------------------------

Links for November 7, 2014

More information about the MEMS Executive Congress

More information about the MEMS Executive Congress' Technology Showcase

More information about Kegdata

More information about Nod Labs

More information about Babolat Play

More information about Force Impact Technologies

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

Making Tesla Proud

It’s creepy! It’s crawly! It occasionally has scales! It’s Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry! This week we're celebrating one of the coolest and one might say, creepiest scientists, electrical engineers, and visionaries the world has ever seen - Nikola Tesla. My guest this week is a physicist, she can run a nuclear reactor, she can teach how to solder, and most importantly for today’s broadcast, she is one of the founders of oneTesla - Heidi Baumgartner.  Heidi is here to explain exactly how you can build your very own singing Tesla coil, how she became involved with oneTesla, and what its like to vacation at Chernobyl. Also this week, we check out why 8-bit MCUs shouldn’t be thrown out like last year’s Halloween candy.

-------------------------------

Links for October 31, 2014

More information about onetesla

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Function Enablement with 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers

Listen Now:


Share | Comments | Embed | Download

- Older Posts »

Quantcast